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My little brother plays basketball and he told me about these and at first I didn't believe him.

But I guess the shoe actually increases jumping ability by 2-3 inches and is banned by the NBA because it gives an unfair advantage and all of the players have contracts with other company's.

For 300 bucks I'm not so thrilled about using them for parkour/freerunning but I am definitely intrigued and would like to know if anybody has tried them.

http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/shop/shoes.html

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I'm not sure if this first question falls under state law or if it is common to all states but my second question should apply nationally. As far as the rest of them, they should all be the same everywhere but I'm no lawyer so I don't know and hence I am asking.

Can you be charged with trespassing on state property when there are no signs and the area is open to the public?

Can you be charged with trespassing on federal property when there are no signs and the area is open to the public?

Are there additional penalties for trespassing on federal property?

What kind of offense is trespassing. I.e. misdemeanor, felony etc.?

What are some common penalties for trespassing?

Are you aware of any cases of extreme penalties for trespassing being handed down in the courts?
 
If you are told to leave state or federal property, how long do you have to leave for if no time frame is specified?

If there are signs prohibiting certain activities but that do not specifically prohibit parkour, dose that constitute fair warning?

What is fair warning?

Do you have to be warned to leave or stop doing parkour on a property that is otherwise open to the public in order to be charged with trespassing?   

Can dangerous activities supersede the need to be warned?

Dose parkour necessarily constitute dangerous activity?

 

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Tricking / Re: Rule of Thumb for posting here
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:52:34 PM »
yeah.. Im prolly guilty fo that first one and maybe the grammar thingy...

Still I'm only responding to the more recent topics and I think that there are some good tidbits that were left out. Pus I'm kinda board tonight and may have gone a bit overboard.  :-\

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Tricking / Re: What to learn next after the backflip
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:44:59 PM »
Slant gainer is probably a more appropriate progression before front flip also I would recommend raizes, aerial's, double legs, and side flips.

This will give you a good breakdown of tricking moves and their perspective categories.

Like was said before, learn at your own discretion but just be well informed so that you can progress as quickly as you are able and you don't waste time stuck in a rut.

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Tricking / Re: Layouts....on wood.
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:29:00 PM »
Just getting your bare feet used to the floor by doing lots of cartwheels and jumping/spinning around will be good for the joints and getting them ready.

In general however it's probably not good to do high impact maneuvers on surfaces without any give. definitely do it though and put on a killer performance but keep the actual practice on the floor to a minimum.

Also what will help in the long term; you probably don't have time for it now is strength training.   

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Tricking / Re: Advice for Blocking
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:20:06 PM »
Honestly it looks like you have the set up down but you just forget to jump.

The idea with blocking is that it allows you to express greater upward force.

You may just need to remember to jump high or you may also need to develop greater leg strength. 

Can you do a full one legged squat?

It almost looks like your legs can't handle the force of the properly executed block.


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Tricking / Re: now what?
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:06:04 PM »
here's some food for thought.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MeiwLLZjDo

Also check out for a good breakdown of tricking skills: http://www.dogentricks.com/videos/TheTrickingBible.pdf

From there just search tutorials for the tricks that u wanna learn.

In addition, search your local area for other trickers cauz learning with others will help u progress allot faster.

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Tricking / Re: Tornado Kick Problems
« on: September 08, 2010, 10:53:19 PM »
Have someone hold a kick pad or other target and practice kicking the shit out of it with a 360 kick.

Once your follow through has you landing on both feet just land with your kicking foot only. Once you have that try to get it more off axis.

You can go more off axis without having a powerful 360 and still do the move but wont look as good and you wont be able to combo out of it.   

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Tricking / Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« on: September 08, 2010, 10:46:14 PM »
Off a diving board or trampoline is about the best way to learn a double leg motion.

Basically you just go up keep your legs mostly straight and if you're right handed or you spin that way most comfortably; use your right hand to grab your left foot, look up and to the left and you should have it.

After you have it that far, use a person of a block in the gym to flip/roll over until you are comfortable with the motion then try it out without the safety net.


