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Title: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Dylan Antonsen on October 23, 2010, 07:23:59 AM
Okay that may sound like a retarded title - I don't just mean stuff like 'oh well we all love running and jumping'.
I mean I've noticed and talked about before a LOT of my free runner friends have all of these in common.

-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.

Anything else you guys may have noticed, and do you think maybe finding people with these common traits may be a good way to find potential free running partners?
stuff others notice
-Really, really ridiculously good looking (Cornogg)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Nick Briseno on October 23, 2010, 07:26:35 AM
i think you just described me...
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 23, 2010, 07:32:46 AM
I was diagnosed in Kindergarten with severe ADHD. I never took a single med for it. I'm stronger for it.
I can be random, but I know when to turn it off.
I had very good grades and tested high. I had favorite and not favorite classes, but I understood the importance of school.
I don't have a problem with healthy competition, rules or organized sports.

Not trying to be a jerk, but I thought I'd give my experience.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Dylan Antonsen on October 23, 2010, 07:47:25 AM
I was diagnosed in Kindergarten with severe ADHD. I never took a single med for it. I'm stronger for it.
I can be random, but I know when to turn it off.
I had very good grades and tested high. I had favorite and not favorite classes, but I understood the importance of school.
I don't have a problem with healthy competition, rules or organized sports.

Not trying to be a jerk, but I thought I'd give my experience.
Well, you weren't being a jerk, it didn't sound like it. :P

You do have
ADHD - untreated
Random humor
Intelligent

The only one my small list was rules in sports that you didn't compare to.l :P

Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 23, 2010, 07:55:16 AM
I think you missed my point...

My ADHD was treated, just without medication.
Random humor, eh. Ok. I'll grant you that one.
I am intelligent, but my grades showed it.
I don't understand what you mean about the sports. Compare to what?
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Kendy on October 23, 2010, 08:48:40 AM
masochism... IMHO
(dont believe me? ask apk chat -.-')

and of course, with the exception of eevee (not really), insanity
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: WoodlandGhillie on October 23, 2010, 08:55:15 AM
Thanks Kendall ;) <3

I think most of the "ADD/HD" cases you describe aren't untreated, it's just us wanting to explore. Curiosity does not equal a medical disorder.
 
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: NOS - from Parkour Mumbai on October 23, 2010, 09:20:56 AM
Yes OP, you just about nailed it. That was one awesome observation. I check on all counts.

One more thing I'd like to add to that list (atleast I've seen it in 80% of the cases here in India) is that most traceurs are also die-hard F1 fans. If not F1 in particular, atleast motor racing fans. Never figured out why.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Pyrobyte on October 23, 2010, 09:22:08 AM
I'm all of the above, except my grades are good.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: WoodlandGhillie on October 23, 2010, 09:23:04 AM
One more thing I'd like to add to that list (atleast I've seen it in 80% of the cases here in India) is that most traceurs are also die-hard F1 fans. If not F1 in particular, atleast motor racing fans. Never figured out why.

The name of the hotel in Lisses from Project Pilgrimage is called "Formule 1 (Un)"

Perhaps that's the reason?
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 23, 2010, 09:26:20 AM
Subliminal message?

Anyways, another problem with ADD/ADHD, is it's over-diagnosis. So, a healthy dose of curiosity is often shunned, which means that it often gets poured into an outlet((Parkour)) that let's them use it without restriction.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: WoodlandGhillie on October 23, 2010, 09:28:32 AM
Subliminal message?

Anyways, another problem with ADD/ADHD, is it's over-diagnosis. So, a healthy dose of curiosity is often shunned, which means that it often gets poured into an outlet((Parkour)) that let's them use it without restriction.

Said better than I.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Xander Gontier on October 23, 2010, 09:31:50 AM
I...
A.)Have ADHD
B.)You don't even know how random I am.
C.)Am intelligent but my grades suck.
D.)I am good at sports,and I don't do school sports because of the rules and stuff.

