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The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide
Table of Contents
Title Introduction FAQS Author Ziveeman Ziveeman Page 4 5
Title Where Do I Start? Newbies and Powermoves: What You Should Know Toprock Author STIFF_UK Redeyedol AlphaTrion Page 6 8 16
Title 6-Step 2-Step 3-Step Helicopter/Coffee Grinder 12-Step Author Moochy – Mania bboyarfen B-boy Jp Maximum NRAdam Page 21 22 23 25 27
Title Coin Drop Suicides Author BreakuRspinE Goose Page 32 35
Title Foundational Freezes Airchair Adding to your Airchair One-Handed Airbaby L-Kick/Nike Kick Transitions Author mr. Boogie bboyCliche BboyStylistics Bboyhops66 Sum1datbboys D.n.A Page 39 44 52 54 56 60
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide
Title Windmill Compilation of Milling Notes Tips on Perfecting Windmills Learning Windmills: Common Pitfalls and Solutions Windmill Variations Flares Flares Flare Problems + Answers The Truth About Flares Good Flare Practice Tips Hopping Flares/King Flares Circles One-legged Swipes Turtles Turtles Crickets/Jackhammers Darkhammers/Hydraulics UFOs UFOs UFOs Headspins Handglide Handhops/Solar Eclipses Halos/Tracks Halos/Tracks Airflares from Standing Front Handspring/Front Tuck Backflip Spinning Flag Author Bboy Drizzt Do Urden jleefl1202 Bboy Crescent Mistah P Swiper Anubis2002 Unknown Ek0 Bboy Angel nidimin Sekto|Z, -SektorMarsio Bboy Crescent Bboy Drizzt Do Urden President ManHy xD and Bboy Du X-Bobby Bboy Drizzle Do Urden Anubis2002 Anubis2002 D.n.A -SektorAnubis2002 Kujo Anubis2002 Mali-bootay Hiddin Image GrandMoren Page 64 66 69 71 76 79 81 86 88 91 94 102 111 112 114 116 120 123 124 126 128 131 134 143 146 148 151 156 158
Title Broncos/Donkeys Kip-up/Chinese Get-Up Handstands Author ManHy xD Break Master A ManHy xD Page 162 168 171
do not take these guides exactly as they say. you can just put it on a flash drive and take it anywhere. Also. so you’ll have to figure that out yourself unfortunately. Also. I compiled these guides so you can bring them around. I know how hard it is to watch a video guide or read a text guide and remember how to do it when you go to practice the next day.bboy. match these guides to the video guides on the internet and see how they look.j-network. rather the author is attempting to recreate the image in your head. Some guides I got very lazy and decided not to edit too much. However. Just impossible. I swear. I have not edited these guides extensively and you may find some inconsistencies.com forums at Ziveeman. That’s why I’ve compiled these guides into one. please contact me on the bboy. you can just look at this guide. such as “from the 2nd step of the 6-step” (which it does not specify from where you started. so you can read it at school or work if you’re bored =D (just don’t practice there). don’t just use text guides! When you’re done practicing and relaxing at home on the computer. which is a problem because if you miss a word or two. The problem with text guides is that you don’t actually see what the move does. So. as a solution. Haha. In addition. so watch those as well. your entire image of the move may be skewed. I’ve also removed all sentences relating to “the forum” or something outside of the guide itself or pictures that I believe aren’t necessary. they probably practice at a gym or some sort of place like that.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Introduction Hey there Bboys and new bboys. or found a text guide. Ziveeman 4 www. If you are willing to write a guide. and for good reason) I figure that most bboys don’t practice near their computer. Innovate! Come up with your own variations after you’ve gotten these moves down! Watch other people’s videos to get ideas (but don’t bite). No longer will you have to keep on going back to the computer if you’re at your house practicing. I’ve edited these guides for grammar so you don’t have to wade through text like ‘u’. it’ll seem like a regular book. Thanks for downloading. such as the knee drop. etc) or if it mentions something that you don’t know. videos are a much better way of guiding you than text. It’s also convenient if you don’t have Internet. I am aware I am missing several guides that are essential. editing people’s writing is just like trying to teach a Bushman how to fly an airplane. This is my compilation of all possible stickied text guides on www.org forums or bboyzone.org (with the exception of a couple. something that is a given when these guide writers have not collaborated together.org .
That’s a given. No video guides. shape. although it can be used as a centralized version of the text guides so you don’t have to fumble through all the forums to find a guide you need. Do these moves at your own risk. hehe. Also. I’m interested). it’s basically a Game Boy version of bboy.org. Got it? Good.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FAQS Who created these guides? Various members of the bboy. of course.org community. if not essential. Then you can use a three-hole puncher and make a binder for this…that’d be cool not to mention efficient for everyone at your bboy practice to use.org. for the most part. take note that some of these guides do have video accompaniments that aren’t required to understand.org . Why were these guides chosen? Because they were. However. This signifies that a guide is qualified enough to teach. You can’t have a video guide on paper (if you can. but it’s good enough to bring around. Any guide that’s dependant on other guide as a prerequisite is eliminated (however. 5 www.j-network. I know this is a long book so use a library or school printer to print it out. here were the rules for picking the guides. What use does this book have? It was mainly for people to have a printer friendly version of these guides so they can take it to their practice place. It doesn’t have everything the bigger version has. the onehanded airbaby guide is an exception because it’s a popular. freeze). but used as a booster. Don’t keep this all to yourself! =D Disclaimer In no way. or form are the authors of these guides or me liable for any injuries or damages you or another being or object may incur. any text guide that’s dependant on video as well was eliminated. Why wasn’t so-and-so’s guide chosen? Well. PM me. All in all. stickied on bboy.
Start off with this stuff. The four basic drops are: The sweep. TOPROCK .listen up. Very important. The back sweep. The dance is called bboying whether you are a boy or a girl. The basics of bboying are very important and really shouldn't be glossed over or skipped. "If you don't toprock before you go down and do footwork. you're not really bboying. and you can become a better dancer quicker than you could by going straight to the harder and more impressive moves. So you may be surprised to hear. It's this part of the dance that you can play with the music a lot. The corkscrew. that that isn't the name of the dance.org . Most of the world know this dance as breakdancing.This gets you from your toprock.here's where you should start.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Where Do I Start? By STIFF_UK Breakdancing Okay .The stand-up part of the dance. BBoying = the dance BBoy = Break Boy (a boy who dances to the break) BGirl = Break Girl (a girl who dances to the break) Where did bboying come from? BBoying was created in the Bronx in New York sometime around 1973.Popmaster Fabel (Rock Steady Crew) DROPS . What do I learn first? Okay . The kneedrop. This is where you can really let loose and enjoy yourself. The dance is actually called BBOYING." . down into your footwork.j-network. 6 www. The name breakdancing was actually dreamed up by some reporter who confused the idea of dancing to the break (where a funk track is all drum) with the name of the dance hence "breakdancing".
Then when you have perfected them. These are the most fundamental freezes and it is very important that you learn them early on as a lot of other moves build on them.This is the traditional way to finish your throwdown (a throwdown is what we call it when you visit the floor to take your turn) The basic freezes to learn are: Chair freeze. 7 www.org . When you are down on the floor (usually on hands and feet) doing a lot of complex looking steps.j-network.This is what most people know bboying as. you should learn 6-step and 3-step (learn them BOTH ways). FREEZES . This is probably the most creative part of the dance. As a starter. Turtle freeze.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FOOTWORK . Baby freeze. start to move onto more technical stuff.
hand and arm positions. Observe videos and other bboys/bgirls JUST before they do a powermove. they mix in something unique in their powermoves or combos. Now learn other basic footwork moves such as pompo/sideshuffles. you better read on if you want to head anywhere. you don't feel like you're gonna trip over yourself. to all you new Bboys and Bgirls who really want to do certain powermoves or even be a powerhead. knee spins. and sometimes tend to pull up their pants as if they were gonna fall off (I do this ). etc. this you NEED. If you do it better counterclockwise. You should start off with that instead of biting off someone else's toprock completely.j-network. no matter how hard your powermoves and combos are. Not only because it is a HUGE fundamental of bboying. Learn 6-step first. FOOTWORK Alright. It's very useful. even a poser could do it). move on to the next part. You WILL get respect. Powerheads actually do have style. TOPROCK Learn how to toprock. Learn those basic toprocks. otherwise you're gonna have your ass spanked in a Bboy battle and called a boring gymnast or another Mike Garcia. Once you can do something THAT simple (trust me. even make gestures if you feel COMFORTABLE with it. you're probably not gonna feel comfortable with it as it's something that probably won't come naturally to you. but chances are you won't win. First Part: Learn the BASIC shit of Bboying. After this.org . first thing is first. you should stab with your right hand. And vice versa for counterclockwise. Alright. If you're clockwise. and if you only plan to rely on power without having any style or even being able to toprock. chances are you're gonna be bitchslapped like a hoe. If you do it better clockwise. and find out what direction you can do it the best in. They often slow down a lot. If you're gonna walk in a circle cruising like a pimp. Note that if you ever try to bite someone's style. Change your feet and leg positions. FINDING OUT WHAT DIRECTION/SIDE TO DO YOUR MOVES IN. and 8 www. tend to minimize a lot of their arm and leg movements. as they're probably gonna drive-by shoot you if you do and give you a bad name in the Bboying world. coffee grinders/helicopter. Power is NOT gonna win you a battle against a good stylehead. you better join a gymnastics team and stay there. then you're a clockwise person. sometimes tend to kind of hop around. then you're counterclockwise person. Now just make sure that you have fun when you toprock. THAT is practically the most basic a toprock can get while being a toprock. but for one other part. start to move with the beat and other components of the music. and you think it looks fine in your own opinion (don't give a fuck what others say about your style). it's NOT one bit hard.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Newbies and Powermoves: What you Should Know By redeyedol Alright.
PLANCHEZ (optional) . neck strength. sit-ups. you're gain strength and endurance while practicing. one major benefit for the handglide is wrist strength and endurance. And memorizing the handglide will help you switch in between certain moves easily.j-network. Start off with slower songs and them move your way up to faster ones. If you're a little overweight. Abs are probably the muscles that will be needed the most in a lot of moves. Arm strength is an extra benefit. try learning your footwork the other way. Very useful to use in between moves and whatever. ONE-HANDED HANDSTAND . don't worry too much. ect. and handstand pushups (against a wall or free). and just do the moves easier. this will be of great benefit. FREEZES . as a lot of moves will put A LOT of strain on your wrists. if you plan to ever do power. and I'll also tell you why. Now. barely any strength at all. and is very useful for moves that require you to use the headstand position. Now let's move on: WHAT YOU NEED: Alright. Just try to get in as best as shape as possible. and even footwork. It is used in between powermoves. Now learn to mix up moves together. but you should be healthy. BE AS FIT AS POSSIBLE . and strength to a certain degree. Also.org .Aight. and have certain muscles and areas of your body built. Helps very much on balance. it helps build up balance to a certain degree. try to do your footwork with the beat/music. Once you can do this. HANDGLIDE . HEADSTAND . can be used in combination with powermoves.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide other stuff. where your body weight is placed on only a few muscles and balance is dependant on how well your muscles can hold in that position.some moves will rely on you being in such a position. and you need to be well conditioned for this kind of activity.helps build up quick reflexes. balance. like in your toprock. and then even make your own variations of footwork. most powermoves don't require shitloads of strength. every Bboy/Bgirls needs at least some freezes. you should learn these.Alright. and once you're good with them. Having them strong can help you control your movement. The handglide position is a very commonly used move. freezes.this is VERY useful for moves that require you to be in such a position.for some of those moves that require A LOT of endurance and some considerable strength. endurance.helps with balance. You'll gain strength and tons of endurance for moves such as UFOs. Do pushups. and also helps with some ab strength. and some. builds up forearm strength a little bit. HANDSTAND .helps for balance. KIP-UPS AND RUBBER BANDS . 9 www. and it will help you as said above for HANDSTAND. You really need to build up your wrists.
Start by learning them 2-legged. RISKS: Sore wrists. for you Bgirls who want to learn powermoves. But every powermove has its potential dangers. Really. Elbow swipes are also nice to do. the famous windmill. But in extreme cases. and also helps you learn how to control momentum. and in VERY rare cases. patience. but it WILL be harder for girls. In most cases. SWIPES: Easy. and fun to do. And don't give up. Practice a lot with the turtle position. and try out the moves slowly. sore knees. dislocated or break an arm. All swipe 10 www. this move is all about practice and getting the technique down. But girls can achieve what we guys do. and hanglide position with both hands. this won't be anything of a problem). Girls have heavier lower bodies. Really. sore ankle and sore elbow/forearm will be the only things you will encounter. and even dislocating part of your arm could happen. bruising of the hips. UNDERSTAND HOW THE MOVE WORKS before you try to get VERY into it.org . NOTE: Powermoves aren't something you're gonna learn in a day. not as bad as thought. Get to know how the motions and positions work. or VERY fast. This move is a very popular move. though. Some people might even smash their face against the floor. often thought as VERY hard and in need of great arm strength. TURTLE: Turtles. wrist pain. scraped/bruised knee. ass. It's all about technique.j-network. not strength. but really. also known as airswipes. yes. then 1-legged. These ones are less likely to happen. breast pain (for girls). so just practice and you'll get it. I'd recommend this to newbies who want to learn powermoves which can have A LOT of power in them. RISKS: This move really isn't THAT dangerous. and less strength than guys (although if you PRACTICE. used with footwork. and for some. Windmills can be slow. I don't mean to lower your self esteem or anything. In severe cases. you won't hurt your self much or anything at all when trying this. Also. Some people might get sore hips. and you're ready to take on these whipping bitches. Baby swipes are a more closed in variation. You should have the handglide position down before you move onto this move. isn't that hard compared to some others.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide And now we move onto the POWERMOVES!!! Hopefully. simple. Then learn them from standing position. you've worked on what I've mentioned earlier on. =P The Easy Powermoves: WINDMILL: Ah. depending on how much power you put into it. then superman-style (your arms open as if you were flying like superman in the air). They require a lot of practice. COURAGE. shoulders. fracturing of the knee. you could break your wrists. could fall on face.
you could break your wrist or dislocate your arm. such as grass or carpet. as can flares (later on in this) and other moves that generate a lot of speed in a spinning motion. and not losing balance. Best to wear something thick such as a thick sweater or something when practicing this. another part is confidence and courage. then learn how spin in the hanglide. RISKS: I dunno. The Advanced Powermoves: CRICKETS AND JACKHAMMER: Another impressive yet relatively simple powermove. You must be a real idiot to dislocate your arm or something while trying swipes. then learn crickets. RISKS: Sore wrists. Backspins are really easy to pull off. ankle. fast. bruising of the knees. you're gonna look like a poser when you only get about 2 spins at the most. and especially if in a tight circle. sore arms and back. you'll probably land VERY wrong and fracture something. sore hips from stabbing. even your hand if you REALLY fuck up. 11 www. These are swipes. Once you've mastered crickets. legs wide. then don't try out backspins. RISKS: Bruising of legs. Also good to practicing falling down on something soft.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide variations look impressive if done smoothly.org . If you know no damn clue about how to generate momentum. as it gives the impression of super strength. as in being able to do them in practically whatever direction you want. not a game of Twister. shoulders. sore elbows if you fall on them. as they can look nice once you're good with controlling and generating momentum. somehow falling on your ass and laughing at yourself? This move is EXTREMELY low risk. windmills can be helpful for this. Not a very dangerous move in general. as that will help prevent injury. move onto jackhammers. arms. if you can generate momentum. especially along the spine. and in EXTREME cases. You should master the handglide position first.j-network. Really impressive move to the ladies. Part of learning the coindrop is technique. Jackhammers will be almost instantly gained in your arsenal if you've mastered crickets as I've mentioned. COINDROP: Very good way to generate momentum and drop into moves such as windmills and backspins. back. as you'll probably get a feeling that you might hurt yourself somehow. But I'd still suggest learning them. In extreme cases. BACKSPINS: You should be able to learn how to generate momentum. RISKS: Bruising your shoulders. pretty much whatever lands wrong and hits the ground. More of a learn to cope with some pains in the process of learning than worrying about potential injuries. that is.
but your neck is much stronger than that. In extreme cases. fast and smooth mills to move onto these ones. and holding the balance. the technique for tapping whenever you need to. frontflips. and are higher and wider than other swipes. backflips. Still not very dangerous or anything. Must have nice. 1990s AND 2000s: These require a mix of balance and use of momentum very much like in headspins. then they shouldn't be too hard to learn. You need to have airswipes. bruising of arms. incase you were wondering. RISKS: Falling down and bruising wherever you land on is pretty much the only big risk in this. for this one you need to be able to hold headstands for a long time (at least 2 minutes if you plan to do long headspins) without wobbling or falling over. ect): These really aren't as hard as thought to be. which is VERY unlikely to happen. HEADSPIN: Yet another famous move. RISKS: See WINDMILL. Headspins are all about technique. handsprings.j-network. falling down really hard and severely injuring wherever you fall on. This also ensures that your neck muscles are conditioned enough for this move. since you'll be falling from a high position while momentum is moving you. it's all about TECHNIQUE and CONFIDENCE. Good move to learn. Pretty much the only way you could break your neck is if you fall on your head while it's slanted at a 45 degree angle or something. A good move to learn if you're dedicated enough. If you have these two down. Safer to practice these on something soft. 1-legged and 2-legged and superman-style swipes down before you even think of these. Not as dangerous of a move as believed. Master swipes combine those parts all into one pretty much.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide FOREARM AND SUPERMAN WINDMILL: Really not much different from windmills except you'll find that you can go faster rolling on your forearms or stomach than the stabbing method. Not 12 www. A lot of people have this paranoia that you'll break your neck if you do headspins. like grass or a gym mat.org . though. NOTE: These can ONLY be done on a nice smooth surface. FLIPS (gainers. RISKS: Falling down and brusing yourself. MASTER SWIPES: Ok. not strength. side. I didn't put these with swipes is because these ones need A LOT more technique and more power than those other swipe variations. legs. RISKS: Neck a little sore. All you have to know is how to generate some momentum for headspins. or wherever you fall on. and can even resemble airflares to a certain extent.
But it needs 13 www. I might even go as far as recommending 1990s to fairly new bboys/bgirls.org . and technique would make a HUGE impact in how well these moves are performed. the effect is even better that way. and a lot of technique. This move takes a lot of technique and a lot of endurance. one could lose balance and fall on his/her face. but actually. UFOs: If you've mastered turtles and got planchez down. Dangerous move if not careful with and if technique is very sloppy. Also in extreme cases. And bruised/sore shoulders will probably be often encountered in learning these. Having headspins and windmills down will help a lot in halos. The Hard Powermoves: HALOS: These require a mix of balance. usually at the most.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide very hard to learn.j-network. this move really isn't that capable of causing much damange/injury. Takes a while to learn. They are one of the most impressive looking moves. wrists. RISKS: falling down and hurting yourself. especially if your legs are extended fully. RISKS: Pretty much what turtles can do. though. too. RISKS: All of windmills and more. RISKS: Sore elbows. FLARES: Amazing move taken from gymnastics. And especially confusions are dangerous. It really doesn't need much strength. though. otherwise you're going to have a VERY VERY hard time trying to get these down. injuring wrists. you could even break your neck. falling on legs. NO-HANDED WINDMILLS (nutcrackers. They're very fast. though. Takes some time to get down. especially windmills. require very good control of momentum. Not too much of a chance of hurting yourself badly. some strength. confusions. as this move has very similar physics to both moves. then you're ready to move onto this one. this move is a total bitch to learn and even more of a bitch to master completely. falling on face. as you hop from shoulder to shoulder while rotating. as you'll be moving very very fast. or somehow do something VERY wrong and slam oneself hard against the ground. chance of fracturing neck. just enough to hold yourself up on your hands with your legs forward for about a second or two. Takes a lot of practice and patience. because if your hand presses hard against the side of your head and the ground. eggbeaters/barrelmills. Should have handstands and one-handed handstands down. you MUST have masted the windmill. and other windmill-like injuries. bruising yourself. You could REALLY slam a part of your body hard against the surface you're on. ect): For these. In very unusual cases. Practice with caution and take it one step at a time.
and it's always best to know how to generate a lot of momentum. RISKS: hitting your face hard against the floor. Having nohanded windmills help.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide a lot of practice. spraining wrists. and a lot of effort to do (mostly for multiple flares. But airflares are all about having almost perfect form. as they have similar physics. If you lose total control of your momentum. the worst you could probably do to yourself is make your wrist really sore and bruise your leg a little. sometimes more. as these require VERY well performed technique. bruising whatever part of your body that falls on the floor if momentum is strong enough. They're often tricky to start up. you must've mastered windmills before you move onto these ones. Not a very good move for newbies to learn. depending on the person. They're harder to gain momentum in due to the fact that your legs are closed together instead of open wide. you could fracture a part of your leg or foot or whatever slams onto the floor REALLY hard. but hitting multiple airflares often the hardest part by far. but having some balance down does help a little bit.j-network. Safest to do with a beanie/winter cap on. in VERY EXTREME cases you could fall on your head or neck and even cripple oneself. and they can take a while to correct. and often the number of circles done continuously is considerably less than regular flares. or a gym mat. bruising forearms. These will take long while to learn. Best to practice on grass. In extreme cases. Can take anywhere from 4 months to up to a YEAR to learn. though). very good control of momentum and motion. harder for others. good form. RISKS: not nearly as dangerous as regular flares. AIRFLARES/AIRTRACKS: These don't use too much balance. and also tricky to continue. Elbow airflares are an easier variation of airflares. These can take less time to learn than flares. BABYMILLS/MUNCHMILLS: These are very hard. spraining wrists. falling on your ass (usually not much of a problem. though). hitting your head hard against the floor. 14 www. Not a good choice for beginners. and very good control of momentum. also many people encounter MANY problems with flares. VIRGIN FLARES/CIRCLES: A variation of flares that's easier for some. Having windmills down could help in learning flares. as they both have similar motions. RISKS: Falling down and slamming oneself against the floor. as are flares. shoulders and back. you could even fall hard on your stomach or face. sore wrists. slamming your leg(s) hard against the floor. hitting your leg hard against the floor. carpet. and will take horrendously long if you don't have regular windmills down well. These are also another of those moves that are mostly technique-based and not constant effort in doing the move. as you must have very good form to continue going. brusing your sides. Best to learn on Grass or a gym mat.org . RISKS: Sore wrists. Having flares down helps.
