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@NOS- really nice looking boxes and precision trainers. are you the guys who had camp ramps come and put together a gym?
Thanks man.

Nope, we're not that rich, lol.
That was a top Bollywood actor that got them to come down and convert his old penthouse into his personal parkour gym. Then he got Danny Illabaca to come down to train him in his new playground as well.

Ah Darn! Sorry!
Okay, fixed it, should work now.
Actually, it won't work if you simply copy-paste the link, but after you've pasted it into your browser, try deleting and re-typing some characters in the link and then hit enter, and it should come up.
I tried troubleshooting for a while but I have no idea why we're getting this anomaly, so this is just a quick workaround.

We did need to reinforce ours, we were jumping down on them from pretty significant heights at the performance  ;D
Fair enough. ;D

Okay, I apologise for the misunderstanding. I didn't say that David has completely, absolutely stopped doing parkour. No practitioner can ever completely give up doing what he loves. By 'retired' I meant that he has pretty much given up practicing it hardcore like he used to, which is what he says himself.

But that doesn't mean he doesn't do a precision or two when he spots a gap in the sidewalk when walking from his house to his guitar classes, does it? ;) :P
It's like the saying - You can take the man away from parkour, but you cannot take the parkour away from the man.

Hang on for a while, let me locate that article for you. It was an interview he did with an Australian Parkour website around the same time B13-U came out. I think even APK posted a copy of that on their news section.
He says a lot of things in it, but the gist of it is that he's done with parkour for now.

Found it. Here it is.

Once. I was practicing 7ft precisions onto sidewalk curbs. Not very exciting, eh?
I just told the security guy that I was getting some exercise in between my time doing research. I asked him to join me. He bailed on a 4ft precision. Then we both laughed and he left.
Hahaha, that was epic.
Gotta try it myself sometime.

(We travel 3D while the rest of the world meanders by in only 1...  how boring must they try to be?)
Another epic line from this thread. I'm totally gonna start using this as my sig.

Pshhht! You don't need to go through all that trouble just to make a vault box.  ;D

When I was making mine, I asked my carpenter if we needed to add a reinforcing wooden frame inside. He said it wasn't necessary, and the way he would make it, it would be strong enough to take a lot of impact. So all we did was take some plywood sheets and join them together, overlapping each other, and secured them with nails and long screws. We've been jumping on it a lot (not just vaulting over it), and it seems to stand its ground.

While I don't really have any construction diagrams or blueprints of the thing, I guess one look at these pictures will make its construction clear.

Seems that APK have disabled uploading attachments with posts.
Put the pictures on my site instead.
Here are the links:
This is what the finished box looks like.

More pictures:

Hasn't anyone here read Dilution by Blane?
He pretty much answers the OP's questions, and even corroborates with what he has to say on some points.

I remember reading in both Blane's article as well as watching it in some DB interview where he says he hasn't had any knee/joint problems in all his years doing parkour. But who knows if he was telling the truth or he said that just to save face?
After all, as my friend always points out, DB, Seb, and the older Yamakasi guys have all gone inactive these days, we haven't seen any new spectacular videos of them lately, have we? Some of them have moved on to a teaching role, whereas DB has completely retired from parkour, although he cites different reasons for it. But what if age has finally caught up with them? Or what if, even if they choose not to admit it publicly, their joints have started answering them for all the years of abuse?

Pics & Vids / Gone Shopping
« on: November 22, 2009, 09:01:54 PM »
We made this video in support for Sandbag's recent Climate Change Campaign One Giant Leap Global Parkour Jam on Sep 26th.
It's a short film with a powerful message.
Sandbag liked it so much that they also aired it along with other jam footages from around the world at their own jam at the IMAX, London.

Pics & Vids / Re: Music in Parkour Videos?
« on: November 22, 2009, 08:53:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys.

But unfortunately I do not have the time to watch stuff the way Adam described as much as you guys do.

"Or, you could try to use lesser known signed artists that may not show up on the radar."
That's exactly what I'm trying to figure out - how/where should I find these lesser known artists? How do you search for them? Okay, youtube is one option, anyone got any other sources?
(Because I really don't have the time to watch stuff on youtube all day just so I can stumble upon a piece of music I think will fit a particular video I'm editing).

Or does anyone know of any other place similar to the newgrounds audio portal where lesser known artists congregate and post their stuff for peer review and free download?

Any help on this will be appreciated.

Pics & Vids / Re: 4 Beers left
« on: November 22, 2009, 08:47:09 PM »
Hahahaha, that was a pretty sweet video guys! You've got some awesome places to train. And great flow.
An english translation would be nice though. Also, the ability to download the video if someone wants to add it to his parkour video collection. ;)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: GPS based games, great for parkour :)
« on: November 22, 2009, 08:45:07 PM »
but then I was thinking of putting a geocache somewhere only a traceur can reach, or think of going....
Heh, sounds like Assassin's Creed to me. ;D
(collecting the flags)

Pics & Vids / Music in Parkour Videos?
« on: November 19, 2009, 04:25:55 AM »
Say, where do you guys get the music to put in your parkour videos? I mean, you need to find free, legit music to add to your videos now that youtube mutes out all copyrighted music from the big labels.

I've been using this place
to get my background scores but I need more varied stuff and they don't have an adequate amount of tracks.

Care to share your sources people?

Pics & Vids / Re: you think his knee's survived!
« on: November 19, 2009, 04:22:40 AM »
Dude was probably thinking he was Cyril Rafaelli when he did that.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Diving Into Parkour's Internet Past
« on: November 17, 2009, 04:42:16 AM »
Amazing how much has changed over the years in the parkour/freerun world!

As for that 'Future of Parkour' series - forget publishing it as a novel, it should totally be made into a movie! Would turn out to be a lot better one than what we get today in the name of parkour movies.

Question: does anyone know of any actual parkour historians, like in the academic sense?  I'd love to talk to one, just out of curiosity. 
I'm pretty sure a few of you would qualify for that post a few years from now, there are so many guys in the American scene that are knowledgeble about the history of pk.  ;) ;D

Well if it works for you, then nothing like it! :)

In a bid to cut down on accidents and make our roads safer, Mumbai Police and the Mumbai High Court recently issued a directive that said that anyone caught talking on their cellphones or listening to music, even if not in direct contact with their devices but using headphones or handsfree instruments would have their driving licences confiscated immediately, with a chance of imprisonment for up to 6 months and a hefty fine.
They feel that you should be completely aware of your surroundings and environment while driving, and listening to the sounds of the roads and other vehicles, etc. is an integral part of being aware, which cellphone usage or listening to music tends to take away, and also distracts you from your task at hand.

Can't the same parallels be drawn for parkour practice as well? ;) Like Corndogg said, you have to listen to your obstacles, listen to the amount of sound you make while moving, etc.

Not to mention you can't roll with a device dangling from your ears and pockets without fear of crushing them (as people have mentioned above).

That being said, I'd like to have the ability to listen to some light music in a lower volume while training, but I prefer to avoid doing that for the reasons mentioned above.

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