Yet the fact that it can effortlessly be used to model movement in certain non-urban situations suggest that the chain needs to specify that it's valid for use in any sufficiently built-up environment
That a feat can
be more powerful is in itself in no way a convincing argument that it should
While I can barely
envision Tarzan 'springing' about the jungle (possibly brought on by the Disney movie, and I'm not sure I like where that image is taking me) it doesn't feel like that great of a match to me, because amongst other things the chain doesn't particularly cover brachiation. And those part of it that are all 'King of the Jungle' in my head (move through rough terrain freely) weren't tied to urban terrain in the feat anyway.
(The repeated attempts at modeling Lord Greystoke do suggest a whole different approach to doing Tarzan-type characters that I will mull over though. We'll see if anything cool comes of that
Until someone posts some deeply inspiring youtube footage or movie clip something, I'm going to continue to see freeruning as an urban phenomena. My
suspense of disbelief is blown when I replace hard, smooth, flat metal railings with tree branches, and culvert pipes with rock chimneys in my mind's eye. It goes from 'damn, that took balls' directly to 'bullshit!' And as ussual, I find designing with flaws and limitation is the most important part of building the flavor and character of a concept. The much earlier statement "I wouldn't take that except in an all-city campaign" is actually a response I'm looking
for. Thats a desirable reaction, because I'm trying to make a fairly strong but situational feat chain that enhances the already ubiquitous Equilibrium chain rather than suplanting it.