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Discussion in 'General' started by finboz, 9 Aug 2006.

  1. finboz

    finboz What's a Dremel?

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    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    This is old, its actually called "Parkour" i believe and is derived from ze French orginally.

    District13 is a French film that shows off such amazing uses of normal objects.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNvdSemZYCI
     
  3. bloodcar

    bloodcar Minimodder

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    ... and here I thought someone had found more videos of the naked gymnast. :waah:
     
  4. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    thats been round for ages? wasent there a london one done of it..
     
  5. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    That's old, they probably have 20 names for it. And there alot of video's from all different people. Popular names are Parkour and 'free running' or something like that. Some are very impressive stunts. They are movies about this aswell..

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  6. J-Pepper

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    Actually.. it is called 'Free running'... there is a problem that people new to this do not know and a lot in the 'sport' get angry at.

    Parkour, a term and idea coined by a french military man, was an idea and concept of getting from place A to place B in the quickest, shortest and most efficient time possible... going through obstacles rather than around them.
    It was perfect for catching people or running away from people.

    Free Run is an adaptation of the concept of Parkour (think of it as Parkour for the 21st century).. there's no one to run from, there's no one to catch, you do it because you can and you do it for style.
    This version is the one you see on TV, the one in the Movies and the one where the majority of people pratice. It is essentially doing Parkour, but with the emphasis on style over function, hence the reason you'll see a lot of rolls, flips and needless jumping through and around things, where-as true Parkour practitioners would've been over and though those obstacles a lot sooner, with a lot more efficiency and a lot less 'flashiness'.
     
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    fathom17 What's a Dremel?

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    Isn't Parkour and Free running just a translation thing?

    Le Parkour - french
    Free running - english.

    I've been looking around on french websites, and only find reference to parkour, no free running "relaxé"

    I've always called it parkour since a couple of years ago when the BBC used it in one of their trailers.
     
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    keir S p i t F i r e

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    yeah nothing new, but very very cool :D
     
  9. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    It was even on an episode of TopGear iirc
    Very cool.
     
  10. finboz

    finboz What's a Dremel?

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    free running is correct according to Sebastien Foucan. :D



    Because some people think what I'm doing is not Parkour now I call it "freerunning." Because there is a misunderstanding and people put a definition on what I'm doing! I create freerunning and I'll put my official definition

    What is Freerunning

    Everything I'll say it's no more Parkour, it's freerunning!

    Freerunning it's a lifestyle and an attitude

    Freerunning is to see your environment differently and being able to utilize it to develop yourself!

    My Parkour lifestyle is Freerunning

    My way has no name

    Freerunning is the name people have given to my way!

    "Freerunning is following your own way, and this is my way."

    -Sebastien Foucan
    Co-founder of Parkour and Officially Founder of Freerunning

    Saturday 10 June 2006
     
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    Bit late aren't you? ;p , it's been the 'in' thing for years now...

    He may be considered the father of free running, but personally I object to him being called/calling himself the co-founder of Parkour, because technically, he isn't/didn't.
     

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