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Offline J. Gabriel Alvarez Manilla

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Another(?) double leg help topic.
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:14:29 PM »
Ok, so I'd been meaning to learn this one for a while; I used Epic1's tutorial to learn it. I finally started getting it into a pool (4 times in a row, landing correctly with my feet to the "ground" and me facing backwards) and decided to move on to some grass. First time was pretty decent, but it kept getting progressively worse, I think because of freaking out and not getting enough height. Haven't been able to get back to it yet, but I will in a few days (this time at a gym). In the meantime, I decided to make the most of the time away from practice by asking those who've already got this one down how they set up for it and any other tips you might have for learning this. Sorry but I haven't got a camera, so I can't show it.
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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 12:09:46 AM »
I get a gay little jog thing going like Juji does, turn in for a sideflip but instead of a sideflip just torque my upper body around then jump with my legs from a pop set up and a double leg naturally occurs. That's my set up. How does yours go?

A tip for it? Just set up for a sideflip but I torque my upper body and down and up like going into a b-twist. Not much I can help without a video.
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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 10:05:23 AM »
I actually just set up forward-ish initially, but the follow-up to my successful double leg felt kind of like what you were describing. That was before it deteriorated. Thanks so much for the help, I really appreciate it and I will keept this in mind next time I go.
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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 10:46:14 PM »
Off a diving board or trampoline is about the best way to learn a double leg motion.

Basically you just go up keep your legs mostly straight and if you're right handed or you spin that way most comfortably; use your right hand to grab your left foot, look up and to the left and you should have it.

After you have it that far, use a person of a block in the gym to flip/roll over until you are comfortable with the motion then try it out without the safety net.

Konging low stuff is stupid. Just jump over it. Or just do a cool flip over it.

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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 08:08:39 PM »
torque my upper body around then jump with my legs
^your torso should be facing upward before you jump.

i learned my double leg after watching Dan Pitlock do them in this video at 1:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EasbiX8ZhUA
he does a great job of distinguishing how much different it is from a sideflip
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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 07:54:14 AM »
^your torso should be facing upward before you jump.

i learned my double leg after watching Dan Pitlock do them in this video at 1:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EasbiX8ZhUA
he does a great job of distinguishing how much different it is from a sideflip

My torso does face up. It's just also torqued around.
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Re: Another(?) double leg help topic.
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 10:09:55 AM »
My torso does face up. It's just also torqued around.
that wasn't a comment toward you, i was just expanding on your advice, sorry, i was a bit unclear.
I like Tricking and Free Running, i don't think i actually do parkour, because i do it for fun and self expression, which would change the term to free running.