Parkour and Freerunning

I came across some really cool videos on Parkour and Freerunning. Parkour is basically the skill or sport of clearing objects and moving quickly when chasing or running away. Parkour is basically about various vaulting techniques, landing safetly from very high drops, and landing precisely on very small surfaces. Freerunning is Parkour, except instead of trying to use the most energy efficient techniques, they try to make it look cooler by adding spins and flips, etc.

This is a good video to give you a taste:

And this is a good video to give you an idea of how they practice:

It reminds me a lot of the jumping games we used to play as kids, but taken to extremes.

2 Responses to “Parkour and Freerunning”

  1. Rundy says:

    It is amazing how strongly their actions remind me of Prince of Persia

  2. Chickenman says:

    That is the coolest thing I have seen so far because, as you said, it resembles some stunts we did in far less spectacular fashion. Now I want to tear around town like a maniac.

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