Lenton Walkabout.

Today was the usual for a training session, by that I mean I met up with the others. It was as usual lots of tricking, doing the same old routine of areas which was disheartening. I collected some t-shirts I had printed and then returned back to the group who were still flipping around. Yaz and myself felt really drained by the whole day, whether that be the heat of Summer or just the vibe and how the jam was going? We even had a major rain shower and were thinking of calling it a day…

In the end we decided to branch out to the outskirts of Nottingham, to really explore places we’ve not visited for a long time and to look for newer ones as well. We made our way up the road past Rock City doing a few movements on the way. One of which was a small but high kong precision which I liked image wise (seen below) of Yaz doing it. We drilled a rail precision to and from it. Even though it was on the roadside of a busy main road. I think that made it even harder to do the rail precision, due to the traffic and making sure not to overshoot it.

 

Yaz – Kong Precision.

 

We came to an area which was some council estates with a few massive tower blocks. I’d never seen this before, at least for Parkour. I lie, I may have passed it once long ago with Mike and some others on our way back from a QMC session, but I only remember all the bollards to jump between. Not the actual estates, shops, rails and so forth. It looked to have so much potential. We spent our time just wandering around it, seeing what there was to do now, what we dared to do and what to come back fro another time, maybe with more people too.

There was another nice kong precision, even if the rail was higher than normal and moved slightly when you vaulted it. This was very off putting, as much as the angle way to the other wall too.We got it in the end but the railing really put us off, I don’t know if it was because the lack of rail below it, or what but it gave you an almost optical illusion when running towards it. It would have made for a nice diving kong back too!

 

Zade – Catleap.

 

We did a few jumps and vaults around the shops area and come to think of it now, I remember being in this area again, long ago with Flx of all people!I remember he took a few cool images of himself balancing along the high rail of the shops first floor and some precision jumps too. There was a big catleap from a railing, again in places it wobbled and went down into the ground when you stood on it. It didn’t look a possible jump at first, until you put maximum effort into doing it then you glided in the air and got it.

It was one of those horrible hanging in the air type ones. It looked great on photos and big too. We kept training it and I remember Yaz said it felt like a real stretch! The day just kept getting better with us finding more small places to train at, with small walls and then later a high up catleap by Yaz. We had passed Castle Marina as well, so it took us a full twenty five minutes to walk back into town when we called it a day! I can’t believe how far we had travelled, no wonder my legs were so tired that evening!

 

Zade – Cat 180 Precision.
Yaz – Kong Precision.
Zade – Precision.
Yaz – Precision.
Yaz – Kong Precision.
Yaz – Precision.
Yaz – Catleap.
Zade – Catleap.
caption=Yaz – catleap.
Yaz – Catleap.
Yaz – Cat 180 Precision.
Yaz – Cat 180 Precision.
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1 Response to “Lenton Walkabout.”


  1. 1 richards July 10, 2011 at 15:27

    Observe your movement when you walk and run, when you are training Parkour. Start small and observe how you land from jumps.


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