We haven’t ever jumped out of planes or moving cars or skateboarded on handrails or even gone bungee jumping. Have you?
Parkour takes a lot more coordination, awareness and agility than these other activities. Founded in France by David Belle, the focus of Parkour is to move through an urban or natural environment as efficiently as possible. It’s sort of like extreme gymnastics (and jumping) with a bunch of concrete obstacles. (Michael Scott tries it on The Office… you can imagine how that goes)
This video gets a bit goofy towards the end, but it’s quite remarkable. Wish we could flip around like that and jump off buildings without so much as a sprained ankle.
Is that guy with the rollerblades kidding?
We have gone slacklining. It’s pretty fun(ny). Sébastien Montaz-Rosset combined rock climbing, slacklining and tightrope walking to create the insanity that is highlining. They then took extreme to another level all together. They combined base jumping (jumping off high places with a parachute) and highlining and did all sorts of crazy things. To say this video, the trailer to their film about the sport, is incredible, would be an understatement.
Were you under the impression that only Superman could fly?
Watch an excerpt of the film here.