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Colorado / Re: parkour in greely
« on: January 20, 2010, 02:27:20 PM »
none in greely that i know of, but there are in fort collins every tuesday thursday nights. And on wednesday nights there are classes being taught.

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Consumer Whores / questions on cameras
« on: November 12, 2009, 02:45:23 PM »
ok so here's the deal I need a videocamera that can take videos, and stills. It needs to be 300 or under, and has to work well in low light areas. I dont need HD and want it will be used for training vids. Are there any suggestions on what I can get or any opinions on the cameras that I have found? (looked in previous threads and didnt see anything that answered my question, or the camera wasnt availible anymore.)

Canon FS200- http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=2544&modelid=17999

Everio S- http://camcorder.jvc.com/product.jsp?productId=PRD1209000&pathId=161

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Injuries - Discussion / Re: pains in calfs when doing flips
« on: September 18, 2009, 08:51:05 AM »
ok is there anything that I can do to lessen the pain or lower the frequency of this happening?

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Injuries - Discussion / pains in calfs when doing flips
« on: September 17, 2009, 09:00:04 PM »
Hey guys whenever I go to the gymnastics gym and practice flips I get this dull pain  in my calfs, but mostly my right calf. It feels like when you land flat footed really hard on concrete and the shock goes up into your calfs and stays there for at least a half hour. It makes it hard to flip because running or landing on it hurts not alot but enough that makes you want to just stop for the night. When I am flipping I land on the balls of my feet and not flat footed. I am on a springboard floor with an extra padded mat where I am landing. Any questions or ideas on what is going on or how to stop it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Chris

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: More freerunning, less parkour
« on: September 02, 2009, 09:57:36 PM »
Like I said in my first post... Dont differentiate. Its the same thing. Differentiating between Freerunning and Parkour is like differentiating between a black and a white man. They are both men, and share 99.9% of the same DNA.


Concentrating on these differences only leads to segregation of groups who basically do the same thing. I refer to myself as both a freerunner and a Traceur, depending on who I'm talking to

There is nothing wrong with differentiating between two similar things. For instance take skateboarding and longboarding, they are both activities that involve boards, while one is more flashy than the other they are still great activities. Saying two similar things are different is not a bad thing. To me parkour/freerunning are different in some ways and similar in other ways but are still very cool. I will not say one is better than the other because each are on the same level and will always will be with me. I mean come on we seperate soccer and basketball, they both use balls, the human body, both try to put the ball in the opposite side of the playing area, both run back and forth through the playing area. The only difference is the rules and the way they handle the ball. Differences between thing is not always a bad thing, so long as nobody make a big deal out of it. I just wanted to get some info on the ratio of people that do more flip than efficiency or the other way around. I didnt want to get into a discustion on whether or not parkour and freerunning are different.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: More freerunning, less parkour
« on: September 02, 2009, 09:26:58 PM »
thanks guys for the opinions and thoughts on the matter. Contrary to my last post I really dont see too much of a difference in parkour and freerunning because they are as said before movement. I know that everybody has their own reason for doing freerunning, flips, parkour etc., but what I wanted to know about is not why people do parkour/freerunning but statistical wise what is your community like? Reasoning for this is because when I first started there was only one person training in freerunning and about 10 training in parkour. Now it is the complete opposite and I wanted to see if other communities were like mine. Im not trying to be biased or anything, just wanting to get a broad look on things.

Thanks

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Parkour And Freerunning / More freerunning, less parkour
« on: September 02, 2009, 08:43:20 PM »
Recently I have noticed that there are far more freerunners then there are traucers. Now before I go on I just want to say that I am not wining or complaining about freerunning. I like freerunning very much and this is just an observation :). When I was going to jam at the hotspot and at the gym I noticed that out of around 20-27 people about 20-22 were freerunners. Almost all of them said that they were freerunners and did very little parkour. I said that's great for them and keep training hard (they were pretty good too). I personally lean more towards the traucer side in me and go more for efficiency rather than flair. Though don't get me wrong im working on my front and side flip as we speak but mostly for the occasional flip or two. I was just wondering if its like this around anybody else's community? I know flips are fun an all, but I always thought and wanted there to be more to parkour and freerunning then just flips. I guess I just don't understand the hype about flipping, and it all depends on the person and what they want to get from all of this. Lastly can anybody explain the difference between tricking and freerunning other than you move forward in freerunning and you don't in tricking?

and again im not ragging on freerunning just an observation and a few questions.

thanks

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Colorado / Re: csu gymnastics and parkour combined
« on: August 27, 2009, 09:22:59 PM »
right now every tuesday we are meeting 830 to 10 and then around the 3rd week of september csu gymnastics will be kicking in and we will be doing the usual tues thurs from 830 to 10.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Seriously, Kids these days, what the hell.
« on: August 22, 2009, 11:54:54 AM »
people come on... the topic is not whether parkour is a sport or not, its about the attitude of kids these days. We have no right to question other peoples ideals/beliefs on parkour. It is what you make of it, hell I could say parkour is a religion or a political i dont really but I could. It makes no sense to us but to the person who said it, it might make sense to them. Its like those pictures with dual images example is the picture that can look like an old woman or a young lady. Everybody can see it differently and what side we see is our own business and should not be questioned by others.

