July 5, 2013

Parkour, POV.

You decide if this guy's video is more thrilling than my crane-crossing-the-road:



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29 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Wow! Great clip. There's not a cop anywhere who could catch this guy.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I stopped at 41 seconds.

Someone please let me know if he jumps through an open bedroom window and ends up banging some hot chick and then I'll watch the rest of it.

Inga said...

What, is he part mountain goat?!

YoungHegelian said...

I guess after all those page views this guy can forget about EVER getting a life insurance policy.

BarrySanders20 said...

Life insurance? Obama hopes this young healthy part-monkey/part-man has a health insurance policy. One that does not exclude the pre-existing condition of bat-shit crazy. Get thyself into a risk pool, son!

But that's pretty incredible video.

urban_hermit said...

I liked Dick Van Dyke on the roof in Mary Poppins better.

rhhardin said...

Doberman checking the scent of just-visited meter reader. (video)

Life is full of events.

cold pizza said...

Sure, try this at home. I double-dog dare you! Darwin is calling... -CP

Methadras said...

Parkour, Darwin's sport of choice.

MadisonMan said...

Very nice. I'm too old to do something like that however. I can throw out my back turning over in bed, after all.

William said...

Now if Kerry had spent the holiday doing this, I would accept that he has the poise and balance to bring peace to the middle east.

AprilApple said...

Part mountain goat part spider man.

I like stuff like that even if it does make me a little dizzy.

HenryB said...

This was Peter Parker, right?

Tibore said...

"You decide if this guy's video is more thrilling than my crane-crossing-the-road"

I know it's low hanging fruit to say "No contest", but honesty compels me... ;)

Now, a crane doing parkour: That would be something.

Bear said...

Looks like a first person video game, which reminded me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAhPaiajwDY

sydney said...

Was that a fish-eye lens?

tim maguire said...

Parkour done well is pretty amazing stuff. But I hate the camera work here.

Richard Dolan said...

Amazing. The credits say it was made in Cambridge. That detail reminded me of the opening scene in the Golden Compass, a Fractured Fairytales version of Paradise Lost that I had read to my kids, when Lyra and Billy were cavorting on the rooftops of Jordan College. Funny how such images can get linked.

Simon Kenton said...

Very impressive. I was doing something like this in a slot canyon in Utah, years back. Lit on a stone just wrong, and cracked one calcaneus. It still hurts each time I have to pass the annual fitness test. So gather ye rosebuds while ye may, but I cringe at projecting his aches and his pains when he's a fit medicare recipient.

I hate being old. Not so much because of the aches, but because of the ache-based knowledge that leads to me fussing about this wonderful kid and sounding just like an achey old guy.

Michael said...

Simon. Nice post.

JPS said...

Anyone else think of the "Aim for the bushes" scene in "The Other Guys"?

Lem said...

Probably Google Glass.

Nathan Mates said...

The most fun part of recent Jackie Chan movies is the outtakes at the end. I kept waiting for them.

ndspinelli said...

JPS, I didn't think of it but good observation. Funny flick.

Darleen said...

when the middle two of my 4 daughters were about 16 & 17, we went camping at Joshua Tree National Park, near some large (1-2 story) boulders. The boulders have a very rough texture ... the girls donned some gloves and procedure to climb and jump from one to another across whole ridges akin to the roof jumping on the video

They were fearless, I was scared to death.

Darleen said...

procedure = proceeded

Palladian said...

I'd love having people jumping all over my property like that.

Nichevo said...

My cremaster is still in spasm.

George said...

If you want to experience this vicariously, get the game Mirror's Edge.