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Pennsylvania / Re: Parkour in Harrisburg?
« on: October 05, 2011, 04:22:41 PM »
Hey Jake,

I'll email you with details, but in short we'd be very happy to get you started and help you out in any way we can.  Thanks Jordan, good looking out.

Pennsylvania / Re: Welcome PAers!
« on: September 29, 2010, 01:22:16 PM »
Hey Matt.  We train in Harrisburg weekly (almost always on Sundays), we cover most of the mid-town to downtown areas, but we also take the occassional excursion.  You are more than welcome to come out with us anytime.  Just email me  And thanks Andy, good looking out. :)

Injury Reports / Re: Floating ribs
« on: August 29, 2010, 07:01:16 AM »
Thanks.  It's been some time since this happened, I'm back at 100% probably since the beginning of June.  Hopefully I can avoid another incident like this, but if it does happen, I will see a doctor.

Pennsylvania / Re: Welcome PAers!
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:18:00 AM »
Hey Matt,
You're in luck.  We have an active group based out of Harrisburg.  As a group we meet once a week on Sundays.  Feel free to email us @: 
We'd love to have you come out with us sometime.

Pennsylvania / Re: York/Harrisburg/Lancaster area
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:53:53 AM »
Hello back from Harrisburg.  Feel free to email me, we train regularly all over the Harrisburg area.

Socialize / Re: The Snaps Jar
« on: July 02, 2010, 06:30:17 PM »
hey now, there's no reason anyone here can't thank whatever deity they wish

i'm fairly certain it's not written in the rules, as long as he isn't advocating or trying to convert anyone, i don't see how it's a problem

while i'm at it, snaps to the flying speghetti monster!

There is a reason there's a no politics, no religion rule.  It's difficult to establish a line that defines what is or isn't offensive.  To you snaps to a particular commonplace deity may not be an issue, but you're taking for granted something that may be offensive to someone else.  Same as, were I to give snaps to something or someone very anti-religious, or blashphemous, certainly I would be taking for granted that that may be offensive to some of you.  By avoiding the topic of religion in general we avoid taking these things for granted and can talk about something important instead, like parkour.

Pics & Vids / Re: Needing a video of an older person doing Parkour!
« on: June 22, 2010, 04:31:29 AM »
Watch it Evan. David's about a year younger than me, and I'm no where near 46 yet.  Currently he's 37.

Thank you Adam, very well said.

Quote yourself, then show everyone how cool what you can do is.
Why does everyone think showing off is some prerequisite for freerunning?

Socialize / Re: The Snaps Jar
« on: June 17, 2010, 04:30:56 AM »
Snaps to God
Please, don't do that here.

Consumer Whores / Re: The KO (Know Obstacles) Parkour Shoe!
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:17:18 PM »
Danny Arroyo said they were Kalenjis with a slight design tweak on Youtube.  Now I'm excited, because I've heard great things about Kalenjis.  But I want more info.  I call forth...
Daniel Arroyo!
Cometh forward and tell us about the KOs!

Neat trick Shay, you called, he came.  Could you call forth a few hundred thousand dollars for me please?

The bird huh? that sounds pretty cool i would love to see a demo of that?
im interested

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Caution! Dangerous Drops Ahead
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:49:06 AM »
I had posted a long time ago about skaters taking drops and the fact that it is more damaging than taking drops in parkour.  Some had responded that because the skateboard rolls, it automatically translates vertical forces into horizontal force.  I've been skating longer than a lot of you guys have been alive, I'm not an expert in physics, even though I did decent in that class.  I can only speak from my own experiences.  Yes, I do believe that the rolling absorbs some of that impact, I've taken some pretty big drops on a skateboard (10'+), and yes, I have jacked myself up pretty bad taking some of these drops.  Overall, I truly believe that the parkour roll is far better at absorbing impact, if done right, than almost anything, except for things like crashmats, foam pits, and car airbags.  

I think the main point behind all this talk of drops and how to deal with them, is to respect the drop and it's potentially damaging effects.  Everyone has different opinions about rules of thumb for rolling, and they're mostly all good.  It's not meant to restrict you or to tell you what to do or when, but to keep you safe and to develop good habits for the future.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour is about...
« on: June 08, 2010, 01:24:00 AM »
lol Andy, Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia...   Brain Freeze!!!

the first parkour video i ever saw was done by Oleg Vorslav (i know it sounds like BS but im not kidding, this blew my mind)
Actually, no one will think it's BS.  Oleg's Russian Cimbing video was the first parkour video that a lot of us saw.  It was for me.   :)

Sideflip.  And here's your tutorial (article and video.)

« on: June 04, 2010, 01:09:04 PM »
We had a training center out in the woods were we set up a Parkour style boot camp if you will,and did all kinds of time trials and stunts...Trust me, we were doing the same stuff
George Hebert was doing this also, minus the stunts, circa 1905, and you can keep going back from there.  We all did parkour type stuff when we were younger, it doesn't make us pioneers.  We called it ninja training in the 80s, but we never put the thought, discipline, and philosophy into it that Belle and the others did.  That's why they're the pioneers and we are not.

Consumer Whores / Re: The KO (Know Obstacles) Parkour Shoe!
« on: June 04, 2010, 10:34:34 AM »
You can buy these on

"As worn by WFPF athletes on MTV's ULTIMATE PARKOUR CHALLENGE! "

Any one have a pair of these to rate?

Finally in last night's episode, I saw some of the guys wearing them.  I was worried when no one was wearing them for the first four episodes.  I think Daniel Arroyo said he's trying them out now so he can give an honest, unbiased review.  Unless someone else steps up, I guess we'll have to wait for him to post his review.

Side note:  Haven't seen a shoe thread in a while that doesn't mention VFFs, they should be paying you guys.

« on: June 04, 2010, 09:03:39 AM »
Adam's got it. 
Really nice video... although now I have the urge to watch Beat Street all of a sudden.

The reason i posted this topic was actually because some kids were arguing on a video that it sucked and they are able to to it 100 times better and then they went on to say that free running was getting point a to b efficient as possible and parkour was free running but parkour is more free style i was just doubting there legitimate knowledge on this.
When people start talking about how much this sucks and how much better they are are than that, that's usually when I'm done listening to them.
As for the whole Eric H quote, I'm biting my lip.

Consumer Whores / Re: Nike Free Run
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:54:46 AM »
Well, I own the shoes in the picture and I can speak from my own experiences with them.  They are not the lunky thick foam sole shoes you might think. Nothing about the sole is thick, you can feel everything under your feet.  And although the little squares are straight rubber, the so-called "foam" part isn't like foam at all.  The Free Sparqs are not the same as the other Free models.  They don't shred on walls, they grip decently on everything, except some slippery rails that none of my shoes grip.  They look like they'd fall apart, but have held up great for over 6 months now.  Nike has been making running shoes forever, and I don't think any runners would be buying them if they were more likely to roll your ankle than other shoes.  They're not wooden clogs or anything, I could understand rolling your ankle in those.  If the Frees are prone to causing sprained ankles then they are no more inclined to it than other sneakers.  And maybe Vibrams do help strengthen your ankles, but no more than wearing Feiyues or just going barefoot would.  For those of us who don't want to wear "feet gloves" and actually like real sneakers, the Nike Free Sparq aren't the best, but they aren't that bad either.  Enough support to be comfy, but not enough to negate having good form. 

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