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Parkour In Canberra

By Ntp 26 June 2007 9

What is Parkour? Well remember the opening scene in Casino Royal were Bond is chasing the baddie all over the place jumping of all sorts of obstacles? Or the recent fast food ad where the bloke runs, jumps, leaps his way to the “restaurant” before the breakfast menu closes? Well that’s Parkour.

After watching a recent Youtube addition by local parkour exponent RoninConan I did a little searching and discovered that the Australian Parkour Association has a Canberra chapter that holds classes. Canberra Parkour practitioners also featured on Stateline last year.

Below is some impressive footage of some locals showing off their talents from a few months back.

Stuntprincess has brought our attention to some AWESOME parkour footage from the Canberra short film The Transit which I’ve embeded below.

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Woody Mann-Caruso 10:37 pm 27 Jun 07

I can do that, but I don’t want to.

Myrmecia 9:58 pm 27 Jun 07

Absolutely magnificent! The scaling of bare vertical walls is as good as any I have seen on overseas parkour videos. Makes me more proud to be a Canberran than anything else I have seen out of this city this year. I’m 58 and wish – oh I wish – I knew about this stuff when I was a kid. Dammit – I’m going to practise some – just don’t watch me, will you.

Danman 7:11 am 27 Jun 07

still awesome pakour or whatever its called – I just thought it was a bunch of people running from an unknown assailant – no fancy names or whatever.

Would have been cool to be on location – they would have needed a cherry picker for some of those shots I think….

Tack 5:32 pm 26 Jun 07

Oh! My aching joints……

Ntp 5:00 pm 26 Jun 07

That it has but it’s a far better example of what can be done so up it went

Danman 4:58 pm 26 Jun 07

2nd one has been on yotube for a while – I found it in the danman early days of yotube

Ntp 11:20 am 26 Jun 07

Thanks for the link – I’ve embeded it now. v cool!

stuntprincess 11:13 am 26 Jun 07

embedding didn’t work. Here’s the link – check it out, pretty awesome parkour scene.

stuntprincess 11:11 am 26 Jun 07

Parkour scene from The Transit a short film shot in Canberra. Parkour is around Belco.

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