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While most of this has been covered in one form or another, I'd also recommend Parkour Science's video on the Kong vaults. The one thing that I think isn't being entirely covered in the prior answers here is that it really is a parabolic motion. In the Dive Kong, you land your hands as you're descending from the peak of your jump, which naturally keeps the ...


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Yes, if you have running speed. Doing a dive frontflip is often very beneficial, because you get to land such that your feet are out in front of you as you land. When you have a lot of forward momentum, if you land straight up and down (i.e. perpendicular to the ground), you're going to have way less opportunity for your legs to break the fall before you ...


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The basic landing has no 90 degree restriction. I have a feeling that this myth started out as one guy just making it up on the fly, and people just ran with it. When doing the basic landing, the most important part is that both feet and hands cushion the fall. Preferably, the first thing to hit the ground, should be the balls of your feet (near the ...


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I am not an expert, but I've pretty consistently heard that the 90 degree landing is less a matter of "don't go beyond 90 degrees you fool!" and more a matter of reminding the traceur (or traceuse) to begin absorbing the landing immediately rather then letting their legs sink further, then beginning to flex their leg muscles to slow the fall. Also, under ...



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