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#138086 - 05/09/05 04:01 PM Re: City Jumping [Re: BuDoc]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 4117
Loc: California
Take a look at their training regiment. Seems pretty in keeping with typical breakfalls to me. The balancing stuff is like circus stuff and the rest is gymnastics.

I'd love to give it a go.
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#138087 - 05/09/05 04:40 PM Re: City Jumping [Re: Leo_E_49]
BaguaMonk Offline

Registered: 12/18/04
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I used to be like that when I was little, always jumping from high places, naturally learning to roll and use my momentum etc.

The key seems to be obviously training: acrobatic skills, conditioning etc's (the legs, the knees, developing jumping power), coordination, balanace etc. Then in actual body mechanics, using momentum derived from actions to continue doing what your doing (landing, rolling keep running, running on wall, land, keep jumping), knee bending to achieve maximum vertical, and to land properly, rolling with the momentum so as to not hurt yourself, etc.
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#138088 - 05/10/05 05:08 PM Re: City Jumping [Re: BaguaMonk]
shorin-ji Offline

Registered: 02/15/05
Posts: 146
Loc: victoria, b.c, canada
ive actually dont the most injuring of myself doing free running by rolling on pavement. does anyone have any suggestions on how to help not scarching up my back because ive been just landing on my feet and i am constantly hurting them because i am scared to roll after I scrached the s**t out of my sholder when i jumped off of a wall in china town.

#138089 - 07/27/05 10:42 PM Re: City Jumping [Re: shorin-ji]
lilbossman Offline

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 103
Loc: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
I was just wondering what kinds of exercises or drills I should do if i wanted to try it out

#138090 - 07/30/05 09:59 PM Re: City Jumping [Re: BuDoc]
McSensei Offline

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 1069
Loc: Kent, England
I'm with you on that.
In my youth I was fairly nimble toed and would work my way around the area I lived on rooftops, walls, fences and the like. Looking now, at some of the places I used to climb and jump over, it gives me horrors.
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#138091 - 07/31/05 05:33 AM Re: City Jumping [Re: McSensei]
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Registered: 01/13/05
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Loc: Cambridge UK.
There is a map from the 19th century drawn by a group of students at cambridge university that shows how to get from one side of the city to the other by rooftop alone. It is no longer relevant due to urban change, but it shows how far back the thinking goes on this subject.
I would ask anyone who decides to give 'free running' a try, to respect private property and those who are responsible for it. As a security officer I am always civil to groups such as these in requesting they cease using property I look after as an adventure playground, yet I often to not have my politeness returned.
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#138092 - 07/31/05 08:00 AM Re: City Jumping [Re: Kintama]
Prometej Offline

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 255
Loc: Croatia
It came to Croatia too. It all looks great and would like to do it but i think i`ll rather use the elevator
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#138093 - 08/01/05 10:35 AM Re: City Jumping [Re: Cord]
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
I wouldn't try to use private property, but there is this huge playground near me that I'm thinking about trying out some stuff on...
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#138094 - 10/04/05 07:19 AM Re: City Jumping [Re: EvilLion]
VS_Karateka Offline

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 23
Loc: England

Yep, that's real. This video missed out the beginning where you saw the people training in their gym. I think they're french, if I remember correctly. They were jumping around the rooftops in London, England.

Yep your right, it was on about a year ago on C4 it was called 'Jump London'. They are French and it all started when they were at school. They had a circle of concrete benches in the playground and, as kids do, realized if they ran fast enought they could jump from one bench to the other and coninue running round the whole circle.....amazing to think such a simple thing can grow into somehting so cool, I'd love to give it a go!!! Have a funny feeling I'd end up on my face

Edited by VS_Karateka (10/04/05 07:20 AM)

#138095 - 01/17/09 06:45 PM Re: City Jumping - Parkour [Re: Kintama]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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it's been a few years since this thread and I know Parkour has picked up steam in popularity.

informal University Parkour clubs seem to be springing up (no pun intended).

has/does anyone train in this? what is your impression of the training methods, injury rates, strengthening/conditioning results?, etc...

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