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A the following is a glossary of terms commonly used in Parkour, Freerunning, and tricking.

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  • Aeriel: A kart wheel without hands

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  • Back-Flip: a flip that rotates backwards.
  • Bar techniques: Techniques performed on a horizontal, round object such as a branch, bar, or pipe.
  • Blocking: a technique used in Parkour, Free running, and tricking to convert momentum in one direction to momentum in another direction.

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  • Cast position: A position where a bar or the top of the wall is held by the hands at the hips.
  • Combo: Multiple movements used in a quick sequence.
  • Corkscrew: an acrobatic movement used in tricking. Best described as a one footed, off kilter backflip with at least one 360° “twist” or rotation

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  • Gather step: A form of blocking, used to convert forward momentum into upward momentum. Most commonly used referring to frontflips or sideflips. Performed by diving into the move with the feet separated.

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  • Inward rotation: Rotation done in the opposite direction of movement (for instance, a frontflip moving backwards or a backflip moving forwards).

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  • Outward rotation: Rotation done in the same direction as the movement (for instance, a backflip moving backwards or a frontflip moving forwards).

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  • Parkour: a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners, called tracers or traceurs, aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
  • Pike: A position in which the knees are straight and the hips are bent. Commonly seen during flips.
  • Precision Techniques: techniques used in Freerunning to accurately move from one obstacle to another.
  • Punch: A form of blocking, used to convert forward momentum into upward momentum. Most commonly used referring to frontflips or sideflips. Performed with the feet together.

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  • Sticking: Sticking a landing refers to landing a technique such as a flip or precision in a specific spot without stepping forwards or back.

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  • traceuse (feminine): deriving from the French verb, (in English: tracer) meaning someone who does Parkour.
  • traceur (masculine) : deriving from the French verb, (in English: tracer), meaning someone who does Parkour.
  • Tricking: a freestyle underground sport done purely for aesthetic purposes.
  • Tuck: A position where the knee are tucked tightly against the chest. Commonly seen during flips. Flips in a tucked position are often considered to be the easiest type.
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