Welcome to the CastlePK Dictionary! 12/10/2007
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Free running was meant to start out an anglicized term for Parkour. It was first suggested to Sebastien Foucan during the filming of Jump London. Free Running has grown to be descriptive of a sort of "cousin" activity to Parkour - Free Running is more expressive and creative in nature, with moves such as acrobatics, flips, and spins added for flair, creativity, or just because someone wants to. The main difference then between Parkour and Free Running is that Parkour is defined by purpose "get somewhere quickly and efficiently using the human body", and Free Running is defined by the activity or art of moving through your environment however you want, moving your way, following your own path.
Vert Vault 11/05/2007
Similar to a regular two-handed vault except at the zenith of the vault you lift one or both legs as vertical as possible, trying to make them perpendicular to the ground, then you land on the other side of the object to finish the movement.
Wall Spin 11/05/2007
An acrobatic movement in which a person approaches a vertical face, jumps, places their hands on it, performs an inverted sideways rotation, and lands. This movement is said to be the vertical or inverted version of a palm spin.
Handspring Vault 11/05/2007
Also known as a rail spring, rail flip, flip vault, and spring vault. This move is a vault in which a front handspring is executed over an obstacle with the hands placed on top of said obstacle.
Palm Spin 11/05/2007
A movement where the traceur places one or both hands on an object, jumps, rotates over the object, and lands on the same side of the object as they started on.