Friday, December 23, 2005

Absurd Athleticism

Watch this Russian video for some incredible footage. It is sad to see such talent amidst such poverty. Hopefully, the market is efficient and Hollywood talent scouts are on their way.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:00 AM

    wow, that's pretty damn impressive.

    Mike, Techcrunch

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  2. Its not the best of the many parkour videos out there, some of the European stuff is amazing. Interesting how gymnastics in street environment can appeal so much to youngsters and become a philosophy in itself.

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  3. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Will,

    Firstly the word [khimia], clearly seen in the beginning, means: "a place with semi-jail regime" (it's a long story to tell...).
    Secondly, the guy looks like an ORDINARY member of a racketeer gang. Believe me or not MANY of them are capable of this kind of things after fighting the war in Chechnya... and MANY MORE (don't want to scare you, guys...)

    Happily, me, personally, don't belong to that country any more! F... it !

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  4. I'm afraid I have to disagree with the anonymous poster.
    The guy in the video is doing Le Parkour - quite a popular urban sport. The video is from the Dvinsk Clan - a Latvian (not Russian) parkour club. Also, "khimia" (химия) simply means "chemistry" in Russian, and most likely refers to some abandoned chemical plant in local slang. Anyways, the whole thing definitely has nothing to do with Chechnya, gangsters and other BS you seem to associate with Russia. Probably you really don't belong to your former country anymore.

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