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Old 09-05-2008, 08:04 AM
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on many parkour websites and all of the pepole i have spoken to say start with the basics but my question is what are the basics to start with? what did you do when you started?
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:00 AM
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I did the completely wrong thing when i started and i wish now that i hadn't.

When i first started there was a main place that most people went to and it had a techniques page. I spent the first half a year or so trying to perfect the techniques as seen on this page.
That was my mistake, to focus on techniques.

When new people come to me in my area, they tend to have a basic knowledge of some of the vaults from seeing them in videos from the limited research they've done. That's fine.
The problem comes when people try to focus on perfecting techniques almost like a checklist; 'to become better at parkour i must tick off each of these techniques to say i've done them perfectly' WRONG!
Use what you may have seen in videos as a basis sure, but don't try to copy it exactly.
When i guide people into a good way to start practising for parkour, i take them to a nice wall or rail, simple waist height, and tell them to just vault over it. Then i ask them to see if they can do it faster. Through this you tend to try and incorporate ideas from what you may have seen people do. I then suggest ways they can practise to make things faster i.e. split foot take off on some things, etc.
An important thing to realise is that there is no perfect way to do something. The reason for this is that every obstacle is different, everything presents a different challenge. You have to be able to adapt what you learn at that simple wall/rail into situations where something is different i.e. the take off/landing is not simply flat.
To sum up and answer your question. The only basic to start with is movement and adaption. Don't fill your mind with notiens of set techniques.

[please note, when i say take examples from what you see in video, there are a lot of videos out there, some contain some really good stuff, others some complete rubbish, find a decent video from someone known to move in an efficient way; i'd suggest watching blane's videos]
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:16 PM
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thank you so much for that cheers
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:02 AM
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out of interest bloo was it the techniques page on uf?
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:32 AM
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it doesn't matter what it was or where it what. It's the principle.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:09 PM
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i was only asking
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:14 PM
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asking a question that is not relevant
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:22 AM
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did not claim it was relavent.

claimed it was "out of interest"
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:58 AM
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then what place does it have in this topic?
not relevant = offtopic
offtopic = not wanted.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:16 PM
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and as a moderator surely you should delete spam and inform the user. not continue to add shite to the topic? ....

slightly idiotic
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