I dont know if this qualifias as a sport but its sure alot of fun..
For those of you who dont know what it's bacicly rinning around jumping over fences and over rooftops ect.
Its a really good social sport too;), i would advice everyone to take a look into it
Of course it's a sport, actually it's and extreme-sport. One of the greatest outdoor (or indoor also) sports.
Me and my friends hold this parkour-team, that we are planning on making own homepages too. It will contain lots of videos of our tricks and of course many pictures also.
I live in Finland, where Parkour has had a big footstep on media: It's on newspaper, TV, internet, just about everywhere. Even I was in one TV-news where they introduced Parkour to people.
It's a shame though that in Finland there are not many good "spots" to practice. For example, I have to travel to Helsinki to get some good tricks coming (it's the nearest city for me to go to).
Some things that might give advantage comparing other newbies, is the other hobbies that you may have. A person who has never done parkour before might beat some other person on tricks if he/she has done wallclimbing or acrobatics or maybe Capoeira.
...This message went a little long, but as far as I know, it's only a good thing. The subject was close to me anyways.
That's great fun! Do you ever jump in bushes as well?? I totally love it...My roommate and I climb fences a lot. and rails. And chase trains...not really. But yeah, great fun.
I have to admit that I haven't made my quota in bush-jumping... That sounds like fun though but where would I find a bush to jump? Only bushes here are on people's front yard.
Now that I think of it, I do jump on snow very much on winter. Maybe that's just like it, or at least close of it. In Finland there's snow on ground quite long, comparing to some other countries. That means more time to jump and throw vaults.
Parkour is a very intense and vibrating activity....
i've tried it several times in diferent places it gives us a sense of freedom and power.
i've really enjoyed it.
this year i want to become more proeficient in it.
Yeah parkour is pretty cool to look at, some stuff is quite impressive... personally I don't feel like jumping from heights onto concrete though: I've had a lot of knee troubles after all.
I prefer tricking.
I've seen some videos of this and it looks like great fun, although I don't think I'm agile enough to pull it off. I'd probably give it a go though, and end up in hospital.