Learn how to reverse vault. The reverse vault is useful when you have a lot of momentum but not enough space to dive or swing your leg. This may be because two obstacles are very close together, or perhaps someone as swung you with your back towards an obstacle.
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The information in this post has been taken from the Essential Parkour by Sam Fury.
How to Reverse Vault
There are two good ways to learn the reverse vault.
The first is to get faster and faster at the reverse safety vault. The more you do it the less you need to put the weight on the foot until eventually you will be able to get all the way over the obstacle and land on the other side, i.e., the reverse vault.
The second way is to build up from side sapiens.
Once you are comfortable with side sapiens try the following twisting variation of it. Face your body forwards and then place your hands as if doing side sapiens but at a 90º angle.
Use your arms to support your weight as you turn in a circle until you are facing forward again.
This twisting motion variation of side sapiens can also be adapted to save you from a seated fall, i.e., if you are sitting on something and fall (or are pushed) backwards.
The next progression is to do side sapiens over an obstacle.
When you are ready, add a full twist as you come down out of it.
Land on your foot closest to the obstacle first and keep spinning until you are facing away from it.
Finally, start the twist from the beginning.
And finish by landing in the same way as before.
Practice this vault immediately after other vaults when the obstacles are close together and also while being flung into one.
An opponent grabs you and begins to fling you into an obstacle.
When you are about a step away from the obstacle start to turn your back to it.
Place your hand on the obstacle first to help gauge distance and direct momentum as you vault over it.
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