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Parkour and Freerunning => Movement => Parkour => Topic started by: Spencer Rich on June 04, 2009, 10:02:12 PM

Title: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Spencer Rich on June 04, 2009, 10:02:12 PM
I'm trying to learn the basics of what happens in this video from 1:12 to 1:15 (a bit shorter distance though :P)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juBtMGgqYfU
My problem is that I oft end up too short up/putting a foot down early, and my question is, is the technique exactly the same as the kong and does the fault just lie in my not getting enough distance/height out of my kong or is there a mildly different technique that has to do with timing and lift?
Title: Re: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Pave_the_Planet on June 11, 2009, 05:21:14 PM
Seems like it would require more push off with your arms.
Title: Re: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Gabe Arnold on June 11, 2009, 06:58:44 PM
A big key in a move like that is the run up speed. You need a good amount of speed to carry you over the obstacle, enough that the arm push of the Kong is almost non-existent, acting more like a guide. Keep your hips high, eyes locked on where you're going, and remember to extend your feet forward to "catch" the obstacle you land on, letting your knees bend and absorbing the impact. (Rather than hitting it low and hard - think of it like a normal landing from height, where you have to absorb impact and lessen the blow)
Title: Re: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Team Avian on June 11, 2009, 07:58:53 PM
its more of an up jump and a BIGger tuck... you must tuck and lean HARD... kind of like... hmm... like Hurdles but with both legs out instead of one

-Kyle(Rage)
Title: Re: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Keliomer Castillo on July 10, 2009, 04:54:54 PM
I think it's partly that they have to jump up and kong the obstacle. if you're trying to do it by doing a kong on something lower most of your momentum goes forward momentum when you want upward momentum to give you time to get your feet in place.
Title: Re: Kong-to-same-height precision
Post by: Team Avian on July 10, 2009, 08:10:19 PM
I think it's partly that they have to jump up and kong the obstacle. if you're trying to do it by doing a kong on something lower most of your momentum goes forward momentum when you want upward momentum to give you time to get your feet in place.

good point

-Kyle(Rage)