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whitewolf111
07-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Hey guys. A few of my friends and I wanted to start a little Parkour group. We're completely beginners, and have never done Parkour before (we really only knew it existed because of AC >> <&lthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. But after seeing a couple of videos on the stuff, my friends and I thought it would be a cool thing to just mess around with.

We live near a collage campus that my parents work at that would probably be good to meet at. It's a nice place, and my mom and dad agreed to drive us their as long as we don't do anything to dangerous, so we have that set.

But we don't know were to begin. As I said before, none of us have ever done it before, so we would have to start from the basics. The very basics. I saw that some of you guys know a bit of parkour, so I thought you may be able to help us.

So what sort of stuff do you think we should do first? Any sort of thing that is basic and pretty easy to do.

(And before you ask, no, we can't go to a 'professional' parkour place, 'cause the closest one is a good 40 min away from my house, and my mom says: "I won't pay money so some people can teach you how to run up walls". So it's just going to be us beginners, no experienced person.)

Xanatos2007
07-07-2009, 08:24 PM
I just taught myself. Look through youtube for tutorials on how to roll, climb, vault, etc. Find your limits and slowly push them up.

EmperorxZurg
07-07-2009, 08:26 PM
Try and land toe first when u land from somewhere, and do some balancing stuff like find a rail and try to run along it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...R76M&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXj-BFZR76M&feature=related) here's a vid u could try

godsmack_darius
07-07-2009, 08:59 PM
Just try and keep the flow as well, find a route, and Run throught, do a few jumps, and keep the flow, dont get into front flips and vaults jsut get,
try and long jump some things, but keep the flow, which is VERY importent

Account_Deleted
07-07-2009, 09:22 PM
i'm starting to learn parkour as well.. teaching myself basicly, since i can't fit proffesional lessons in.

1) Learn the safty's first, liike safty rolls and lands,
* i'm still working on getting the safty roll perfect, and i can do the landing easily*

= tip= as d1sturbe said.
but it's aclty land on the balls of your feet, so basicly the things before your toes taht feels like a lump when your flex your foot.

= tip =
rolls there's a video. i don't think i can explain the one, sorry.

2) jumps, vaults, etc
* i'm not starting to do flips or anything yet *
i'm working on the lazy vault at the momment,
which when your jump over an horazontal object * like a beam or small fence*
useing one of your hands to push you over it
<span class="ev_code_BLUE">youtube if you don't understand</span>
my left arms supports me alright,
but i'm trying to get my right arm better..
maybe it;s due to me breaking my right colloar bone in the past.. lol.


well that'll be a blog..
some should setup a parkour blogging place.. not like twitter too much tho..
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

hope that helps.

EmperorxZurg
07-07-2009, 09:25 PM
O sry I knew not flat foot but forgot which part. Haven't done it in like a year lol

Account_Deleted
07-07-2009, 09:38 PM
i really hurts if you don't land on the balls of your feat..really.. it does..

EmperorxZurg
07-07-2009, 10:17 PM
lol now I see wat u mean it would hurt like hell

Drakonous505
07-07-2009, 10:44 PM
A good place to start out basic Parkour is a playground. I know it sounds silly but it really is. I got to a playground near my house where I climb up the sides and jump off etc.

A tip for when you jump it that when you land you want to have your legs streight and when your feet hit the ground you want to bend your knees. In general I've found that this prevents any pain. Though I could be wrong. NEVER land with stiff legs, that will hurt if not break them.

Hope this helps.

Xanatos2007
07-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Land on the balls of your feet, bend the knees and slap the ground. For higher drops, roll from one shoulder to the opposite hip. The idea is to prevent your spine from touching the ground as much as possible. And try not to train in shopping centres etc, until you're skilled enough to evade guards. I got banned from a shopping centre for 12 months because I was doing Parkour in an EMPTY carpark.

Didn't stop me though! *jumps out window*

NoxieDC
07-08-2009, 12:26 AM
Mentality: be a mature kid. Have fun, but don't hurt yourself recklessly.

And if you're beginning, go to a playground. I did and it helped me teach my muscles how to behave in certain situations. Everything else has already been said and repeated. Have fun mate!

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 04:25 AM
As many said,
playground http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

i lazy jump over chairs and benches.
can't do a picnic table yet.
i practise my landings and safty by jumping off a side of a mini bridge that connects the playground. and land onto the bark.


at first jumping park chairs was hard but you build a mental confidence..

whitewolf111
07-08-2009, 04:47 AM
Wow. Thanks a lot guys! There is a playground on campus--it's for the camps with little kids to play on. We'll head over there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ThePheonix1030
07-08-2009, 08:48 AM
Break a leg. :3

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
Break a leg. :3

hey... that's not funny.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif


here are some good tutorial videos.
http://www.americanparkour.com...t/category/4/60/377/ (http://www.americanparkour.com/content/category/4/60/377/)

i'll tell you the same thing i told accountdeleted.

slow and steady, practice the basics first(rolls, landings, balance etc.) before you move on to anything else. one injury can take you out of parkour forever. after you perfect those move on to things like climbing, wall-runs and vaults. I'm not saying you can't do the others along side of the basics, but you will have an easier time afterward. also, DO NOT FORGET TO CONDITION! train as often as you can, but don't push yourself too hard, which is easy to do since parkour is so fun. if you need any training advice or help let me know.

caswallawn_2k7
07-08-2009, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by ThePheonix1030:
Break a leg. :3
I nearly did today, missed the top of the fence while chasing some1, but it could of been much worse if I hadnt got as far as I had over the fence. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

ThePheonix1030
07-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Why would you chase someone? And who? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

caswallawn_2k7
07-08-2009, 12:49 PM
because he said I wasnt quick enough to catch him I just need to get over a fence about 3 foot tall so I normaly step on the top but missed it.

CanaanCombs
07-08-2009, 01:00 PM
Never bend you knees past a 90 degree angle before a roll because it will stop all momentum and make a roll pointless.Basic landing and rolls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YgmVErJpA0)

ThePheonix1030
07-08-2009, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
because he said I wasnt quick enough to catch him I just need to get over a fence about 3 foot tall so I normaly step on the top but missed it.
HAHAHAAA! Clumsy Cas! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 01:17 PM
another thing. when training landings(i.e. repeatedly jumping off a high object), don't jump off anything above chest hight for the first month or so.

caswallawn_2k7
07-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by drfeelgood8849:
another thing. when training landings(i.e. repeatedly jumping off a high object), don't jump off anything above chest hight for the first month or so.
why not? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif we use to jump off 8 or 9 foot walls onto the beach without any practice. untill some1 jumped off the higher bit and got hurt realy badly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Charlie_Romeo
07-08-2009, 01:25 PM
kinda proved why noy really didnt u?

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 01:34 PM
@ cas: because when you start at chest hight your body builds up a better resistance that way you won't get hurt. and charlie is right you answered your own question.

caswallawn_2k7
07-08-2009, 01:38 PM
it was actualy after we had been doing it months he got hurt because he got cocky and tried to do something stupid.

Charlie_Romeo
07-08-2009, 01:41 PM
was being with u you the stupid thing

Drakonous505
07-08-2009, 01:41 PM
Another way to work up resistence is jumping off swings. Atleast that is what I do.

caswallawn_2k7
07-08-2009, 01:42 PM
being with me is only dangerus when you dont listen to what I say.

Charlie_Romeo
07-08-2009, 01:46 PM
yah for some reason i can see tha .... ....
Cas: give me the game and nobody gets hurt
Store clerck: im sorry i cant it's (slamed int he face with empty game case)

whitewolf111
07-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Thanks so much for all of this! Katie and Luke will be very happy to know a place to get started.

We didn't meet today, but I went to this summer camp and just did a few landing things. We have a set of bleachers that are three "levels" (places you can sit on) high and can roll around at camp for people to sit on. So I just practiced running, jumping onto each of the levels and then jumped off and landed on the balls of my feet over and over again. It was kind of fun actually XD

We don't meet until this Saturday, so I'll tell you guys what happens then.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 07:30 PM
another thing. when training landings(i.e. repeatedly jumping off a high object), don't jump off anything above chest hight for the first month or so.

@ dr: that might be abit too late http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif it's only been a week since i've been parkour but i'm jumping off about 2 meter.. that's higher then my height http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i'm delaying my parkouring today since i just had a nice toast sandwhich with scramle eggs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif*drool*

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Account_Deleted:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">another thing. when training landings(i.e. repeatedly jumping off a high object), don't jump off anything above chest hight for the first month or so.

@ dr: that might be abit too late http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif it's only been a week since i've been parkour but i'm jumping off about 2 meter.. that's higher then my height http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i'm delaying my parkouring today since i just had a nice toast sandwhich with scramle eggs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif*drool* </div></BLOCKQUOTE> sorry. it just bothers me when people do this... parkour isn't a verb... you can't parkour. you are training parkour.... now i feel kind of d!ckish....

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 07:50 PM
congrates on your first rant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
i might take a pic of my 'parkour traing' area when i go to train today

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 07:57 PM
not my first rant but okay i guess. please do. i'd like to see some of the hot spots in australia. also, on the 2 m thing, it's okay to do that a bit but not overkill. be safe about your training. my knee is a little messed up because i was stupid when i first started.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 08:07 PM
first time i was practiseing my rolls while landing from a hieght i forgot to check the bark and i my back diagonaly ran across a rock sticking out of the ground http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 08:19 PM
ouch. that's happened to me before. one of my least favorite injuries i've had was wen practicing standard rolls, not landing ones, i tripped up a bit and my head hit a rock in the grass. i had a huge goose egg for like a week.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 08:24 PM
hahaa,
the first time i tried a safty roll was in martial arts practise ,
some reason i sorta dived into the roll so i went head wars and my shoulder hit the grounf first and i broke a collar bone..
reason why i don't do martial arts anymore

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 08:27 PM
never broken a bone before. i hear the collar bone is loud when it breaks.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 08:42 PM
it is..
and it's pretty much the easiest,
since it's wider area, and your chest is mostly exspoed(sp)

SpyderNynja
07-08-2009, 08:43 PM
*scrolls through AC forum*

Da da da...PARKOUR THREAD? HELLO!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'd post tips but feelgood and deleted pretty much covered anything I was gonna say.

But as a 5 year veteran, I'm going to emphasize certain things.

SLOW AND STEADY

Parkour is definitely fun and hard to stop but you have a human body that HAS LIMITS. Develop your basic techniques like landing and rolling VERY WELL. Keep jumps to about a chest level as mentioned until your body gets used to taking impact the proper way. When you become too fatigued, STOP. I learned the hard way by spraining my ankle when my vision got blurry.

