As a casual Harry Potter fan (watched the movies and cant force myself through the books) and avid Traceur, I stumbled across some interesting information the other day. Visiting my local game shop looking for a new board game I saw a flyer for a local Quidditch league...
With a wife that loves the Harry Potter series we looked up the website from the flyer as soon as we got home.
Link---> International Quidditch Association
We watched a video of the Quidditch World Cup and it seemed kinda cool. Nerdy, but cool.
One of the highlights of the video was how the game uses a "Human snitch". For those of you who don't know what a snitch is in relation to Harry Potter: The Snitch is a game ball used in Quidditch that flies all around the area of the Quidditch match. It is not limited to just the playing field. Well in the International Quidditch Association's game the "Human snitch" Is a player that is not on either team at play and runs and evades the 2 team's seekers. This is where the Parkour comes in! If you land yourself a position as a "Human Snitch" you can get all your Parkour training done during a match. Having 2 players chase you around while you evade them, making a scene, and pleasing the crowd. Sounds like a blast to me.
This seems to be another way to get Parkour out to the world. Evade the seekers throw some cool vaults as the crowd watches. For the more gymnasticly inclined throw some tumbling moves across the field. People will ask where you learned your moves and skill and you can tell them "Parkour!" Now I know that this "sport" wont be everywhere but there are tons of colleges that have a team. (Check out the website for the list) If you feel you want to up your game, test your skills in a welcoming environment, and not be the weirdest guy there running and vaulting for what seems to on lookers for no reason. See if you can find a Quidditch team ner you!
I'm thinking of seeing if my local group needs a snitch. I would like to see them catch me!
Also the Video: The Quidditch World Cup Video