Dude,<3,no homo.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Alec Furtado on October 23, 2010, 09:54:46 AM
I don't know about any deficit disorder on my end. I certainly can be ridiculously random, at least in my opinion. I also think myself to be intelligent, though my grades don't always keep up (school != education). Finally... we like sports and we don't care who knows....
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: James Cavin on October 23, 2010, 10:47:11 AM
You've described me as well.

I have been on medication for ADHD for about 1.5 years now. Mostly because I need it in my profession(law enforcement) and it wouldn't be a good idea for me to let my attention wander. However, since i've started up parkour, i've started slowly lowering my dosages without any problems. I am thinking that i'll have myself off of it completely within the next few months.

I dunno if i'd call my humor "random", but i've been forever tainted by my profession when it comes to that. Then again, that might make it even more random...

Everyone I know claims i'm a "genius", but i've never really considered myself to be one. I enjoy learning for learning's sake. I love to read. I'm good at reading people and their behaviors. The only class I ever had trouble with was math and that was because I just didn't like it. I never found it useful for anything other than school so I always did just enough to pass. My wife hates arguing with me because i'm a very logical person. She says it is impossible to win an argument against me.

I played basketball from 4th grade up until 11th. I enjoyed it, but I ended up quitting when I discovered martial arts.

As a side note, i'm beginning to think that my diagnosed "ADHD" is nothing more than my body telling me that I should be moving again like I used to.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Leland on October 23, 2010, 11:02:50 AM
Well, as much as I feel the descriptions fits me well, you can't really tell because a lot of things can seem to fit (like a fortune-teller or horoscope reading) that actually is pretty general attributes.

Nevertheless,
-ADD or ADHD - I think I have this. I can never take notes in class, and I tried really hard, but I still can't. I usually have to borrow friends before exams.
-Random as hell humor - not sure about this, but I think this can pretty much fit anyone
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school -  I come from a society that places a high value in academic achievements, and have been pushed to study like crazy since I were a kid, however, I have always thought that the work i put in in high school is less then my peers, and I got good grades, not the best though. Now in college, I really don't see the point in studying for grades, but rather focus on learning, which in my opinion, often cause you to have lower grades.
-good at sports but dislike the rules - I'm not particularly good at sports, but I do play basketball a lot around 14-16. I don't know about the rules, but it's the competition and machoism among the guys then I don't like. Does that count?

Anyway interesting things you point out.

Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Justin Conway on October 23, 2010, 11:11:07 AM
I don't have ADHD, however everything else described me. However what I noticed with a lot other traceurs is that we are fairly good with creating art. I am a very athletic person but the idea of competitive sports seem stupid to me. I've played football for 7 years and ever since I started parkour I've realized this.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Jordan Strybos on October 23, 2010, 11:26:40 AM
I'm like Ryan, except I don't have ADHD. I like to think of myself as funny/random, but I had straight A's going through high school and now into college, and I played soccer and ice hockey all the time growing up...interesting observation, but I don't really fit the bill.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Macgyver 0. on October 23, 2010, 01:08:21 PM
-most tend to generally like flobots, atleast to SOME degree
-alot tend to be near the nerd/geek side
-we are all nice  :P
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: WoodlandGhillie on October 23, 2010, 01:15:02 PM
-most tend to generally like flobots, atleast to SOME degree
-alot tend to be near the nerd/geek side
-we are all nice  :P

Absolutely love Flobots.

Mhmm.

Debatable. Ask anyone.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Macgyver 0. on October 23, 2010, 01:17:29 PM
well maybe that's just because its the internet. forget the last one
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: BrandonP on October 23, 2010, 01:18:34 PM
-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated. I think I have ADD or ADHD.
-Random as hell humor. Not really.
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school. My grades are pretty good
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that. Played basketball before but I like parkour a lot more cause i love to move around.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Dylan Antonsen on October 23, 2010, 03:15:51 PM
Thanks for the input on ym random observation, guys.

