Parkour Landing Research #2
The results of our initial research project showed that traceurs should continue to employ parkour style landing landing strategies (precision landings and rolls) rather than traditional toe-heel landings. We then wanted to find out what the differences were between traceurs and non-traceurs and do some preliminary investigation into the relationship between landing force and sound. With help from the biomechanics team at the Wintec Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance we embarked on a new project:
A Comparison of the Habitual Landing Strategies from Differing Drop Heights of Parkour Practitioners (Traceurs) and Recreationally Trained Individuals is published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. Make sure you read the whole article for all the juicy scientific details, but for the TL:DR types, we’ve created a new infographic to highlight the findings for you.
The findings in this new project line up with the findings from our first one. Parkour landings are safer than non-parkour landings! Traceurs even land with less force and noise from 50% of their body height than non-practitioners do from 25% of theirs. This is super important, not just for traceurs, but for the public at large. If you want to be able to land more safely, train parkour.
Enjoy and don’t forget to tell your friends the good news.
– NZ Parkour