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Date: 09/25/08 10:13 PM

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  1. Profile photo of VenemousCat
    VenemousCat Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    Link: Physical Graffiti: Parkour Is ... - How come Parkour isn`t an Olympic sport?
  2. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    These spazzes need to get a real hobby.
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    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    Parkour could not be a sport, let alone an Olympic one. As far as I know, there is no scoring or rating system. It is about freedom, and about not being judged or told what to do... About not following rules, boundaries, or regulations. So that answers you question I hope, that I assume was a question based on the question mark at the end.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    I think it`s not in the Olympics because it would be impossible to accurately judge. The fundamental part of Parkour is that it`s spontaneous and on whatever terrain is found.

    But for it to be judged and given a quantitative value, then it would be like... gymnastics...

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    Vindicate Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    Parkour is for everyone... who is in excellent physical condition and doesn`t mind taking their life into their hands to jump around on buildings.... so maybe not everyone then >.>
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    Vindi, I wanna do Parkour... it looks really really fun! D:

    I`m in horrible shape though.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    I still wish I could do parkour really well. Seems great.
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    beehappy Female 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    ewwww... what a horrible sport
  9. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    "
    These spazzes need to get a real hobby."

    Ah, like, making models of airplanes, so they can get fat and out of shape too.

    This is a real hobby, practically as real as it gets.

    "
    Parkour is for everyone... who is in excellent physical condition and doesn`t mind taking their life into their hands to jump around on buildings.... so maybe not everyone then >.>"

    They weren`t born in great shape, they had to work for it. It is for everyone, everyone that isn`t too lazy to get off their ass and dedicate themself if they want to try it.

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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    Wouldn`t making parkour an Olympic sport go against what parkour is? I thought it was purely a way just go get to point a to point b with no limit. Urban freeflow maybe as its usually more flippy, but the problem still arises. Maybe if they had a city wide race :3.
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    observe as i leap over handrails like a class a douche
  12. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    Not necessarily everyone, Ryan. Some people are just not going to get better than a certain point.
  13. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    Opie, parkour is 1% talent, 9% strength and 90% mental. The mind is limitless, so if you believe you can, you will almost always get better at parkour. Maybe at one point you will reach a limit to how high you can jump, or how fast you can run, but there will still be no limit on parkour, because those 2 things only matter to a certain extent.
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    Kisato Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    I wish I could stuff like that but my kidneys would rebel and explode D:
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    this looks fun. but umm. a little dangerous haha. did anyone else think led zeppelin when they saw (meta)physical graffiti?
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    Vindicate Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    90% mental, until you bash your head in on a cement sidewalk from a bad jump, right? True, they have to work to get where they are now, but it`s still not for everyone. There is some amount of balance and coordination required before you can attempt it. And those that don`t have those basic skills are S.O.L. Not to mention that not everyone wants to risk life and limb for an art. Painting is just as artistic and significantly less dangerous to boot.

    But that`s my two cents. Feel free to disagree all you like.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    True, Cman.

    And there will always be those who had a knack for it and rise above the rest. Of course, this means they probably practice more too, and their drive is deeper.

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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2008 at 12:01 am
    Vindicate, that`s why you`re not retarded and you don`t do this stuff until you`re sure you can. There are safe areas where you can practice an otherwise dangerous move, and once you perfect it, you can attempt it outside. Also, injuries come mostly from carelessness, and the balance comes with practice, it`s not a prerequisite.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 12:05 am
    ...that was some of the weakest free running i think i`ve ever seen..

    omg! you can kong hop

    and jump to lower structures..

    sad..

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    Zoto Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 12:12 am
    nice editing and animation, weak parkour compared to others.

    it looks like it would be interesting to try, but i don`t have near as many balls as those guys do. it would be neat if it were something I could do. but, i think it`s a half-baked idea for me, really. i`m lazy, so i don`t think it`d be worth the work.

    </expose?>

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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 1:02 am
    As soon as competitive eating becomes a sport.
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    WyteBoi Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 1:38 am
    This won`t become an olympic sport, much like motorcross and freestyle bmx never did. That`s what the x games are for. It would be gay if it were an organized sport. For example, pads, lower obstacles. That`s like saying skateboarding is cooler in the x games than it is in real life.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 5:24 am
    I nearly broke my knee trying out parkour. I was basically rolling over a bar and when I put my foot down my shoes gripped the floor and I kept turning. Couldn`t walk for half an hour... That put me off
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    deanmalenko Male 18-29
    351 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 6:11 am
    danthew,.. probably ruptured your anterior crucial ligament.. happened to me ( not doing parcour) ask your doc for help.. you might not notice it yet if your leg/knee muscles are strong but it can lead to bone damage and a stiff knee
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    thestringy Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 6:15 am
    parkour isnt an olympic sport because its not competitive at all. It is entirly to do with overcoming mental and physical barriers, rather than trying to be better than the next guy

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 8:07 am
    :/
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    Isobar Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 8:55 am
    Hey Negative_One, you ever see a movie recently that has people doing these kinda stunts? Well guess what, it`s those spazzes making thousands of dollars for doing something unique, and talented. I`d say it`s more than a hobby to them, it`s their job too.
  28. Profile photo of B0R3DoM
    B0R3DoM Male 13-17
    169 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 10:04 am
    Parkour is being confused with free running here.... Parkour = moving from A -> B as quickly and efficently as possible (like the martial art of running away) Free running = Backflips and probable death. I`m good at the former and to feart (scottish for afraid) to try the former.
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    who the hell rated this a 3
  30. Profile photo of Gunit1
    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    850 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    So...It`s teens jumpin fences and up buildings? With training of course. And a name for bein a tard and jumpin off buildings... Ya...Great sport
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    nicely effects, i want to get better at parkour, im very amature just no where to try it
  32. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Altair would be proud.
  33. Profile photo of IceKatana
    IceKatana Male 13-17
    130 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    I wanna do this!
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    lambo54 Male 13-17
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    September 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    Because there are already olympic events that require way more precision, balance, and strength. Although I bet one of these days Parkour parks start showing up.
  35. Profile photo of jenneh
    jenneh Female 13-17
    460 posts
    September 26, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    Urban ninjas.

    ROFL.

  36. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
    220 posts
    September 27, 2008 at 12:56 am
    IceKatana.. Then do it..
  37. Profile photo of FreshMint
    FreshMint Male 18-29
    181 posts
    September 27, 2008 at 2:52 am
    -and Parkour is French.

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