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Title: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 02:04:33 PM
I've seen quite a few vids of PK and im just starting out...is it totally necessary to wear pants?  'Cuz thats all I've seen in the vids...is pants.  Help anyone?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on June 05, 2006, 02:32:07 PM
I've seen quite a few vids of PK and im just starting out...is it totally necessary to wear pants?  'Cuz thats all I've seen in the vids...is pants.  Help anyone?

I don't wear pants, who needs them. I'm all natural. Let that breeeze hit you and you feel so re-freshed.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 02:38:51 PM
Lol.  I didnt really ask a question in the post.  I meant to ask, does anyone wear shorts while PKing?  Though...the message pretty much asks the same question.  I cant tell if you're being sarcastic or serious  ::)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Baounit on June 05, 2006, 02:39:55 PM
Who is to say you must wear this or that? You freerun buttnaked man, although people will think you're crazy. I freerun in basketball shorts and a t-shirt. You don't want to run in sweats in 80 degree weather.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 02:52:10 PM
Thats what I figured, but I figured people wore pants to minimize cuts and scrapes if something goes wrong.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: CyanideSoda on June 05, 2006, 03:30:30 PM
I wear very thin pants. The long pants protect my shins from some light scrapage and cutage, but are also thin enough to allow flexibelity, and coolness.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 03:33:35 PM
I just read something in the Movement section on this guy that said he was afraid of doing wall runs and stuff like that due to the scrapes and cuts his hands were getting and someone replied that your hands will get used to it and toughen up.  Is that the same with legs and knees? 
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Travis Graves on June 05, 2006, 03:58:11 PM
I just read something in the Movement section on this guy that said he was afraid of doing wall runs and stuff like that due to the scrapes and cuts his hands were getting and someone replied that your hands will get used to it and toughen up.  Is that the same with legs and knees? 

Never seen calused legs... but who knows...
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Johnny Boy on June 05, 2006, 04:07:50 PM
The Most likely reason for this confusion is that movies in the recent past have been filmed in cool/cold weather (when it was comfortable to wear pants). Pant's do give protection, but I personally like shorts much more for PK.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 04:16:58 PM
Thank you Johnny Boy.  I figured thats what it might be, but I wasnt sure.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 05, 2006, 04:20:35 PM
matters were im going and what im going to do
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 04:26:19 PM
And the temperature ;)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 05, 2006, 04:30:14 PM
and if it raining (pk is fun in the rain)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 04:32:41 PM
Lol, wuldnt you slip?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 05, 2006, 04:36:41 PM
sometimes but thats why its so fun its and its also a good way to learn how keep your balence
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 04:38:54 PM
Hmmmm...okie :D.  I need more exercises that work balance...
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 05, 2006, 04:42:59 PM
a good place to do that kind of stuff is at the skate park (its slippery even when its dry)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 05, 2006, 04:49:57 PM
I dont have a skate park near me or one that wuldnt kick me out for PKing :p
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Ryan Ford on June 05, 2006, 05:39:22 PM
It comes down to personal taste, wear whatever you want. With that said, I think pants look a lot neater and more professional. Take Bruno from Lisses video and you might see what I mean. He is doing nearly everything Belle does yet Bruno is wearing mainly shorts and it looks sloppier. The few clips he has pants on look cleaner to me.

I used to wear shorts but switched to pants for a couple reasons. One is that I think they look better, the other is that i feel like shorts restrict me during some jumps. When I am going to do a big jump in shorts I always start pulling them up over my knees because it feels uncomfortable. My adidas athletic pants are super flexible and durable. Ive been wearing them for 6 months and they are still like new.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2006, 06:10:25 PM
yeah, I usualy just rock athletic running-type pants, they always fit at the waist, flexible, no zippers.  Though some shorts made out of the same material would be good.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Steez on June 05, 2006, 06:47:51 PM
i sometimes wear pants, but in the summer i like my running shorts.  they are shorter than knee length, so they don't get in my way, and they were made for running.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on June 05, 2006, 10:07:24 PM
I was being sarcastic. I usually wear long running pants. But the mesh inside has gotten hot during the increase in wheather. So i did buy shorts. I figure i might as well try different things before i stick to somthing. if i don't like he shorts then i am going to back to long pants but make sure ther isn't any mesh on the inside.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 02:40:24 AM
Yeah, no mesh on the inside.  With what Demon said, I thought pants restricted you more than shorts.  They dont give your legs a full range of motion.  At least khakis, cargos, and jeans dont.  Those sport pants might.  I think I'm just gonna use shorts 'cuz I dont have any sports pants that I could wear, and its hot here so, I'll just stick with the shorts.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Josh Klute on June 06, 2006, 09:08:44 AM
I usually wear the same thing that I wear to track practice, under armor shorts and some really flowy nike warm up pants.  That way I stay warm if it's cold outside, or if it's warm I can take off the pants and still be fine.  Mainly though, whenever you train just wear whatever is comfortable for you.  Just please don't go naked, that could give parkour some really bad rap if you know what I mean.  ;)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 10:33:32 AM
Lol, of course I wouldnt go naked.  But what you do isnt a bad idea.  I did that at track meets.  It was quite helpful.  Too bad my school cant afford longer shorts  ::)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Asa Liebmann on June 06, 2006, 11:38:12 AM
Actually, I have a pair of black old navy khakis that are awesome, flexible, comfortable and durable. That's the perfect trifecta of pants-hood.

