How to Do a Tic Tac 270 Wall Climb in Parkour

So you've learned how to run up and over a wall. A variation of that move is the Tic Tac 270, where instead of going over the wall straight ahead, you climb the one perpendicular to it. It's easy to get the 270 degree twist to work for you!

Steps

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    Jog parallel to the wall you plan to climb. If you prefer to kick off with your right leg, your climbing wall should be on your right (and vice versa).
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    Leap at the wall ahead of you at a distance which will allow you to get your foot planted high enough.
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    With your leading foot on the wall, turn your head away from your climbing wall, which in this illustration is the left.
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    Twist your upper body to follow the rotation of your head. Your arms should be in position to catch the target wall.
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    Kick downwards, not away from where you're going, so that you can get the height you need. By this time, your arms should be high to catch that wall, and protect your face in case you over-rotate.
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    Catch the ledge. This will be tricky and take a lot of practice.
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    Hang on tight. A good grip helps, as the momentum of your body will carry you sideways. Let it.
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    Once your body has swung sideways and starts to swing back, use the momentum to help get your leg between your body and climb over the wall.

Tips

  • When you're running to the wall you're going to kick off of, keep your eye on the spot where you're going to put your foot.
  • Only try this when you're a pretty good free runner.
  • Don't put on gloves or it can make you slip off of the wall.
  • Don't give up if you don't get it the first time. It might take practice

Warnings

  • The skin on your hands may tear during these exercises due to lack of callouses.
  • While this is a pretty basic wall climb, care must be taken, or you can get seriously hurt! It is best to try this when you have others with you, watching and catching you if you should fall. As with any sport of this type, you must be cautious at all times, and in good physical condition.

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