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majid_sabet


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Parkour guys are something else.


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majid_sabet wrote:
Parkour guys are something else.
(no i'm not following you, i just think this is funny)

haha a) what does parkour have anything to do with bouldering b) what does parkour have to do with climbing .. at all? c) if you are going to compare something.. you should .. like.. compare them?

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


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majid_sabet wrote:
Parkour guys are something else.

They need to wear helmets. Duh.

Curt


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jakedatc wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
Parkour guys are something else.
(no i'm not following you, i just think this is funny)

haha a) what does parkour have anything to do with bouldering b) what does parkour have to do with climbing .. at all? c) if you are going to compare something.. you should .. like.. compare them?

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

I think those Parkour rats can easily climb your little hardcore sport climb and with no rope.


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I am with Majid, those guys are something else.
I would say that it is similar to bouldering in that it has origins, finds inspiration in and derives moves from gymnastics. Like bouldering, it also involves bodily movement with little or no safety net. It is an individual sport, and can be participated in without any form of competition. Also, a lot of parkour involves climbing up stuff - sort of like bouldering. That kind of movement, whether on a rock or a brick wall, is all about letting your inner child and sense of play take over and turning the world into your playground.
As far as being countercultural, I would say that for now parkour has climbing beat. Climbing has gone pretty mainstream. If you are looking for a sport that is not yet owned by corporate America, you have it... until Nike figures out how to market a parkour shoe.


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I am with Majid, those guys are something else.
I would say that it is similar to bouldering in that it has origins, finds inspiration in and derives moves from gymnastics. Like bouldering, it also involves bodily movement with little or no safety net. It is an individual sport, and can be participated in without any form of competition. Also, a lot of parkour involves climbing up stuff - sort of like bouldering. That kind of movement, whether on a rock or a brick wall, is all about letting your inner child and sense of play take over and turning the world into your playground.
As far as being countercultural, I would say that for now parkour has climbing beat. Climbing has gone pretty mainstream. If you are looking for a sport that is not yet owned by corporate America, you have it... until Nike figures out how to market a parkour shoe.

Bouldering looks like a joke when it comes to Parkour. While boulder rats are trying to get those pads in right position, parkour dudes are just flying over with nothing to worry about.


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And big wall climbing looks like.....hiking in comparison?


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And big wall climbing looks like.....hiking in comparison?

I am willing to bet that parkour is going to be one of top urban sports in the next 10 years.


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Valarc wrote:
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You have to admit that revolutionized RC .com by those green and red arrows.


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majid_sabet wrote:
Bouldering looks like a joke when it comes to Parkour. While boulder rats are trying to get those pads in right position, parkour dudes are just flying over with nothing to worry about.

I'd like to throw you a little rage, or even righteous idignation, but I just don't feel you've earned it here. Please try again.

Actually, I am a little pissed at the lack of effort here. This has to be a troll; there's just no way this post or the first post could be legitimate unless you were one of those 'special needs' kids... y' know, the ones that have to wear... a helmet... everywhere... oh, I see.

My apologies.


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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


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unless you were one of those 'special needs' kids... y' know, the ones that have to wear... a helmet... everywhere... oh, I see.

My apologies
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Nicely done.


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I heard once that Colorado was turning in to Parkour capital of USA. Do you guys know if that is correct ?


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majid_sabet wrote:
I heard once that Colorado was turning in to Parkour capital of USA. Do you guys know if that is correct ?

no one cares.. it's not climbing.. go to Parkour.com and talk about it



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jakedatc wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
I heard once that Colorado was turning in to Parkour capital of USA. Do you guys know if that is correct ?

no one cares.. it's not climbing.. go to Parkour.com and talk about it
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Be nice


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majid_sabet wrote:
Parkour guys are something else.

No doubt. Gotta go with bouldering on this one. When a boulderer faceplants they don't jump up and start babbling about "this! this is the spirit of parkour!!". Too french for my tastes.


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majid_sabet wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
I heard once that Colorado was turning in to Parkour capital of USA. Do you guys know if that is correct ?

no one cares.. it's not climbing.. go to Parkour.com and talk about it

Be nice

He was being nice.



Curt


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majid_sabet wrote:
Parkour guys are something else.

I work with this guy, Paul Darnell. He is bad ass. Also quite good on the boulders and in the climbing gym he tears it up. He is a serious gymnast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24zRG2d6d2A


el_layclimber


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jakedatc wrote:
no one cares.. it's not climbing.. go to Parkour.com and talk about it

Dude, he wanted to talk about it with other climbers. Mellow out. Go burn one, or have a brew or something. Then spend a couple of minutes watching these videos and tell me it's got nothing to do with climbing.

http://www.parkour.tv/


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el_layclimber wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
no one cares.. it's not climbing.. go to Parkour.com and talk about it

Dude, he wanted to talk about it with other climbers. Mellow out. Go burn one, or have a brew or something. Then spend a couple of minutes watching these videos and tell me it's got nothing to do with climbing.

http://www.parkour.tv/

Son is dealing with his typical PMS today as always and normally he goes blind.

That is why you always hear this from JACKEDUP

" what this has to do with climbing?" following a finger &*&%%()_((&^

Anyway, I think parkour has every thing to do with climbing , in fact it is combination of stroung bouldering with great balance.


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jakedatc wrote:
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*


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i still cant understand why mr. safety himself would endorse such a sport.

that is unless it was to get all you nitwits fired up about nothing.


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At some point, the marrige of Parkour, Gymnastics and training will result in a big leap in climbing standards. Maybe even on big walls.

Can't wait to see it.

BTW, I try running with my lad to pull some simple moves and Parkour is much more difficult than it looks.


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If you are looking for a sport that is not yet owned by corporate America, you have it... until Nike figures out how to market a parkour shoe.
Adidas already tried. Their parkour specific shoe didn't work as well as some general cross trainers/running shoes that were already produced, heh. Parkour goes hand in hand with climbing. Parkour teaches you the same things about knowing how the body can move, as well as how to bail from a highball bouldering problem with a smooth landing, heh.

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