Parkour, the French sport where participants’ known as traceurs leap up, over, and through urban obstacles has steadily been growing in popularity in Europe for sometime now. While skateboarders would probably shutter at the comparison, the new sport shares a lot of similarities to it’s wheeled counterpart – exemplified by action packed YouTube videos and even parkour walls where practitioners can hone their skills. However, what makes parkour unique are the utilitarian and philosophical aspects of the sport.

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