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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009, 06:16:20 PM »
Psss, sorry that dude makes me laugh... you can never take seriously what someone commented from the safety of a keyboard on his closed doors room.
You dont ever trip at this guy, just tell him to stop nagging and complaining, that is for woman to do not for man...  :-Sarcasm

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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009, 08:37:04 PM »
Psss, sorry that dude makes me laugh... you can never take seriously what someone commented from the safety of a keyboard on his closed doors room.


Very true. There are some people who just like to piss people off or annoy others on the internet because they can and can't be caught. He may be one of them. Just ignore dumb people like that.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009, 08:40:56 PM »
Very true. There are some people who just like to piss people off or annoy others on the internet because they can and can't be caught. He may be one of them. Just ignore dumb people like that.

But it's soooooo hard not to. And I love to argue... (I can say that now that karma is gone...)
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2009, 04:47:07 AM »
OMG YOU'RE FROM FREIBURG! I WAS THERE THIS PAST SUMMER AND LOVED IT!! Such great parkour spots!!


PS: Hehe, some of the German comments made me laugh.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2009, 07:49:57 AM »
I don't believe in gender based sport, one could be better at certain sports yes but why should it matter.  Just have fun :D

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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2009, 08:41:19 AM »
Do you train with Stefan Hinkelmann? :)

And what kind of Peugeot do you have? ;)



edit by leon: WHAT IS THIS OFFTOPIC NONSENSE!
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2009, 09:33:37 AM »
give one good reason why not?

There is more than one reason, but I will give you one to think about.

1. Women's bodies are designed differently then men.


Let's just say I wasn't expecting to gain any "popularity" from my post.

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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2009, 09:40:19 AM »
There is more than one reason, but I will give you one to think about.

1. Women's bodies are designed differently then men.


Not in a way, however, that prohibits them from training parkour.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009, 09:41:32 AM »
They may be designed differently, but they work the same. Maybe a few movies would need to be changed, but for the most part, it's the exact same.

Boobs don't get in the way that much, dude.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 09:47:54 AM »
Psss, sorry that dude makes me laugh... you can never take seriously what someone commented from the safety of a keyboard on his closed doors room.
You dont ever trip at this guy, just tell him to stop nagging and complaining, that is for woman to do not for man...  :-Sarcasm

Movement is unisex, nuff said.

Ozzi, I love that. I'm gonna use it for my sig if you don't object.
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2009, 09:48:43 AM »
The topic says "What do u think?!".

And I gave my opinion.  ;)

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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2009, 09:51:13 AM »
The topic says "What do u think?!".

And I gave my opinion.  ;)

And we're giving ours. We're not hating on your opinion, just discussing the topic.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2009, 09:57:48 AM »
They may be designed differently, but they work the same. Maybe a few movies would need to be changed, but for the most part, it's the exact same.

Boobs don't get in the way that much, dude.

Besides, for women who get below a certain body fat percentage-- ie, really athletic women-- the boobs are the first thing to go.  :'(

You're totally right that our bodies start from different places. I have to play a lot of catch up with my upper body strength. Some of that is because I'm "naturally weaker", but some of it is because I was being told my whole life that women have no upper body strength, so I never bothered to work on it. So saying that women can't do parkour just perpetuates that kind of thinking. Something to think about.

On the other hand, I have other abilities that give me advantages. I have a dance background, so the technique parts of parkour are easier for me than for dudes who just muscle through it. I have good abs and I'm really flexible, so crunches and other things are no issue for me. Also, being light has real advantages when you're holding yourself up, and I'm lighter than almost every guy I know.

EVERYONE is different, and we all have to approach parkour from different angles because of it. To draw an arbitrary line between genders just means we aren't being creative enough when we think about how a certain set of abilities should go at it.
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2009, 09:59:55 AM »
And we're giving ours. We're not hating on your opinion, just discussing the topic.

Thanks, and I respect that.

You're the best Andy.  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2009, 10:01:09 AM »
And we're giving ours. We're not hating on your opinion, just discussing the topic.

I'd also like to emphasize this point-- I may think my POV is right, but not talking about things is a good way for no one to ever think about new ideas. I'm glad you decided to post it.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2009, 10:04:04 AM »
Look. you can't say that only men are allowed to be accountants or only men are allowed to be president, so you can't so that only men are allowed to do parkour. If someone wants to do somethin, let them do it. ( as long as it isn't illegal) Don't let the people who are anti traceuse get to you.
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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2009, 10:06:18 AM »
Thanks for ALL of your statements and of course, thanks for all the supply and positive words!
Thanks for that reason (honestly! cause I want to understand):
1. Women's bodies are designed differently then men.
Jeahr, of course.
And I see and feel it in my training (with roundabout 30 boys and men). Women do things in a different way, need different techniques. Women are worse then men in some movements and are better in other ones.
BUT, why should women NOT train their bodies and practise their Parkour? Of course, it is different. But who dares to judge?

And Andy: yes, I train with Stefan. And 206

And Rebecca: yes Freiburg has some great spots, and thanks for reading the comments. In fact, some of them are ... different :-)  


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Re: Parkour-a menly sport! No women allowed!! What do u think?!
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2009, 10:12:25 AM »
And Andy: yes, I train with Stefan. And 206

Well then, you're pretty set. Stefan's a good guy.

Listen to experienced people like him, not YouTube punks. ;)
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« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2009, 10:13:33 AM »
The topic says "What do u think?!".

And I gave my opinion.  ;)
im not trying to attack you or put you on the defensive or anything like that,   im obviously for the opposing side of your opinion but im only asking for a reason so i can better understand you position,     understand i in no way am trying to attack you or offend you i only wish to know what is different about women that inhibits their ability to do parkour?      this way in the future i'll better understand your stance and you can better defend it,
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2009, 10:21:02 AM »
Well then, you're pretty set. Stefan's a good guy.

Listen to experienced people like him, not YouTube punks. ;)

Yes, he's one of the very best, I think.
I train with him a lot. He gives excellent advice, but he is so extremly strong and powerful, that I have sometime problems to follow :-)))
So we are talking a lot about Plan B for ... women ... or just less powerful traceurs...

And yes, it is extremly important for (especially women) to work on their upper body strengh. So we do a lot of push ups (about 200 each training).
But we also do a lot of streching ... for the guys! :-)
So. that's the real balance, isn't it?

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