Of course I wasn't saying EVERY traceur has these, just really common more than with anything else it seems.

I'd love more things people notice we all have in common, and does anyone have a thought on using observations like these to find training partners?
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: WoodlandGhillie on October 23, 2010, 04:03:20 PM
So...

You're suggesting a mechanic similar to a dating site for training partners?

Pretty awesome bruv.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: lethalbeef on October 23, 2010, 05:59:26 PM
We're all a bunch of nerds who happen to be athletic or at least adventurous enough to try activities that sound cool. It's cause we all got into parkour because we found it on the internet.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Patrick Witbrod on October 23, 2010, 06:35:51 PM
I actually discovered it for the first time on Riply's believe it or not. They had the Yamakasi on an episode.

Edit: Here is the actual spot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I0XQrn4d3U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I0XQrn4d3U) 

Any ways- Most of those have nothing to do with me. I don't have ADHD or ADD, I always had good grades, my humor is situational and I played tennis and nothing else becasue I didn't like the other sports. Not for rules though but because they just weren't fun.

But from the looks of it you seem to be fairly accurate with your observations.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Jordan Strybos on October 23, 2010, 07:12:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I0XQrn4d3U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I0XQrn4d3U)

Laurent! Looooove him.

Hahaha that clip is priceless.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: whiteybeans on October 23, 2010, 07:20:48 PM
haha all 4 of these and @ justin, is that a longboard in your pic? i love longboarding
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Justin Conway on October 23, 2010, 08:14:03 PM
yeah it is, and yeah going fast = fun
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: midnight46 on October 23, 2010, 09:50:52 PM
wow that's creepy,u just described me exactly,I have adhd don't take meds,I'm really random, I could make good grades cause I'm smart,but I don't try so I don't do very well,and I'm good at sports but I don't like being on a team,that's creepy
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: DevintheNinja on October 24, 2010, 02:04:51 AM
Doesn't describe at all :/
Played all sports mainly basketball.
Got decent grades(college)
And I don't have ADD or ADHD
But I agree with NOS, I am a racing fanatic: F1, Rally, La Mans, Drifting, Drag.......
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Joshua "Djakk" Thomas on October 24, 2010, 06:47:40 PM
I have ADD not ADHD like most here seem to have...
Random humor... uhm, I'm not sure what that means. Randomly make jokes? Or find random things funny?
School, I used to have horrid grades. Then I got meds for ADD and got great grades. Now I can control it better and don't need Meds. Still make good grades.
Sports... Never really had the chance officialy. When we played for fun though I DESPISED it when ppls broke the rules...
Racing Games? No... Least fav kind of game. Unless its like insanely fast and dangerous or there is weapons/obsticals/enemies.

It may be interesting to note that I have had strong feelings about fear. Wether hating that I was afraid, or wishing to conquer it or uh... feeding off of it, if that is understandable. Perhaps that is a common ground as well?
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Newkid on October 25, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
you have me, except for the ADD diagnosis. Although, i do get distracted easily.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Justin Conway on October 25, 2010, 05:01:04 PM
Everyone I've met who does parkour has done some serious gaming. Before I started training parkour I had 25 days on cod. Now, I sold cod, and my xbox is gathering dust.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Joshua "Djakk" Thomas on October 25, 2010, 06:30:11 PM
Everyone I've met who does parkour has done some serious gaming. Before I started training parkour I had 25 days on cod. Now, I sold cod, and my xbox is gathering dust.
I've definatly done serious gaming... For sure!
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: | Nick | on October 25, 2010, 07:34:59 PM
ADD or ADHD - Nope
Random as hell humor - Sometimes
Grades - I get good grades, but i'm just there so I can get a higher paying job in the future.
good at sports but dislike the rules - Exactly lol

Pretty much everybody has done some form of gaming. I can't think of a single person at my school who hasn't atleast picked up a Xbox or Playstation controller before.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Kyle on October 25, 2010, 09:37:33 PM
Most cases of of ADD/ADHD are misdiagnosed. Just wanted to point this out.