Your legs are closed up together like in virgin flares and you're hopping around like in babymills. RISKS: same as BABYMILLS/MUNCHMILLS. be very very good with momentum. You MUST have babymills down. if not the hardest. can do your powermoves very fast and smooth. and have perfect form. powermoves that exist.org . 15 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide TOMBSTONE MILLS: One of the hardest.j-network. this move requires perfect technique to be done.
Your toprock needs to be able to adapt and you need to be able to constantly move therefore its important to stay on the balls of your feet so you can keep everything bouncy and ready to change to variations in the music.but why would you want to do that? Grab the cypher or your opponent's attention right from the start. for those just starting out. Sure you can have shitty toprock and a good blow-up. Toprock is really the only surefire way to show that you know how to dance and how to rock a beat. bass.. Song Structure – Almost all songs that we dance to in the west are made using a 4/4 pattern. If you don't know how to dance there's a good chance you'll never get too far in b-boying. That's the only thing that matters when you're first learning. flips.. Toprocking with flat feet will make look slow and make it look like you're trying too hard. However. bass. In a set you want to show that you have everything so to be complete you NEED toprock." Once you become more advanced you can then try to rock the horns. horns. that does not mean toprock is without its difficulties. What this means is that there are 4 beats per measure (therefore 1 measure=4 beats)." You've got to remember that b-boying had already been around for a few years before the first b-boys (The Nigga Twins are usually given credit for that) ever went down to the floor. I doesn't just mean the drums but every single aspect. freezes..It needs to be acknowledged that b-boying is first and foremost a DANCE. It also helps you have smoother transitions into your footwork. lyrics. Basically what this means is that no discussion of the foundation of b-boying should ever be without Toprock. It's how most people judge whether or not someone is "on beat. A Note on Rocking the Beat Rocking the beat is more than just stepping out on the snare. lyrics. However.just worry about the snare drum. Toprock is also a lot more than just "making room for you moves. For example.j-network. Toprock ConditioningThere's really no conditioning required for Toprock. That's just the basic aspect of it.. It doesn't really require any major straining on the muscles or any sort of complex momentum to figure like in power moves..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Toprock By AlphaTrion The Importance of Toprock – First off. 16 www. Rocking the beat basically means expressing the music through your dance. Try and get used to staying on your toes as much as possible.org .. or whatever you want to do from your toprock. everything. One tip that will help is that before you start practicing your toprock. Its also the beginnning of any throwdown that you do so for most people its the first impression they'll have of you. So what were people doing? Toprocking. and everything else. Drums. bounce from side to side on the balls of your feet like a boxer.
I know this all sounds very complicated but to be honest. I'll give tips to beginners and advanced toprockers. Beginners: you should be hitting the snare on 2 and 4. listen to "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" from the beginning. Open arms out.. Remember how I said changes occur on multiples of four? Typically. The drum pattern repeats every measure and goes BOOM---BIP-BOOM-BOOM-BIP (BOOM = bass drum. Return to step 1. Listen to the song and nod your head. I'm really just telling you this to know what to listen for when you're just hearing a song and not dancing to it. this is important because it will allow you to anticipate changes in a song even if you've never heard the song before.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide let's take the song "Dance to the Drummer's Beat' by Herman Kelly and Life.org . 4. 2. Learn to understand music and when changes occur. Step forward with right foot slightly in front of left and a litte turned out.j-network. if you have a BOOM-BOOM-SNARE beat.. Knowing when to change up your style when you've never even heard the song. Indian step AKA Cross Step AKA Front step – I consider this to be THE most important toprock style and my personal favorite Why? Because it's very easy to do and very easy to keep on beat. it's been 32 measures since the piano started. ignore the fact the advanced tips are even there. small fills occur after 8-12 measure and bigger changes occur after 16-32. BIP = snare). After a while you won't need to count and you'll just "feel" when a change in the song is going to occur.you would start with basic toprock.. 16 measure after that the bass riff changes and 16 measure after that the cowbell comes in. Stand with feet together (But not touching) and hands together in front of you..the vocals start.. it is also has a wide range of modifications you can do to personalize it and make it truly "your" cross step. Now. Now if you were dancing to this. Typically changes occur at multiples of four measures. For example. Open arms out. hop on the "BOOM's" 17 www. 3..change it up after about 32 measures and add in some more intricate hand motions to match the piano. the measurement that determines how "fast" a song is). after the first horn blast begin counting out every beat. It's also adaptable to a wide range of BPMs (Beats Per Minute. If hearing the beat right you'll notice that you're nodding in time with the hi-hat of the drum. Now what do you think will happen in another 32 measures? Yup.. 5 return to step one. Now as you're counting notice that the piano comes in at 32 measures. step foward with left foot slithgtly in front of right and a little turned out. Then maybe do a skip step for the cowbells and act out or lipsync the vocals as they start.and we know have all the instruments playing. Ok now. Beginners. You shouldn't be trying them until you think you've got the most basic techniques down.. Advanced: try adding in some hops before doing steps 3 and 4. 1. If you study songs and not just listen to them in your free time it will be possible to gain the "Sixth Sense" of toprock.
1. 2. For Your Arms: just swing them as if you were walking. Your left foot should be on the balls of your foot and your right foot should be on the heel with the toes pointing up. These are some of the more basic and common modifications to the cross step. Beginners: This is a very quick toprock so in a song with a 4/4 pattern you jump out on 2 and 4 (usually the bass and the snare). You should be trying to hit the snare on 4 and 7. Step behind left foot with Right foot. Foot placement can also be a little to the side if the song is a bit to fast but you should still be doing the basic forward and backwards movement. Stand with your feet together (but not touching) 2. dropping lower to the ground. 18 www. except step back instead of forward. Pointing your toes to one side isn't necessary. step in front of Right foot with Left foot 4. Hop and go back to position one. return to step 2 Beginners: This can be done repeatedly but most of the time it's done just once.org . maybe even touching it. Advanced: Rember how I said this was called hop scotch? Well. instead of landing on both feet try landing on just one. On 1 and 3. Hop and kick your legs out and point your toes to the right side. You could just as easily keep your toes forward. Advanced: can't think of anything right now. Step behind Right foot with left foot 7.Exactly the same as cross step.. This is also a good toprock to experiment with your hand motions since your feet aren't doing anything to exciting.j-network. 3. step in front of Left foot with right foot. With your arms just hold them in front of you on 1 and 3 and hold them out on 2 and 4. step in front of Left foot with right foot 3.do a hopscotch motion. Hop and kick your legs out and point your toes to the left side. Skip Step AKA Hopskotch: Both of these names are ones that me and my crew use and I don't know what anyone else calls or if anyone has even given it a name. or try leaning to the side when you land one foot. Back step . Just think of someone playing hop scotch.. Your right foot should be on the balls of your foot and your left foot should be on the heel with the toes pointing up. 4. Step behind left foot with Right foot 6.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Also try coming out farther with your foot on 3 and 4. Charlie Rock AKA Charleston Rock – Developed from a popular dance in the 1920s called the Charleston. 5. stand with feet together (but not touching). To do the Charlie rock: 1.
. 3. Similar to Indian step but turn your torso a little more and step a little farther to the side. It's barely even a kick.org . Bring your right foot back and stand on the ball of your foot while kicking out with your left foot. this is another one that I'm not sure of the name. AT THE SAME TIME 19 www. Bring your right foot back to center and kick out (same kick from the Latin step). If anyone knows another name let me know. not sure why. 6. 5. stand with feet together (but not touching). Apache: Again.. Kick out with your right foot and then put the toe of your foot on the ground. This is where it's gonna get complicated. It's essentially just a variation on the indian step. 4. kick your right foot out. stand with feet together (but not touching).. Stand with your feet together (but not touching) 2. Bring your right foot across and step down in front and to the side of your left.. When you kick you don't want to kick real high or hard or anything just give a small kick straight out. Outlaw: Sort of a cross between the latin rock and the backstep. Advanced: Try to alternate between this and the skip step. 1. 2. Now bring the ball of your right foot back down to the ground and hop and end up in position 2 of the skip step. Put your right foot down and at the same time lift your left foot off the ground. 4. Bring your left foot back to center and kick out. 2.j-network. and it just stuck. Beginners: The kick from steps 2 and 4 should be on the 1st beat of a pattern (usually the bass) and you should end up in the heel-toe position of steps 3 and 5 be on the snare.Do a small hop off of your right foot do another small kick again with right foot (not high) and put your heel down. your left foot is going to come of the ground a little. 1. 3.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Latin Rock: I'm pretty sure this gets its name from the latin dances that inspired a lot of the early uprockers and toprockers. I think I heard someone a long time ago call it this. This is a pretty difficult step so I wouldn't recommend trying it until you've gotten the others down pretty well. When your right touchs. Bring the ball of your left foot back down to the ground and hop and end up in position 4 of the Skip step.your just going from the ball of your foot to the heel. 1. This is just what I call it. 5. 3. repeat. Bring your left foot around so it steps down to the right of your right foot and turn your torso to your right side.
You should be hitting the beat on steps 3 and 6. 4. 2. Kick your right foot out and then rock back onto the toe (similar to what you did in the outlaw) 3. slide the right foot back to the center position while moving the left foot forward and kicking out. 4. Rock back onto the toe of the left foot and step back on your right foot (step 3 but on the opposite side) 20 www. 5. House Step: Loosely inspired by house dancing. At this point most of your weight should be on the right foot. rock back onto the ball of your right foot and kick out with your left foot. just putting your heel on the ground. stand with feet together (but not touching). When the toe of your foot is on the ground do a small hop and kick your left foot back and tap the ground with your left toe while hopping a couple of inches to the side and forward with your right foot. (repeating steps 2-4 but on the opposite side). not high. 1. This is just what I call it. again.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide your left foot goes behind your right foot just like in the back step. Rock to the toe of the left foot and kick your right foot behind. Basically when the ball of your foot touches down behind the other foot (the backstep).org . Now.j-network. 5. 6. Rock from the heel of your left foot. Now steps 3 and 6 should go by very quickly. Now.
Left foot steps sideways to get your legs parallel to each other and now you are facing down to the floor.left leg crosses over the right. 3.org . Then do exactly the same thing going around to the back . Step your right leg parallel to the left and put your left hand down so that you are in a crab position facing up to the ceiling. lifting up your right arm 5. 4.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 6-Step By Moochy . Put your right hand on the floor a couple of feet in front of you. 2. legs in the wide V where you started.j-network. Right foot steps back. 21 www. 6. then step your right foot in front of that so that your left knee bends . Then cross your left foot behind your right foot (so that your shins are making sort of an x) .Mania Start standing with your legs apart some (same as step 6) 1.
1) Ok. It might seem weird the first couple times you try. 2) You can go from a six step right into a 2 step from the 4th step.(I try sweep my leg a little when I 6 step) 3) Instead of just sweeping your leg kick hard so that both your feet get into the air.j-network.org . Get in a crab position and stick your right leg out while keeping your left bent. Make sure your right leg is in a position where you can easily kick it to your left leg. After the second step you should be back in the same position you started in then just get your balance and kick again. Its kind of hard to explain but your really gonna do a sort of swipe move. -----Problems------When I first learned a 2 step I would push off the ground with my right foot after i kicked it towards my left. first step get into the starting position for a six step (all fours facing towards the floor). Bring your left hand up like off the ground and put all your weight on the right. Its the one where your right leg hits/sweeps around your left leg if your going CCW and the opposite if your going CW. 22 www. Make sure you keep it smooth and kick your leg parallel to the ground. You can't just kick your legs and expect to end up back in the starting position. Keep trying until you can go in continuous circles. 2) Kick your right leg towards your left while throwing your left hand to the ground on the right side of your body.Way #1 -----I think this is the easier way but its kind of hard to explain . YOU CAN ALSO START FROM A CRAB POSITION 1) For CCW. onceyouget that down its easy to work on going faster. You have to use your hips and twist.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2-Step By bboyarfen -----.
just transfer your weight from one leg to the other or simply just switch legs.org . Example you start with left leg bend and do your 3 step.I had 2 posts where people got confused with the switching legs in step 3. Okay when you have done one occasion of a 3 step you maybe end up with the wrong leg bend when you are finished. Again go over it very slowly and try to do whatever your trying to do. If this happens then do something what i call a momentum jump. EDIT . and put your left leg where your right hand was. It is not exactly the fingers all the weight is shifted on. 23 www. it's the back of the knuckles (not sure what the correct term is). From there you raise your right hand. Step 3 – Drop your bum down (put the right leg next to your left leg) and you should be in the position you started with. TIPS + Some professional B-boys shift their weight from the palm of their hand to their fingers. Try it out if it works for you.j-network. Step 2 – Now get into a push up position. then increase the tempo by a little bit every time. well every bboy should do this. When you are finished you have the right leg bend. Then try doing it normal speed. + To add style and make them look better in general. All you have to do now is switch the bend and straight leg order. meaning your palm is perpendicular to the ground while your fingers are flat and parallel to the ground. (thanks to semo for clearing this up) + To get faster try the 3 step very slowly. So if youre left leg is bend it goes straight and other way around. Bend one leg and keep the other straight.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3-Step By B-boy Jp Step 1 – From a sitting position on the floor. So for example if your left leg is bend your arm goes over and touches the other side of the floor. Depending on what leg you bend that sides arm goes over. Then you start from step 1 again. If you never had any problems like this then ignore it otherwise you will be confused.
To do this once you get your 3 steps down at an acceptable speed. 24 www. + If you want to learn powermoves but it seems like your not getting enough momentum. practice. + This is a little hard to explain but try to slide your leg under the other one when going into push up position with a little hop.org . a little exercise on your legs and arms maybe (I had to do this so don’t panic that your overweight or something) + If you want to learn the 6 step. I know you’re sick of hearing this but to get better: practice. Being able to get down the 3 step no problem will make it much easier. Try not too touch the floor with your feet when your in the Push Up Position and get straight back to like you where in step 1. Hope this guide helped and I will try to get a video soon of the sliding thing and not making it too mechanical.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide + If you re wasting too much energy doing this move just a couple of times try working out. This works especially well with backspins. Like I did (or tried) when it says this is how it will look like. Try 3 stepping and then going into the move. + This could be classified as a quick 2 step tutorial: see the guy youngbboy14 the one that steps before the you got served film clip ? I not too sure but I think that’s a 2 step. + Once you get that down and don’t know what to do next try learning the 6 step or if you already got that down try swipes. This will help getting faster into the move and making more turns. But you have to make your own style into it.j-network. floats (handglides) and therefore even windmill. practice. All it basically is is adding one more step from the leg that isnt used. And don’t try to make it look to mechanical the way I showed you in the video is how to do it.
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Helicopter Guide (Clockwise) "Helicopter" (also known as "Coffee Grinder", "Ball & Chain" and "Clock") Reverse all RIGHT to LEFT and Vice-versa for CCW This is the helicopter guide I promised; I'll include a written guide, a bitmap image of the starting position and a video (which is not mine since I don’t have a camera) This move is easy, it shouldn’t take long and the only difficult thing to explain is the starting position. 1. Starting Position: Sitting on the floor, only toes touching the ground. Knees fully bent and ass not touching the ground. Stick out LEFT leg so that its straight and pointed North-West from you. Put LEFT hand directly in front of you, on the floor, between your legs. Put RIGHT hand on the floor on the RIGHT side of your RIGHT leg. You’re now in the starting position 2. Begin moving your LEFT leg in a clockwise circle around u, when it reaches your LEFT hand, pick your hand up and place it on the other side of your LEFT leg as your leg slides by 3. Now your LEFT leg should reach your RIGHT hand. Again, pick your RIGHT hand up slide your LEFT leg under and put your hand back down 4. Your LEFT leg should now be on the RIGHT side of u. Keep moving your LEFT leg. When it comes to your RIGHT leg, hop with the RIGHT leg and quickly slide your LEFT leg under. 5. Continue Sliding your LEFT leg around u. It should now be almost behind u- While it is behindyouit should be bent at 90-140 degrees. 6. Move your LEFT leg aroundyouuntil its in the starting position once more. Now those were the steps, here are the tips 1. your leg should be straight while its in front ofyouand bent while its in back of u 2. In an Ideal Helicopter, your moving leg NEVER touches the ground 3. This is a footwork move,youcan use it in your 6step, and it will be easier to understand the 4 and 3 steps knowing the Helicopter 25
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 4. I don’t advise having more than 2 or 3 helicopters in-a-row in your combo's 5. Progress to 1-handed and no-handed helicopters 6. You can try a backwards helicopter (no not CCW, I MEAN BACKWARDS) its a little more difficult but think of the combos you could make… 7. Good Luck (Not that you’ll need any as this move is pretty easy) […] 9. IT’S EASIEST TO LEARN THE MOVE IN SOCKS ON A MARBLE, LINO OR POLISHED WOODEN FLOOR 10. Practice people practice
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12 Step - An official guide for bboys 12 Step are not hard as what you guys will think when you see a video of it. Actually it is the easiest footwork available (I guess so). The 12 Step involves you rotating around yourself taking 12 step in the process. In this guide all the 12 Step are explained individually and it is also explained from the push-up position because it cannot be done in the crab position. Any suggestions and queries could be reported. Hope this will help ya guys out there! Art Of 12 Steps : Prerequisites: None, maybe knowing other footwork may help a bit. Fact: This guide is for counter-clockwise(CCW) bboys. Clock-wise(CW) bboys will have to change the left and rights. The 12 step - A detailed guide for newbies Starting Position: The starting position of 12 step is also known as the the push-up position or invert bridge position. Basically, you will have to stand on all fours(2 legs and 2 hands) and you should be facing the ground. When in this position you'll be able to see nothing but the ground, got it. This position is same as the second step of the 4 step. Step 1: From the push-up position, Place your left leg to the right side of your right leg. Oh shit, this may get confusing!! This move is same as the 'first step' of the 6 step in the push-up position but here, you will not have to place it too much in front of you like in the 6 step. Step 2: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it.Now you'll be in a push up position.
Step3: Now raise your left leg and move it 'over' the right leg and place it to the right of it(Holly 27
j-network.org . In the Step 1 you did the same move but your left leg traveled under the right leg.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide shit). This move is same as the Step3. Step10: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it. 28 www.Now you'll be in a push up position. This time move it over the right leg. This move is same as Step 1 and step 5. In the Step 1 you did the same move but your left leg traveled under the right leg. Step6: Now raise your right leg and move it 'over' the left leg and place it to the right of it. You will have to move your left leg under your right leg. This move is same as the Step 4. Step5: Place your left leg to the right of your right leg. This move is same as the Step2 and Step6. This move is same as Step 1. Step9: Place your left leg to the right of your right leg. Step7: Now raise your left leg and move it 'over' the right leg and place it to the right of it. You will have to move your left leg under your right leg. Step8: Move your right leg under the left leg and come back to a push up position. Step11: Follow Step7 or Step3. Now you'll be in a push up position. If you had noticed. Step 4: Move your right leg under the left leg and come back to a push up position. This time move it over the right leg. Step12: Follow Step8 or Step4. this move is same as the Step2.
you will have to go to a push up position at 2AM. 4AM. Step2: Move right leg so as to come back to the push up position. (At 60 degree) Step3: Move right leg to your right over your left leg. 6AM. A nondetailed guides for referrers is also provided. Step4: Move left leg so as to come back to a push up position. Angle measurements are used taking 360 degree as one circulation. That means that if you started doing six steps from '12AM' of a clock. Even i got confused on reading my guide! The most important part is that after covering twelve steps you should be back on your initial position. 10AM and 12 AM. Starting Position: Start in a push-up position (At 0 degree) Step1: Move left leg to your right under your right leg. you should complete one circle after completing all twelve steps. (At 120 degree) Step5: Repeat Step1 29 www. The 12 step . This means that your third push up position should be opposite your first push up position.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I know that all you guys out there are confused. 8AM.j-network. that is.org .A non detailed guide for referrers.
TIPS: 1 Move your hips towards the sides while doing steps. 30 www. I hope you understood my guide.. criticism. suggestions and queries are to be reported. This will create better fluidity as we are supposed to rotate around like a stick with your hands as the pivot while doing this move..org . Further comments.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step6: Repeat Step2 (At 180 degree) Step7: Repeat Step3 Step8: Repeat Step4 (At 240 degree) Step9: Repeat Step1 Step10: Repeat Step2 (At 300 degree) Step11: Repeat Step3 Step12: Repeat Step4 (Back in 0 degree) Continue.j-network.
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What’s a Coindrop :It’s a "safe" spinning drop of the body onto the ground.Right hand on the ground. kick (Or jump with) your LEFT Leg.j-network. 2-Prerequisite :. and slightly to your right in a SMOOTH circular motion. Keep The leg STRAIGHT. now you don’t have to kick the RIGHT Leg up as much as your LEFT Leg . this means that the top of your head should be facing a bit to your left (Or North-East. but the smoothest and best looking is from double shoulder width apart. I’d say anything over or equal to your shoulder width apart is ok) YOU and only YOU should decide which position you start from.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Coin Drop Guide By BreakuRspinE 1. 3.!! Bend slightly forward.(This Goes Counter Clock-Wise) 1Stand legs apart in any comfortable position (Some say double shoulder width. both back and up. 3Here's a VERY IMPORTANT POINT. it’s called a COIN drop because if you actually watch a coin drop it mostly spins around then lands with no "impact". If you have seen any breaking videos it is the way you start a windmill from standing. body about 45 32 www.. I’ve seen peeps do it from almost normal standing. notice that you just TWISTED your body. 5So now you should be in this position :.to your back.None really . just enough to make it travel into the spinning motion itself. some say less. ifyouunderstand bearings…lol) 4You have to jump with your RIGHT Leg as soon as your LEFT Leg leaves the ground. twisting your upper body back to the left and throwing your RIGHT arm in front of your LEFT leg.org . "wind up" by throwing your arms to your RIGHT (Twist your upper body right too) Now BEND. The spin actually diminishes the impact.How To :. spread your arms apart. it’s good form above all. 2Look at the ground. but before your RIGHT Hand touches the ground. Oryoucan jump up to your legs (if you can) after yo drop (But not exactly in a kipup style). but in order for it to be useful at least have a backspin down.
