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I seem to have not noticed that this was this weekend.  Guess you guys didn't need a place to stay, after all.  Hope everybody had fun.

Socialize / Re: Thinking of joining the marines
« on: May 01, 2008, 05:19:22 AM »
I think the main thing is that if you do join, you have to stop thinking you might not have what it takes.  Once you have joined, you absolutely have what it takes, and there is nobody that can tell you any different.  If you go second-guessing yourself, you won't end up like you want to.  Be your own source of strength, and you'll get along fine no matter what you choose to do. :)

Socialize / Re: Child abuse? Ganandorf? Money?
« on: April 23, 2008, 03:27:00 PM »
Just keep in mind; d'you want your kid to talk to you? Haha.

Hey, like my parents before me, I intend to be thoroughly embarassing for whatever kids I manage to have. :)

Your parents before you, why? What's your name?

Eh, I'm not named anything particularly weird, it's more just that they were, well, parents whenever I had friends over.  I'm sure everybody has horror stories about the awful things their parents did in light of their at-the-time social circle.  I just plan to continue that. :)

My dad met my older sister's prom date at the door with a wiffle bat, for example. :P  I thought that was hilarious; she didn't.

Socialize / Re: Child abuse? Ganandorf? Money?
« on: April 23, 2008, 05:08:06 AM »
Just keep in mind; d'you want your kid to talk to you? Haha.

Hey, like my parents before me, I intend to be thoroughly embarassing for whatever kids I manage to have. :)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Thanks to our Sponsor K-SWISS
« on: April 22, 2008, 09:03:02 PM »
So K-Swiss's a sponsor now.  When do I get free shoes ? :P

Socialize / Re: Child abuse? Ganandorf? Money?
« on: April 22, 2008, 09:01:50 PM »
I don't have kids myself, but I think that middle name's are basically a license to express whatever quirks you possess [or want the kids to possess]. :P  A more traditional use is to name them something geneology-important thing, like a grandfather's name, etc, but that's rather boring.  I intend to give whatever kids I manage to procure [pseudo-homonimity ftw] odd middle names. :)

Also, Samus would be a damn cool middle name, it's unique but not overtly weird.

Pics & Vids / Re: CheerXS (Cheerleading) - for those who like to flip
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:00:24 PM »
I can't even do a back handspring. :P

Movement / Re: physics of the jump
« on: April 18, 2008, 07:45:39 PM »
Flailing around won't change your overall momentum, excepting changes in air resistance.  These won't change much overall though, as you're not moving fast enough for it to matter.  Your center-of-mass will usually follow a pretty predictable line though.

Pics & Vids / Re: Italian Master of Free Running
« on: April 18, 2008, 04:59:46 PM »
I always liked the fluidity of the front flip off a platform.  Nice lazy roll in the air, same momentum in the roll on the ground.  Looks good, I shall have to learn it. :)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: YES! broken limits
« on: April 18, 2008, 05:05:32 AM »
trust me, calc is tougher than physics

That really depends quite a lot on what level of calc and physics you are comparing, now doesn't it ?

Pics & Vids / Re: Craaaaaaaaaaaazy Italian man!
« on: April 17, 2008, 08:37:28 PM »
Pretty cool video.  Wish I had a gym like that near where I live.  I would probably break myself though.

Injuries - Discussion / Re: shin splints how to get rid of them
« on: April 16, 2008, 07:59:32 PM »
I had figured my pseudo-French and tongue-y smiley would be enough to convince you that I wasn't serious.

Socialize / Re: tricking+soccer=magic
« on: April 16, 2008, 06:53:09 PM »
I'd seen a fair bit of Ryouko before, they're quite good.  I hadn't seen them do soccer before though.  After watching the first video, I would have said the only part I didn't believe was true was the back and forth juggling while doing the backflips/back-handsprings.  That part looked a little too perfect to be real.  But most of the rest of it I can see happening.  Cool video. :)

Injuries - Discussion / Re: shin splints how to get rid of them
« on: April 16, 2008, 06:46:08 PM »
Dash pretty much hit it.

And no karma++ ?  I am le sad. :P

Injuries - Discussion / Re: shin splints how to get rid of them
« on: April 16, 2008, 05:25:34 PM »
I would disagree with your "cause".  It's not caused by that one factor, it's just a repetetive-motion injury.  As I recall from my running days, it happened most often in runners who would either:
a] push themselves too hard without building a proper base of running
b] running too much with too little recovery time
c] stride incorrectly for their strength/style

There's not much you can do to "speed up" the recovery either, though running on it more will aggravate it and offset any downtime you've had.  Best bet is to just take it easy, and wait until they're actually healed.  As always, continuing to train while injured is not very smart.

Sounds fine to me.  It seems most of the KC-area PK'ists are in the downtown area anyways, so that seems a good place to stick it.  I should be able to house a couple as needed, and provide transportation for those as well [I drive a Maxima, so max of 4 passengers there; plus I'd rather not have more than that staying at my place, few bad experiences in the past].  I'll probably forget about this though, keep reminding me. :P

Missouri / Re: Kansas City Weather
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:49:18 PM »
That's my whole thing, I want to practice with other people, I just haven't actually met any yet.  I'm in decent shape though, am naturally athletic, and a quick study, so those help. :)

Socialize / Re: noobs vs newbies
« on: April 14, 2008, 08:44:55 PM »
Heh, I would normally say "what are you, 12 ?" but in this situation, it's even better. :P

I wouldn't necessarily define them so tightly though.  A "newbie" is somebody who is new at something.  "noob" means the same thing, but more derogatory/insulting.  Not much more to it than that in my book.

Missouri / Re: Kansas City Weather
« on: April 14, 2008, 07:09:55 PM »
Well, I've got a ~1100 sq. ft. apartment, during the weekends I'll have two other roommates, and probably two cats as well.  We've got a futon in the main room, and probably enough floorspace to make due, but I don't have a whole lot in the way of bedding, maybe one sleeping bag or so.  So if you do end up staying here, you'll probably need to bring your own.  I'll try to get my roommate to clean up some of his crap in between now and then [he's a bit messy].

As for skill levels, I've really only been out and done this maybe twice.  [I felt sort of silly doing it by myself, so I didn't do it for very long.]  I'm sure I'll have a good number of bad habits to be corrected [laurie's gonna hand me my ass twelve ways from Sunday :P].  But it'll be alright, because I know where she lives.

Missouri / Re: Kansas City Weather
« on: April 14, 2008, 06:11:05 PM »
I'm not really sure where all everybody is coming from, but I'm sort of environmentally conscious, and I'd rather not drive if I don't have to.  I can drive if the need arises, though.

I should be off work at 5, or I could probably get off early if need be.  Have enough time to run home and change into suitably funny-looking clothes.

Nom, do you still need housing ?  Also, anybody coming who isn't very good ?  I don't really want to be the only one falling on my face. :P

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