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Parkour and Freerunning => Pics & Vids => Topic started by: jumpmonkey on April 16, 2006, 12:23:01 PM

Title: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 16, 2006, 12:23:01 PM
this is by far the lamest thing i have ever seen. they are actually serious. read the description on video google.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8102724806085412029&q=extreme+walking&pl=true (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8102724806085412029&q=extreme+walking&pl=true)
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: psycosis12 on April 16, 2006, 12:33:30 PM
yeah it is, WTF!? extreme walking, kiss my glutes thats bullsh1t we should find those guys and give 'em a good ol' fashion PK beat down!  ;D
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: JumpOff on April 16, 2006, 12:53:56 PM
Yo, jumpmonkey...have respect.

What THEY (not to classify anyone in any way) do is up to them, but it should not be judged by someone who dosen't think the same way.  Their "sport" is a sport of their own, and you have no right to say negative comments otherwise.  Besides, they don't say anything bad about parkour...freestyle walking is a sport that developed on it's own...so do your research, and try to keep on the positive side...
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 16, 2006, 03:09:01 PM
its not that i dont respect what they are doing as a sport, but in their little discription, they call it free-runing. that is absolutly wrong >:(
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 16, 2006, 07:25:06 PM
Haha, they keep f#cking up too...
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Stereo29 on April 16, 2006, 07:57:04 PM
All respect issues aside, a mullet-clad lad hopping around doing those "wallruns" is HAI-LARIOUS.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: JumpOff on April 16, 2006, 08:01:43 PM
Well, that IS their mistake...giving the synonym of "free running." However, as their main label, they DO say, EXTREME WALKING...which IS one of their terms.

From what I observe and read (I'm starting to sound like a National Geographics Documentry), I think them "messing up" is part of their sport: their goal is not efficiency, but rather, no-guts-no-glory, free for all sort of thing...a sort of do whatever comes to mind at that moment sort of thing...
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Stereo29 on April 16, 2006, 08:07:01 PM
This video is "better."

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9205666858644452995&q=extreme+walking&pl=true
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on April 17, 2006, 05:50:01 AM
the real sad thing is that guy with the redish hair looks kinda like me...weird.  Its a good start I guess...them doing this...someone should send them an email explaining them what parkour is.  Maybe they will come to the light.  I will.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Kipup on April 17, 2006, 08:29:58 AM
Hahaha, life is Sososo much better when you learn how to roll - make sure to tell them that.

You know what's a little sad, to an outsider - that's probably what we look like  :-\
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: coastal96 on April 17, 2006, 09:23:03 AM
You know what's a little sad, to an outsider - that's probably what we look like  :-\

Good lord I hope not  :o
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Flippusmn on April 17, 2006, 11:12:11 AM
We most deffinetly don't look like that because my friend is sitting here and doesn't do parkour but thinks I look awesome when doing it and he thought this was mega lame. (Which it was lol). Those guys can do what they want but the only thing is that bothered me is that they said they created it in Hight School (bull) blah.  ::) It's just Parkour the dumbass way, thats all, so help them by telling them to quit and join us.  :) :-[
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: JumpOff on April 17, 2006, 01:42:07 PM
Is none f#cking listening to me?

Freestyle walking was developed on it's own by it's own people.  Stop f#cking putting them down...if it WERE actually a "copy" of parkour, it would be different...BUT ITS NOT.

Do your freaking research!
Look even at the UF TV II...there is footage of free style walkers in the 80's///
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Josh Maciel on April 17, 2006, 01:58:53 PM
Just looks so retarded and they said that they invented it they didn't. Like Jump said there was freestyle walkers in the '80s
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Eric Kropp on April 17, 2006, 04:55:06 PM
Kevin what are you talking about, extreme walking is awesome.  It should so be in the x-games.  It's that extreme :o
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: daminmancejin on April 17, 2006, 08:12:01 PM
 >:(i don't wann say anything but find them and hurt them BADLY!
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Matthew Lee Willis on April 17, 2006, 10:06:05 PM
just because it its own thing doesn't mean that we can not criticize it...Come on.  Its stupid...if you train free style walking.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: JumpOff on April 18, 2006, 02:27:52 AM
I don't care if you critisize it, but not because it's trying to "copy" parkour.  You don't critisize a ping pong player, because they're trying to "copy" tennis...
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Josh Maciel on April 18, 2006, 05:48:18 AM
What if they are trying to copy tennis but don't want to run side to side?
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 18, 2006, 02:06:55 PM
this is getting waaaay off topic. :(
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 18, 2006, 02:10:15 PM
jumpoffmyroof, i applaud you for backing up those X-TREME WALKERS, YEAAAAAAAAAAAA, WOOOOOOOOOO X-TREME