DON'T GET COCKY OR COMPETE

Parkour is all about self-improvement, not competition or showing off. Just because you're nailing kong vaults left and right doesn't mean you're David Belle. Basically, this is saying know your limits and don't stretch them to impress others. Build them up to improve yourself.

CONDITION

I am guilty of not doing this enough so I need to take my own advice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif but strengthening your arms, legs, abs, upper body and lungs will make you a far hardier traceur and increase your efficiency. Your techniques will be effortless and your endurance will be insane.

As for training areas. I know I'm the like eighth person to say this but, playgrounds rock! (when they aren't filled with kids) I still frequent two playgrounds in my neighborhood (I'm somewhat of a celebrity there, lol) If you train with alot of kids nearby though, be very careful. Also, parents may yell at ya http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Playgrounds make fantastic places to get down your basics as well as options to create routes (I call them lines). It's very convenient for you if you live far away from hotspots in your area. (I'm a few trains away from Central Park so at least I can get some daily training in at the local playground.)

That's it for my long post. I'm full of parkour knowledge so just ask me or any of the other forum traceurs anything. I can tell feelgood knows his stuff too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 08:48 PM
yeah i've been at it for about 4-4.5 years. almost as long as you swift.

<STRIKE>posting videos in a bit for people who want training ideas...</STRIKE>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdVF3aU48A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6ks4HNs7c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUXuyO2whf4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpYaLYvJu6Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSBtL98VA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp4K3OvhPLo

You'd be surprised how much of a workout quadrupedal movement can be over an extended period of time.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 08:51 PM
did you just go and have a run?
well my train session is in about 3 hours..
so.. pictures should be up around 3 hours.

SpyderNynja
07-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Nice feelgood http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I actually began training when I played Prince of Persia: Sand of Time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif that game changed my life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I still haven't filmed a very good video displaying what I can do, especially now that I free run as well. I'll post two vids. Again, I really don't feel either of them properly displays what I can do but here ya go:

My Group's 09 Teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ai3oI2bXz0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fshadowg odny&feature=player_profilepage)

Mirror's Edge Parody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1MRSMBwDLE&feature=related)

Central Park Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6s_-qAVjAs&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fshadowg odny&feature=player_profilepage) <- mostly me messing with editing

drfeelgood8849
07-08-2009, 08:59 PM
those videos aren't of me by the way.

SpyderNynja
07-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Very nice vids you found there Doc.

And yes, QM's can get quite difficult after extended periods of time.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 09:03 PM
why does the mirror's edge parkour one look just like the one
urbanfreeflow made?
nice music tho,
how did you do sliding down the side of the rock?
it seems like it hurts..
nice pants..btw.
lol
your pinic tables are bigger then ours
i bet it was harder to run with a camera taped to your head.lol

SpyderNynja
07-08-2009, 09:09 PM
I made mine before they did!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

they just had a better camera http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

I even made a test video of the concept in fall, way before ANYONE made a first person parkour video.

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 09:15 PM
ohkay ohkay.. i was just saying..

SpyderNynja
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif not lashing out at ya deleted http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Account_Deleted
07-08-2009, 09:51 PM
i understand the colour tihng now.
lol
red, how do i get up there O_O

i should do that more often..
run to the colours


edit:
something i got trouble with is jumping over a low fence but with 2 hands on the rail and swinging leg to one side.
i can't do that
but if i do it with one hand insted of 2 i can do it
what do you think i'm donig wrong,
and everytime i try it doesn't feel comfertable

SpyderNynja
07-09-2009, 02:06 AM
hmm. so you can do lazy vaults but not simple vaults? (simple is a two handed vault)

For two handed vaults, you can get comfortable with bringing both of your legs over from one side by stepping on the rail with one foot as you pass over. They key is to let go of the rail with the hand on the side your legs are swinging past. Practice putting one foot on the railing first, then go for the vault.

Account_Deleted
07-09-2009, 02:43 AM
alright thanks,
um i'll be uploading the pic after dinner http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
and swift, no probs, i'lll be ur 666's subscriber http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

godsmack_darius
07-09-2009, 02:44 AM
Lol how are you still awake it 5 in clock IN THE MORNING!!!

drfeelgood8849
07-09-2009, 02:52 AM
it's only four here... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

godsmack_darius
07-09-2009, 04:14 AM
Lol I have been awake ALL night, it is now 6AM

whitewolf111
07-09-2009, 05:08 AM
I can't thank you guys enough for this! Thanks so much!

A quick question: Is there a difference between Parkour and Free Running? Cause sometimes on Youtube I see tutorials that only say "Parkour" or "Free Running", but others that say "Parkour and Free Running".

I was just wondering for no reason http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

godsmack_darius
07-09-2009, 05:12 AM
Free running is Basically Assassins creed, you go where ever you like, on top of a building, scaleling a mall.
Parkour is basically thr way you move it, Thats why La Parkour means "The Movement

Stormpen
07-09-2009, 05:14 AM
Well, I wish you good luck, but the first time I tried running on a rail, fell off, broke my kneecap, and fractured my skull, SO BE WARNED!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Maybe guys are better at this, tho, I'm gonna stick to me girly hobbies.... NOT! (really, I don't knit or anything, but I have a liking for Art....)

Feel free to Ignore the 2nd paragraph. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Account_Deleted
07-09-2009, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
I can't thank you guys enough for this! Thanks so much!

A quick question: Is there a difference between Parkour and Free Running? Cause sometimes on Youtube I see tutorials that only say "Parkour" or "Free Running", but others that say "Parkour and Free Running".

I was just wondering for no reason http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

well to me,
Free Running is front and forward flips, or any hard type of flips
and parkour to me
is just vaults, spins and easy movment stuff,
rooftop jumping or anything that invovles rooftops i include in free running at parkour.

hope these pics work :P
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/87/m_b27d739c0ddc487c9159c62ba1ba62f8.jpg
<span class="ev_code_BLUE">This is just the 2 meter height i jump from, i know doesn't look big up when you see it in person it's high</span>

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/91/m_e230348f3c2f4f0c82b99a315007a77e.jpg

<span class="ev_code_BLUE">This is the picnic table i was talking about, as you see comparing to your vidoe swift, this one is bigger, + the bolts are looseing to it's more dangerouse</span>

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/83/m_eb0a36bc5f4a4417b885286a7dfe3983.jpg

<span class="ev_code_BLUE">I'm looking forward to start from the 2 meter hieght, onto where the yellow slide is</span>

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/69/m_118e7abb7cab4f329f046cf2a58cbec9.jpg

<span class="ev_code_BLUE">The rest off the playground, me can't do monkey bars tho</span>

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/82/m_95a88229a20d4df7978c503885f35ffc.jpg

<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Here's a view of the rest of the playground</span>

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/81/m_f94c251d5e43492d8c20160b6235cce9.jpg

<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Here's the swing supports i try to lazy vault over, left hand yes, right hand casuilty.i jump another bench same height as the yellow supports. but it's lower,
and just to left you know it's a yellow rectangle but on and angle... so.. easier to clip my feets</span>

<span class="ev_code_BLACK">If these images are too big i'll change them into links</span>

whitewolf111
07-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Ah, thanks. I was wondering about that...

NoxieDC
07-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Point #1: epic Mirror's Edge video!
Point #2: Deleted, you have a really good park.

whitewolf111
07-09-2009, 03:53 PM
It looks a bit like our school's Pre-1st playground a bit XD

(Yeah, our school has three playgrounds. One is called the Pre-First one, it's kind of small. Then there is the First grade one, the biggest,(for 1st grade and 2nd grade) which would probably be AMAZING for parkour. Then there is the third grade playground (For grades 3-5) that is also called the 'playground on the hill' that's a bit bigger then the Pre-First one, but about the same thing.)

SpyderNynja
07-09-2009, 04:22 PM
@ Deleted: I commented your youtube profile http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

@ Noxie: Thanks man http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Just came back from training. Did some nice scaffolding training that I hope to get a clip of soon.

::EDIT:: here ya go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brCBIoMKquE&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2FBboyExp ressions&feature=player_profilepage). It's on a friends account. This was from two days ago, The drill I ran today involved jumping from the middle bar to the highest bar and then bringing your legs on top. Then, after the second cat leap, you would jump back to the railing and begin the drill again.

As for the difference in parkour and free running, parkour is all about efficient movement. This means using moves that get you from A to B and back from B to A as efficiently and fluidly as possible. When you add spins and flips to the mix of traversing your environment, it becomes free running.

drfeelgood8849
07-09-2009, 05:48 PM
also, to add to what swift said, free-running is more of a way to express yourself physically, i like to think of it as an art form such as dance.

whitewolf111
07-09-2009, 07:41 PM
Wow swift. Epic skills XD

SpyderNynja
07-09-2009, 07:58 PM
thanks wolf http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ureh
07-10-2009, 01:57 AM
I watched District B13 movie and it had cool parkour stunts.

whitewolf111
07-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Never heard of that movie before >> <<

SpyderNynja
07-10-2009, 06:16 PM
Really? B13 is a crazy movie, it's sequel just came out too which is even crazier than the first.

Ureh
07-10-2009, 10:23 PM
Yeah, it's awesome. Anyone who plays PoP or AC should watch it at least once. And even if you don't play any platforming games you should still watch at least a few minutes of it.

Account_Deleted
07-11-2009, 12:14 AM
It's named diffrent names in diffrent states..
what's the B13 movie genere under??

Xanatos2007
07-11-2009, 12:54 AM
Action/foreign. I saw it in Blockbuster this year in the New Releases section.

Account_Deleted
07-11-2009, 01:09 AM
ohkay.. xana, your from aus.. right?

SpyderNynja
07-11-2009, 02:10 AM
French Title is Banlieue 13

U.S. title is District B13

Xanatos2007
07-11-2009, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Account_Deleted:
ohkay.. xana, your from aus.. right?

Aye.

whitewolf111
07-11-2009, 04:57 AM
Well I'll go look at it I guess >> <<

I have to go to our first parkour "group" meeting at around 12, so wish me luck!

Account_Deleted
07-11-2009, 06:11 AM
break some legs...
i hope you know what i really ment ^^
and xana, ohkay just making sure cause there's a video ezy and civic dvd/video around here.. so..yeah

Stormpen
07-11-2009, 06:17 AM
YOUR ALL GONNA DIE!!!!