If you want to see them, look no farther than the Beast Coast gallery. They are strapped firmly around my supple waist with the belt of justice.

Anyway, I dislike shorts mainly because I don't wear them on a regular basis, so when I put them on for Parkour, I have to completely recalibrate myself for the flopping all around, wind on my legs, etc.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 11:44:42 AM
Hey...that breeze can feel good... ;D
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Corndogg on June 06, 2006, 01:14:36 PM
i normally wear pants and long sleeved shirts.  like cargo pants and those adidas sport type shirts.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Jereme Sanders on June 06, 2006, 01:17:57 PM
Until I buy some very breathable pants I will stick to shorts...in the summer at least....98 degree weather is hot enough on its own with shorts.....
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 01:18:15 PM
Wow...pants AND long sleeved shirts?  Even in summer?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 01:18:40 PM
I agree with zujitsu.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Asa Liebmann on June 06, 2006, 02:12:17 PM
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Wow...pants AND long sleeved shirts?  Even in summer?

It's always summer in San Francisco ;-)

Has it really taken us 3 pages to figure out that it's a matter of personal preference?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 02:13:56 PM
Lmao.  Well I kinda' already knew that...I was just asking if it was common to see shorts or like...a taboo.  Lol.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 04:38:58 PM
for me in the desert land of nevada wind breakers work just fine (pants and shirts)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 04:44:09 PM
Mmmm...desert...lol.  Why would you wear pants and a shirt if its like a bazillion degrees outside?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 04:48:13 PM
in nevada  70 is pants and light sweater
               80 is pant and t shirt
               90 is shorts and t shirt
              100 is to hot to pk
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 04:51:45 PM
Lol..100...i wouldnt even walk outside.  90 is a bit much for me...I'm glad it hardly gets up that high here.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Steez on June 06, 2006, 04:53:47 PM
in salt lake city, 96 today, and i got some mad training in.  I also felt the fires of hell relaxing on my skin.

shorts and t shirt all the way
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 04:55:34 PM
90 here and went for 2 mile jog in the middle of the sage brush weeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 04:56:19 PM
If you wore pants...I would have to personally come over to Salt Lake City and slap you.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 04:56:45 PM
Too hot for me :D
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 04:59:27 PM
im half mex so im born used to the heat but also half from MA so im also used to the humidity (sort of)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Steez on June 06, 2006, 05:00:53 PM
If you wore pants...I would have to personally come over to Salt Lake City and slap you.

or just come to slc to jam

*subversion*
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 05:01:43 PM
w00t! 

::highfives::  Yes!  Lol...too bad im on the east coast. Id love to come jam on the west coast.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:04:03 PM
its boring and hot (i like east cost better)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 05:06:36 PM
Mmmm...I've been snowboarding in the west coast annnddd the cities there seem to have WAY more obstacles than cities here.  Well...maybe...I wouldnt know cuz I've only been to Salt Lake City, Vegas (airport), Reno (airport), Park City, and I think thats it...yeah.  Lol...East Coast, ive only been to...DC and Baltimore which r both pretty good I guess.  Buuuttt, it does get hot over there in the summer.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:08:16 PM
and humid (most summers i work in MA for my grandparents, so i know)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 05:09:29 PM
Wait...r u talking about the west or east coast?  I'm assuming the east coast cuz u said you work in MA for your grandparents..but I thought we were just talking about how hot it gets in the west coast...
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:11:13 PM
ha. I live in Nevada but in the summer i work in MA (i dont know how to spell the whole state out)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 05:11:37 PM
Ah, lol.  Yeah, it can get hot in both places...but the west tends to get hotter.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:15:08 PM
by far, i also dont like the extreme dryness out here in NV
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 06, 2006, 05:16:08 PM
Hmm...yeah it does get dry out there...shorts all the way.  Shorts for me!
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:18:36 PM
i had shorts on at school to day first time this year.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 06, 2006, 05:21:47 PM
can someone say friviolous topic?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2006, 05:26:29 PM
frivilous topic
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:47:45 PM
frivilous topic
god i feel stupid
Frivilous?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 06, 2006, 05:50:19 PM
you know what he meant, frivolous...
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: houston on June 06, 2006, 05:52:32 PM
you mean off topic  ???
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Stereo29 on June 06, 2006, 05:58:09 PM
can someone say friviolous topic?

