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Free running Answered

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
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. 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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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

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

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zieak
zieak

Reply 13 years ago

Nice clip.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I think I broke something just watching it *LOL*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

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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The Fallen Bumble Bee
The Fallen Bumble Bee

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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
westfw

Reply 13 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

The successful parkour jumps look amazing. The unsuccessful... not so much.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

OW!

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. 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
Tomton

13 years ago

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
The Fallen Bumble Bee

13 years ago

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
westfw

13 years ago

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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The Fallen Bumble Bee
The Fallen Bumble Bee

Reply 13 years ago

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
Pat Sowers

13 years ago

i do some parkour so i could make an instructable possibly

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Pat Sowers
Pat Sowers

Reply 13 years ago

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
TheCheese9921

13 years ago

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

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

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
its a lion

13 years ago

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
The Fallen Bumble Bee

13 years ago

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
Bran

13 years ago

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