It's become sort of the, "My kid needs some sort of excuse"-syndrome.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Rafe on October 25, 2010, 10:21:59 PM
Well thats pretty close for me as well. Though I too got good grades despite untreated ADD. I think its more true to say people with those characteristics are overrepresented in the parkour community then all traceurs show those features.

ADD or general hyperactivity is on obvious corelate with interest in parkour because people with those attributes tend to be more play focused less likely to obey rules forbiding behaviors like running, climbing up stuff and jumping off of it.

Intelligence correlates because parkour is an activity that has to be found for most people this was more true in the early days the first finders of Parkour were generally pretty hardcore computer geeks because they were more aware of growth of viral video aspect of parkour.

ADD would seem to correlate with a lack of interest in highly structured sports.

Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ethan Nicholson on October 26, 2010, 02:18:42 AM
Doesn't really sound like me.

-ADD or ADHD - Nope, I have no attention disorders.
-Random as hell humor - That's spot on.
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school - I'll say yes to intelligence at the risk of sounding like a dickhead, but my always have and still do show good results. I'm averagely interested in school, certain topics.
-good at sports but dislike the rules - Sort of. I've done a lot of sports, but the only one I wasn't interested in because of rules was basketball.

Gaming seems to be something that comes up a lot in parkour communities, a definite yes to that from me. The common factor that all of the tracers I know/have met seems to be an overabundance of energy. Lack of patience, twitchiness, desire to continually move locations/positions etc.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: whiteybeans on October 26, 2010, 11:08:35 AM
Doesn't really sound like me.
Gaming seems to be something that comes up a lot in parkour communities, a definite yes to that from me. The common factor that all of the tracers I know/have met seems to be an overabundance of energy. Lack of patience, twitchiness, desire to continually move locations/positions etc.

i wouldnt say that i have an overabundance of energy, i think im actually pretty chill.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Corndogg on October 26, 2010, 11:41:45 AM
Really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Justin Conway on October 26, 2010, 11:57:36 AM
Corndogg, zoolander is one of the best movies I've ever seen. hah
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ethan Nicholson on October 26, 2010, 04:24:03 PM
Really, really, ridiculously good looking.

QFT
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: NOS - from Parkour Mumbai on October 26, 2010, 10:56:15 PM
Really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Yup, how could I have forgotten that one? ;D
QFT!!
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Anthony Ruiz on October 26, 2010, 11:38:25 PM
-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated. Nope Im normal
-Random as hell humor- Not to much Im very laid back and normal
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school- Graduated when I was 16 so nope =(
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.- Played Baseball for 10 Years and stopped after highschool.
-Really, really, ridiculously good looking. YUP!

Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Sparklefish on October 27, 2010, 12:24:38 AM
I actually discovered it for the first time on Riply's believe it or not. They had the Yamakasi on an episode.

Robert Ripley is buried less than a mile away from my apartment where I sit right now.  Santa Rosa for the win.  Fun fact: Santa Rosa, CA is also Phillip Marlowe's hometown.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: hfksla on October 27, 2010, 02:02:49 PM
-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor ;D
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school ;D
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them) (depends on the sport)
Really, really, ridiculously good looking. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: J Kyle Smith on October 27, 2010, 02:16:00 PM
-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
Defiantly true, although it has only been speculated by my mom and I, I seem to have the symptoms of ADD, but neither of us believe in treatment

-Random as hell humor
Depends on the situation, lately I have been becoming more serious... I should fix that....

