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kriso9tails


Jul 13, 2007, 5:19 PM
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wideguy wrote:
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Sculpture. Unfortunately I can't recall much about it, other than I'm am pretty sure it is in France.

OK so I found part of the answer. It is "la Dame du Lac in Lisse, France."

Since I don't speak french I have no idea. I'm guessing "The lady of <something>"Cool

The English and French are pretty close here... practically the same word.

Lac = fluffernutter... and if anyone tries to tell you it means 'lake' they're a dirty liar.


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jakedatc wrote:
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Parkour guys are something else.


i think parkour is interesting and sure there is some easy 4th class buildering sometimes but still reminds me of that "free style running" they tried to pull out in the 90's with the shoes with the skid plates in the middle

oh man, when are they gonna bring those back!?!


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dynosore wrote:
parkour and bouldering are alike in that they both attract a disproportionate amount of overly energetic yet somehow unambitious, going nowhere in life young men

but parkour can be at least mildly interesting to watch, at least the first time, unlike bouldering

Neither activity is compatible with your colostomy appliance. stay away.

Curt


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styndall wrote:
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I agree kris.. i thought at least he might have an objective approach but i don't think this noob could handle bouldering... anything pad or not

weak sauce fucking.. noob

Christ, you guys are pathetic. Do you follow Majid around in real life and shit up his regular conversations?

Two days from now, at the Burger King Drive Thru:

Smile=Majid, Crazy=JakeD, Unimpressed= Unlucky Fast Food Employee

UnsureHello, may I take your order?

SmileYes, I would like a Whopper Jr. with extra onions and rel

Crazy*standing on nearby lawn with a bullhorn*: Jesus Fuck! How stupid are you? Why do I have to always hear about your damn onions! Wear a helmet, seriously, I still love that tired-ass joke after all these years! And for fuck's sake, drive-thru, dude, don't listen to this guy. Make it with regular onions!

Smile *resigned, this obviously happens a lot*: Please add those onions. They are often tasty and contain folic acid, an important nutrient.

Unimpressed:That'll 2.34, please drive around.

Crazy: Shit! I can't believe that guy is giving him the onions. I'm pissed, I better call my buddies so they can beat Majid to his house and mock him while he eats.

Smile*pulls out green dry erase marker, draws circle around Value Combo #1 with connecting arrow to breakfast menu hashbrowns, then drives around to the window*

Crazy*shits pants with rage*

AWESOME! 5 trophies!

anyway, here's what I don't get... if parkour is getting from point a to point b using the least energy possible... then isn't it easier to... just walk? I'm sorry if this is a very stupid question, but I frankly don't understand. For example, the move where they go up the stairs running from wall to wall, isn't it easier to actually use the stairs?


jakedatc


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for the record.. i stopped posting in this one.. i do not have "buddies" i don't PM people and go OO OO flame away..

continue with your street running


el_layclimber


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sky7high wrote:

AWESOME! 5 trophies!

anyway, here's what I don't get... if parkour is getting from point a to point b using the least energy possible... then isn't it easier to... just walk? I'm sorry if this is a very stupid question, but I frankly don't understand. For example, the move where they go up the stairs running from wall to wall, isn't it easier to actually use the stairs?

Seems like climbing in that respect. I have never actually needed to go up. I find the hardest way to get up a mountain/cliff/boulder, then try to find the easiest way up that hard route. Then I just go back down again. Statistically, that is the most dangerous part.

How many times have you been out climbing and had someone holding a ham sandwich and a walking stick tell you "You ain't got to scale that thang, the trail to the top is over the there."

The point is not getting somewhere effortlessly, or using the least energy; its making it look that way.


sky7high


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FTR
I find it hard to believe that a parkour rat can send a "hardcore" sport climb. I mean sure, they run fast and jump a lot, but there's this thing called angle, and I don't think they'd perform well on anything that's >=90 degrees
but anyhow, I'm a total iliterate when it comes to parkour.


Beyondreach


Jul 14, 2007, 9:57 AM
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that is the funniest thing ive read in a while.


