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Some New Parkour


#1

Parkour Evolution

Looks like they're not even 200lbs on the scale. I guess they'll have to cry themselves to sleep at night for being JUST 'functional.' Pussies.


#2

so obviously you know what parkour is right?

i'd be shocked if you did and still came out with such a twat fueled comment as that. parkour is a liftstyle for some people just like the gym is to others. don't knock people for doing what makes them happy. it doesn't pay to be 200+ lb when your moving around like they are, so why would they strive to be?


#3

There's no debate as to whether they have functional strength or not as their activity isn't based on strength -- it's based on technique and skill.

Here's a short list of what they can do:

-- landing in ways to absorb or transfer the force of large jumps (TECHNIQUE)
-- acrobatics (SKILL)
-- balance a handstand (SKILL)
-- hang sideways from a pole in a flag (TECHNIQUE)

There's a base level of strength that is necessary in any athletic activity. This is all they possess.

It is impressive, but not from a physical perspective. What is impressive is the "mental strength" for overcoming fear, etc.


#4

I agree completely with you. I was just being a sarcastic asshole because it makes me look cool and witty.


#5

i think he was being sarcastic when he called them pussies. That stuff is tight. Its like gymnastics on the streets


#6

sick, I love those vids.


#7

i cant tell if you were being sarcastic or not, but im hoping you were, since i cant tell for the life of me why you would see a video of guys doing their thing and decide to post about how light and apparently physically lacking you think they are.


#8

LoL; it seems, sadly, that people just dont pick up on sarcasm these days.


#9

I'd like to see a 300 pounder pulling off that stuff. THAT would be impressive.