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Offline Vinny Pellegrini

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Wall run success
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:32:53 PM »
i did this 50 times in a row. every single time just a half inch away. FRUSTRATINGG? NO WAY!!!

......  >:(


how can i pick up an extra inch or two? i want this so bad!

EDIT: see the final page for the successful video. :-p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdBLKysxog4
« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 05:47:40 PM by bioobird »
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 10:42:17 PM »
Just keep trying! You will get it eventually. I've had wall runs that I tried to get for several years until I succeeded. Also, watch your landings when you don't make it!

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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 10:55:35 PM »
i shall try again tomorrow! (luckily this wall is right around the corner from my house)
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 12:02:26 AM »
yea man, just keep trying.  i finally just got a wall that has been plaguing me since i started training.  however, it looks like you aren't planting your foot high enough.  try planting it at about hip/waist level on the wall if you aren't already doing so.  good luck, i hope you get it.
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 06:15:04 AM »
If you want it, let it go. Don't go there for a month. Find another wall thats about a foot smaller and do that one 100 times.

Then go back to your wall.... it'll be yours on the first try since your THATT close  ;D
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008, 07:12:28 AM »
Im not trying to promote any products (I am, but not in this post) by saying this but what kind of shoes do you have? Ive failed over and over again at wall runs until I changed shoes. More specifically (again, not supposed to be a commercial, but this actually happened), I was trying it with some running shoes, then switched to some Ariakes and made it. Its not a myth that some shoes have more grip than others.

This does not by any means suggest that shoes produce special skills, HOWEVER, sometimes they give you that extra inch ;)

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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008, 07:26:50 AM »
Im not trying to promote any products (I am, but not in this post) by saying this but what kind of shoes do you have? Ive failed over and over again at wall runs until I changed shoes. More specifically (again, not supposed to be a commercial, but this actually happened), I was trying it with some running shoes, then switched to some Ariakes and made it. Its not a myth that some shoes have more grip than others.

This does not by any means suggest that shoes produce special skills, HOWEVER, sometimes they give you that extra inch ;)

90 bucks for an extra inch on a wall run doesnt really seem worth it.  if he can get that wall using the same shoes he would probably feel more accomplished and notice his progression as a traceur more so than changing to a shoe with slightly better grip.
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 07:35:44 AM »
Im not trying to promote any products (I am, but not in this post) by saying this but what kind of shoes do you have? Ive failed over and over again at wall runs until I changed shoes. More specifically (again, not supposed to be a commercial, but this actually happened), I was trying it with some running shoes, then switched to some Ariakes and made it. Its not a myth that some shoes have more grip than others.

This does not by any means suggest that shoes produce special skills, HOWEVER, sometimes they give you that extra inch ;)

90 bucks for an extra inch on a wall run doesnt really seem worth it.  if he can get that wall using the same shoes he would probably feel more accomplished and notice his progression as a traceur more so than changing to a shoe with slightly better grip.

Unless his shoes are causing problems in other areas of his training too...
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 08:20:25 AM »
One thing I will suggest is that when getting your second foot on the wall put it sideways and not straight like you did in the video...it will allow you to get closer to the wall and may give you enough room to get it.
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 09:25:26 AM »
i have always wore skate shoes myself and i'm getting full grip on the wall so that doesn't seem like an issue. the video is pretty distorted because i filmed it side ways and then when i put it normal it squished everything together. and i tryed to mess with the aspect ratio and i cropped it and yea i really messed it up. haha sooo annoying... cause what fun is a wallrun if you cant see how high it actually is, but im over 6' tall, and it was more than twice of me so im guessing its between 12 and 13 feet high of a wall.


but ANYWAYS  ive been using the "pop vault" method, as well as my right hand, and i get a solid pop and everything feels perfect.. but then i miss. and fall to the ground like a stupid apple.


im going back to the wall today. and THIS time im gunna be so hopped up on caffine and taurine im just gunna go CRAZY at that wall.


