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Pics & Vids / Re: solo vid heavy editing
« on: May 12, 2006, 07:04:07 AM »
as for the parkour, I would say work on your over all speed and practice the climbups on your arm jumps. rolls seemed ok but we all should work on those constantly. but other than your overall speed in running and the techniques and the clinbups it was pretty good just not that interesting to watch.

Movement / Re: Take off leg
« on: April 16, 2006, 08:52:09 PM »
been working on my ambidextrous vaults and take offs. so far I have been able to get my vaults fairly comfortable for both sides. still need to work on the turn vault however. and I am strengthening my legs to even out and this has helped me immensely I still take off with my right foot naturally for running jumps. but if I think about it I can do the left foot as well with out the stutter steps but I do sacrifice distance.
I am just out training and working up to it (making it natural and my body fairly balanced and comfortable being ambidextrous). that is the only way to do it. right now I am getting to the point of it being natural to use either side of the body when I get to that point then I will try to make both sides of my body even in power and strength and all that type of stuff as my focus.

FAQ / Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« on: April 16, 2006, 08:10:42 PM »
klaymen what model are those they look nice and how much?

I have had converse all stars, new balance 574, new balance of some other model,asics gels and and nike attempt II

all stars: light, durable, no grip, no shock absorption, and cheap
new balance 574: light, grippy but horrible on wall runs however, ok durability, hardly any shock absorption, $30
new balance: heavy, grippy but wore out quick, $40, good shock absorption
asics gels: light, grippy, regular shock, $35, durable except
   --the grip came off from the sole rather quick because of the way it had a space in the sole pattern and gate I was doing some work on tore it up. other models I don't think wold have this problem tho. I would definitely use asics again but a different model

using the nikes for about a month so far they are as good as the asics I used but more expensive but had a better grip pattern to me.

FAQ / Re: How to use the word Parkour
« on: March 27, 2006, 06:57:49 PM »
 ;D :P :D ;D
some of my friends say this to me it bugged at first but then after they realized that you cant do that ( because it was a noun) they did it anyway as a joke it amuses me now. they say thing like "hey go parkour that wall!"

Movement / Re: begginer....word
« on: March 19, 2006, 03:59:21 PM »
I wouldn't call it the wrong reason. But parkour is more of a discipline than pure "hey it's fun and look at what I can do", tho there is a tad bit of that in the community and in each of us. We get enjoyment out of it I don't think we would do it if it was torture for us to train parkour.
Anyway what Mattew was saying was parkour is about a mindset and then moving in that mindset. And a parkour mindset is either escape or search. So to put it simply parkour movements are supposed to be done efficiently to overcome an object and in the escape situation as quickly as possible. Without this mindset you are simply doing techniques/tricks or whatever you would want to call them.
There is much more to parkour than this, the community and the reason David Belle created the discipline and other resons linked within parkour.
To answer your question, check out the movements section of the forum and download some videos and research more at this site and other sites. And you learn some basic movements that will be the foundation and help you to start. Find a local forum to connect with people in your area.

P.S. to anybody who wants to correct me, such as mods or people who have a better understanding of parkour, if I have put any wrong information on here please do correct me so I don't spread wrong knowledge and I can learn myself.

Pics & Vids / Re: Behind the Scenes - Casino Royale
« on: March 15, 2006, 06:21:32 PM »
interesting did I hear Seb right when he said free-running is about composing with obstacles?

Pics & Vids / Re: February - Handi-Kong Ramps
« on: March 03, 2006, 09:28:49 PM »
Demon your drills are awesome. It seems like everything I wonder how to get better at you put up a drill do do just that. ;D

Pics & Vids / Re: TEAM Ballistic VID
« on: February 17, 2006, 08:10:20 AM »
pretty nice especially of pawlak you got some good speed on those tricks. you have some sick flow through those. your techniques through these tricks seems pretty sweet. I like it alot.