Jk. Good luck. Sry, I'm bored...

whitewolf111
07-11-2009, 04:46 PM
I'm back guys. Actually, I was back around 3 ish, but I took a nap and just woke up a few minutes ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It went pretty well I think. We couldn't go to the collage campus for some reason, so we headed over to our school and used the playground there. We used the one on the hill 'cause the 1st grade playground (the one that would be good for parkour) was being used by some camp for little kids, and we didn't want to be doing parkour around them. That wouldn't end well XD

So we started by just jumping off some of the low things and landing on the balls of our feet. Didn't take long to get the hang of it. Then we did some rolling... That was a bit harder. We could all doing by the end on the ground (the "parkour" way of rolling) and Katie was the only one who managed to do it jumping off of something. Luke and I could have probably done it, but I think it was just the nerves that got us...

We did some balancing things after that. We have two thick bars that are about a foot away from each other that are near the ground. I don't know what they were supposed to be used for (and that was the playground that I grew up on in school!) but we just used them to balance and walk across. Katie and I could balance and walk across them okay, but Luke had a bit more trouble. The only guy was getting outclassed by the two girls http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

After that we just sort of goofed off a bit, playing on the stuff and remembering when we did it when we were smaller. Ah... Good times... But that was like 4 or 5 years ago XD

We broke for lunch then (Luke had brought some PB and J sandwiches). After doing a bit more goofing around it was almost time to go--so I wanted to try vaulting. Just quickly.

Luke and Katie didn't want to do it, so it was just me. I got over the fence fine with a normal two handed vault but I accidently landed on Luke's backpack that he had brought to carry the sandwiches in. I lost my balance and landed on the concrete. Ouch.

It looked much worse then it was. My left arm got scratched up pretty well. I got my knees skinned, and the forming of a lot of bruises on the lower part of my right leg. After the shock factor passed, I felt okay, but that didn't stop me from getting angry at Luke. If his bag wasn't there, I wouldn't have tripped...

(Though at the same time, if I had looked, I wouldn't have fallen on the backpack >> << )

So I chased him. Probably not the smartest thing to do right after falling, but oh well. Man, he can run fast when he wants to. But I chased him around the wooden structures, over the slides, through the wooden bridge... (I'll show you guys pictures the next time we go over there). It was pretty fun though XD

But as I was running it reminded me of the times I would do that when I was in 3rd grade. And I noticed that some of the stuff we would do... It kind of qualified as a sort of kid parkour.

Like when Luke had ran up the slide to the top of one of the structures. (In our playground, it's not really metal stuff, it's more made of wood) So I climbed up the side of the thing. But when I was younger I would do the same thing while the teachers weren't watching. Sure, it was easier now that I'm bigger, but it still brought back memories.

Yeah, so after that we waited around till are parents came to take us back home. I took a nap right about when I got home for about... *Checks clock* 4 hours. Wow. I must have been tiered.

I guess this post went on to long, but the point is that it was really fun, bruises aside. I don't know if we'll have one any time soon, but I doubt it 'cause Katie is going on vacation next week, and Luke the week after that. So who knows when we'll meet up.

But thanks a lot guys for all of the information you've supplied us. It's helped a whole lot!

SpyderNynja
07-11-2009, 08:11 PM
sounds like a productive first jam wolf! I'm actually headed to a big meet tomorrow with a bunch of other guys from NYPK. I wish I had my camera, I'd take lot's of footage. Hopefully I can bring something back here to the forums for you guys.

whitewolf111
07-11-2009, 08:34 PM
Thanks! Yeah, it was pretty productive, and everyone had a lot of fun doing it. Hopefully we can take the 1st grade playground next time we meet. But I just noticed something... My school would be really good for parkour XD Though I doubt that the teachers would be fond of us climbing and jumping around on school property http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And try to get pictures or a video or something from your meet! I would love to see how more advanced people do it.

Account_Deleted
07-11-2009, 09:32 PM
aha same, that sounds a nice parkour run/jam
shuold of done parkour chasing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

well i got school tommorow,
i'll try to parkour around school when no one is wacthing
*puts on ninja mask http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-12-2009, 06:07 AM
Early morning training is beginning now! woot. I'm pumped.

Xanatos2007
07-12-2009, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by c-swain:
They are professional parkourists and have several tutorials.

The correct term is 'traceur'.

whitewolf111
07-12-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the links guys. Now to go and watch them...

My legs are really aching... Mostly because of that fall that happened yesterday. It only really aches when I'm moving around, but while typing this sitting down I feel fine. Oh well. It's not like my legs are broken or anything http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It'll go away in a week or two...

whitewolf111
07-12-2009, 10:20 AM
See you guys. I'm going to go back to the school playground for a bit. It's nice living about 15 minutes away from your school by walking http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'll be back around 2ish. Bye

whitewolf111
07-12-2009, 12:13 PM
Sorry about the double post, but I got back a little while ago. And now I'm in a really bad mood. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Warning: Rant Below

So I went to the playground at are school, the one on the hill again. (A group of little kids were at the 1st grade one) So I didn't do that much because I didn't want to hurt my leg again, so I just did balancing things, rolls, stuff like that.

So a little bit before I was going to leave, this guy comes to the playground. His name was Jake--I reconized him as a friend of a friend of my brothers. He's going into 11th grade.

Anyway I though he was just there to goof off, but he did a vault over the fence surrounding the playground.

So I say hello to him, and talk a bit to him. He apparently came to do a bit of Parkour practice (according to him he's been doing it for about 3 or so years). So I started to tell him about our little Parkour group, and asked if he could teach us a bit.

But he flat out rejected the idea. He said that he wouldn't do it because I was a girl. And according to him girls should just stick to girl stuff, and let the boys handle things like that.

I left after that. And as I was leaving he told me to ask Luke if he wanted any help learning.

AUGH! I wanted to punch him in the face right then and there. Who cares if I'm a girl? I can still do Parkour. It's not like I'm not capable just because of my gender.

I need to go and cool down... See you guys later. *Storms off*

Black_Widow9
07-12-2009, 02:22 PM
Rant definitely warranted! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

whitewolf111
07-12-2009, 05:23 PM
I'm going to be at my grandmother's house for a week, so I probably won't be able to get on very much. Can you guys make sure that this topic doesn't get pushed to far down? Thanks

OniLinkSword
07-12-2009, 06:26 PM
But he flat out rejected the idea. He said that he wouldn't do it because I was a girl. And according to him girls should just stick to girl stuff, and let the boys handle things like that. Wow, what a jerk. You should of punched him in the face. He deserved it.

SpyderNynja
07-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Wolf's a girl? (sorry, the internet makes you believe everyone is a male after a while http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif )

I'm all for more traceuses! Not enough women do parkour! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So I just got back from training. There was alot of bar work done, alot of flow and underbars. I landed alot of crazy new ones today I never imagined I could do.

Got to lead a small class with a few other NYPK members. Got a bunch of calluses from the bars and tore few old ones http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/78/l_3ce46ba535e74315bca6e2b351baf457.jpg

My buddy Crash and I pulled a few side tucks everywhere. Heres a shot of him doing one. (note: flips are not parkour http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/39/l_6d864c4e370746d599e63822f2dcbd4b.jpg

I didn't take enough pictures of actual parkour sadly. To be honest, today's jam was a total snooze fest http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


...


...


...

JUST KIDDING! I ran into Daniel Ilabaca!

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_48db55251bd54e3da949bd24716aa7f6.jpg

And Livewire from UrbanFreeFlow!

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_db691c3f832a4dab86963ddbe1c523d9.jpg

Also on the scene were Phil Doyle and King David representing LA.

These guys are absolutely AMAZING in person. The things they can do is such a completely different level of insane.

They were pulling 12 foot precisions ten feet in the air.

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_34b90aced2ee48db9680b5f7c8aaee26.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/73/l_7a49513950d048eca2c42ae28908b53e.jpg

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/65/l_bc5030669398441eba71dd93f7ac5d87.jpg

Later on, Crash and I got involved in the video their crew was shooting for WFPF. They were working on a demo reel for MTV for the upcoming series "Ultimate Parkour Challenge". The team interviewed us and got some footage of what we could do. We had to sign some release forms as well.

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/83/l_ccd03cdaf28848e4b296cfc48ef9ca8c.jpg

Then every traceur in the area played an epic game of lava tag with Danny, Livewire and Phil pwning everyone and later branching out to impossible to reach areas for the rest of us. They ended up on a bench too far to end up back on the rails without touching the floor. Since there were no tag backs, the three of them tagged each other in a circle for a good minute! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

These Guys couldn't have been more friendly. Daniel had such an awesome attitude (and his accent was catchy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) Livewire was hilarious too. As Danny landed a 360 precision from a ridiculous height and distance, Livewire was stunned.

LW - Did you just do what I think you did?

DI - Yeah man!

LW - F***in' hell Danny!

DI - Try it out Tim, it's alot easier than it looks!

LW - P*** off mate.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Sorry for the super long post, I just wanted to share the epicness that went down today http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-12-2009, 09:47 PM
O_O you got to meet daniel illibaca??? he's one of my heroes...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i am jealous...

jigh23
07-13-2009, 03:45 AM
that is awesome man!

man i wish i was as good as them guys.


<span class="ev_code_RED">Please don't bypass the Language Filter</span>

Account_Deleted
07-13-2009, 04:27 AM
grr.. havn't been practising latly, too windy + school started again.. so not alot fo time for parkour

OniLinkSword
07-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by swiftslasher7:
Wolf's a girl? (sorry, the internet makes you believe everyone is a male after a while http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif )

I'm all for more traceuses! Not enough women do parkour! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Word. I have been watching a Japanese program called Sasuke (Called Ninja Warrior in America) and I always cheer for the girls. Traceurs always seem to do good on the program and I know there are some good traceuses that could beat it.


Got to lead a small class with a few other NYPK members. Got a bunch of calluses from the bars and tore few old ones http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Nice. That's why I wear gloves sometimes. There are tons of cinder block walls where I live. They're murder on hands until a proper callus is formed.


Later on, Crash and I got involved in the video their crew was shooting for WFPF. They were working on a demo reel for MTV for the upcoming series "Ultimate Parkour Challenge". The team interviewed us and got some footage of what we could do. We had to sign some release forms as well. I just hope that MTV doesn't try to put a competitive or money twist on it. That would go against Parkour's teachings. That's a major problem with American TV shows. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SpyderNynja
07-13-2009, 05:05 AM
Originally posted by drfeelgood8849:
O_O you got to meet daniel illibaca??? he's one of my heroes...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i am jealous...

