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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2008, 08:27:52 PM »
I think Chase Armitage was completely correct when he said that " we have long yet to explore what the human body is capable of!" There's nothing else I can say except that, that video was as though he was the water and the bars were the rocks in a stream. Period.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2008, 08:50:36 PM »
I think he forgot about gravity. And I don't think he believes in the ground, either.

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2008, 09:19:22 PM »
Ummmmm, ok. I guess I have alot of training to do. Thank you for pointing that out; now did you really need to rub it in my face quite so hard? Hm?

In all seriousness, I think he watched videos of those crazy lemurs that jump from tree to tree, and said, I'm gonna make them look like sloths.

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2008, 09:20:24 PM »
I think he forgot about gravity. And I don't think he believes in the ground, either.

Ha ha! Ya, that one time he kinda just bounced off the ground from his back onto that pole like they do in Kung fu movies ;D
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2008, 10:47:06 PM »
My first thought was Gibbon, actually my first thought was holy crap what a long and headache inducing intro but after that that is easily the most amazing show of swinging acrobatic climbing, gibbon mimicry I have seen. I didn't think a human could move like that.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2008, 09:22:19 AM »
I seriously want that playground. Those movements are so unreal and fluid, and there is such creativity in that. Some of the movements would never seem possible to me.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2008, 10:56:41 AM »
It was very heavily edited, I'd like to see some steady, clear footage as well. I think the editing (very deliberately) added to the surrealism of it all. No denying it was incredible though.

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2008, 11:22:28 AM »
this is...amazing, anyone think better than david belle? i don't know :P

makes me question my own training and whether or not there really is gravity

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2008, 11:38:32 AM »
^ i wouldn't say better. if david had spent the same amout of time on those rails as oleg, then he would be just as good if not better. thats like comparing apples to oranges, except i have yet to see a fruit perform such amazing acrobatics.  ;D   but like travis noble said i would love to see this video shot by a professional camera crew!  a steadycam would have made all the difference in the world

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2008, 12:14:57 PM »
Holy shit.

To me it looks like what happens when someone unconstrained by definitions or techniques just moves. Also, what can be achieved by training hard as hell all the time. Just stunning.


Exactly! Its like he just moved how he wanted..

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2008, 07:45:56 PM »
I want to try some of that stuff.

I don't think there's playgrounds like that left in the U.S. :(

Definitely inspiring though.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2008, 06:17:38 AM »
According to my friend there's a set of bars just like that near a gym we go to. This video is def a reason to go there and try some stuff. I still can't believe the video is real...
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2008, 01:23:03 PM »
I have aplayground that is kind of like that. Except that it is symmetrical.

I've been trying that thing he does with the two vertical parallel bars. He swings up and then cats on one of the poles, and it is impossibly hard.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2008, 02:51:20 PM »
Every time I watch that I immediately want to go practice parkour.

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2008, 08:55:07 PM »
I'm amazed by it, but also disoriented. He needs a better cameraman. Think he'll get picked up by Circe du Soleil?

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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2008, 08:13:41 PM »
I kinda of liked the camera work, although it kind of makes things look very bizarre, it's nice different from normal videos.
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Re: Oleg Vorslav - The Quest of Movement
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2008, 10:06:11 PM »
I just watched it for the second time. Absolutely beautiful. The movement, the camera work, the music, the editing. The video is far more than an amazing display of incredible barwork, it is a work of art. I don't know what else to say quite honestly.