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Postby Obsidian » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:30 pm

I'm currently in the process of editing a parkour documentary, and need some examples of inaccurate or misleading articles on parkour. These can either be online, or scans from newspapers. If anyone can provide links to such articles, I'd be most grateful. Thanks! :)
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby chriseh101 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:05 pm

at a guess, look up the bbc. they are good at calling us "antisocial youths"
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Dave » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:02 pm

Finally managed to find the one I mentioned before:

http://www.northernparkour.com/files2/irlamMEN.jpg
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Obsidian » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:21 pm

That's perfect. Thanks Dave. It even mentions the words 'Daredevil craze'!

I mananged to track down a few more on the photo hosting site, Flickr. Now I just need to find some sort of promotional material for 'parkour' trainers.
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby triggernometry » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:42 pm

I love the fact they can call something a craze when its been around for fuckin' years and can take alot of work.. :lol: who doesnt love the media? :roll:
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Dave » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:07 am

Did you look at the date on the article I posted? Parkour hadn't been around for years back then.
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby triggernometry » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:13 am

No i was commenting just generally , im reading it now -
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Edit - read now , 2004? i dont know how mainstream it was back then but (i hope im not being really ignorant here) the whole concept/training french soildiors(sp) , if somethings come from that sort of background and even friends of mine who know jack about Pk say it looks like it takes a lot of skill/dedication etc its just a bit rude to call something like that a fad

just my two cents/pence tho :wink:

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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Dave » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:32 am

Practically nobody had heard of it back then, let alone knew anything accurate about it. Not even those of us who practiced it back then really understood it, and when the only contact a newspaper has with the word is acrobatics on Youtube and a few kids jumping off things, it's easy to create misunderstandings.
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby dr.havoc » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:52 pm

hey paul thought these might help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Rm_FT-NwI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjpUd1hs72A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMu22DyB4g


third one i am a bit iffy with but most of the stuff shows flips under the name parkour and other information which i think is kinda misleading and is in some cases false and is inaccurate. but please correct me if your wrong and please give me the dunce hat if so :)

and so i am not a idiot i know you need newspaper articles but if ya making a documentry if you was to look for any i would suggest those but for news paper articles i will look around :)
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby dr.havoc » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:36 am

this is a terrible arctile more aside to free running but it does not define parkour properly if you ask me http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jan/1 ... ry.uknews4
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Rob-F » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:42 am

Haha, "Gravity defying moves such as the kong vault, running cat and crane" The writers never saw any of this did they?
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby chriseh101 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:49 am

that made me laugh!
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby dr.havoc » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:56 pm

you need any more paul ???
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Obsidian » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:00 pm

No, I've got enough now. Thanks. I should have the documentary finished in the next couple of weeks. It might be a couple more weeks after that before I upload it to Youtube though. The running time will be around 40 minutes, so I'll have to split it into 4 or 5 parts.
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Rob-F » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:58 pm

Can we expect this to turn up on Dave? That'd be sweet.

When's it showing in Urbis?
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Dave » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:37 pm

Well, you can expect Dave to turn up on this, but I don't know about the other way round.
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Rob-F » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:09 am

Ha, I meant the channel :) or maybe I didn't
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby dr.havoc » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:43 am

o can't wait to see and whats Urbis ?
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:54 pm

Rob-F wrote:Haha, "Gravity defying moves such as the kong vault, running cat and crane" The writers never saw any of this did they?


I hate that phrase. "To defy gravity" makes no fucking sense!!!!

Are people so moronic to have to use this to explain how somebody can perform a jump? As if it's the only explanation - that a person can only jump so far by changing the laws of physics ... nothing to do with natural ability, years of training, leg-strengthening exercises, conditioning, countless practice jumps??

Also how does "defying gravity" work? Is it a matter of running up, leaping into the air, flicking a switch on a remote control in your pocket, then floating off with no downward force, and then flicking it back on slowly in order to return to the ground safely!?
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Re: Bad parkour newspaper articles

Postby PositiveResults » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:28 am

Ben wrote:
Rob-F wrote:Haha, "Gravity defying moves such as the kong vault, running cat and crane" The writers never saw any of this did they?


I hate that phrase. "To defy gravity" makes no fucking sense!!!!

Are people so moronic to have to use this to explain how somebody can perform a jump? As if it's the only explanation - that a person can only jump so far by changing the laws of physics ... nothing to do with natural ability, years of training, leg-strengthening exercises, conditioning, countless practice jumps??

Also how does "defying gravity" work? Is it a matter of running up, leaping into the air, flicking a switch on a remote control in your pocket, then floating off with no downward force, and then flicking it back on slowly in order to return to the ground safely!?


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That is a very good point :)
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