I gotta say doc, it came out of nowhere! We were all talking about them earlier in the day knowing they were going to visit NYC in August for ten days. My friend Ish tells me they're in the neighborhood filming something but they're keeping it on the down low. Next thing we know, they're in the park! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If you think they're amazing on video, you've gotta see them move in person. It's jaw-dropping and gets you pumped to perform all the little things that had you scared http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I remember having a hard time doing alot of the advanced underbars we were drilling earlier in the day. When we came back to the park, Daniel was doing them standing! Definitely made me push a little harder to land them nicely http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

@OniLinkSword: Ninja Warrior is such good fun, possibly one of the only good things left on tv for me to watch http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif The girls are pretty good as well, especially all-star Ayako Miyake.

About gloves: I love em to death but wear them mainly for style. In my last few months of training though, I've began ditching them. I realized a true traceur hardens his body in all ways possible in order to become efficient at what he practices so I began taking the calluses as progress rather than injury http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

As for MTV, yeah, I'm hoping the same, except I think there will be money involved sadly. It's okay though from my point of view. Where parkour is going, competition is actually very friendly.

The Barclaycard World Free Running championships or the Red Bull event were big competitions with alot of the top tier traceurs and free runners, but from the footage I saw, all I could see was nothing but fun, everyone cheered everyone on and there was none of the hostility that competition can sometimes take on. I think it's parkour's natural ability to bring together our kind of people that makes it this way. Hopefully it wont take on the "Do parkour to be the very best!" image because of that.

::EDIT:: *looks back at the pictures*

WOW, my mohawk got poofy! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif That's the humidity and intense training showing right there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

OniLinkSword
07-13-2009, 05:21 AM
@swiftslasher7
Sasuke and Mythbusters are the two main reasons I still watch TV. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm building up my hands with rock climbing and other surfaces. I don't use gloves to go up one or two walls, but a days training will get small rocks dug into my skin. I suppose it just means I can hit harder. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I would rather see the word "challenge" than "competition." Case and point: Ninja Warrior. There is no competition between the people there. There may be some personal competition with a persons self, but I see a (nice) family-like aura there. The first thing that the American version did was have two people compete to get to the end first.

...

It's a challenge. NOT competition.

SpyderNynja
07-13-2009, 05:35 PM
I'll be sure to next time I see him. I've got the numbers of the guys still in NY and I'll be jamming with them again soon.

obliviondoll
07-14-2009, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
Sorry about the double post, but I got back a little while ago. And now I'm in a really bad mood. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Warning: Rant Below

So I went to the playground at are school, the one on the hill again. (A group of little kids were at the 1st grade one) So I didn't do that much because I didn't want to hurt my leg again, so I just did balancing things, rolls, stuff like that.

So a little bit before I was going to leave, this guy comes to the playground. His name was Jake--I reconized him as a friend of a friend of my brothers. He's going into 11th grade.

Anyway I though he was just there to goof off, but he did a vault over the fence surrounding the playground.

So I say hello to him, and talk a bit to him. He apparently came to do a bit of Parkour practice (according to him he's been doing it for about 3 or so years). So I started to tell him about our little Parkour group, and asked if he could teach us a bit.

But he flat out rejected the idea. He said that he wouldn't do it because I was a girl. And according to him girls should just stick to girl stuff, and let the boys handle things like that.

I left after that. And as I was leaving he told me to ask Luke if he wanted any help learning.

AUGH! I wanted to punch him in the face right then and there. Who cares if I'm a girl? I can still do Parkour. It's not like I'm not capable just because of my gender.

I need to go and cool down... See you guys later. *Storms off*

Hmmmm.... If running is "guy stuff," I suppose fighting is right out... Maybe someone should try and teach my old swordfighting club that... More than half of the top 5 members are female. Try getting my girlfriend to stop beating me up with her staff too - staff vs dual swords and I'm still struggling to keep up.

whitewolf111
07-14-2009, 05:34 AM
Actually, I do swordfighting at my school >> << I do fencing. I'm pretty good at it, but Irene compeltly pwns me in it.

Yeah, so I'm going to this camp now that has a good playground. And I have to wonder, what sort of parkour things should I be trying on it? Because when I asked where to train, you guys all said "playground", but not what to do off of it XD. I've just been doing random stuff, but what would you guys suggest?

(The playground it a pretty normal one. There are swings, slides, monkey bars, stuff like that. There is also one of those "bridge" things there, and this weird thing you try to stand on (it's a cilinder) and see how long you can stand without falling off.)

And thanks for backing me up. I looked up some of the girl traceuses and they were AMAZING! Gives me something to stride for http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And lastly, yes swift, I am a girl. Don't worry, I used to think everyone online was a guy too expect me. Girls don't seem to go online as much anymore...

whitewolf111
07-14-2009, 06:47 PM
Man, today was a productive day! I did my first two-handed vault today without falling or anything like that... Not anything big, but still a step in the right direction!

Then I did this weird thing that I spent a lot of the break outside doing. You use one of those slides at the playground that have those two things at the sides to put your hands on as you go down. So I ran, jumped over the first hand thing and landed on the second one without falling. Now THAT was fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Haven't gotten any suggestions from you guys on what I should do around the playground...

drfeelgood8849
07-14-2009, 07:21 PM
good to see you're making progress http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, keep us updated wolf.

could you describe or better yet, take pictures of your playground? without knowing what you're training on there isn't much we can do. :/

SpyderNynja
07-15-2009, 12:18 AM
AAAAGH, MY THIGHS DX

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Phew! Today's training was sick! Check out the new video people! SHAZAM SHABBA! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxWNQOv_nGU)

whitewolf111
07-15-2009, 04:49 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Nice swift. How old are you again?

I'll try to take some pictures... It may be hard because I'm not "susposed" to have a phone at camp, but I'll take them as I'm walking in. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-15-2009, 05:08 AM
it's amazing how differently people train in different parts of the world. nice work swift.

SpyderNynja
07-15-2009, 09:49 AM
@ wolf: Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I'm 17 by the way http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

@ Doc: Thank you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif What did you notice that was different from your training?

whitewolf111
07-15-2009, 02:07 PM
Wow. Your older then my brother XD

Here is a picture of the playground... Sorry it's not much, but I had to take the picture from the car as we were driving in.

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo252/whitewolfos111/0715090849a.jpg

SpyderNynja
07-15-2009, 09:35 PM
ooooh i wanna be all over that playground xD

Account_Deleted
07-16-2009, 12:05 AM
you could climb up the fence and do a vault over and perfect on your landing skills
and that playground seems sooo fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

thenosterooni
07-16-2009, 03:11 AM
I take parkour lessons every thursday. It's at a gym and each week there's something different. First, there's balances and rolls, then vaults, then climbing, then precisions and jumping. I would start off working on basic vaults, and getting a feel for hopping over stuff.

whitewolf111
07-16-2009, 03:30 PM
Sorry I didn't respond in the morning, the posting thing wasn't working for my computer...

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions! I couldn't do anything with the fences 'cause they come up to about my shoulder... (It doesn't look like it in the picture)

Man, I'm going to hate when this camp ends. Not because it was a really good camp (It wasn't... Pretty borring actually), but because I won't be able to go the playground anymore. And That's probably going to be the last time I go to a playground this summer... *Sigh*...

I guess I haven't been completly honest with you guys. Nothing major. But remember in my first post where I said that my parent's would drive us if we didn't do anything to dangerious? Well... That's not really true. My parents don't even know that I'm doing this basic parkour on the playgrounds.

When we went to the school playground, I was just saying that my friends were meeting together at the playground and they let me go. But the only time I've talked to them about Parkour is when they said "we won't pay for you to learn it".

I like my family and all but it seems like I'm the odd one out. My family occupations have always been engineers, lawers, doctors... Stuff like that. They never do sports or anything, but are pretty smart. They like being inside with a computer all day.

But me... I love being outside, but my parents don't really get that. I get okay grades, but not as good as they got when they were my age. And I like sports, but have never been good at them... I know how to work computers, but I want to go outside and do stuff. My parents won't let me go outside. I don't even really have a backyard. Just a small (and I mean REALLY small) patch of grass that seems to be always muddy. There is an okay park down at the end of my street, not like a playground but like an actuall foresty area with lots of trees to climb on. But I've only been there once and that was with my brother (even though it's just at the bottom of the hill! Takes only a minute or two to go up and down)

They don't understand that I like to be outside and do stuff there. They just think I should be happy inside and get good grades. And I'm not even allowed to go outside in our really small backyard when they're not around and just leaving me at home (which seems to be a lot... They work...)

Wow. That just turned into a rant XD The rantings of a 13 year old girl about her parents http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

So... Do you guys think that there is any Parkour stuff I can do while either in a house or outside on a muddy ground? Thanks...

Charlie_Romeo
07-16-2009, 03:38 PM
hey mate how old are you?
your parents were probably brought up the same way as thier bring u up, and due to thier jobs being good (cannot think of the word i wanted to use there) they think that it works, u should tell them about it and tell them u feel claustraphobic (how did i think of that word but not the previous 1 lol). They'll understand

Xanatos2007
07-16-2009, 03:44 PM
Strength training, like pushups etc. As for actual parkour around the house, depends on the type of house you have I guess. You can try climbing on the roof when they're not home, or just sneak out at night and go somewhere to train. I hate it when teachers/security guards tell you to do Parkour at home not in the streets, it basically defeats the purpose of Parkour altogether.

whitewolf111
07-16-2009, 03:45 PM
I'm 13. I'm kind of tall for my age and a bit more mature, so people think that I'm 14 or 15 XD

And I told that to my parents once... That I wanted to get out more and stuff. They told me that they would let me get out more.

That was about two years ago.

Not muched has changed >> <<

And I don't think it was their upbringing or anything like that. I've talked to my uncle (dad's brother) and he said that my dad was about as active as I am until around 15 or so when he got into highschool. Maybe my Mom, she only did one sport: Crew. She keeps on wanting me to do that, but I don't see what's so fun about rowing in a boat in time to everyone else. Not my idea of fun :/

Charlie_Romeo
07-16-2009, 03:52 PM
u need to tell them againand use your farther as a refrance
say dad used to go out with his frinds why cant i?
Your parents might just be over-protective u gt an older brother right? was he treated the same?

whitewolf111
07-16-2009, 05:23 PM
Yeah, I have an older brother. He always has more freedom then me, but he IS 16 already. I've used him in arguments, saying "David gets to do this, why can't I?"

But they just say "David is older, when you get older you can do that stuff too"

I mean, just going to the playground 15 minutes away by walking took a lot of convincing because it was just us alone...

