Learn how to corner wall run. The corner wall run is when you use two walls in a corner to gain extra height. It is like doing a tic-tac off one wall to gain height on the second wall which you then continue to “run” up.
The information in this post is from the book “Essential Parkour Training” by Sam Fury.
How to Corner Wall Run
Before attempting the corner wall please learn the following:
First get comfortable with doing the tic-tac off one wall and then pushing off the other. You will need to be quick to react with your feet.
Decide which wall you want to hit first. If it is on your left side you will use your left foot to come into it. If it’s on your right side you will use your right foot to come into it.
Come in at about a 45º angle and place your foot at about hip level to tic-tac from the first wall into the second.
Use your other foot to push back on the second wall (again at about hip level) and then come down to land using a safety tap.
Your arms/hands can help you push on the wall or you can throw them up for more vertical momentum.
Test with the angle you come in on the first wall so you can get the best push off it.
Continue to practice this gradually adding more speed so you can get more height. Also, apply basic wall run techniques for more vertical lift.
When you’re ready, add in the wall run on the second wall so you can reach the top of the obstacle.
Foot placement and explosiveness is the key. You need lots of power and the right angle into the first tic-tac. This will give you more momentum off the second step to continue the wall run.
The above pictures show moving from the left wall to the right and then back to the left to grab the top of the obstacle. An alternative would be to tic-tac off the right wall then do a standard vertical wall run up the left wall.
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