By now none of your legs should be lower than your shoulders.IF YOU PLACED YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN Place it down but don't shift your body weight to it. IF YOU'RE NOT IN THIS POSITION THEN SCREAM GODDAMIT!!!! YOU'RE GONNA CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [[This position is briefly described as a 45 degrees one-handed handstand -Brief.. left arm God knows where (see Note No. haha). Here is where most peoplel differ in style. -Now THE most important part.e.. You Tucked in your left arm from the beginnin' ) Its Almost the same as doing it in "7-a" .e. Anyways just collapse to the back of your LEFT shoulder and roll to your back. 6Now EAT SHIT. 1) and legs in a V-shape with the LEFT Leg higher than the RIGHT Leg. Also.org .IF YOU'RE HARDCORE!!!! (i. you look like a Pro! Esp.e. THE COLLAPSE!!! The Shoulder Killer. I personally HATE the time I learned the collapse. if you make people notice your left arm isn’t being used by waving it and tucking it in before you even start. 7-b. keeping your Legs apart. 7. R is your right]] Or you can be HARDCORE and tuck your LEFT arm in (You'll do that anyways later) without making your left hand touch. you'll notice that (If you did it right) you have a bit of spinning momentum.lol. Now Do All this simultaneously:-Lower your upper body towards the ground by bending both elbows (But the LEFT elbow should be bent more so you'd lean to the left and forward) -Slightly Lift your right leg .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide degrees.j-network. DON’T lock your arm) this will stop you from shifting weight to it naturally and ruining the entire move. it hurt my shoulder like hell. Bringing your RIGHT leg slightly higher than your LEFT) -Tuck in your LEFT ELBOW.!! ]] Oh and your body should almost face your left (the ground on your left. But you'll have to depend on your RIGHT triceps to loweryoudown slowly enough not to get hurt. this is where all the learning takes place.a .. preparing for the collapse on to your shoulder. HARDCORE!!! NOW MILL !!!!! 33 www. you can either PLACE Your LEFT hand down to your RIGHT hand's Right side (Confusing . then roll (Or collapse) to your shoulder and Voila. twisting your Lower body to the RIGHT (i. if you don’t want to hurt your shoulder read the collapse miniguide down here otherwise if you have enough shoulder protection (or are HARDCORE and can take the pain) keep trying to smooth it out. yeah right. a good alternative would be to place the side of your hand on the ground without actually placing any pressure on it. then collapsing to your LEFT shoulder. isn't it?) [[ This Means like "L R" where L is your left hand. keep your elbow bent as much as you can (i.
and your head looks to the left then UP to the ceiling (or Sky!). in which case you need to focus on the circular motion involved. but for moves like mills.Keep your legs STRAIGHT ALL ALONG.. then you've done it right if you see anything that was to your left. I can’t stress how much form is important in breakdance moves.What doyoudo with your left arm from the beginning? Its optimal use is for the wind up (More momentum) If you keep it high and stretched out. here's a helpful thing to do. backspin or spring up to your legs. it may cause you a lil trouble putting it down in the right time.. the manner and sequence in which you kick your legs (i. your either a.. right . RE-READ the guide. you should practice mills.Dropping straight down. however.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 8.j-network. Keep your legs straight ! 3. :P Notes :1. you’re screwed. a "Clean" move may be a common term in tricking and gymnastics. coindrops and downrocks. its either "RIGHT MOVE" or "WRONG MOVE". 2. but it also would emphasize your motion.. So Stick to GOOD FORM. because that’s even better (because that'd meanyougot good spinning momentum) IF . 34 www. so its all up to you. there is no such term.e RIGHT or LEFT first.Now kick both your legs towards your face (Yeah another U-shape!) .org . 9. or just twisted around and faced your back.. And once your on the ground look at the space between your legs. you finished facing your right. stand in a place where you can mark your left. if you see the wall (or whatever) you started facing . front and back (a Square room is a good example) now you want to drop down so that your legs go (for CCW) from back to right to front.You got a coindrop!!!! Now go find someone to battle.If your shoulder hurts. or even Both at the same time) Depends on wether your gonna mill.
Do all the stretches known to man. if you could do it on grass. Not just your hand. =PART I: STRETCHING= First you'd want to make sure your body is very loose and relaxed. there are many factors and moves in a suicide. and make sure you are RELAXED. this guide couldn't possibly be very short because "do a frontflip and land on your back. as you flip or fall sideways and land flat on your back or stomach. whatever). keep the hands palms-down. I'm going to try to keep this as concise as possible without sacrificing information. on your school's wrestling mat. back. go find someplace soft. Therefore. so this is definitely one of the longer guides. =PART III: PHYSICAL PREPARATION= While you are practicing on grass. I am talking about the whole shoulder-to-fingertips arm hitting the ground at the same time. don't get hurt. Stretch your arms and upper body extensively. and practice front flips if you know you have problems following through with a flip. here we go. This guide is designed to address the common problems one may encounter while attempting suicides.. therefore minimizing the risk of very painful or even serious injury.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Suicides By Goose Because suicides are drops. Any sore muscles would really do a number on your body. there are a few things to keep in mind: 1. straighten your arms. So. Tell yourself. it does. and if done incorrectly.. go on the grass. you could do it on cement. Take a short break. =PART II: MENTAL PREPARATION= You are about to do a flip (front. It looks like it hurts. But be warned. Once you have finished stretching.j-network.. Next comes the actual suicide moves. or your forearm. Go find your mattress. too. and smack the ground with your whole arm.. then 35 www. wherever there isn't a danger of breaking your tailbone. trampoline. Note: for all y'all who hate long-ass guides. If you cant use a mattress. and I am trying to be as complete as possible. For those who don't quite know what a suicide is.org . Do it enough times so that you are comfortable." quite frankly doesn't cut it. it is a dramatic form of drop that gives the viewers the impression that you have just killed yourself. for these muscles will play a very important role. put it on the floor. RIGHT WHEN you hit the ground. Like Hell. Your palms should get red and uncomfortable by doing this. I recommend practicing these on the grass with a blanket (unless you like chlororphyll stains). Make sure you aren't going to chicken out at the last second.
The less air you have in your lungs. which really kills your toprock. People have broken their os coccae by doing it wrong on hard floor. then the rest of your body hit. Remember. When you come around. and keep your head down (as in keep facing your feet the whole way.Everyone knows how to front flip. 4. Note: I don't know the official name for them. so that your head doesn't pound against the floor). These are only a few of the many suicides there are out there.. so your feet hit the ground right when your arms do. TENSE your arms. Anytime later. 2. Try to get ALL OF THE AIR out of you as fast as possible before you hit the ground. SMACK the floor with those arms the instant your body hits. then your hands hit and hurt like hell. and over time. TENSE. 3. then you get the wind knocked out of you. You pretty much want your whole body to hit simultaneously. Gradually extend your legs over time. straighten your back and hips.j-network. Your arms are supposed to act as shock absorbers by "hitting back" at the ground THE INSTANT your back touches. keep your mouth open and keep breathing out as you jump and approach the ground. Doing it wrong might not cause permanent damage. please comment.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide keep practicing this again. but with your arms tensed. ass first sucks. as long as you eventually get it synchronized with your fall. for obvious reasons. For starters. Your arms hit the ground the same time your body does. if anyone does. you hardly feel a thing as others gasp just watching you. for example). Note: this could also be performed by simply falling backwards. =PART IV: THE ACTUAL MOVES= Remember. palms down. which pushes against the diaphragm and internal organs. breath OUT. As you hit the ground. just before you hit the floor. Your legs also hit the ground at the same time as your arms. Upon landing. The only thing to keep in mind is: (once you have the guts to follow through with the move). 36 www. This is very important. Keeping air in your body during a move like this causes your lungs to expand laterally. giving you that extremely uncomfortable feeling of getting the wind knocked out of you. Anytime sooner. your body then hits and hurts like hell. It's safer to have your feet land first. as you begin to get familiar with the force your body endures. therefore the force would be spread out across the whole surface. therefore. on a trampoline. the less your body would hurt. the whole rest of your body could remain relaxed. and bend your knees slightly (for beginners).. you'd want to keep your arms out at about a 90 degree angle from each other. and emit a sudden and powerful breath of air once you hit. your feet hit simultaneously with your back/ass. Not everyone likes to do it on a wooden floor. This makes it so that suicides are much more bearable. your force would go straight into the ground and not back up at you. Just keep that back straight and butt tucked in. and not in one isolated area (like your ass. you have to get the motions PERFECT before even attempting to go on a harder surface. but it sure hurts like hell for a few days.org . you won't bounce. thanx! Suicide 1: Frontflip suicide/flatout . A good place to start is to bend your knees slightly (while keeping your back and hips straight just before you land).
and your hands land on each side of your head. you will kick one leg out to the side. It's the same thing.now these are dangerous. so that your face comes only inches of hitting the floor (turn head to one side. but not the whole body landing simultaneously. Due to this. Remember to breathe out. i usually just fold it over my chest. As for the face thing. though ! Again. and turns slightly to the right. and that is exactly what you will do. From standing. Breathing out is the same.. When I mean bend it. Knee fall . and your left arm smacks the ground beside you. for support. your right foot lands right behind it.j-network. and not just float down. while the other completely bends BENEATH you. YOU WILL LAND ON YOUR LEFT SIDE. The knee should be a few inches DIRECTLY below your chin. Remember. Note: this move doesn't look that great from standing. and not your face.I am going to describe this suicide for right-handed people. everything lands at once. For both Boys and girls. So. your WHOLE BODY acts as a shock absorber. Turn your head to one side. Good luck with this one. use your whole forearm to stop your fall. Here. Even better. again). one would have to use either arms or legs to protect these vital body parts. it does it so fast that you actually have to FALL to the ground. From standing. Front Fall . Your right arm does whatever the hell it wants. 1.notice this is different from the knee drop. This is one of the easiest "suicides" (it probably really isnt a suicide) but it still looks pretty cool with the right toprock. its better if you jump very high in the air. at the same time. LOCK YOUR KNEE and stiffen the muscles) while keeping your right leg bent. I kick my right leg out to the side. 2. i can't even do a 37 www. Suicide 3: Face Falls . so my thigh and calves supports my chest. For lefties: just reverse left and right. bend it as far as it could go. In all cases. simply fall forward onto your face.. ALWAYS TURN YOUR HEAD TO ONE SIDE unless you really want an excuse for expensive nose surgery.. land straight into this. as my left leg bends. Note. but don’t hit your face! Keep on your toes!! This is especially important for guys with important packages south of the border. so be prepared: straighten you left leg (i mean. again). 3. Bgirls must be careful with this. extending anatomy. Your left arm will also be straight and tense (palm down.. During the flip. as the whole of your left leg hits at once.. a slightly different approach has to be used.From standing (easier if your legs are spread WIDE). As you practice.. You should feel yourself wanting to flip over and spin in midair.org . eventually you could have both your arms outstretched above you so that only your arms and chest hit. while doing this move.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Suicide 2: Front-side flip . you could allow your face you get closer and closer to the ground. Stay on your toes. to below your left hip as hard as you can. Practice first by stopping your fall usng your hands. as you keep your right arm relaxed. That's a good trick to play in team battles.Oh god i don't know. giving the impression that some JuJitsu man threw me over his shoulder. try this from the air. you will take your right arm and swing it from slightly above the right side of your head. your body will spin towards your left side. sometimes I like to keep my right arm straight and in the air. because of. Backflip suicide . Make sure that when you leg bends beneath you.
arms smack the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide valdez.Suicides are up to you. arms and legs protect your body parts. For suicides.org . if I figure them out myself .j-network. They could be performed from any moves. your body is a shock absorber. Landing on your stomach . This is just a basic guide for those who want to learn and make up their own moves. at any time.Breathe out. I might get on to more specific suicides and how to do them. Just be careful. Make sure to have the proper form: Landing on your back . you could do anything crazy . turn face to the side. 38 www.Breathe out. please share the wealth. If anyone knows anything on this move.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Foundational Freezes By mr. It's my first one. That is for every aspect of the dance. to teach you the foundational freezes so you can advance to a higher level.j-network. hope it'll help you guys out.org . This guide exists from the following freezes: * Turtle Freeze * Handglide Freeze * Baby Freeze 39 www. Boogie INTRODUCTION Okay. here's my attempt to write a good guide. also for freezes. Before growing big. That’s why I made this guide for all the newcomers to the dance. you should have the foundation down.
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* Combining I'm sorry for the quality of the images, but it's just to give you an idea of what it looks like. Warm-up Before you start practising any of these freezes make sure you are warmed up and do some stretches. For freezes you have to use your wrists a lot, so your wrists are most important to warm up and stretch. Start with a little jumping/running around to get warmed up, swing your arms around and do some wrist rolls. Now that you're warmed up go on with some stretches. At least make sure you're shoulders, arms and wrists are warmed up and stretched. For stretches I recommend you to take a look at bboy Mystic Monkey's guide: click here
THE FOUNDATIONAL FREEZES
This freeze is one of the easiest existing freezes, in the beginning it can feel a little unnatural to you, but with good practise you'll get it in no time. If you don't know 40
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide what a turtle freeze is, take a look at the pictures which I linked to at the top of this page. Okay, first I'll explain it in little steps and then there's a vid to visualize it. Step 1: Sit down with your knees bend, top of your feets flat on the ground. When you sit down you should rest on your legs. Maybe there are more ways to start this freeze, but this is the way I learned it. Step 2: Place both arms between your legs, bend at the elbows and hands pointing outwards. Step 3: Now you should put both elbows in your stomach and lean to the front. Step 4: Bring your legs to the back, but they should stay bend. Step 5: Now bring your legs up by pushing them outwards and at the same time bring your head to the floor (it shouldn't touch it). Step 6: Now try to find some balance in this freeze until you can stay comfortable in this position and breath at the same time.
The handglide freeze is the same as the turtle freeze, but on one hand. I call it a handglide freeze because this is the beginning position for a handglide, but it’s also called a one-handed turtle. For this freeze you do exactly the same as with the turtle freeze, except the use of only one hand. The free hand is placed at shoulder width in front of you.
This freeze is a bit difficult to explain in words, but I'll try to do my best. Step 1: Go sit in a squat position. Step 2: Both your arms should be on the right side of your legs. So place your left arm to the right of your legs. Your fingers should be pointing to the front and your hand should be placed slightly before your legs. Your elbow (still left) will be touching the outside of your right knee. Your hand has to be flat on the ground. Step 3: Now for your right hand. Point your fingers to the back (so opposite to your left, which is pointing to the front) and your hand should be flat. Place it at the same line as your heels are. Step 4: In this step you leave everything in the SAME POSITION except from your right feet. Slide it to the front of you, the side of your body should fall and rest on your right elbow now. As you slide your right feet to the front your ass can rest on your left heel. Step 5: The only thing you have to do now, is falling to the side (right side) with both your elbows still supporting your body. So your left elbow touches the side of your right knee and your right elbow touches the right side of your body. You can place the right side of your head on the ground and just stay poised in this position. Once you are comfortable with it, try to raise your head slightly above the ground and stay balanced.
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If you don't know what the Chair Freeze looks like, take a look at the picture that I linked to at the top of this page. There are 2 different ways to get into a Chair Freeze, the first one is from Baby Freeze and the second one is from the ground, going into it at once. It's easier if you do it from Baby Freeze, but better if you can do it right away. So take a look at both, maybe you can start out with doing it from the Baby Freeze to get used to it and then practise doing it the second way. From Baby Freeze: Step 1: Get into the Baby Freeze. Step 2: Place your right foot on your left knee. Step 3: Place your left foot on the ground. Step 4: Now place your left arm in your side. Straight away: You can do this by getting in a handglide position and immediately go into it, I don't know any steps to explain this […] TIP: The further you arch your back, the more balance you get.
Once you master all of these freezes, you can start combining them. I don't have an explanation for this, but these combinations just make common sense if you already master all freezes.
Here are just some questions that people asked me, not all of them, but only the most important ones. If you have a question not mentioned in this FAQ feel free to ask me or someone else in this thread! Q: If you're doing the turtle freeze, should my toes touch each other like in the image, or apart like in the video? A: Remember this... bboying is a danceform wherein you can put all your creativity. My guide is just to illustrate how a basic freeze is done. Put your own creativity in it and develop your own style. Do it the way you think it looks best or you feel most comfortable with. This is for all freezes. Q: How long should it take me to learn each of these freezes now? A: You'll probably get them in a couple of days if you practise hard, maybe even in one day, or even some minutes. But don't be discouraged if you don't get them so 42
just work hard! Q: My wrists hurt! What am I doing wrong?! A: You probably didn't warm up and stretch them. but don't let it stop you from dancing.j-network. 43 www. In that case.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide quick. just practise hard and you'll be able to hit them soon. you practised the freeze over and over again. just do so and when practising keep stretching now and then. Q: Am I too tall/fat to dance? A: You never are! It will probably be easier if you're not very tall and if you're not overweight. In the other case.org . just stretch them and take a rest. continue practising later.
And flexibility. Airchairs. mainly back. If you don't know what it looks like: One thing you should know is that the airchair is mainly about balance and flexibility. Piked Airchair: 44 www. and hamstring flexibility. sweat and tears to learn. So if you're the type that doesn't dedicate himself/herself to what he/she is doing it will take you enormous amounts of time to be able to stay poised in this freeze.j-network. Piking is bringing your legs (legs have to be straight) close to your body.org . Balance is gained by executing it with the correct technique (which you gain through practice). one of the most stunning freezes out there.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Airchair By bboyCliche First of all remember that this freeze takes blood (literally). shoulder. Stretches: Hamstring Flexibility: Hamstring flexibility allows you to pike your legs.
org . Static Stretch 2: 1: Lie down on the ground. do 1 set of 10 seconds before practice and 2 sets of 10 seconds after practice. Legs and back straight. If you can put your head to your knees or shin then increase the time to 20 seconds.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Unpiked Airchair Static Stretches: Toe Touches: Static Stretch 1: 1: Sit down with your back perpendicular to the ground. right leg straight and left leg bent at the knee with the foot beside your right legs thigh. Do 2 sets of 10 seconds after practice. Shoulder Flexibility: Without shoulder flexibility you won’t be able to stab an airchair. 2: Reach for your right legs toes. 45 www. so before practice do only one set of 10 seconds. As I stated earlier this stretch is really painful. try to put your head to your knees or shin. If you are the flexible type then do 2 sets of 20 seconds. Keep it straight. parallel to the wall. If you start to feel a burning sensation on a muscle beside your knee. legs straight and back perpendicular to the ground. 3: Remember to keep your back straight and parallel to the wall. 2: Get your back perpendicular to the ground. 2: Lift up your right leg. 4: Repeat stretch for your left leg. Try to touch your head to your knee. that means you tore a muscle. 1: Sit down with you back to a wall. Just ignore the pain. But usually this ‘burning sensation’ is really painful.j-network. 3: Now reach for your toes. That’s a good thing. If you’ve just started working on these and they are hurting you a bit. so drop your leg straight away once you begin to feel it. if you can try to put your head to your knees or shin. Active Stretch: This stretch can really hurt. If you can. but its probably the best stretch there is for piking airchairs. 3: Repeat stretch for your left leg. If you tear a muscle it grows back stronger.
1: Stab your elbow into your sweet spot on your back. This is for a chair on your right hand. 3: Pick your self up a little with your free hand and your left leg. 5: Lift up your free hand.org . Use your free hand to stay balanced if you are having trouble to without it. This might take some getting used too.j-network. Just enjoy yourself! Back Flexibility: Back flexibility is mainly so you don’t hurt your back with your stabbed hands elbow.5 feet off the ground. this is basically an airchair with your head and feet on the ground. as all of your body’s weight will be on it. you can play Game Boy in them etc. Stay poised in your chair freeze for maybe 30 seconds at a time. To develop shoulder flexibility just sit in your chair (pardon the pun). so your left leg is bent at the knees and the foot is on the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Shoulder Stretch 1: The Chair freeze. Just do these a lot. as this is the airchair position. 3: Lift your free hand off of the ground and balance solely on your stabbed hand. as it also gets you used to the airchair position. 2: Lift your legs onto a couch. Remember that where you stabbed on the chair freeze is where you shall stab for your airchair. 4: Quickly stab your right hand onto your back. 1: Go into a baby freeze. With the aid of your free hand stay balanced. you can watch TV in them. 2: Shift your legs over. You can do these basically anywhere. 46 www. and your right leg is bent at the knees but the foot is placed on your left legs knee. Shoulder Stretch 2: I find this stretch a much better stretch than the chair freeze. Stay in this position maybe 30-40 seconds. Chair Freeze Ok this freeze is really easy you can get it within a day or two if you put your mind to it. Just like the chair freeze you have a free hand. watch TV etc. so you can play Gameboy. It’s not very hard to hold because of your legs on the couch. maybe 1.