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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 09:29:15 AM »
I gotta respect your level determination. I would have to agree with Leon a few posts back about saying you maybe want to take a break for a few weeks and go train other places. Go to other smaller walls were a wall run technique might be suitable and train at them until you can just completely power up them with no effort at all. One thing I actually do: go train your wall runs barefoot. It gives you some extra sensitivity with your foot placement and overall power you put into the step. Note: I would suggest to toughen your feet up a smigeon before you do that.

And while the Ariakes will most likely get you those extra few inches, I wouldn't buy them when your SO close. Just keep working on it.
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 12:39:04 PM »
Buy the five ten free runners and you WILL make it, I promise you $102.00 ;D :-Sarcasm
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 12:46:28 PM »
Buy the five ten free runners and you WILL make it, I promise you $102.00 ;D :-Sarcasm

I can guarantee you that if you try it barefoot you'll probably make it higher  ;)
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 01:33:14 PM »
Im not saying the ariakes are worth that extra inch in that spot, but I feel like they are worth the thousands of other places where I could use an extra inch (NO PENIS JOKES..... LOL OK, PENIS JOKES FINE).

But either way, i would at least suggest some running shoes to improve the arch in your foot. Skate shoes are designed to stay on a board, rather than moving around with any amount of agility.

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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 02:15:43 PM »
Im not saying the ariakes are worth that extra inch in that spot, but I feel like they are worth the thousands of other places where I could use an extra inch (NO PENIS JOKES..... LOL OK, PENIS JOKES FINE).

But either way, i would at least suggest some running shoes to improve the arch in your foot. Skate shoes are designed to stay on a board, rather than moving around with any amount of agility.

I have to agree with Altair, the fivetens give you much better grip than ariakes on a ragged brick type wall.

 But that's besides the point. You're close enough to make it with the shoes you got. The thing with wall runs is occasionally you get a good one, maybe you'll get 5 good ones in a row, and then the next one could randomly suck. And you could do 5 sucky ones, and then the next one could randomly kick ass. Just gotta go for it over and over until eventually you nail it. And you will, my friend, you will. :)

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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2008, 02:34:07 PM »
lose the skate shoes....  :o they have been with me ever since i started, i remmeber the first pair of these guys i got. it was in a little skate shop in my village. and they were exploding off the shelf at me and i had to have them. then i bought the same model over and over again 8 times over, until every size 11 was sold out from zappos.com and they discontinued them and i have yet to find a pair so ive adapted to these STUPID GAY DUMB similar onces that look almost exactly the same. lol

but as you can see in this video the royal blue and black d/c lynxs can perform extremly well in high grip situations. due to soft rubber

observe this diagram/video clip. of them in action. Lol

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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2008, 03:01:09 PM »
grip isnt the only thing you should be looking for in a shoe.  skate shoes simply are not as good as a trainer or running shoe.  i dont doubt that you can perform well in a skate shoe, but my bet is down the line those shoes you love would hinder your progression.
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2008, 03:08:59 PM »
skate shoes are horrible for your knees if you run in them and even worse if you jump in them.   you would be lucky to not have some form of tendinitis in the future if you don't discontinue them.     also i think the looseness might be hindering your wall runs?
but i do like the wall flip regardless ;D 
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2008, 07:04:27 PM »
Buy the five ten free runners and you WILL make it, I promise you $102.00 ;D :-Sarcasm

I can guarantee you that if you try it barefoot you'll probably make it higher  ;)

Remind me not to take advice from you this coming weekend, 'kay. :-Sarcasm
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Re: Wall run FAILURE
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2008, 10:52:13 PM »
Buy the five ten free runners and you WILL make it, I promise you $102.00 ;D :-Sarcasm
I can guarantee you that if you try it barefoot you'll probably make it higher  ;)
Remind me not to take advice from you this coming weekend, 'kay. :-Sarcasm

It really can improve wallruns. Barefeet have excellent grip on brick and are lighter than any shoe.

The downside is that they provide zero protection or support.
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