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Pennsylvania / Re: Bucks County?!?!?!
« on: July 09, 2007, 11:03:12 PM »
Acewall, you can email me at

Pennsylvania / Re: Bucks County?!?!?!
« on: July 02, 2007, 02:13:21 PM »
Sup! I'm in the Levittown/Bristol area. I moved here for a job recently and haven't found any good places yet.

Wanna meet up? If you don't mind training with an older person hehe. Hit up my email and let me know!

I think I hit a chord here. I was just kidding around everyone. I just noticed that I when looking for people to jam with, I'm the oldest one there. Just some dry humor lol.

My apologies if I offended anyone.  :-[

Age 30+ / How About Some "American 'Geezer' Parkour" Tee Shirts?
« on: May 26, 2007, 12:16:04 AM »
This thought hit me while scrolling through this topic...

How about we "geezers" get together and create our own "crew." We can call it; "American 'Geezer' Parkour," with tee shirts and the lot! LOL. Then we can just point to the shirt, hand anyone taking the piss about it a flyer explaining PK and run on about our business!

*giggle* Just a thought


Age 30+ / Re: Social pressure
« on: May 26, 2007, 12:05:37 AM »
Hi everyone!

I've been away from the APK boards for a while, but seeing this topic on my return has definitely put a smile on my face.

For me, though I'm not yet 30, I am in what I would like to call the "too old for PK" limbo age range. I wouldn't call what I feel embarassment, but I have take actions to train at strange times like 4am and just before dawn. This is a time when I know no one will be about. It sucks to see that look of "Aren't you too old for that?" settle onto someone's feature when you tell them about PK. It's the main reason I won't go to jams or meet-ups, because I know I'll be the "geezer" with the kids. 

I hate it, and the feelings that come with it, but I love PK SO, SO, SO much. And though I've been doing PK for almost 2 years now, and have progressed greatly, I don't know that I'll be able to "part of the PK community." Sigh. I guess I'll love PK in secret, lol.

However, you are all a definite inspiration!


Socialize / Re: Word play
« on: April 03, 2006, 02:22:20 PM »

Pennsylvania / Calling All Boyertown/Pottstown Traceurs
« on: April 01, 2006, 07:25:51 AM »
Okay, here's the deal. I'm in the process of moving out of Philly (thank goodness!!) to the 'Burbs. That is, I'm moving to Boyertown, PA. As I have been visiting there recently, I have found that there are quite a few places to run and several smaller "cities" very close by!

I'm looking to link up, jam, or just train. If you're in the area or nearby, reach out to a fellow traceur! misanthropyst (don't forget to take out the space before the @).

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: APK Tattoo?
« on: February 28, 2006, 05:10:59 AM »
Thanks Cheetah. I'll have expression through Parkour and on my "canvas."

Though, while I'm racing through the streets of Philadelphia tattoos ablazing, people can stop and go... "Who was that tattooed chick vaulting buildings in a single bound." hehe  ;)

Flippusmn, that is kinda the direction I was going in with the post... a symbol to represent the whole American Parkour community.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: VOTE USA!!!
« on: February 27, 2006, 02:11:48 PM »
I went over and did my part. There are some nicely done videos over there!


Socialize / Re: be wary of driveway rocks
« on: February 27, 2006, 02:06:39 PM »
Beware of chasing after your escaped dog without your glasses, barefoot in 19 degree weather, PKing though the neighbor's backyards vaulting fences covered in ice and larger dogs that want you for breakfast.

Then again, common sense huh? hehe

Socialize / Re: ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: February 27, 2006, 02:01:24 PM »
Happy Birthday, Skipper!

Feliz Cuplianos! (sorry for the missing accent)

You know what that means?


Parkour And Freerunning / Re: APK Tattoo?
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:55:30 PM »
ahh i like that design. you drew that? does it mean something specific, or is it a general personality conflict between soft, hard, smooth and sharp kind of design?

Yeppers, I drew it (drawing is my drooling passion lol). And yes, it is more of a "personality conflict" kind of thing. I feel that I have different sides of me that are often misunderstood or taken wrong. We each carry soft and hard, smooth and sharp sides to us that creates the essence of who we are. Overall, the design has a root meaning of "freedom and expression" if that makes any senses at all. Kinda like that Ying Yang ideology and such.

RhayneD, that design is pretty quick; quite nice. :) Where would you get that tattooed? It reminds me of something that would go on the side of the face, like temple area to cheek, not that I'm suggesting you get it there, heh.

