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Pakour / Freerunning: Some more videos

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It has been a while since we covered one of our favorite city outdoor activity.

So here are some new pointers and videos.

The first video by Clinton Jones with his slow motion shots provides great insides how some of the jumps are done…

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Bartitsu: The Gentleman’s Art of Self Defense

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A short documentary on Bartitsu, a self defense system created by E.W. Barton-Wright in 1899 by combining Asian and European defense techniques including jujitsu, boxing, french (kick)-boxing, stick fighting and improvised fighting for example by using your overcoat to defend yourself. It was so popular in the UK at the beginning of the 20. century that Arthur Conan Doyle had his best know character, Sherlock Holmes, practicing Bartitsu in one of his books.

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Skiing: New snow in Utah

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As you can see from this great Telemark extreme skiing video by J.T. Robinson it has started to snow over in Utah.

Great filming, great sound, great snow, we are sooooo jealous.

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Weather: Surfing in Venice

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During the last days Venice, Italy has experienced one of the worst floods for more than 20 years and the water came so quickly that in many areas of the lagoon city no wooden panels could be erected in time. But some are taking advantage of these weather conditions.

This BBC Video shows a guy kite surfing across the world famous St Marcus Square.

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World Record BASE Jump from the Burj Dubai

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Two guys, a Brit and a Frenchman did it. They’ve done the first base jump from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai.

This video provides you a 7 minute overview on their preparations, the jump and what happened afterwards.

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Rants’n Raves: Euro 2008 Football (soccer) championship

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Been sitting around this afternoon watching the semifinals of the Euro 2008 football championship via the Internet (there is no post on this site how to use a proxy to watch German TV from the US – go look somewhere else). Have to admit that I normally never watch football or golf or TV in general since they’ve replaced most of the interesting stuff with game shows, but today I made an exception.

So I’m sitting here nibbling on Lieber’s Kosher Winkies (that’s what my Deli had for sweets – not bad anyway, but full of artificial flavors) and watching parts of that game – the Germans win and there’s that big huha going on, everybody’s celebrating – besides the Turks of course – and dancing people anywhere as if they would have contributed to the result.

Then what would you expect German TV to do – interview some players, the coach, your grand uncle who knows everything about soccer – NO WAY!

They go straight ahead for some political schmoozing and…

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