So who does parkour/freerunning here?

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#1  Edited By Flaire

 Yeah... read the title :)
I've been doing it for about 4 years, but I've been out for about 2 years due to salmonella for 9 months, then when I tried to get fit quickly again by running a lot, and got patella tendinitis (ironic huh). I'm just about healed now and getting back into it.
What's your story? 
 
EDIT: in case you didn't know (and most people don't), having patella tendinitis meant that I couldn't run or jump or land, which is kind of a problem for freerunning

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#2  Edited By natetodamax

I don't but it seems like a lot of fun if you're good at it.

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#3  Edited By ButtonsMcBoomBoom

I've been free running for 100 years, but I got the black plague, then got SARS, then bird flu, than food poisoning, then broke both my legs, then broke every bone in my body, then reverted back into a prehistoric chimp, THEN ate a bad potato chip, but I'm getting back into it as well.

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#4  Edited By Flaire
@ButtonsMcBoomBoom said:
" I've been free running for 100 years, but I got the black plague, then got SARS, then bird flu, than food poisoning, then broke both my legs, then broke every bone in my body, then reverted back into a prehistoric chimp, THEN ate a bad potato chip, but I'm getting back into it as well. "
hahaha.... if you say so...
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#5  Edited By angelfan91

I walk around JC Penney.  Does that count???
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#6  Edited By penguindust

I saw Paul Blart: Mall Cop.  It seemed like something the average person shouldn't attempt.  Not only because of the risk of injury, but because you'll just look like a giant douche if you don't know what the hell you're doing.

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#7  Edited By fwylo

I started getting into it a while ago but didn't keep on with it. I could do your basic wall flip and flips off of things.  Other than that I just didn't want to go out running around so I lost the urge.

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#8  Edited By CornontheCobbe

Looks awesome, unfortunately i have never tried. Would be too scared of breaking my body!

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#9  Edited By Romination

i have a friend who did it. Claimed to do it. I was never sure what he said that I could believe

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#10  Edited By rjayb89

I have wall jumped before between two walls.

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#11  Edited By Tricks73r

I ran once. Didn't much care for it.

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#12  Edited By Ryax

parkour is gay

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HARD-CORE PAR-KOUR! 
 
Yeah, people get frustrated at how slow I walk, I don't think I could ever run. FREELY, on top of that. 
 
But it seems pretty cool, but only in certain scenarios. Otherwise, you look kind of dorky, no offence. Maybe I'm just jealous cause I can't do it :(

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#14  Edited By Capum15

I don't, but from video's I've seen, it looks awesome if you're good.

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#15  Edited By swamplord666

I'd love to get into it but I'm only just getting back into shape. Also, sorry to say, but training at the very beginning looks absolutely stupid :P lots of jumping with a serious face from chest high walls to chest high walls 
Also I am obligated to put this  

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OP, I did say its dorky, but your pic is actually pretty cool :P

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#17  Edited By neoepoch

Parkour is radical. I don't do it because, I'm not in the proper shape for it and I'm too big of a wuss. But props to you for doing it.

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#18  Edited By RedSox8933

I value my life so no.

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#19  Edited By Systech

Parkour is hell of guns.

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#20  Edited By Flaire
@swamplord666 said:

" I'd love to get into it but I'm only just getting back into shape. Also, sorry to say, but training at the very beginning looks absolutely stupid :P lots of jumping with a serious face from chest high walls to chest high walls 
Also I am obligated to put this  

 
 What a legend! Seriously though, why would he put that up on YT for everyone to see?
 
But to counteract it, I give you....    
 
  
  

Enjoy :)

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#21  Edited By LOZZAT

HOLY SHIT. 
that's pretty damn cool. I've never done parkour but my friend's older brother was really good at it and did it for ages... he also broke many bones... 
I would just like to have as good fitness as the sorts of people who are really good at it, the act itself seems too bone-breaky for me. Then again as I said I have never tried.

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#22  Edited By JJWeatherman

I watched that one episode of The Office when Michael, Dwight and Andy did it...
 

 
I think that counts.
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#23  Edited By Flaire

^^^ WIN!

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#24  Edited By NekuSakuraba

I am a runner, looking for who framed my sister for the death of pope...
 
Oh wait....

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#25  Edited By Pinkshley1

I've just started practicing for real. I have good balance so I'm actually picking it up pretty fast.

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#26  Edited By Flaire
@Pinkshley1:   OMG, the first real response (?)
 
Are you on any forums/ do you have a youtube account?
 
Andrew
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#27  Edited By Flaire

Are/do you?

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#28  Edited By SumDeus

I know a bunch of annoying kids from my school who relentlessly talk about it. I really hate show-offs.

