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Arizona / Re: Looking for training buddies in Phoenix area.
« on: July 18, 2015, 11:37:51 AM »
Aloha everyone, for those of you looking to connect with traceurs in the phoenix area, your best bet is probably on Facebook in any of the number of Parkour groups : https://www.facebook.com/groups/PhoenixParkour/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226314456/ just to list a few

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Hi Ted, there is not very much in the west valley. You have Desert Tumbling in the north, Scottsdale gymnastics and Desert Devils (or Kids That RIP) in the East. The Flames Gyms (Peoria and Avondale locations) offer tumbling but not parkour specific. Maybe someone else will chime in

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Age 30+ / Re: New member. 41st birthday coming up
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:51:09 AM »
Any luck on finding other traceurs to work with? if not you might want to start making some of you own equipment and work on the basics.  Some ideas would be a vault box (there are plans on here as well as the net) maybe a slackline to work on core and balance.  here is a link  http://learnmoreparkour.com/how-to-build-your-own-parkour-training-spot/ and above all else when in doubt improvise..let the world become your playground

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Age 30+ / Re: New member. 41st birthday coming up
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:07:00 PM »
Great to have another Traceur joins us...have you tired looking at the Kentucky home page on this site. You have better luck getting in contact with others there.  Just remember start slow..you have plenty of time to improve.  http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/board,64.0.html] Definitely start with the dive roll..it is the one technique that will allow you to train longer.

again welcome to the site..ask questions...lots of questions.

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Arizona / Re: ASU Jam Feb 9th 2012
« on: February 09, 2013, 05:29:56 PM »
That Jam was so much fun..Mahalo for getting it to happen.


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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Restarting
« on: January 13, 2013, 05:28:20 PM »
it is amazing how such a simple thing like that can reinvigorate the soul and change you outlook on life...i had a similar incident myself and now i am going for a 365 this year...seeing that look of accomplishment on someone's face after you spend a little bit of time showing them the basics is so priceless...keep it up

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Pics & Vids / Re: Two new videos, Positive encouragement welcome
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:38:40 PM »
that was pretty cool...maybe me laugh ;D

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Hey Ed, welcome to the fountain of youth..sort of. You are actually starting two years earlier then i did. I was 36 when i decided i wanted to get started.   ;D I was always active but not like i am now. biggest issues i have had with the art has been over coming fear.  We as the older crowd have more responsibilities than our younger practitioners, so we are not always able to push that extra bit needed to overcome some obstacles. But don't let that stop you, we just have to look at them a different way.

Flexibility would be a great addition to your training that you can not put a price on.  Most Important for me has been in the ankles, back and wrist locations. i am actually trying for a 365 year (doing pk related task at least 5 minutes a day....from conditioning, stretching, slackline work, running, playing with my son, bouncing on the trampoline) so far i am up to day 6 and have maintained my goal. 

The PK family as a whole is quite welcoming. I have meet many traceurs that not only inspired to do better, but have taken the time to actually help me with specific issues i was having whilst training. I would suggest checking into to some of your local gymnastic gyms and see if there are any adult classes you could take...or even attend a open gym session. This is the "golden ticket" to reliving your youth. Where else could you jump, swing, and just have fun as if you were kid again? I actually was able to find a gymnastic coach who was open to the idea of training adults in tumbling and has paid huge dividends in my progress.

As far as progress goes i think i should be farther along, but life does get in the way. best thing is just to try and enjoy yourself. Appreciate the little victories. The first precision, The clean Kong. and never give up..even if you have to step away for a moment (that pesky life thing again). once you get started you will start seeing the world from a whole new perspective. I know i do.

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Arizona / Re: Avondale tracures!
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:37:47 AM »
aloha my fellow traceurs....my name is Chad, i am alos out here in the land of tyres (goodyear) on the injured list but would be awesome to meet and train with others on this side of the world  ;) anyways will keep watching for others while i heal up horpfully should be good to go just after the first of the year...fingers crossed

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Movement / Re: Help my front handspring? (video)
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:49:51 PM »
i am gonna go with brett here, i would suggest looking at your hands longer. it appears that you are looking forward to soon causing you stop your height.

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Age 30+ / Re: Open Gyms????
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:44:42 PM »
You should...especially if they are open to the idea of an adult working out. have to support the good ones

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Age 30+ / Re: Open Gyms????
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:38:11 PM »
i have had almost the exact same conversation with a gym out here...but i will give some credit to other gyms that have embraced me and actually allowed me to do some fun training ;D

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Socialize / Re: Longboarding?
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:24:01 AM »
i long board quite a bit..although got a bit bored and bought one of the stand-up paddles and have been cruzing around town that way..just something different

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Age 30+ / Open Gyms????
« on: April 04, 2012, 11:14:09 AM »
Hello Fellow Traceurs...i have been training on and off for about a year and half, and recently have had quite a bit of issues with Open Gyms at gymnastic centers..from we cant allow you because our insurance only covers to a certain age, to the flat out are you serious question  >:(. My question has anyone else had issues of this nature and why do these places have such an aversion to older people working out....i know that i am not gonna just go out and huck a trick to see if i can do it..takes way to long to heal now compared to when i was younger

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Pics & Vids / Re: BEST FIRST PERSON PARKOUR VIDEO DONE YET!!!
« on: February 04, 2011, 05:02:32 PM »
well put together vid..rear facing shots are awesome

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Pics & Vids / Re: Combining 1st person view with PK/FR vids.
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:49:19 AM »
I liked how you used both perspectives in this edit. Making it so we could see your approach to an obstacle and then get a feel of how it was to flow over it

Mahalo

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Consumer Whores / Re: KO - Scam
« on: October 21, 2010, 12:08:33 PM »
website is back up and running...not sure what happen, but looks to be all good again

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Consumer Whores / Re: KO - Scam
« on: October 20, 2010, 03:57:29 PM »
Could be any number of things...they might be moving servers and are having issues...the facebook page loaded for me..is there more then one wfpf page? I am sure someone else will be able to comment... ???

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Consumer Whores / Re: The KO (Know Obstacles) Parkour Shoe!
« on: September 23, 2010, 05:38:47 PM »
here is the link to the video response about the shoe  ::) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYTgmHR3Y2Q&feature=player_embedded

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Consumer Whores / Re: Shoe Sticky- Read First!!
« on: September 19, 2010, 05:52:02 PM »
i think he meant to type bouldering....

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