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Tricking / Re: Trouble with double leg
« on: September 08, 2010, 10:37:26 PM »
Maybe drink a shot or something (only if your over 21) and just freekin do it!!!!

No, but really do it over a person a couple times and then just imagine that he is there and do it.

That should help if not resort to my first comment.

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Tricking / Re: Problem with tricking
« on: September 08, 2010, 10:30:52 PM »
You wont really be able to walk into tricking as easily as you can parkour. Trickers are normally competent in both martial arts and tumbling based exercises.  Learn all the basic flips first and improve your flexibility and kicking, learn capoeira techniques as well as some break dancing variations for body control and once you get really good at all of that you will start being able to link/combos etc and advance to the more skilled techniques and then you will be doing tricking.
Front hand springs will not help your front flips but you should learn them anyways. Also with tricking you have to get used to getting in positions that are not comfortable, and progression will likely depend on how often you put yourself out of your comfort zone to just try new movements..

listen to this guy. he is clearly versed in the areas that are of interest to you.

Looking up some of the more basic tricking moves and perfecting the basic martial arts kicks will help you allot.

Also check out the following: http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,24752.0.html

Focus on incorporating spins in both directions (both stepping and jumping); this will help you with your spatial awareness.

As far as getting bored you would have to be basically mindless in my opinion to not be. Progression and incorporating new moves and new places into your practice is essential to growth and sanity. by the time you learn everything in tricking PK and freerunning you will be too old to keep doing it, so why not keep progressing and learning new things.

Moving on to tricking and freerunning is perfectly natural and is the sign of a healthy practice.
 

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: music+parkour good?
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:52:36 AM »
I've heard that getting over amped up weather it be with music or caffine can provide good results in the short term but can over work the nervous system and lead to longer recovery times over training and or decreased performance.

If someone knows more than me id be glad to hear your input.

Also i imagine that if you listened to something calming it would help you get in the zone but not over stimulate you???

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I just learned palm flips. I was pretty stoaked about that :D

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Im in town for a couple weeks and wouls love to jam with anyone around.

Let me know!!

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Socialize / Re: Daniel Ilabaca's hair
« on: May 22, 2010, 11:36:51 PM »
Long hair is a bitch but it's worth it, and it give's me an excuse to where Japaneses head bands.

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_comprofiler/Itemid,70/

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Socialize / Re: Occupation
« on: May 22, 2010, 11:23:16 PM »
Ninja???

Sorry I couldn't resist. :-[


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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour as a career.
« on: May 22, 2010, 10:55:26 PM »
I would have to agree that having obstacles helps you progress. Like in Colby Zayne Gamache's vid for instance he has landing pads which is definitely gonna help you progress.

I'm not gonna argue this point really because it seems pretty self evident. Of course you can progress without it but for your sake and anyone else who lives in the sticks.... BUILD YOUR OWN OBSTACLES!!!!

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,23944.0.html

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,26146.0.html

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,26595.msg324858/topicseen.html#msg324858

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Training apparatus
« on: May 12, 2010, 06:26:57 PM »
Great idea!!

You could build a vault box because it's the most versatile. Maybe also some bars and stuff kind of based off scaffolding idea but you could prolly build it cheaper than what you could get the scaffolding for.

Also check this discussion out for some more ideas http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,23944.0/topicseen.html


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Freerunning / Re: back handspring question
« on: May 06, 2010, 09:02:11 PM »
I am sure that you can learn on your own if you are in good shape and don't mind some possible bumps and bruises. Make sure that you find some really good tutorials with the progressions. Having said that, it isn't worth it. Just go to open gym if you have one in your area and ask a gymnastics instructor. If you can already do a handstand and a front handspring they will have you doing it in one time to the gym as long as you don't have some unreasonable fear thing.

Your call though, if you are pretty confident in your ability and you do all the progressions and have a soft surface you can prolly do it fine. 

good luck!!

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Parkour / Re: specific name of this vault?
« on: May 06, 2010, 08:33:19 PM »
Just a unique way of doing a reverse vault.

Its a cool idea though it looks like fun.

Its making me think that if you started with a straight 2 hand Kong, left the block with both hands then went into a reverse that it would be a really really cool trick???

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