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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: The X-Games
« on: August 19, 2007, 10:32:02 PM »
Let me put it like this and correct me if I am wrong here but Parkour is not a game and should not be viewed as simply reckless jumping which, if televised, would definently promote that image. If you think about it for a second, what do casual observers see when you are doing parkour? I highly doubt that they see discipline. Instead they more than likely see action and adrenaline. That is what the Xgames are and not at all what parkour is. Parkour is a discipline for which no other sport can match. By placing Parkour on Xgames people are going to decide to just go out and jump around on stuff simply because it looks fun and that isnt what parkour is. Hope that clears it up a little bit for ya ;D

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Spreading
« on: August 19, 2007, 08:12:54 PM »
If parkour keeps growing at the current rate "NO PARKOUR" signs are unavoidable.
As much as people dont want to admit parkour is damaging to our surroundings.  Vaulting a railing hundreds of time is obviously make it loose.
Shop owners dont want kids busting open their faces in front of their stores.  And Im pretty sure it make a alot of cops rather uneasy knowing their are a bunch of kids who can out run them, who by the way hang out on rooftops.

You do not understand the True concept of parkour do you?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: building an obstacle course
« on: August 19, 2007, 06:13:14 PM »
I think that this is an awesome idea. Sucks you had to get in trouble with the police though :P I was thinking of making a wall for practicing wall runs and top outs etc... But i am pretty busy and really dont have time for it. However I have a question, should I use Cinderblocks/Concrete or should i use wood? Funds arent an issue but what would you guys think?

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Movement / Re: Scared to roll on concrete
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:45:19 PM »
Try what oldschool breakdancers used to do, throw down with some cardboard, boyeeeeee.

Thats a great idea for a beginner to start on concrete. It will help you get the form down while still having the hardness of concrete. And if that is still too hard for some people, You can always add a layer of cardboard. I recommend trying this for anyone who is having trouble getting their rolls down.

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Tricking / Re: Where to start: front or back flips?
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:36:22 PM »
I can do both at the same time. I jump up and do a front rotation while doing a back rotation... then i land without moving anywhere.... i call it parkour.

Rofl! Yeah you are correct on the difference of the flips. I think you should try the one that you feel would be hardest and master it. After that, The next one should come rather easily since you already know you can do the harder one. I learned a backflip before learning the frontflip because I thought it was harder. Once I had the backflip done the frontflip was easy. Hope this helps you out a little!

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Freerunning / Re: need help with palm spins
« on: August 19, 2007, 05:24:32 PM »
I used to have trouble with these too, The problem I had was slowing down when rotating above the rail. Just speeding up will fix that and now I have no trouble doing them.

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Movement / Re: I have a techicality question for konging picnic tables
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:44:05 PM »
A good question however if you think about it its not the "move" You are training as much as you are training the mindset of parkour. Do Not see it as a picnic table, see it as an obstacle that you must clear with the utmost effectiveness and directness possible.

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Movement / Re: "Kong" Troubleshooter
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:39:11 PM »
Great Article! I think it should be a sticky post due to the fact that it is very helpful especially if you are new to parkour and trying to start out kong vaults. Too bad this wasnt out when I was learning but oh well ;D

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Freerunning / Re: Rail Flip
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:32:49 PM »
First off, Make sure that you are tucking into a loose "ball" as you rotate. As soon as you have completed the flip portion of it, Untuck and land in a crouch. This usually works for me and I hope that it helps you out as well.

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Movement / Re: i need some flow
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:28:32 PM »
Stop trying to think of it as connecting moves, there are no moves, only one motion. Instead of practicing that lazy or kong, practice getting through a course. Learning those move is more of a introduction to Parkour and flow then a mean of getting through stuff, they are just meant to help you begin looking for ways through your environment. Thats why the Yamakasi never train one move, they train motions through their environment.

Not sure if that makes sense, but I hope it helps.

Matt

Very well put! Its exactly what you should do though. Do not train one "Move" but train through an environment. Imagine a scenario where you must move as quickly and effectively as possible(Without getting in your car:D) and if you can do that then you can "Flow" Because that is what parkour is; effective movement. Hope this helps you out and good luck!

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Movement / Re: Scared to roll on concrete
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:21:39 PM »
Many people say start slow, I disagree. Find something pretty high, be comfortable with it though, maybe 6-8 feet. I wouldn't hesitate to jump that on grass but on concrete yeah. In the words of nike just do it. At that height you'll have to roll. That's what I'm going to do right now. I'll tell you guys how it works.

Hmm...I would Love to see someone who has never rolled before try that!

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Movement / Re: Landing hurts
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:18:26 PM »
No offense to the person who said you should train 5+ Years but even David Belle and the Yamakasi Didnt train their basics THAT Long:D I read that they Trained a year before they could start doing the higher jumps. However I completely agree with the fact that you should take your time learning the basic techniques such as the Landing, The Roll, as well as proper warm ups. And to answer the OP's Question, I would not be attempting 10' Jumps just yet. Wait until you have MASTERED the basics before you move on to the advanced stuff. Trust me, It will make the harder stuff alot easier:D Hope this helps!

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Movement / Re: Landing hurts
« on: August 18, 2007, 10:12:53 PM »
No offense to the person who said you should train 5+ Years but even David Belle and the Yamakasi Didnt train their basics THAT Long:D I read that they Trained a year before they could start doing the higher jumps. However I completely agree with the fact that you should take your time learning the basic techniques such as the Landing, The Roll, as well as proper warm ups. And to answer the OP's Question, I would not be attempting 10' Jumps just yet. Wait until you have MASTERED the basics before you move on to the advanced stuff. Trust me, It will make the harder stuff alot easier:D Hope this helps!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What use can parkour be used for?
« on: May 29, 2007, 02:47:45 PM »
i use it to run from employers after i jump on their shit. :P it works really good

This is the exactly the steorotype that traceurs are trying to avoid.
If people dont stop pulling this crap there could be consequences for the entire parkour sport.

Funny as hell though :P

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Movement / Re: The physics of rolling
« on: October 17, 2006, 03:02:10 PM »
Okay if you see the roll as a different move you probably havent tried it. If you still doubt me
I advise you to jump off of an object about 10-12 feet high WITHOUT rolling. Feel that forward
momentum? Maybe some slight pain? Now jump and ROLL when you make contact with the surface you land on.
Feel the difference? Maybe not right then but it will payoff if you roll to avoid damage to the joints and muscles in
Your legs later in life. If you can succesfully transfer the forward momentum on your landing into a roll you will feel
why it looks like to separate moves. Pardon my lecture :P

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