SpyderNynja
07-17-2009, 12:27 AM
sounds more like double standard to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

just sounds like you've got the traditional overprotective parent http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

You should really try to have a deeper conversation with them about pursuing your training and get them to take it seriously. Perhaps shoot a video and show them your commitment http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Hell, it might make you look better off outside then your brother if you get skilled enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I can see it now: "How come David is allowed out after dark and I'm not? I can scale 12 foot walls and David trips over his own feet!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I think I used a line like that on my mom for a similar situation, something about going to a party that lasted all night to morning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

obliviondoll
07-17-2009, 01:22 AM
Honestly, use your brother's freedom at your age as a reference. Surely you can remember him doing things like you're asking three years ago, right?

If not, they're being fair.

I know my parents spent a lot of time alternating between two options. Telling my sister no and me yes, then explaining that I'm older, or telling me no because my sister is too young and will want to do it too.

The first is fair when stuck to, but when I sometimes have to wait for an extra year because I have a younger sister, it's kind of harsh. Even moreso when it's something my sister could have handled better than our parents anyway.

whitewolf111
07-17-2009, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by swiftslasher7:
sounds more like double standard to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

just sounds like you've got the traditional overprotective parent http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

You should really try to have a deeper conversation with them about pursuing your training and get them to take it seriously. Perhaps shoot a video and show them your commitment http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Hell, it might make you look better off outside then your brother if you get skilled enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I can see it now: "How come David is allowed out after dark and I'm not? I can scale 12 foot walls and David trips over his own feet!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I think I used a line like that on my mom for a similar situation, something about going to a party that lasted all night to morning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

My brother david actually trips over his own feet. He's very clumsy and ALWAYS trips. Me? Not so much XD

And Oblivion, I have been using examples from when my brother was my age, and they still won't let me do any of that stuff... *Sigh*

I guess the most I can do is go outside to the porch down on the lowest level and balance on the railing... It's only like a couple inches drop, but it isn't very long or anything.

drfeelgood8849
07-17-2009, 05:32 AM
don't forget about conditioning though you can do a lot of that at home... whereabouts do you live whitewolf?

whitewolf111
07-17-2009, 06:05 AM
I live in the states. Down south. We're you can say ya'll in a normal conversation and no-one cares.

And I have a Southern accent. It gets kind of annoying though when you go up north and people think it's weird how you talk...

Charlie_Romeo
07-17-2009, 06:10 AM
lol does it really matter where hes from?
suppose u could do stuff in the house build some muscule on core bablance but i say just go out lol what they gonna do? you can out run them cant you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-17-2009, 06:29 AM
you don't happen to live in the houston area do you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

edit: yes it does matter where he's from, that way i can help him find people to train with so he won't be alone.

whitewolf111
07-17-2009, 06:29 AM
No... I don't live in Texas...

Charlie_Romeo
07-17-2009, 06:31 AM
yeah im prety sure he said he goes with friends but fair enough i see yout logic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-17-2009, 06:32 AM
not just friends i mean an actual training group, people with experience.

Charlie_Romeo
07-17-2009, 06:49 AM
ahhhhh i see, how many parkour Trainers are there out there?

drfeelgood8849
07-17-2009, 06:59 AM
more than you think.

Charlie_Romeo
07-17-2009, 07:02 AM
What if i think a million http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-17-2009, 07:07 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif fine... a lot.

whitewolf111
07-17-2009, 02:48 PM
I've looked up on many websites and google maps, and the only Parkour place that is even near me is about 40 minutes away on a good day.

And I just got back to my house today, and looked out on the bottom area of the porch that I was going to practice balancing on. It's no good... The drop is way over my head, and I don't want to fall that far. *Sigh*

SpyderNynja
07-17-2009, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
I've looked up on many websites and google maps, and the only Parkour place that is even near me is about 40 minutes away on a good day.

And I just got back to my house today, and looked out on the bottom area of the porch that I was going to practice balancing on. It's no good... The drop is way over my head, and I don't want to fall that far. *Sigh*

Time to build a course in the backyard :P

I can't imagine living in an area devoid of parkour training areas (God I LOVE New York City xD)

As for the porch balancing height...time to drill the roll http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

L.Cie
07-17-2009, 06:16 PM
I'm practicing/training for parkour right now, trying to get my strength up as I have pretty feeble wrists.. I can bounce off walls and land properly but still lack the wrist strength to climb walls without footholds, and for some reason have forgotten how to do a forward roll. O.o

I have a trampoline in the backyard and have been practicing my jumps etc on that, lol.
(Learning parkour's a triple win for me, I learn parkour, I get very fit, and I can pull off great moves for a planned cosplay!)
The closest parkour training school/place is about five hours away, in Sydney...

However my town has a massive skate park and about nine parks, two specifically for adult excercise. xD There's also two malls and a tonne of unsupervised places to climb.

whitewolf111
07-17-2009, 07:22 PM
I would have done the rolls, but you know what is right below the drop of the porch? Bushes. Can't really roll on those...

And I'll just go out and say it... I live in Georgia. There are some good places, but usually the best place is just going to a playground. There aren't any really good places to hang around.

And I really wanted a trampoline. When we got this house (We moved a couple of months ago) there was a trampoline in the back yard, and I thought it was going to be ours. When we moved in though, it was gone. >> <<

whitewolf111
07-18-2009, 01:48 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I just wanted to say that my grandparents from NJ (Dad's side) are coming, so I probably won't be on that much.

drfeelgood8849
07-18-2009, 04:02 PM
are there stairs in your house?

whitewolf111
07-18-2009, 04:08 PM
Yeah... There are stairs in our house...

Our house is really weird. It's built off of the side of a hill, so we have four floors, but they're all kind of small. So to get anywhere in our house you have to be used to walking up and down stairs...

SpyderNynja
07-18-2009, 06:05 PM
huuuuuuge picture update.

Went training on rooftops today.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT ADVISE TRESPASSING NOR DO I CONSIDER IT TO BE, "COOL" OR "REAL PARKOUR". I SIMPLY WISHED TO TEST MY LIMITS.

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http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/106/l_14019f97cdc84ddaa2c78d02112f62c2.jpg

Sorry I stretched the page, just wanted to share http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

whitewolf111
07-18-2009, 06:19 PM
Wow. Nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Yeah, it's not like I'm going to be climbing up buildings like that anytime soon. I probably couldn't even get up there if I wanted to >> <<

obliviondoll
07-18-2009, 07:38 PM
My girlfriend is jealous of your photographer.

I think I need to take up Parkour.

whitewolf111
07-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Yeah, seriously. Whoever your photographer is, they're really good.

I have good and bad news. Katie quit doing Parkour today (she doesn't want to do it anymore...) but I got another one of my friends, Irene, to do it. She's pretty athletic and a bit of a dare-devil, so I think she'll be okay http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SpyderNynja
07-18-2009, 08:38 PM
lol! thanks guys, my photographer is none other than any one of my friends who was available. To be honest, I picked the angles myself before doing each move and the pictures were taken from my phone! The awesome part is I could immediately zip them over to my email right after taking it so I have indefinite space on the go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sorry to hear about that wolf, but hey, you gained another traceuse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

whitewolf111
07-18-2009, 09:02 PM
I hope Irene sticks to this... But she's always liked this sort of things. She's always had a bit of an extreme side to her (She does Epee and Foil, and is really good at it). Let's just hope she doesn't get carried away...

SpyderNynja
07-18-2009, 09:11 PM
ooooh fencing, always wanted to take it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

L.Cie
07-19-2009, 05:00 AM
You're pretty good Swift, really agile too. xD And wolf it sounds like Irene's probably going to get quite into parkour. :P

I spent three hours training today, my legs and arms are aching from it and I'm loving the fact that they are. It's been raining a lot so I couldn't walk up to an excercise park ten minutes away and trained at home instead -- jumping off the dining table in the sunroom and running up the brick walls (Barefoot, no less! No socks because I'd slide all over the floor lol). I'm going to be working on my landings and forward rolls for a few weeks, then tighten up my vaults. I've been doing Lazy Vaults for about six years, I've used them to get over random stuff before I'd ever heard of parkour.
I'm a bit rough on pop vaults, I've just started practicing them.

I'm eager to learn parkour and free running techniques now because as an adolescent, my body hasn't quite filled out and my arms and legs have less torso to drag/lever around.
Hell I'm only like 55kgs/121 lbs so I'm pretty much light enough for such acrobatic activity anyway. xD

whitewolf111
07-19-2009, 05:03 AM
I do fencing as well. We have a fencing club at our school, so I go to it during club periods (Usually every Tuesday and Friday, unless we're doing some other weird thing). Irene is trying to convince me to switch to Epee (I do only Foil right now).

Our school is pretty cool that was http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif We have clubs for ANYTHING. Fencing, Drawing, Movie Watching, Robotics, AQT, Karate, and Tech Crew to name a few. Once we get into High School I hope that we can start a Parkour club... But we have no chance of doing it during JH...

Account_Deleted
07-19-2009, 07:13 AM
how come WW11??
why don't they allow that sorta sport?
say it's a mix of gymnastic and athletics..

whitewolf111
07-19-2009, 07:54 AM
Well, just for JH. It's not something that they would let us do in Middle School just because of the danger involved. In High School, we probably could, because they let us do more clubs then. The main problem would be finding a teacher to support us, because in our school you have to have one teacher to "sponsor" your club, then you have to get it approved by the dean of students/the principle. I kind of doubt that a whole lot of people know/want to do Parkour, so it's a bit doubtful, but we'll see...

Because our campus is AMAZING for Parkour, with all of the playgrounds, rails, walls and stairs. It's a big campus, and to some people they say it looks like a "really small collage campus"...

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 05:39 AM
I may not be on much today (in the morning) guys. The maid is coming, and she always starts my room first. So I have to wait until she's done, and that won't be for awhile..

Oh well. I'll just go downstairs and practice vaulting over that sofa XD (I've actually been doing that. It's a bit low, but it works just for practicing)

See you guys later

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 05:58 AM
you've got a maid?
the only maid i got is my mom but she'll only do her own room and downstairs, even then i've gotta help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Account_Deleted
07-20-2009, 07:22 AM
well WW111,
you can show them a video of what it is,
what strengths it uses, cardio, upper body ect
how it improves your body
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
see how that goes

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Looks like she's done.

Yeah, we have a maid. She came with the house (the service). We didn't really need a maid, but she really needed the money, so we let her be our maid. To help out.

