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/xs/ is a place to discuss all types of extreme sports and similar physical activities, which include (but are not limited to) skydiving, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, bungee-jumping, parkour, BMX & mountain biking, airsoft, paintball, etc.

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Now that /asp/ has been resurrected as /xs/, it's time for a parkour thread. I've been getting back into parkour the last couple months and I have to say I missed it as much as I missed old /asp/. Where are you at with your training? How have you been working around the lockdown chains of Corona-chan? How much do you apply the utilitarian Hébertist mindset of being strong to be useful to your training routines?

I guess freerunners can post, too. Maybe even gymnasts and trickers if you don't get your own thread up and running.
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>>20957
Do you wear that throughout a normal day or do you switch into parkour specific clothes for training?
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>>21319
Normal day, I don't socialize much, I find a good deal on under armor tapered jogger pants for 10 dollars a piece, and bought 4 of them. I have some sweat pants just cause they're comfy.

Its really whatever is comfortable for you.
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Jinx, Tau, Outlaw, Max and all the namefags, where u at?
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>>1236
Are there any worthwhile online parkour communities right now? I only used /asp/ and Zuckbook back in the day.
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>>8622
lmao nigga just get a card if you want to travel fast, do some jogging lol

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discuss martial arts here

Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/8Vw9d7j
Find an MMA Gym in the USA: http://www.findmmagym.com/
BlackBeltWiki, great source of info, trivia and help: http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/

What to look for in a martial arts gym:
>Physically conditioned, fit participants
>Trainer with certified professional record and a training history with at least one athlete who competes successfully
>Sparring, "aliveness" in training
>At least one participant competes at amateur or professional level
>Physical conditioning part of training
>Clean facility with mats that are frequently cleaned

What to be wary of:

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>>21639
I know of one school in like 100 miles of where I live but Ive never actually trained there. Id wager its pretty niche elsewhere in the states too.
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>>21639
According to Ramsay Dewey sanda is surprisingly rare in the PRC. If you're a promising athlete in middle school you'll maybe get the chance to train Sanda but otherwise it's hard to find. TKD, Judo, and BJJ are all way more popular than Sanda. I've never even heard of it outside China.
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Hey niggers, I did the Xande sweep earlier then over the weekend I had a tournament and won with an americana

what are you guys up to and what has been cool for you lately
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>>17770
Full-contact karate is the most reliable type to study and most would have a hell of a time linking all the way back to Okinawa. But no one's going to think the average Goju-Ryu or Shito-Ryu guy is going to last five minutes with the average Kyokushin kaikan guy.
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>>21646
They do Sanda in Russia and in specialist places in the US, it's mainly China based but it's not quite as bad as SAMBO which is essentially just Russia

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Which stores have the fastest shopping carts?
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>>13556
fucking kek
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>>14223
Cart racing is the most extreme of all extreme sports. You think surfing is a lifestyle? Cart racing is a fucking lifestyle

>wake up
>buy some booze and a bussticket
>go to top of hill
>find good cart
>cruise downhill, pick up bottles on the way
>rinse and repeat
>enjoy good booze
>go to sleep
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>>21347
it's real
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi-f_J6hV-g
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>>17123
Ahora los de Mercadona son de plástico. Peso reducido pero la rigidez transversal nula se nota en la curvas
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>>21359
>lot of people think i'm nuts
>*takes shopping cart out of car*
>*places boulder in the shopping cart*

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All things related to exploring and climbing abandoned and not-so-abandoned buildings.

READ THIS FIRST!!

Unless your idea of fun involves dying from internal bleeding in a pit underneath a caved in floor, always go with a partner. Provided you have one, urban exploration isn't actually all that dangerous. But make sure to take someone who isn't a pussy or a faggot, you know what I mean, alright?

ESSENTIAL GEAR:
PROPER CLOTHES (THIS IS FIRST AND IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BY FAR! YES MORE IMPORTANT THAN FOOD AND WATER. WHY? YOU CAN'T DRINK WATER IF YOU'RE ALREADY FROZEN TO DEATH OR PASSED OUT FROM HEAT STROKE. BRING APPROPRIATE WEAR FOR THE WEATHER)

FOOD AND WATER (ALL CAPS BECAUSE ITS ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT. Bring AT LEAST 1 liter of water, but not too much because water is damn heavy)

Flashlight (There are a fuck ton of dark places that show up in places that people don't tend to go that often, so bring one AND A BACKUP ONE TRUST ME ON THIS) Headlamps are also cool and allow you to have your hands free.

