Monday, September 10, 2007

free runnning >> parkour

just watched on local TV that the worries about tombstoning (jumping in to the sea from harbour wall or cliffs) have now started to include the free runners in the local areas of the south west.
I absolutely agree that all safety must be considered and informed choices made, tombstoning kills & injures people every year in the south west of england.
but some of these free runners are pushing themselves successfully to met dangerous challenges. properly managed (to not damage any people or property, etc.) free running/parkour could/should be something to be proud of.
I remember the same things being said of skateboarding 30 years ago and surfing before that and I am sure the same was said of rock-climbing and mountaineering, but these seem to have been accepted into the main stream and are probably just as dangerous.

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