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    Wow. Exillerating. What an athlete.

    It's great when your body feels at one with everything, which is kinda how you need to feel to do that imo.

    It must be akin to the force?!

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    Free running? Definitely man. This looks like tons of fun, and all you need is some grippy shoes and something to jump on heh. I think the french called it parkour. I want to get some of those shoes, they've got lots of extra grip you need to fly off walls.

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    Why do you think they have to be istp because they jump off walls? Either way, cool.

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    Well, according to le wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour)

    Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency.
    I guess that seems pretty ISTp, but, I'd like to see everyone do this. It's good for em

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    Holy crap, I was just thinking about this yesterday.
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    I'm sure i've seen it in a music video, or a television advert recently. It looks pretty cool. Lots of practice tho, but fun, and those moments in mid air when your falling would be awesome

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    I've always liked that kind of thing, and I've trained-practiced some acrobatics when I danced. Awesome things, I wish I could dedicate my life to this kind of stuff rather than to study bla bla
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I've always liked that kind of thing, and I've trained-practiced some acrobatics when I danced. Awesome things, I wish I could dedicate my life to this kind of stuff rather than to study bla bla
    Woudn't it be great if we could live different lives at the same time..like 3 different 24hour stretches all going on at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I've always liked that kind of thing, and I've trained-practiced some acrobatics when I danced. Awesome things, I wish I could dedicate my life to this kind of stuff rather than to study bla bla
    Me too man. This to me seems almost like the best method to train against a very wide variety of things, physical and mental. Also, I should mention that apperently, free running and parkour look similar but have very different philosophies. Parkour stresses efficiency above all else, but free running seems stress acrobatics and freedom of expression.

    Cyclops: Looks like now we have to move to france for awhile.

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    I'm picturing myself jumping from a roof--and totally missing the other roof. splat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    Me too man. This to me seems almost like the best method to train against a very wide variety of things, physical and mental. Also, I should mention that apperently, free running and parkour look similar but have very different philosophies. Parkour stresses efficiency above all else, but free running seems stress acrobatics and freedom of expression.

    Cyclops: Looks like now we have to move to france for awhile.
    Could do. I reckon we should move country to country and master some sort of physical technique in/of each one, wether it ninja style, samurai style, fell running style, free running style, also.. France is good for a 'booze cruise'

    Booze cruise is an English colloquial term for a brief trip from Britain to France or Belgium with the intent of taking advantage of lower prices, and buying personal supplies of (especially) alcohol or tobacco in bulk quantities.[1] Within limits, this is a legally acceptable process and should not be confused with smuggling.
    It's always smuggling.

    Or we could just hang out in a tent in the Highlands, or chill out at the Delta commune.

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    Here's Parkour:


    Cyclops: There's nothing like finishing a long hard day with a beer or four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    Here's Parkour:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHFWmXOKvbE

    Cyclops: There's nothing like finishing a long hard day with a beer or four.
    Jumping from ledge to ledge, block to block. Its like a real life computer hero.

    I reckon I could do that, althogh should I do it before or after beer or four? On my way home, quicker than the bus!

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    Wish I knew how! Seems like a very useful skill, especially if there was a fire, or you needed to break into a castle, etc. Or if the stairs were crowded. Gives me chills just watching this! Yet they look so calm.
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    Yeah that video is quite old i remember showing it to my friends. Back then David Belle was the pro at it. He was the one doing the mega jump in that video (i think it was for a coke ad or something).



    That kind of thing was featured in the latest James bond. Damn it im trying to remember a film clip that has it but i cant remember the name. eek.
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    I know I'd do this stuff all day long if I had the ability. Thanks for posting.

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    My dream career would be stuntwoman. Too bad I probly missed my window, seeing that I'm already in my mid-30s .
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    Quote Originally Posted by iAnnAu View Post
    My dream career would be stuntwoman.
    My ISTp friend went to stunt school. He trained under the guy who worked on the matrix i think he said. Nothing eventuated but he enjoyed it. You should have peed on them, would have been funny!

    Actually the other day i climbed along these rocks at the beach at nightime (out really far which could be considered dangerous) and i turned around to see security guards using flashlights in the distance looking out towards me. I think someone from the nearby appartment complex said i was tresspassing or something. So i climbed along the side of the rocks and avoided them. I was ready to leg it from them if they saw me. I told my ISFj mum that story and she doesn't even think i was doing anything wrong.
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    Yeah, this is definitely rad.

    I've got the physique for this type of thing, but I would definitely have to work on my flexibility first.
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    That was fucking awesome.

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    I think its quite likely David Belle is Sli. The following paragraph fits perfectly i think

    "An important characteristic of parkour is efficiency. Practitioners move not only as fast as they can, but also in the least energy-consuming and most direct way possible. This characteristic distinguishes it from the similar practice of free running, which places more emphasis on freedom of movements, such as acrobatics. Efficiency also involves avoiding injuries, short and long-term, part of why parkour's unofficial motto is être et durer (to be and to last)."
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    Yeah the guy definitely sounds efficiency focused. I don't know, I really like it but I think i'd need someone to motivate me to do it.


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