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March 25, 2012 6:57 PM   Subscribe


 
i wanted to hate that but that dude is hot shit.
posted by facetious at 7:22 PM on March 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


I had no idea Bob Dylan was so flexible nor had such skills.
posted by godshomemovies at 7:39 PM on March 25, 2012 [8 favorites]


That guy is hot shit, but needs to clean up his studio. Would it kill him to get a broom and dustpan out, maybe put the door curbside next trash day?
posted by axiom at 7:43 PM on March 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


Damn. Kind of wish it was unedited with no slow motion, etc... but still... damn.

Not sure why but 1:26 was the part that made my jaw drop most.
posted by ropeladder at 7:43 PM on March 25, 2012


Clearly this guy does not spend as much time as I do in front of a computer. After watching about the 8th or 9th full-body-weight spinning & bouncing handplant, both my carpal-tunnelly wrists exploded in horror.
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 8:03 PM on March 25, 2012


I predict future joint problems for this young man.

Still, hot damn; that was impressive. Not sure where he fits those muscles on those arms.
posted by fifthrider at 8:12 PM on March 25, 2012


Motion capture stunt-double, Tigger 3-D
posted by not_on_display at 8:13 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The human body is a beautiful thing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:15 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's the original video. [Not any different, just posted by the actual artists.] Videography by Alex Yde, dancer is a french kid named Arthur Cadre, and the song is Sail by Awol Nation.
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:18 PM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I need to slow down when I read. I was expecting this.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:28 PM on March 25, 2012


Not sure where he fits those muscles on those arms.

You don't need bulky muscles to be strong. In fact, dense muscle is stronger than big muscle. Also his core muscles play more of a role in what he's doing than his arm muscles.

This video along with the pole dance video that was posted a while back, really help keep me motivated to stay fit. The human body is amazing!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:31 PM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, big deal. I do that routine every morning when I step out of bed, except I add a full pike onto the john at the end, so I can attend to my morning agenda.
posted by TheRedArmy at 8:37 PM on March 25, 2012


[Changed to original vimeo video at OPs request.]
posted by jessamyn at 8:37 PM on March 25, 2012


Oh, big deal. I do that routine every morning when I step out of bed, except I add a full pike onto the john at the end, so I can attend to my morning agenda.



Briohny Smyth, is that you?!
posted by alex_skazat at 8:42 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The cameraman who filmed the yoga breakdancing clip is no slouch himself.
posted by seawallrunner at 9:06 PM on March 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


The performer obviously has done competitive sports and the payoff is the refinement of his work. Pretty cool music though I'm not sure if the broken glass props were left there by mistake or was it intentional...
posted by Meatafoecure at 9:07 PM on March 25, 2012


Broken glass props in the foreground, in the background against the wall too, missing window in one of the doors, door outside of its hinges - all intentional I think, symbols of all the hard work that has gone into this, and the broken vases / light bulbs / windows / etc from all the training and occasional accidents.
posted by seawallrunner at 9:11 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whoa. Those legs!
posted by MHPlost at 10:03 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hmm. White people are now combining the cultural products they appropriate.
posted by eustacescrubb at 10:37 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


How is it yoga?
posted by the cydonian at 10:57 PM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oooohkay. Hate to be *that* person, but isn't this just breakdance + being hyper flexible? Not to take anything away from the jaw dropping-ness of the moments but still..

Also am I the only one who found the doorframe in the room connected to nothing, highly distracting?
posted by Faintdreams at 2:21 AM on March 26, 2012


Oh MY! His core control is amazing, and his pelvis is so open. It's like his hips are string.
posted by honey-barbara at 2:23 AM on March 26, 2012


He's flexy and he knows it.
posted by mkb at 4:12 AM on March 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Faintdreams: "Oooohkay. Hate to be *that* person, but isn't this just breakdance + being hyper flexible"

It looks like the person who grabbed it from Vimeo and uploaded it to YouTube is responsible.
posted by mkb at 4:14 AM on March 26, 2012


Pfft.

Show off.
posted by stormpooper at 6:27 AM on March 26, 2012


no slouch himself

A regular Ninja Gaiden...

How is it yoga?

This. As a longtime practitioner, I can definitely pause the video a couple times throughout (though it's hard not to just stare with dropped jaw) and say "hey, that's a fleeting moment of yoga-ness. But generally, I'd say he's just incorporating some yogic pretzels into his breakdancing Chex mix. Part of the yoga I practice (Iyengar, here's a proper handstand, full routine) emphasizes the avoidance of undue strain on any joint/part of the body, and symmetry.

Now, while this kid has some primo joints and extremities (and apparently no spine to get in the way), this can't last. Though, you can avoid injury during 'inversions' or upside-down poses by being sure to lock your elbows straight if you are standing on them, the gravity has to pile up SOMEWHERE, in this case his shoulders.

∴ Awesome, but yoga practitioners aren't this daring.
posted by obscurator at 6:51 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy mackeral, that's amazing stuff.
posted by jquinby at 7:10 AM on March 26, 2012


That guy is hot shit, but needs to clean up his studio. Would it kill him to get a broom and dustpan out, maybe put the door curbside next trash day?

axiom, I was right there with you, until I noticed the trash is all neatly lined up on both sides of the room, and big pieces are carefully spaced. It's intentional. It's staging.
posted by IAmBroom at 7:50 AM on March 26, 2012


Honestly, I'm most impressed with those jeans he's got that can keep up with him. I want some.

no slouch himself

Total aside, but that's a very good example of a style of parkour that I hardly ever see any more. Almost everyone now is focused on gymnastics and tricks, and understandably so. It looks a lot better to someone who doesn't know what they're looking at. I don't know that there's a term for it, but he's more purely technical. Kipping from that tree branch or kicking up onto that 15 foot wall isn't easy no matter how many flips you can do.
posted by cmoj at 11:58 AM on March 26, 2012


This is not yoga. I don't want to be all Doctor Internet, but this is pretty clearly either Marfan's or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

I sincerely hope he knows about those, 'cause they can be real doozies. Blindness, sudden death, that sort of thing.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:22 PM on March 26, 2012


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