Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rush Hour

This clip speaks for itself! It was an advert made by the BBC called 'Rush hour' and featured David Belle who invented the sport of Parkour. I remember seeing it for the first time and being absolutely amazed as I had never seen anything like it and every time it came on I was glued to the TV. I mean this guy actually does this stuff! Anyway, I thought you might like it to so here it is!


28 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW!!! THat is Fantastic!!! Thank You B-K....I have never seen that before...!TERRIFIC!

Archangel said...

After seeing that it makes you wish they would stop the CGI effects and wire work in movies don't you think??!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh oh oh, my mommy is afraid of heights and she got all nervous. I think he must be part cat!

Neat!

Archangel said...

Part cat, part robot...all cop.

Katherine said...

Wow, that's fascinating. I can't believe it's an actual sport??

Gattina said...

Do you really think that's true ? I can't believe it ! There must be tricks I am sure. I immagine my neighbour's son doing it and passing by my window lol !
Thanks for your comments on my "How many lovers" question.

mar said...

Absolutely impressive! I haven't seen anything like it (without the help of special effects !) Great! and I have a sore knee after yesterday's gym class... *sigh*

Bob-kat said...

I can assure you all that this guy really does do these things and that there are no tricks involved! Here is some info. from Wikipedia:

Parkour is a physical discipline inspired by human movement, focusing on uninterrupted, efficient forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and natural) in one's environment. Such movement may come in the form of running, jumping, climbing and other more complex techniques. The goal of parkour is to adapt one's movement to any given obstacle.

According to founder David Belle, the spirit of parkour is guided in part by the notions of "escape" and "reach", that is, the idea of using physical agility and quick thinking to get out of difficult situations, and to be able to go anywhere that one desires. The practice of parkour requires considerable physical and mental dedication, and many adherents describe it as a "way of life."

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KC said...

o, wow, i've never seen that's befores.

Moogie said...

OMG! That is fantastic! I can't believe he actually does this. Michele sent me but I'm glad I came!

Shephard said...

Bob-Kat, that is amazing.
Hard to believe. :)
~S

alex said...

Hehe, thats funtastic. Good thing traffic doesnt often get like that in good ole South Aussie. Here via Michele's today :)

Catherine said...

Cool ad. It reminds me a little of an ad for a deodorant that shows here - the tag is "serious protection". But in the deodorant ad they actually jump through closed windows etc.
Michele sent me.

rashbre said...

kind of 'dont try this at home'! Theres a French group who do this a lot too, I saw a documentary about them once. Quite amazing. I expect David Belle is French and part of (founder of?) that group.

and Hello, Michele sent me!

rashbre

kenju said...

I saw him and a bunch of other guys in a documentary earlier this year. They make my heart stop! I am glad that they didn't start this when my boy was young because he was fearless and would have tried it.

Michele sent me.

Emma's Kat said...

How amazing! Wow!

Marie said...

YIKES! I lost my breath a few times there...

Michele sent me to visit! I'll look around here.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's really good, BK. Thanks for showing it.

Michele sent me here.

craziequeen said...

hey BobKat - I love that footage. There's other bits of parkour too - and in Top Gear they chased a parkour guy with a car - the parkour guy won, needless to say.

Cool :-)

[sneeze]

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I came back Bob-Kat and watched this once again...It is really AMAZING!!!

And yes...."In Flanders Field....." where poppy's grow.....that is such a memorable image....!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, I was just here and Michele sent me back, my dear.

craziequeen said...

Hi 'B-K' - you know you've 'arrived' in blogdom when people start calling you by initials :-)

Michele sent me this time, honey bunch

cq

Anonymous said...

Hiya, I was gobsmacked the first time that I saw this Ad too. Aboslutely amazing .... and sooooooo scary too.I had to have a lonnnnnnnng talk with the HGS!!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I visited before yesterday from Michele.

It was great!

Mike said...

That was fantastic! Thanks for sharing it.

Here from Michele's

atpanda said...

That is amazing! I can't believe people are capable of doing things like that. I adore the panda video you've got up too. Its got me laughing so hard!

Michele sent me. :-)

Carmi said...

I am in awe of the gift of creativity and intelligence that results in magic like this. It's nice to know we can still be awestruck.