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PostSubject: Parkour   Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Does anyone practice parkour? I'd love to get into it but everything in my town is too spread out, when i venture to NYC or Boston its much better to find a suitable route.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:48 pm

I dabble.

I found this site pretty useful when I got started: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks, its a very useful skill
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:48 pm

not practical in chicago. i mean yea i dabble and yea it helps in some cases. but finding a practical use for it is rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:52 am

I've found parkour practical in Austin, New Orleans, Kansas City and all over New York, especially Brooklyn and the Bronx. Parkour is really 2 things in one, a practical discipline and a way to show off stunts and tricks. The practical parkour has been used by firefighters to traverse a complex or changing environment one would experience in a fire. I've found it useful for quick escapes, surveillance, exploration and just plain good exercise.

If you want to learn, I suggest getting started on serious upper body strength, learning parkour lingo, and looking up tutorials for the moves you want to learn on YouTube. I learned everything I know about parkour from YouTube tutorials.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:10 am

Zimmer wrote:
I've found parkour practical in Austin, New Orleans, Kansas City and all over New York, especially Brooklyn and the Bronx. Parkour is really 2 things in one, a practical discipline and a way to show off stunts and tricks. The practical parkour has been used by firefighters to traverse a complex or changing environment one would experience in a fire. I've found it useful for quick escapes, surveillance, exploration and just plain good exercise.

If you want to learn, I suggest getting started on serious upper body strength, learning parkour lingo, and looking up tutorials for the moves you want to learn on YouTube. I learned everything I know about parkour from YouTube tutorials.

Video tutes are the best way to learn anything. I would do the Parkour thing, but I would probably die if I ran more than four feet.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:07 pm

If you're unable to run 4 feet, combating violent crime might not be the best career choice for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:06 am

Zimmer wrote:
If you're unable to run 4 feet, combating violent crime might not be the best career choice for you.

I was more of a white collar criminal combatant. They can't run either.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:40 am

Didn't you once say you were a merc?

I don't have the knees or coordination for parkour. You know those blooper videos where you see endless teenagers crotching themsleves attempting tricks on bikes and skateboards and whatnot? That would be me free-running.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:20 am

Blue Alpha wrote:
Didn't you once say you were a merc?

I don't have the knees or coordination for parkour. You know those blooper videos where you see endless teenagers crotching themsleves attempting tricks on bikes and skateboards and whatnot? That would be me free-running.

There are different types of mercenaries. I wasn't the run around shooting at people type. I was more of the take the side of whoever pays best information broker type. I'm a high quality lover, not a fighter.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:50 am

Zimmer wrote:
I've found parkour practical in Austin, New Orleans, Kansas City and all over New York, especially Brooklyn and the Bronx. Parkour is really 2 things in one, a practical discipline and a way to show off stunts and tricks. The practical parkour has been used by firefighters to traverse a complex or changing environment one would experience in a fire. I've found it useful for quick escapes, surveillance, exploration and just plain good exercise.

If you want to learn, I suggest getting started on serious upper body strength, learning parkour lingo, and looking up tutorials for the moves you want to learn on YouTube. I learned everything I know about parkour from YouTube tutorials.

Zimmer, you're a fuckin beast
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:43 pm

wait we can swear on this site? you mean all this time i've been censoring myself for nothing?
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:02 pm

so long as you dont swear insultingly towards someone
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:42 pm

I can probably do some, but I rarely get the chance to use it in any environment where it would be useful. It's a shame. But I ignore the pointless flips...or is that something else?
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:00 pm

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But I ignore the pointless flips...or is that something else?
It is something else. You're thinking of Free Running, that's a sport similar to parkour but with a different mentality and purpose, and it involves doing lots of tricks and whatnot. Parkour is the art of getting from A to B as fast as humanly possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 pm

I swear Perkour is the one with the flips..?
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:56 pm

*Parkour*
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:43 pm

No sir. Parkour has absolutely zero tricks. It is not something that one practices for fun, that's what Freerunning is for.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:33 pm

Is there any legal things about doing Parkour in places?
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:34 pm

I would just be sure you don't trespass on property to do it, or use public buildings to practice if medical liability falls to the property owners.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:51 pm

Alright, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:04 pm

Up here I just do it around the playgrounds and some freestyle stuff around town
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:19 pm

It seems there's a lot of confusion over the difference. Some people tell you freerunnig is the flippy one, otehrs say parkour. Oh well.
Reagrding the legality; If you're on someone's property, I'd say get out of there fast. Isn't that what parkour is about..?
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:57 pm

Free running evolved from parkour, so it's not surprising there is confusion. Free running is the flippy one.
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PostSubject: Re: Parkour   Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:28 pm

If you're interested in learning parkour, you'll need very serious conditioning to learn quickly. I've found the video below to be a good overview of exercises to achieve that conditioning.

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