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Tricking / Re: Side fulls
« on: June 13, 2012, 05:10:37 PM »
Oh dear  :-[

Well if anyone wants to do a cart full later, come back to this thread

Tricking / Re: Side fulls
« on: June 13, 2012, 10:13:46 AM »
Like cart fulls? Because I think a side full would just be an a-twist, so I'm confused :P.

Just in case you're talking about a cart full, here's a good tutorial:

And more detail on getting power out of cartwheels:

I know that in the cart full tutorial he said that he never practiced cart fronts/arabians, but one of the problems that some people have when doing them is that they don't invert enough and end up doing something more like a b-twist. So the way to do that is to go back to cartwheel front/arabians so that you get the feeling of stalling and inverting before you twist.

If you're not talking about cartwheel fulls, well...I'm embarassed  :-[

Freerunning / Re: Which to learn first?
« on: June 10, 2012, 03:19:12 PM »
That's not Grip though

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What happened to Daniel Ilabaca?
« on: June 09, 2012, 03:56:06 PM »
They have a Behind the Scenes look of it, it's a pretty awesome set.

Funny that I watched the 5 Gum commercial before and I totally forgot about that :P

Freerunning / Re: Fear of flips
« on: June 08, 2012, 11:44:44 AM »

Pics & Vids / Re: Rate My Kong-Cat :D
« on: June 07, 2012, 09:12:42 PM »
I haven't done a lot of cat leaps but I do that too. I think technically speaking it would be better to land with both feet so that you can absorb the impact more depending on how far the cat leap is. Just try not to think about the climb-up on the way into your cat leap and rather just sticking it, see if that helps you land with both feet together.

Pics & Vids / Re: After 2 weeks
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:10:11 PM »
Just wondering, do you guys have any background in martial arts or gymnastics?

Yea, seriously...if it's possible to do that much from only 2 weeks of training, then I have been doing it wrong

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What happened to Daniel Ilabaca?
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:37:01 PM »
Haha my bad. Nuclearapplepie just threw me off completely whether we were talking about the trololo guy or Ilabaca anymore

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:31:59 PM »
Last day of school today..../sigh

I'm glad that summer's here but I just wish I could start over

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Fellow traceurs with the wrong idea
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:26:39 PM »
I don't know, guys. Some people just never change, and I know for sure that there are plenty of men and women in this world who never grew up and matured. I like to think that as you train and improve with parkour that your mindset becomes different, but I have enough evidence just by YouTube that there are some pretty good traceurs out there that are still assholes.

Even if by some chance that people did realize that they're not really doing parkour and are just being reckless, I don't want to have to wait until someone gets arrested or seriously hurt to make my point. Neither do I want it to result in people blaming that "one guy doing parkour" and ruining the reputation for the rest of us.  I'm thinking from now on I'm just going to show everyone the "Parkour: The Nature of Challenge" documentary.

Like I said in some other thread, I really think this is why it's important for the more experienced traceurs to keep stepping up and show people what parkour's really about, since people look up to them and they can act almost as authorities when it comes down to parkour and philosophy, respect, etc. They have a much bigger effect on people when they talk about things like this as opposed to some random noob.

Freerunning / Re: Tucking Help
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:05:02 PM »
Well I was going to suggest that, but with the way he worded it and his legs going all whacky, I think he'd rather just try a different technique, especially if he thinks it looks better and lets him tuck tighter. Some people can just keep their legs tight and tucked during the flip, and others have to keep them behind their hands so that they don't open out.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Monkey Vault
« on: June 06, 2012, 07:56:40 PM »
I remember when I first began training I started with kong vaults first and when a few months ago I came up to a rail and realized I'd actually never done a monkey vault before. I was actually scared to do a monkey vault because I was afraid I would clip my feet as opposed to the dive kongs I was used to doing haha.

Pics & Vids / Re: Rate My Kong-Cat :D
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:50:41 PM »
Haha no that looked really smooth actually, but it looks different because it's pretty short. But when you go for longer ones, don't focus as much on "diving" for the kong as much, if you know what I mean. Like longways picnic table diving kind of kongs where you have to stretch out and get your legs higher, because if you're going to try to grab onto something afterwards it's going to be a lot harder to pull your torso back to vertical and stick the landing.

Socialize / Re: Splinter Cell fans.....prepare to be disappointed
« on: June 05, 2012, 06:28:52 AM »
Good thing I'm not a Splinter Cell fan LOL

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:55:15 PM »
Made my day epic? Gave the guys at the shop my tattoo idea.

Made my day suck? Earliest appointment time was the Saturday after this Saturday. :/

You were the one who got the APK tattoo weren't you?

Kong to headstand, NICE!!!!

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Children taking falls
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:14:31 PM »
Yea me too, if you show us I'm sure some other people will help your argument on the conditioning idea and they might change their minds.

I think you can understand where he's coming from though, you know? His argument made sense, but I guess he didn't really back it up if he was really skinny and he couldn't even take the drops initially (by knees bending inwards you mean they wobble inwards when he lands?)

Movement / Re: Tic Tac off of fences is possible
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:29:46 PM »
That's amazing. How is that even possible since fences give in once you put your foot on them? I must know

Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: June 01, 2012, 03:21:59 PM »
It hit 120 degrees today.
Hopefully I don't die.

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