Tuesday, 24 March 2009

On the Webb: Parkour in Beijing


This is just one of the parkour videos posted on 56minus1.com. This mediocre montage was filmed in Beijing, however, home-grown free-runners appear to be doing their thing across China.

I was less than impressed with all of the videos. Personally, I was much more interested in the Chinese translation of parkour - 跑酷. Sounding similar to the original French word, the pinyin for these two characters is "pao ku." The word could be directly translated back into English as "run cool."

1 comment:

Sam P said...

That's a wicked translation, I wonder who came up with it, do you reckon they were Chinese or laowai? Be interesting to try to trace it back, tho probably impossible..