The Science of Parkour

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Traceurs, or parkour athletes, seem superhuman in their ability to scale up walls and drop down from rooftops without injury. But it turns out that there’s a fair amount of biomechanics at play behind these powers.

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Special thanks to Ronnie Shalvis for the parkour footage!
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