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Dangerous Jumping Calculator

Maybe this could fall under my “physics of parkour”. It could also apply to the MythBusters “dumpster diving” episode. In both of these cases, the question is: how far can you jump off of something and not severely hurt yourself. They do this a lot in parkour. Here are some examples: There are a ton…

Parkour Physics: Wall Climb

Forgive me if I don’t know the official parkour term for this move. This is where you have two walls that are close to each other and you vertically climb them. Here is a shot of Mark Witmer (from Ninja Warrior) doing the wall climb. Doesn’t look too hard, does it? Well, I think it…

Parkour: the act of running and jumping like a crazy superhero. I can’t do any of it. But I can analyze it. So, let me start with the wall-flip (or any kind of move that involves walking on vertical walls). This looks like a good example (there are a bajillion on youtube). Pretty cool, huh?…