Do 1 set before practice and 2 sets after practice. But remember not to lean forward to do that.Shoot your legs up straight. you can try to grab your toes if you want. Don’t worry these are so much easier to hold than normal hollows. Instead bring your legs closer to your hands. don’t stop because you’re tired. the airchair. Airchair from squatting: 1. 4. For maybe 20-30 minutes. Stop once you are feeling you have done something well i.e. 3.org .j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Forearm Hollows: Just jump into this position for a while. If you still don’t know where your sweet spot is click here . 2. if you can to try and practice this everyday. If you can do it in front of a mirror. 47 www. Hold these for like 15-20 seconds. The Actual Airchair Guide: Ok I would advise you. instead of bringing your hand closer to your legs.Crouch down with your knees bent and your thighs resting on your calves. Try to end each practice with you feeling a feeling of accomplishment. Trust me on this one. to see how you’re doing. or better yet record yourself. this might help a little. otherwise you’ll fall forward. slide your legs forward so you aren’t compact.Place your elbow in your sweet spot.Lean back and put your hand on the ground. it REALLY helps.
If you are planning to do it this way then remember to place your elbow in the middle of your back. record yourself to see your mistakes or just session somewhere where there are lots of mirrors that you can see your 'whole body' in. Soon enough you will have some sexy airchairs! Once you're comfortable with the normal piked airchair. but if you are planning on piking your airchair then place it lower on your back. These type of airchairs are much much easier to hold than piked airchairs.Try to fall back down the same way you came up. and slowly lift your legs shifting weight to your stabbed hand.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Leaned Forward Airchair: Leaned back Airchair: 5.org . you can jump out of airchairs by shooting out your legs and moving them in an arc towards the ground. Make your torso parallel to the ground. If you aren't going to pike then change step 4 to: 4. begin working on variations: 48 www. You can choose to do either the leaned back or leaned forward way. practice and you will find your equilibrium. Practice. You don't have to pike your airchair if you wish. practice. But it’s much harder to hold than the leaned back. the leaned forward way seems easier.j-network.
but go ahead. keep it back. Hamstring flexibility is the main factor. 4. tape it if you can.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Cross-Legged Airchair: Airchair Double Variation: Unstabbed Airchair: *Gasp* But how? It's not that hard guys. If you can kick yourself in the head then it won't be a problem. trust me. Bring your legs to your head. That's not reccommended though. 2. Again. Get flexible. not your head to your legs. you'll look like a retarded turtle and you'll fall forward. 3. It'll look better like this. When you have grabbed your leg PUSH UP! I can't tell you how important this is. 49 www. When bringing your legs up and grabbing your toes take it a step further and wrap your arm around one of your legs. Mostly flexibility. The one that is on the same side as your stabbed hand is best.j-network. flexibility. Push up and back at the same time. Try not to bring your head forward. Instead. Not flexible? Stick to the stabbed. Basic tips needed for this skill are: 1. this assures balance.org . Haha.
what can I do? I keep falling forwards when I try to go into an airchair. It's all about balance. I keep falling backwards when I try to go into an airchair. when nobody is on it then it will balance perfectly. 50 www. If you're doing a flare going CCW and then you want to transition into an airchair onto your right hand it would be pretty dang hard. You'll have to find it on your own. But it all comes down to difficulty. It might look better transitioning into opposite arms. How long did it take you to have consistent airchairs? If by consistent you mean being able to hold for a while then I would say around 3-4 months. not everyone is a Baek. Now. If you're falling backwards then you should stab back more. I can't find my sweet spot.org . I have included a video of VP holding an unpiked airchair for a while from different angles.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Unstabbed Airchair: FAQ If I got CCW can I do the airchair with my right hand? Yes. I'm no leprechaun. In the first month I got used to that position and then I got around to actually holding something. it's being held up right in the center. of course you can. but then again. It's not something I can magically point out to you. if you were going CCW and decided to do it on your left it would be significantly easier.j-network. what can I do? Airchairs are all about balance and being able to find your equilibrium. Imagine yourself as a see-saw. It should help you. if you're falling forwards then you should stab more into the front. Just like this you need to evenly balance your weight out. if someone went on one side then it would fall on that side. first you need to realize that it's YOUR sweet spot. help? Okay.
51 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Shiite. the colors look ghey max. Have fun. Silly ninjas. Haha.org .j-network.
find a wall or a structured surface.j-network. place your elbow in the middle of your back. but at the same time lift you upper body as high as possible. You can do this on the floor as well. place your elbow lower. and from here you must learn to balance with out your free hand. you should position yourself into the handspin position and lift you free hand up. Punch out your arm behind your head. 52 www. If you are planning to lay out. towards your ass more. When you can hold this position for at least a good 4 seconds. (hence the name "air"chair. you're pretty damn ready you cocky bastards. and slide your ass down so you feel the stretch on your shoulder. keep your head on the floor and place your freehand to the side of your head as in a half bridge. I've seen some bboys go straight down to the floor the freaks. The placing of the elbow is crucial at this point. I use these in battles sometimes so just to boost your morality rate. so your hands are touching it.org . the placement of the elbow is very important for the different variations of your leg glamorization. because your legs will carry more dead weight when you are in the position. Kick up hard. To stretch for this beautiful pose. To practice balance. back something else. 5) Now you are ready to pop up and show me that beautiful airchair. it's more about flexibility and balance.) 2) Twist your body over until your elbow is placed on your hip. Grab with that freehand and adjust your head in the direction of your opponent. From here newbies. If you are planning to pike. Trust me on this. then you're pretty much gravy baby. (I'll talk about that later) 3) When you are twisting your body. Pull your arms back against the wall. 1) Get into the handspin position with your head on the floor like a normal chair.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Adding to your Airchair By BboyStylistics Mad compliments to Soviet for his guide to airchairs. this will help you a lot when you try roll back airchairs. push with your freehand and lift your upper body so you can gain strength and flexibility. (with a middle finger. adjust yourself and find the equilibrium. but I just want to add to what he said he couldn’t do and give some touch-ups to his guide. When you are feeling pretty damn good about yourself. the Airchair is a move not based around strength. 4) From here.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide a thumbs up, point, peace sign, I'm versatile ) and lift your legs. If you have a dance room with mirrors, or any type of way to see yourself, use it to find your equilibrium. Most likely, the most difficult way to variate on your airchairs, is the threading process. You will have to learn to balance with your stabbed arm, your head, and one foot. you may want to begin with your threading leg on the bottom, the other crossed on top. with your free hand, grab the top foot, balance, and thread your legs like there is no friggin tomorrow! Balance remember, this DOES NOT require strength. 6) The falling process is the probably the easiest part for me . You can fall both ways, just be sure to not hyperextend any muscles. So when you get down this basic, part. You can literally squat and fallback in the airchair position. you don't even have to place your head on the floor this way. You can just go straight into with speed and grace. Good luck! Stay True! I might add to this if you keep me up at night you marauding whores. Keep bboying fosho!
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Editor’s Note: This guide refers to his own 2-handed airbaby guide often, however I cannot locate this guide. If you can find a text guide or have Bboyhops66’s 2-Handed Airbaby Guide saved, please contact me, but in the meanwhile, you’ll have to manage =(. I apologize.
This guide is for one-handed airbabies on your right arm. If you are doing them on your left, simply switch the lefts and rights 1) Begin by getting into a two-handed air baby (refer to my previous guide for instructions). 2) Lean your body to the right onto your right arm but try not to move your right elbow or your right knee at all in any way. This will take some practice but is necessary to learning the proper way to open your body up 3) As most of your weight is on the right, it is natural that you should pick up your left hand. However, do NOT whip it up because you will be thrown off balance 4) Point your left arm upward towards the ceiling or in the direction your right arm points. Left arm placement is not essential but i find it helps in balance. *Remember that when you pick your left hand up, you will lose your balance. The important thing here is to anticipate the off of balance before you take your hand away 5) As you pick your left hand up, your left leg will drift right. This is usually an involuntary action and should be because it's really fucking hard to control the little motion I'm talking about 6) As your left leg drifts right, try your best to lean backwards because if your leg drifts too far, it won't have any room to go right and will go the only way it can: up. You will then topple head-first into a somersault. This will happen plenty while you learn this move so relax and be patient *The cure for the somersaulting is to lean backwards, as stated above. By leaning backwards, you move your leg downwards, instead of upwards, meaning you have more control of your balance THE NEXT TWO STEPS ARE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO COMBO YOUR AIRBABYS INTO FOOTWORK SO READ THEM ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO DO SO BECAUSE THEY CONFLICT WITH WHAT YOU LEARNED IN MY 54
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide TWO-HANDED GUIDE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ THE NEXT TWO STEPS, YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR AIRBABYS! 7) Once you stop drifting right and you have your left arm in a comfortable position, you've almost finished your airbaby. The last and perhaps most difficult part is closing your body up. this happens at relatively the same time as your leg drifting and your body leaning back: you must close your body up slightly. 8) The point of slightly closing your body up is that you are in a position close enough to a six-step position that you can drop backwards off your elbow and into footwork smoothly. If you try doing this with your body open, you will most certainly roll over right instead of left and end up flat on your back which is not where you do footwork from, usually. WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT!! REMEMBER ABOVE ALL THAT I STATED IN MY GUIDE THAT THIS FREEZE TAKES PATIENCE AND BALANCE. YOU WILL NOT GET THIS FREEZE IF YOU GET ANGRY, FRUSTRATED, OR IMPATIENT!
People say that you need to have really good 1 handed handstands to do these. First of all.2 seconds. (This is with your left hand) 1) Look at the ground where you’re gonna put your hand.j-network.. I’ve noticed that a lot of beginners want to learn L kicks or nike kicks. Ok then. let’s get started. Well guess what? You don’t.. 2) Step back with your left foot. You only need to hold them for about 1 .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide L-Kick/Nike Kick By Sum1datbboys Editor’s Note: These are two separate moves covered in one guide. I can't even do 1 handed handstands but I have decent nikes.so I made this. L kicks aren't that hard.. It just takes practice to hold them. 56 www. Ok this is my first ever guide.org ..
..j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3) Swing your right foot up as you put your hand on the ground (Keep looking at the ground – it sorta helps you balance) 4) Now this is the part where most people stuff up.org . you gotta turn you hips slightly up towards the sky so you can kick up (Kick towards your face) (Look to the front as well) 57 www.
Grab your kicking leg to help you balance. Now nikes are the same except that you bend you other leg as you’re swinging your right leg up. If you are flexible enough.org .j-network. It makes it easier to hold. 58 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5) Now straighten your legs out. you could try to pull your leg in towards your body.
It's easier to balance as well. the better it looks...org . PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT 59 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Stuff to remember ----------------------> Swing you legs hard to get up higher.j-network. (not too hard that you fall over) >TURN YOUR HIPS > The closer your legs are to your face. Ok hope that helped. Remember.
which means when you look at your right hand. check out Mr. You now already have turned your upper body and have put both your hands down. When you put your left hand down you must already stab with your same left elbow. kick hard!! Well. And now. but needs practice in the beginning.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Transitions By D. This is how you do it: Get into a baby freeze like this: put your arms on the side of your legs and just lean to that side. It’s simple. plus if you do it from footwork it’ll be easier. Now kick back with your left leg.org . Boogie's Foundational Freezes Guide. just look up at the beginning of the freeze section in this guide. You also have made your forth step (from the 6 step).j-network. you put your right hand down with your fingers pointing to the BACK. Now that you have put your right hand down you want to put your left hand down also. you don’t put your right hand down like you usually do. Read what I said in the baby freeze part (lower body) and you’ll know how to do this one. your upper body must turn to the right. so your face turns 90 degrees. When you switch arms (you always switch arms in the 6 step when you do the forth step). Once you ‘master’ this one you want to be able to do handglide freeze --> baby freeze. Lower body: This is the next step. You’ll be in a baby freeze instantly. second and third step.n. Don’t get lazy. away from your feet. so when you switch from left arm to right arm. now you’re in the handglide freeze. to your feet. do the first. Baby freeze Prerequisite: Baby freeze to handglide freeze can be very helpful. This is a CCW guide. Now. Upper body: From the 6 step. as you do the forth step. your fingers will be pointing to the left. your fingers will be pointing to the right. because of the momentum and speed you already got from the 6 step. but isn’t actually necessary. but you have turned your upper body so when you look at your left hand. raise 60 www.A The freezes are going to be: Baby freeze Chairfreeze Shoulderfreeze If you don't know how to do the first two freezes. Your left hand’s fingers will be pointing to the front. This time. but you turn your upper body.
Now as you have done this you’re kind of in the handglide freeze. Here’s how it works: you must arch your back and move your head to the back. except for shoulder freeze of course. And good understanding of the upper body movement in the 2 other transitions. Big shout out to Mr. so your body is successfully turned now. But don’t stop. 61 www. Upper body: Same as Baby Freeze in the beginning. Here’s the video: 6 Step to Chairfreeze Shoulderfreeze. Chairfreeze. Prerequisite: None. Boogie for making the guide that taught me. To do this you must first get into the Baby Freeze.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide your left foot (and leg). Tadáaaa you’ve done the 6 step --> chairfreeze. Prerequisite: Again this is not necessary. the hard part comes. you have to kick with your right foot. it all has to be done in one fluid motion.j-network. When you have done that you must put your left foot on your right knee. Lower body: Same as Baby Freeze until the part that you throw both your legs up. The next thing to do is you have to put your left foot on your right knee. Ok this might be the hardest one. While you raise your left foot (and leg). Congratulations. As you do this your legs will follow and the best thing to do is putting the right hand ‘above’ your head.org . But once you have done that you must arch your back and your head should not be in the same place as you would have it in the Baby Freeze. Simply kick hard!! Once you’ve done this your left knee should be on top of your right elbow. Give it a push and then also raise your right leg. Now you must put your right foot on the ground. Explanation isn’t really needed. Once you have done that. you just have done the 6 step to the baby freeze. just practice and watch the vid. but it sure will help: baby freeze to chairfreeze. congratulations. Then do the same thing you did in the baby freeze --> chairfreeze part. Now try to kick your RIGHT shoulder with your LEFT KNEE.
Make a CLOCKWISE CIRCULAR MOTION with your left forearm. just make your forearm point to the right. Lower body: Exact same as chairfreeze/baby freeze in the beginning. (I was so stupid to do dangerous transitions. Kick up with right foot. Your right hand is still in it’s place. Put right hand down. Put left foot on right knee. 2. As you get into the forearm/head position your legs will almost automatically raise. 5. So just go up and get ready for the awesome Nike sign you’re going to make with your legs. Now I’ve got a tear in my key bone or something. Arch your back (!!). Chairfreeze 1. you just have to make a CLOCKWISE circular motion (try it. when you have put your forearm and head down.org . Place your head on the ground. 4. from the forth step turn your upper body. 3. but you don’t ‘switch legs’. Put left hand down and at the same time stab with it. Put left hand down and at the same time stab with it. Kick up with right foot. Once you have put your forearm down put your head down. Shoulderfreeze 1. 2. 3. and btw it’s easy. Put left forearm down and at the same time kick with right foot. No explanation needed. 4. I assume you already know how to do this. you just did the hardest transition of this super important list. after the forth step. Put right hand down. 4. Instead of that you get on your forearm. when you already have placed your right hand down. Anyway. 3. this is good. 62 www. so what you will see is your forearm pointing to the front. like handstand to shoulderfreeze. you don’t place your left hand down. this will make it A LOT easier and is a lot less dangerous. the turning -. Put right foot down and put your right hand ‘above your head’. You have turned your body.j-network.-‘. Put right hand down. KICK YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER WITH YOUR LEFT KNEE (key part!!). 6. You just kick up with your right foot. I can’t do anything on my left arm. 2. so both your legs are in the air.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Upper body: Again. so that SUCKS like hell.) Anyway. Quick thingy: Baby freeze 1. Congrats. it makes so much sense) with your forearm to drop into the shoulder freeze with your ear on the ground. When you drop you have it.
because of my key bone. the only one now is: PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! PS. This guide was a PAIN in the @SS to make. Make the freeze look cool. spoiled brats.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5.org .j-network. but I just can’t sit my lazy @ss down here and not do anything. so lay off the hating. I’m actually not allowed to break. Tips might be added later on. 63 www. And the vids aren’t super good.
Here’s my NEW complete Guide. fast and smooth to gain momentum onto your backside. just so your hips are off the ground. and you'll be able to learn faster from it. The 1st kick is initiated by kicking your left leg high up while rolling over to your frontside.org . When you reach the V-Shape position on your back you are going to roll over your right arm to get to your front side. Now swing your left leg hard and low under your right leg in a wide arc like your drawing out a circle with your foot. (Experts have told me its easier to start in a kneeling position than that of putting a lot of weight on your arm in the handglide position.The Collapse While you are kicking your right leg up and sweeping your left under it you are going to "collapse" literally your left arm so that you roll to your left upper shoulder to your back. Pretty much this is like rolling off your arm and onto your upper back. Some steps are still the same:: (Counter Clockwise) ___STEP 1___ Get in a kneeling position and place left hand on ground in front of you with fingers facing back towards you or to your left. or that high) followed by swinging your right leg directly up and to your right side. Take right hand and place near where your head would be if you leaned over your left arm. and you should now be on your UPPER back with your legs wide open in a V-Shape.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Windmill By Bboy Drizzt Do Urden Alright. (You also want to push up with your right arm as you roll over it 64 www. Not too high or low on your back. and hold that leg up.) ___STEP 2___ . To do this you must perform the most important 2 kicks of the windmill. ___STEP 3___ . Keep your legs open wide ALL THE TIME. this post hopefully will help with all the problems you have and for all that have other tips and guides of windmill. This action of left up right up and out and left under should be like a boxers 1. Also. push off with your right hand to gain speed. try to get it up high and directly to your right side of your body. ___STEP 4___ This is the part where you get your legs up behind you while facing down. I've resurrected my famous guide and added on details to it so its easier to understand.j-network. while swinging your right leg low under your left almost near the floor. post them here or site references of other sites that have good guides. 3 punch. Since all ya peeps be asking bout the windmill. (doesn’t have to be straight out. This SHOULD now pull your left leg towards and below your right leg. 2. The less weight you put on your left arm the easier it is and faster you will start the mill.The Initial Kick This is initiated by 1st picking your left leg up.
Hope this guide helped. 65 www.j-network. I would suggest learning stabbed 1st however.org . keep your legs out straight and open WIDE! I cant say how much this helps your windmills look. Remember to collapse your arm the same way and to roll onto your upper back again. Watch your wrist to make sure you take it away before you roll down off of it and twist it the wrong way. Your forehead should also come within 3 to 4 inches from the floor.LINKING Alright. That way you'll be able to keep going. and its done by multiple kicks/swinging of your legs. (This will be very difficult at 1st but once you get the feel of it from practicing lots you'll find its what keeps the momentum and form of the windmill. This kick is done by holding your right up in the air while swinging your left leg low and under your right. Preview a lot of videos on windmills. lol. if you are able to get your hips off the ground and your legs up while facing down you are ready to initiate the final kick with your left leg. when your right leg is passing directly below the left leg kick it hard directly up behind you. the windmill is not a spin. Concentrate while your doing the move to make sure each part of your body is doing what it should be doing. its a roll. Remember. keeping your legs in that open V-position behind you. faster and better you'll get the windmill. ___STEP 5___ The Final Kick . almost exactly like starting the mill. and study them to see exactly how your going to move your legs. and how easy it is to keep going once you learn them the right way without sloppiness. and you should have it done! Remember. Keep your momentum going so you'll be able to make the next face down part of the mill.) Try to keep your legs straight and catch yourself with your left arm so your legs don’t fall.) IMMEDIATELY.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide and keep the left arm curled or stabbed in your gut depending on learning stabbing mills or no stabbing mills. The better kicks you get.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Compilation of Milling Notes By jleefl1202 The following is compilation is not composed of all my own personal notes. Stretching exercises (it DEFINITELY helped with mills. I started not flexible AT ALL. So. but a good strength/size ratio (as in i can lift myself up.j-network. twist to the right) A helpful note on stretching is that there's 3 main types of stretches: Dynamic: Like kicking up as high as you can. remember I was inflexible..org . if you have your right leg bent over left. I'm no pro and not a genius by all means but what's helpful to me might be helpful to others too. etc) Anyways. kinda messy but I'll try to organize it as much as possible. no real previous breaking experience. a muscle movement which involves stretching Active: Holding a stretch Static: Holding your leg out and holding it (like some van damm move) ** You should do dynamic stretches BEFORE milling and do active and static stretches after ** You can pull muscles if you do too much active stretching before any exercise ** Hold stretches for approximately 15-20 seconds each and it should sting a little otherwise you're probably not stretching ** Try to stretch everyday a little before and more after ** These are made-up names for stretches by me 66 www. cut to the chase. then switch) * Stand up stretch (touch toes first then try to bring head to knees) == Back stretches == * Cat back (kneel and put hands right in front of knees and bend back into a circle as if you're trying to touch the ceiling with your back) * Back stretch (lay down face flat and lock arms out to stretch your back backwards) * Back twist (put one bent leg over the other and twist in opposite directions. i. and by that I mean I couldn't touch my toes without farting ): == Leg stretches == * Wide leg stretch (just go straight down. Some notes are revised or copied from guides and posts/reposts from this forum but have helped me personally get through the learning curves. sidesplit) * Front leg stretch (both legs. I'll just cut and paste..e. do a lot of pull ups. just bend one knee and stretch the other one straight and switch) * Sit split (do the splits while sitting down and lean forward) * Sit stretch (bend one leg and extend other and lean into the stretched leg. Just so you get a little idea of me.