And yeah, I'm going to try to show them a video... But I'm going to wait a bit. Practice alone or with my friends (I tell them that we're going to 'hang out' at the playground, and they let me go) and then make a video from the stuff that I can do. I think that will impact them more then just showing them a video that someone else made

I could just do the "I'm hanging out at the playground with my friends thing, but I hate lying to my parents. Sure, it's not a total lie, but I'd rather they know about it. Especially if I get hurt and have to explain when I'm coming home bruised.

Like with when I tripped over Luke's backpack while doing that vault? I have to say that I tripped over my own feet. I'm a pretty good lier when I need to be, but I'd rather me honest with them.

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 12:56 PM
lol @ she came with the house like she was just standing there when you walked in for the first time and was like "i'm part of the house i clean" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Making a video would be very clever thing to do, show them exactly wat u are doing, you seem very mature i still argue with my parents about getting drunk (its fine im 18 and from U.K so its legal), its more going to parties but they know i get drunk too drunk lol

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Acutally, that was about what happened. We had been at the house for about a week and then someone rings the doorbell. We answer it and it's the maid, saying "I come with the house. If you want my services, I can clean." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

The problem is making the video though... I would need a camera, phone, or computer to make it... I don't own a camera, my phone can't take videos, and my computer is a desktop so I can't carry it around places.

I could use my brother's laptop, but then I would only be able to take a video inside the house (He won't let me take it anywhere)

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 01:15 PM
Im sure 1 of your friends would have a phone or a cam-coreder then its easy to put it on your desktop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Yeah, but it's hard to meet up with your friends during the summer, especially when they're at camps and on vacation and stuff.

I guess I can wait till this weekend... Luke has a phone that can take videos, but he's out camping right now. But we're supposed to meet up this weekend with Irene to do another Parkour session, but I don't know if it's going to work out. Irene hasn't responded yet, and Luke doesn't know if his dad will let him. And if neither one of my friends can do it, then I won't be able to get away... *Sigh*

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 01:33 PM
i hope it works out
i would tell them in a couple of weeks cause otherwise you'll be coming back with bruises and stuff and they'll know somethings up and they'll be in a bad mood when you have to tell them decreasing thier chances of saying you can continue.

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 01:39 PM
I'll tell them... Eventually >> <<

It all comes down to how many bruises I get and how well I can lie to my parents...

But I want to tell them, I really do, I'm just afraid of what they're going to say about it. Because if they give me a "No" then I won't be able to do it at all. Because after I talk to them (if they say no) and I get hurt, then they'll know that I was doing Parkour. This way they don't know about it, but they never told me NOT to do it.

It's a bit ironic though. Parkour is all about getting over obstacles, not being held back by fear... Yet I have fear from just trying to tell them about Parkour XD

drfeelgood8849
07-20-2009, 01:48 PM
@wolf: have your parents watch this to help them better understand what it is...http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqFE9deOLyY

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 02:06 PM
i agree with above post http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the video.

Man, I have a lot of videos and references and stuff, but it's just showing it to my parents... That's whats getting me.

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 02:23 PM
im rsure some1 here would help you put togethera good slideshow/video thing , i would but i dont know nuthing bout parkour, in my youth a would be running around jumping vaulting and stuuf thats why i like to watch people do it it's like dam ifd this was 6-7 years ago i could've been doing this dam,
but yeah back off nostalgic trip um yeah get a good video going and tell them and be like yeah i wanna do that!

drfeelgood8849
07-20-2009, 02:23 PM
the philosophy defines the movement, the movement does not define the philosophy.
-Matthew Lee Willis

gathering the courage to teach your parents about the art is just another obstacle for you to conquer. parkour is much more than the physical movement, every aspect of it can be applied to your day to day life. there is only one way around this and you're going to have to push through your doubt and fear of rejection, be confident and competent and you will emerge successful. don't let your fear get the best of you wolf. you have mine, and every other tacuer's support. good luck, i hope you do it soon.

Charlie_Romeo
07-20-2009, 02:39 PM
don't let your fear get the best of you wolf. you have mine, and every other tacuer's support. good luck, i hope you do it soon.

you even have my support i i know nothing lol maybe a group of you tacuers, whatever you are lol, should go to his house and show his parents what he'll be like that would show em'.

whitewolf111
07-20-2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks a lot guys, for all of your help. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'll try to do it soon... Maybe sometime during this week.

I could try to convince them to go to the park or something, then when we get there do a little parkour and tell them about it...

obliviondoll
07-20-2009, 06:30 PM
Good idea showing them stuff first.

I reccomend sticking to things you're unlikely to hurt yourself with when showing parents. It tends to make trust easier when they see you're not pushing too hard.

And I've found that it's much easier to face up to your parents about things when you're no longer living under their roof.

I'm still yet to tell mine about some things I'm involved with, but there's precedent behind that (LONG story... And very off-topic)

drfeelgood8849
07-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by obliviondoll:
Good idea showing them stuff first.

I reccomend sticking to things you're unlikely to hurt yourself with when showing parents. It tends to make trust easier when they see you're not pushing too hard.

And I've found that it's much easier to face up to your parents about things when you're no longer living under their roof.

I'm still yet to tell mine about some things I'm involved with, but there's precedent behind that (LONG story... And very off-topic)

well now i'm interested...

SpyderNynja
07-21-2009, 01:55 AM
Something makes me think oblivion is a hitman http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Nice documentary find doc http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

@ wolf: I'd practice parkour no matter what my parental approval status was xD Not that I'm saying rebel or anything but that's just me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 03:14 AM
Totally, Parkour is about freedom. You shouldn't let some pathetic danger sign or your parents get in the way. Or, a heavily armed security guard... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 03:45 AM
Do these guys count?

http://www.stevedemmitt.com/uploads/SWAT_Front.jpg

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 04:35 AM
Not for me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 04:58 AM
It'll be just like mirrors edge all over again..
*sighs*

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 05:42 AM
Mirror's Edge is just a videogame, nothing more. Now go about your daily life and forget about anything to do with people running on rooftops. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 05:46 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

You know, I've never played Mirror's Edge before... What systems is it for anyway?

And I'm still doing Parkour, even though I'm not telling my parents... When I get really bored, I vault over the sofa, sneak outside and try to jump from rock to rock (but there is a lot of plants in between, so it's kind of hard...)

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 06:21 AM
I've never played it either, it's on PC, Xbox and PS3. ARMA 2 is coming out shortly, gonna get that for now.

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 06:22 AM
Mirror's edge is on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC i think.
yeah. i havn't been doing parkour lately, just jumping on benhces to benches at school

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 06:24 AM
Yeah, but I can't go there because I can only go anywhere with my mom/dad's permission. What do you think I'm going to do, sneak out of the house? That would just be stupid. Plus, I would probably be grounded for my life.

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 06:25 AM
Learn Ninjitsu and you'll be able to sneak out whenever you want. Besides, Parkour is sooooooo much more fun at night.

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 06:32 AM
Parkour may be fun at night (I wouldn't know, I've never done it) but I'm not going to sneak out or anything. The problem with my room is that it's right next to my parents, so they can hear EVERYTHING that's going on. I don't want to betray their trust. If I sneak out, then ask if I can do Parkour, then what do you think they're going to say?

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 06:33 AM
add nerf war to the action that will be the besit VIP type of game :P
i wanna learn jujitsu.

but ninjistu takes time

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
Parkour may be fun at night (I wouldn't know, I've never done it) but I'm not going to sneak out or anything. The problem with my room is that it's right next to my parents, so they can hear EVERYTHING that's going on. I don't want to betray their trust. If I sneak out, then ask if I can do Parkour, then what do you think they're going to say?

So? My dad's room is right next to mine, I still manage to get out silently. And the back door is right next to my brother's room. I understand what you're saying though, but that's just what I'd do in your situation. It's quite easy to become a night creature actually... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 06:44 AM
put the house alarms on and try to avoid it
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
have fun

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 06:45 AM
>> <<

You guys are weird...

Hey Xan, did you ever get caught?

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 06:53 AM
havn't done it before but my cusin and he's brother did it with they're double story house because they only leave the alarm on floor one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i try to sneak around the school that often

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 06:57 AM
Our school campus is always open... As long as you don't go inside the buildings, they don't care if your there. You can get to all of the playgrounds/fields but just going around the buildings.

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 07:13 AM
fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
>> <<

You guys are weird...

Hey Xan, did you ever get caught?

Yes, I'm wierd. And no, havn't been caught.

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 07:21 AM
It would be really funny if you left that on your computer screen and left, then your mom/dad saw what was on the screen... XD

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 07:32 AM
Too late! *rapid gunfire*

adam_the_ant
07-21-2009, 07:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyC7DRY_9DU

This is a couple of my friends doing parkour/free running. It's in a spoof style, so one does it right, while the other fails. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Account_Deleted
07-21-2009, 07:36 AM
*jumps infront of your dad*
[slow motion] nOOOOOOooOoOooO [/slow motion]

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 07:42 AM
*dad waits for you to land and I take one in the face*

*wake up in the morgue with amnesia and discover I have shapeshifting powers and can do better Parkour*

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 10:55 AM
>> <<

Shapeshifting powers?

Xanatos2007
07-21-2009, 10:57 AM
A reference to [PROTOTYPE], another game with Parkour elements.

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I've heard of that game, never played it.

Man, I need to go and get some more video games. All I have is pretty old stuff...

SpyderNynja
07-21-2009, 02:26 PM
prototype AND mirrors edge? you guys havent played good games man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

MeAltairLol
07-21-2009, 02:43 PM
Swift, reccomend a game for the 360 with good Parkour elements? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EmperorxZurg
07-21-2009, 02:59 PM
*cough*[Prototype]*cough*

MeAltairLol
07-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Prototype's Parkour elements are pathetic haha all it is just running up walls, i mean Assassin's Creed-type Parkour/Free-running.

EmperorxZurg
07-21-2009, 03:21 PM
hey, he does flips too AND can fly!
But other than that I don't know any

SpyderNynja
07-21-2009, 04:51 PM
Mirror's Edge is freakin' amazing. Highly recommend it.

It's a love it or hate it game though. Personally, I find it magical.

If you're not a traceur, you can finally see what it's like to be one.

If you ARE a traceur, the game feels so natural. I turned runner vision off on my first playthrough because I could already visualize what I could use to reach my destination without red pathways.

One serious con with the game, it's VERY short.

