Sunday, June 3, 2007

On the rooftops of Jerusalem

I havent had a chance to update in a while. I've been busy doing various things that keep me busy. One of them is Parkour. Its tons of fun to climb and jump on buildings. I havent sustained any serious injuries yet, and besides for one time when I accidentally crashed a foot through someones roof (when running on it.it was a weak roof. I didnt mean to) I havent broken anything. Heres some pics of views from on top of buildings.






I don't have any videos of us because we don't have a video camera, and even if we had a camera we would need someone who can operate the camera with one hand while dangling four stories in the air with the other. So far we havent had any applicants for the job.
Today someone tried calling the cops again. (I guess people get nervous when theres people climbing up their buildings and jumping on their roofs) We've never hung around long enough for the cops to arrive (the point of the sport is to keep moving. fast) but I would love to see the cops trying to keep up with us. Theres no way anyone can go faster then someone traveling over rooftops, especially in a hood like mine.

12 comments:

trixies86 said...

wiki says it doesn't have to be on rooftops and that its more common on the ground. how good are you? I was watching some on youtube. it looks cool. good for escape if you plan to become a criminal

doodlehead said...

Its definitely more fun on rooftops. we do it on both. i'm not amazing but i can do all the basics. i'm training 2 b able 2 do e/t. its good 4 escape even if u dont plan on becoming a criminal.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

What exactly do you do on these rooftops? You get permission to go on top, we still want your stories so be careful.

doodlehead said...

we use them as u would use a sidewalk, without anyone in the way. no one can catch us even if they try.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

you walk from one rooftop to the next, or just walk on one rooftop? Do you have permission? how do u get on top of the roof?Is there anything you are afraid of?

doodlehead said...

i usually run from one to another, and often u gotta jump from one to another. i havent done any really long distant jumps, which is real hard cuz u gotta grab on to the edge of the roof as u fall, and pull urself up. when i practice enough then i can do that over a long distance. now i just stick 2 medium sized jumps. the way 2 get 2 roofs, is 2 climb up the walls. thats often the easiest part. b4 i started i had a little fear of heights. if i would look down from high up i felt like i was gonna fall. now i got over that by running and jumping over roofs and other high stuff. its awesome. and no we dont have permission.

Reb Y. said...

dont try my roof its a bit shaky....

doodlehead said...

ok. i wont. its not fun 2 go crashing through ppls roof. take it from me.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Thanks for answering all of my questions, though now I am terrified for you and don't know if I will be able to sleep anymore knowing this.

doodlehead said...

dont b scared. im not. and its me whos doing it. anyway its a very safe sport, so theres nothing 2 worry bout.

Anonymous said...

Theses nothing to fear except fear itself. And in order to have fear you must have full understanding of the situation.... which you don't. By the way, you said we, who do you do this with?

doodlehead said...

take all my friends who ud assume enjoy extreme sports. them. (if u need a hint call me)