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Freestyle running / Le Parkour

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SilentBob, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. SilentBob

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    Freestyle running / Le Parkour

    Discussion started by SilentBob - Apr 22, 2004

    In my endless procratination, I just caught the end of a doco about this 'extreme sport'. It basically entailed a bunch of people preforming death defying acrobatics in an urban enviroment. The philsophies they were talking about were along the same lines of what some writers and skaters and urban explorers talk about. i.e. redefining the urban environment and breaking free of its monotoney ect...

    That aside though the stuff they were doing was just ballsy which always makes for good entertainment.

    If you'de like a more articulate explanation go here
    http://www.parkour.org.uk/parkour_what.html

    and here some pics ( even though they don't really do the doco justice )

    http://www.parkour.org.uk/images01/gallery/07.jpg'>


    [img]http://www.parkour.org.uk/images01/gallery/04.jpg'>


    [img]http://www.parkour.org.uk/images01/gallery/03.jpg'>

    I found it interesting and thought mabye you guys would too. So discuss.
     
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    fatbastard - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    yeah sounds really cool...do you know where i could view this documentary?

    can i DL it? is it available on video?> etc etc
     
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    GamblersGrin - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    sometimes when people start threads i look for that little sarcastic remark to let me know what i am reading is supposed to be a joke. i dont see that in this thread...
     
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    SilentBob - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    Sorry I don't really know where you can get your hands on it. You might have to go for a hunt if your really keen. But the name of it is Jump London . I saw it on the discovery channel.

    heres a little review
    http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/m.../J/jump_london/

    Gamblers, when I saw it. It did seem a bit silly. But then I thought alittle and decided its no more silly then crawling around drains or running around drawing on things or nadding yourself on a stair rail while trying to slide down it on a piece of wood.
    Also the way they were doing it was pretty full on. Like graffiti, you tend to take it more seriously when you realise people risk serious injury doing it.

    But thats what I thought... make of it what you will.
     
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    http://www.soapshoes.com/images/shoes/large/CHAOS_6028_bottom.gif'>

    Soap Shoes are sooo awesome for grinding and stuff. 4 lyf.
     
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    i prefer freestyle walking...
     
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    26SidedCube - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    Nah, the people who really do this shit are badass.

    Those few pictures posted look lame, but have
    you guys seen that one Nike commercial for
    the shoe Dalek (I think it was that shoe) was doing
    the advertising for? The guys in that look like
    they're at least 24-25 and the stuff they were
    doing honestly looked like fun... and if you
    were used to jumping off of odd objects onto
    other odd cement objects all the time from all
    sorts of heights and angles escaping jakes
    would be second nature. Basically I look at it
    like making the city your fucking jungle gym,
    why the fuck not?

    They really take this stuff serious in Europe, right?
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    someone posted a video of this awhile back, and as lame as it might seem, its actually pretty sweet. Hell, i wish i could run around and do backflips off of random objects onto other objects and such.
     
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    sneak - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    yeh, its known as "free running" and is taking off in a (relatively) big way. some of my mates do it and are ok...

    i think therses some video footage at www.urbanfreeflow.com

    or something to that effect. try .co.uk if it fails.
     
  10. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    Pay no heed to the gay pics, that shit is insane.

    I have a clip of this one dude doing a backflip off a structure that's at least 25 ft. high, onto flat hard-packed dirt. It's ridiculous.
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    I will back up mams on that shit...i watched it over and over, trying to think of some way that it could be fake because it is so fucking out of control. Some of these guys are insane.
     
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    26SidedCube - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    I suggest everyone go to that site and check out some of the videos.

    Goddamn escaping cops would be so easy if you spent your days doing this.
     
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    synaps - Replied Apr 22, 2004

    http://www.urbanfreeflow.com/UrbanFreeFlow/EZ/EzBigPrecision.gif'>





    that's pretty fucking hardcore if you ask me
     
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