SkaFreak


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I guess I worded it poorly the first time. It's about using the most efficient way to get from one place to another. In the example of going up the stairs, it takes more energy to tic-tac up, but you save a lot of time. I think the best way to think about it is to imagine that you're running from the cops. You want to put as much distance between you and the cop, but you don't want to waste all of your energy right away, because you could be running for a while. I have some friends who actually do that to train. Security guards have a tendency to not like traceurs, so they'll go out somewhere, do something near a guard, then try to get away. I personally haven't done it because pissing off cops usually isn't the best idea in the world, and I'm not confident enough in my parkour skills to test em like that.


altelis


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knieveltech wrote:
Too french for my tastes.

what, and sport climbing isn't?


sky7high


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ok, so, speed/effort = a large number?

Hey if you look at it that way, bouldering and parkour are similar, in that having skills in both facilitates unlawful behaviour, seriously, training for bouldering is like house robbing 101


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SkaFreak


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sky7high wrote:
ok, so, speed/effort = a large number?
Exactly.


knieveltech


Jul 15, 2007, 7:25 PM
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altelis wrote:
knieveltech wrote:
Too french for my tastes.

what, and sport climbing isn't?

Only when I'm pulling on draws Wink


kachoong


Jul 16, 2007, 1:39 PM
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Curt is right.... neither partake in helmet wearing... there's your similarity.

Parkour is also more primitive.... it's still yet to develop the sit start....


(This post was edited by kachoong on Jul 16, 2007, 1:41 PM)


reno


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j_ung wrote:
I think that, if parkour grows much at all, it will be outlawed pretty damn quickly.

If Parkour is outlawed, only outlaws will Parkour.

Unimpressed


limeydave


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Valarc wrote:
[image]http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;postatt_id=1120;[/image]
Dammit! Same majid_quote_signature_must_change_mine.

Funny arrows.
Peace


Oh yeah, Parkour...I need to find out where George W Bush stands on the matter, so I can form the opposite opinion.


Partner j_ung


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reno wrote:
j_ung wrote:
I think that, if parkour grows much at all, it will be outlawed pretty damn quickly.

If Parkour is outlawed, only outlaws will Parkour.

Unimpressed

Parkour doesn't kill people... Laugh


kimmyt


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Do parkour rats wear beanies?


c4c


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kimmyt wrote:
Do parkour rats wear beanies?
I think the term for them is touques.


kr0g3r


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http://video.google.com/...search&plindex=8

Cat Burglary and How To Rob An Old Lady 101

They've got like camps set up for these guys to train....


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sky7high wrote:
styndall wrote:
Christ, you guys are pathetic. Do you follow Majid around in real life and shit up his regular conversations?

Two days from now, at the Burger King Drive Thru:

Smile=Majid, Crazy=JakeD, Unimpressed= Unlucky Fast Food Employee

UnsureHello, may I take your order?

SmileYes, I would like a Whopper Jr. with extra onions and rel

Crazy*standing on nearby lawn with a bullhorn*: Jesus Fuck! How stupid are you? Why do I have to always hear about your damn onions! Wear a helmet, seriously, I still love that tired-ass joke after all these years! And for fuck's sake, drive-thru, dude, don't listen to this guy. Make it with regular onions!

Smile *resigned, this obviously happens a lot*: Please add those onions. They are often tasty and contain folic acid, an important nutrient.

Unimpressed:That'll 2.34, please drive around.

Crazy: Shit! I can't believe that guy is giving him the onions. I'm pissed, I better call my buddies so they can beat Majid to his house and mock him while he eats.

Smile*pulls out green dry erase marker, draws circle around Value Combo #1 with connecting arrow to breakfast menu hashbrowns, then drives around to the window*

Crazy*shits pants with rage*

AWESOME! 5 trophies!

I give styndall 10 effin' trophies! Totally laugh-out-loudable!!

Parkour is far more interesting to watch than bouldering any day (childish boulderer put-downs notwithstanding). I love the 'Russian climbing ninjas' video on youtube, although the French rap used as the soundtrack really makes it even more engaging.

To me, parkour performer = gymnast/boulderer/Peking opera acrobat/rude boy.

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