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Messages - Francesca

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Florida / Re: Parkour/Free running work shop!!
« on: July 26, 2012, 07:01:57 PM »
The Orlando workshop would be tempting. Depending on the date, I would do all that I could to attend

- F

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100K Threads / Re: 100K Squats
« on: May 24, 2012, 01:53:28 PM »
+80

= 31,400

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100K Threads / Re: 3,000 miles
« on: May 24, 2012, 01:50:31 PM »
+1

= 2,844

Pitiful. It's been years since my last run... and paired with nearly 90-degree heat, it did not aid my reintroduction, hah.

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100K Threads / Re: 100,000 Push Ups part 2
« on: May 24, 2012, 09:57:04 AM »
+40

= 66,910

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Freerunning / Re: New backflip idea
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:44:15 AM »
That would be a great clip for a video, no doubt, but what Jason said needs to be paramount.

How high are you considering, by the way?

Additionally, you must be positive that there is no debris (logs, boulders, metal beams, etc.) hidden under the surface (which will be harder to detect in certain areas.) I used to live near a collection of water that was very unpredictable that way; thus, dangerous.

If you are dead-set on accomplishing this... practice in a clear pool to perfect your landing (and introduce gradual height, slowly, if possible), know your surroundings (including the measurements of the boat itself), and ideally have the entry-level Open Water Diving certificate, at least.

- F

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Socialize / Re: Name something that made your day suck or awesome!
« on: May 23, 2012, 03:12:04 PM »
I purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFinger KSOs (on sale) yesterday, and continued familiarizing myself with their feel today.

I was expecting a drastic change-- and perhaps some tired muscles, as was explained would probably occur... but I go barefoot so often that they seem natural, I suppose.
Regardless, they're a new love.

- F

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Women / Re: A Few Questions...
« on: May 23, 2012, 02:31:15 PM »
Perhaps, thanks... for the first couple of times, at least, I imagine that it's inexorable; that they will insist. The thought of my parents being present and observing makes me uncomfortable, though... which stands true for any family member. Ideally, going solo is my preference.

Before any of that takes place, however, I still have to track down a group, hah. There is, evidently, an illusive 40-strong assembly at Embry-Riddle, and another separate one in Daytona Beach, FL. They sound magnificent, but die when one realizes that neither have been spoken of or updated online in about a year's time.

Just my luck, too. I move away from Virginia (within reasonable distance of Primal Fitness and Urban Evolution, among various single individuals), to a place that is apparently the Bermuda Triangle for the traceur breed.  :P

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Women / Re: A Few Questions...
« on: May 23, 2012, 06:26:45 AM »
Ah, great. I don't need the assurance as much as my parents presumably will, if I ever announce an evening leave to practice with men.

I see... would they still be doing similar exercises even though they and I would likely be at different "levels"? It will take quite a bit of silent pushing to convince myself to attend, and if I am noticeably an annoyance/am holding them back, it could only further diminish confidence in returning.

Wonderful. I have been working on a number of the things you've suggested-- though it has proven frightfully difficult to locate suitable walls (without active surveillance cameras), and rails, in this area.

Outside work is definitely a high priority, but I may need to eventually recruit one or two new friends to accompany, hah.
Yeah, I will probably begin lifting some weights to build muscle, as just Parkour (and it's exercises) won't do too much more than tone and condition, I believe.

Thank you for your assistance, Akarynn; it's greatly appreciated!

- F

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Welcome! / Re: Hey
« on: May 23, 2012, 06:09:38 AM »
Hello, Gary!
A warm welcome to the forum!

- F

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Socialize / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:56:50 PM »
Fly by Blind Guardian.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6oNE2lT8R4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6oNE2lT8R4</a>

A phenomenal German power-metal band.

- F

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Nicely done; great video.

Though I can't imagine descending trousers are very beneficial, hah. They would trip me, personally, I'm sure.

- F

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Florida / Re: STICKY: Florida Parkour Intro and Contact Thread
« on: May 16, 2012, 02:45:55 PM »
Name: F
Age: 17
Location: Somewhere relatively near to Daytona Beach. I travel toward Melbourne fairly frequently, too.
Experience: None... but I sincerely hope to change that soon.

If anyone is aware of classes/instructional meet-ups within reasonable distance to the radius I mentioned, I would be very interested to hear.

- F

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I have begun to take the steps to learn Parkour and Freerunning, and am curious to see if there are any working groups, classes, or practitioners in the Volusia County (and surrounding) area of Florida.

I've read of a number of people involved around here, and a representative, but have not witnessed any noted activity online within the past year or so... Have you Volusians become an extinct creature, or are you merely quietly pursuing the art?

My best,
- F

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Women / A Few Questions...
« on: May 16, 2012, 09:43:35 AM »
I'm in highschool, and have finally decided that this summer will be dedicated to practicing my love of Parkour... I simply am uncertain of the training (particularly strength) that I should do. Biking, currently, is the dominant form of exercise that I do-- excluding recent days of various home-based things (push-ups, for one.)

If I show up at a gathering, would the men hassle me?
And might there be any groups, and/or female practitioners in the Volusia County (Daytona, New Smyrna, Ormond, Port Orange, etc-- and surrounding) area of Florida?

Thanks,
- F

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