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Messages - Nick Radanovic

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Pennsylvania / Re: Lancaster, PA
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:55:04 PM »
Hello fellow Lancaster Traceur! Lancaster is a great PK community with several certified teachers! A lot of the Lancaster PK peeps train at Prestige Gymnastics every friday night at 9. The cost is 10$ but totally worth it as many of us train there. If you have any questions just ask here or shoot me a PM.

Socialize / Re: Besides Parkour
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:50:17 PM »
Eat, Sleep, Train. That's it.

Socialize / Re: Ask Andy The Admin!
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:48:52 PM »
Andy, Can I answer all of your unanswered questions for you?

Pennsylvania / Re: Prestige Gym in Lancaster P.A. ?
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:31:34 PM »
Great place to train and improve your skills! I go almost every Friday and there are a few of us who train there also.

Injury Reports / Back muscle injury
« on: October 11, 2011, 03:32:05 PM »
Date of Injury: 9/30/11
Time of injury : Aprox. 22:00
Your DOB and age: 9/13/93 18y.o
name: Nick Radanovic
City, State: Lancaster PA
# years practicing Parkour / Freerunning: 2.5
Hours of training per week. 5-10 avrg.
Other exercise / fitness experience: None
Location where injury occurred: Local gym
Conditions of location: Indoors,lit very well.
What you were doing / trying to do when injury occurred: Standing back tuck
Where any other people involved: No.
Part of body  - description of injury, rating of severity 1-10: Left side middle back (Latissimus Dorsi). 9 out of 10.
Did you see a doctor for diagnosis: No.
Did you get X-rays or MRI's: No.
Picture of the injury
Could you / how could you have avoided the injury: Extra stretching. It was very spontaneous as I was training/stretching and performing other flips before it happened. 
Date / type / severity of your last injury: None that I can recall. Im usually very good at staying cautious and avoiding injury.
Notes on the experience: Been un-able to train for almost 3 weeks. Couldn't move because of the pain in the first few days. I know how to properly perform a backflip in the gym and outdoors but I guess something's went wrong on this one.

Socialize / Re: Ask Andy The Admin!
« on: June 20, 2011, 06:54:57 PM »
Feel like re-conquering APK with me? It's been far too long since both of us have been active...

Mind if I join the team!!! haha

Socialize / Re: "Leveling Up"
« on: May 19, 2011, 06:35:12 PM »
Refer to this video: on how to do a good double kong. I do it a bit differently from you and the video. I dont use the split-foot take off I just punch the ground as you would a flip. The other thing I do differently is I dont keep my legs straight in a double kong, I tuck them in.

Socialize / Re: "Leveling Up"
« on: May 19, 2011, 03:50:46 PM »
I like to call it Progression. Try to progress yourself and do a double-kong.

Socialize / Re: zombie kits
« on: May 18, 2011, 01:52:09 PM »

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Kids and Parkour
« on: May 17, 2011, 04:05:47 PM »
The recent article about Nathan Kennedy ( ) brought up an important question in my mind: At what age should any child begin learning parkour? On the pro side, parkour is a very positive, productive, and creative activity, and in some cases it could do wonders for a child's development as a person. However, at an age when a child does not understand how to manage risk properly, it may also be dangerous for their health--if, on their own time, they try to independently learn moves that are too advanced for their bodies.

I'm not an expert on kids, but it seems like there must be some age at which it is too early to teach them parkour. Most kids are not supervised every second of every day, and once they know some basic parkour moves, they might begin trying things they shouldn't.

Opinions? Thoughts?

I think 12 or 13 would be an acceptable age. I and a few others are currently "teaching" a 12 year old. The only problem we see is he is VERY VERY hyper and is more focused on doing parkour to impress other 12 year old girls! Just the other day he had told me he did a frontflip off a wall to impress a girl. Needless to say he has NEVER frontfliped before... He ended up injuring himself and could train for a few days. I think if kids are willing to learn the discipline and safety of parkour/freerunning at their young age then they can succeed and become very good traceurs.

If its large and it flies...I'm scared of it. Especially when I don't expect it to fly directly at me...

Socialize / Re: Ask Andy The Admin!
« on: May 17, 2011, 04:23:27 AM »
Dear Andy, Have you been working on this thread since the last post?

FAQ / Re: Origin of Parkour?
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:28:09 AM »
old thread is old.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: BackFlips with Shoes on?
« on: May 13, 2011, 05:19:36 AM »
I cant seem to backflip WITHOUT shoes unless I'm at the gym. I normally wear a pair of skate shoes which are heavy compared to most other shoes and I can get a full rotation while wearing them.

Trained with Jordan Strybos<3 and Ryan Sandhaus at a local playground. Also trained with a few other kids.

Socialize / Re: Name something awesome you did today!
« on: May 06, 2011, 07:01:52 PM »
After many months I did my first backflip!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Dealing with Frustration
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:25:02 PM »
i dont know if this is weird but,  when im in school i can visualize the movements just fine, its just... my body doesnt listen to me and doesnt do what I tell it to do... because I had been doing it wrong before, I can't do it right now.. its really bad....

It's not weird at all! There are tons of moves that I know how to do (mostly in freerunning) that I can visualize perfectly in my mind but when it comes time to doing the moves my body just doesn't want to do it. Do you train alone? I find it best to train with friends if I cant do a move because they can evaluate how well my technique is.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Dealing with Frustration
« on: May 05, 2011, 05:09:38 PM »
If I cant complete a move I usually just sit and take a break, recollect myself mentally and try again. If that STILL fails then I make a mental note and say "Alright I cant do this. I'll come back in a few days or a few weeks and try again". Another thing that helps is taking a little walk and just focusing on the movement I'm trying to do.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Waiting On The Station
« on: May 04, 2011, 11:37:48 AM »
In regards to parkour I dont think there is an "end" you cant ever "be the best". You can train for 40 years and still improve on something.

It amazes me that your not the guy in your avatar.

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