Physical Graffiti: Parkour Is ...

Submitted by: VenemousCat 9 years ago in Sports

How come Parkour isn"t an Olympic sport?
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Male 180
-and Parkour is French.
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Male 220
IceKatana.. Then do it..
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Female 460
Urban ninjas.

ROFL.

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Male 61
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.
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Male 130
I wanna do this!
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Male 949
Altair would be proud.
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Male 2,506
nicely effects, i want to get better at parkour, im very amature just no where to try it
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Female 850
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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Male 889
who the hell rated this a 3
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Male 169
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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Male 293
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.
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Male 2,553
:/
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Male 483
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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Male 350
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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Male 2,121
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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Male 11
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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Male 807
As soon as competitive eating becomes a sport.
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Male 273
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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Female 631
...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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Male 602
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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Female 15,763
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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Female 511
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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Male 1,835
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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Female 694
I wish I could stuff like that but my kidneys would rebel and explode D:
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Male 602
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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Female 15,763
Not necessarily everyone, Ryan. Some people are just not going to get better than a certain point.
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Male 534
observe as i leap over handrails like a class a douche
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Male 602
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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Male 2,486
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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.

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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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Female 209
ewwww... what a horrible sport
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Female 4,028
I still wish I could do parkour really well. Seems great.
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Female 15,763
Vindi, I wanna do Parkour... it looks really really fun! D:

I`m in horrible shape though.

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Female 511
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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Female 15,763
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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Male 352
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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Male 2,582
These spazzes need to get a real hobby.
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Male 65
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