. which is why i capitalized *** Think about not letting your hips touch ground (its like overcompensation so that when you're actually doing it. my wrist got sore but this helped balance and wrist strength a ton) Starting the collapse: * Lock right leg out when starting * Stay low to the ground and keep momentum parallel to the ground * Turn and lean towards your left to bring right leg up. (in relation to the ground it'll be to the side or up or whatever you need) i found the forward and back to be less important to me than left and right. if i wasn't thinking or doing one of 'em. don't fall on the stab. keep head down and hips HIGH * When you get towards your front for the stab.j-network. it can't happen * Swing left leg under as hard as you can towards your right arm and then hold high to keep rolling on upper shoulders * Spread legs out far as possible LOCKED OUT * Roll hard as you swing left leg under (which is why you see some people bounce) * push with your offhand To the stab: * LOOK where you're stabbing. and RIGHT is RIGHT not in relation to ANYTHING but your own body. just swing hard. stay HIGH on the right shoulder while stabbing with your left and pushing with right forearm * Push with your free hand when re-stabbing to roll over the stab arm * Kicking mistaken for swinging. feels like one smooth motion later but i was watching a mill clip in super slo-mo and it seems like a logical explanation) * Pull FORWARD with free arm to turn your body when in stab * hold right leg up These 3 stars stuff was what got me through some mental roadblocks: *** Stab hard. YOU CANNOT TURN YOUR HIPS AND EVERYTHING WITHOUT YOUR HEAD LEADING YOU *** Kick left leg toward YOUR LEFT and some forward and right leg toward YOUR RIGHT and some back (in general). don't try to just bring right leg up.org . it was probably messing things up: * High on shoulders * Torque hips 67 www. and stab early. not necessarily up and down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide First couple days: * Learn hand glide (I did some cricket practicing. if anything think about not letting your body touch your stab *** LOOK WHERE YOU'RE GOING. what i mean is. kicking is related to bending your knee and you want to keep them locked * Kick your legs as soon as your stabbing hand touches the ground (wasn't completely sure on this. LEFT is LEFT.. your hips will have enough room for error) Random notes to help clean up my mills and checklist myself.
LEGS FIRST out of stab. 90% perspiration (and bruises.Joe 68 www. Last note to people like me who have/had temptations to give up (in anything. not behind you or you'll slow down) * 2 swings occur: the swing with left leg forward and under and then the right leg backwards and up Hope this helps. not just millin of course): 10% inspiration. I think that if you can checklist your way through.j-network.. look up (look where you're GOING. easier to lock legs * Don’t look down. That's windmill right there Pommy or someone (sorry if I misquote) * Rotate on shoulder blades to get the right leg under clean while split * Left leg towards LEFT and UP on the first rotation and every rotation to get right leg under * Pull toes up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide * Keep hips HIGH * Keep legs straight and locked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * Push HARD * Stab EARLY * Torque more with your hips. you might find it handy and help you past some blocks to your motivation and improvement.org . and cuts. and just plain out banged up) .. go faster * UPPER BODY first into stab.
if you spin on the ground more it may only take you 1.0 ft away from your right hand (CCW). bend your heel/ankle.. not down by your gut like in stabbed mills. When you roll off your shoulder to turn onto your hands. To perfect your leg movements however. You need to stretch out your front leg muscles located on your thigh by straightening (or even bending backwards) your back as you do your split stretch. The Legs: I'm assuming you can do mills now so I don't need to explain the movement of your legs. As you roll onto your hands. The Arms: (only if you use them) As you all know. This leaves less work to be done by your hands. not rotation of your body). If you just can't seem to open you legs up any wider when your back is straight.. In these mills. One last thing..5 . Your arms should be in a position like halfway 69 www.. Most people can do wider splits when they're bent down than if their back is straight.1. pushing off of your right shoulder (CCW) will give you more elevation.it helps your windmills look smoother. What I mean by more rotation of the body is that it may take you 2-3 windmills just to get a 360 spin from a bird's eye view.. Don't use your hands to push off to get more height. Make sure you know how you want your mills to look... In this case you need to know how to whip your hips around kinda like when you're doing a flare (Easier than it sounds). Both your hands should be placed somewhere on the ground right under your neck. This should be natural when you lock your knees. don't point your toes outward..2 mills. most people kick their right leg upwards (CCW) when they're linking windmills (facing the ground) and that's what gets them more body rotations. These type of mills generally have straighter legs and look smoother. then close up your legs a little as you're rolling from shoulder to shoulder on your back. Other people like to rotate their body around more than they spin on the ground. In my opinion it just looks weird when your toes are pointed outward. Opening and closing your legs will eat up a lot of your momentum.. your legs look extra long and your feet look extra small.. The key is to keep your split constant . Some people spin on the ground more than they turn their bodies. These mills are generally more elevated and easier to do no-handers with. Only use them for a little push off to the side so your body keeps a good spin on the ground (if you have to). stabbing windmills aren't the best looking mills around. Just remember to keep them straight and try locking your knees.5 . you need to condition yourself.j-network.org . Also pushing your body off to the side with your hands will help with speed (speed with respect to the ground as in bird's-eye-view.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Tips on Perfecting Windmills By Bboy Crescent This is my first guide so let me know what ya think =) First of all. your left hand should be placed about 0.
When you're facing the ground your waist should be almost straight but still bent forward a tiny bit. frowning or holding your breath etc.. Don't go into a "kung-fu" windmill by kicking into it. It will make your mills look a lot more circular.j-network..org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide through a push-up with elbows pointing out and backwards. Other Tips: Keep your hips elevated! That way you don't have make your split crooked to avoid hitting the ground. The Waist: The bending of your waist is very important to the perfection of your windmills. (It will look really flat on the ground and have a big "bouncy" motion to it) Most people will try this when they're learning since doing the kip up motion helps. Don't make it look like you're hurting by gritting your teeth. make sure your waist doesn't bend forward any more than 90 . There are key elements in those methods so try them out and you might learn something.. especially if you use your head to do no-handers. Also try to keep a calm expression on your face when you do your mills. standing. or transition from flare. Well now you can do them so force yourself to stop. Collapse your left arm by pointing your left elbow toward your right elbow and rolling over it.100 degrees or your mills will look ugly. 70 www. start it from other positions such as handspin. never bend your back backwards! That loses a ton of momentum and makes your mills look whack. Now when you're on your back rolling from shoulder to shoulder.
geocities.THIS IS NOT A WINDMILL GUIDE. so I'll do it =P This reference covers the most common pitfalls I've seen bboys come across . It covers only the *learning* of basic windmills -. I AM GOING TO ASSUME THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR MIND AN IDEA OF HOW WINDMILLS WORK -.html . however.com/breakafolife/windmill. for that matter) . I'm bored. CHECK THE OTHER THREADS IN THIS FORUM. OR READ SPARKZ' GUIDE (Editor’s Note: http://www. Amazing Guide) OR ANOTHER SIMILAR GUIDE.j-network.org . have a pretty complete understanding of the mechanics and physics of mills. why'd you click on this? That being said. IF YOU WANT A WINDMILL GUIDE.during the windmill learning process. I'm not responsible if you hurt yourself trying anything suggested.not variations (IE: nutcrackers. The guide is organized in chronological order of problems you're likely to come across -that is.. barrels). I've been meaning to write a guide for our crew's site for quite some time. you might get hurt. but never got around to it -. What's suggested shouldn't cause injury.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Learning Windmills: Common Pitfalls and Solutions By Mistah P Preface/Notes I've been reading through the mills forum and it seems to me like 95% of the people are asking the same. problems you'd come across early in your learning process are listed first. nor how to perfect your mills (Crescent already has an excellent guide on that). You don't have to take my advice if you don't want it. THIS IS A WINDMILL PROBLEMS GUIDE.now. or very similar questions. I do. or for that matter related to windmills at all from here. PLEASE NOTE that my mills are in NO WAY perfect (or even great.and experienced myself as well . followed by later problems. but if you misinterpret it. or are having very redundant problems amongst themselves. but then. implied. and need something to do. and so on. however. ========================================= 71 www.
. try to kick the area above your ear on your head with your sweeping (2nd) leg.NOT "kicking" your legs forward or backwards. not FORWARDS or SIDEWAYS or BACKWARDS for BOTH LEGS . There's no remedy here but practicing and getting a feel for it. Keep your legs as widespread and stiff as possible (even if it feels like your sweeping one will hit the ground) and focus on continuing. This will help you time your swings and turns of your torso. you should imagine rotating your HIPS on an AXIS to your torso.org . You start from handglide. rotate your HIPS. and stop. You shouldn't be on your lower back at all -. like real windmills do on their towers -. In general. keep your legs open and swing them the way described above. **Also note the reminder at the end of this guide about sitting up** 72 www. one of several things may stop you from being able to link mills: 1. go onto your back. [example: for CWers. turn over. You can't collapse and fall off your arm **This is probably the most common problem for beginners who are not well acquainted with mill schematics Suggested solutions for aforementioned problems: 1. The problem that most people come across during this phase is not having a full understanding of the windmill motion and technique. lose coordination. Learn the concept of the stab and collapse by starting from handglide. Secondly. CIRCULAR. and just flop down to the ground 4. You start from backspin. Turn over and remember. turn over to your front. kick your legs around.. and slam into the ground** 2. (I recommend you study windmill clips and read guides in order to improve this understanding) As a result. however. 4.you stay on your upper back and shoulders through the whole rotation. 3. 3. First off.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Part I: Just starting out Often. get to your back. the starting phase of learning a move can be the most difficult. This is the somewhat the same problem as 1). Don't start from backspin. your right leg]. the slamming legs problem can be attributed to having the wrong mentality for leg movements. ALSO: YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR HIPS OFF THE GROUND.j-network. KEEP SWINGING AND MOVING. You start from handglide. This problem is very often attributed to a bad start: WHEN YOU START. Again . your legs close up/scrape the ground and you can't get cleanly back into the start position 5. This'll just cause them to drive straight into the ground! 2. YOU NEED TO COLLAPSE ONTO YOUR SHOULDER and roll smoothly across your UPPER BACK. You start from handglide. Don't ever get lazy and rely on "momentum". make sure you are KEEPING YOUR LEGS AS OPEN AND STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE.
. The collapse has a lot of stuff that I won't go into -. You can get to your stab and all just fine. You're mentally waiting for the stab -. when you face up. I just can't do it!" You get how everything works but you can't do it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5.. here comes the stab. You can cleanly get onto your stab and collapse cleanly again .instead.. but not quite. (This is noted by Mothergoose as the flailing legs syndrome) 3. it's down -. thus causing you to go on your back. It's ok to bounce up a little. It's all really one motion (at most . you could be waiting too long to stab (see below) 2. you "bounce" directly up. You fall off your stab as you go for your second round (related to above problem).two real motions).but by then. Also. the problem is that you're going up and down -. then this. Read collapse guides. then this". This is closely tied in with stabbing late.org . or keep going for that matter. but you get stuck there -. your legs droop and your feet touch the ground.j-network. causing you to have to "start" again (it's as if you're doing individual mills over and over. Check the bottom for the video counterpart.as in.read A GUIDE. You're getting close to getting them.you can't seem to collapse again. and/or your leg(s)/ass to hit the ground. but you look like a dumbass because it's in a one-two motion and you pause and lose all your momentum when on your stab. but you can't keep them from dragging. The problem? You're still thinking of the mill in steps. your'e thinking as you're turning over "ok. not your shoulders. why not look at your own clips and compare them with good clips. their solutions: 1." and it doesn't even cross your mind what to do next until AFTER you feel that elbow drop in your gut -. and see where you're going wrong?] ========================================= Part II: "I understand it. which illustrates some of these problems. you want to have your stab down as soon as you're 3/4 of the way done turning to your frontside. Most likely. 4. You need to push forward with your fingers facing up and roll onto your shoulder. You don't SLAM. 73 www. and guess what? You come directly down.it's not "oh I do this first. You still aren't moving your legs in a circular fashion. here comes the stab.as in. When you come to your stab. it's too late. then you turn over. 2. rather than "linked" ones) And. but don't jump up ten friggin thousand feet (especially for stabbed mills). [Sorry. The windmill needs to flow -. Make sure your fingers are pointing UP. Several likely scenarios: 1.
Remember. don't BE LAZY. and push forward and try to roll onto your shoulder as soon as your hand touches the ground.org .not be "omg i have to do this then this then this" 4. I can't stress how important this is. Most of all. DO NOT SIT UP OR TRY TO ROLL FORWARDS RELATIVE TO YOUR HEAD.have your arm at a little LESS than a 45 degree angle. You really need to try to turn on one spot and not slide/spin on your back or wait or sit up when you go to restab. you're only swinging once.this can also lead to the getting stuck on stab problem (aforementioned) ROLL. but this is probably the most annoying problem I've seen amongst my friends. 74 www. This'll help you get down the motions in "muscle memory" quicker and will improve your form in coming time. WHEN GOING TO YOUR FRONT. When going over to your frontside. Take a break between practice sessions. ROLL.j-network. it helps. Trust me. All this should happen AT THE SAME TIME. I didn't mention it above. one month of steady practicing to actually get them. or you're trying to go too fast.just make sure you have the stab and collapse smoothly. otherwise. you'll have a lot of problems getting your mills smooth and keeping momentum up -.once when facing down going to facing up. When you stab. keeping on your upper back/shoulders. Most likely. NOT SPIN. ========================================= Part III: General reminders Some things to keep in mind: • • • • • • • If you're just starting. or even a week or two (although some people who UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT AND THE MECHANICS get them in very short periods of time). don't stab at a 90 degree angle to the ground -. Since you have the motion down. at most 1/2 a second.] If you can get through windmills (that is. It took me 4 months of screwing around and trying them every 3 or 4 weeks to get the motions. not slam your legs into the ground). and focus on swinging more. Some people are better at them. We learn at different paces. windmills are not to be learned in a day. some are worse. and going faster. you don't have the collapse down. and about 2 weeks of practicing every other day or so to "perfect" them. learn from handglide. [This is STILL the most common problem I've seen. ROLL. ROLL. Like I said.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. You should actively swing twice during the mill . REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR LEGS UP AND CONTINUE ROTATING THEM ON THEIR AXIS. do at least 3 every time you practice. not step by step. windmills should FLOW -.. and once when facing up and going to facing down. TRY LOOKING AT YOUR SHOULDER OR YOUR BICEP. Try not to stab for more than 1/4 of a second once you understand and have the motion . you really aren't far . You're stabbing wrong or late (see above two problems).
org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide This took way too long to write. hope it helps. and peace.j-network. so you better be grateful. Thanks. haha. Pommy from sorc [Editor’s Note: Now Mistah P] 75 www.
The speed: Nothin much to say here. You must focus on keeping a constant spread with straight legs. By delayed I mean that when you 76 www. The Swing: Definately the most important part of gaining power. You must swing your legs ONE at a time. So remember LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT! The Height: In order to get some variations down you will need to be high on your shoulders. which is not true. You want your mills clean and quick to be able to do variations. All of these look good and can be acheived easily with some thought and practice. By your spread I mean the V-shape your legs make.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Windmill Variations By Swiper Hello and welcome to my guide on windmill variations. Swing your legs harder if you want more speed. LETS GET CRACKING: Step 1) Powerful mills: By powerful I mean that you can do fast and controlled mills. Stabbed VS forearms: Everyone knows that forearm mills are lower and prettier then stabbed. Being low makes it hard to "skip" the front side of the mill. Windmill varitaions not only look cool. They are actually quite easy once you have powerful mills. Most people think variations are hard.org .j-network. This guide teaches 3 different variations. Alot of people will tell you to try to turn them both at the same time. BUT I would recommend using stabbed mills for variations. they are fun to learn. How to get power in your mills: The spread: When milling you must focus on your spread. Try to be up high. nutcrackers and barrels. but this is wrong! They go one at a time. They are eggbeaters. This is because stabbed mills are generally higher and they give you a feeling of "delayed" power. Try to swing your legs instead of kicking them.
2) When barreling. Lets talk barrels.org . Barrels are mills with your arms out like your holding a barrel. you feel a large speed boost. 3) YOU MUST USE YOUR HEAD. This decreases the gap that you have to skip. use your forehead and the front of your arms for height.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide stop stabbing. 77 www. NUTCRACKERS: Nutcrackers are windmills with hands on your man-organs. 3) When you put your hands on your groin.t recommend trying to hop your nutcrackers. shrug your shoulders. barrels can replace your mills as your regular mill ( I did this). 1) Barrels need you to roll more then you spin. DON’T forget about your legs. 2) Don. this greatly increases smoothness which helps nutcrackers. The hard part about variations is getting your windmills good. don’t try to let momentum keep you going. BARRELS: Undoubtedly my favorite windmill.t bend your legs at any time. The tricks to nutcrackers are as follows. just keep going fast and they will be easy. keep those legs swinging. try to twist your hips a lot when going over to front side. This makes you roll more and the untwist gives lots of power. If you want. This is a MINIMUM amount of mills to a 360. Hopping barrels are like MIKE GARCIA and are gay. 4) I wouldn. When you go to the front side. The pro barrel windmillers do 6 mills to a 360. 1) When you put your hands on your groin. Also try to use your head. They are fast and tend to roll more then a regular mill. In my clip you will se that I do 2-3 barrels to every 360 degrees from a birds eye view. Ok once you feel your mills are powerful enough then move on to your variation .
The speed of my eggbeaters makes me automatically skip the front side. You must also swing your left leg up high when pushing off(ccw) and right(cw). You need the pace to be constant and fast or else you will crash and burn. But this is not for everybody. This gives you less space to skip when on your front side. Good luck.org . In order to hop you must push of with your right shoulder for ccw and left for cw. These variations are very similar. 3) Get high on your shoulders. 78 www.j-network. This is because they are harder then nutcrackers and look damn nice. Eggbeaters are windmills with your hands on your thighs. have fun and crack those nuts! SWIPER.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide EGGBEATERS: Eggbeaters seem to be the favorite windmill variation of most bboys. 1) You probably would like to have nutcrackers down. I hope the links work. Well that’s it for variations. 2) When you are doing eggbeaters you must keep the pace going. 5) You can try to hop your eggbeaters if you cant do them the speed way. 4)The way I do my eggbeaters is with raw speed.
j-network. I’ve said this time and time again to people. I'll to make it as helpful as possible. if anything they go side to side. I mean you need to SWING it.. your hips should be out and your ass lifted with arms locked! If your butts not up and your hips aren’t swinging around you'll have a hard time making it past this front part.. reverse left and rights to make it cw. basically if your facing front and you go to swing you want to kick your leg as if your going to kick out the right one with the left..think of them as OUT and AROUND! 1) Step back with your left foot.. You need to use your hips and lift your ass!! Lock your arms and legs. Don’t just kick up or out. you want to be comfortable. When you first start off to kick. preferable to the side of you. You want this to be comfortable. but keep right straight. but a warning.org .. you should be swinging around. Okay. Remember its YOUR flare. do NOT! go straight up. 2b) As your hand comes down you are going to swing your left foot around back. there is NO set way area but its more or less what is comfortable..and for those of you who don’t know... First off. Just as your about to come very close to your right leg you want to lift the right leg out of the way(try to kick your face. or the general area. This is for CCW.. don’t step to the side but go back and diagonal to the left side a little. do NOT get lazy!! When you go to kick.) Remember your flare goes circular!! So when you kick you want to go AROUND.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Flares By Anubis2002 Aiight I haven’t had much sleep but here it goes. and sweep it all the way to the left side. even to the front if need be. KICK it hard! Don’t get lazy and try to just swing it. you want to go out just like your hips and left leg will do. so not to far back but you do want to try and have it more then shoulder with apart. something about the kick since a lot of people can understand how to do it but not understand what makes it work for some people and not for others. I’ll revise it later if need be. don’t just kick your legs and expect to go anywhere but up and straight down.. you want to lean to the right and put your right arm 79 www.so kick as if your going straight and then around. Bend your left leg if you need to.you want to USE your hips. you want to go OUT and AROUND!! **Again same time* 3a) When you get both your legs in front of you. Now. remember flares don’t go up and down. you want to swing around. when your legs get in front of you. not right in back of you. I prefer to give you one on one answers but here’s your guide. ***This happens at same time** 2a)Take your left hand and swing it down to where your left foot WAS.
they go circular. let me know what you think and I'll make the changes. you want to kick your left leg up(same as before.. but you need to remember your legs will almost never go straight up!!! You want to go as if your lifting to kick your face.. I say kick your face... you get bent in the back and you have a hard time carrying them from flare to flare. Lock your arms and legs. Also.sweep your left leg under your right and move your right leg high up like your gonna kick your face. especially your legs.. Okay a few key points. meaning high but at all times you should be thinking out and around! B. F.. keep it locked! 3b)Ss you are coming onto your right arm.org . as does lifting your ass and hips!! I know the guide is vague but it gives you the idea which you need...if you keep your legs straight you can almost bet your gonna have more power. Your hips are probably one of the most important parts of your flare. I like to work off people. You now can do one flare…I'm going to give you all the hints right now. turn your hips to the left. you wont kill yourself.you need to use them.. if you don’t lift your hips your legs will be VERY low. don’t expect to keep your body like your sitting and have your legs go around you. and your legs go up in back you want to use your hips now. you want to START your circle!! D.. its the SAME thing for flares except you pause on your hands and not on the ground with your chest or back. trust me on this. 4)As your hands come down. more twist and your going to go a lot farther E.. Locked elbows give more height. if you can do windmills.remember when you kick you want to not kick straight up or out but to kick around. Another hip trick. try to kick your face but do NOT go straight up. your hips need to be doing a lot of work. A. flares are circular!) as you kick the left leg up. C. right before you kick your left leg for the initial kick. LIFT with your ass and MOVE your hips! 4) By now your momentum should be carrying you in a circle but it is YOUR job to keep it going!! When your legs come behind u(make sure to keep your ass and hips lifting) your hands should both be down in front of you for a split second.think of the swing for keeping them going.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide down to the side of you. 80 www..transfer weight to the left hand again.j-network. sweep the right under it... you want to continue the swinging movement. Don’t be afraid to fall. Not just spell it out for them. the guide is simple.
right and center splits every day/night. To develop flexibility. The most important muscles used are your triceps and your shoulders. When you do center splits do them slowly so you don’t tear a muscle. It will hurt for about a week or so but after that your body will release endomorphines which will counteract with the pain and it will actually start to feel good. The faster you go the less strength it will take but it will still take a fair bit of strength. When you are doing the splits. the power and momentum from your legs will keep you hips up and you won’t have to use your abs 100%. You should feel your leg muscles tighten and when you reach a certain point you should feel a bit of relief. Well that is kind of true.j-network. Another good way to do center splits is to face the floor and do the splits on a wall behind you and use your hands to push yourself back.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Flares Author Unknown. Try to relax your leg muscles and let gravity push you down. 2) Developing Upper Body Strength Your muscles play a very important role in the flare. Active flexibility just means being able to hold a stretching position by using your muscles to hold that position. You will have to have a fair bit of strength. Right splits are the exact opposite of left splits. Sorry to disappoint you guys but it isn’t the most important set of muscles used in the flare. To build your tricep muscles get a chair and prop your legs up on to it. What momentum will take care of is you abs. Left splits are where you have your left leg in front of you and your right leg behind you. Do splits everyday and you should notice a difference in just a week. Most people think that the most important muscles in the flare are your abs. It is still a good idea to build your ab muscles by doing upper and lower ab exercises. do left. Now most people will tell you that the flare doesn’t take much strength cause you can rely on speed and momentum. Posted by Azr4el Original Breakstylz. Try to bounce back and forth a bit on each arm to give it a little workout. It is because you are only in the position for a couple brief seconds.com Flare Guide ~ Author Unknown 1) Developing Active Flexibility Flexibility is a very important aspect of the flare. all you are going to do is 81 www. the better. It helps you maintain a well balanced equilibrium and it will help you slow down your flares. giving you a little more time to place that hand down. The farther you can spread your legs. NEVER bounce to go further down because you will just tense up the muscles because the muscle cells think that your legs are in harm so they counteract with the force and tighten the groin muscles and we want them to be as relaxed as possible.org . Now for your shoulder muscles. If you slow it down the gymnasts do during floor routines then you have to use a lot more strength to pull off a slow flare. Now place your hands on the floor behind you and lean back on your hands and straighten your body so that you are now facing the ceiling with your hands on the ground and your legs are on the chair. Hold this position until you get tired.
