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bad rolling
« on: May 08, 2010, 05:04:43 AM »
So I'm new to this site and a bit new to parkour. I hope this is the right section to post this.

Anyway yesterday I found a spot to practice and I was practicing some precisions and stuff and then decided to jump over this stairs (like 10-12feet long and about a 5 foot drop, they were long stairs)
And on the roll I totally just screwed up somehow and hit my head. It was dirt and it wasn't a very hard hit so I decided to just practice my rolls a bit more really quick and I had it down from a drop just a little bit lower so I decided to try again. This time my foot slipped when I went into the roll and I hit my shoulder and hit so I decided to just practice other stuff. So what I am asking is why I did fine from drops a little bit lower but screwed up on one just a bit higher. And there was some grass there but it wasn't much, so was it just because my shoes don't have much traction? 



edit: oh and my back didn't hurt at all.

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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 06:21:50 AM »
You are not  ready for a drop like that yet. Tale time to perfect your roll.

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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 07:07:15 AM »
Repetition, repetition, repetition. Don't bother rolling in a practical situation if you aren't 150% sure of your roll technique. Practice on grass (I find grass more forgiving than carpet) and make sure you experience NO DISCOMFORT there. Then graduate to harder surfaces and eventually to practical applications, but understanding the form and being sure you aren't hurting yourself or feeling any discomfort from repetition is going to do a lot more for you in the long run than starting to roll on tough drops/surfaces right off the bat.

One tip I think I heard Ryan Doyle say is that your roll should be so natural, you should roll automagically if you trip and fall. I'm just starting out myself and have a lot to learn, but the number one thing to remember is to not bother doing anything you aren't comofrtable, confident and safe doing.

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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 07:31:45 AM »
You are not  ready for a drop like that yet. Tale time to perfect your roll.

I could stand on top and jump over the stairs to the bottom (barely) and land fine. I even just took out the roll and ran and jumped it. I'm really just wondering if my foot slipped on the dirt because I have bad technique or what.

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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 09:01:16 AM »


You might be pushing to horizontal with the ground, which is why you slipped.  If you reach to far out or don't use your arms to carry yourself over, you could bang your shoulder like you said.  With the head, you didn't tuck.


Practice first, then do smaller drops (3-4 feet) if you have an extreme urge to do rolls from a drop.  It's best not to worry about drops yet.
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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 03:09:16 PM »
I can easily roll from a drop, I struggle with rolling after a long jump.
Heck with drugs and alcohol. I get high off exercise. Feel those endorphins pump.
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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 08:23:10 PM »
I can easily roll from a drop, I struggle with rolling after a long jump.

you might be landing and then rolling. i used to be the same way until i found the importance of falling into the roll. try standing up nice and straight on your toes and falling forward. ive started experimenting with it and falling into a roll. its quite scary at first haha, especially at high speeds.


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Re: bad rolling
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 05:25:43 AM »
Sounds like a scary thought, but, anything to get a proper roll technique.
Heck with drugs and alcohol. I get high off exercise. Feel those endorphins pump.
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