I enjoy practicing parkour by exploring and being on the move. But at the same time I'm conscious of my inexperience and safety as well. I much more enjoy linking several moves together and creating a momentum, but I'm always thinking about things like: what if that rail won't hold my weight or it's too slippery, what if there's a loose brick on that wall and I slip etc.
I usually end up just taking a bit of time to examine the route I'm about to take first and do a few test runs to make sure there aren't any hazards waiting to snag me. I haven't seen a lot of parkour videos talk about this sort of thing so I'm not sure what this is called or if it's even something that's common to do? I understand that a proper indoor facility is more safe, but I enjoy outdoors much more and at some point whatever you practice indoors needs to get applied outdoors anyway otherwise what's the point.
So my question is, is it common to test out a parkour route to make sure it's safe first? And if so, what sort of things should I look for first? I kind of see this as an equivalent to "PK Vision", except it's "potential hazard that could break your neck Vision".