-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
Hell yes, I studied quantum mechanics and string theory when I was taking conventional high school physics. Plus I always loved figuring out how things work on my own time (thus the reason why my grades are all over the place, A & B+ if I'm interested (i.e. physics, psychology, math, etc) mostly B if I'm halfway interested in the class (i.e. history), C if I'm not so much (i.e. English) or if it's a new concept (i.e. calculus))

-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
Never really was good at sports, my type of games were always things that push the individual more than the team (part of being an introvert I guess) thus why I do parkour. I do really hate professional/ over played sports though, such as football, I never enjoyed it one bit. My type of games are things like capture the flag, track, etc. Plus I have strong belief that the power of the individual is more valuable than the power of the team.

As for being good looking, my girlfriend says I am so it must be true!
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Austin"Yoshi" on October 27, 2010, 02:34:36 PM
Okay that may sound like a retarded title - I don't just mean stuff like 'oh well we all love running and jumping'.
I mean I've noticed and talked about before a LOT of my free runner friends have all of these in common.

-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.

Anything else you guys may have noticed, and do you think maybe finding people with these common traits may be a good way to find potential free running partners?
stuff others notice
-Really, really ridiculously good looking (Cornogg)

i was diagnosed with SEVER add and adhd when i was young
yes i am very very random xD
they say i am very intelligent but i honestly have not passed since the 5th grade even though im in 9th
and i love to play basketball and football :)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Stevie Leifheit on October 27, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
Okay that may sound like a retarded title - I don't just mean stuff like 'oh well we all love running and jumping'.
I mean I've noticed and talked about before a LOT of my free runner friends have all of these in common.

-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.

Anything else you guys may have noticed, and do you think maybe finding people with these common traits may be a good way to find potential free running partners?
stuff others notice
-Really, really ridiculously good looking (Cornogg)

I dont have add or adhd.
I have very random humor.
I have pretty good grades.
And I dont mind sports rule books:P

There must be something wrong with it :)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Dylan Antonsen on October 27, 2010, 08:39:17 PM
I just had to add ridiculously good looking.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: NOS - from Parkour Mumbai on October 27, 2010, 10:58:51 PM
We're all natural born filmmakers. And editors.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: David Jones on October 28, 2010, 03:26:06 PM
Most Traceurs I know have an artistic ability of some sort.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Justin Conway on October 28, 2010, 03:37:25 PM
I'll just name my characteristics; feel free to comment if you are the same.

Artistic - i like drawing, and shooting videos
Outgoing - not afraid to talk to people
Adventurous - student ambassador to japan this summer.. what?
Willing-to-try-new-things? - always doing something new
Smart - I was failing 4 classes earlier this marking period, but it was a wake up call, passing all of them now:)
BIG IMAGINATION - self explanitory
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: hfksla on October 28, 2010, 04:09:09 PM
apparently some of us like things in our mouth
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: wolf555 on October 28, 2010, 04:33:16 PM
Thanks Kendall ;) <3

I think most of the "ADD/HD" cases you describe aren't untreated, it's just us wanting to explore. Curiosity does not equal a medical disorder.
 

No but it can lead to one.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ryan Nicolai on October 28, 2010, 05:10:11 PM
So can not being curious enough to check out that almond smell.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: FrostySTL on October 28, 2010, 05:41:48 PM
   "-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated."

Nope: But of course, there was no such thing as ADD or ADHD when I was young. They had a cure for children that couldn't pay attention back then. It was called "the back of your dad's hand." Don't confuse bad parenting with a medical condition, either.

   "-Random as hell humor"

Wrong again: This is a by-product of that "lack of attention" problem. Honestly, all that random humor annoys the hell out of me.

   "-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school"

I had subjects I liked, and subjects I didn't, but for the most part, this is somewhat true. However, it was more the fault of the teachers, than anything. If the teacher had a clue and was interesting, I enjoyed it.

   "-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)"

LOLZ! I absolutely sucked at sports. Hated playing them. Hated watching them. Of course, I was forced to play, and no body ever wanted me on their team. I was always the second to last person picked in gym. (There was actually a guy who was worse than me) The only sport I was remotely good at was dodgeball. I was pretty good at dodging, but when it came time to throw the ball back, yea, it was pitiful.


