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In Somerville, parkour growing by leaps and bounds

Imagine a park bench: An ordinary prop in the backdrop of the urban environment, used for quick, convenient respites or talk of the good old times by old men, something expected and constant but, more often, ignored.

But for Blake Evitt, it is a living obstacle, very much present: He might consider its dimensions, its give, structure, and location in both physical and mental space, and how to incorporate and overcome all that as he moves with it and past it.

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