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i am 13 and i don't want to die
« on: February 17, 2011, 04:08:03 PM »
hey so like the tital say i'm 13 i've been practising parkour for 4 months(this is minnesota it's snowing in fall through half of spring :) ) and i'm wondering how can i learn the frontfip and backflip of the ground. i can barly do a front flip in a of a diving bored and i don't have the balls to do a backflip from somewher high any help????

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 04:53:51 PM »
You won't die.
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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 05:10:17 PM »
Progression, buddy. Don't freak out. For some people, moving like this comes naturally; other have to work much harder. As you said, you're only 13. You have plenty of time to grow into your body and develop muscularly! If you can barely do a frontflip off of a diving board, then I believe that your main problem lies in your technique. Look up tutorials, experiment with different styles of blocking/progressing to the flips, and overall, take your time. If you feel like you are going to die if you try a flip, then now is not the time to be attempting any flips. Let me know if you need any help finding good tutorials :)

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 08:09:31 AM »
well i'm not gona die but i've done stunt on my skateboard done thing on bmx were i've hit my head and could have broken my spine and risked my legs. i'm captain of u16 soccer team so i need my legs

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 08:49:07 AM »
Maybe find a local gymnastics center with open gym?
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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 09:54:20 AM »
MNPK - Covered in snow most of the year but the ground is always lava

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 09:57:15 AM »
Honest to say, I've fallen on my neck 4 different times, doing backflips. I didn't have any injuries rather than a jammed finger from my webster frontflips. The only time you get hurt, is when you think your going to.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 05:49:46 PM »
As long as you don't overthink it. Because when you overthink it, you may have last second thoughts. And having last second thoughts while in mid air is NOT good. Thats when you get hurt. You freak out and don't follow through. You gotta trust yourself on moves like that.
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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 05:56:25 PM »
haha nice skiny... i had a good conferance so i'll try to go to the nextopen gym when is it the 26 right

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Re: i am 13 and i don't want to die
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 08:07:47 PM »
Yep, next freerunning open gym is the 26th
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