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Injuries - Discussion / Re: My Knee Pain
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:55:42 PM »
I am not trying to be a doctor, i am just suggesting a possibillity.
I'm pretty sure it's osgood schlatter's syndrome, yet i dont know anything for sure so dont bank on anything i say.  That is what i have, and in the minor stages, it hurts slightly when you're doing physical activty right?  well the basic science behind osgood schlatter's is that when you hit a sudden growth spurt, then your bones may grow faster then your tendons, so it puts extra tention on your patella tendon, making it pul away at your upper shin, making that whle reigon hurt.  take a look at your knee and if there is a small bump in the bone below the knee cap about an inch, it could quite possibly be osgood schlatters.  I have visited many doctors about this, and they all say if you wrap something tight around the lower part of your knee, to keep the patella tendon in place (like a guitar fret is how i picture it) then you should be fine with all athletics.  But sadly, i have wrapped mine up good and tight even with the bands specially made for this, and it has beeen getting worse and now i am close to getting off of my legs completely.  so BE CAREFUL.

It could never hurt to put a patella band on the effected knee(s) and take some ibuprofien though.  Just be careful and let pain be your guide

Remember, i am no profesional, just a teen who is also 5'10" who has a story similar to yours yet further along.  so i can very easilly be wrong.

PS.  the doctors also tell you to ice it then heat it after to help with healing.  it's what i do every day for a half hour or more.

Freerunning / Re: Wall fronts
« on: February 23, 2011, 02:08:15 PM »
alright thanks i knew i had the term wrong haha

Freerunning / Wall fronts
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:44:11 PM »
okay... rawr.  this move has been getting me for a while.  in the gym whenever i try this, i either smack the wall with my back then slide down, or hit it with my feet on the rotation.  How the heck do you do this move?

oh and if i have the wrong term, i mean doing a wall(front)flip

Freerunning / Re: transiton dleg > side?
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:39:12 PM »
try em on a trampoline, you'll land em
on a tramp, i can do doubles.  but on ground, it just feels awkward

Movement / Re: Hardest Move In Parkour
« on: February 05, 2011, 01:56:49 PM »
I have been in martial arts since 5th grade so i already have perfected the roll.  I would say the hardest for me to pick up on was probably the one handed reverse vault.  it was just a different movement.  but i quickly moved on after that.

Tricking / Is this a cork or gainerfull?
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:44:24 PM »
I've heard both, and i can see it as a hybrid, but i'm going for a cork.  any help?

and i know that i need to carry the kick more, wrap tighter, and work on a J step.  any other tips are accepted


Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What scares me about Parkour.
« on: January 29, 2011, 03:05:27 PM »
People can use any form of martial arts for a negative purpose.  Parkour is an art, and it can be treated the same as martial arts in many aspects.  You see some jack-a using martial arts to do some damage, but you also see it for what it really is, from people like the shaolin monks, or even local dojos.  Then there are those like the east coast demo team who do what they love, don't exactly show the discipline of it, and get payed for doing it.  You can't dictate what other people will do.  There will always be those people who will do Parkour without any feeling.  you can't change that.  But there are those individual groups of people that show what it really is.  As long as we hold up against the ignorant people, i'm sure the reputation of Parkour will remain  safe.

Tricking / Re: Wall flip; help please!
« on: January 22, 2011, 05:08:32 PM »
wallflips are fun haha i got mine before the standing backflip.  i would reccomend trying to use a tramp to get over the fear of going backwards, then when you do the wallflip, run at the wall slowly, preferably close so you dont have much time to think about it and psyche yourself out, and jump UP and put your foot about chest height, then just kick that sucker down and back.  try to shoot yourself at a 45 degree angle.  i know, this technique is horrible for normal backflips, but you're on a wall.  just run up to it and jump back and up as much as possible without flipping, and then go for it.  think of it realistically, you're already a quarter done with the flip when you kick off the wall.

take a look at this,

see how i'm at that angle when i'm on the tree?  now all i have to do is make it 90 degrees and i'm completely upside down.  at that point, do you know what can help me?  HANDS ding ding ding!  if you're too afraid, use hands!  and let me tell you, wallflips are VERY easy, and you get pretty high due to the position of your foot.  soooo it comes to these three things.
1. Come at the wall at a decent pace
2. Place your foot somewhere in the mid/upper torso reigon
3. Kick that sucker down and hard.  to make you go UUUUPPPP and back. 
remember to go up.  and nature will take over making you rotate backwards while being far away enough from the wall to not hit it. 

the wooing of the ladies will come later.

oh, and i did these in converse when i first learned them, so as long as you can wallrun it, you can wallflip it.  its actually easier to wallflip it due to the angles, but remember to be safe.

