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Sunday october 12th STC
Event: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum:  Scarborough » SESSIONS

Author: Radnostocles Podmunculus
Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Sunday October 12th.

2:00pm till you get tired.

Meet at STC outside Famous Players.

I wont be their but you guys need to keep up the training while I'm gone
or their will be hell to pay. I w...
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Pkdanno



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Location: Etobicoke/Toronto

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Parkour FAQ Reply with quote

A new feature on this site will be the Parkour FAQ which will serve as both an intro for rookies who don't know much about Parkour, and also a database of frequently asked questions that people can refer others to. As you can see right now I just put a placeholder for the time being as the section grows.

Being in the position I am in, and the experience I have in answering these questions, Id love to handle a lot of this section myself and really give you guys solid answers on everything I have learnt about through my various sources and from David Belles own mouth over the years.

That being said, I need some help. I need you guys to post any questions you think belong in this section and need answering. As time goes on I will answer question by question and fill up that section until we are satisfied as a community with what the site portrays. Of course, and please take note, for questions where opinions play into the answer I will be answering as such, giving people multiple areas and areas that the answer leads them to. (For example shoes come to mind..)

So below in response to this thread you can list questions you would love to see answered. Think hard so that we get all of them! If you want to answer some of the questions you pose yourself, go for it. Wink

Dan I
dan@pkto.ca
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Leo



Joined: 15 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

??? There isn't a section for my locale/There isn't a traceur in my area
!!!: Request a wedge/Build it and they will come
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HAWK



Joined: 15 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say this being completely serious:

Whats the difference between a kong and a monkey?

I know what it is, but I also know that when I joined, I had no clue what the difference was, and I think it could take away alot of confusion.
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Animus Light



Joined: 16 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the same vein as Hawk's question...

What are all the names for various techniques (English and French equivalents?

I'm pretty sure that your tutorials section will include that, but I figure it's a good idea, especially for those who travel to Parkour.NET where various terms are used (such as "catpass" as a non-UF-influenced English term for a saut de chat). I also think you should explain why some "English" techniques don't have French names, since that'll give a person better understanding.

But I definitely love what's going on with the site.
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Riotstarter_13



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: dirty shwa... the uplifted area of heightness

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Edited

Instead of linking to other peoples stuff .. why not make our own? Thats what this section is about. Thanks!

-dan)
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Les_Idees_Dadas



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: T.O./MTL

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people I know think I m completely crazy to do all these acrobatics due to the high risk of getting hurt, so for all those beginners having doubts:

Considering the risks involved in the practice, how can they be avoided, how much training is required to avoid them?
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Pk.Sage



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
Location: Barrie, Ontario

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about adding a philosophy section to the forum. It could be benifiting those who want to understand parkour better, or to get help to get into the state of mind of parkour. I also think that it would bring some interesting conversations Smile. So what do you think?

+: How do you get good distance on a kong?


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P@



Joined: 12 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PK Talk?
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Pkdanno



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Location: Etobicoke/Toronto

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill add some questions!

-Whats the best shoe for parkour?
-Can you train in the rain or snow?
-I don't understand gym training, why do people do it when parkour is outdoors?

Common guys .. continue this on...
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jonny



Joined: 16 Dec 2006
Location: Downtown Toronto

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

are [flips/etc.] parkour? why/why not? can [flips/etc.] still be used when training?

what is the purpose of parkour?

is parkour a sport? art? discipline?

how much training should be done until one should partake in "big drops"?

what is the recommended age to start parkour?

what are some helpful conditioning excersices?

i'm really interested and want to start... what should i do?

i am afraid parkour is too dangerous for me. how safe is it? how does one stay safe/ensure safety while doing parkour?

i want to start, but am worried about [age/gender/weight/physical level/etc.]... what should i do?
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Nobinsor



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: Oshawa

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Wrist/Knee/Little Toe Joint hurts, what should I do?

What safety equipment do I need?

Is wearing a backpack a good idea?

What should I be eating?

Is it okay to have an energy drink before I train?
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Halumbooka



Joined: 17 Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo/North York

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the difference between parkour and freerunning?

When should each technique be used?
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Pkdanno



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
Location: Etobicoke/Toronto

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wicked ..

Starting these and the new format of that section tonight. Keep 'em coming as they come to your minds.
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dris_186



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: Corner of Avenue Rd. + Davenport

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should I condition?

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HAWK



Joined: 15 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question that should be asked: What's the highest height I should be dropping from?
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Riotstarter_13



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: dirty shwa... the uplifted area of heightness

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use personal discresion (excuse my spelling) when jumping from hieight just be sure u can stay alive and safe when jumping from mad height... dont jump like an idoit basically
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BULLFROG



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: Brampton

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually hawks is a valid question....bit more to your answer though riotstarter...but good start.
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lordflame



Joined: 03 Jan 2007
Location: North york

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Flips allowed?


How often should you train?
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KShap



Joined: 16 Dec 2006
Location: Richmond Hill/St. Catharines

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lordflame wrote:
Are Flips allowed?
It's not so much a question of if flips are allowed as opposed to are flips parkour. Of course you can flip, who cares... i don't give two sh**s if you do a flip or not. The proper question is Are flips parkour.... which has been answered and brought up many many many times.
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jonny



Joined: 16 Dec 2006
Location: Downtown Toronto

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are the origins of parkour?
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