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Roll: Dive roll
« on: November 18, 2005, 09:23:00 AM »
Roll- This movement is one of the most important in all of parkour. It is a true multitasker and is used to transfer shock, regain composure after a flip or other technique where you may end up off balance, and it can be used to save oneself from  injury. What you basically do in this movement is place hand on ground, absorb shick slightly with arm then roll across the arm to the shoulder while tucking and as you roll your body should roll from shoulder to the opposite hip then push of with the leg and keep running.

Notes-  The technique is relatively simple to learn but difficult to master.There are many different techniques to the roll as well as variations on the way you roll or the direction you roll(backward roll, Forward, left, right).
you need to find the technique which works best for you. If you do martial arts ( as I do) just use the same technique as you do in  your dojo and you should be fine, a gymnastics roll however is not acceptable as it is a dangerous technique when used on the concrete and can lead to injury. when Rolling after a drop you want to sort of melt into the ground , absorb the shock with legs  slightly and project yourself forward and roll. when absorbing shock for the roll you don't want to bend the legs farther than a 90 degree angle otherwise it could lead to undue strain on the knees and/or slamming of the knees into the ground.

Dive roll-For this movement you run, jump and project yourself forwards in a similar fashion to a kong/saut de chat and you want to bend yourself slightly, place arms in front of you  at a lightly offset angle and as soon as they touch the ground you want to absorb the shock slightl with the arms, tuck, and follow though with way you traditionally roll

Notes-This movement is technically more difficult than the traditional roll but is used instead to dive over an object, roll and continue on. For this technique you should not practice diving over something first ( instead practice in grass or gym). Also do not try this until you are extremely comfortable with the regular roll.

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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 04:04:26 PM »
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it is a dangerous technique when used on the concrete and can lead to injury.
I can see myself seriously hurting myself before I master any technique. I already hurt my butt today. Let's just say I've never been a fence jumper.  :-\
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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 09:49:35 PM »
I've been working on my roll for about three months now and all i've managed to do is keep my shoulder from bashing into the ground.  I highly recommend practising on pads as much as possible, then whenever you're bored in your house you could roll on the carpet.  Definitley stay far away from any hard surfaces until you are confident you have mastered it.  I learned the hardway, a week after I started parkour I was too confident and I tried to roll on the concrete ground of a tennis court.  I gave myself a bone bruise that stayed for about a month and a half. :)
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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 08:34:00 AM »
Oh come on you got to go all out and do a dive roll from a 5 foot platform on concreat...not.
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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 06:45:50 PM »
if ya did that you would have no head.....you would have a slushie for a head
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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 06:51:46 PM »
I wonder what flavor brain is, I really hope we don't have to start wearing helmets to parkour. ;D
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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 06:54:26 PM »
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Oh come on you got to go all out and do a dive roll from a 5 foot platform on concreat...not.

yeah i did that a couple weeks ago. i bailed a big kong from a raised roof level over an air vent on a slightly lower level. i went over head first and dropped about 6 ft. i instinctively went into a dive roll and was relatively unscathed aside from having the shit scared out of me. however, i would not recommend doing this. ;D

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Re: Roll: Dive roll
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2006, 09:26:49 PM »
LOL.  I havent had to bail to many times this way...but yea...as long as you can take a lot of your initial impact with your hands its ok...
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