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Pics & Vids / PK Motivation
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:27:51 PM »
Made this while waiting for a download.

Let me know if you can think of a better subtitle or poster in general ;)

Pics & Vids / Progression - Kind of funny
« on: July 09, 2008, 11:50:42 PM »
I found an old clip I made back when I was trying to learn the diving kong.

You can view it here :

Its funny watching it but it also shows how progression works. Slowly working your way up to the move is key.

And if you look closely, you can see where I fall.  :D

Pics & Vids / UV Parkour Compilation
« on: June 30, 2008, 11:57:05 PM »
Team UV has had another great Jam session. A good 4 hours of freedom. I happened to mess up my hand a little but I'm alright. During practice, a group of people drove by and yelled "Dude look its parkour!" and they continued yelling and chanting until the light turned green.

Pics and Vids available !

"Support your local traceur!"

Injuries - Discussion / Left hand.
« on: June 30, 2008, 10:39:16 PM »
I was doing a reverse vault today and slipped on the mulch where I landed. Had to keep my face off the ground, so I ended up scraping my left hand. The worst is a missing chunk on my left knuckle, followed by more scrapes across my pinkie joint, and another scrape on the right ball of my palm. Theres slight swelling on the left knuckel.

I went to the closest store, washed the asphalt out of it, and wrapped it up to stop the bleeding. I kept training and remained aware of my hand.

So what works better,  keeping it exposed until it heals or applying neosporen and keeping a bandage on it?

Tricking / Flag Technique
« on: June 29, 2008, 10:47:20 PM »
Going around the forums... I havn't seen any topics focused on the Flag.

I imagine its relatively simple... but some explanation or tips maybe would be useful.

Movement / Issue with dash vault.
« on: June 29, 2008, 06:34:06 AM »
So let me say this first.... Im six foot, 165lbs, and alot of height comes from my legs.

That said, it seems im having some issues with my dash vault. I can do the vault, its just keeping my legs parallel to the ground thats the problem.

I am going to try to solve this by increasing back and ab flexibilty. Any other suggestions?

Pics & Vids / Pics and Vids - Team UV
« on: June 26, 2008, 09:07:11 PM »
To see the crappy quality pics that we took yesterday, drop by our website.

We are working on getting some better equipment. Nevertheless it was a great jam and will be doing it again very soon. Belive it or not, downtown Sarasota, FL is a great place to jam. (That is, until when the rent a cop tells you to leav :( )

Videos soon to be posted.

Diet / Vitamin Water!
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:44:27 PM »
Ah, the ever infamous Vitamin Water. Its been said that this drink is "great for the body and tastes good too!". Its also been said that "The drink is mainly composed of crap and should be considered false advertisement".

So whats the truth?

I've decided to do some research on the product. For those of you who don't know, here is a list of the flavors they offer and there main vitamins or components

power-c  (C+Taurine)
defense  (C+Zinc)
focus  (A+Lutein)
balance  (C+Glucosamine)
endurance  (E+Ribose)
essential  (C+Calcium)
vital-t  (C+E)
energy  (B+Guarana)
b-relaxed  (B+Theanine)
rescue  (C+Egcg)
charge  (B+Electrolytes)
multi-v  (A+Zinc)
formula 50  (50% DV of 7 vitamins)
revive  (B+Potassium)
xxx  (Triple antioxidants)

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So they have good ingredients... but what about those sugars? Read this excerpt from Science Line.

"Even if you were to absorb all the vitamins, vitaminwater might have trouble living up to its image as a salubrious alternative to sugary soft drinks: Each bottle of vitaminwater contains 32.5 grams, or two heaping tablespoons, of crystalline fructose. Fructose is a simple sugar that sweetens many fruits, although the crystalline fructose in vitaminwater is produced from cornstarch, not fruit, by crystallizing the fructose in fructose-enriched corn syrups."

(The site also talks on how not all the vitamins will be absorbed, and how they may be unnecessary)

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Although sugar is needed for us to function, is this to much?

Lets look at some overall nutrition facts.

There are 2.5 servings per bottle and for each serving the following applies.


Calories 50; Total Fat 0g; Sodium 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g; Total Sugar 13g; Protein 0g; Vitamin C 60%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%, Zinc 10%


Calories 50; Total Fat 0g; Sodium 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g; Total Sugar 13g; Protein 0g; Vitamin C 60%; vitamin E 20%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%

Stress b lemon-lime

calories 40, total fat 0g, sodium 0mg, total carbohydrate 9g, sugar 8g, protein 0g, vitamin B2 25%, vitamin B3 25%, vitamin B5 25%, vitamin B6 25%, vitamin B12 25%, vitamin C 60%, st johns wort 25mg, kava kava 25mg

Revive fruit punch

calories 50, total fat 0g, sodium 0mg, potassium 30mg, total carbohydrate 13g, sugar 12g, protein 0g, vitamin A 10%, vitamin B3 10%, vitamin B5 10%, vitamin B6 10%, vitamin B12 10%, vitamin C 60%, vitamin E 10%, gotu kola 25mg, American ginseng 25mg

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My View - Although Vitamin Water may not be as healthy as its made out to be, it's still a great alternative to soda and beer. It tastes good and it can be good for you in the end.

Think, Solve, Resolve.

Parkour And Freerunning / Parkour Support Thread
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:13:14 AM »
I've been hearing around the community on different accounts of support. We all know that its important to have the people around you support what you do. Many people have been and have not been receiving support from their:

Other traceurs

So I've started this thread to allow us to help one another. It's an opportunity for us to let each other know how we can gain support for doing what we love. I myself was not accepted by my long time girlfriend until recently. I had to let her know why I was running and why I had such a passion for it. My family still doesn't support me though.

So please, for one another, let us know if you need help getting support. And if you already have it, let others know how they can gain it. traceurs have to look out for one another, on the concrete and in life!

Thanks, Mike - Sarasota, FL

Florida / Sarasota, FL
« on: June 22, 2008, 04:08:48 AM »
I know theres should be a couple people here in Sarasota that would like to train and run and so on. Myself and two friends of mine will be interested.

Give me an email at

Parkour And Freerunning / K Swiss Ariake
« on: June 22, 2008, 01:32:34 AM »

My name is Michael and i've been running for a little while now. I was wondering if anyone here has tried the K Swiss Ariake freerunning shoes. If so, are they any good?

Hows the grip?
To much or too little traction?
Do they last?
Can you get as much hieght as similar Nike spring models?


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