you deserve some good karma
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: JumpOff on April 18, 2006, 03:10:11 PM
Dude, I don't need your "karma..." I don't honor stupid little numbers.( I'm going to assume your being sarcastic and not empathetic)  Dude, YOUR the new one to this community,

right?

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=1257.0


This topic has been discussed several times over the time i've been here, and i'm sure many times before I am even aware.
I defend them because I've talked to people who do this, and when I had presented the idea of parkour, they said they know, yet they did what they do because they choose to- and thus I believe you have no right to blame them of copying...

so save your "karma," because I'll just sue when it hits my dogma
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: jumpmonkey on April 18, 2006, 05:18:16 PM
take some pills dude. and dont push dogma and other religeous crap my way. i mean come on. i realize im the newbie. but, i wasnt being sarcastic. i was applauding you. it has become apparent that you cant take a compliment. see a theropist dude.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Brian Belida on April 18, 2006, 05:46:21 PM
Lighten up guys, there's absolutely no reason to be worked up over this.

(http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/signjpegs/c/calm-down1.jpg)
Calm down, don't take life so seriously.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Josh Maciel on April 18, 2006, 06:26:45 PM
I was gonna say that but was a bit afraid in getting caught in the crossfire because I'm kind of new here, so now i concur with akh....I like that word 'concur'
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on April 18, 2006, 11:00:24 PM
i agree Titan it does come off the tounge nicely. And as Akh said let's simmer down and keep this forum light hearted. So about the vid, although i think they look silly. they are just doing thier own thing and if they call it free-running then it's their mistake. If someone comes here and expects free-running, or parkour to be like that than we tell them what it really is and if they don't like it, then the don't like it, nothing we can about it.
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Flippusmn on April 19, 2006, 06:29:30 AM
I still think it is basically Parkour without the coolness because if I did that in my area someone would ask me if I'm doing Parkour (a lot more people know about it now and me) and I would say no freestyle walking and they would say whats the difference and I would say, uh I have no idea but it's like parkour but instead you do three-sixty's and hop over bikes instead of running up walls and jumping gaps and konging.  :-\ They would be like whatever dude it's the same thing and (I'm not criticizing them here) they would say most likely knowing the people in my area that it's gay. Thats just what they would say.  :-[ sad as it is. Ping pong and tennis are two different things (they just are) compared to freestyle walking and parkour. A Freestyle walker is like a noob in Parkour where as table tennis isn't at all an easy way to play tennis. See now if I couldn't do Parkour as I currently can I would go down to another level of skill and still do parkour but it would be called free style walking because of that skill level in Parkour looking like that (no offense to anyone). I don't mean to offend anyone but that is how I feel about this sport. That lookslike my little cousin trying to jam with me, really I am dead serious.


Sorry dude but I couldn't stop laughing the whole time I was watching because it's funny, thats just what it is, they can do it if they want but if they get some chicks from it tell me here. That was a joke by the way  ;D.

I have met someone who does this (I think because it looked exactly like that) at cedar point and I asked him if he was doing parkour (or trying to because he was jumping trashcans and three-sixtying off of curbs) and he said what is that, I'm just doing a little freestyle. I was like OK cya. I didn't know what it was, I thought he may have just been acting like a 5 year old but OK, he was over 20  :-\.

Don't take all of this too serious because I'm not, it just intrigues me.  :)
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on April 19, 2006, 09:50:24 AM
take some pills dude. and dont push dogma and other religeous crap my way.

I know at least with the dogma thing he was joking... your KARma hitting  his DOGma... get it... lets just delete this thread :P




 and on a seinfeld refrence, you guys should try screaming this.... SERENITY NOW!!! it will help you all calm down espically after you scream THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THRISTY
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: Flippusmn on April 19, 2006, 09:58:52 AM
THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THRISTY... s.o.s. ;D
Title: Re: insult to parkour
Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 25, 2006, 11:14:02 AM
Yay for ppl goofing off in society.