Tricking / Re: Beginner trick
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:49:43 PM »
progress on the tramp. do them free-bouncing (take as many bounces as u like), then do 2 bounces and do it, then 1 then just do it without bouncing, then do it off a ledge, then flat ground
this is just screaming to me "crappy technique!"  i have to say.  On a trampoline, to do a backflip you just kick your legs up and throw your head back.  thats not gonna work on the ground.  DO IT WITH GOOD TECHNIQUE

Freerunning / Re: transiton dleg > side?
« on: January 15, 2011, 03:34:56 PM »
i can do an ariel just fine.  do you use your leg in the same manner with a split leg takeoff?

Tricking / Re: Backflip: "Jump Straight up" "Don't lean back"
« on: December 23, 2010, 11:13:50 AM »
its guts.  i pictured it over my shoulder blades but it doesnt matter.  once you go straight back, it isnt scary anymore

Tricking / Re: Beginner trick
« on: December 23, 2010, 11:07:31 AM »
standing back tucks are actually amazingly simple.  all you need is technique and guts.  really, the full extent of it is to jump straight up, throw your hips forward, slap your knees as you bring them to your face, and spot your landing then open up.  After you get them, they are the easiest flip you can do.  Backflips are easier then fronts and sides naturally because of how your body can bend.  Just think about it, with a backflip, all you have to do is make it over the 180 degree point then whip your legs down and thats a (crappy) backflip!  but with front flip, you have to open up just right while making the full rotation and make the blind landing (and you cant whip your legs around like the crappy backflip i described because your back does'nt bend well that way).  And with sideflip, the mechanics are similar to the front flip, just turned sideways.  you would get it if you can do them.  except for split legged take off.  thats different.

Socialize / Re: One quick question
« on: December 08, 2010, 08:56:21 PM »
Yes this too. You can notice how this user has more of a life ( obviously ) than I do. You can also tell his/her avatar is a decorative little animal, but isn't aware that hamsters are the best of the adorable small critters.
i think i love this

Socialize / Re: One quick question
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:21:36 PM »
it rates you on how much of a real life you don't have.

Freerunning / Re: Getting Height W/ Front Flip? (keeping chest up)
« on: December 06, 2010, 10:38:27 PM »
remember that with practice, you can develop the strength to get higher and higher, and also develop better technique to do so.  sometimes, there is no problem, its just that you are missing the strength and technique specialized for YOU to make it the best possible.  I mean like i'm a fairly tall guy, i'm almost 5'11" and i thought i would never be anle to do any kind of flip because of my height before i started.  but i just found what worked for me and using tutorials as suggestions, not guidelines.  just like any other thing, it will get better with practice.

Movement / Re: wall flip fear!
« on: November 28, 2010, 07:52:54 PM »
haha well... i just did it.  thats how i learn everyting i do...  i dont suggest this due to risk of injury, but im still alive

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How Often do you train handstands?
« on: November 28, 2010, 06:33:39 PM »
every day... but it isnt intense training...
like I will randomly throw a handstand in the hallway, walk on my hands to class; that stuff
haha yes!  i do wallspins to class but same thing. 

Injuries - Discussion / Re: knee crap
« on: November 28, 2010, 03:05:51 PM »
yeah he did

Injuries - Discussion / Re: knee crap
« on: November 28, 2010, 11:49:38 AM »
haha the funny thing is that i've slowed down a lot with my growth.  the last checkup was in march, and last summer i grew at least 3 inches.  the one before i grew 5 and i was growing fast before.  lets just say that in seventh grade (12-13 yrs) i was 4'10", and now in 10th grade (15-16 yrs) i am 5'11".  yes i grew fast, and this came up a while ago.  i kinda just want to be done with growing because maybe it will stop...  well anyways i do ice it, but not very consistantly, and i massage it all the time.

Injuries - Discussion / Re: knee crap
« on: November 27, 2010, 10:28:34 AM »
i have been resting and i havent been to a gym in a month or so.  i'm also getting a surgery for my braces so that will help the temptation of all those flips haha.  i still walk on it and all, and it hurts a bit.  my dad reccomended crutches but im not sure

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