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What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« on: May 30, 2010, 04:25:00 PM »
I'd like to see what everyones personal description of Parkour and Freerunning is. Don't copy anyone else's.
The definition that i like the most is "Parkour is the most efficient way to move" "Freerunning is the most creative way to move"

Now tell me yours:

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 06:06:21 PM »
 Parkour is a movement discipline and a mindset. By learning to traverse physical obstacles, you can train yourself to overcome your mental obstacles as well.

 Freerunning is doing crazy flips and shit.

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 04:06:24 AM »
My definition is that they are both the same.

Playful, creative movement.
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
"Pure" parkour is running, climbing, crawling and jumping to reach a goal, or elude capture.
David Belle added flips because he liked to do them, even tho they weren't "parkour".
Yamakasi called it "art du deplacement". Seb Foucan called it "free running".
Other people added more gymnastics, martial arts and tricking.

So I'll say pk and fr are now "Dancing with obstacles" ;D

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 12:37:35 PM »
I agree with Gregg. :)

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 11:09:04 PM »
I consider parkour to be the fastest way there while freerunning is the creative and more of a "showing off" way there. I could go off on a long rant but I'm too lazy at the moment :P
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 12:54:38 AM »
hmm...Parkour is a mindset, escape or chase.

Freerunning is a form of expression...

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 05:35:59 AM »
i see no viable way to say these two arts are different, i believe parkour/freerunning to be ones own ability to move from a to b quickly and effectively....if it means doing a flip or two (if they're needed) then so be it, if i only have to run and vault or climb, again so be it...no technique is pointless, you can find a use for anything.
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 09:46:28 PM »
These are all great! Let's here some more!

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 07:19:56 AM »
Zayn, how could a flip be efficient?

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 07:36:59 AM »
see i thought the same thing and couldnt come up with any thoughts on it...but i know it has to be...nothing is ever created just for show, it had to have a purpose and still prbly does (for me not so much though, im no flipper) ;)

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 09:27:08 AM »
nothing is ever created just for show

Plenty of stuff is created just for show.

it had to have a purpose and still prbly does

Yup. The purpose was to have fun. :)

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 10:46:43 AM »
lol i guess ;D i really dont know im not a flipper, i can land a front into a roll but thats it...alot of stuff is made for show, but i think a flip may have had a purpose besides that...i just dont know what though lol ;)


-BACK ON TOPIC, i dont want to take this thread over discussing this  :)
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 11:01:10 AM »
-BACK ON TOPIC, i dont want to take this thread over discussing this  :)

Yeah, same. I don't want to have night hawk tendencies.  ;)  :P

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 12:36:17 PM »
They are both physical activities in which you tran and strengthen your body and mind to be able to perform various type of natural and athletic movement on a rural or urban landscape.
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »
They are both physical activities in which you tran and strengthen your body and mind to be able to perform various type of natural and athletic movement on a rural or urban landscape.

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010, 02:57:41 PM »
Zayn, how could a flip be efficient?

not attempting to derail the topic, just trying to answer this question...

ok, if you know how to perform a rather good block in a front flip, you know how all your momentum is almost stopped when you land. Imagine you're coming up to a ledge with someone chasing you. you perform a good blocked front flip and when you land, your momentum is shot. that allows you to change directions. the guy chasing you might just longjump right over you in the process. (happened when my brother was chasing me in a game of tag)

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2010, 05:52:23 AM »
not attempting to derail the topic, just trying to answer this question...

ok, if you know how to perform a rather good block in a front flip, you know how all your momentum is almost stopped when you land. Imagine you're coming up to a ledge with someone chasing you. you perform a good blocked front flip and when you land, your momentum is shot. that allows you to change directions. the guy chasing you might just longjump right over you in the process. (happened when my brother was chasing me in a game of tag)
thanks ;D
They are both physical activities in which you tran and strengthen your body and mind to be able to perform various type of natural and athletic movement on a rural or urban landscape.
somehow im not surprized he had a great disciption.. :D
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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2010, 06:23:00 PM »
Any more? I know we have more traceurs  in hawaii!!!

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Re: What is your definition of Parkour and Freerunning?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2010, 08:15:18 PM »
hmm...maybe i can throw some more debate into this...


why do they have to be different? couldn't they really just be two different words to describe the same thing? just because someone throws in a flip, does it automatically have to be called freerunning?

Do we all have to be seperated by a word?