I love [PROTOTYPE] as well but it's more like, "Extreme Jumping" then parkour. Even so, that game is phenomenally fun, I put countless hours into it. Then my 360 RROD'd http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

@ disturbed: Alex doesn't fly, he glides http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-21-2009, 04:54 PM
PRINCE OF PERSIA!!!!!


i guess... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

not the new one though...

godsmack_darius
07-21-2009, 04:56 PM
Prince of persia is by far my most favourite game EVER

besides AC and FF7 and Modern warfere

drfeelgood8849
07-21-2009, 05:00 PM
which one?

whitewolf111
07-21-2009, 05:05 PM
I'll pick those games up when I swing by EB games. They sound pretty fun, I just hope my computer can run them XD

obliviondoll
07-21-2009, 05:24 PM
Prince of Persia Trilogy is awesome. I've only played the demo of Mirror's Edge. It strikes me as awkward to play on a PS3, so I haven't bought it. Best parkour rendition is still Assassin's Creed in my opinion. If I play Mirror's Edge on PC I may change that opinion though, I have a suspicion it will work better.

And in reply to the suggestion that I'm a hitman... No. I'm a vampire. Which is somehow less acceptable to my family than being a hitman would be. I tried bringing it up via mention of a friend who was already open about vampirism, and was told to cease contact or I'd be disowned, so I decided going further into it with them would be a bad idea.

If I said I was doing parkour, it'd probably be received as well as when I started swordfighting - "Isn't that dangerous?" "Not really, everyone is careful to avoid serious injuries" "OK."

SpyderNynja
07-21-2009, 07:35 PM
I don't know if I mentioned it or not but prince of persia: the sands of time got me into parkour.

I started doing wall runs and made a video and posted it on the IGN forums, got linked to a video about david belle, and thus, Spyder Ninja was born http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

EmperorxZurg
07-21-2009, 07:37 PM
video games get everyone started lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Drakonous505
07-22-2009, 06:19 AM
Hey guys, been a while since I've posted any parkour, roughly two and a half weeks. So I went out this morning to do some this morning only to be stopped by a wet playground... So I went back with my camera and decided to take some pictures and see what you guys think of this as a training area.

(Note: I'm posting links as the images are huge, damn me for having a detailed camera >_<!)

http://i276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground001.jpg (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/ParkourPlayground001.jpg)

Ok so this picture is an overview of most of the playground, I tend to hang out on the thing to the left when I get exausted.

http://i276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground002.jpg (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/ParkourPlayground002.jpg)

Somthing which I can use to speed run through and a thing to climb in the back.

http://s276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground003.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/?action=view&current=ParkourPlayground003.jpg)

Monkey bars, I tend to climb ontop of them more then under lol.

http://s276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground004.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/?action=view&current=ParkourPlayground004.jpg)

The bars to the left I usually climb ontop of an jump off or rest ontop of when tired.

http://i276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground005.jpg (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/ParkourPlayground005.jpg)

A bridge like thing that I tend to jump off of. Funny story though, one day I was training and kids were around So I made the habit of looking both ways before jumping. In mid jump a kid runs from behind me under my legs, before I hit the groung. Scared the crap out of me X_X From then on I made a habit of looking all directions before jumping.

http://i276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground006.jpg (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/ParkourPlayground006.jpg)

I usually climb this slide after jumping off a swing. From half way up I climb over to the red pole.

http://s276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground007.jpg (http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/?action=view&current=ParkourPlayground007.jpg)

A bridge that is a good maybe 6 feet from the base to the ground. I jump off of it when I'm feeling up to it. Rather high though. The thing to the left I climb from the ground to the second level every time.

http://i276.photobucket.com/al...ourPlayground008.jpg (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/George_Castaldo/Parkour/ParkourPlayground008.jpg)

Another slide that I tend to climb and jump off and a fire pole. I tend to climb up the fire pole to start off my training every time.

So yeah that's what I use for training. Sorry about the long post.

P.S. I just realized the majority of the playground is red xD I think some of you will know what I mean when I say that =P

Account_Deleted
07-22-2009, 06:57 AM
argh..your parks a bigger then all of AUS

whitewolf111
07-22-2009, 08:11 AM
Nice playground http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Man, I want to get all over that place... It's looks really fun to mess around on.

And now, a Parkour question. I'm getting pretty good at my rolls, and I'm starting to practice doing them off of stuff. But my question is, what part of you is supposed to hit the ground first when you're going into a roll? Is it supposed to be your feet, hands, or something else? Thanks.

Account_Deleted
07-22-2009, 08:16 AM
well i'd say you land on like a safty land
( by landing on the balls of your feet)
they quicky manouvure into a roll.
the place you should hit/roll first is 1 of your shoulders, then follow through.

remeber do go in a diagonal direction.


i rented B13.. didn''t wacth yet

Xanatos2007
07-22-2009, 08:28 AM
Land on the balls of your feet. bend the knees and slap the ground with your hands. Immediately let your upper body fall forward and execute the roll. It should be one fluid movement, not 'land then roll'. It's good to practice the roll first before jumping, many novices make the mistake of rolling on their side (even I).

And don't forget to tuck your head in so you don't pash the ground... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Drakonous505
07-22-2009, 08:35 AM
Hey thanks, Luckily the school is right around the cornor. I might head over there in a bit to do some training. Yeah I yet to start with rolls =\

SpyderNynja
07-22-2009, 09:51 AM
Drakonous, your park looks like FUN! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Especially pic 5. Although those two bridges are at an somewhat of an angle, doing a cat to cat on them would be fun as hell http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Deleted, the hell ya waiting for man? Watch it NOW! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Wolf, good to hear the roll is improving. As mentioned, the roll has to come naturally after your landing. Matter of fact, I would say your land IS your roll http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif. For instance, in midair, you want to think "LANDROLL" rather than "land, now roll".

I advise the same as Xanatos and Deleted, balls of your feet come first, VERY important. Usually, I follow up with quick hand placement with my head tucked in, then my left shoulder diagonally across the back to my right hip.

whitewolf111
07-22-2009, 08:12 PM
Thanks a lot guys for the info ^_^

Now to go practice... *Runs off*

SpyderNynja
07-23-2009, 02:28 PM
Graaagh. Damn the rain. I need to drill precisions and that's the LAST thing you can do in the rain. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

whitewolf111
07-23-2009, 07:06 PM
Same here. We went to a playground just to goof off in (my brother and I) and right as I was about to do stuff it started to rain. STUPID RAIN

Drakonous505
07-23-2009, 08:42 PM
YEah I know what you mean =\

It's been raining alot here. Doesn't help that I'm sore from not training either x_x

obliviondoll
07-23-2009, 11:59 PM
I had problems with rain last weekend, but I was swordfighting, not Parkouring.

drfeelgood8849
07-24-2009, 12:09 AM
i may take pictures of the park i'm training at tomorrow(today, it's late...). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i wish it would rain here.

Account_Deleted
07-24-2009, 03:44 AM
Hey, just went for a run(lol) with my new 2 parkour friends (Brodie & Jaydon).
it was alright, Jaydon was the most adanced out of us 3.

we played hunter(s) and prey,
pretty fun,
2 of us had nerf guns (marvericks) and 1 was parkouring trying to keep alive as long as possible.

drfeelgood8849
07-24-2009, 04:02 AM
Parkour is not a verb, you can't go 'Parkouring'. >_<

whitewolf111
07-24-2009, 06:17 AM
Hey guys. I'm in a really bad mood. I just found out that someone has been stealing money from my bank. (You know, one of those ones that you give a number code and you can keep it in your house. It's mostly for kids, but I just use it.) I never use my money, so my brother and parents come to be if they need to borrow it.

So my mom needs $80 for some reason, cause she is in a hurry and can't go to the bank. So I get my bank out, do the combination, and...

There are only ones, tens, and fives in there.

Now this is the weird part. I've had AT LEAST $120 dollars in $20s, yet there are none there. They haven't been mixed in with any of my other dollars amounts (and that has happened before, 'cause I have a whole lot of ones), they're not behind the cabnet I keep it in, not hidden away anywhere in my room. They're just...gone.

My parents would NEVER do anything like that, 'cause who steals money from your own 13 year old child? My brother hasn't either, the only thing I gave him was $80 so that he could by something that he really wanted, and he's paid most of it back. (He's given me $60 of it back, in two twenties, one ten, and two fives. Only the twenties of that are missing.) And I am 100% sure that my brother would never take any money from me without asking.

And I think this has been going for awhile... I mean, when I gave money to my brother I didn't have as many 20s as I did in the beginning of the year, and I didn't spend anything.

It could be the maid, and that's what I'm personally thinking... I'm never in the room when she cleans, and she could have taken it then... But there are three problems with that. One, she already gets paid a lot to do her job (like $100) so she wouldn't need to steal anything. Two, she doesn't even know my combination (though really, it's not that hard to find out). And lastly, even though this wouldn't be a huge problem, she's really nice to us, and doesn't take me as the kind of person that would steal anything...

So tl;dr, I'm missing at least $120, and I have no clue how it's disappeared.

Account_Deleted
07-24-2009, 06:32 AM
Dropped your bank?
but you sure you had a $120 in there?

Xanatos2007
07-24-2009, 06:33 AM
Not sure if this is the place to post this...

Despite how I feel, I'm still not giving the money back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

whitewolf111
07-24-2009, 02:27 PM
I know, it just kind of went out like that. Oh well.

Yeah, I'm sure I had at least 120 dollars in 20s in there... But the only reason I have that much money is because I haven't spent anything in like, 5 years XD I haven't gotten allowance in 3, but it just kept on coming in... And then eventually we just stopped.

Man, school starts in two weeks... Good and bad. The bad new is that it's...well...school. The GOOD thing though is that I stay late at school with nothing to do, and my school campus is really good for parkour practice... So that will keep me busy.

Xanatos2007
07-24-2009, 02:45 PM
School starts on Monday for me and I have a 2,500 word essay to do (which I havn't started) and a drama assignment (which I also havn't started). Why do they give us homework during the HOLIDAYS? Havn't they heard of holiday syndrome? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

whitewolf111
07-24-2009, 07:23 PM
I don't have any homework over the holidays (HURRAY!) I just have summer reading, which I haven't finished yet... We have to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Three Cups of Tea". I'm almost done with To Kill A Mockingbird, just started Three Cups of Tea...

SpyderNynja
07-24-2009, 07:57 PM
wolf, the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, turns out it was my sister stealing my money http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

L.Cie
07-24-2009, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
Hey guys. I'm in a really bad mood. I just found out that someone has been stealing money from my bank. (You know, one of those ones that you give a number code and you can keep it in your house. It's mostly for kids, but I just use it.) I never use my money, so my brother and parents come to be if they need to borrow it.

So my mom needs $80 for some reason, cause she is in a hurry and can't go to the bank. So I get my bank out, do the combination, and...

There are only ones, tens, and fives in there.

