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Socialize / Musical Careers?
« on: May 21, 2011, 02:07:51 AM »
Hey thar everyone, I haven't been here in a while. I made a connection while at school a few days ago that all of the traceurs I have met, (literally, all of them) have been in either a band or some sort of musical project at one point. I realize this thread was done like a year ago, but I can't find it to necro it so I figured I'd start a new topic.

So yeah. Any of you peoples play in bands, music projects, solo acts, or do anything musical with your life direction?

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In the Media / Parkour On Channel 10
« on: September 05, 2010, 01:01:50 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ1hh9Bb9k0

Well, I was just wondering what you guys thought of the video. I think channel 10 actually did a pretty positive report on it. They say it's high-risk a couple of times and they have the doctor guy saying it's bad for you, but I'd rather them giving some warning rather than no warning at all.

Also, the precision to into-the-drink was pretty epic, I think :P

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Parkour And Freerunning / Wallrun Landing Question
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:26:56 PM »
I've been drilling wallrunning with my friends a lot more frequently as of late, and our distances seem to be developing nicely. A problem that I'm facing now with it is my landings. I'll do a three-step wallrun, and get roughly 3 or more meters off the ground. Due to the fact that the walls we train on have no top ledge to grab onto, and the fact that there are hanging pipes that prevent us from having enough room to roll when we land, we have to simply drop and absorb the impact. As you'd guess, this is starting to hurt my ankles whenever I drop. They aren't under constant strain since we only drill on a semi-regular basis, but the higher that we are able to run up the wall, the more pain that we're getting in our ankles/legs.

What I want to ask is if there is a specialized landing designed for better absorbing shock in these instances, when rolling is not an option. We'd find other walls, but it's hard to meet up after school for us, so we're pretty much restricted to the one. If anyone has advice or techniques, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Freerunning / Problems with Front flips
« on: July 13, 2010, 09:04:13 PM »
I've been learning to do front flips recently, and I've paid close attention to the techniques used in all the tutorial videos, but for some reason I can never land them properly. I tuck my legs up to my chest and grab onto them, but for some reason I always overspin and land on my back or hit the back of my head. If I try to flip later on in the jump, then I don't get enough spin in time and land on my face without even completing one rotation.

I really want to get this down, so could anyone please provide some tips or something to help me on my way? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Welcome! / Hey There
« on: July 04, 2010, 06:01:02 AM »
Hello everyone! I'm Ethan, a 14-year-old kid from Australia. I've been lurking the forums for a while, and decided that despite the fact I'm not from America, hanging around with the biggest parkour community could still be beneficial to my progression in parkour.

I've been doing parkour for just under a year I think, but can't train all that often due to not having anywhere to practice near me. I play a variety of sports, and can do nearly all of the fundamental movements with the exceptions of Kong-Vaults and Reverse Vaults.

I can't do any freerunning mainly due to coping really bad when it comes to the fear factor. I'd be really interested in starting though, so are there any simple moves that are easy to learn and have a relatively low fear factor? (With the exception of B-Kicks and Cartwheels.)

Hope I can improve while here, look forward to meeting the community ;D

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