*cough*
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,1506.0.html

And houston, frivolous means unneeded, unnecessary.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 06, 2006, 06:05:49 PM
but i was hype about the jam, he is hype about....
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Stereo29 on June 06, 2006, 06:42:52 PM
but i was hype about the jam, he is hype about....

He was asking if there were reasons you never see people pk in shorts alot.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 06, 2006, 07:57:22 PM
and i know someone who needs to shut up!
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Ryan Ford on June 06, 2006, 08:09:13 PM
this is on the verge of the socialize forum.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 07, 2006, 02:40:35 AM
Wow...this got completely off topic.  I'm surprised someone didnt move this sooner.  I appologize for the topic getting off topic.  I got my answer.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Mark Toorock on June 07, 2006, 03:46:29 AM
There is an M2 diet lurking around here somewhere ...
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 07, 2006, 04:24:20 AM
Huh?
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Cliff Boz on June 07, 2006, 04:50:36 AM
frivilous topic
god i feel stupid
Frivilous?


I'm sorry, the nitpicky grammarian in me cannot remain silent here:

frivolous - adj.

1. WWW.DICTIONARY.COM, dammit!
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 07, 2006, 05:32:27 AM
i know how to spell it, and i know i messed it up, too lazy to change it, and to answer his question i wouldn't prefer shorts while doing parkour because if you roll in grass you legs are f8cked....
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Cliff Boz on June 07, 2006, 09:33:31 AM
psychosis: I wasn't telling you how to spell it, I was telling people how to look up a word for once in their lifetimes.

And yeah, shorts are great for such as ventilation. However, it can be a tradeoff for more abrasions like if you do. Plus if you're like me and grass makes you itchy, that'll kind of suck.

(P.S. - yes I spelled it with an "h". YOU BEEN TOLD, SON! hahah!)
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Polecat on June 07, 2006, 09:54:49 AM
Why the hell does grass itch anyways? Damnit.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Brian Belida on June 07, 2006, 10:23:43 AM
Quote from: madsci.org
It is our skin's sensory function, that is responsible. Now, one of the major functions of the skin is to protect the body from anything outside that might harm it. So, the skin senses the grass as something which might cause it harm. There are small receptors on the skin which pick up these sensations and accordingly try to get away from the harming thing. So, it makes you itch, which persuades you to get up and thus, unconsciously, you comply to the body's  senses by getting away from the grass.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 07, 2006, 10:34:12 AM
Quote from: madsci.org
It is our skin's sensory function, that is responsible. Now, one of the major functions of the skin is to protect the body from anything outside that might harm it. So, the skin senses the grass as something which might cause it harm. There are small receptors on the skin which pick up these sensations and accordingly try to get away from the harming thing. So, it makes you itch, which persuades you to get up and thus, unconsciously, you comply to the body's  senses by getting away from the grass.

I knew that...no really...i did.  No...I didnt.  Lol.  Okay, it seems we've come to the conclusion that shorts are good for hot weather but be careful of scrapes and abrasions and bruises and such.  Pants - people use pants because it suits them more, so they dont get cut or scraped or the like, or if its not that hot outside. 
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: Josh Klute on June 07, 2006, 12:32:44 PM
I am completely astounded at the fact that it took us five pages of posts to reach that oh so simple conclusion :o. 
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 07, 2006, 12:52:33 PM
Yeah well...shit happens.  Lol.  People gave their personal preference for most of the thread...lol.
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: psycosis12 on June 07, 2006, 10:14:54 PM
okay, thats enough cursing, mind your manners, and its a hystemine reaction in the skin with the grass.....
Title: Re: Shorts while PKing?
Post by: DistortedTruth on June 08, 2006, 02:35:40 AM
I wasnt abbusing the privelage to curse occasionally.  Lol, whatever it is, You're skin itches when its in grass for long periods of time!  Lol.