Now this is the weird part. I've had AT LEAST $120 dollars in $20s, yet there are none there. They haven't been mixed in with any of my other dollars amounts (and that has happened before, 'cause I have a whole lot of ones), they're not behind the cabnet I keep it in, not hidden away anywhere in my room. They're just...gone.

My parents would NEVER do anything like that, 'cause who steals money from your own 13 year old child? My brother hasn't either, the only thing I gave him was $80 so that he could by something that he really wanted, and he's paid most of it back. (He's given me $60 of it back, in two twenties, one ten, and two fives. Only the twenties of that are missing.) And I am 100% sure that my brother would never take any money from me without asking.

And I think this has been going for awhile... I mean, when I gave money to my brother I didn't have as many 20s as I did in the beginning of the year, and I didn't spend anything.

It could be the maid, and that's what I'm personally thinking... I'm never in the room when she cleans, and she could have taken it then... But there are three problems with that. One, she already gets paid a lot to do her job (like $100) so she wouldn't need to steal anything. Two, she doesn't even know my combination (though really, it's not that hard to find out). And lastly, even though this wouldn't be a huge problem, she's really nice to us, and doesn't take me as the kind of person that would steal anything...

So tl;dr, I'm missing at least $120, and I have no clue how it's disappeared.

That happens to me a lot, I'm the eldest sibling in my family so apparently I'm good to borrow from. >_>
But hey I like to barter xD
Yeah it kinda sounds like the maid's up to something. D:
Anyway, on topic:
I've been doing more practice/training/conditioning; doing flips etc on the trampoline and pull-ups at a local exercise park to strengthen my arms. I'm getting better at my rolls again, now.

drfeelgood8849
07-24-2009, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by L.Cie:

I've been doing more practice/training/conditioning; doing flips etc on the trampoline and pull-ups at a local exercise park to strengthen my arms. I'm getting better at my rolls again, now.

woot for baby steps. train safe train smart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
---------------
just got back from some good, night training. did an underbar to precision and dismounted with a front-flip. i was proud of myself, haha. here's what we did today: started with QM and went into vaults, then wall runs. then we proceeded with bar work, balancing and then did some upper body conditioning.

i think everyone should start using this thread a s a training journal, it helps everyone grow.

-also, i've got a challenge for everyone.

the 350 drill:
50 rolls
50 wall runs
50 cat leaps
50 precision jumps
50 simple vaults
50 kong vaults
50 dash vaults
-----
do this all in a single training day. this is great for teaching groups of people through repetition and also a great goal for you to reach. i do recommend doing this with a group though, it's extremely tiring without pauses in between people's turns.

SpyderNynja
07-24-2009, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by drfeelgood8849:

i think everyone should start using this thread a s a training journal, it helps everyone grow.

-also, i've got a challenge for everyone.

the 350 drill:
50 rolls
50 wall runs
50 cat passes
50 precision jumps
50 simple vaults
50 kong vaults
50 dash vaults
-----
do this all in a single training day. this is great for teaching groups of people through repetition and also a great goal for you to reach. i do recommend doing this with a group though, it's extremely tiring without pauses in between people's turns.

i'll do it tomorrow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

::EDIT:: cat pass...you mean a cat leap?

drfeelgood8849
07-24-2009, 11:21 PM
fixed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

SpyderNynja
07-25-2009, 01:21 AM
no need to fix, I guess they're the same thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

drfeelgood8849
07-25-2009, 01:31 AM
there's a strangeness to the cat pass. i've preferred that term over cat leap yet i also hear it being used for kongs. i have been trying to say cat leap more often, because apparently that is the correct one.

Xanatos2007
07-25-2009, 01:38 AM
When I first started doing Parkour (about 2.5 years ago) I went on a jam with a bunch of guys from Parkour Australia in the city, about 70 people or so altogether. After the training we did a 'warm down' similar to your 350. We had to sprint up & down a field, do heaps of pushups & situps, squats, had to crawl across the field again on our toes & fingers, afterwards walking down stairs was like jumping off the Eiffel Tower with each step. Legs were aching like crazy...

A few hours later however I was jumping all over the city. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I see your point though, it develops muscles throughout your entire body.

Account_Deleted
07-25-2009, 01:55 AM
my thighs ach from parkour yesterday...:\
and xana, that parkour jam , it's the one located in a park right?

Xanatos2007
07-25-2009, 04:10 AM
Yep, Pyrmont Point Park (PPP for easy reference). Every Saturday at like 1-2:00pm I think.

whitewolf111
07-25-2009, 06:41 AM
Well at least you guys get to go do Parkour... The most I can do is practice vaulting over the sofa and rolls on the carpet.

Which brings me to a question. Every time I do rolls (on the carpet, haven't tried them on concrete yet) it hurts my shoulder. It isn't anything much, only hurts for a minute or two, but I think I should make it stop hurting at all before I move to harder surfaces. So do you have any suggestions? I'll try to get a video up if I can... Though I don't know if I'll be able to get one. Let's see if I can steal my brother's computer...

And on an unrelated note, I found out where my money has gone. You guessed it, my brother... He knows my combination (I got the bank when I was four... It's just one number repeated four times) and he took some money so he could go buy stuff in Six Flags. He never told me... He tried to sneak it back in, but mom never turned all of his change (he has a LOT of change, like two jars full) to the bank, so he didn't have any money to give me back. He told me this morning. *Sigh*

drfeelgood8849
07-25-2009, 07:32 AM
you should be rolling over one shoulder, not like a summersault. try putting the back of your hand down first and use that as a guide as you roll.

Account_Deleted
07-25-2009, 07:38 AM
once my right shoulder ( my prefered) makes contact with the ground, i immiedtly(sp?) try to push a little a mommentom(sp?) to make my back roll through.

it's easyer on bark tho, cause bark just sinks through when you moved across it

whitewolf111
07-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the help. And drfeelgood, I have been rolling over one shoulder when it was hurting... But oh well. It feels a bit better now

SpyderNynja
07-25-2009, 11:52 PM
going to start doing a first person parkour vlog series starting hopefully tomorrow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

L.Cie
07-26-2009, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by drfeelgood8849:

woot for baby steps. train safe train smart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
---------------
just got back from some good, night training. did an underbar to precision and dismounted with a front-flip. i was proud of myself, haha. here's what we did today: started with QM and went into vaults, then wall runs. then we proceeded with bar work, balancing and then did some upper body conditioning.

i think everyone should start using this thread a s a training journal, it helps everyone grow.

-also, i've got a challenge for everyone.

the 350 drill:
50 rolls
50 wall runs
50 cat leaps
50 precision jumps
50 simple vaults
50 kong vaults
50 dash vaults
-----
do this all in a single training day. this is great for teaching groups of people through repetition and also a great goal for you to reach. i do recommend doing this with a group though, it's extremely tiring without pauses in between people's turns.

Yep, I'm taking it easy until I'm strong enough. Atm my arms measure around the thickest point around 9-9.5in, maybe 10. Haven't measured lately.
The biceps are starting to show even when not flexed. =D
.. Anyway, I agree about this thread becoming a training journal, it'll benefit everyone~
I accept the challenge once I'm strong enough. xD


Originally posted by whitewolf111:

Well at least you guys get to go do Parkour... The most I can do is practice vaulting over the sofa and rolls on the carpet.

Which brings me to a question. Every time I do rolls (on the carpet, haven't tried them on concrete yet) it hurts my shoulder. It isn't anything much, only hurts for a minute or two, but I think I should make it stop hurting at all before I move to harder surfaces.

I have the same problem, in the same conditions. I'm mainly practicing my rolls in my living/lounge room because of the relatively softer ground but when the pressure of the roll is applied to the shoulder it aches for a few seconds.
It's likely just the area getting used to that kind of movement and pressure, it'll probably heal itself as time goes on. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I prefer to roll over my right shoulder, but I'm a little crooked still when I do the rolls. xD I also use the weight of my hips and legs to push the rest of the roll along smoother/faster.

SpyderNynja
07-26-2009, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by L.Cie:I also use the weight of my hips and legs to push the rest of the roll along smoother/faster.

And THAT is what you're supposed to do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good on ya L.Cie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

whitewolf111
07-26-2009, 06:17 AM
Now for another question...

Well since I can't to the actual Parkour in my house, I was wondering if there was anything I could do to condition. I'm really annoyed to admit this but I'm not a very strong person... So do you guys know anything to do around the house?

Also I've been trying to do kongs over the guest bed (Don't worry, the area is carpeted, and it's a wide room, so I wouldn't hit anything at all). But the problem is I can never get my legs on top of the bed (It's kind of high, about as high as a picnic table, so I thought it would be good to practice on.) Every time I try I can only get my knees on top of it. I can never get my feet up high enough.

So I thought it was because it was a soft surface, it just wouldn't work. So I tried this hard "bench" thing that's in my house. (It's next to the windows, and it's kind of cushioned. You can lay on it and stuff. The cushions pull away to the hard surface). But it wasn't the same hight, it only came up to a little bit over my knees. So I tried it... And same problem. I just can't get my legs up high enough. Any suggestions?

Korejo
07-26-2009, 06:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif wow.. some humans here are transforming into their ancestors.. the MONKEY's.. heh.. or is that a bleeding effect?.. tht u ppl cant differentiate b/w ureselves and monkeys?.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
I guess assassins creed has encouraged u ppl to live ure ancestor's life.. without animus.. lol

Account_Deleted
07-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by whitewolf111:
Now for another question...

Well since I can't to the actual Parkour in my house, I was wondering if there was anything I could do to condition. I'm really annoyed to admit this but I'm not a very strong person... So do you guys know anything to do around the house?

Also I've been trying to do kongs over the guest bed (Don't worry, the area is carpeted, and it's a wide room, so I wouldn't hit anything at all). But the problem is I can never get my legs on top of the bed (It's kind of high, about as high as a picnic table, so I thought it would be good to practice on.) Every time I try I can only get my knees on top of it. I can never get my feet up high enough.

So I thought it was because it was a soft surface, it just wouldn't work. So I tried this hard "bench" thing that's in my house. (It's next to the windows, and it's kind of cushioned. You can lay on it and stuff. The cushions pull away to the hard surface). But it wasn't the same hight, it only came up to a little bit over my knees. So I tried it... And same problem. I just can't get my legs up high enough. Any suggestions?
umm i woudln't try to kong or vault over my bead, cause chances your hands are gonna sink while you pull up your feet, making you clip your feet, luckly there's coushining infront of you

whitewolf111
07-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Oh. Thanks for the suggestion. I've just been so bored that I wanted to do something like that...