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Super Nerd Skills | Free Running / Parkour with Real-Life Cosplay Traceurs

Super Nerd Skills | Free Running / Parkour with Real-Life Cosplay Traceurs

Greetings fellow Nerdarchists to Super Nerd Skills where I showcase a nerdy skill each week. This week we are taking a look at Free Running and Parkour with Real-Life Cosplay Traceurs. If you don’t know what it is that is okay because there are several french words in that last sentence, you get a pass.

Free Running and Parkour are both listed because they are similar but distinct enough styles that people can learn the difference. Parkour is a skill that focuses on efficiently moving through any terrain.

Super Nerd Skills | Free Running / Parkour with Real-Life Cosplay TraceursFor example.  If you are on the street and your car is in a parking garage on the third floor you could take the stairs, the elevator, or… you could jump up onto the brick barrier, scale a drainpipe, leap onto an adjacent roof, and then leap across to the second floor of the parking garage and then climb to the third floor.

While most people see that as ridiculous, practiced parkour traceurs (people who practice parkour) see it as the best way to go. If you were free running you may throw a few back flips and spins into the traversal.

So parkour traceurs travel quick and efficient while free running runners are “free” to make it as an ascetically pleasing event as they desire.

But wait this sounds like one needs to be in shape to do all of this. Doesn’t that make them Super non- Nerd Skills?

The stereotype of a nerd is portrayed as a person with poor eyesight, poor strength, and poor social skills all while being rich in knowledge. This is simply a stereotype. I like to judge nerds by their actions not by their physical traits.

I submit to you that anyone who does cosplay as a video game character, then does live action roleplaying (as said character) and then doubles down by drawing more attention to themselves through jumping around and doing flips is showing some mad super nerd skills!

Now let us lay the questions down for right now and turn the sound on your device UP for the following three examples from Warialasky and  Devinsupertramp.

Below is a cool Mario Brothers themed free running found on Warialasky’s  Youtube channel

Devinsupertramp does a series of  live action free running

Assassin’s Creed Videos with stunts performed by Ronnie Shalvis

Next is an excellent short of a Watch Dogs’ parkour video featuring Chris Romrell

and Robert Bennett as well as Wheezy Waiter who played the main officer

Super Nerd Skills | Free Running / Parkour with Real-Life Cosplay Traceurs

Now that you have sampled some free running and parkour cosplay let me know what you think. Personally I am inspired to get fit enough to be able to attempt some of these fantastic feats of skill and dexterity.

To check out more of what they do subscribe to their Youtube channels, like them on Facebook, and while you’re at it don’t forget to like us on Facebook and check out more of our Super Nerd Skills as well as some other great articles written by the rest of the Nerdarchy crew.

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Nathan Riggins

I would say my manner, skill sets, and subject knowledge are incongruous but they all seem to find a home under the umbrella term of nerd. I have a passion for studying science, religion, art, games, crafting, wine/beer-crafting, sustainable living, and green chemistry. I really enjoy gaming with friends and writing about my experiences as a nerd.

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