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Messages - Jeremiah Townsend

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Wisconsin / Re: Green Bay
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:23:01 AM »
Hey, I live in green bay, reply on here if you still need a training partner

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: David Belle's Parkour
« on: April 29, 2013, 08:46:31 AM »
I mean some people may have to do conditioning and work for it without liking it for a while before it becomes enjoyable.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: David Belle's Parkour
« on: April 29, 2013, 07:39:32 AM »
So... acquired taste?

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FAQ / Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« on: April 29, 2013, 06:12:14 AM »
Saucony men's Grid Spectrum
Cost about 60 bucks each time
Uber durable
nice grip, master a wall run and you'll be fine

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100K Threads / Re: 10k rolls
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:58:12 AM »
Did 97 over the weekend
I have a big backyard, like acre and a half

7191

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Parkour And Freerunning / Problems with long falls
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:06:23 AM »
I'm having issues with my long falls. Recently I have gotten uber-good at rolls from standing position or running, or even dive rolling over obstacles. My issues spawn in drops over ten feet high. When I jump from anything under that I land on my feet, but when I jump from over ten feet I have too much momentum and lose control of the roll. This is very dangerous and I wish to fix it very fast. Advice?

Also, what position do rolls leave you in? My heels usually catch on the ground or I end up in a crouch.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: David Belle's Parkour
« on: April 29, 2013, 04:33:44 AM »
/\ So your saying parkour has an acquired taste for most people?

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Website and Forum Troubleshooting / No actual registration
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:40:12 PM »
I am allowed to actually post things on the forum and am considered a member here, but on the website, when i go from the home page to my apk, it says "This user has not yet confirmed his email address and account!
This user has not yet been approved by a moderator!" how do I do this? Also I just changed my email so how do I change that too? I have it registered to my gmail on the forum but on the website it still says I am under Yahoo.

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Parkour / Re: Fear Of Kong on Rails
« on: April 28, 2013, 12:30:47 PM »
the breakdown on the apk page is here

http://www.americanparkour.com/academy/tutorials/269-the-monkeykong-vault

and the explanation on this forum is in the movement section and it's called techniques in parkour

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Parkour / Re: Fear Of Kong on Rails
« on: April 28, 2013, 08:34:15 AM »
Thanks guys. I re-looked at the breakdown of the kong vault on apk and found that Dick was right, you supposed to push off with your hands and then your feet pass over. But i wonder does it really matter that much?

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Parkour / Re: are the moves supposed to be done in a specific way?
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:41:57 PM »
Try to experiment in a safe environment. Find a way to do it that works best for you.

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Parkour / Re: Fear Of Kong on Rails
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:29:10 PM »
I have exactly the opposite problem. I've been working with the short length of picnic tables and can't get my feet between my legs and I have to let one hand go to swing my legs around instead.

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Parkour And Freerunning / A few things about Parkour
« on: April 27, 2013, 10:40:32 AM »
!. Parkour is not a verb
Parkour is not a verb. When you see people doing parkour, you say they are either training or doing parkour. You do not say they are Parkouring. Parkour is about as much a verb as football is. You never say people are footballing. You say they are playing football. You do not say people are karateing. You say they are doing karate.

2. Parkour is about challenging yourself to do better even when you think you are the best
David Bell is still trying to improve himself. Don't talk to me about how he thinks a person should train 8 hours a day everyday. Parkour is about bettering your abilities no matter how good you are. If you can do a 15 foot kong, shoot for 17. When you get there, shoot for 19. The idea is to never stop improving. and yes, you can have fun doing it. Practice is what made the greats great.

3. The moves in parkour are just that
When someone says they did a nice kong or wallrun, it is simply because they have a name for that movement. Traceurs created names that would be easy to say quickly. They inputted parkour into their speech. They created universal terms for specific movements so that they would not have to describe what they did to anyone who wasn't there. They could just say "Yeah, I lazy vaulted the rail right into a kong over an air conditioner then did a wallrun up a 10 footer," and people would know what they were talking about.


I hope this cleared up some things about parkour. I used to be confused about these things and got many bad replies for my arrogance, so I thought I should sort things out. Also tell me if I made any grammar errors.

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I had just jumped from a ten foot wall onto the ground, not knowing there was an identical ten foot drop about five feet farther. Ended up dropping twenty feet onto concrete. I had only planned to land but I tucked instead and ended up rolling under a rail and sliding down a slant to the third floor below me.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: David Belle's Parkour
« on: April 17, 2013, 12:49:13 PM »
What is the point of Training if you don't have fun doing it? Even Karate Masters train because they enjoy it. When you don't enjoy something it becomes a grueling task not a joyful way of life.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Wondering average heights
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:35:28 AM »
I was wondering what an average vertical wall run height would be for a 5' 10" guy.
I'm 6'1" and get between 11' 6" and 12' every time. What's a good goal?

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That was not specifically what I was asking. I have trouble with vaults that pull your feet between your arms so I was wondering if it was just me or anything.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What animal(s) inspire your movement?
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:09:00 PM »
Panther. I love them and they are awesome.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Winter Training
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:55:09 AM »
Okay, I am fourteen with no available version of even small income, and i live in Wisconsin where it is winter 9 months of the year. I am too young to get a gym membership by myself and I need some serious ideas for training in the nine months my parents don't let me go outside in sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Help!!

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I train wherever I am, whenever I can. If I am going out specifically to train, I go out for about three hours. I am in Wisconsin, so it is difficult to train in the winter, but I work on every single technique I can manage.

Also scared doggy, How do you do the vault in your profile pic without clipping your feet on the rail.

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