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Pics & Vids / Re: Matt Thomas 2010 Showreel
« on: May 11, 2010, 02:12:38 PM »
hey man thanks for the respect back and I've got 2 things,
1- Would love to go running with ya but i doubt that I live anywhere near you and,
2- Ya I get that people always finding some way to critique you gets old, but thats life man and i guess we just have to learn to deal with it

Pics & Vids / Re: Matt Thomas 2010 Showreel
« on: May 09, 2010, 10:12:48 AM »
in all respect man, I don't think that you are looking to the future...  You arguments that these things aren't hurting you seem to be based on  immediate or like next day pain.. but that is definitely no all that they are trying to save you from.  It all adds up and in a few years if you don't at least try to improve your landings and so such you will start to feel it break your body down...  And just because everyone needs to improve doesn't mean that you shouldn't try your hardest to also.  just some advice and just trying to look out for you...and please no long winded and aggressive response to this... I understand that you've been told to improve your landings a lot and it can get frustrating, but it won't stop until you work on it...  Also the work on basics thing is a really good idea, because everything stems from the basics and being sloppy is just going to get you hurt...  again man all this was honest, and in all due respect

Pics & Vids / Re: Newbie had a fun day.
« on: April 27, 2010, 06:04:54 PM »
nice man umm the only thing I can think of overall is try not to take the big jumps for now....  at least until your second year training (and then sparingly)... i'd say nothing much higher than you can jump yourself...  ya it will be annoying and you will want to take the bigger ones... but trust me it will save you a lot of pain and give you many more years of training if you take the time to condition yourself properly... other than that your doing pretty good for a newbie =)

Training Journals / Eric's Training Journal
« on: December 11, 2009, 06:05:51 PM »
Finally getting into real conditioning...
Haven't really been conditioning at all and considering that it is nearly the end of my first year i figured i should start.

I am going t base my First set of goals on the EMI skill standards.
     link here

I wish to be close to all around level 2 by the end of the winter (pretty big for what i'm at now, but a good goal to strive for)

First set of standards I wish to work towards is:
 -Dips- 10
 -Pull ups- 20 KPU, 12 DPU
 -L-sit- 25 sec.
 -more to come when i sit and plan it out

Get back to it tomorrow with final first goal set and tested results.

Pics & Vids / Kong and roll critique
« on: December 04, 2009, 01:35:38 PM »
Just wondering how they are... ;)

Movement / Re: I would love it if you guys helped me with my wallrun
« on: December 02, 2009, 06:33:25 PM »
also waiting on the wall a little longer to let you body get higher above your foot may help

Movement / Re: Split-Step Kong vs. Double Punch Kong
« on: December 02, 2009, 06:30:15 PM »
2 things:
1: the diff uses is that split-step is a takeoff more geared towards distance and the punch off is more for height.
2: the tuck is only to travel further (as you are tighter and it is farther till you hit ground/ obstacle) and to rotate yourself back into an upwards position

Parkour And Freerunning / Gym vs. Street
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:47:52 PM »
Just wondering which you guys preferred for learning new moves.  Either in a gym or out in the "streets" or wherever you train outside.  I personally prefer the "streets because you don't learn to rely on the pads or expect a soft landing, but for those big tricks it is pretty dangerous.  opinions please

Pics & Vids / Re: Movement 2009
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:39:06 PM »
I meant you would gradually work you way up them but i could just see it in your movement that you could have easily , for lack of a better word, exploded through them. Now don't go out and hurt yourself if their still new for you or if its a new spot or somethin' like that

Pics & Vids / Re: Movement 2009
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:27:56 PM »
Nice job man. I did see some timidness in some of your movements that I could tell you had the ability to throw them out there. (I don't know if you are just starting them or not) It was mostly the climb ups, especially the ones with railings.  But still amazing moves and you have some good aerobatics.

Pics & Vids / Re: Video cameras!
« on: November 28, 2009, 01:18:33 PM »
well that depends on what you think cheaper is soo if you give a rough estimate

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Back to it
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:22:34 PM »
ya i already am... I've actually taken the last two days off to recover... wow was i sore

Parkour And Freerunning / Back to it
« on: October 29, 2009, 12:18:54 PM »
I just got back into training after a few months break.  I was out for a few months due to Laziness first, then an injury, and then being busy...  I wasn't actually that far into my training (just about 2 1/2 months).  Now I'm coming back full force, but a lot of my conditioning has gone away.  Now I do still have some of my old skills, and somehow some have gotten much better, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on getting back to my previous level fast so i can get moving forward soon. Any advice would be great. thanks

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: High School Parkour Club
« on: August 29, 2009, 05:11:06 PM »
wow my friends and me plan on doing the exact same thing...  i will take your hints to mind and also share anything that we think of

Movement / Re: aaagh front flips
« on: August 04, 2009, 07:02:34 PM »
Thanks guys.

I plan on getting back into serious training again tomorrow and I will take this all into thought.
Especially this
Just go for it and get over the fear.

Get back to ya after I try

Movement / Re: Kongs and advanced rolls
« on: August 03, 2009, 10:32:50 PM »
I would like to point out that the legs should not be all that carries you over an obstacle.

there are 2 more variable
1- momentum
      -this one is obvious... the faster you go into it the farther you go out
2- the arms
      -when your hands are leaving the obstacle push both up and forward
             (this helps a lot... i can get 8 inches forward with just this)

hope this helps

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: center of gravity
« on: August 03, 2009, 10:14:33 PM »
I've also found a lot of the leverage is in the wrist. At least for me:)

that's actually what is supposed to happen... you are supposed to use your wrist like you would your ankles if you were standing on your feet

Movement / aaagh front flips
« on: August 03, 2009, 07:18:45 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had any advice or ways to build up to it...

well i guess i should also state my problem...

I can do front flips all day on a trampoline (even when i bounce lower than i can jump on normal ground) but I absolutely cannot bring myself to do them off of the trampoline...

seriously any advice would be great ;D

Pics & Vids / Re: Back tuck tutorial by UCC
« on: July 19, 2009, 07:57:12 AM »
Great tutorial

I learned many ways to help myself learn the backflip

Movement / Re: Landing from heights.
« on: July 03, 2009, 09:57:14 PM »
yeah yeah, i know all about his dad handing it down to him.

that's actually not what i was talking about....

u really need to watch Generation Yamakazi

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