Money - cash for emergencies.


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>What is bouldering?
Bouldering is a form of free climbing that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses.

>What is the difference between bouldering and rock climbing?
bouldering requires no equipment to get started.
hold and footholds are way smaller which means it has different techniques, styles and body positions. it also means that you have to strategize and think!

what do you anons think about bouldering?
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>>21953
Thanks, I mean it's not really mind blowing for you more experienced anons, but I've felt that I'm stuck climbing 6a/b so doing it felt really good
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>>21937
Good job! I made it a 2020 goal in january to send V5 by year end but a shoulder injury and covid delayed that until January 2021. keep pushing!
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>>21275
Hampden is also my home gym. I hardly feel welcome because I'm not a black lesbian vegan but I love bouldering too much so I try to go 2-3 times a week
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>>21959
it's about self improvement. Everyone started somewhere. I wouldn't downplay your personal achievements.
I've seen little children, elderly and amputees climb. It's not about impressing others
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I loved these volumes hanging from the roof. Only saw them once.
>>21959
Sending a 6c for the first time means you've put in some effort, Omedeto Anon.

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Road Cycling is 10x more extreme and dangerous than MTB.

ITT we discuss Road Cycling as a sport (for commutting, >>>/n/)

Information for beginners: https://www.seattlerando.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=928629&module_id=289217

Buying guide: https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/blog/road-bike-buyers-guide

What is Audax/Randonneuring?
https://rusa.org/pages/award-sr
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>>21612
But this is for the extreme sport part of road cycling
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>>21520
If you actually stop and think about it cycling of all types is a weirdly outlaw activity on-par with skateboarding in terms of hate from the general public, especially in America. I wish more people would embrace it.
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>>21612
I can hear the echo inside your head
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>>21632
Yeah. First thing the doctor did when I got to the hospital was poke my shoulder from the side pretty aggressively and I felt 0 pain. Then, he peeked at my collarbone and went "yep, your clavicle is broken" just by the swelling.
I'm glad the recovery has been really easy so far. My last fracture was my wrist, recovered without surgery, and it was obviously way worse
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>>7602

I do both and the only extreme thing about it is how extremely cringe are faggots that try to start a tribe war, or worse that actually feel superior to the other for practice one or the other.

THICC edition
Basic brand information for beginners: https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W
Shoe reviews: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0
Submit a shoe review: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y70Tug_iI9-dW2VqBBzsI9PCnFlw1jIOu9yTlHcc-wY/viewform

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Mrmx8uHXxgA

SKATEBOARDING IS 90% MIND, 10% BODY

YOU' RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED
YOU 'RE NEVER TOO FAT TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED

>Send clips to:
esgskatevid@gmail.com
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>>21758
It’s kind of expensive because those board producers make you order like 100 decks minimum, start a little company with your mates and all
Pitch in
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>>20910
That's sick dude keep it up
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>>21287
love that video
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>>21936
Give me 95a or give me death
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>>21009
make one exactly like this except he never wore a helmet

Paddling/rowing

Anybody here?
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Maybe this is the place to ask about stand up paddle. Why do they stand up?
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this is a real mans sport
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>>21864
Because they can't do C1 and dude weed lmao
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>>21882
I never got the point of sweeping. Skulling is much more efficient isn't it?
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>>21926
sculling is more technical and yes more efficient but it's way slower and more boring, there is no feeling like 8 people moving in synchronization propelling the boat forward while the coxswain is screaming at you to pull harder, it's unreal

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/MMA/ General, Conor McGregor BTFO edition.

Talk about professional MMA and Martial Arts in general.

What do you anons practice, for how long, why and do you enjoy it?
>Bujutsu (A more "modernised" and mixed version of kyokushin)
>10 Years
>Offers a great amount of technical skills with a focus on street fight. No tournament bs with style etc. Pure street fight
>Great, although I miss jiu jitsu aspects
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>>21858
lol
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>>21495
>Muay Thai was made specifically for barehanded combat
im talking about actual, modern competitions though. lethwei is actually fought effectively barehanded for the most part, it is an accurate analogy.
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>>21737
this is the guy people claim is the greatest ever
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>>21932
So, you are training "for dah streetz"? lmao
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>>21981
no, i just don't find the minute details of certain leglock executions to be all that interesting. i've been planning on moving to mainly either judo or muay thai in the future anyways, as my jits improvement in the last few months has only been incremental. i want to work on my takedown ability, or at least make an attempt at striking.

