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Socialize / Re: My other hobbie.
« on: September 16, 2006, 08:03:59 PM »
wow man two seconds your reaction time must suck idk how you do pk or drive a car lol.

It took me longer than that to shut off the music some computer was playing, once.

That computer kept on playing its music for a full two seconds after I had exhausted the last of my reasonable solutions. By which I mean, I was holding its power cord in my hand and staring at the end of it (plugged into nothing) while the music kept playing.

Good capacitors inside that machine. The next time I started it up there was a hammer on the table beside me, "just in case" ;)

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Practice both sides
« on: September 16, 2006, 07:24:39 PM »
Yeah me too, I been practicing both sides from the beginning.  Rolls, vaults, and jumping off my opposite leg just so everytihng is as balanced as can be.

Have you found it easier, when switching sides for vaults, to also reverse the left-right of the other things your body is doing?

For instance; I was going over some of the horizontal railing that sometimes separate the wider stairs, and I noticed that whenever I put my feet to the left (I'm still new, so I've started out my practicing with going 'sideways' over the railing), I always ended up controlling my fall so I wouldn't get hurt after failing. I could still do it well on the right, though, so I began looking at what foot I led with on the approach, what hands were placed where, and I asked Rickety to keep an eye on my leap and tell me what leg I was leaving the ground with.

I tried reversing all those, but none of it seemed to help discernibly.

The placement of my hands, especially, is circular; my legs go over to my right, and I end up facing to my right, but instead of just turning that way as I go over (90 degrees), I've found that it's more natural to turn 270 degrees in the opposite direction (which makes it very hard to see whether my legs are attaining a safe height, since in the first moment of that leap I'm turning away from the right). My right hand goes onto the railing, but the thumb is wrapped around the top bar at first; my left hand is just laid flat on the top bar. My right hand is on the inside of the circle that I'm turning.

I suspect that I'm just better at the right side, currently. I tried the same move on a wall (of the same height, or about my waist), at Rickety's suggestion, but with the goal of lighting atop said wall instead of hopping over it (it was a foot or two wide, I think, and the other side wasn't even a foot beneath the top of the wall, being a garden with tiny jagged cacti teeth sprouting up). First was the left side, and I barely made it up on the closer half of the top of the wall. Then, for the right side, I decided to move a few feet to the side where there was some clear space with just gravel before the cacti, "just in case".

I never even grazed the concrete/brick of the wall.

I did feel the gravel, when I landed on it (on my back), and upon turning a bit to look around I saw some cacti within an inch or two of my waist (left side). It made me glad I had taken the precaution of moving sideways a bit; I wasn't even trying to reach the garden, my intent was just to get up on top of the wall, but I somehow spun up and overshot it.

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Welcome! / Re: Welcome Thread - New Members please announce here!
« on: September 16, 2006, 05:48:33 PM »
southern AZ, with Rickety, Rek, and over half a dozen others.

first heard of Parkour about 5 days ago, spent most of my youth training, spent most of my life since then being trained by society and family to NOT move that way, spent some of today (the last 3-4 hours) practicing some simple stuff

It'll be interesting to see how fast I can remember how I used to move :)

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