Monkey/Kong Vault

The Monkey Vault is a way to pass over an object where both hands are placed on the object and it is apporached straight on. It then appears as though your feet pass between your hands over the object, although they do not, they pass "between" where you hands would have been if you left them on the object, however you remove your hands as your body is passing over the object. The Kong vault is meant to describe a Monkey vault where your feet leave the ground well before your hands ever reach the object, however in practice all Monkey vaults should be done this way to maintain momentum. Kong = "Big Monkey". Sometimes further embellished as "Diving Kong", the priciples all fall under the French Saut du Chat.


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