When god was deciding on blessing everyone with the ability to do lazy pre’s I was obviously too busy showing off my sweet back flips trying to impress the hot chicks...and thus the lazy pre became the most hated movement in my arsenal.
I'm going to review this movement in a few ways; how it feels, looks, its efficiency and use.
The Lazy pre feels like a movement that is supposed to come naturally, I want to be able to do it, my body is like ‘yes Maika do a lazy pre here it would be sweet’, the distance is good the height is perfect, I do the move and my power is suddenly stunted and I gain no distance and lie down in my new home in the flower bed. It feels like it should work but for me it doesn’t.
I don’t care though because it doesn’t even look like a good move, or that's what I tell myself then I watch my footage back. And then some amateur noob shows up like Quat and does the move straight away, clean crisp, power with minimal effort. I search ‘lazy pre parkour’ on Youtube, there’s too many tutorials with my hero Jesse La Flair, I don’t watch any. I watch a video called Clementi lazy pre by Takuya Ueno he’s got the same shoes as me, maybe I can do it? He has a different technique, maybe I’ll try that next time. Maybe I won’t.
I watch Phosky AOM submission, no lazy pre’s. So I watched Minh 2014. Lazy pre’s :( I give up. It’s not even that efficient, it’s ‘lazy’. Sure it lowers you to a more effective height for taking a drop precision, generates power from a strong hip drive and corrects your flight path from an awkward angle to realign allowing for ultimate control and time to spot your landing, but other than that it doesn’t provide much else. Any vault coming at an angle could benefit from this movement, but alas not my poor excuse for a lazy.
In my opinion this move is a 2 out of 10 and 2 is as low as I go on the scale, just to put things in perspective gate vaults and shin front’s are up there around the three mark. (I actually like gate vaults - don’t hate) But for those who master this move and claim prowess, where it becomes just as easy as a kong pre, you can claim an almighty 8.75 out of 10. Bless Spenny, Louis and every other well hinged traceur/ceuse whose hips can reach their chests and hip pop like grandmaster flash. Aotea Square I’m coming for you...