A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

Russian Climbing

Wow, this is a great video

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=515642196227308929&q=russian+climbing
Permalink Masiosare 
January 16th, 2006
Those kids who do Parkour are amazing. I don't see how they aren't injured more often.
Permalink example 
January 16th, 2006
I recently say a documentary about a group of Frenchmen preparing for a day of action on the monumental buildings of London.

Every move was carefully planned and exercised.

On average they took one major injury in the group of four or five in such an operation.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 16th, 2006
Yeah, I think it's one of those things where if you haven't been injured, you're not trying hard enough.

That said, I've seen more impressive videos than that one.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 17th, 2006
> Every move was carefully planned and exercised.
>
> On average they took one major injury in the group of four or five in such an operation.

That is not an acceptable risk in climbing (at least not the type of climbing I do).
Permalink  
January 17th, 2006
Climbing, the regular kind, involves safety cables. This doesn't.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 17th, 2006
Even free soloing (you, your hands, feet, and a bag of chalk) has a lower incindence of injury, although when they do occur they're generally more serious, and quite often fatal. It's much more "fun" than regular free climbing, though.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 17th, 2006
I'd venture to say it's less complicated though.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 17th, 2006
Cool video.
Some of it looked to me like skateboarding moves (without skateboards) and some of it looked like this clip from a movie:
http://www.killsometime.com/video/video.asp?ID=278

If anyone knows what movie it comes from, I'd love to know so I could buy a copy.
Permalink Peter 
January 18th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
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