For all of you haters who watched Tech Chop Episode 12 and didn't think I would ever go out and do some free running then you are sadly mistaken my friends! That's right, the other day I went to the beach in Carlsbad, CA and my wife caught this epic video of me doing some free running!
What? What is freerunning you say? Well let me just say that it is probably one of the most bad ass things you will ever see. In fact, it is so bad ass, you see it a lot in movies these days. You saw freerunning in Casino Royale, in Die Hard With a Vengeance and there was even a B-Rated action flick called Freerunner.
Freerunning (or free running) is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as freerunners (or practitioners, though this is a generic term used for freerunning and parkour), use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, and adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics, such as street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving. It is commonly practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas (such as cities or towns) that are cluttered with obstacles.
So anyway, here is my fat ass doing my first attempt at freerunning that I posted on Facebook:
You like that huh? No? Okay, here is a video of some real free runners for you haters!
Alright, I'll agree that my pathetic display is nowhere near as cool as those guys. Maybe after I practice a little more and lose about 50lbs I will get there. :-)
To make me feel better though, here is a video of some freerunning/parkour fails!
Yup, that made me feel better. At least I didn't tear my nut sack at the beach!
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