P.S.
The world is square and camels are a form of goat. :-Sarcasm

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Seriously, Kids these days, what the hell.
« on: August 21, 2009, 08:53:32 PM »
im with you on this one

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we already have open gym for parkour/freerunning practitioners only, but like last year we will have the same open gym time for the gymnastics and parkour practitioners when the club is set up. It is a really huge facility so space is not an issue. We will do outside training on other days, if the gymnastics people want to come along then the more the better.

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Hmmm... Why not combine the movnat club and the weightlifting club while you're at it?  :-Sarcasm

Seriously though, individual clubs exist for individual desires. What if somebody doesn't want to practise parkour and only gymnastics? OR vice-versa? It sounds great, but I just... Don't know...  :-\ *shrugs*

Oh well! It sounds awesome thought!

PS: Who will be teaching? Or is it like a group learning effort?

Well the reason for the fusion of the two clubs is so that I dont have to be the president of 2 different clubs. We run it so people can do gymnastics, parkour or both. Nobody has to do parkour or gymnastics if they dont want to. It is so people of different trades can come and work on their own techniques whether it be parkour or gymnastics. But we will incourage those that do gymnastics to participate in parkour and vica versa. There are teachers for the gymnastics but mostly it will be a group learning. We will give guidelines on how to do techniques and let the people fill in the blanks to come up with their own style. So pretty much it will be self learning with a few helpful tips in a safer enviroment while in the gym.

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Colorado / csu gymnastics and parkour combined
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:35:34 PM »
I will be taking over the csu gymnastics club as president and one of my friends will be an officer as well. I am planning on combining gymnastics club and the parkour club making them one club. It will be a special gymnastics/parkour club where we train inside and outside of the gym. If anybody has any ideas of things I can do for the club I would like to hear them. Parkour will be an official club at colorado state university YAY!

P.S. In no way will I be teaching gymnastics or parkour, I am just there so everybody can use the gym and the campus to their hearts content. I am still learning and am in no position to teach, I can only give advice.

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I will be taking over the csu gymnastics club as president and one of my friends will be an officer as well. I am planning on combining gymnastics club and the parkour club making them one club. It will be a special gymnastics/parkour club where we train inside and outside of the gym. If anybody has any ideas of things I can do for the club I would like to hear them. Parkour will be an official club at colorado state university YAY!

P.S. In no way will I be teaching gymnastics or parkour, I am just there so everybody can use the gym and the campus to their hearts content. I am still learning and am in no position to teach, I can only give advice.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 05, 2009, 01:17:50 PM »
so your saying its ok to act like an ass just because your on the Internet? I guess your parents suck at raising kids. Its called respect, your parents must have skipped that lesson.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 05, 2009, 01:08:32 PM »
No it was not necessary. You dont talk to people like that, especially when you dont know them. If I knew you it would be different but I dont know you so stop talking like a little child and grow up. Your comment would have been just fine without the last comment.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 05, 2009, 12:55:51 PM »
Spring boards don't double your height lol, in fact it doesn't help as much as you'd think.

If you can do them confidently in gym, then go straight to grass. *snip*

what is wrong with you?? Was that necessary?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 04, 2009, 10:00:51 PM »
you're so lucky... I WISH I had a gym to learn my flips in...  I just had someone bend over while I hand springed over them, slowly putting less and less weight on them, until I could front flip over them...  this was, of course, on soft, soft, moist mulch... mmmm mulch...

I guess, find yourself a trampoline? maybe a low one, and do it from that onto grass unto you get comfortable NOT landing on padding... or maybe flip ONTO some padding like a trampoline or a mattress until you get comfortable with the take-off (The second suggestion makes more sense)

-Kyle(Rage)

ya we are pretty lucky and its only 30 buck for 4 months tues thurs for an hour and a half. That might work but the only thing I could probably use is a bed mattress seeings how I dont have a crash pad nor a tramp. I wonder if the gym rents out crash pads so I could get used to the take off from solid ground? Ill have to check on that.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:47:18 PM »
 I also want to be able to do them on level ground too, not just from height. But thanks I always like to hear opinions and advice from others.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Moving from the gym to the outside
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:41:38 PM »
Hey I need some advice from others about my situation on flips. I learned how to do front and side flips in the gym and I can now land both with ease. My problem is that I know the spring board floors double your jump or something around that and I need to be able to do these outside on hard surfaces. I am worried of doing the technique but have a bad jump due to the lack of spring board and completely wiping out my legs/butt/neck.What is a way to trasition from the gym to the grass and how did you do it?

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