So, .5 / 4 for me, not a very high ratio.  :P

But of course, I'm old, and throw off the curve...
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: J Kyle Smith on October 28, 2010, 09:10:54 PM
Defiantly, defiantly put me down as adventurous! That's the whole reason why I started parkour, for the adventure!
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Eli on October 31, 2010, 06:31:30 PM
Borderline ADHD
Random as Hell Humor
Intelligent but struggle to show it (School is just such a bore)
Good at some sports but they don't interest me enough to encourage practice in it
Artistic (All instruments and all aspects of film making)
Shmexy
And although certain people hate me, when I am around others, I provoke happy reactions
Oh! I'm also narcissistic.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: scipherneo on November 04, 2010, 01:11:17 PM
-ADD or ADHD = Not that i know of, but i've never been tested.
-Random as hell humor - HERP DERP :P
- Dislike of rules in sports = reason i quit playing basketball
- GRADES = SHIT
i average above 80% on all tests, yet still manage to get D's in three classes this quarter, as a freshie in highschool.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: whiteybeans on November 04, 2010, 01:12:58 PM
-ADD or ADHD = Not that i know of, but i've never been tested.
-Random as hell humor - HERP DERP :P
- Dislike of rules in sports = reason i quit playing basketball
- GRADES = SHIT
i average above 80% on all tests, yet still manage to get D's in three classes this quarter, as a freshie in highschool.

yea wicked good test grades but crap for everything else
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: scipherneo on November 04, 2010, 01:14:17 PM
yea wicked good test grades but crap for everything else

yeah, i do 0 homework, im like ok im gonna do this homework! i do like two problems then wanna go get on the computer or ride my bike or something more entertaining.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ryan Coker on November 04, 2010, 01:21:02 PM
1.Borderline ADHD
2.Random as Hell Humor
3.Intelligent but struggle to show it (School is just such a bore)
4.Good at some sports but they don't interest me enough to encourage practice in it
5.Artistic (All instruments and all aspects of film making)
6.Shmexy
7.And although certain people hate me, when I am around others, I provoke happy reactions
Oh! I'm also narcissistic.
1.Yes indeed
2.Random Humor and Chicken are the only ingredients for success with a 50 % failure rate, even though the square root of chicken wings is the exact opposite of John McCain's relationship with the background of Paris Hilton's apple paradox. PLUS TWO!!
3. School is boring, but im bringing my grades up so i can go to town more, and therefore train more ;D
4. i was thinking about track or cross country, but I eventually decided against it
5. I've never really tried any instruments
6. Duh ;)
7. same here, haters gonna hate
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Yusuf Abed on November 04, 2010, 04:40:38 PM
Holy crap u just said hey thats me! Rofl. Idk im kinds ADHD idk if 4reals tho but i guess im just hella random lol >.<
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Micah. on November 04, 2010, 04:57:11 PM
<whatevernumber>. We're all awesome.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: whiteybeans on November 04, 2010, 05:08:42 PM
yeah, i do 0 homework, im like ok im gonna do this homework! i do like two problems then wanna go get on the computer or ride my bike or something more entertaining.

i never even remember homework
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Daniel Downs on November 07, 2010, 09:12:43 PM
I may be the exception :P

-One of the most patient people I know
-got a 31 on the ACT 3 times and make straight A's
-love organized sports

however, i can be really random and i play guitar
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Spec.Ops. on January 25, 2011, 03:05:27 PM
Well you got me on everything escept ADD or ADHD.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Shawn Meilicke on January 25, 2011, 03:40:11 PM
Yeah I think the gaming aspect shines through in most of us. I used to play massive amounts of games and now they're kind of boring.

