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  1. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    Default Parkour?

    Ok, so having been inspired by Mirror's Edge, I'm thinking of taking up parkour. No special reason, just maybe something i can work towards in life. Few things though:
    I'm TERRIFIED of the consequences of tripping over an obstacle and stuff like that.
    Long term injuries?
    May not be fit/strong enough

    So there's a couple of questions i want to ask TDU-C:
    Anyone here does parkour or anything similar?
    Your general opinions about parkour
    Should I do it or not? (and if possible, something beyond the usual "It's your choice/Do what you want to/Follow your heart")


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  2. Andreas╣ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    I have a question.... Parkour?


  3. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Parkour ("Park-or"). The art of street running.

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  4. TDU 505 is offline Clinically Insane
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    I already told you over SMS you pillock! For-get it!
    We're too tall! We're gonna knee our chins all the time!
    Oh, and i've done it for a while

  5. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    Sort of. Wiki calls it "getting as quickly as possible from point A to point B". Supposed to be a discipline that helps boost your confidence, physical and mental stamina, and spatial awareness


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  6. TDU 505 is offline Clinically Insane
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    You're a retard. Parkour doesn't help.

  7. Mad_Lambo is offline I <3 hypercars
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    I have lost a bit of my tounge to that sport

  8. KoenigseggBG is offline Made in 1994
     
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    I have never tryed it but watched Yamakashi movies and it look super awesome cool!

  9. Joel is offline PC Oahu Citizen
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    It keeps you very fit, and at the same time is enjoyable; especially with others. I would suggest at least trying it, otherwise you'll never know if you like it. If you're scared of injury... just dont jump off anything too big and learn how to roll (especially spontaneous rolling, like if you take an unexpected fall).

    Also quite useful if you need to get somewhere on foot quick, and gives a sense of satisfaction.


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  10. kalniel is offline Hypercar Enthusiast
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    We all used to do it as kids, before it ever got called parkour.

    I think it's probably quite rubbish as something to 'take up' - there's no real motivation or goal-orientation that will keep you wanting to do it. Rock climbing is remarkably similar from a fitness point of view, and is well-established in most countries meaning you can join a club, get out and see some great countryside etc., so I'd go for that instead if I were you.

  11. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    Tsk tsk tsk. I personally will laugh my ass off so hard i might pee a little when you face plant over a hand rail thinking you can do parkour. Life ain't like a video game mate.

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  12. Nipper is offline \/ The REAL TDUCk \/
     
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    Learn it even if you don't like doing it, it can be very handy when you get stuck in a tight situation. Millions of criminals who got caught jumping the fence wish they had learnt street running.
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  13. Maug is offline i'm in the wall...
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    If you want to start to do Parkour, do it with some people who have a real experience into this sport, and who practice with learning steps and in safe conditions.
    Else it could lead to severe injuries.
    Doing sports like fitness or rock-climbing could be a good start to prepare your body to Parkour, it's easier to find a proper structure and easier to start practicing.

  14. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    I know a few guys who do parkour, i've tried it a few times with them but I haven't got the stamina for it. Maybe i'll take it up a bit later...

    But yeah, it depends on what you call parkour. If you're just talking about jumping over fences and jumping the odd 2 metre gap then that's not parkour, it's just running about . But if you mean actual freerunning, then yeah, go for it, just (like Maug said) start it with some people who have experience in it if you can, and start off in safe places. E.g. learn vaulting and stuff over benches, then move to fences and higher obstacles, etc.

    Good luck with it if you do decide to go through with it mate .

  15. TDU 505 is offline Clinically Insane
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    He won't be here till the 12th and knowing him, he'll probably kill himself with that

  16. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    HDHH*

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  17. a nugget is offline BNR34 FTW!!!
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    yea dude try it out. living in california i needed it because of all the gangsters and criminals with guns. Just be careful, plan your route, and always roll out of a big jump

  18. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    spoon, have you been held up with GG's?






  19. KoenigseggBG is offline Made in 1994
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon_Fit »
    yea dude try it out. living in california i needed it because of all the gangsters and criminals with guns. Just be careful, plan your route, and always roll out of a big jump
    Just get a shotgun...

  20. a nugget is offline BNR34 FTW!!!
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    yeah lol shotgun, then i would have to run from cops too

    and yes DR. EVIL, but they had bb guns not real guns, and they had terrible aim, i shot back and then ran off
    Last edited by a nugget; 10/12/08 at 21:53 PM.


 

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