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PARKOUR TECHNIQUE
THE ROLL

The Roll is one of the most fundamental parkour moves and one which has to practiced over and over again to get right.

The primary function of the roll is to absorb downward energy after a jump that would normally be stacked onto your ankles. You can't hit the ground from any sort of height and expect your ankles to take that sort of punishment. That's why the roll is so vital.

Perfect rolls can take months to master. You need confidence to execute them so if you're new to parkour, find an area of grass or carpet to practice.

STEP 1
Brad hits the deck.

Straight away he's looking at his path of trajectory so he knows exactly where to place his hands.

Picking the correct spot for your hands to make contact with the ground is vital for the perfect roll.

STEP 2
Brad's hands are left of the trajectory path. This frees up space for his right shoulder to come into play.

STEP 3
By drawing an imaginary rule from Brad's right shoulder down to his left hip you can see the line on his back that will be making contact with the trajectory path.

STEP 4
Mid Roll.

Brad begins to prepare for his exit by tucking his left foot in. This makes a gap for his right plant foot.

STEP 5
Brad's plant foot is in the perfect position to exit the roll.

STEP 6
Using the energy of his forward momentum, Brad can easily exit the roll and power-up to continue his run.

Effortless and efficient.

 








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