I mean a new game can distract me for a few days or something but other than that..
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Nodalor on January 25, 2011, 04:24:53 PM
I don't fit this really well but I'm used to being odd that way. I get good grades and think a lot. My brain tends to be scattered, but not to the point of ADHD. I didn't ever have a great fondness for organized sports. Always liked breaking playground rules lol.
Definitely random, but my humor is usually subtle.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Anias Zig Zag Reed on January 25, 2011, 05:38:19 PM

-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.

1. Neither of those but I have bipolar disorder
2. Random as hell... definitely
3. Nope I get As and Bs
4. The only sport I can play is soccer
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: hfksla on January 25, 2011, 06:04:43 PM
yea wicked good test grades but crap for everything else
opposite for me
i do awesome on all other work... just bomb some tests
maybe i should study more....
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: J. Gabriel Alvarez Manilla on January 25, 2011, 07:21:50 PM
Not very artistic...
I was diagnosed with ADD, but my parents just realized that this condition is given to every other kid, and they stopped giving me medication. I can focus when I want to, but I also have a lot of energy.
I don't know if I could call my sense of humor random... I think unique would be the word others would use to describe it. I envy those with a consistent sarcastic sense of humor.
I've been called intelligent, I'm in some higher-up classes, and I understand concepts rather quickly, but I'm not pushing myself as hard as I can with school, my analytical skills need some practice, and I don't apply myself in general. Not that my grades are bad, the lowest I've ever gotten is a C, that's because homework is the bane of my existence. But I do like learning, I enjoy history and the study of human cultures. Anthropology is the way to go for me.
I suck at most sports that have to do with an object foreign to my body, like basketball or volleyball, but I like soccer. However, because of my general physical ability (thanks to parkour), I'm in the lower middle pickings of the list.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Kim Martin on January 25, 2011, 07:50:16 PM
ADD
I did OK in school but I was diagnosed LD, meaning near genius in some areas, dumb as a brick in others
Yes very artistic
my humor is weird
well when I loose the weight I hope to be smexy
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: michigancitypk on January 25, 2011, 07:54:06 PM
Sounds like me, but i dont have AD HD.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Kyle Rudolph on January 26, 2011, 10:31:34 AM
I don't have ADD.
My humor is real, which is why it's awesome.
My intelligence is somewhat above average I would like to hope and my college GPA is 3.5. So I figure I'm doing ok.

I find I really only have a lot in common with a few traceurs. Mainly Ryan Nicolai, Dan M. and Nathaniel K. Just cause of alpha male status.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ciber Ninja on January 26, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
I agree to all of those points except the sports one, I just dont like sports cause they are boreing
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Dillon Johnson on January 26, 2011, 05:00:46 PM
Only read first and last page, so forgive me if I'm restating this, but don't most of us also share an absolute love for good music?

You'd better buy me dinner, 'cause you nailed me, although the ADHD is undiagnosed by a professional. (hate medical exams)
I also score insanely high on tests, but never, ever do my homework. I have a 133% in my geometry class, and haven't done any homework this semester.

We're all different in our own right, it's kinda what we strive for, isn't it?
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Nassit on January 26, 2011, 06:11:28 PM
IMO ADD/ADHD is another way of saying your kid has a lot of energy and doesn't feel like sitting in classroom all day so instead of saying something like "your kid just needs to be more active and eat less sugar" they say "here make him take this pill that causes other problems so hell act like a zombie"

But yes to stay on topic, I do feel like traceurs all share similar qualities. like being intelligent (regardless of grades in school) and having a good sense of humor. most seem to be good hearted aswell.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Chantelle on January 26, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
ADD:  "Oh look, something shiny!"
ADHD: "Oh look, something shiny, let's chase it!"
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Ashley McCauley on January 26, 2011, 07:28:51 PM
No ADD/ADHD here. But I have my hyper moments.
I dunno about my humor.
I don't consider myself intelligent but I got decent grades.
Sports = meh. I don't mind the rules and whatnot.
Definitely nerdy. :P


