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Palm spin is a movement in freerunning similar to a Wall Spin.  The traceur executes the same technique as a Wall Spin, but instead of being vertical during the flip, he/she is horizontally spinning.


  1. Find a railing or retaining wall to spin on that's about waist height.
  2. Approach the obstacle with a few short, controlled steps.
  3. Reach out to the obstacle with both hands. Rotate your left hand outward so it's pointing toward the ground. Post your right hand next to your left in a normal position.
  4. Hop from the ground, tuck your legs and spin around your hands to the left.
  5. Push off of the obstacle with your right hand and allow your rotational momentum to carry you around your left.
  • Note: Reverse directions to perform to opposite side.