Now when your left leg is directly in front of you or in other words when your leg hits the yellow line in section 3 then your left it up high and try to kick your left ear with it. Keep it on the ground for a little longer. Now you are going to kick your right leg down straight and continue the imaginary circle from where you left off. Look at the above diagram. Remember to keep your left leg straight and continue to draw the circle. Now if you have done the above correctly your left leg should be straight and close to the blue line in section 1. The girls love it. The whole time this is happening your right arm will still be in the air. 3) Performing the flare (CC) Now you are ready to start the flare. You 82 www. Now swing your left leg around so that you are trying to draw the red circle with your foot.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide turn over and face the ground so that your legs are still on the chair and you are now supporting yourself on your hands while you are facing the ground. Practice these everyday to help develop strength.j-network. Now your have the start down. Your right leg should be bent and just in front of you. After a month or so of practicing you should notice some changes in your abs. Now you are going to slide your left leg back and a bit off to the left so you are kind of doing the splits. The triangle symbolizes you. Continue to draw the imaginary circle with your left foot and when it passes the blue line in section 2. this is when you place your right hand down. Now you are going to bring your left arm down and put it on the blue line just in front of your left leg so it kind of knocks your left leg away. Now once your left leg reaches the blue line in section 2 then you are going to kick your right leg up towards your face. Now a common mistake is to lift the left leg too. Hold this until you get tired. What you have to do is start in a standing position. keep it high! Part 2. Part 1. Your legs should be spread in front of your in a v shape. The yellow lines are your exchange lines where your legs change positions and the blue lines are where your hand placement occurs. This is a bird’s eye view of what the flare is based upon. Just practicing the flare will build muscle. Your right leg should be bent and just in front of the blue line in section 3. You want to keep your left leg straight the whole time. They will appear and you may even get a nice ripped six pack.
it hurts! A: The reason your body comes crashing down is because you have too much vertical momentum. My body comes crashing down and I land on my ass! How do I transfer my weight to that hand without landing on my ass. Tips: 1) Keep your legs spread at all times! 2) Try to picture the circle when flaring and when your legs reach the target points they switch positions. you are going to left your left hand and reach over your left leg to allow your right leg to pass by.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide are going to continue the circle from the yellow line in section 4. practice. but make sure it doesn’t touch the floor. Lean forward so that your legs get high in the back. Try to kick your left ear. make sure you continue to swing it around in a circle. practice. it will be dragging above it. Once it has past your right hand place it on the floor behind you and wait until your left leg is directly in front of you. The right leg can bend a bit but try to keep that circle as smooth as possible. What the frick am I doing wrong? 83 www. I can get my legs in front of me but then when I kick my right leg behind me I smash it into the ground. Pretend that you are doing your flares on a stove and your hands are getting hot. Just continue from there. then lift. It will come with time. Keep your legs spread at all times!!! Remember when your leg reaches a yellow line then it will be going into the air while the other comes down low to continue the circle and circle and when that leg reaches the next yellow line they will switch again. Your right leg will be close to the ground. Don’t kick your leg backwards. When it reaches the yellow line in section 1 you are going to place your left hand back on the ground but make sure it is on the blue line so you don’t begin to turn and at the same you are going to bring your right leg up high and you are going to bring your left leg down low to continue the circle until it arrives in front of your again. Keep your toes pointed when you do this. Q: Okay. 4) When you are kicking your right leg behind you make sure you kick hard and keep the left leg high. Now when your right leg reaches the blue line in section 4. 3) Point your toes.org . Point your toes so it is easier to get your legs behind you. 6) Have fast hands. You are lifting your left leg too early! When you swing your left leg around kick your right leg up as usual but don’t lift your left leg up yet. The circle is perfectly round and I expect you to draw a pretty good circle. When I see bboys do a flare and bend their legs when they are behind it looks totally whack! Don’t do it. 8) When your legs are behind you lean forward! Common Questions: Q: I can get my legs in front of me but when I go to put my right hand down. If you do your flares like this do yourself a favor and don’t do them because you will get yelled at by a lot of good bboys. 5) Keep your legs straight at all times. Move them hands before they get burnt! 7) Practice. Make sure you kick it up high.j-network. Meaning the one in the air will come down and the one that was previously scraping the ground will go airborne. You won’t believe how much this affects your flare.
So spread your legs and jump up a bit to see what it will fell like. if you are facing a wall when you start and then start turn and being to face another wall then you are starting to Czech your flare. Now to get in this position. Remember to have fast hands too.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide A: You are probably not elevating your hips enough which will cause you to smash into the ground.org . You’ll be surprised what this does. Q: I can get my legs behind me but my right leg bends and it hits the ground. Sometimes my left leg comes smashing down too and it hurts. Stick your butt in the air. Now for the bending part. Try to focus and work on lifting your hand up THEN STRAIGHT BACK DOWN so that it is in line with your other hand. don’t lift it over too hard. You have to re-program yourself and just force yourself to keep this leg straight. This 84 www. What you have to do is when you kick your right leg down. it is a natural reaction because your body fears hitting the ground so it brings your right leg in so you don’t land on your (at least for bboys). Like gimme a break. This should elevate your hips high enough to let your right leg pass under. this is easier said then done. Make sure you kick your left leg high enough as well and try to hold it there while kicking your right leg under. Q: I can do everything but when my legs are behind me they are too low. Make sure to draw a circle and not kick it straight back. I know this is a bit long but to fix this problem you will have to left and place your left hand down in good timing. For example. Q: Okay! I am fed up with hearing all of this stuff about learning forward and sticking your butt up in the air to get your legs up higher when they are behind you. It will give you a fraction of a inch of more room to let your leg fly back and up. This is also a common problem for going too low in the back because people start to Czech by reaching too far over their left leg and when they place their left hand back down it is too far over and it is just too hard to lean forward in time to get those legs up. It is very bad form and looks pretty whacked. most people have trouble because they start to Czech their flare. You will notice after pointing your toes you can pull a full rotation now but your legs are bent. Try to fix it! Do not learn with bent legs or you will waste a perfectly good flare and if I see you doing it with bent legs behind you I will personally slap you. When your right leg is kicking under your left leg and your are lifting your hand. Point your toes when kicking your right leg behind. immediately lift your left hand and “REACH” over your right leg and place your hand on the ground. In basic English this means that your body starts to turn the opposite way your legs are flaring. It will fell just like you are in a half handstand. Help me! A: This is a very simple fix. it is a lot easier said than done. What the hell am I doing wrong? A: You are right. And when they actually end up leaning forward they end up landing on their face. Try to kick the back of your head with your right leg to elevate the hips. What it will fell like is a half handstand.j-network. What’s up with this? A: All you have to do is kick you right leg back harder and lean forward. The solution. But there is a way to get your butt higher to get your legs nice and high.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide may feel a bit awkward but this action of reaching down instead of over will start your lean. You should feel it, just go with the flow and lean a bit more and you might just surprise yourself and get some nice continuous flares going.
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Okay, flares... people are still having lots of questions about em, ill try to think of all the problems I can and post them with answers. Before I start... Flares are purely about the correct motions in which you do the flare. Someone who magically has the correct motions for flares will do them much better than someone who has the feel for them and has been trying for months.. Why? This is because flares are all about momentum and your hips. To do a flare you must control your momentum to its fullest, its what keeps you off the ground and going around, that’s why if you kick wrong or in the wrong motion, your flare is a complete failure. Flares are AROUND, not up and down. Terms...(Just so no one gets confused) Kicking Leg (initial leg) - Which ever leg you are starting your flares with. (the leg the sweeps under the other) 2nd Leg - The leg that you kick up whenever you sweep the Kicking leg under. 1st hand - hand you start with on the ground when you flare. 2nd hand - hand you put down as you flare. 1.) Land on your butt after you sweep under. -Personally I never had this problem, but there are many reasons for this to occur. a.) You may just be kicking your non swinging leg not hard enough so you don’t lift your hips up. Try to kick your face with that leg, and keep your hips up. b.) You could be swinging your initial kicking leg at a wrong angle and losing your momentum for the flare. You must kick low, almost at the ankle of your foot that jumps and sweep around and up, if you don’t, your kicking leg will send its momentum straight up, and you will come straight back down. c.) You may not be placing your 2nd hand down fast enough, you want to put it down quite fast, right after your kicking leg sweeps under your jumping foot. 2.) Your 2nd leg drags when you sweep it under. -This is probably the biggest problem everyone has. a.) You are not kicking your left leg high enough. If you don’t kick high enough with your initial kicking leg, and don’t hold it. Your flares are gonna end because if you don’t kick high enough, you're losing all your momentum. If you cant hold it, you're not correctly doing your flare. When you reach the V in front of you in your flare, your right leg should start its sweep under as the left is going up because if not yes, your leg will strain and you wont be able to lift it up and you will lose all your momentum. What does losing your momentum mean? it means your flare ends. -Start your sweep with your 2nd leg while your 1st leg is kicking up. -Lean to the side of your 2nd hand 86
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide b.)You may be lifting your 1st hand too quickly and losing some height that you needed. What happens is if you haven’t shifted most of your weight to your 2nd hand and pull out your first, you are going to lose some height and lean to the side that you're trying to get your 2nd leg under and drag your leg. -Keep your hand down. 3.) cant keep your flares going... -Practice... Practice... practice... and remember, kick the right way to keep all your power. ALSO, THIS IS FOR NUMBER 2 AND 3. KEEP YOUR HIPS UP AND USE THEM! HIPS AND KICKING CORRECTLY ARE WHAT FLARES ARE ALL ABOUT. PLEASE REMEBER THIS! KICKING CORRECTLY GIVES YOU POWER/MOMENTUM AND MAKES FLARES POSSIBLE! Good Luck, hope this helps.
and you all say "I WANNA BE HIGH AT THE BACK" well it's STRENGTH!! I'm gonna give you a list of main muscles that i think that you must have them strong for flares (maybe there are more): Deltoids(shoulders) + Triceps(back of the upper arm): * Handstand Pushups(15-20 slowly and full are enough) * Dips(about 80-90. ass high as your shoulders. Abs n Hips : This is very important for flares!! * 10 Straight Hanging Legs Lifts(see in the pics 88 www. and "all your need are good and fast kicks" well it isn’t true!!! even for the fastest and wide open flares you can do.j-network. after you gain control of this freeze your can do Advanced Tucked Planches which is the same freeze but with your hips and ass higher .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The Truth About Flares By Bboy Angel Power Vs Momentum: I hear all this shit like "flares are pure momentum. keep your hands straight).org . you need a lot of strength not only in your upper body. but your must have strength. i know Kujo says 30 but it just not enough!) * Freezes : 35-50 seconds Tucked Planche (seat on your knees and but your arms on your sides and just lift yourself .
Gymnastics starts from a pushup position with wide spread legs. * Don't listen to all the people here and in your practice that give you advice without having perfect flares. * Open. There more active muscles like the Latissimus Dorsi(Wings) and a lot more in flares but the best way to train them for flares is by practicing flares. Point and Straight your legs! all the time!! * Train to do as much as you can even if you touch the floor and bend your knees try to continue as much as you can this will give you strength . they hit the floor with the left hand for a second and then start their flares it puts your shoulders in the right place this is important for tech but not for momentum. you can start it with legs bent until you gain enough strength) and try to do 60 seconds of the same freeze but with on hand between your legs try to do 60 secondss with both of you hands between your legs like in a boomerang which is a very good exercise for hips strength. if you kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above).The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ) * 60 secondss of L-Seat(seat on your ass between your hands with legs closed and straight in front of you and lift your ass and legs with straight hand. they just don't know and in flares not everything seems logic. 89 www.org . don't to just one and stop because you touched the floor a little. Gymnastics start: For people who kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). trust people like me who spent years mastering flares and teaching bboying. Key Points(for people who knows a little basic flare or 2 at least: * the best advice i can give you is move your hands F-A-S-T-!-!-! very fast!! as fast as your can! * hold your right leg as high as your can and as long as you can in the transition from to back! this is important!!! if you kick right leg under left in the beginning(clockwise from above). go for the amount not the quality until you got 8 and more. try it sometimes.j-network. * In the Transition to the Back kick your left heel to the back left upper corner and hold it there. left leg on heel edge and right on toes.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide that's it for now. I'm B-Boy Angel from Israel.org . peace 90 www. a B-Boying teacher for about 4 years.j-network.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Good Flare Practice Tips By nidimin LEARNERS NEED TO REMEMBER ON TOP OF HAVING PERFECT FORM: Practicing flares is like lifting weights. focus on holding the other leg up until it becomes 2nd nature to. You want that. Make sure you rest well between each practice flare. you'll feel that torque people are talking about and realize how a flare is really suppose to be done. I found out the hard way and realized I was getting no where. and think that if only you made it once all the way around with bad form. you should do it more just to take those muscles to fatigue so they can heal. For that reason. I still have trouble remember to keep my legs straight as possible. after that its just practice. is what happens when the second leg goes under. Bad habit. its when you get tired that the bad forms kick in. that's a good thing. So that means. try to change it as soon as you're realizing you're doing it… It's better to not finish one complete flare than be practicing ugly flares forever. But one thing that they did not put enough emphasis on (for practicing flares). hard to correct. it means you're swinging that leg under. People fail at the back because they're really not swinging that second leg under at all. You need to continuously workout all the muscles that are required in the movement. 91 www. once you get past that. The main reason people bring their legs in at the back.~~~~ This guide was created while in the process of learning flares. After u get use to the swing of your 2nd leg so that its 2nd nature. that made my flare about 100% better.j-network. is due to a natural sense that they're not going to make it all around. Instead of someone who has mastered flares teaching someone how to do flares. it means you're getting there. If you're practicing flares. The swings are the same as a windmills. Don't give in. when you're tired of practicing your flare. so swing that leg. I've been practicing flares for more than 3 months now. Experimented with various practicing methods and training techniques until I realized what people have been advising in the forums is 100% true. you'll notice sometimes. practice. I believe I have some suggestions that maybe more helpful to people learning flares. and end up stronger. when you sweep that 2nd leg under.org . one leg at a time. practice. your legs lock up and your flare ends. ~~~~~The Difference Between this Guide and the Rest.
Not only does this cause your weight to shift due to the extra force of the arm coming down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I'll post up more practice tips once I figure them out and have mastered continuous flares. ***Shifting Weight Shifting weight Although. So when you have one rotation. that moment when the flares don't feel heavy. People have the tendency to lie to themselves. but it allows you to easily catch yourself because your hand is already near the ground when it hits. Sounds repetitive. you should not be feeling any stress besides the stress u feel while walking on your hands. If your hand is slamming. maybe the importance of it has not been driving in. Anyhow. and you feel that lift. This is what you must focus on: When all your weight is balance one hand. If your hand slams on the ground its a sign you're not shifting your weight properly. When you're shifting weight properly. Let me know if these tips help. or you hand is just not coming down fast enough. that's when you know you're well on your way to continuing flares. the speed of your hand placement and bringing them down quickly is very important if you want continuations. for continuation. focus on putting your hand down fast and finding that feel for the lift in that leg and your body. the other hand should be coming down to catch you. Again. you're able to do one rotation. *****Continuation So. when your right leg kicks up. That means you should not be slamming your hand down on the ground and your arms should be locked. but its important to realize the reasons behind each problem in order to better focus on correcting them. it has already been mentioned that you should put your hand down fast. ***Feeling a pull to the left? 92 www. you're weight never shifted at any point in time to one arm. They certainly helped me. it means two things. and thus never get flares down in good time.org . The first question I'd ask is if it TRULY is a full rotation. and not just a crappy version of one that you say to make yourself feel better. Flaring clockwise. you start feeling that continuation when you feel a significant lift in ur body when one leg kicks up.j-network.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide You should not be feeling any significant pulls in either horizontal direction. don't let those legs bend. but never quite get over fixing their mistakes. A lot of being able to do a flare is training your muscles. SO THERE IS HOPE! Once you hit continuous flares.j-network. You'll feel good about yourself. its up to you. REMEMBER REMEMBER. but your feet should be sweeping wide and circular. Keep On Flaring Hope this helps. Anyways. They got the continuation down. Vertical as each leg lifts to allow the other to pass under. If you feel you're good at breaking out of bad habits then go for it. But I've seen people who have supposedly "mastered" flares do just horrendous looking flares. you should significantly feel that pull. Above is just the way I wish I could have learned it. Since I created this guide. I've gone from one to continuous flares. and it isn't suppose to feel like hard work. don't let them start close in. *****Something is better than nothing? In my opinion. The only significant pull you should feel is vertical. I think that's of the up most importance if you want to get better and better at that point. if you're the type that needs some kind of motivation to keep you going.org . 93 www. which would mean you also need to allow them to heal and build up. Maybe I wouldn't have had to waste so much time fixing my problems. then just go for ugly flares.
And not only for THIS move either. THE TWO WAYS TO LEARN Although it doesn't look like it there are two ways to learn hopping flares. INTRO Back with a hopping flares/ king flares guide! This probably won't be as long as the other ones. but if you want to learn these I recommend gettin some nice. but don't be discouraged by the appearance and you'll get this in no time. if you're flaring CW. The difference is about the same there is between learning hopping mills by piking or by plain momentum. NOTE. so if you go CCW reverse all the lefts with the rights. you're czechin it if you're turning to face your left a bit more at every round. the term czech means the movement that makes you turn in the opposite way you're going during the flare.j-network. I first went ahead on them thinking at a nice flare variation.. clean flares down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Hopping Flares/King Flares By Sekto|Z. when I had never seen them yet. at least for the most common method -see below.org . and so I had never heard about how hard they were supposed to be. so if you want to have something to help you. I have no idea where the name came from =]P Another thing that should help. It's all psychology This is for CW ones. that's simply because this move is easier to explain. For example. that can only be some good-form flares.. and also to learn in my opinion..you pike your legs and kick them out to gain enough height. GO! PREREQUISITES Hopping flares are very similar to flares and involve czechin in some way. the 94 www. It does look hard. The czech motion isn't that important. and how much height it can give you. They make you understand how important piking and kicking out is.are hopping mills. To do this you need to bring your body to closer to vertical.. and I got them around my second try. that's all you need. And no. The most common way is to learn them by piking.for those who don't know.
Just like a normal flare. you'd do everything you can to keep your feet low to the ground (as opposed to your waist. take a bit away from the horizontal swing and put it into height. You're standing here. On a Flare. while if you haven't used it to learn mills you won't use it here neither. In the case of hopping flares. In other words. "YOU" know how it's got to be in order to be comfortable for you. preparing to go. However. Take the usual step to the right with your right foot. Then there's some people who prefer learning without the piking motion. Here instead. By this I don't mean you have to throw your legs straight vertical. This is the most instinctive method. 2. though. I think flares are a prerequisite for this move. The main disadvantage of this is. you have NO height this way! All you can do is to be fast enough to replace height with momentum. either for mills and hopping flares. try both ways and see which one you like best.org . which stays high). if you learnt mills by piking you will go by the same way here. this is a bit lighter since you're on your hands and so you have more margin between you and the ground. what you've got to do is quite the opposite. but a few go by momentum. this is where you feel the first differences.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide more they're vertical the more height the kick out will give you. the idea is STILL to get a mainly circular movement (which is why you start flares swinging low in the first place).so I'm going to explain the whole thing assuming you have good flares and know how to do them. STEP-BY-STEP As I said.Now. 1. just with your lower body a bit higher than usual.j-network.Ok. but to me it's not the best one. 95 www. The majority finds it easier to learn mills piking. Chances are.
This is meant to give you a higher angle in order to take the best from the kick out.org .Now you have reached the front. while you'd swing your leg totally horizontal if you were going to flare. You can choose not to do this and to go with the second way to learn the move (in fact the use or not of this movement is the difference between the two methods) but if your flares are clean enough this won't be much of a problem.j-network. find a way betwen these two and you'll get the idea of a nice angle. 96 www. we're talking about an "angle" you don't even notice if you're looking at the move from outside. the harder you'll have to fight aginst the force of gravity right after every round. To have an idea of the angle. So.the higher you are. it's something you don't notice unless you're the one who is doing it.This is a disadvantage for the flare in itself. the more height the kick will give you BUT .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The idea behind this is. just think at two things: . So. 3.the higher you are.your legs are piked and ready to kick out and you're at a relatively high angle with your lower body. but makes the hop easier. So that you have an idea of the proportions. Again. what you want to do here is to make your legs reach the front of it piked and a bit higher than usual.