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I seriously hope you guys don't do Silver edition

>What is HEMA?
HEMA, also known as Historical Fencing, is an activity that focuses on the recreation of historical martial traditions based on period sources.

>Sources:
https://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Main_Page
>Find a Club:
https://www.hemaalliance.com/club-finders
https://hroarr.com/train/clubs-gear/club-finder/
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>>21807
>>21779
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>>2645

No it isnt. If it were then they'd try to stab eachother and kill, and wouldnt wear those helms
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>>21578

I dont go full force, just touch them a bit, but it's still frowned upon. My point still stands that not accepting blows is faggotry.
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>>21586
"Hand and a half sword" was definitely a period term, Lovino has two plays for the "spada di una mano e meza" which translates to just that. They're clearly just longswords with parrying hooks, but bear in mind that weapons are drawn undersized in this source.
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>>21972
Aren't those just feders with schilts

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work or shoot?
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>>19168
Is it still played?
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>>2812
based as fuck, /xs/ needs a calisthenics or gymnastics general. Shit gets laughed off of by meatheads on /fit/ and wrasslin' fags on /asp/
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>>1616
I honestly want to join a mcdojo just for some shits and giggles, but I actually can't find any around me.
This shit looks hilarious.
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>>3856
post the one with sound faggot
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Bronze 56k "ITS TIME" [VERY RARE]
https://youtu.be/gjhtVF5a-34?t=56

Primtive fourth Quarter
https://youtu.be/LnEFo0pHj9U?t=860

Lakai Fully Flared (Marc johnson)
https://youtu.be/i0GXj5pFpLU?t=3811

Emerica Stay gold
https://youtu.be/e_fKdC9l15g?t=2749
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Zach and walkers concrete jungle. Amazing sound track
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David Gonzalez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TK1G4BOMXk

Chris Cole:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4rhP7M0bgc

Chris Haslam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5klUbOvaBS4
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https://youtu.be/F8Rvj37JIQQ
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>>20539
so, they're all scientologists and are backed by scientology firms/labels/money? I guess one just have to click enough links on their websites to come across the church of scientology, right? or is it even more subtile? I also learned by now, that these youtube skaters have literally nothing in common with the "normal" skateboard scene, were they "expelled" or something? there were always religious dudes in the scene but this seems like a new kind of level.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ_bnfIJpKM

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so i just got a board recently and i want to skate but i live in a remote area with shit pavement and i dont know where to practice privately any tips skatebros?
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>remote area
that's good, easier to learn how to skate when you're alone and comfortable instead of getting anxiety every time
>shit pavement
if the roads where you live are so shit that you can't properly skate as in you're vibrating like a mf get softer wheels

also you can literally practice anywhere all you need is like a 10m smooth runway
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>>21199
for shit pavement, buy some good bearings and soft cruiser wheels.
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>>21279
> plays tennis
> calls someone else a faggot
Yeah.
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>>21199
Look for any local industrial estates, usually after 16:30/17:00 no one is there and all the car parks are lit.
Downside is sometimes the ground isn't great but its usually private and no one will bother you.
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>>21199
If you're not gonna hit tranny don't get a beastly board and trucks. It's easier to do flat tricks on a narrower board and lower trucks. Also don't get park grade wheels, 99A will suffice. And don't get fat wheels for flatland.

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Is sailplane racing an extreme sport?
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>>18648
According to Wikipedia not is, but I've only ever heard them called gliders or glider planes.
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what liscense do i need to fly one
what if i fly one without a liscense
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>>21176
I'm pretty sure you can start in a dual control glider after just a short lesson where they make sure you're not retarded.
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>>21176
In the US at least, you don't need anything to fly dual seat gliders if you have a CFIG with you.
Flying solo at the very least requires an endorsement from a CFIG, but that can take maybe a dozen hours or so if you have no experience with aviation. That said, you'll generally have limitations that would prevent you from doing any real cross country tasks, so racing solo would be out of the question until you at least get a real certification.
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>>18017
What class/plane are you flying anon?




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