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How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:57:08 PM »
So, I have been doing parkour and free running for a while now, and can land front flips great on trampolines and air mats, but I'm still afraid to do one on the hard ground.
I hear that it's not too rough landing on grass, mulch, or sand, so I'll start there, but I want to know:

Say I rotate enough to barely land on my feet and fall back on my butt, or even just land on my butt, how badly will I hurt myself on those terrains? I usually do not over-rotate or under-rotate, usually the problem is getting enough height to complete the spin, which is something I am working on.

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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 10:56:50 PM »
Butt-landing on grass will barely hurt, any landing on sand will not hurt at all. What could hurt, IF you have a headache, is landing on your back, on grass. And it will be your head in pain, not your back.
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 11:27:25 AM »
It really does not hurt at all!  Its crazy... you expect it to hurt but it really is nothing... but that hard part is getting your mind to actually remember that b4 u flip! I still can't flip cause I have that stupid fear cause I think it will hurt!  Sigh... I have failed multiple times but it has never hurt.  Or course don't do it on cement or rocks... do it on grass or wood chips! 
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 02:22:48 PM »
Butt-landing on grass will barely hurt, any landing on sand will not hurt at all. What could hurt, IF you have a headache, is landing on your back, on grass. And it will be your head in pain, not your back.

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So, the body is able to take the impact a bit better than we give it credit for. Guess I just have to find a good place to start, thanks!

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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 01:59:13 AM »
It depends on where you do it, and how you do it.

If you're doing it on sand, it won't hurt at all, any way you land.
If you do it on grass, landing on butt could hurt, but not necessary. Landing on your back hurts a bit, so be careful not to land on your back!
If you do it on rock hard ground, it'll hurt both ways.

I'd recommend doing it in the gym or on sand, if you're amateur and never done it before. Good luck!
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 10:47:45 AM »
This was my fear when I learned the Front flip. Id always land on my heels and then fall on my butt. It wouldn't hurt at first but after landing like that for a few times I could start to feel soreness in my legs and knees.

I recorded myself doing the front flip and compared it to a professional (For me I watched Daniel Ilabaca, Love his style)

I learned that instead of grabbing my knees when I tuck, Reach for and grab my ankles. This sped up my spin so that I now had to roll out of my Fronts instead of landing on my butt.
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 08:41:22 PM »
a lot of variables go into it, so it really depends, but generally I wouldn't say it hurts. I taught myself frontflips on grass, started by rolling with a little hop, to jumping aiming for my feet with a roll. Now I have pretty great from flips, and no lasting injuries.

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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 04:13:09 AM »
It depends, I have had some butt landings that was very painful.
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 07:31:20 PM »
It's all in your head.  Don't get me wrong there is still a possibility of injury as there is with any parkour movement or any sport in that manner.  But if you are practicing on grass or sand which you should be as you are starting, as long as you rotate past your head, you really aren't going to hurt yourself.

Landing on your butt on sand or grass isn't very painful.  And you shouldn't be afraid of it, and just stick with your practice and you'll be fine!
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Re: How Bad Does A Front Flip Hurt If Messed Up?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 11:35:20 PM »
Have you tried performing the front flip on grass? I think that would be great front flip training on a hard surface until concrete is possible. Most likely it is just a mental block that you need to overcome, keep at it!