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Mid-Atlantic / Re: Back in town TUESDAY!
« on: May 09, 2006, 04:41:27 PM »
Yeah, I just realized Saturday's no good, either.  I'll be free on the 27th, but I'm off on the 28th.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Soo...
« on: May 09, 2006, 04:17:31 PM »
Bah, I don't want to use my credit card...  I'll just wait.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Soo...
« on: May 09, 2006, 11:31:47 AM »
Hm...  Suppose that I'll have to get into contact with either, then.  Got their MSNs, AIMs, etc.?  Well, I'm sure they'llcome and post'em.

Parkour And Freerunning / Soo...
« on: May 09, 2006, 10:19:43 AM »
Now taht I'm back in the VA/DC area... who do I get into contact to get the Tribe Tutorial DVD without having to pay shipping?  :-D

Mid-Atlantic / Re: Back in town TUESDAY!
« on: May 08, 2006, 04:13:05 PM »
Saturday works.

Mid-Atlantic / Back in town TUESDAY!
« on: May 07, 2006, 07:22:48 PM »
Sooo...  Anyone want to get together Wednesday or thursday?  LoL.  I'm in Alexandria.

Movement / Re: Monkey Vault Help
« on: April 25, 2006, 06:59:25 AM »
Well from my understanding, it's generally called a monkey when it's over a rail or a wall skinny enough to have enough room for just your palms, and a kong when going over something you need distance to clear it as well as height. this may or may not be a misunderstanding on my part, but either way, they are essentially the same motion.

It was a reaction from ez when the French traceurs wouldn't offer him any help.  He didn't know that saut de chat were kongs, so he noticed that he could either cross distance before or after depending on where he jumped.  He decided to call them two different things even if they're the EXACT same movement.

Of late, there's been a lot of contraversy over the entire monkey/kong issue.  The purists are beginning to abandon the English terms altogether or use "kong" to describe both.  And there are also those who believe that specifying is superior, even despite the fact that you use the same body movements for both.  Personally, I think it's a bit ridiculous.  It's almost like saying:  Well...  We vault over rails, so we have to give a new name for vaulting over walls.  Isn't that just the least bit absurd?

Movement / Re: Monkey Vault Help
« on: April 24, 2006, 08:39:11 PM »
i thought you wanted help with monkey vaults, but kongs are pretty cool, one of my fav vaults.....along with monkey and reverse......

Monkeys and kongs are the same thing.  Saut de chat.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: I'm so lucky Part II (Sorry Skipper)
« on: April 24, 2006, 11:26:58 AM »
Gah, you're so friggin lucky.  There's like NO places anywhere where I'm at in Canada that's really useful.  I guess when I'm back into town, it'll be better.

Pics & Vids / Power is Nothing Without Control
« on: April 23, 2006, 07:06:59 PM »
Got this from the PKTO forums.

He does some pretty crazy stuff.  A VERY far kong into a precision.  Yeezah.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So Lucky (New Hotspot found)
« on: April 23, 2006, 06:51:29 PM »
I wanan go to.  ;_;  Damn my not being back in town for two more weeks!!

Socialize / Re: Myspace?
« on: April 21, 2006, 05:13:41 PM »
Thank you.  :)  Oh...  And we did that BEFORE Family Guy did, thank you very much.  The bastards stole our idea.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So Lucky (New Hotspot found)
« on: April 21, 2006, 03:07:36 PM »
Yeah,w here in DC is this?  I didn't even know there were any hockey rinks in DC at all.

Socialize / Re: Myspace?
« on: April 21, 2006, 01:14:40 PM »

And yeah, I have a facebook, too. Andy Tran at McMaster University.

Mid-Atlantic / Re: APK Training Day
« on: April 20, 2006, 07:29:13 PM »
I see.  I'm not sure I have a means of gettign there yet, so I'll hold on the signing up for now.

Mid-Atlantic / Re: APK Training Day
« on: April 20, 2006, 06:23:01 PM »
You know, I might actually make it to this.  Think you could composite a list of what, exactly, will be covered?

EDIT:  I'm also going to have to ask how far Rockville is from Alexandria.  Also, if I could pay at the gym and not necessarily sign up.

EDIT the Second:  Okay, well...  Not doing anything that weekend...  BUT...  It would appear I can't seem to find a way to Rockville.  Is Leon going to be there?  HOw is he getting tehre and is it possible to bum a ride from him?  LoL.  I dunno ho whe'd feel about a stranger in his car or anything...  But he lives pretty close to me.  So I figure I might as well try.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Banned from a Park!!!
« on: April 20, 2006, 06:16:21 PM »
I'm glad it worked out.  I think you may have hit the nail on the head about the adolescense thing, though.  I assume it's harder for people to think that anyone who looks under the age of 18 actually has any clue what they're doing.  I know I even have that prejudice when I see someone really young.  I mean, my first impression would be that the kid was just dumb and f#cking around mindlessly and it was far too dangerous.  If I saw someone my age or older, then I wouldn't be so ready to prejudice them that way.  It's because of this that I want to say to be careful...  You might run into these problems countlessly.

Movement / Re: Gym training
« on: April 20, 2006, 06:09:40 PM »
Something I learned yesterday from PKdanno of Toronto is that it's probably best to practice kongs from a standing position and try to clear as far as you can.  From standing (and crouching down), you can get your body used to using the ENTIRE body instead of just the jump or just the momentum of the jump.  With your arms and legs working in unison, that's when you execute a proper kong.  Not only that, but when you can do it standing, then you really won't have that psychological block on you anymore.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Today's Training
« on: April 20, 2006, 03:48:55 PM »
LoL...  Not a fan of French speakers, eh?

Parkour And Freerunning / Today's Training
« on: April 19, 2006, 04:29:44 PM »
Today, I trained in Toronto with PKdanno of PKTO.  He had an injured foot, so he couldn't do anything, but he did coach me on proper technique and vastly improved my vaults of all kinds.  A very respectable person, as he understood my entire lack of cardio training and endurance and allowed me enough breathing time to regain energy, but still pushed me hard enough that we could make progress.  He told me that gear has apparently been wanting to train with him for years (and vice versa), so I thought I'd pass this along so you guys are aware of the kind of community Toronto has up there.  Dan watched my technique and nitpicked at everything I was doing wrong.  LoL.  But in a good way, of course, so that I could perfect it.  It was a very productive day.

When I go back home to Alexandria, I'll see how the Merry Men train in comparison.

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