I like the way you think Ohfo. However delightful it would be to express myself in that way (tattooed on the face and all), I think I'm going to put it on the inside of my left bicep. I had wanted it on my left forearm, but I like having the occassional pay check and food to eat if you catch my drift, hehe. When you mentioned getting it on my face, I immediately thought of Mike Tyson.  :o ;D

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Ladies of PK?
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:43:10 PM »
Hiya RG,

I'm located in Philadelphia PA. Though I have been spending a great deal of time "in da country" in Boyertown, PA recently.

Here! Here! To another female in da group!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: APK Tattoo?
« on: February 27, 2006, 10:23:25 AM »
Here is the one that I have designed for the "many facets of me." The soft and hard, smooth and sharp... you get the point! Not the best picture, but you can get the idea.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: APK Tattoo?
« on: February 27, 2006, 06:31:27 AM »
I can think of allot worse things to get permanently etched onto your body than a well designed and meaningful piece of art like what you have created.

Definitely a good way to look at it.

I can see everyone has very different views of tattoos and Parkour tattoos. Thanks for your responses and insight. For me, my body is my canvas and I enjoy displaying meaningful things on that canvas. I have drawn designs that I plan to have inked and one of them, though not exactly a "Parkour symbol," it has much meaning that deals with what I have gained from PK, the people I have met, and many other facets of who I am.

But as someone else said, "To each their own."

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: APK Tattoo?
« on: February 26, 2006, 04:19:23 AM »
M2, answering post on the internet or getting a tattoo while intoxicated is never of the good hehe. Though you did a really good job  ;D J/K

I know what you mean about getting tattoos where they are easily visible. I want tattoos on my left and right forearms, but I know that it won't be possible seeing as I want to stay within the professional world and all. It definitely would be nice to be in a position to get them and not have to "answer" to anyone. We can all dream, yeah?

Skipper, you are definitely spot on about APK being home. I have yet to meet many of the people here, but this place is the, in the words of Snoop Dog, SHIZNIZ for me.   ;)

I already have two tattoos. One received while sober, the other... not so much lol.

Parkour And Freerunning / APK Tattoo?
« on: February 25, 2006, 07:58:24 PM »
I have been doing some thinking (okay, don't run away just yet, I know my thoughts can be a bit, well, you know hehe) and I remembered seeing that people were getting the "Parkour Glyph" tattoo over at Urban Freeflow. This got me thinking. Would anyone get an APK tattoo?

My question before the community of APK is this, would any of you get an "APK" tattoo? If so, what would be your motivation? Would it be Parkour in and of itself, the mindset, or even just a love for the way of life that you have found? Or, would you get just a general tattoo representing Parkour?

I thought about it, I would definitely get a tattoo representing PK and the way of life that I have found. The American scene has definitely treated me well, so an "APK" tattoo could be interesting. I'd love to hear some of your thoughts.

Movement / Re: Techniques in Parkour
« on: February 24, 2006, 11:44:21 AM »
Nicely put, Asa. I have to agree with the others, great analogy.

However, I have a question... or two.

You mentioned in your explanation and clarification that Kong's and other moves are used as a basic skillset. What if I feel that a certain "move," for instance the Kong or dash, is not efficient for me and I only drill them every once in a while. If I still have the same mindset of Parkour when actually DOING Parkour, but I don't use dashes or Kong's in the process, does that mean I'm NOT "doing" Parkour when the time comes?

I think I just confused myself a bit with that question, but I hope you can see what I'm getting at.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour Girls?
« on: February 23, 2006, 05:31:18 PM »
Rhayne here, and I'm a FEMALE as well. It seems the US PK community is slowly drawing females to "Our Way of Life" hehe. Just not quite as fast as it has happened in the Europe scene. I'm doing what I can to get the "PK Word" (so much that one of my mates said I was almost like a Parkour out there to females as well as males.

Stick with it, train hard, and GET THE WORD OUT!

Maybe we can create the Ladies of Parkour Team in the US scene  ;D

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: I have a lot of trouble with vaults.
« on: February 07, 2006, 05:18:10 AM »
I often wondered about the necessity of things like kongs and vaults. I've lost total confidence with kongs now (a bad experience with a car and a kong). I can even think about doing a kong or my body will freeze up.

I always thought that kongs and dash vaults were part of the "core techniques" that you needed to learn. I guess it makes sense though. If it's not the most effective and efficient to you, then why use them?

Any other ideas about this?

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