Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

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Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:07 am

As some of you will already know, Dave & I have been putting together a bit of a documentary about parkour. We have tried our very best to ensure that the information contained within it is as accurate as possible. Anyway, have a look and judge for yourself. It's fairly long, so I've split it into 4 parts for Youtube. If you're featured in it, then I will burn you a DVD copy too :)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The video is available to watch in HD, although Youtube still seems to display high definition videos quite jumpy, unless you watch them in the early hours of the morning when their servers aren't busy.

Download parts 1 to 4 here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IM11UPQU
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TVYY05OK
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CLEH8HFA
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MU6LLR8F

Keep an eye out in the next few days for one monster download of the whole thing.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby TysonCecka » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:05 am

This is fantastic.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Lewisr » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:26 pm

great work guys. A natural Dave :wink: finally something decent to give people an insight into Parkour!!
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby chriseh101 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:57 pm

Should give a copy to the UMIST security guards that move us on... maybe they would approach us differently after watching this, and realising what we actually are doing. 8)
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby ne_freerunners » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:09 pm

i agree after seeing it they my just let us train instead of moving us off. great documentry one of the best documentrys iv seen on parkour. gives alot more information were as jump london and jump britain was more about showing off big spectacular jumps.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby NightmareNinja117 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:00 pm

that was really good.
great job guys :D
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Bainio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:39 pm

Monstrous effort guys. Congrats on this, the amount of effort and dedication gone into it really comes through.

Excellent overall message conveyed. Some really good thinking points

Really miss my training in Manchester now, from back in the day!
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby gaz » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:47 pm

me too dude.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:20 pm

Paul & Dave - thanks ever so much for this. It's the best thing we've ever seen in parkour, you both did a fantastic job.

The words used in this to descibe the feelings we get, how we analyse the obstacles we encounter every day and how we plan and risk assess the process of overcoming them, they're just perfect.

Thousands of people have watched this so far, and it's only been online a few days. I'm sure it'll be in its hundreds of thousands like the conditioning one.

100% spot on.

P.S. Great to see my name in the credits ;) Could I get a copy of it on DVD please, Paul?
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:43 am

Thanks everyone. Owen and Gaz, we should organise a Manchester reunion training session at some point in the near future. It would be good to get everyone back together again :)

I'll bring a DVD along for you on saturday, Ben.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby gaz » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:53 pm

the word reunion makes us seem so old :?
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Scorpia » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:53 pm

That was amazing, great effort guys. it cleared up most of my misconceptions and helped me understand Parkour more.
its quite important for people who are new to this to understand what their doing.
now i finally know what to say to people who ask me :D
If i fal 100X an giv up do u thnk im evr gona get up. bt if i fail i wil try again, n gain n gain, jst kno its nt th end. it matrs hw im gona fnish. am i gona fnish strng
i wil fnd tht strenth 2 gt bak up. cause i mst lurn hw 2 fal be4 i cn lurn hw 2 fly
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby PositiveResults » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:43 pm

Truly inspirational
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Luke_Pitt » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:06 pm

I approve.

For the next one, see if you can get it shorter (convey the information more efficiently) and maybe say a bit more about the relation of the physical side to the mental side, and how the physical training illustrates to your mind that obsticles you didn't think were passable an be overcome, and makes you look at the world differently.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby mcquade » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:10 pm

The jumpyness on youtube typically comes from you're pc not being able to process the video fast enough. Youtubes servers are more than capable of their demands.
I found if I opened a few tabs in the internet browser the HD video went glitchy. Simply restarting the browser solved things.

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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Rob-F » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:06 pm

Or to go back to plain ol' high quality by adding &fmt=18 to the end of the address
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby israaraujo » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:39 pm

Very nice film. I'm making subtitles to portuguese, so people from Brasil can enjoy more of this film.

I realy liked this one.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:21 pm

Israaraujo, let me know if you need a copy of the script to help you with the translation. It's also currently being translated into Polish and Italian :)

For anyone who wants to download the whole thing as a 720p HD quicktime, here's the link to the 950MB file:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EWBRPJ5T
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Chris Clough » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:08 pm

I just watched the video during college,
i though it was great and helped me understand more about the true meaning of parkour...
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Leeroybrownjr » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:48 am

Nice work guys... I especially liked Pauls K Swiss moment tehe
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