Pics & Vids / Re: "Vaults 102" Re-hosted
« on: February 14, 2006, 09:31:15 PM »
really nice tutorial video. I liked it alot. the only thing I can say is more of the spin type vaults should have been put in the style section but overall a very nice tutorial. and I loved the "disclaimer" at the end of it.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Is Freerunning Different than Parkour?
« on: February 14, 2006, 12:45:21 PM »
This debate is very interesting...
from my point of view, parkour is already defined by PAWA in a mindset type way. by saying that parkour is getting from A to B in the fastest way with the human body only... free-running, meant as a synonym for parkour but not, is different to me because Sebastian the one credited with making the term explains parkour in a separate way. making the term, free-running, a different discipline. one that is more open allowing acrobatics and going back on yourself and anything else up to the practitioner.

Movement / Re: running.
« on: February 12, 2006, 06:00:02 PM »
The awnser is yes. i would like to be able to see what he was foing in detail and a couple of times so maybe i could perfect my form.
The purpose of most Parkour videos is to display the techniques/skills of the participants.

It sounds like you'd like to see more tutorial videos. Tutorial/educational type videos have been done before (vaults 102 is a great example of one), and I believe there is a relatively high profile tutorial video scheduled to be released quite soon...


Movement / Re: running.
« on: February 11, 2006, 07:27:41 AM »
yeah but with most parkour videos they are trying to mimic the chase escape scenario.
If it is a training video however displaying the skill of the traceur. Would you want to see him walking or doing the techniques? such as a set of rails would you want to see the guy vault a rail, land, stand up and walk then vault another rail, not impressive, this doesn't show how much mastery of the techniques he has. Because vaults and other techniques at speed are much harder and therefore much more impressive.

Movement / Re: Take off leg
« on: February 11, 2006, 07:15:05 AM »
timmers: that really helped, thanks. I was wondering about how the body would move naturally and what would be the most comfortable. Because the way I have been doing it feels awkward but I couldn't get myself to fix it. I think this information will help me loads to make those movements natural and un-awkward.

Movement / Re: Take off leg
« on: February 10, 2006, 07:37:38 AM »
I know its pretty much good to be ambidextrous but will it hurt my parkour game to be doing most if not all of my jumps/vaults taking off of one leg? and if so how do I go about trying to "even out my legs"?

Movement / Take off leg
« on: February 09, 2006, 07:06:34 AM »
I was wondering if the leg I take off with matters for vaults and just jumps. would it be a good idea it train up my less dominant leg so that I could take off from any vault or jump with either leg? The reason I ask this is because for "lazy vaults" it seems to matter more for the technique, I don't know about other vaults, and if in general that will cause problems later as far as muscle development and anything else. I have noticed that for every technique I use my right leg (my dominant). Is this a problem?

Pics & Vids / Re: HPK1:The Huntington Story Begins
« on: February 03, 2006, 04:25:10 PM »
the editing in the video was nice but I think you guys need to get some more training in before the next video. keep up the training and progress more then film again is my suggestion.

Socialize / Re: free run game (internet game)
« on: February 03, 2006, 03:49:18 PM »
whoops sorry I didn't put the link, thought I did. anyway it is the one that jumpoffmyroof posted

Socialize / free run game (internet game)
« on: February 02, 2006, 06:57:58 PM »
thought it was cool my girlfriend found it it gets addicting even tho I suck at it.

Pics & Vids / Re: Frosti's trip to Hawaii
« on: February 02, 2006, 05:07:06 PM »
sweet vid if that represents the tribes skill then dang looking forward to the future projects. I can tell you like cat leaps and underbars  ;D.
I am heading out to Hawaii for the second time this time with some knowledge of parkour. so looking forward to this trip for some training, surfing, and chillin with my friends (its a senior trip to celebrate graduating)

Pics & Vids / Re: andi
« on: January 17, 2006, 07:57:14 PM »
I liked the video nice parkour. but the black blocks were a little annoying otherwise pretty good video editing and shots

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