So I attempted to vault over something covered in water and I slipped with my hand and landed on a metal handle anyone got any tips for parkour in the rain?
1. Periods and commas are your friend.
2. Be careful.
Now for a thorough response...
Don't forget, parkour is about traversing your environment
. If your environment changes, you'll have to adjust
. You'll gain some things and you'll lose some things.
In terms of rain, unless you're residing in Hawaii, you'll probably lose heat and get pretty cold. No matter where you are, you'll lose a degree of grip depending on what surface you're on. This will make techniques that previously relied on a large amount of grip to become unsafe. On the other hand, you can develop some techniques that capitalize on the lack of friction, i.e. controlled slipping and sliding over surfaces.
In terms of adding gear, typical policy is to not
add any gear you wouldn't wear in normal/ideal conditions. In most cases that we've both analyzed and experienced, nothing will surpass the reliability of what your own body offers.Shoes:
Shoes are our primary tool making contact with the wet surfaces. In my experience, no shoe or sole type benefits all-around for wet surfaces. However, if you live in an area that's predominantly wet, looking into shoes that perform better on wet surfaces is worth looking into. I have found that the flat-soled shoes can be at a disadvantage for keeping grip.Gloves:
Our hands are our other main tools. When considering gloves, sure the outside of the glove might adhere better to the surface, but you'll still be fighting with your hands/fingers adhering to the inside of the glove. If you do find a glove with zero
slippage on the inside of the glove, I'm sure everyone here would be interested in checking it out. In terms of our hands getting cold, my advice is simply to keep your activity level up and you'll probably stay warm enough where it's not too much of a problem. Two things I recommend: pants with pockets and sleeves long enough to pull over your hands (you can pop your hands our of your sleeves when you need them).Heavier clothes:
Nothing wrong with adding heavier clothes. I'm sure you know how to dress yourself
. Obviously it should still be as mobile as possible though. Also, keep in mind where you'd store your clothes if you get too hot and have to shed layers. If you're going across a city, you'll have to stash it somewhere (bad) or lug with you (annoying). One thing I definitely recommend is a hat or beanie. A lot of heat is lost through the heat and a beanie will keep the rest of your body warmer.