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Real-life Tarzan swings, flips, and traverses from trees with seamless fluidity in incredible ‘rural parkour’ display

This rural parkour fanatic resembles the real-life Tarzan, as he displays incredible dexterity while swinging, flipping and traversing through trees with a seamless fluidity.

In the forests of Dinard, France, free-running fanatic Vincent Bohanne has put a rural twist on traditional parkour, leaving many to label him as the ‘real life Tarzan’.

PIC BY VINCENT BOHANNE/CATERS NEWS

Launching himself from one tenuous tree to another, the 23-year-old former stuntman is able to bounce from bark to branch seamlessly as if defying gravity, thanks to eight years of practice.

From back-flipping out of a swing onto the ground, to swinging between two branches several feet apart, wild-at-heart Vincent is relishing the comparisons made between him and his childhood hero, Tarzan.

Vincent, who is part of an online parkour group, ‘West Coast Family’, said: “I started parkour about eight years ago when I was 15, and since then I’ve been totally in love with it.

“I was always outdoors and climbing trees before this, but then I decided to combine the two.

“I just love the feeling when my body is hanging by my hands, it’s so invigorating.

PIC BY VINCENT BOHANNE/CATERS NEWS

“I grew up next to the forest and have spent a lot of time there.

“It’s a very nice training room because you can fall, the floor is soft and not the branches aren’t too hard – no one can disturb me, I can fully express myself.

“Trees have always been my passion, I studied forest management and botany, so I feel like I have a good understanding of the trees and the right tricks to do on them.

“It doesn’t come without its risks of course.

“Sometimes I train on branches over seven feet high, and I know that any mistake I make could be fatal.

“Of course, when I swing for too long I get lots of wounds on my hands and body, but thankfully I haven’t suffered any really bad injuries.

PIC BY VINCENT BOHANNE/CATERS NEWS

“The first person think of when they see me is Tarzan, either that or a monkey as I’m so at home in the trees.

“I used to be a stuntman but after an ankle injury, I now teach sport and parkour.

“Training in the trees makes me so happy, I love doing it every day.”

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