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Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: September 16, 2009, 11:37:27 PM »
Ca va.

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Very understandable inquiry, but as for the car part etc. remember that it stated using the body to get past an obstacle "in the most efficient way possible". But i do understand the debate over the word efficient, you are right. That can vary based on factors though, the definition of efficient is "1 : being or involving the immediate agent in producing an effect 2 : productive of desired effects; especially : productive without waste". So basically producing the desired effect to get over the obstacle immediately could be defined as being efficient in the definition of parkour that i stated. Hopefully that can clear things up a bit.

::shrugs:: I'm not sure. I see the argument just fine, but without numbers to back it up I am not quite convinced that it's more efficient to go over something instead of around. (In an energy producing, calorie burning sort of way.) This hasn't stopped me from practicing, just some thoughts I have during the day.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Can I buy a verb?
« on: September 16, 2009, 11:28:17 PM »
Fair play.
Let's go parkour.

Let's =Let us (Subject)
Go = Verb
Parkour = Direct Object and still a noun.

Really? I don't think so.

Let's = Let us (Subject)
Go = Verb
Parkour = still a noun.

"Parkour" in this example could be replaced with "run," "play," "read," or any other commanding form of a verb. It is not a noun here.

Ok, after a little more research I can see this. But if that's the case, what is the problem. (Let's go run.) is a perfectly acceptable sentence in the English language is it not?

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Can I buy a verb?
« on: September 16, 2009, 03:50:52 PM »
Let's go parkour.

Let's =Let us (Subject)
Go = Verb
Parkour = Direct Object and still a noun.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Books on Parkour for a research paper?
« on: September 16, 2009, 03:17:44 PM »
If you can cite documentaries there is Jump London.

There is also a link to the Point B film here on APK.

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A discipline focusing in the utilization of one's body to physically overcome obstacles in the most efficient way possible.

I want to be clear about something first, I mean this as a genuine question.

What do we as a community mean when we say "...the most efficient way possible."?
Expended energy
Shortest distance (i.e. straight line)
Work output/Work input

The argument could be made that the most efficient way to get somewhere is to get in a car and drive...

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Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: September 16, 2009, 03:08:17 PM »
Best

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Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: September 16, 2009, 11:27:34 AM »
Ark of the Covenant. (Indiana Jones)

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Parkour: A discipline, much like a martial art, that focus on movement from one point to another instead of combat.

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Socialize / Re: Sherlock Holmes
« on: September 15, 2009, 11:20:05 AM »
I have a man-crush on Downey Jr., so I'll pretty much see whatever he's in  :P

Agreed.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: The intense dangers of Parkour
« on: September 15, 2009, 08:45:31 AM »
There is an entire section of these forums devoted to recording injuries so the data can be given to insurance companies. So that trainers can be insured against accidents. (Which can only happen if things are safe...)

http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=8558.0

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: HighReach's list of ParkourInhancingGames
« on: September 14, 2009, 07:40:38 PM »
I have no problem with a warning what at all.
The goal is to have fun not to be arrested.

what if instead  of using cars, you used bikes. they still go faster than people can run, and cant go over stuff, but chasing people around on them seems a lot more legal, and plus you still get exercise that way.

The only reason this wasn't used was when the runners were caught the got into the cars.

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Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: September 13, 2009, 12:27:49 PM »
Responsibility

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Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 12, 2009, 10:26:57 AM »
--You pop Advil like candy.

when you dont need advil

See if you're still saying that in 12 years. :-p

I too remember the days when I could run for miles, eat a large fattening fast food meal then get in a fight, and still feel fine the next day. Those were the days.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Mirrors Edge So it begins.
« on: September 12, 2009, 10:22:45 AM »
My thoughts on Mirror's Edge.

In the end, it's a sports game. Just like Madden, NBA Streetball.

That said, it's effort to put some sort of story together is commendable, as was (and this is the most important) the desire of EA to try something new. Platformers have been around forever, and some of the first true 3D games were platformers. No one had ever done it from a first person perspective before though.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: HighReach's list of ParkourInhancingGames
« on: September 12, 2009, 10:16:30 AM »
I'm going to take a leap here and assume that most people have played Capture the Flag or some form of Tag with their training groups.

I just got done with a game with some non-parkour people, and I think many of you would enjoy this.

The name of the game is Fugitive.
There are two locations and two groups.

Locations first.
+A starting Location
+An ending Location (Ours was about 1.5-2 miles away from the start.)

Groups.
+Runners
+Drivers

The object of the game is for the runners to get to the ending location without getting tagged (with a flashlight beam) by the drivers.

The runners got a five minute head start, and could not go inside.


This is a re-post of my own post, but I had not seen your list before posting.

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Regions / Re: Springfield MO
« on: September 12, 2009, 02:05:01 AM »
I hurt my knee on Thursday, I may or may not be there.

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Socialize / Re: You know you're a traceur when...
« on: September 11, 2009, 12:15:20 PM »
--You pop Advil like candy.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Games
« on: September 10, 2009, 10:38:33 PM »
I'm going to take a leap here and assume that most people have played Capture the Flag or some form of Tag with their training groups.

I just got done with a game with some non-parkour people, and I think many of you would enjoy this.

The name of the game is Fugitive.
There are two locations and two groups.

Locations first.
+A starting Location
+An ending Location (Ours was about 1.5-2 miles away from the start.)

Groups.
+Runners
+Drivers

The object of the game is for the runners to get to the ending location without getting tagged (with a flashlight beam) by the drivers.

The runners got a five minute head start, and could not go inside.


It should go without saying that runners are responsible for themselves when it comes to laws. (Trespassing ect.)


Anybody else have any games out there?

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Socialize / Re: Word Association
« on: September 10, 2009, 04:23:16 PM »
Monty

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