Seems like a lot of traceurs/traceuses are artists. I include myself here. That's all I can think of at the moment.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Sarai Brock on January 26, 2011, 07:32:54 PM
This description doesn't fit me at all... I don't have adhd... I am pretty random... I was a total needy bookworm all growing up... & I absolutely despise any kind of sport & always have.... mostly because I suck at sports...  I do parkour because I was fat & now I'm fit.... & because its fun to do with my fiance.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Seth on January 26, 2011, 08:02:00 PM

-ADD or ADHD - usually untreated.
-Random as hell humor
-very intelligent, but the grades don't/didn't show it. generally lack of interest in school
-good at sports but dislike the rules (might not do school sports purely because of the rulebook for them)
 and a bunch of stuff like that.


I have ADH-... SQUIRREL!!!
I am extremely random. 
Very intelligent.  Grades do show it, however.
Love sports (Parkour, soccer, ultimate frisbee, track, cross country, golf, swimming, etc)  Dislike a lot of stupid rules.


I AM A FRIGGIN TRACEUR PEOPLE!!!  (<--- Random side of my personality!)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Erus de Parkour on January 27, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
Well, most of these descriptions describe me as well. I dont have ADD or ADHD, but I have a brother who does, maybe two... yeah, so I really don't know. I usually have a good sense of humor. Pretty intelligent, I think. And at times I am more hyper than most children are when they drink an energy drink and a latte. I love sports also. Sports are awesome. sports are good for you... and many other things. Yeah, Im tired right now, so no random shall be displayed... yet
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: momo13004 on January 28, 2011, 02:04:10 AM
Really good points..Im not sure about the ADD/ADHD cause the man in white and me don't get along well at all  :(..I'm as random as a bird on a printer and i test very high on my major tests but my grades are...ehh.. any who i like sports but hate the rules cause if i want to dropkick someone then dang it i will  >:(.. so in the end i feel like part of a group.. but i know complete opposites of me who are down with parkour all the way..but good observation man i never really paid attention to it like that but ya on to something there  :)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Kyle on January 29, 2011, 08:33:50 PM
This would be more valid if this didn't describe everyone in the world.

This is an example of a vague comparison, that you're going to always going to be able to find some form of comradery with. If I made the claim that all traceurs are the same, because we all need oxygen to live, I'm sure someone would call foul.

1)Most people these days have ADHD. Most of those people don't even know what parkour is.
2)Most people are random. Finding someone serious and calculated is a far more difficult and rare thing to find.
3) EVERYONE thinks they are intelligent. Everyone here has said that. Which of us is going to say, "No, that's not me. I'm a retard." Likely no one. Usually when they do, they're trying to be funny. This coupled with a high percentage of people failing school, you're always going to run into someone who claims they're very intelligent but don't have the grades to back it up.
4)This is much the same as intelligence. Most people, particularly traceurs, will be reluctant to claim they were bad at sports. Everyone hates rules. Part of life.

Anyways. My point is that this proves nothing and I truly hope that none of us are remotely alike. That would be the most blatantly boring community on this planet and if there's anything I enjoy about most of you, is that you remind me so little of myself. Your individuality keeps me amused, not some universal common bond that I share as much with you as I do a hobo.
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Cody Bolen on January 31, 2011, 08:31:11 AM
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: Hannah L on January 31, 2011, 11:14:53 AM
You make some good observations; it seems that those idiosyncrasies display commonly among traceurs/traceuses.
However, I both fit & don't fit the description.
-I have treated ADD, though not diagnosed til high school.
-I guess my humor is random? It's more nerdy than anything else.
-I'm intelligent; have a 4.0.
-I played softball & didn't mind rules there.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge
Nice quote, Cody :)
Title: Re: Traceurs generally have the same things in common?
Post by: dantheman1590 on February 17, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
ADD and ADHD are over-diagnosed bs.  The solution is to just let kids out to do pk! problem solved. ;)