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Socialize / Re: The funniest bail ever(and most painful yet)
« on: December 14, 2007, 07:11:02 AM »
Sorry about the size of the pics, I tried to resize them twice but they wont take...

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Socialize / Re: The funniest bail ever(and most painful yet)
« on: December 14, 2007, 07:07:11 AM »
I FINALLY got a camera and took those pics haha. And so...

Here's the hole...


And here's the cause of the hole...


lol good times...

And out of a wonderful trip to my dad's house, I got everything I need to fix it now, YAY.

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On the topic of POTW, How do you view the pictures that are up for voting?

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In the Media / Re: Heroes.
« on: November 29, 2007, 08:53:33 PM »
If there was more to it I apologize, I missed it too, plus my computer loads youtube but only just lol. If there was more, that's most of it anyways...

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In the Media / Re: Heroes.
« on: November 29, 2007, 08:43:05 PM »

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Socialize / Re: The funniest bail ever(and most painful yet)
« on: November 28, 2007, 05:38:44 PM »
thats awesome, your head poked a hole in the wall! we need to see a photo of you with your head positioned in the wall-hole, and one of just the hole itself. are you still shaved bald? that would only enhance the effect.. lol

That can be arranged...

And no, I do have hair now, I was thinking about shaving it again for the picture...my gf wont let me haha

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Socialize / Re: The funniest bail ever(and most painful yet)
« on: November 28, 2007, 04:43:15 PM »
I can top that!

I was in my room, and did a kong over my twin sized bed longways. I didn't factor in the spring of it and it launched me into my 6"+ thick solid plaster wall. My head went at least 3" into it, and it shot me back about 3' onto my ass! So now there's this huge whole in the wall of our RENTAL HOME!!! lol So now I have this big hole to save up the money to fix somehow without my mom finding out... M2 is already aware of this haha  ::)

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Socialize / Re: What kind of music are you into?
« on: November 24, 2007, 06:44:44 PM »
Not to inflame the argument anymore, but I find it strange that in our day and age people feel the need to bash what you enjoy simply because it is not harmonious with that in which they enjoy. I'm not attacking anyone with this, I myself do it, I just find it...strange. All I'm saying is at least try to understand that they like it, perhaps even why they do, you don't have to like it to respect it, but you also don't have to hate it because you don't like it... Just something you should consider thinking about.

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Socialize / Re: Weirdest and(or) creepiest thing
« on: November 24, 2007, 06:27:18 PM »
A fat, sweaty, hairy guy wearing nothing but an orange speedo with a pink iPod clipped to it doing parkour...:'(

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Socialize / Re: Jobs, household tasks and Parkour
« on: November 24, 2007, 06:23:10 PM »
Security, Construction "Gofer", Electrician (My Tae Kwon Do instructor recalls working with a few traceurs up in the rafters of a building running wires along the beams.), Good Samaritan, Messenger...

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Consumer Whores / Re: The best Parkour / Freerunning jeans / pants
« on: October 31, 2007, 02:22:28 PM »
They look like they'd be heavy as hell, if they're light weight, I'd buy some, otherwise, durability doesn't mean that much to me.


But parkour aside, they sound awesome, I could definitely see where they would come in handy for me.

(and from your quote about the motorcycle, you made me want one haha)

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Socialize / Re: I need some advice
« on: October 21, 2007, 09:38:28 PM »
Muhammad, you are in no place to define what is or isn't "of wisdom".

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There is a biological addiction to weed, and there IS a psychological dependency on weed.

LOL!

That's your opinion mate. My father is dead as a direct result of marijuana and the laws against it, so lets just leave it at that. I think I am in a fair enough position to speak with knowledge about the subject, and have enough experience to say that meddling with affairs that are illegal is not wise. I'm not trying to come down on anyone's head, but I am genuinely concerned for you all because of my own personal life experience regarding controlled substances and the effects that breaking the laws surrounding them can have on your family and your life.

I agree completely Muhammad, my step dad did marijuana, and the effect it had on him was frightening to see as a small child, the use or even simple affiliation with controlled substances is a very unwise choice to make, regardless of how honorable your intentions may be. Also, it's such a shame that people these days take such poor care of their bodies, and drugs just add to that lack of personal care.

Personally, I have a step sister, and an...acquaintance who do marijuana, and I also met a guy who did it, I stay out of it, I keep busy enough looking after myself and my own life to worry about poor decisions others make, there are lessons that can and need to be learned by the experiences and choices we make in life, and I'm not about to interfere with that. Also, I agree to the point that it is their decision, and their's alone. Let her know you disagree with her choice, and move on. Focus on SELF-improvement so as you can more effectively help others, this may seem to be an overused phrase in our (parkour) community, but...

"One's got to be strong to be useful"

Best of luck ;)

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Ohio / Re: Anyone from Wilmington?
« on: October 21, 2007, 07:53:51 PM »
Ah yes, I did have a trainee, but I haven't heard from him in weeks, and assume he's quit on me.

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Parkour / Re: 360 underbars
« on: October 21, 2007, 03:58:48 PM »
The way I drilled mine was to find a handicap ramp rail with one rail on either side of a sidewalk, and find a comfortable starting spot, go one direction through both rails one way, and then coming back do the other side, I tended to do whichever side was on the higher side of the rail (ie / = right side, \ = left side. (exaggerated, but you get the idea)). I did 20 on each side and saw great improvements on it.

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Parkour / Re: 360 underbars
« on: October 21, 2007, 03:13:54 PM »
I got mine to where they are very smooth (not fast yet, but very smooth) all you have to do is practice them to get your confidence built up, smoothness, and speed comes with comfort and confidence, and this applies to all techniques.

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Parkour / Re: Broad Jump
« on: October 21, 2007, 03:12:19 PM »
That's about where mine's at (8.5-9') but a good way is to make the jump distance trainers that they (used) to have a tutorial on here (gear and M2 will get it back up at some point though), but once you get them, I'd advise doing the "samurai drill" from the jump height trainers. (start at the shortest distance, jump to it 100 times in 1 day, and each day, move it out 1'' and eventually you (should) increase your distance considerably). other than that, do lots of squats and calf raises to increase your leg strength, and practice a lot.

Best of luck ;)

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I'm proud of my kong vault over a 6' picnic table

I'm proud of my first kong-to-cat

I'm proud of my wonderful, challenging, totally fulfilling precision work last night

I'm proud of how smooth my 360 underbar is

I'm proud of my first rail precision

I'm proud of my 5' vertical jump over that sign

I'm proud of my 8½-9' jump distance

I'm proud to have met phishfi, along with the guys from OSUPK

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In the Media / Re: CBS special some Philly Group
« on: October 03, 2007, 04:09:09 PM »

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That sounds like and awesome idea! I don't think there's been a video like that...I would so be into that lol :D

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Bottom line, what does it matter? Who cares what someone calls what they do, or what they label you as, just train for the improvement of yourself, and let others worry about how they perceive it.

I'd have to disagree.  It matters very much what others call it when talking to the media.  When you're trying to inform the general public about something new you have to be very careful about how you word things.  Maybe it doesn't affect your personal training, but it can very easily affect the general public's views.  The general public that votes.  True you can still train if its not widely accepted, but it makes training easier if people don't think we're just daredevils.

Example: 
Instead of traceurs lets call all parkour practitioners murderers and see what the public interpretation is.

Granted the real life issue isn't as extreme, but I'm sure people can extrapolate some meaning.

My apology, I wasn't talking about the media, I was talking about the conflict between freerunning and parkour extremists. I entirely agree that when speaking to the media you have to be very careful about what you say, parkour is a discipline that can be easily misinterpreted.

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