« on: February 22, 2011, 05:57:07 PM »
So.. I don't think this has been asked/answered yet. M2, why were you not on with the Tribe? I was rather disappointed when I learned you weren't. Was there any certain reason?
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Thank you Adam, very well said.
Why does everyone think showing off is some prerequisite for freerunning?
Who really cares? I'm pretty sure almost all of us on this forum practice both Parkour and FreeRunning, so who cares? As long as we know what were doing, and the general public knows were not vandalizing stuff then were all good. Parkour and FreeRunning aren't the same things in my opinion, but then again I could care less about what you call it.
A backflip off a railing is just a backflip off a railing. So technically it's street gymnastics and not freerunning, so why don't we all start arguing over the concept of freerunning and street gymnastics? If no one cares about those names, why do we care about the insignificant difference between Parkour and Freerunning?
All Parkour really is is running with vaults added in, so equally, we could call it running with vaults. But we don't.
As far as the art of movement definition goes, I entirely disagree. Yes it's movement, but if we called it the art of movement it would be denouncing other arts such as dancing and martial arts. Those are both arts, and they involve lots of physical movement. Dancing deserves the title "Art of Movement" just as much as FreeRunning does.
And what about those 3Run guys? Do they trick, do Parkour, FreeRun, or do they do street gymnastics? They do what they do, it's doesn't matter what it's called. That's how the Parkour community should be. Impartial to what it's called.
One benefit of everyone calling it by one name would be that when security is like "Hey! No Parkour!" You can be like "Well sir, I'm actually free running."
As far as competition goes. I am stoked for the idea of competition in Parkour. I hope they will hold Parkour/Free running competitions like they hold Skate competitions. In nearly every place. I enjoy competition, actually I love it. I know all you purists are unna jump one me "NO NO NO!!! Pro Parkour is AGAINST competition!" To you I say this: Sports evolve. In North America they capitalize. I highly doubt that in the beginning people held Karate competitions, but then one day some guy was like "Hey! I can make some money, and people can have fun competing." If you don't want to compete, then don't compete, and it won't effect you much, if at all.
easily the wall run...i've watched way to much matrix for it not to be my favoriteVertical or horizontal?