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For a large majority of folks first venturing into the world of parkour, it can be tempting to jump right into the intermediate or advanced stuff. Perhaps an experienced friend takes the beginner out on a session, or maybe a certain spot in the woods just seems too perfect to pass up. For some; however, the thought of going out with those experienced in the sport to a place filled with advanced level obstacles can be a little daunting. A perfect solution to this is setting up a parkour arena in your own back yard! Today, we’ll take a look at some ideas on then you can use to build a perfect place to practice parkour at very little expense.

Get Yourself Some Wood and Build Some Vault Boxes

Parkour GloveWith the proper pieces of wood, a saw, a hammer and some spikes (or large nails), you’ll be able to built small obstacles to jump over. They can be any dimension you may wish them to be. It’s all up to you, which is what makes working with wood so great! While you’ll have most of the say in terms of how your jumping obstacles are created, it’s important to keep one rule in mind – the base of the object should be larger than the peak. This lowers its center of gravity and reduces the odds that any significant amount of sideways pressure will be put on it on it, keeping your spikes intact in the soil. Also, remember to keep the objects hollow or with a flat, protruding base that allows you to nail it into the ground in the first place.

Build a Rope-Swinging Station

This will require one to have trees in their back yard, and, thus, will be off limits to many. If you do have a tree; however, try tying a rope to the branch for swinging. While this alone may prove useful to a degree, setting up a platform on either side of the rope will be even better, as it makes you swing a certain distance. The better you get to handwear with the best grip or parkour footwear or parkour outfit, the further away you can move the platforms from one another to increase the difficulty.

Build a Rock Wall

Okay, this one is a little more advanced and perhaps a bit costly (though still much cheaper than buying already-made materials). If; however, you’re truly interest in becoming the best at parkour you can possibly be, it’s something to consider. By building a brick rectangular prism to a size of your liking, you can leave bricks out in certain spots near the outside of the structure, giving you your very own rock wall!

Get Some Tires

You can do nearly anything with tires. Typically, those building backyard parkour gyms will rely more or less on the use of tires. With your hammer and spikes, you can nail the tires into the ground in an upright position, creating the perfect obstacle course. Even if you have no other suitable materials, tires should be the bread and butter of every backyard parkour gym.