Remember to pike back your legs while you don't need them and your hands are doing most of the work.. But it’s up to you to decide. 97 www. like you'd do with a flare. Try and do that. personally I don’t like it because it looks too regular and foreseeable to me. but there's a precise way to do it. Instead of keeping the hand up there and waiting for the time to put it down again. 5. but you'll see it from the clip and the pics... A little note about hands positioning there: if you want to turn 180 degrees at every round. Turning 180° may be a nice add-on to your king flares. towards the ground. just kick out your legs to start the hop as your right hand starts getting off the ground due to the flare rotation. place your hands in order to form a square or a rectangle. throw it around over your front. Every time you lift one hand up. you turn 90° before putting it back down. in order to form a square/rectangle plant. That will make you turn a nice.that's the catching phase. you’ll have to follow a precise hand positioning. catch the ground with your right hand and make your left follow in order to get back to the position you started with.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 4.The kick out! Not much to say here. the front of a flare. kind of gymnast-style.j-network.org .After your left hand following your right and a brief airborne phase. clean 180 degrees at every round. Ever done skyscrapers? They're basically walking around in circles into a handstand. It's a bit complicated to explain..
pike out again and make it travel in front of you.j-network. not that much of a problem. when the rotation makes your right hand leave.This is a little disadvantage of the piking method: it makes single rounds easier. pretty much like the previous round.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 6.org . 98 www. and if you fail to do that your right foot tends to hit the ground. but sticking them together may give some problems. and there ya go... Aid with some abs work. mainly because you have all the momentum from the previous round to help you. However. That's because every time you catch you have to keep the "high" angle in order to go for the next round.
I did say this move is overrated to me. 8. just go for it. but it comes from the presupposition you could flare on your pinky fingers.j-network.org .. Depending on how much you have turned it may be hard not to crash your foot..Don’t try and get momentum from some flares first.Catch with your right hand again… focus on your right foot.. second round done! You’ve just linked hopping flares. IF you can then this move can be no pain for you. TIPS .... Sure... . and then work on the connections starting from that. else I strongly suggest you to go back working on your pinky flares.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 7.. don’t make it hit the ground! Like the previous round. help with abs work and if you’ve managed to save enough momentum you’ll be fine. In my opinion the best is to first learn a move raw. so that you have the most ‘volubile’ form of it. dum de dum dum. that isn’t always the 99 www. and my opinion is still the same.There ya go..First of all I’ll say it one more time: your flares have to be CLEAN! All the stuff you’re gonna do requires pretty comfortable and clean flares. I’ve found the more you turn the harder it is to keep it up. and that’s pretty much the only thing I like better about 180° turns I like challenges.
100 www. then pike them and bring your back more or less vertical. starting from a less wide angle and gradually getting up to your 180s.. I don't even think you'd need a guide if you could learn fine that way. What's up with that? As I said in the tips section. either wtith a small or wide angle.Maybe rushing to 180° turns isn’t a good idea. I can get one round but as I go linking with the second one my foot hits the ground. but here the difference is minimal. almost like a crunch. and it’s worth to think at it in those cases. it's probably got to do with the wideness of the angle you're trying to turn. If your foot just can’t help but slam on the ground after every round (and you probably don’t go past the first one that way) then your trouble is right there.org . I do mine touching my wrists with my feet... Now kick your legs out (by bringing them back in-line with your body) and if you do that hard enough you'll notice you get a little hop off your back. with the only difference you can gain experience and muscle memory with smaller ones first. you may be going to have some trouble. I can't tell much about the non-piking way because I've learnt with the piking way. I've completely skipped the problems about flares and only counted hopping flare related ones.Abs are your friends! Earlier I told you about using your abs to prevent crashes. and the only ‘big’ difference you’ll notice if you learn king flares from flares will be that you still won’t be able to do them from standing. ARGH! I don't get the whole piking thing! What the hell are you talking about?? Lie on your back and get your legs straight and open. . That's at the base of hopping mills. If you're trying to cover a whole 180° and have no experience with the move yet. and of hopping flares as well if you chose to go that way. do you think I’d make you workout your abs just for a single move? You need abs for anything! QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Again. right? Nice strong abs can do miracles! Since here you want them to keep your legs up. Let’s suppose you want the half-turn ones. but it's really instinctive. . keeping them straight all the way. flare-started ones doesn’t help with standing ones as much as standing ones help with flare-started ones. Try slowing down a bit. Trust me.j-network. that's why I haven't written much about it. where you turn 180° degrees each round.. if you get problems with the linking part you could also go working your abs out a bit. from flares for example. some moves like airflares have quicker ways to learn. The best workout in this case would probably be the ‘classic’ one. Start from small angles and get it wider with time. where you hang on a or anything similar and lift your legs up into an L or at a closer angle. Besides. you'll get more results and less frustration. The mechanism is the EXACT same thing.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide best way.
.org . Peace 101 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I can link it. Try and delay that a bit.. If you pike when you're still in the airborne phase... but my legs are low during the second round. Hope this helps. you get to link to the second round with your body closed up and that doesn't let you get as much momentum as you could. Apart from practicing more (duh) you may be piking too soon.j-network.
. The New Yorker Style is a start that's good only after you learned Circles with the other one. remember it HELPS to have Flares before attemptin Circles. but that's not NEEDED. you want to move to this start. which first felt harder. you should learn Circles with the gymnast start first. becomes the more comfortable way right after you learned the Handglide one. Al ot more.. which was by swinging your open legs. For replacing this lack of speed. See it this way. now can't be used. it is easier at first. if you want to learn em CCW just reverse lefts with rights. but nothin more. Once you got this move with the gymnast start. So it works just like with Mill starts: the standing start. which is the most used by bboys. Here we go. This is just a small section for those who doesn't know how the New Yorker Start works. 102 www.j-network. --GENERAL INFO-Ok now. move to New Yorker Style and you'll see it feels easier. Leaning more to the sides. But after you learned to pull some of them with the easier way. the main keys are a good start and. there are two main starts for this move: the New Yorker Style start. using shoulders more than in Flares. then nothing is fundamental. most of all.org . and the gymnastics start. It may make your job easier. and so the main way of getting momentum in Flares. which seems easier at first. unless it's a part of the move you want to learn. Also remember Circles are a bit harder than Flares just cause here you have closed legs.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Circles By –SektorThis is for CW ones. Now let's get into Circles: First of all. --NEW YORKER STYLE START-As I said.
Kinda hard to explain if you've never seen it. just do what you'd do for a 90: from the standing position. you have to find which is the more comfortable length for you. 103 www. Not too huge and not too little.org . and at the same time or right after your hand swung towards the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 1. swing your right foot off the ground in a circular motion (as low as you can) and try to follow its movement with your whole body by turnin to your right. look at the pic. 2.j-network.Since this is the same start of a 90/Airflare. take a step behind you and to your right with your right foot.Throw your left hand to the inside of your right foot.
. 104 www. and are about to lift your left hand to make your legs pass under.org . So it's in the Circle position.The gymnast start is the one that feels easier in the first place. so learn like this first. here starts the proper Circles/Virgin Flares Guide. From now on your legs will always stay closed together. the left hand which you placed to your right now is to your left. before movin to New Yorker Style Circles. 4-Just leave the ground with the left foot and make it do the motion of your right one. right under your left shoulder. 1.j-network. When you have done about half a twist to the right. This is what you should do and learn in the first place. still swingin. Place your right hand on the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3-Now you have your left hand on the ground and the leg is still straight behind you. Now you are in a position similar to a planche.. and have your shoulders leanin forward to keep the balance. This is the New Yorker Style start. Here we go. from now on just continue from Step 5 of the real guide! --CIRCLES GUIDE-Ok.
keep it low to the ground. Have your right leg -the one that you took the step with. If you don't you're gonna crash on the ground right after you started. 2.j-network. it's up to you to decide which width is more comfortable for you. your left leg still straight as in the beginnin. 105 www. Like with the New Yorker Style start.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Start in a push-up position.it somehow helps.org .Take a big step with your right foot and raise your left hand at the same time.bent. Do NOT stick your butt up high in the air.
or later. Be sure to swing your leg as low as you can too. While you do this. cause there you have your legs 106 www. if you swing it high you'll fall right after you got in the front. There it comes.If you didn't raise your left hand yet. The trick for Circles is to lean further than with a Flare. As soon as the right leg comes to it. place your left hand back down on the ground for a second. 4. do it now to allow your legs to pass under it. As soon as you raise your hand and your legs come under your left arm. when the kick was about to end.Swing your right leg back HARD. cause from there to a millisecond you'll be forced to lift it again to continue the Circle. make it leave the ground. it works. I know this is contradictory. From now on. so be sure you execute this step smoothly and fastly. but trust me.org . This will affect your whole Circles. lean right with your shoulders. It's just a personal preference to make it sooner.j-network. and start the rotation. still keepin both of them low and straight. 5. they'll always stay straight and closed together.Until now your left leg didn't do anything.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3.
While puttin your hand on the ground. 107 www. Put your left hand back on the ground as soon as you can. so a longer corpse to counter-balance. the more speed you have (so the harder you swing in the beginnin) the less you have to lean with your shoulders.you'll need it very soon. and vice-versa. even with a standard amount of speed that shouldn't be necessary. but with your groin/belly. It depends on how much momentum you have.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide closed. the less you'll need to shift weight. not at the centre. now that you are in the front of the Circle and your body is nice and straight.Do NOT enter the front of the Circle with your feet. Also remember.org . So. 6. it may be necessary to put your shoulders a bit back. since you are on both your hands again. cause as I said before. shift your weight from the right side back to the centre.j-network. This means do not make your feet go before the rest of your body keepin it bent in an L position. the more momentum you have. However. keep it open and your legs straight.
At this time you should already have an idea of how it works. 8. there's one important thing to remember: as you have to enter the front of the Circle with your groin. NOT with your butt. by goin forward with your shoulders. That kills alot of momentum. 108 www.As you lift your right hand to make legs pass under it. so not with your body bent into an L shape again. it's pretty much the same thing as bendin legs in Flares. What you want to do is tryin to lift your whole body.j-network. If you can already do Flares. you have to exit it with your heels. This is NOT like the other leanin parts.org . that's not the right method. you'll know at this point you have to lean further than you ever did durin all the round.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 7. Lean left with your shoulders to shift weight and counter-balance of course.You're almost done with the first round now! Once you are in the back of the Circle don't stick your butt up tryin to gain height. always keepin it straight.
org . pass legs under. put your hand down again. To understand what I'm sayin get into the turtle position. but they'll make your whole body move faster. 9. it's not as hard as it seems. This is because in this position your hands point the same way you'll be leanin into. though it's the hardest part of the move. 109 www. I'll tell you a very useful trick I found out when learnin Flares: To gain more momentum. the moment you are on both hands move them like you want to make them draw a CCW circle. Helpin the rotation with this trick you should have enough momentum to lean on your right as you lift your left hand.Now. So. in the end. Now do what you already did on the first steps. since the back of the Circle is the part where both your hands are down for the longest time. Both arms stabbed. CCW! Since they're on the ground they won't move at all. yes.j-network. Now try to move em in a CCW circle and you'll notice your whole body rotates CW.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide You're a bit helped in this by the fact that you can prevent yourself from fallin on your face by usin your wrists.
Now go practicin! --TIPS-. With this trick.Unlike Flares. the less you need to lean with shoulders.The main shoulder movement is from side to side.A strong initial kick is fundamental to have speed. .though it makes you lose alot in the form. . but it's up to you to keep it durin the move by keepin your body open and swingin it all HARD. .Learnin on mushroom first helps. THEN there is the forwards leanin while you are in the back part.j-network. . . but it isn't needed.org . but it isn't needed.. . 110 www. here bendin legs makes the work easier.Practice like crazy. that won't be a problem..Havin Flares helps. the less speed you need.. ..The more you lean with shoulders. .The more speed you have..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Connectin Circles/Flares is hard cause many times you don't have enough momentum to stay up in the back.
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When you're walking in circles. you probably won't get too fast so don't worry too much about it. At this point you're pretty much just perfecting your turtles. Turtles don't last very long if you don't. If you want good speed right away.. Forearms should be vertical and perpendicular to the ground. 4. Just place your hands where it'll continue the spin. As soon 112 www. You need to learn how to wag your butt around and toss your head/upper torso in the direction of your spin. Otherwise you can still start from your float and build up speed. Remember don't shift your weight too much that your tip over on the arm that's bearing your weight. shift your weight to the hand that's holding you up and lift your other hand off the ground. Remember to DO NOT LET YOUR ELBOWS LEAVE YOUR HIPS! You need to keep your height with your arms or else you will lose your balance or your arms will simply collapse and you'll just go flat on the ground into a bellyspin.j-network. Look to your left and SPREAD your legs apart behind you. which is to your right if you're going CCW.. 3. Your waist will be bending from left to right (vice versa) every time you place your hand on the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Turtles By Bboy Crescent Okay david_hsingyu here's your step-by-step guide for turtles (CCW).) If you have really good speed on that last step (possible) and good balance you can probably stop there if you're happy with your turtles. When you're learning to walk. 5. make sure your arms remain UNDER your body. If your feet keep touching the ground.org .. "Flying Steps . it depends on how you place your arms.. Before you start learning the turtle. Turn you hips in the direction you wanna spin. start your turtles from handspin position or from standing. If you're tipping over on your face. 1. remember to breath when you're in a float position. that will give you a good height. When you're spinning don't hold your breath either.) Once you start your spin. just get efficient enough to be able to maintain your balance. Find an equilibrium. Pictures probably won't help much for this move so you'll want to watch some videos and look at how the guys toss their weight around. you probably wanna be able to stay in that floating position for as long as you want. bring feet farther away from your ass. I'll post this as a separate thread so others can read it too. Watch the guy with yellow pants. From the handspin position. not outwards or you will fall.) Now try start walking in circles slowly.) First off. you will be pulling them in when you start the spin to gain more speed.Breakin It Down" is a good one. Keep practicing on this and build up speed. First hand placed on the ground is the right hand pointing forward (your left hand should already be on the ground from starting position and should now be pointing left). But if you wanna learn how to really toss your weight around you can go even further. Now I'm going to be describing everything in CCW. pull your legs in immediately to get your momentum going. FLEX your ab muscles a little to prevent face from turning red or running out of breath. you will wanna wind up your body. close in your legs (bring feet closer to your ass).
you wanna bend your waist to the right so your body goes into an "L" shape. Your waist should be bent to the left if you kept your legs where they were and your body should look like a backwards "L". It helps with your balance. This motion should look like you're trying to draw a rainbow (starting from the right) with the top of your head.. Keep elbows tucked in. your body weight should now be on JUST your left arm.so go back to the 3rd sentence of this paragraph and repeat the process. When you're whipping your waist and torso (in step 5)... This is the part of the turtle where you can hop off the ground really high and get a TON of speed. Now your hips are ready to be tossed to the right again. focus on whipping harder every turn and getting as much speed as you can. You don't need to worry much about balance like you did before because your head and feet will be going up and down from the "rainbow" motion and your momentum should keep you on your hands. Good luck. ~Bboy Crescent 113 www. Now your upper torso should feel like it wants to be tossed to your left..j-network.. you left hand should be down on the ground somewhere close to your right hand facing backwards.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide as your right hand is placed on the ground.. AS SOON AS your left hand hits the ground.org . So lift up your left hand and throw your upper torso to your left while KEEPING YOUR LEGS WHERE THEY ARE. (Looking to your left can help with speed) After you finish drawing the "rainbow".. Other tips: Look DOWN when you're learning.. Turtle is all about transferring weight from arm to arm and whipping your hips and torso so concentrate on learning that. Lift your right hand (from down there by your right hip) and place it on the ground under your right shoulder with fingers pointing forward. Be careful not to twist your wrists here.. trust me it saves you a LOT of pain and gives you more height.. Your left hand should now be pointing to your left. Your weight should be resting on JUST your right arm now.
switching off arms) Building balance is done by putting both arms under your body and holding yourself off the ground with both of them. When you transfer all your weight to your right arm. Step 2.The two main keys you need to turtle are balance and wrist strength. a few are . with your head 2 to 4 inches off the ground. moving the other.The First Swing Putting your bodyweight on your left arm like the handglide position swing your body in an arc (feet off the ground) and land on your right elbow in your right side gut. finger FACING left of you. and feet like a frog tucked in. feet and head are still off the ground during this point. There are many exercises you can do to build wrist strength. This will build intense balance.(Counter Clockwise) Start in the kneeling position and put your left hand on the ground. forwards. After building balance and wrist strength. and the handglide position (where you put one elbow into your gut right above your hip bone. like the left hand. and in a circle. just practice your hand movements and swinging arcs of your body without all your weight on your arms) It should just be like putting your weight on one arm. or dont have the balance yet. perpendicular with it. and moving the hand that has the weight off of it forward or backward in that split second. Heres my guide and tips: 1st. strength. and your right fingers right. Fingers pointing to the LEFT. Step 3 . moving the other and putting your weight on that arm. Give details on your problem and we'll do our best to solve them. you can begin to learn how to WALK backwards.Start Position . etc. Dont leave your hands facing forwards or backwards to balance. Now the turtle spin: Step 1 . and give you the feel for moving each arm while distributing weight to the other. with your arm straight down to the floor. Then leaning over your left hand put your right hand LESS than a foot from your left hand straight out from your body and parrallel with your left hand. Your left hands fingers pointing left of you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Turtles By Bboy Drizzt Do Urden Alright.j-network.org . Your body should fairly horizontal. move your left towards your body and under you by your left hip to catch yourself from falling off your right.hand stand pushups against the wall. It should be much like the hanglide position. Do this alot. (if you fall alot. this is the turtle help post. The other hand is by your head used just to balance yourself. You then slowly rock (switch weight) from one arm the the other. Pull your legs in like a frog would and put all your weight on that arm under you. Walking backwards and forwards is done by shifting your balance to one arm while in the turtle position. it will just be harder.Catching yourself 114 www. Try to get as much weight as you can off one arm and still stay balanced.
that you'll only be on both arms for just a split second. your alot better off and will learn alot faster. In the last step. Dont worry if you touch down though. if you cant keep balanced and you keep touching the ground with your feet or head. Keep your head about 4 inches or less from the ground.Last Step Remember. feel free to ask for any help or clarification on what I was saying on the move. so try hard to improve and dont get dissapointed. just keep going.j-network. It took me about 3 months to get turtles down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now that both arms are under you for support it should be easier to hold yourself up. its got to be a continuous movement. However. you just re-balance your weight on that left arm that came back under your body and bring your right out in front again. WALK! Dont go into the turtle really fast thinking you can make it around. switching your weight off each arm while your legs are in a continous swinging arch behind your body. like the first step. just keeping building strength and the rocking balance. And give details about what your problem is with it. Since this explaination is really long and complicated. Remember. DONT RUN. Peace! BBoy Drizzt 115 www. Pay attention to your direction of your fingers so that you dont swing your body weight onto a hand and have it twist too far the wrong way. Hope it helped. balance and wrist strength are crucial to learning the turtle. this is the hardest part to not touch the ground on with your feet. dont just hang there on both and then start the movements again. and its due to how your place your hands. but let me tell you. Step 4 . Then you just keep continuing that movement and you'll find your body going in a small circle or even a figure 8. and feet tucked in to get better balance. You have to learn how to walk in a circle before you can run. The key to not falling is bringing your face closer to the ground and your arm a bit back further in your gut almost on your hipbone to catch yourself. because your left arm cant get under you far enough in time to catch your body from falling because of all that momentum you gained from swinging your legs. if your touching your face down and not your feet. This happens ALOT in turtle.org . Sometimes this results in hitting your face down. Go slowly. and try hard. So.
do not move to another. this looks impossible.j-network.org . you’ll probably get some jackhammers within 5 minutes of practice AFTER you master crickets. Do not forget to breathe when you’re in this position. jackhammers are probably one of the best power moves out there. crickets sideways. Learning moves takes time. Point your fingers back toward your left knee. At this point. that way 116 www. you’ll be using it a lot. It’s fun to look at and it gives the illusion of strength. but in reality. you’re ready for jackhammers. Prerequisite: To start off. to be able to do jackhammers. Now that you’re balanced. Alright. That’s a simple one. so put your right hand down wherever comfortable to balance yourself. the only thing supporting you is your arms (left arm under your gut and right arm outside your gut to balance). Try maybe a month if you’re lucky. If you don’t know what jackhammers are. Now bend your left elbow and lean your body forward so that your elbow is stabbed into your gut. If you haven’t mastered one section. I’ll include a cricket guide too. The hard part about learning jackhammers is mastering crickets. just hopping and rotating your body on only one stabbed arm. you probably shouldn’t try it. so don’t expect to have mastered crickets within a week. Trying to learn it too fast WILL hinder your ability to learn it. you need to have your crickets down like cake. Think of it like a see-saw and you need equal weight on both sides of your stabbed elbow. Jackhammers Intro: I would first off like to say that you cannot rush through this guide. bend your knees accordingly to balance yourself. Get VERY comfortable with this position. And since the move is so similar to crickets. because once you can do crickets with lots of ease. If you don’t know what I mean by MASTERing crickets. and just being able to screw around while in handglide position. CCW Handglide position first: To learn crickets. but read it by sections. To most nonbreakers. Read it slowly. you first have to master the handglide position. You’re probably gonna have more of your weight above your elbow. there is not much strength involved. I mean being able to do normal crickets. You should be able to hold the handglide position for 20+ seconds with ease before you start on those crickets. Get on your knees and put your left palm on the ground in front of your left knee. Also. lean forward some more and get your knees off the ground. Since the fundamentals of crickets are so important to learning jackhammers. crickets forward and backward. and that’s what I like about it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Cricket/Jackhammers By President Editor’s Note: Crickets and Jackhammers are two different moves contained in this guide. read it multiple times if you have to. The move itself is simple.
it’s a good time for crickets. Start out in handglide position. If this isn’t so. VERY IMPORTANT: keep your back straight. Probably 1-2 seconds balancing like this is all you need. 117 www. your right hand must sweep against the ground to propel your body counter-clockwise. To hop. You cannot do jackhammers with an arched back. Do NOT swing at all until you are ready for the speed. do not arch it. Start practicing by getting in handglide position and try to lift your right arm and balance only on your left. Crickets are like handglide position except your body hops and rotates around both your hands. You don’t need to balance for long.org . you must pump your left hand. you must swing your legs to the right after your left hand pumps. To get momentum. Don’t read ANY further until you have handglide position down. and your crickets will be fugly. The position. 1. and your right arm is never under your gut. you won’t try anything that you’re not ready for. Do not forget to breathe. it’s just to get used to the feeling. then you messed up. That way. Your feet should be off the ground and your body is supported only by your arms.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you will not turn red and pasty. CCW Crickets: Now that you’ve mastered handglide position.j-network. Just keep lifting your right hand up and down without touching your knees to the ground. To get the circular motion. Your left arm is always stabbed. Start out slow if you’ve never done these before.
then you messed up. 4. Tap your right hand like you did in step 2.org . You don’t need to pump HARD. The purpose of the pump is so your left hand can re-cock itself while it is in the air. You should already know by now the step that comes after you tap. The pump.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2. The fingers on your left hand started out pointing at your knees. left hand comes down. As your body starts to turn. it taps IMMEDIATELY. then you messed up. you can straighten your right arm a bit to TAP AGAIN and continue your crickets. but after your body turns from the tap.j-network. Try keeping them bent. your fingers should be facing up toward your face. Pump it before your left hand comes down. get into handglide position and get ready for step 3. 3. Be sure to practice step 2 before you move on to step 3. After you pump your left hand. Now. turn your left wrist back like it was in handglide position. If your legs DID hit the ground. you should bring your right hand down. The tap. Your left hand should come down shortly after your right hand does. but enough to get your hand 1-2 inches off the ground. Use your right hand to give the ground a little tap. give a little pump with your left hand (this is done by straightening your left arm a LITTLE bit). The point to step 4 is to keep your momentum. Then you can put your feet down and re-cock your left hand and do it again. You should now take note of where your right hand lands when it comes down after tapping. Just practice tapping and letting your body pivot. If they aren’t. you just did 1 cricket. You should put it down under the right side of your head so that your arm is bent. The force that your right hand exerts on the ground is exerted back at you equally and oppositely. Continuous crickets. 118 www. then good job. Once your right hand comes down. This way. While your left hand is in the air. Pump with your left. If your legs didn’t hit the ground. Be sure you can do step 3 with ease before you move on to step 4. Step 4 shouldn’t be too hard if you can do step 3 easily. Right hand comes down. fingers toward your left knee. do this enough and you will gain speed. this means your body should be pivoting on your left arm.
