Parkour - impressive stuff

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  1. Retseh

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxv8SS1XU_8

    If you can sit through the first two minutes of pure unadulterated bullcrap on this vid then rest is worth watching. It's been around for a couple of years but at least it's real ParkouR and not professional filmwork.
     

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    He's good alright.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I've dabbled in it a bit, and if you're in perfect physical shape, it's not that hard. If you're not....
     
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    Yeah, that would be me :supergrin:
     
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    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    It's amazing some of the heights from which they jump, where they don't even roll. Hell, even the ones where they do roll, look painful. Assuming I could even muster up the nerve to jump, I'd probably break my legs on the landing.:supergrin:
     
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    Actually, the jumping is about the easiest thing they do. All it requires is practice, starting low and working your way up. A good landing utilizes just about every joint you have to absorb and re-direct the impact, keeping any single part of your body from getting overloaded. The dynamics of it all are facinating. Very fun, and rewarding if you put (a lot) of effort into it. Some of these guys live it, and it shows.
     
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    I would love to learn this, but I fear that I might do something irreversible to my body in the process.
     
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    The thing about it, is it's all up to you how much you want to try it. If you're on a run and want to hop a rail or jump over a picnick table or skip the stairs, cool. If you want to do backflips off a 3 story parking garage, good for you (I ain't trying that though!).
     
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    No big deal really. I could do all that if I was in better shape, and had better balance, and practiced, and had the agility, and had the athletic ability........