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Cool, just wanted to examine the issue from multiple angles.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: So what do YOU think we are?
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:13:08 AM »
people that jump off ****

No really, future secret agents.  At least, that's my plan :-Sarcasm

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Shameless Announcement
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:09:27 AM »
So...  if we have Parkour-related accidents, do we get a discount for you fixing our backs? :-Sarcasm

Parkour And Freerunning / You know what I love about Parkour?
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:04:05 AM »
I've never done anything with my life that provided such immediate and worthwhile results.  You feel the training take effect very quickly.  Comparing me now to six months ago would be like night and day.  I also have a general better feeling about myself now. 

Anybody else have reasons to add why they just love Parkour?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Calysts...on my finger tips?
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:55:38 AM »
If you get calluses on something you use a lot, then why don't i have them on my...



Because you already have them on your hands, if you get my meaning... :-Sarcasm

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Whats your most comfortable vault?
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:52:54 AM »
I've been doing lazies before I knew what Parkour was, so I'm very adept at those.  However, since I've started training it's been the Monkey, I just love the feeling you get from it.  Speeds are proving a real ***** for me though, any tips?

As an alternate way to view this, will your hands callous up in gloves?  That way, after a while of using them you could take them off and have tough hands, minus the manly scars of course.  Just wondering.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:44:36 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).

please do tell

My second day (I had PE that day) this guy saw me and asked me what sport I played.  I answered Parkour (he wasn't interested) and Karate, and he gave me this sheet with info about this academy where kids learn to fight, that actually goes against other clubs.  There'd been a death recently, but they managed to keep themselves out of it.  I filled it out, but then I saw what some of the other kids in it were like, and didn't want to mix with that crowd.  We just don't talk any more.  I don't think they like me knowing about it, but that's where parkour comes in.

Well Tokyo has a pretty dense pk population. But I'm not sure about Okinawa.

You can check out for Tokyo's site. Click the Blog.

Hope this helps.  :)

It's all in Kanji, but I'll look for some english in there.  Thanks for the link.

Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:29:11 AM »

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: I need some help or tips...
« on: May 10, 2009, 10:12:30 PM »
Flat-footedness is a genetic trait in my family, but it only comes out if we're fairly athletic--My little brother has special soled shoes, and I learned how to toe-heel run.  Got rid of it for me--I think this topic will help:

Believe me, I took my mile-time down by a minute just by learning these techniques.  But first, fix your feet with some good shoes.

Does Okinawa (or Japan in general) have any Traceur population, or followers of a similar variant?  I've given up hope of finding other American traceurs in the area.  Any website links would be much appreciated.

Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: May 10, 2009, 09:53:40 PM »

..when you try to do parkour moves in halo, call of duty, etc..

The inability to do these frustrates me to no end.  What if they made Parkour another skill/perk, like in Urbandead?

On topic...

When you regard a Marine Corps obstacle course in about the same way a pedestrian regards a sidewalk.

Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: May 10, 2009, 09:46:42 PM »
beer (don't even drink, made me chuckle)

Movement / Re: Wall Run (horizontal)
« on: May 08, 2009, 07:23:09 AM »
practical run: high vines of thorns block your way 2:14

I think a tic-tac could have done that nicely.  The multi-step wallrun is just another option, and you should have as many open as possible; for example, what if you jump to your left for a tic-tac, off of your right foot, but want to land with your left foot forward for whatever possible reason? Knowing two-step wallruns could be handy there.

Movement / Re: Dash Vault
« on: May 08, 2009, 07:10:05 AM »
My furniture arrangement prevents couch-ing it at first, and is not negotiable.  Any other options, or will I have to just go for it?

Movement / Re: The QuickStep
« on: May 08, 2009, 07:08:15 AM »
Smaller objects, it is easier to just jump, but many obstacles are higher than that.  Depends on your skill with vaults and jumping, as I can do some vaults very well but I do not jump very high.  Also, energy conservation is not always the priority, as speed might be more important at the time.  Lastly, train both, as you should have as many options open to you as possible.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: WristBands - Never Understood
« on: May 08, 2009, 06:26:39 AM »
Wrist cuts are a legitimate concern, as are elbow injuries when rolling.  Me? It said "Assassin's Creed" on it, so I had to buy it--now that I moved recently, as the only Traceur in a school with an active fight club, I think it sends a bit of a message (not the words, the band itself) that that's not how I roll (no pun intended).

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: General Fear
« on: May 08, 2009, 06:18:32 AM »
  You know, I think that there have been plenty of more psychological/philosophical posts, so I'll give you a more superficial answer:  Take it slow!  You're afraid because you might hurt yourself, so practice on really small or easy obstacles.  Take a few practice runs, imagine what happens if you jump right there. 
  Try only doing the move half-way, if possible--for example, I started monkey vaults one-handed, tilting my body some on a really short rail until I was tucking my legs in enough to do the movement correctly, then went higher. 

Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: May 08, 2009, 05:57:13 AM »

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