6 definitions by Flamsmark

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magic (n) (n-adv)

1) with or through skill, cunning, talent, advanced technique, artifice or precice craft and skill
2) with or through complexity either spurios to the contemproary context or to long to be reasonable or desired of explanation
3) with or through the supernatural, praeternatural or quantum-mechanical
4) nor plausible or possible
1) 'did you see that painting, how can that artist paint like that?' '~'
2) 'how did you rewire that whole phone system in just twenty minutes?' '~'
3) 'how can a man just vanish into thin air leaving no trace, and then reappear hundreds of miles away moments later' '~'
4) 'how can we film that scene?' 'with these stage directions: ~'
by Flamsmark January 12, 2005
Parkour (or 'le parkour'; 'freerunning'; 'pk' or 'pking') is the sport of fluid urban movement. Invented in 1988 in the Lisses suburb of Paris by a small crew of traceurs including the ledgendary David Belle and Sebastien Foucan who recently featured in the BBC documentary 'Jump London', the sport (or art) of pk is essentially a conbination of running, athletics and acrobatics in urban environments.

It includes such techniques as the tic-tac (wall step/run); kong (a form of vault); and precision (two-foot to two-foot jump) among myriad others. Most watching traceurs pk would describe their movements as series of of actobatic techniques fluidly integrated into a continuous run from A to B, past, over under and through any obstacles in their path. However, that would be during a run (most of which are filmed, as with skaters). Most often, if you saw traceurs practicing they'd be honing individual components of their technique.

Certain individuals have chosen to explore alternative forms of parkour, such as running through traffic or passing through crowds quicky, while others, such as Team Ryouko or Xyndicate have attempted to blend pk's unique ideals with other forms of martial and athletic arts.
'want to come pk tonight?'
'i do parkour'
by Flamsmark January 04, 2005
(noun)
abreviation of 'length in the ~' air is used by extreme sports enthusiasts (boarders, skaters, bmxers, traceurs) to refer to the time spent in the air between a jump's takeoff and landing; or the distance or height od such a jump.
'that was massive air'
'checkout his air, that was like ten seconds or something'
by Flamsmark January 09, 2005
precision (n, v)

two-foot to two-foot jump undertaken by traceurs as part of parkour. name derived from the fashion in which the distance is precicely controled. the aim is not to jump too far, it is to jump an exact distance; for instance from one rail to the next.
'that's what... four foot? i could precision that easily'

'did you precision? it was like a ten-meter rail-to-rail!'
by Flamsmark January 12, 2005
see parkour: the art of urban movement.
'sebastian foucan featured in the channel four documentary 'jump london', describing the new urban sport of freerunning'
by Flamsmark January 16, 2005
the act of participating in parkour
'you free tomorrow?'
'no, i'm pking form eleven 'till two'
by Flamsmark January 04, 2005

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