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Fears
« on: July 16, 2009, 10:58:13 AM »
Ohayou!  I'm just asking a quick question.  Has anybody else ever gotten cold feet about doing some of the movements and just stayed away from that particular movement?  As an example, I want to try precision jumping, but I can't seem to get over my fear of falling down.  I just want to know if anybody else has had this problem and how can I solve it?  I really want to improve my technique and become a better Traceur(spelled wrong?) myself.  Arigato gozaimasu!
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Re: Fears
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 12:14:35 PM »
For precisions, the best thing you can do is start out jumping short distances (3-4 ft). and low heights (about 1 ft.) and work on that until you perfect your technique. Then slowly increase the height and distance of the jumps.
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Re: Fears
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 01:56:42 PM »
Ah!  I also heard that from other people I have been talking too.  That really seems to be a way to help, now I just have to craft a mini-rail as shown in Demon's Drills >:D

Thank you for the help!!
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Re: Fears
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 05:57:21 PM »
Parkour is about conquering your fears.
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Re: Fears
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 06:20:48 PM »
Yes it has happened when I am about to make a jump or try a flip.

Practice at ground level. I don't think there is any other way to conquer your fear except doing it. You don't have to do it right away but with practice you will feel more comfortable and the moment you feel ready then you can try it. If you succeed then good, if you fail then you know what to improve the next time

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Re: Fears
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 07:50:23 PM »
i get scared easy like i havent even dont a dive and roll yet dont know wat to do :(

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Re: Fears
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 08:19:36 PM »
i had a moment today where i couldnt gainer off of something, idk why, ive done it countless times in the gym not even with pads, just couldnt do it. gona give it a shot next time though.

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Re: Fears
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 05:32:19 AM »
I suffer the same fear as you, and I've been doing parkour for 4 months. I finally managed to start fighting my precision fear yesterday when I did a precision between two rails over 1 foot tall. I felt amazing :)

The one fear I personally struggle with is my fear of clipping my feet when I attempt to do a diving kong any where out side of the gym. That's something I will be struggling with for a while it feels like.

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Re: Fears
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 07:58:36 AM »
I suffer the same fear as you, and I've been doing parkour for 4 months. I finally managed to start fighting my precision fear yesterday when I did a precision between two rails over 1 foot tall. I felt amazing :)

The one fear I personally struggle with is my fear of clipping my feet when I attempt to do a diving kong any where out side of the gym. That's something I will be struggling with for a while it feels like.

I know what you mean dive konging is kinda terrifying outside of the gym.

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Re: Fears
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 08:12:55 AM »
Well, this all certainly cleared up a lot for me. :) I'll be keeping up with this thread for a while. Glad I'm not the only one, but glad I'm one of the many out there.
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Re: Fears
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 08:55:18 AM »
Parkour is all about over coming fears. Just keep up the good work and you should gain confidence in yourself in no time.

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Re: Fears
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 08:42:09 PM »
Well, even though I've been having some troubles of my own, I came back here and omg you guys were right haha. I really did just go out there and tried a bit harder and really ate the earth, but got over it. I used to be afraid of kongs and precisions, but now they are effortless! Thanks for the tips.
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Re: Fears
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010, 05:29:28 PM »
Well, even though I've been having some troubles of my own, I came back here and omg you guys were right haha. I really did just go out there and tried a bit harder and really ate the earth, but got over it. I used to be afraid of kongs and precisions, but now they are effortless! Thanks for the tips.
thats good to hear
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Re: Fears
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 10:04:25 PM »
The thing is to keep total confidence,if it seems too crazy then IT probably is!
But there are always fears...sometimes phobias.For example:I was being kinda retarted when I was a newbie.
I was on the elementry school of my brothers, running unsafe on the roof when I came to this part where I was about to jump and roll.
This wasn't all that crazy because the wall was only 6 feet! and the landing zone was nice grass! But I conqured my fear and now I can jump that little ledge a million times ;D