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#29  Edited By Taborlin
@Flaire said:

" @swamplord666 said:

" I'd love to get into it but I'm only just getting back into shape. Also, sorry to say, but training at the very beginning looks absolutely stupid :P lots of jumping with a serious face from chest high walls to chest high walls 
Also I am obligated to put this  

 
 What a legend! Seriously though, why would he put that up on YT for everyone to see?
 
But to counteract it, I give you....    
 
     

Enjoy :)

"
Haha, that first vid was funny as!
The second was sweet, looked really good, when I see videos like that it looks good but I watched a competition on TV and it was too confined and didn't flow very well. Looks good when it flows, I'd like to do it but I don't think it would go down well here in Preston :P
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#30  Edited By Xeiphyer

I once jumped between balconies 6 stories off the ground. I was drunk, and didn't die. *waits for applause*

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#31  Edited By bed
@Xeiphyer said:
" I once jumped between balconies 6 stories off the ground. I was drunk, and didn't die. *waits for applause* "
aha. no. you can have some bacon though!  
 

BACON
BACON
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#32  Edited By Alex_Murphy

I rented Mirrors Edge.
That's about as close as I'm going to get.

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#33  Edited By Xeiphyer
@AjayRaz said:
" @Xeiphyer said:
" I once jumped between balconies 6 stories off the ground. I was drunk, and didn't die. *waits for applause* "
aha. no. you can have some bacon though!  
 

BACON
BACON
"
Mmmmm! Bacon is always good!
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#34  Edited By CornontheCobbe
@Flaire: Do you have anything on your YouTube account of yourself? Would love to see some true talent of Parkour.
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#35  Edited By Toxin066

Seems like cool stuff. I wouldn't mind doing it if 1) I knew more about the training for it and 2) I had someone to train/run with.

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#36  Edited By CoverlessTech
@Flaire said:
"  EDIT: in case you didn't know (and most people don't), having patella tendinitis meant that I couldn't run or jump or land, "
So if you fall you just float? That's a pretty sweet deal. Where can I get me some patella tendinitis?
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#37  Edited By Flaire
@CornontheCobbe:  My youtube account is http://www.youtube.com/user/FlaireAZMR I  don't have many videos up at the moment, but I have a couple that I'm editing at the moment and should be up shortly, and I'm going to try to be doing them regularly, so subscribe if you want to see them.
 
@CoverlessTech:  haha, I meant it was painful/detrimental to my knees to do any of those things
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#38  Edited By Valco
@Tricks73r said:
"I ran once. Didn't much care for it. "

Good show sir
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#39  Edited By Flaire

Anybody else do it?

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#40  Edited By sodiumCyclops

I would love to do it just to get fit. I'm in shape but I get this would get your body a lot leaner. 
 
I just hate how showoff-ish it looks though. If I did it would be for my own enjoyment and away from people watching.

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#41  Edited By ArchScabby

I once jumped out of bed.

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#42  Edited By Peacefulpaul108
@Flaire said:
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Enjoy :)

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I sure did!
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#43  Edited By Flaire
@sodiumCyclops:  I know what you mean, but it really depends on how you do it. I was using this video as an example because showing something that is 'showoff-ish' looks better than something that isn't.
 
This is more freerunning/tricking than actual parkour, so if you wanted to do something in the same vein, I would advise doing parkour, which, while it can look quite impressive, doesn't look 'showoff-ish'. LINK TO PARKOUR PAGE
 
Hope this helps in some way :)
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#44  Edited By mr_korean

Would be something cool to know how to do, but I don't think I'll ever learn it

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#45  Edited By Flaire
@ArchScabby said:
" I once jumped out of bed. "
Congratulations?
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#47  Edited By HS21

I'm freerunning as I type this. Don't forget to pick your jaws up off the floor. 

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I am absolutely fascinated by free running but lack the coordination and discipline to attempt it myself.  
 
I really do enjoy seeing people push the human body and the physics it's capable of to it's limits.

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#49  Edited By Parabole

I got closer to the fat kid than anything else, but I'm still gonna keep trying.

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#50  Edited By neoepoch
@Flaire said:

" @sodiumCyclops:  I know what you mean, but it really depends on how you do it. I was using this video as an example because showing something that is 'showoff-ish' looks better than something that isn't.
 
This is more freerunning/tricking than actual parkour, so if you wanted to do something in the same vein, I would advise doing parkour, which, while it can look quite impressive, doesn't look 'showoff-ish'. LINK TO PARKOUR PAGE Hope this helps in some way :) "

Isn't free running basically doing flips and random crazy acrobatics while you are running, while Parkour is all about minimalizing the excessive movements you make in order to run, roll, and jump at the highest efficiency?