Dirtiest Descents

Muggles take the stairs, traceurs take the dares. While descents go back to David Belle most athletes credit Dylan Baker as the godfather of true descents in the parkour game. Here are a few descents this year that make our palms sweat. Check out at the end of the article to see our offer for prepping descents and falls and everything in between. 

Most people need a rail for their descents to work, but there must be something in the water where Joe Scandrett lives cause he makes short work of this one.

 

Milo has been changing the way parkour people look at their endurance levels this year but this descent with his trusty Skydio had our jaws dropped.

Elijah Muller hitting the classic CU Boulder descent dirtier than we’ve ever seen it done, once Marc Busch opened Pandora’s box now we all dropping to rails.

If you look away you may actually miss Matt Jang slamming out this descent cause he just does it so damn fast, you can find him Webster’s dictionary under “rapid”.

You may know him for his flip pres but the man Nate Weston is always down for a good descent challenge as well, hitting some of the smoothest we’ve seen this year.

Hazal Nehir with her first descent, and a very creative one at that, but when you hang out with the Storrors you’re bound to engage in a bit of roof culture.

This one is gross. Bryan Riggins has been pushing descents pretty hard this year as well but this one really makes our palms sweat in a way we’re not comfortable with.

Nothing like a little Owls Gang steeze to round out a descent list. It ain’t a parking lot but Oscar knocks it out way too casually to go unnoticed here.

Nick Ortiz is another athlete whose name has become synonymous with descents. Here he is knocking out another Dylan Baker classic with a first person view.

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This line was super technically challenging from the offset – starting with the stride across a parallel rail to the pillars, straight down into a descent that is again highly technical and also high consequence, with a horrible drop. To do it as fast as possible is pretty damn scary. To purposefully hit the initial drop down to the rail with a trajectory that bounces you backwards just far enough to catch the rail and continue but not so far as to be shot out into the emptiness of the sickening drop to the ground behind you was one of those things that didn’t seem plausible until breaking it down and repeating the pre over and over again (which was scary in its own right). With that said, this was definitely my favourite route we’ve done so far on the Hendo Speed Challenge! Swipe up on my story to watch @tim_champion and I race down it ☝🏻 #stormgang #parkour 🚁 @kieparkour

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We’ll end the article with one of the most visually stunning and technically challenging descents on the list, from the People’s Champ Joe Hendo himself.

And that’s all we wrote! Thanks so much for checking out another list based article about some of the athletes that are most responsible for pushing movement in our sport. Who else is dominating the descent game these days? Let us know who needs a shout out.

If you’re wanting to break down the fear barriers of falling or descending or making sure your climb ups are solid in the events you gotta go back up, check out our exclusive offer with ParkourEDU  and see if their Art of Falling or Parkour 100 Series can help you out.

*Screencap taken from Elijah Muller’s Instagram 

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