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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2006, 11:34:58 PM »
well, it is a happy medium between styles if its what YOU like to do, but it isnt parkour. like Ace said, its not about flow. Flow is the aftermath from being efficient. if you work on making the run efficient, then it will naturally look 'floaty' and smooth... that is where the flow comes in. People comming in and focussing on the finished product with completely overlook the steps in getting there. And the steps in getting there is what we call parkour. Got me? ;)

EDIT: oop you got it before me, good one  ;)

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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2006, 11:55:44 PM »
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Congrats to Andi for not flying off the handle on that F-David Belle comment, I was expecting some serious havok after reading that post!

i had gear on AIM and said i have read this post and that he can prepare to ban me coz im gonna flame that son of a bitch to death but then he couldnt leave the post like that he would have had to delete it (i would have accepted to be banned as long as he wouldnt have deleted the post) so i decided to just show this person that to me (and to any real traceur lol) he is worth less than the 3 week old particle of dogshit in the profile of the sole of my shoe ;)



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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2006, 02:05:47 AM »
Hmpf, I think newer people are getting too caught up with the concept of "flow".

Not to mention all the other words...

Mindset
Individuality
Speed
Fluidity
Style
etc.

lol.

I will sit back and watch more.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2006, 02:15:02 AM by Parkourdan »

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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2006, 10:15:19 AM »
I understand completely, and i respect both the flashy style, or whatever you would call it and Parkour. As for "flow", i guess i should have chosen my words more carefully, and i agree with you Skipper & trACEur. When i said flow, i was thinking of the final product and mindlessly looked over the finer steps of achieving flow which is efficiency among other things(if that makes sense  ;)) For the record, I agree with both of you and in the future i will look further into the topic and make sure i know what i'm saying before i say it :P
BTW: trACEur, nice analogy between the car and bike, i understood completely ;)
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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2006, 10:39:56 AM »
Hmpf, I think newer people are getting too caught up with the concept of "flow".

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Not to mention all the other words...

Mindset
Individuality
Speed
Fluidity
Style
etc
lol.

I will sit back and watch more.

I myself wouldn't say that were caught up with these words but more confused about them. Were not conflicting over them just because, we are because some of us are confused with the concept of them. Basically I am saying that if we didn't want to know then we wouldn't argue/debate, although even I would say the we got a bit out of hand with this whole thing although I think it is good to clear this up but if we ever come to the perfect conclusion then sticky or just advertise that we have so that we don't get on each others bad sides about things like this topic and other similar ones.

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I agree with both of you and in the future i will look further into the topic and make sure i know what I'm saying before i say it

This is a good idea, I know this all was a bit off the topic but it would be nice to see a conclusion to this problem that has not yet been concluded. I read all the posts and was thinking that we should all think just a smidgen harder about this so it  doesn't get too complicated and out of hand, not that it is just yet.

and.. don't say F to the best G, or to anyone else that even just wants to show what they think please.
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he is worth less than the 3 week old particle of dogshit in the profile of the sole of my shoe
even though you had a good attitude about this, this in my opinion is what ruined UF and this topic/thread (thats why I stopped posting ;)).


oops it all quoted even though I didn't put brackets around the parts I didn't want to :-\.
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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2006, 12:44:35 PM »
I believe words are what cause confusion in parkour. Words are only representation of actuality. When someone says 'parkour' some people who have just seen a video sees huge roof jumps and flips and amazing things. Sure they're amazing but they are not 'parkour'. another confusing word is 'flow'. people hear this and they think it's just linking seperate moves together...but its a little more than that (in my opinion) its about not thinking about what you're going to do next. Like you naturally vault or roll without realizing what you're doing. sort of like a sub concious thing. If i'm wrong about this please inform me. But this is what i've gathered in my 4 months of actual parkour and 2 months of sprained ankle, bruised hand unable to pk so i'm on a forum.
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things people have called parkour
1) popcorn
2) park whore
3) par four
4) pa coop

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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2006, 09:25:47 AM »
Yeah sounds good to me besides words don't actually start the confusion most of the time, the confusion usually creates and these words are used to describe the confusion in some sense. :-\
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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2006, 04:49:17 PM »
Eric, those are probably the wisest words on this thread, but hey-- they're just representations of actuality.
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Re: Too much "What is parkour"
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2006, 06:40:46 PM »
Eric, those are probably the wisest words on this thread, but hey-- they're just representations of actuality.

thank you  :D.
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things people have called parkour
1) popcorn
2) park whore
3) par four
4) pa coop