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6 Reasons To Take Up Parkour

THIS STOPS ME FROM COMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE…….Parkour is totally rad man…..You like jump buildings and stuff.

[Guest Writer: Pep]

1. It’s fun

You get to jump from wall to wall, improving constantly, with no rules or boundaries. There is no set time to ‘play’ or set place to train. You can set yourself any challenge you please. Complete freedom.

2. It’s good for you

You spend a whole day pushing your physical boundaries without even realising it. You don’t have to be fit or strong to start, parkour makes you strong.

3. It is useful

Skills learnt in parkour not only help you if you need to climb somewhere or escape in a chase. The mentality of overcoming obstacles can be applied to all aspects of life. The majority of traceurs (parkour practitioners) agree that parkour has improved them as a person.

4. There is no competition

You cannot lose in parkour, but every day you improve you are winning. Fellow traceurs will help and encourage you instead of competing against you. Therefore there is always a positive, friendly atmosphere without rivalry or disappointment.

5. It is safe

Many people see traceurs jumping across rooftops and think “they are crazy, they will break their neck!” However, the reality is you are in control of your own movements and you will do the bigger jumps only when you are ready.

6. It’s free!
You don’t need anything but an imagination to start. There is no equipment to buy, no pitch to rent and no team to join (although it is much more enjoyable to train with friends).

And in case you didn’t know, this is parkour:

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Lifestyle, Sports


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Binball – The World’s Greatest Sport

THIS STOPS ME FROM COMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE…….Seriously, it’s the world’s greatest sport

©Min’s Minions

 The Rules:                                                                 


  • First rule of Binball: Tell everyone about Binball! (Publicity).
  • Find a large room, preferably with lots of obstacles and lock the door
  • Scrunch up 4 balls using A4 paper.
  • Rock Paper Scissors with your fellow contestants.
  • This will decide the order.
  • The RPS order decides which order you choose bin positions
  • In RPS order, you also choose what position you want to throw the ball in the first round (e.g. I will throw the ball 3rd)
  • The winner of RPS goes first and positions the bin anywhere in the room (be creative) and chooses the throwing spot.
  • 1 point for a score.
  • You can also put a smaller bin next to the main bin and say if you get the ball into the smaller bin, you get -1 points.
  • You can have specific throwing rules e.g. you have to throw off one leg, throw between your legs, throw with your left arm, you cannot hit the wall with the ball before it goes into the bin etc…
  • Whoever chose to go first (after RPS) throws 4 balls consecutively trying to get it into the bin.
  • Everyone then has a go.
  • This is one round.
  • Count up the score.
  • Add one to everyone’s throwing order. i.e. 1st now goes 2nd, 2nd now goes third, 3rd now goes 1st (if three players)
  • Whoever came 2nd in RPS, chooses the next bin position and throwing position


Two Different ways to score:

Regular Scoring (RS): Just keep on tallying scores for every round

Alternative Scoring (AS): If there are 3 players, play 3 rounds with everyone choosing the bin position once. This is called one set. Whoever has the most points wins the set. Play a certain number of sets and whoever wins the most sets wins the game.

When there is a tie: Any tie after RS or AS is decided by a sudden death set, sudden death round or a sudden death throw off (just one bin position)

Extra Rules:

You cannot change the environment at all until the round is over. E.g. you cannot move a table that is close to the throwing area.

No training in between rounds.

If you want to re-scrunch the ball, the whole team must agree to it and it must be in between rounds.


The ball gets heavier as the game wears on (due to the sweat).

Play to your strengths (accuracy, arm strength, blind shots, throwing positions that aid left-handed throwers)

Important Terms:

Wall Radius: Term describing the radius of the zone on the wall that you can bounce off to get into thebin.  Obviously, the bigger the radius the easier the shot.

Grand Slam: All 4 balls going in (Has only occurred twice in the history of Binball)

Bagel: No balls going in

Par: An average of one ball per 4 shots is par (average).



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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Sports


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