The best parkour fails on the web
Parkour fails are a mainstay of the internet at this point. They’re a cornerstone, some would say, of online existence. Parkour fails are something you look forward to when you wake up in the morning; that you can’t help but laugh at while you’re passing time on the bus. And in a way, that’s a great thing for parkour itself.
20 years ago if you asked the question ‘What is parkour?’ not many people would’ve been able to give you an answer. Now people not only know what parkour is, many are even asking instead about the difference between freerunning and parkour, about where they can find the best parkour videos online, how they can get involved in parkour classes and yes, what it looks like when it all goes wrong.
When parkour doesn’t go to plan of course, it also often makes for a rather entertaining watch, in one way or another…
Some of the most viewed footage on the internet is now made up of parkour content; the likes of the real life parkour Assassin’s Creed series, the 72-million view ‘The World’s Best Parkour and Freerunning’ video and James Kingston scaling the Wembley Arch – just the tip of the iceberg for parkour in London – to get one hell of a view.
When parkour doesn’t go to plan of course, it also often makes for a rather entertaining watch, in one way or another, mostly because humans are awful people. And we’re presuming that’s why you’re here. Such a physically demanding sport is always bound to carry risks, and when the worst does happen, it isn’t always pretty.