Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
What is parkour? Wikipedia says: "Parkour is a utilitarian discipline based upon the direct, successful, swift traversing of one's surrounding environment via the practical application of techniques, based around the concept of self-preservation." ...that's great, Wikipedia, way to bore people. I've heard it called "urban gymnastics". Some people like to think they are practicing running away from evil (or good!) people, like in James Bond. I prefer to think of it as turning the world into my own personal playground!
I've booked an instructor from Parkour Visions to come and give a lesson. My hope is to facilitate a safe and supportive environment for anyone who has an interest in this activity! Even if you have no experience with parkour, or if you aren't very active, you are welcome to come! Last year a friend of mine came and his only recent activity was chasing his 3 year old around a playground - he took it slow, but had a great time .
We'll meet at Freeway Park (Google Maps) at 1pm on Thursday, August 25th.
You should bring:
Comfortable sports clothing. You may want long pants/shirts to protect from concrete abrasion. (I tend not to - to warm!)
Shoes that are flexible and low to the ground (hugely padded sneakers are not the best idea).
Plenty of liquid!
Lets do it! If you have any questions, toss them my way .
A few important caveats/disclaimers/etc:
You are responsible for your own comfort level and safety. I don't know first-aid, but I do know the number for 911. Act accordingly.
If you're from a foreign country, look into medical insurance! BC travel insurance will cost $18 if you ignore all of the extras, and I think it's worth the peace-of-mind at the very least.
Bringing in an instructor costs money. I don't mind fronting the cost, or even paying for most of it - I'm organizing this for my love of self-propelled motion. However, if you want to slip me a donation when you see me I wouldn't complain .