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Pics & Vids / Re: Just watch livewire and damien walters
« on: May 23, 2009, 09:20:49 AM »
lmao

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A little more speed and flow and you could be one of the best.  All criticisms aside, this is really impressive for 6-7  months.

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Pics & Vids / Re: Noob looking for advice
« on: May 21, 2009, 02:58:54 PM »
It looks like your knee is slamming into the ground when you open up, so make sure not to untuck too early.  Try it on something harder than grass, maybe carpet.  If you don't notice it, then don't worry about it.  Looks good to me.

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Pics & Vids / Re: Climb Up Advice
« on: May 21, 2009, 02:55:22 PM »
It looks like your kind of pushing away from the wall with your feet and its pushing your butt out.  Remember to keep your torso close to the wall the entire time by keeping your core tight and having good posture.  Stagger your feet (its hard to tell if your doing this or not).  One foot should push up and the other should sort of swing up and behind you.  Watch a good tutorial and you'll see what I mean.  Search Naim's videos on YouTube for the best example.  As for strength, your pull-up motion looks good, but your dips might need some work.

Good luck.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: THe BEST Advice: Pants
« on: May 19, 2009, 01:10:44 PM »
never had a problem w/ my boxers...

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Weights & Measures - Stats Only / Re: Vertical Jump
« on: May 17, 2009, 12:32:30 PM »
Nearing my one year.   ;D  My broad jump increased 13" but my vert only increased 2".  Wierd.

Paul Bischoff - 5/17/09 - 25''

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Weights & Measures - Stats Only / Re: Broad Jump
« on: May 17, 2009, 12:30:28 PM »
I'm almost at my 1 year mark, and I'm pretty happy with the improvement on this one.

Paul Bischoff - 5/17/09 - 9'1''

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: where do i train?
« on: May 17, 2009, 12:28:18 PM »
1) Did you only read the first paragraph to my reply?  I gave other suggestions.

2) You have to look.  Don't just assume there are no trees/places to train.  Go for a walk and just look.  I guarantee you there are trees that can support your weight.  Oaks, maples, elms, sycamores, etc are all large trees native to Missouri that will support your weight.

3) No need to type in all caps!  I have seen other people on this forum try to be patient with you and give up.  I thought I would give it a shot.  People have been responding to this post for almost 2 weeks now and not once have you given anyone's advice an honest attempt.  At this point, I believe you are only making excuses to fail, so I won't be responding here anymore.  Good luck.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: D30
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:58:31 AM »
What about kids who want to do parkour but their parents refuse to let them because they are worried about safety?  This could be a possible solution.  Parkour with protection is better than no parkour at all.

Also, as I stated in the original post, it could be used to prevent further damage to existing injuries.

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Parkour And Freerunning / D30
« on: May 16, 2009, 10:00:13 PM »
http://www.d3o.com/

I saw this stuff on TV the other day and I know it's been touched upon in other threads, but it's now becoming commercially available.  It's a protective sort of material that molds to any body part.  Its soft and flexible until it impacts something, then it becomes instantly hard.  For instance, if you place a pad of this stuff on your knee, its only a quarter inch thick  and fits perfectly. It isn't heavy or bulky and won't impede movement. If you slam your knee into something while training, it becomes stiff and hard, protecting your knee from damage.

I know that most people are against training with any sort of real protective equipment, but I thought this could be really useful if you already have an injury and need to prevent further damage.   What do you think?

I apologize if this post should go somewhere else like Safety or Consumer whores.  Feel free to move it.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: where do i train?
« on: May 16, 2009, 09:35:33 PM »
wlf, I saw you post on the Missouri boards.  If you live in Missouri, then I know there is a tree somewhere within walking distance of you that is public property.  Go find it.  Climb it.  Practice wall runs, laches, tic tacs, etc.  Use it to assist handstands.  Learn wall flips.

There is a flat open area within walking distance where no one will pay you any mind.  Go find it.  Just move around in every way imaginable on all fours.  Its called quadripedal movement, or QM.  Do it on an imaginary line, as if balancing.  Go from side to side, backwards and forwards.  Practice ground kongs.  Practice rolls at ground level.  Do bodyweight exercises: pushups, squats, planche progressions, pistols, handstands, ab workouts, etc.

Because I also live in Missouri, I can also tell you that there are two rocks within jumping distance of each other.  Go find them.  Practice precisions.

As for vaults, it doesn't matter what your vaulting.  It doesn't have to be a rail.  Trash cans, guard rails for roads, old furniture people have thrown out, downed trees, a bent over friend, etc.  Go find something.

You don't need much to train.  You can do a lot with a little.  People are getting frustrated with you because you expect them to do something only you can do for yourself.  Go for a walk and just look for places.  I do this all the time.  If someone tells you to leave, just do it. 

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Movement / Re: vault dex
« on: May 16, 2009, 07:32:57 PM »
Practice on the other side.

Repetition is key.

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Good stuff.  I'm a sophomore communications major with an emphasis in journalism, so this is very interesting to me as a student and as a traceur.  I hope to one day make documentaries for a living, and this is very motivating.  Post the final cut up when its done!

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Pics & Vids / Re: Bum Rush the Campus (Part 1)
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:52:05 PM »
The double kong in the middle was beast.  Great job filming.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: inactive moderators
« on: May 16, 2009, 11:25:50 AM »
In my experience all of the mods on APK are extremely active and take part in the discussions on a nearly daily basis.

Edit: Are you just talking about the mods for the local forums?

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Parkour / Re: climb up/vault trouble
« on: May 15, 2009, 07:02:41 PM »
I'm having trouble with climb ups.  I practice on about a 6' wall at my school, and I can do them but they're hard to get, and if any1 could help me with landing with both feet simultaneously and getting more fluidity, that would be great.

What exactly are you having difficulties with?  If you're just learning, I'm assuming you haven't developed the muscles to do them yet, making it an epic struggle to top out.  Try doing negatives (starting at the end position on top of the wall, then lowering yourself down to cat hang position as slowly as possible).  You might also benefit from doing dips as low as you can and pullups to your chest.

As for technical problems, timing can be tricky and will come with repetition.  This is a very explosive movement. A climb-up needs to be one fluid motion, and both arms/hands should be doing everything simultaneously.  Here's a tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIHcul8P758

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Parkour / Re: what are all the types of vaults
« on: May 15, 2009, 06:43:12 PM »
basic vaults:
speed
kong
thief
reverse
turn
dash
kash
lazy
two-handed
rocket
gate
monkey

thats all i can think of

pop vault

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Rural parkour
« on: May 12, 2009, 12:16:57 PM »
I live in a rural place, too.  I usually practice at the local schools.  They have playground equipment, handicap access stuff, and football stadiums.  I've got a few obstacles set up in my backyard, and sometimes I just go for a run in the woods (dirt bike trails).

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100K Threads / Re: 100000 Pull-ups
« on: May 11, 2009, 11:37:01 AM »
+25
32,043

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Pics & Vids / Re: Brayden Jones 08
« on: May 11, 2009, 11:19:48 AM »
Usually I'm not a fan of FR videos, but this is pretty sick stuff.

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