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I would like to see some instructables on parkour and free running as it is a fast growing sport and very good for you.

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NachoMahma (author)2007-08-20

. OK. I think I've figured out what parkour jumping is - I'm assuming named, posthumously, after some Parkour guy/gal - jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Neat vid fungus. . But what the heck is free running?

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Same thing. In all fairness, here's a video of it being pulled off successfully.

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. That is AWESOME! . I couldn't do that when I was young. Now, I'd just break something. :(

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2007-09-19

I think I broke something just watching it *LOL*

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Kiteman (author)2007-08-19

Very good for you... my wife teaches a bunch of free-runners - they tend to limp into lessons and spend some time exchanging injury stories.

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do you think you could work together to make an instructable?

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I think he might mean that some of her students are free runners, not that she teaches free running, not sure though.

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Kiteman (author)Weissensteinburg2007-08-20

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........

Sorry, just mentally pictured my wife free-running. (wipes eyes, wheezing)

To clarify - she teaches ICT to a group of boys who are also free-runners. Said free-runners tend to be constantly damaged - grazes, bruises, fractures, generally dented.

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westfw (author)Kiteman2007-08-20

To be fair, there are a LOT of sports where a good portion of the serious participants are somewhat damaged. and the team that wins the championships is the one that was least plagued with serious injuries.

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Kiteman (author)westfw2007-08-20

Oh, I know, me sir!

Ice hockey!

Thing is, though, they generally have medical staff available, and usually have at least tacit permission to play where they play. Whereas one of TOH's students recently fell off the roof of the local Woolworth's store late at night.

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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2007-08-20
The successful parkour jumps look amazing. The unsuccessful... not so much.

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Goodhart (author)fungus amungus2007-09-19

Ow and wow, that looks like a clip from "You've Gotta See This" tv show.

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2007-08-20

. Ewwwww. I still have a scar on my left hand from a hockey stick accident, what, about 35 years ago. Got infected and most of my hand turned black. Back on the ice as soon as the bandages were off. :)

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Tomton (author)2007-09-19

My brother and I are actually sort of limping, dragging is probably a better word, our way through a parkour instructable, including many of the basics and good ways to practice (relatively) safely. Not sure when It'll be done, but it is in production.

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The Fallen Bumble Bee (author)2007-08-20

Injuries are a problem. Maybe it isn't such a good idea... i mean they are professionals. I was just curious. it seems interesting.

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westfw (author)2007-08-19

I don't get it. "Insurance companies have made it impossible for anyone but the wealthy to do sports like gymnastics, so we're going to do similar things under the most dangerous possible circumstances possible, just to spit in their face!" ??

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well, no it's a different sport. We're not doing it because we want to spit in their face. we're doing it because we enjoy it.

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Pat Sowers (author)2007-08-19

i do some parkour so i could make an instructable possibly

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Awesome, I look forward to it!

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I have to let the whether calm down its raining all week possibly into next week plus then it will give me time to get rid of my poison ivy on my feet.

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TheCheese9921 (author)2007-08-19

Yeah I always thought this was a REALLY cool sport, but I don't know gymnastics

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Yeah I know I run cross country and run track to stay fit for cross country

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i get tired fast because im more of a climber than a runner

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-08-19

They're amazing to watch, I'd love to learn some time.

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ll.13 (author)Weissensteinburg2007-08-20

More than amazing! For an example District B13 (it's on youtube) is a fine example of parkour.

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its a lion (author)2007-08-19

so... what exactly is parkour or free running? i know i have heard of them before, but i cant seem to remember exactly what they are.

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The Fallen Bumble Bee (author)2007-08-19

Alright cool that would be great if you helped me because i'm not really good and i don't have the resources.

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Bran (author)2007-08-19

Do you free run? If so, I'm sure a lot of other people would be interested in hearing about it.

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