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Have you ever wanted to practice your precision jumps, but have no where to train them? Or maybe its raining outside, and your really itching to train. Perhaps you have somewhere to train them, but its high off the the ground and you don't want to practice there until you get the move down. These are three great reasons why you might want to make these trainers, and there are plenty of more.

These trainers are very simple to make, and you can make multiple sets in under an hour! also, they are very cheap to make, as you can use scrap wood if you have to.

strong wood (we used 2x4's)
screws that will go all the way through one piece, and half into the other. (we used 2 1/2 inch)

Chop Saw/Miter Saw
Table Saw
Tape Measure
Pencil or Pen

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Step 1: Measure and Mark your wood

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to make the trainers, start by marking the 2x4 into one section of around 20 inches (depending on how big your feet are, 20 inches is usually plenty), and 2 sections of 12 inches.
the 20 inch piece will be for the bar you land on, and the 12 inch pieces for the support legs.

Step 2: Cut your wood

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Using the Miter Saw, cut your pieces that you marked. you should now have 3 pieces, 1 long, 2 short. be safe! wear safety goggles!

Step 3: Cutting Again!

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Now, using a table saw, cut all 3 pieces in half long ways, so that you now have 4 short halves, and 2 long halves.

Step 4: Seperate the peices

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at this point, you should have enough pieces cut to make 2 trainers, or 1 pair. start assembly by laying the pieces into two seperate piles, 1 long and 2 short.
then, set the short ones parallel on the floor, and the long one perpendicular on top of them.
DonutTheGREAT6 months ago
cool why not drill some bigger holes on the end of the legs so you can put lawn stakes through them to secure it.
I love parkour but don't always have a place to practice. This works great!
I just had a thought. (Impressed? I am! LOL) Use nails, screws, or athletic cleats to keep the rail from moving on grass, dirt, and so on.
claudiorox3 years ago
Mine :D
ParkerParkour (author)  claudiorox3 years ago
very nice! are the longer ones specifically for a balance beam?
Yes :D but for precision too
ParkerParkour (author)  claudiorox3 years ago
cool, i never thought of making them longer
Hiroak3 years ago
Wow, I had no idea what Parkour was, it's crazy Ninja stuff. Can you really do all that?
ParkerParkour (author)  Hiroak3 years ago
Me personally, i cant do everything. but if you to the last page in this instructable, there is a link to a video of some of what me and my friend can do.
jackofclubs3 years ago
Ahh cheers man, this is perfect for me. Not sure how I never thought of it myself XD
ParkerParkour (author)  jackofclubs3 years ago
yes, it is a very simple but excellent tool.
piperjon3 years ago
I would LOVE to do parkour, it looks like such an amazing workout and so dang entertaining!

Not sure it's really designed for the 6'1" 300# football player build I sport, but dang, it sure looks like a lot of fun. I can only imagine how strong y'alls cores are!
ParkerParkour (author)  piperjon3 years ago
It is lots of fun! and you might not be able to do all the same stuff as us smaller people, but I'm sure with a little practice and determination, you could learn some basics!
IRSisSIR3 years ago
this would be usefull for me,
(the link to the video in the last step is broken (there is a period inbetween "tube" and " / " and there is no ".com")
ParkerParkour (author)  IRSisSIR3 years ago
okay, thanks for the tip, ill go fix it right now.
Screwerman3 years ago
genial, i love parkour.
exelent tool
ParkerParkour (author)  Screwerman3 years ago
claudiorox3 years ago
Thanks !
ParkerParkour (author)  claudiorox3 years ago
no problem!