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Sorry, it's the Grammar Nazi in me  :P.

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Maybe because Parkour is different to different people? stop trying to define it for everyone and you will be a lot less disappointed.

Please stop. You are not the first person to express this idea, and you won't be the last. These threads usually devolve into people talking about making a sandwich being Parkour. Parkour has a standard definition. Not everyone uses the exact same wording, but the basic idea stays the same. Saying that Parkour is different for everyone is a form of you trying to redefine it. So again, please stop.

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No way it can't not happen.

Why is there no way it can happen?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:12:12 PM »
That's...  Not true.  Masturbation is also a trait found in the wild.

Certain monkeys will use frogs. I guess technically, that would be forced interspecies fellatio, but i think once the frog is dead, it becomes masturbation.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 27, 2011, 04:48:31 PM »
That isn't analagous.

We have sex drives built into us.  I guess you could say we have a built in addiction to sex.  But when I phrase it that way it puts sex out to be the bad guy, when really it's just a survival mechanism for the species.  Nicotine, however, is not a hardwired addiction, and eventually the brain resets itself and cravings for the drug decrease in intensity and frequency.  This is not the case for sex.

I knew someone was going to post this. It doesn't matter if the habit is built in or picked up along the way. The analogy still works, since it is just as difficult to quit. That's all he was trying to express.

Actually, I think it would be easier to quit jerkin it.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 27, 2011, 09:36:51 AM »
Forgot I had these pictures on my computer. I found the first one particularly helpful (click to make it bigger): http://imgur.com/a/Nm23t

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 26, 2011, 12:18:54 PM »
Klaymen,
thanks for finding an argument that supports the opposite of mine, I won't bother researching and posting studies that support it.

I'm sure you've done OP a world of good.




I agreed with support groups being beneficial. I even linked to a community dedicated to helping people quit smoking. If I see something that I believe to be incorrect, I am going to say something. You probably just think that I am trying to go against everything you say because I have some sort of grudge, but that is not the case. I don't care about who is right, just what is right.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 26, 2011, 09:10:29 AM »
Studies have shown that people who join a "quitting group" "dieting group", "marathon training group" are statistically more successful because they are part of a group and because they have made their goal a public declaration (and other reasons).


While groups can be beneficial, making goals a public declaration actually makes you less likely to achieve them.

Also, some people may find this to be a good resource for quitting. The hardest part (for me anyways) is just hanging out with people who smoke.

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It does work for me Klaymen do you get an error or anything? what computer / browser? - Thanks

Any city in the world - I'll need some time for that, I really don't know. Really if I could do an unlimited budget, it would be one episode each in a list of cities longer than my arm :)

I was getting a Comcast error page where the map is. Must have been a problem with Comcast, as it's working at a different location.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 25, 2011, 12:55:25 PM »
Sorry, that doesn't hold up to light.  Did you not just read what I said?

Nicotine is the most addictive substance on the planet.  Cocaine, heroin, and every other drug you could possibly think of is less addicting than nicotine.  It is easier to quit these other drugs than it is to quit nicotine.

Any cigarette you have after you quit smoking, whether it be days, or months, or years, sometimes even decades after you quit will reignite the addiction process all over again.  You're only encouraging your body to want more by smoking occasionally, and making it much much easier for you to fall prey to the addiction cycle.  There's no such thing as moderation for addictive substances, because they're addictive which by its very nature performs in a positive feedback loop fashion.






Not everyone gets addicted to substances. I know plenty of people who have smoked more than one cigarette on several occasions, but have no need to smoke another one, and desire to go out and buy a pack. They are the lucky ones.

While a single cigarette is damaging, I still maintain that one a month will not have any noticeable effect on training.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:50:29 AM »
If you smoke 3 times every 4 months it really isn't not going to effect you. ie I smoke cigars on special occasions. It's when you smoke a pack a day/week that it really builds up.

This exactly. One cigarette a month isn't really going to affect you at all. It's when you get to a pack a day that you really notice the effect to your stamina (spoken from experience).

Although, I have a friend who smokes a pack of Newports per day and still runs 5 miles every day.

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I could *TRY* - To make a Hotspots contest,

Seems that the hotspots map isn't working. Could just be me though.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Teams: What is the point?
« on: February 23, 2011, 01:48:25 PM »
Jesus, I thought that was pretty obviously a joke. Guess I should have used a  :P instead of a  ;) ... damn emoticons.

I have met most of the people in The Tribe. You guys may not remember, as it was years ago (before "The Tribe" was even an idea), but I do. I know how friendly and helpful everyone is. Please don't think that my disappointment with Jump City sinks to a personal level.

I was just poking fun at Andy's critique of the idea of an exclusive group, by pointing out the elephant in the room as far as that critique was concerned.

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Virginia / Saturday Conditioning Sessions in Richmond
« on: February 22, 2011, 05:05:51 PM »

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I agree that there are worse places to visit on the internet, but just because you see 10 crackheads in another neighborhood doesn't mean you should be happy that yours only has 8.
And yes, I'm not discounting the civility here, but I'm also trying to make a point about the ones not being civil... not just in this thread, throughout the forums here.

I think that analogy is a little exaggerated. Something more accurate would be, "Most neighborhoods have about 100 murders per year. Ours only has 1 or 2. Are you happy about that?" To which I would reply: "Hell yes!"

Then again, mine may be a bit exaggerated in the opposite direction.

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Still holding my guns on the "stop arguing and show the people who WILL come to these forums after seeing the show that we arent a bunch of assholes who never learned how to treat people."

I'd say this forum, even this thread, is vastly more civil than 90% of the rest of the internet. Unless this is the first website someone has ever been to, they will likely be impressed by the level of maturity.

hopefully the one thing that comes out of this to any newcomer is that we all care greatly about Parkour itself, and we care greatly about the new people coming to the discipline and that they receive the right message (which I THINK we all agree is to train safely first and foremost)

Of course we disagree what the right way to spread parkour is, and what the right message is, but nobody here has said they don't care and they don't care about new people coming in.

Agreed.

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If you believe that, then its pretty safe to say anything you post from here on out can safely be swept under the rug as rubbish.

Parkour (when practiced/trained for correctly) is only dangerous if a freak accident occurs, much like crossing the street.

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Pics & Vids / Re: One Year... YES!!
« on: February 19, 2011, 06:43:03 PM »
Lol you must be implying that our movements have not XD

No, they have. That was just the first thing I noticed.

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Pics & Vids / Re: One Year... YES!!
« on: February 19, 2011, 03:43:28 PM »
You're right, your filiming ability has improved greatly  :P

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Pics & Vids / Re: Eric Joyal newest vid
« on: February 19, 2011, 03:39:39 PM »
Should really be doing dynamic stretches rather than static for warm-up.

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