Is this really the best Parkour/Freerunning video on the net?

#1 Posted by Matthew (1911 posts) -

  

   
I was just doing some browsing on Vimeo, saw a couple lame videos, and remembered this golden oldie.   
If you want to skip some warm-ups and weird editing, skip ahead to the 2:00 mark, and to see it pick up to high gear, go to 4:00-ish 
If you got a better one, go ahead and post it.  These Russians are just flat out crazy.  I guess thats what happens when you start drinking their water at 4 yrs old ;)
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#2 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

  This thread deserves more awesome parkour videos. 

#3 Posted by Skullo (646 posts) -

Holy shit, OP and second post are awesome videos.

#4 Posted by cid798 (240 posts) -

Parkour always kinda confused me. I just seems weird to me, I took gymnastics when I was young and climbed tons when I was young as well. On one hand I'm trying to figure out why it took so long and garnered a special name, on the other sure I enjoy it - just doesn't seem much different than what childhood was like.

#5 Posted by MaddProdigy (1041 posts) -

That first one is still my favorite parkour video of all time. I wouldn't say the best just because I haven't seen all the parkour videos out there, but it's for sure the best I've ever seen. I mean dude, he back flips from three stories up onto packed, rock hard dirt after flipping around 10 or so stories up on top of a burned out apartment building. If that isn't the definition of bad ass, show what is. And no, Kid Rocks extremely authentic video for his song Bad Ass doesn't count for anyone looking to joke around with me :P
 
@cid798: I don't get what you're saying. What took so long and garnered a special name? Parkour? What about Parkour took so long? If you were scaling buildings using only the balconies during your "childhood" you sir are amazing, and I know for a fact you weren't anywhere near this level, ever.

#6 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

The flips are more impressive to me, but the climbing/traversal is more useful. I mean, how else can I catch up and assassinate that dude?

#7 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@Raymayne:  This thread needed someone to post!
#8 Posted by TheSmie (41 posts) -

If your interested in Parkour, you should watch "Jump Britain". Its just a small documentary but its pretty cool.

#9 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -

These guys are certifiable wizards!

#10 Posted by ajamafalous (11871 posts) -

Man, I remember that video. Shit's crazy.

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