Any other fans here?
I guess I've been a fan of this stuff for a while, but only recently found out what it really is, if that makes sense. I mean, I had seen isolated stunts being performed and only recently discovered there's like a legitimate community for it. This stuff is just absolutely amazing. Never before have I seen a sport and been immediately fascinated by it.
I love the purity of the parkour discipline. It's "a utilitarian discipline based upon the successful, swift and energy-efficient traversing of one's surrounding environment". And it's beautiful. Freerunning incorporates aesthetic flips and other non-efficient acrobatic moves and is also absolutely amazing, but for me you can't beat the elegance of parkour's efficient movement. The phrase "poetry in motion" really applies well.
G4 is currently airing a team based tournament called Jump City: Seattle and it's blowing my mind. If any of you haven't heard of this stuff before and think it sounds interesting I highly recommend checking it out.
Here's a clip from the latest episode's speed round. The other team actually were far superior but I didn't see a clip of them to post.