Ok, this is kinda random, but luckily, this is also off-topic discussion.
Parkour... it was kinda cool when it first surfaced, but now I fail to see the point. Not the act itself, per se, but the countless videos on youtube. It doesn't take long to see the full range of moves a freerunner uses. It then just boils down to using those moves in a slightly different order in a different location set to different music and a different camera angle... most nowadays try to double as art films, and... well it just seems silly.
I can only imagine these videos being relevant soley to other freerunners... but even then, there's little in the way of variation.
Still, failed parkour attempts do tend to add a lot of content to the various fail compilations about... in a way, I see parkour like I do NASCAR, or racing in general- I don't care when it goes well, I just wanna see the wrecks/faceplants.For discussion value
: How do you view parkour? If you like watching the videos, then why? If you are
a freerunner with videos on the web, why do you upload them? To just show off to friends? Hope that a talent scout of some kind comes across it and makes all your Hollywood dreams come true?
Here's what I like seeing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwrg7oAWVps
Just imagine had all these fails been... well, not
fails. Would you be impressed? Or do you find more humor in these failures and the subsequent physical pain and shame they suffer... like me? Like I said, I don't take issue with the act in of itself. It looks like a decent form of exercise, and heck, looks like it could be plenty of fun... assuming you manage to not break too many bones in the process. (In that sense, I have the same perspective on skateboarding, in-line skating, BMX/Motocross and other such things.)