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written by Buuks on Feb 23, 2006 14:44
This one must be seen by all Tolkien fnas:
The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins
written by Buuks on Feb 28, 2006 23:17
I stumbled on this one, some guy doing amazing stunts.
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written by Raptorjedi on Mar 01, 2006 03:52
I think he does way too many flips, and is just showing off. Aside from that, he's pretty good at Parkour.
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written by Trad.a on Mar 01, 2006 05:53
Can I just say, I want to congratulate these guys for having so much guts.
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written by Magnulus on Mar 01, 2006 08:20
Didn't know it was called Parkour, but there ya go. Learn something new every day. I thought the point was sort of to show off, RJ. I mean, wouldn't you be showing off if you were making a home video of yourself doing stunts (assuming you were good, of course).
I thought it was pretty cool, and I must say that I find this "new" use of urban space pretty cool in its entirety. It's wacky.

Those Pokemon folks look like they're on the same stage that human beatbox guy was on.
written by Raptorjedi on Mar 01, 2006 12:07
From the website of the guy who made Parkour

"Heavily influenced by asian philosophy, Sébastian decided to immerse himself fully in his art in order to combat negative energy and becoming 'Fluid like water'. Becoming aware of the failings of art without context. He later chose to create his own path by developing the philosophy - His own method of learning based on autonomy, play and positive energy. Conveying to others his messages and philosophy has become Sébastien's quest. Sébastien has become a global ambassador of the Parkour / Free-Running discipline."
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written by Megagun on Mar 01, 2006 13:08
Ah. Free-Running that was it. I was going to reply here that the thing was also known under a different name, but I couldn't remember it..

And that Sébastien guy is great at what he does.. I saw him jump from the HMS Belfast's front cannon to the deck (don't know how high that actually is, but it's extremely high) on a Discovery documentary called (I think) Jump London.. Insane, I say!
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written by Magnulus on Mar 01, 2006 15:53
It -was- called Free-Running? I had a shadow of a hunch, but I didn't dare say anything. Awesome. There's a game where you Free-run on NY buildings for the PSP. Looks pretty rad, truth be told. Of course, it's suped-up so you can be wilder and wackier.

written by Cryoburner on Mar 01, 2006 22:16
A free running video game... so rather than going out exploring new places and getting exercise, which is the whole point of free running, you can just sit around and pretend to. That seems a little cheap. : P On the plus side, I suppose the game is probably less dangerous, aside from all the people who will get the idea to jump off tall buildings without taking into account that they need to be able to land. : )

That free running video had some fairly cool parts. Why did they open it with Rob D's "Clubbed to Death" though? Don't they know that song's been played to death as background music ever since The Matrix? Just because it's a nice instrumental piece doesn't mean that it has to be used for everything. : P
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written by Magnulus on Mar 01, 2006 22:52
Not everyone gets excercise the same way, you know. I don't know about you, but I don't normally run up walls when I try to get fit. I don't play any weight-lifting games, and I don't play jogging-games, so where's your point?
written by Raptorjedi on Mar 01, 2006 22:58
I think free running is a boring name, Parkour sounds so much better to me.
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written by Magnulus on Mar 01, 2006 23:56
Weren't Parkour and Free Running the same thing?
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written by Yash on Mar 02, 2006 00:20
Parkour is snobby and oh so very French. (No offense mister Pomelos)
Over here we say freestyling, too. I think.
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written by Vib on Mar 02, 2006 01:12
Is it just me or does that GAME seem boring?
It's like... Prince of Persia without the traps.

I mean, I thought the whole thrill of it was that you actually DID it. Watching the Prince or some random urban runner do it in a video game isn't as impressive as doing it yourself.
I dunno. Could be fun. But it seems kind of against the point.

Kinda like playing Dance Dance Revolution with a controller?
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written by Pomelos on Mar 02, 2006 09:13
Yash said:
Parkour is snobby and oh so very French. (No offense mister Pomelos)
Offense taken.

Yash said:
Over here we say freestyling, too. I think.
I've got to add I've hardly ever heard "Parkour" here... And it sounds snobby in french too.
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