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Opinons of training in the rain
« on: October 25, 2010, 06:28:13 AM »
I was just wondering how others feel about parkour in the rain?
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 06:50:12 AM »
Usually a bad idea. With most shoes and surfaces, your grip goes down to almost nothing. Chance of falling increases and so does your likeliness to get hurt. I know someone who was just trying to kong a picnic table (or something like that) in the rain and sprained his ankle. Can end badly
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 07:06:06 AM »
I disagree with above. It's only a bad idea if you don't use common sense. This.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 07:21:39 AM »
The added risk makes me be more precise because chances of a fall is much more likely as you said but it can be fun if approched with the right mind set.IMO
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 07:48:09 AM »
Some will argue that it prepares you for more environments. You never know when you will need Parkour.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 07:48:39 AM »
Usually a wonderful idea. Just take it slow and remember that rain makes things wet, and wet things can be slick. :)
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 08:12:52 AM »
well it also depends on what your doing as for speed vault go ahead monkey vault be carful precision no


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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 08:18:04 AM »
well it also depends on what your doing as for speed vault go ahead monkey vault be carful precision no


hope this helps and safe training

Not necessarily. You can't be that specific without knowing the environment. Rain precisions are can be safer than speed vaults in certain circumstances.

It all comes down to your judgement.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 08:22:49 AM »
Quote from: Andy Keller link=topic=30838.msg385854#msg385854 date=1 Rain precisions can be safer than speed vaults in certain circumstances.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 08:24:11 AM »
Rain precisions are can be safer than speed vaults in certain circumstances.

Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Lol, that comment/typo just reminded me of this :P

Anyways, I'm with Andy on this one, rain training is soooo beneficial for control and isolations. It forces you to be even more aware of your surroundings and exactly what your body is doing. That being said, you need to exercise caution when training in rain, but as long as you're careful and always test your surfaces first, it is so helpful. :)

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 08:25:40 AM »
Quote from: Andy Keller link=topic=30838.msg385854#msg385854 date=1 Rain precisions can be safer than speed vaults in certain circumstances.
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I feel like something went technically wrong with this comment, but I'll answer it anyways. If you are drilling precision form, and you are doing a 3 foot, easy precision on wood or sidewalk, this is by all means easier and safer than a wet, slick, speed vault on a railing.

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 08:29:39 AM »
I feel like something went technically wrong with this comment, but I'll answer it anyways. If you are drilling precision form, and you are doing a 3 foot, easy precision on wood or sidewalk, this is by all means easier and safer than a wet, slick, speed vault on a railing.
i thout it was cheating to precisions on planks of wood
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 08:31:11 AM »
i thout it was cheating to precisions on planks of wood

Precisions can be trained on anything! When I was first progressing and learning, I drill precisions by jumping from crack to crack on a sidewalk. You don't need a rail and a drop beneath you to train isolated, soft landings.

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 10:09:35 AM »
I'm thinking training in the rain or any other weather that alters the surface condition (like snow) would be really important. If you always train on dry surfaces, what happens when a surface happens to have some water or something on it even on a dry day? It'll be really dangerous or difficult to adapt on the fly. Also, expanding your horizons should help you to better understand the basics better. However, since every surface is now different then what your used to, don't try to jump into advanced techniques straight off the bat. Your essentially starting over so take it slow and relearn it.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 11:12:25 AM »
I guess what immediately came into my mind was doing in the rain, what you do when it's dry. But yes, I suppose I do agree, when approached with caution on precision, would be safe. I sometimes fall into the bad trend of not thinking about practical application of Parkour. In that context, yes training in the rain is beneficial. Just be careful! Slipping can be incredibly dangerous.
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 12:01:52 PM »
I sometimes fall into the bad trend of not thinking about practical application of Parkour.

It's cool, man, that's what we're here for! Even just reading some of the lengthy/stickied threads can teach you so much. I have learned a lot from being on this site, and it has definitely shaped the way that I view certain aspects of my life, both training and not.

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 12:12:18 PM »
I enjoy training in the rain. You have to remember though, it is just training. I don't try to go big or anything. I just focus on the environment. It has helped a lot with my performance on dry days.

There is a 11' wood paneled wall at a park near me and I was practicing my vertical wall runs when it was damp out. I could just barely make it up after a few tries on it. I came back a week later when it was dry and shot right up it with ease the first try. Practicing when it was wet helped me learn the best angles for my feet and to get the most of what little traction I had.

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 12:27:23 PM »
I love it. You´re able to do so much stuff that´s impossible when it´s dry, different slides, spins etc

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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 03:08:43 PM »
ok since we're on the subject how would you approach parkour in the snow? I mean would you where something on your feet to keep from falling on ice?Or would you just have to be like everyone said and be even more careful?
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Re: Opinons of training in the rain
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 03:17:39 PM »
You answered the question for yourself. There is no magical secret as to how to run on ice without slipping, you just have to train extra careful! But, both rain and snow training are great for improving your limits, because if you can do something when it's wet/slippery, you can definitely do it again and much more when it's dry :)