Heart-stoppingly death-defying parkour and urban climbing

Feb 3, 2012 By Abraham 21

A hundred feet in the air, this kid jumps to get those last couple inches he needs to reach the roof of the building he’s climbing… He does flips on the edges of apartment buildings… He hangs from a crane.

It’s terrifying. The music didn’t help, either…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9RKMBo0QqpE#!

(via Reddit)

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21 Comments

    1. Amber says:

      In Russia they are about 20 years behind us fashion wise. (i.e., disco was HUGE in the 90s over there). Those pants are actually pretty awesome.

      1. Amy says:

        However the women are only about a couple years behind us. We have some friends who have been to Russia a couple times on adoption and mission trips. They said that the same year flats became so in here in America, Russians were really big on stilettos, which was (and still is, somewhat, but flats made a bit debut into the fashion world and cut down on a lot of the stilettos…no pun intended) and a couple years after flats took the fashion world by storm here, and then petered off (now we’ve got about 1/2 and 1/2 stilettos and flats), Russia was all about flats and you couldn’t find a single woman with stilettos on.

  1. Cassie says:

    This is literally stopping my heart. Every time he jumps on that ledge. He’s giving me a heart attack. And yeah…that music isn’t helping at all.

  2. Rachael says:

    All I can think about is how this poor boy’s mother is going to feel when she finds out she’s lost her son… Heart-stopping is right.

  3. Andrew says:

    As a parkour instructor, I found this video extremely disheartening. I spend a lot of time explaining to my students why safety and clear thinking are so important. We avoid heights, big drops, high-risk movements; at my gym, we respect and take care of our bodies and our surroundings.

    Parkour is a fun and effective way to get in shape and see the world in new, creative ways, but when extreme and stupid stunts make up the entirety of what the public sees, it only perpetuates people’s misconceptions about the movement. I’m disappointed that this is the only exposure many people have to a truly beautiful and, practiced properly, safe movement form.

    I much prefer the artistry and control of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diVbGh0k0Jo

  4. Beth says:

    He must get such a rush from it and he really does have some mad skillz. For me, I can’t say that it would be worth it when one tiny wrong move leads to a long plummet to death. But at least he would die doing something he obviously loves.

    Andrew – I agree. There are so many impressionable people in the world and to see something like this that looks so thrilling and impressive – and at the same time accessible (there are buildings all over the place! I can jump! I have a video camera) would lead many people to try stunts that could quickly lead to injury and or death. Thanks for sharing the link.

  5. Darko says:

    this video does not exist, so how are there so many comments about it and what it “supposedly” contained?

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