Perfection. Do NOT swing your legs upward. and keep your legs bent. just turn your head to the left a bit. If you happen to lose momentum. Don’t try to do anything special with your head or eyes. jackhammers should be a breeze. And remember to keep practicing until you can do crickets like it’s nothing. If you pump and don't re-cock.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Be sure you can do a clean 5 rounds (NOT PUMPS) of crickets without your knees banging the ground and without any fidgety halting motion before you proceed onto step 5. Don’t think of it as a step-by-step move. and pump it quickly. If you want more speed. Practice makes perfect. I hope I didn’t miss any main points or leave out any details. That means: legs are bent. keep your body in. When you swing your hips. A common problem that I had and some others who have asked me for advice have also had is that after they pump with their left. if your hand turns a lot. you’d hop up too high. Remember that this move is based a lot on momentum. CCW Jackhammers Once you perfect crickets. It doesn't take much wrist strength to do jackhammers. That will give you too much height and you wouldn’t turn sideways. 5. 119 www. All you gotta do is remember to keep going. And if you can only get a couple pumps on jackhammers. The video should explain it for you. Make sure to do all the steps (tap. pump and swing hips. which should be easy because those are mastered. This step comes right after your left hand pumps. and body is leaning to the left. Remember that you’re supposed to keep your body as compact as possible. Keep your right arm close to the side of your body. your legs should follow. All you need to do is lift up your right elbow while doing crickets. right arm is in. because you don’t have your right arm to tap and make your body turn. swing your hips CCW as you pump with your left hand. right hand down. you're probably not re-cocking your left hand enough. but it does help to have wrist strength when you mess up. that means keep your hips high/elevated. repeat) FLUIDLY. Remember to keep pumping and use your hips to conserve your momentum. Now your hips have to turn your body for you. just go back into crickets.j-network. but in one fluid motion. pump and swing hips. Pumping higher means more impact on your wrist and you’ll get tired faster. you have to pump higher and faster so that you have more time to re-cock your wrist. you could seriously damage your wrist. You should spend as little time on your left hand as possible. Any questions just ask. tap and left hand down. which means you need speed. fluidity and speed.org . The hard part about learning jackhammers is getting your crickets smooth enough. Try to turn it back some more before you put it back down. they forget to re-cock it. This keeps you from turning on your hand too much.
?Then lunch your self up by kicking feet up into air. Don't flair on me if you don? understand the turtle guide I wrote. but instead of hopping on one hand. and at least a lil bit of muscle strength so you can easily do at least 4 or 5 hops. I don? have a camera to take pictures of me doing it so I improvised and used a video I found on dis site. a good cricket. here? a little guide. but that? them. well im just giving him props if he sees this. OK Step #1 ) OK get down on your knees and get into the turtle position. Prerequisites Good Balance in the turtle position.org .j-network.) UFO? I think would be needed for an extra step. but it helps. I think the person doing it is BBOY DU. Picture 120 www. Fire Crackers. Well that? the turtle freeze. but I dunno. Drunken Turtles. or if you do know how.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Darkhammers/Hydraulics By Manhy xD and Bboy Du Its late at night im bored. hydros. not me fault you were to lazy to click Bboy Crescent? turtle guide. you alternate between hands. just skip the bolded paragraph. To balance most Bboys or Bgirls bend their feet toward their ass. and im assuming you know how. But if you to dam lazy to click it. never really stab into your stomach. So here I begin my first guide written by a newb. do what ever feels good. or w/e you call it guide since there isn? one. its practically a turtle combined with a cricket. since I did post da ?ow to do turtles?link. or maybe I cant find it. then on your knees. cuz it hurts sometimes. stab your elbows into your obloquies or ab area. For all of you who don? know what this move is. (no need for you to know how to do a jack hammer. sort of like a jack hammer but switching arms. cause it helps you balance better (well for me). to spin. but don? over do it or your face will be going there. and you don? start out in da handglide position. just enough that your balancing on your hands/elbows. By the way the pictures you see isn? me doing this. Always look at the floor if you want to. unless its hard. pick up one hand and step in circles. thought I?l write a Dark Hammers.
. Theres also BboY Du's way of going into the move "first. i would hav nva thought of learning it from da handglide position which is easier to learn from.org . but the way I said adds a little bit of flare and lets you throw out your legs better if you ever consider stretching them out. you can just lean on one side and pick of the other hand.try to build up your handglide position with your other arm..at first i would just hop from handglide with left arm stabbed.. Once in the turtle position you need to push up. Well thats how i do it. Not too hard. Picture Step #3) Time to add what we learned from Crickets or Jack Hammers.. you can just go screw yourself.) When your pumping on the leaning arm your leaning on you need to push off diagonally to your other arm.. just enough so you can lean on one elbow (which ever side you pick) You don? really need to pushup..to handglide with right arm stabbed. PUMP! The arm your leaning on. if your lean on your left arm and you pump. (And again if you were too lazy too click the first link too learn Crickets/Jack Hammers.once i got that good i started lifting my non stabbed arms" This is pretty helpful too.j-network... The Pumping Action. once you lean on the arm you want and lift up the opposite arm off the ground.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step #2) Ok here? where I consider the start of the move. Pictures 121 www.. For example. As I said in the 2nd step. you pump diagonally to your right side so you can restab and lean on you right elbow so you can throw your left arm up.
You never know. or spin help me. what do I do? A: Your problem. crickets. it looks like he going to the right. A: Go back to the top of this page and click the links to the guides I have presented you. and don’t come back till you can do them decently. Plus learning Dark Hammers first could help you learn how to do Jack Hammers. If you watch BBOY DU? video you see him throw his legs a little bit to the left (If your watching it.) And as he plants his hand down he turns a bit to the left. doing this in one spot is much easier. which are above. This would be much easier if you have decent speed when spinning in a regular turtle or If you know how to do Turtle UFO? it would be great I guess. If you don? click the link at the top of the page to learn it. then spinning around. turtle. Q and A Q: I don’t know how to pump. etc. 122 www. Q: So do I really need Jack Hammers for this? A: Yes and no. Q: I think I’m gay.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step #4) Now for the extra step. So im guessing that? how you spin. balance and skill would benefit greatly to you learning this move and probably will let you get it on your first try. so if you just learn to do crickets you still be able to do Dark Hammers.j-network. remember I cant spin. but from his perspective its left. Personally I cant spin but I got the jist of it. can’t help you there buddy Re-read this whole guide before you ask a question! chances are da answeres are in here some where. so I dunno. Editor’s Note: The links are just links to turtles.org . ?pinning?you can choose to this or not. The strength. but Jack Hammers are too complicated too learn for most people.
I do it like this.so that the left palm...keep 'em both straight(keep your whole body taut)..notice that the left palm should be more like under your abs..!!!! This is it people...also..knees bent (it's easier at first).and while u do this the right arm must go down next to the left one...(sound weird..j-network..right leg first.........shifting the weight from one hand to another really fast....which was under your abs.u should be in the exact same position like in the beginning..org ..but with a lot of practice.when u do this movement......so now u can step to the left(left hand stays down)...the weight is on both arms now!!!! 5) keep walkin' around in circles as long as u can......it should come near your left one..but not too fast though'..Air Turtles are really tough if you don't have a well build upper body...knees bent a lil' ......or at least I can do them pretty decent..again notice that the left palm does not leave the ground!!! 3) You should do the movement of the legs fast.and help yourself with the right arm for the wid-up!!!..so you're comfortable on the starting position...lol..not in front of your face!!!! 2) The weight should be pretty much on the left straight arm.I finally got UFO's.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By X-Bobby Ok everybody......ever since I saw Storm doing it!!!! 1) Place your left palm on the ground.........legs spread..the legs should be behind u and spread.butt up in the air(not to high at first…or you'll land on your face ).........but trust me!!! ).....just a lil' .or what is it" UFO's..so I thought I post a guide in here for the ones that were asking' "how to do it...hit me and let me know what u think!!! 123 www....ends up in front of your face!!!! 4) now u should pull the left leg to the right..keep your palms close to each other for speed.head and chest up!!!! ....right arm in the air....you’ll get ‘em!!!! This is for Counter-Clockwise..BUT..the lower part of your body moved to the left.the next moment u lift the right leg of the ground(more like it lifts itself )and in a circular motion to the right ass well..then the left leg goes left ass well...u should go a lil' backwards...........
not down. Go through those UFO movements so much u get sick of it.j-network. Then cross em again.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By Bboy Drizzle Do Urden Sup. lol. You’re going to need prerequisites to get this move down. your basically just going to attempt to push up into straight armed turtles. 1st way to work UFO's: Start in turtle position. You want to be looking out. so gain some speed. work on planches as much as you can by kneeling down. 3rd. try to get them up towards your face as well. in order to keep this move going. this time walking it through with your arms straight out in the UFO position. putting your hands at your sides. so u should be able to turtle. they look like UFO's with legs tucked in. and begin turtling. pull em forward through and extend as much as possible. You should have no problem rotating forever if you know turtles well. 1st. but feet touching. The way you keep your body moving and keep off the ground is by doing the steps you learn ahead of what your body does. 1st. Attempt to extend your legs uncrossed straight out in back of you. pull em back through and extend. which BTW. Even though UFO's require a lot of strength to keep them going. 2nd way to work em is start from standing position and work buddhas. Kujo keeps telling me its really important. This strength exercise should be done often. and pick your body off the ground with both arms. now realize. flare well enough. so you can catch and push through before you touch down. or into an V. U'll begin to get it further and further each couple of days while your body and u begin to catch on. and have started working on planches. Then when you have enough control and speed. UFO's really can be done with legs open wide. You'll begin to see how u have to swing your arms around and body following. 2nd. rotating fast in a small circle 124 www. work your hand placements with turtle over again. cross your legs at the ankles. I've found u really have pull hard into it when u push up. legs out straight. its going to be alot of thinking ahead of yourself. or closed straight since basically they are both the same type of float. I didn't see and guides for UFO so I thought I'd do a short one with a few tips for more advanced breakers that might like to learn it. This will really strengthen your abs and arms.org . These tips and stuff come straight from Kujo himself btw. lol. much like doing a flare from turtle. while extending your legs in the back into a straight. Basically planche. or slightly curled V shape. and so forth. If ya dont know what buddhas are. learning the movements and techniques can help u to get them much faster than you normally would. Try crossing your legs and pulling them through to the front and extending until your legs are straight. and locking them. you should practice as well cause it really helps.
if you have use of a "mushroom" gymnast thing. Get your arm around ahead of you while your rotating to catch that balance and strength point of the UFO before you reach that point. but planches can get them accelerated so you learn it very fast. think ahead. Flares are the same kind of strength so having them will help you too. you NEED to move ahead of it. move ahead. Its just too damn hard to say where u place your hands without showing someone next to them. And if you have circles on the floor it definitely helps you out. and keep those legs locked hard from touching the ground. this move is definitely one of the hardest. but on this move. Try also doing flares to UFOs.j-network. because your body has gotten used to your arm moving here. so experiment. your leg swinging there. or just ask any questions you have or problems you have with it and I'll do my best to help. Buddhas will give you that circular movement. and you'll start to catch on. although they are tough moves themselves. Well. Careful also your wrists turning. I'll try to ask Kujo for a few more little tips I might have missed. This naturally happens while you do any powermove. lol. 3rd way to work em. Oh also. Peace out ya'll. so don’t get bummed out.org . UFO's are extremely hard. The hardest is hand placements to balance your movements so work on placements to keep yourself going. is just to start straight armed UFO's or buddhas from kneeling or footwork and use those other exercises of walking the UFO to help you out. U have to have flares well to do that one though. concentrating on those steps are essential. or flare to buddha by entering your first or second flare's backside by turning into that turtle/UFO turning movement. In order to keep your body from falling. that’s it.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide using both hands. that can help u out too. and LEARN THOSE FETCHING UFO'S!!! 125 www. cause much like jackhammer and turtles u need to pick your wrist up before you move too far over it and twist it. I have yet to find a more complicated thinking move. I got maybe 1 crappy fast rotation the 1st time I tried it. And lastly. ya know.
now that you have how to start it.now this is important! **UFOs use cross hand positions. it what gives your more height and makes this a lot easier. something you want and NEED to keep.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide UFOs By Anubis2002 Aiight.. this is for CCW You want to start off like your gonna do a flare. I said inside of the left foot because you want to be under u.. e)I cant stress this enough. as u transfer weight from one hand to the other u want to swing your hips to the hand your weight is one 3) Unlike turtles though. and not to mention it KILLS your wrists. u need to swing your legs but right afterwards u need to bring them UNDER u!! Okay. to keep them going there are a few steps 1) KEEP UR DAMN HANDS CROSSING!! if you just do turtle style your gonna lose speed and it will be harder to keep elbows locked and even stay up.. trust me! 2) Same as turtles. it helps for speed.think about 126 www. around and under you(the UFO position if u needed a picture) c)You need to have your elbows LOCKED! d)Lean foward onto your arms.. not on the outside 3) As u swing down your going to kick your left leg low and swing it around you 4) As you do that your right hand will come down. 1) Step back as u would for a flare 2) Instead of doing a 90 type thing and reaching with your right hand your going to swing to your left and put your left hand down on the inside of your left foot * This means. you swing down and want to be going circular. your hands will stay right under you and you do NOT under ANY circumstances want to remove them from your center of gravity.j-network. not the damn merry go round spins. here we go. I know this sounds weird for a turtle type move but still. these are for the UFOs that double as airturtles. a)Those steps should almost if not be down at the SAME time. I know that was confusing so let me do some explaining for you lol. NOT normal turtle ones) 5)As your right hand comes down your right leg will be swinging around you too Okay. b)Your legs are going to swing around but as they go around you want to bring them in.org .
only some properties e) Your hands are holding u up. 127 www. they need to be directly UNDER you.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide what’s holding you up people! *some things to remember a) It helps to be able to do turtles b) You need to keep your elbows LOCKED c)You cross your hands.org . f) It helps to swing around then bring your legs under but not needed(I’m trying to give u something with momentum first. You don’t need to but it helps more then i can explain d) Its not exactly like a turtle. not just turtle them.j-network.
LOCK them. d) You can adjust your hips as u see fit. you can use a 4. its easier when your good to catch and keep going but learning it makes things VERY hard c) Your back. Look at a helmet. you do NOT need to sit on your head for any amount of time to "warm up" And you wanna know why. this is for CCW. or a V.j-network. or any number of positions comfortable to YOU. b) Your legs can NOT drop below your hips!! if they do your going to go off balance. but a little closer to the back. if your neck isn’t stiff your not gonna do well and could hurt yourself.org . yes your knees! It is an easier place to start! 2) Lean forward and get your head on the ground. first off. or an L. that’s NORMALLY where you want to be on your head too but its what is comfortable and works for YOUR head. its for starting the newbie way. but remember each position has pros and cons. if your back isn’t straight your either going to fall back off balance or forward off balance. if u want CW. but make sure once u have them in a position you like. Standing there has NOTHING to do with spinning. 1) Get on your knees. u see where it gets flat. 3) Kick your feet up so you are now balancing with your hands on your head. u should be somewhere in the middle. neck and body should be STIFF and straight. Have fun First off. it wont make u comfortable spinning and it doesn’t help you learn. here’s a Headspin Guide because I see a ton of threads about this move.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Headspins By Anubis2002 Aiight. and id LOVE to see someone balance without hands for 5 minutes. have your hands by the side of your head *Remember u shouldn’t be on your forehead or way in back of your head or the side. Not to mention the point of headspins is to get no handed. Aiight. 128 www. mix the left and rights. some of them are choices some of them you NEED to do. aiight? This isn’t for dropping into them. a) Your legs don’t need to be in any set position. make sure your on the correct point of your head *Once you are in this position u have multiple options.
when you go to tap.. Each time you tap you 129 www. I used to doggy paddle my headspins to learn them. now when u travel a lil bit. not kick or swing but TAP! tapping is a crucial step to headspins and anyone who says your not headspinning because your tapping is an idiot! Okay. push off a lil then catch and do it again and again slowly. be comfortable! here we go 4) Do NOT kick or swing at this point. WHO CARES! your learning 6) Once u learn to tap a lot and often. I’m quite aware that when tiu get more advanced tiu do other things like reaching d) Remember tiur learning u can tap as much as you want to. *Make sure you have tapping DOWN. and then catch. it helps! The point of tapping is to be on your head. *You’re going to notice your tapping A LOT if you do it like this. stop.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now that u have the position you want.j-network. ur first object is to learn to tap. You know what. instead of locking your hips and not kicking. catch. say you tap once ever 1/8 of a turn. Until you learn how Okay I need to discuss tapping because I can hear the questions already a) Doesn’t matter if u use whole hand or finger tips. Lock your body and tap in a circular motion. and to have momentum to let go. the best way to do that is to keep your body stiff. because it throws you off c) Do not CATCH the ground and THROW.. you can tap less and less. the only time you catch is when your practicing by tap. get use to it. tap. stop *this is beginner tapping. then you learn to tap every 1/4 then every 1/2 then every turn then every other turn. These next things are for the more advanced headspinner. finger tips are easiest b) You are going circular. but push your hands off in a circular motion. * you want to practice tapping. 5) Once u learn to tap and catch(if u do that step) your going to continue tapping. reach ahead of your body and tap. Soon you learn how to do rotations between taps. its a VERY CRUCIAL step. as you tap kick your legs to catch up to your body.org . tap again. catch. do NOT push straight up or off. once you get the basics you can spice it up a lil.
130 www. you don’t NEED to be going fast but it makes it harder. ***Important.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide can twist your legs/swing hips to get more speed. When you want to let you. *The reason you cant do this starting out is your not comfortable with going. let alone KICKIN to do it.j-network.org . when you let go LOCK UR DAMN HIPS!! otherwise you’re gonna sway and rock and it throws you off. a good rule of thumb is when you cant feel your legs anymore. let go.
] It’s my first guide. keep your back straight and do NOT arch your back.. Just put your elbows against your abs. but isn’t . you’ll see cuz if you do you can’t freeze.. For CW just switch right and left . Step 2: Handglide freeze The handglide freeze is the same as the turtle freeze.. 131 www. You will notice that your wrist is going to hurt at some point.. and wave to the right to get a circular motion. Why? Just ask your physics teacher =P Step 3: Rotation Now. it’s even easier than the backspin.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handglide By D... I really love the move. now you do the freeze by only using 1 arm.org .. THIS GUIDE IS FOR CCW.. cuz it looks damn hard. do the handglide freeze.. just accept it lol The Handglide/Handspin is a VERY easy move! Believe me. Also don’t do it too high! I don’t have to explain when it’s too high. try to lift your right hand and lean a little bit more to the left. SEE THIS: You don’t have to be able to hold this freeze for a long time! Spinning is easier . but you only use 1 hand to freeze and your other hand supports. but instead of putting your right and supporting hand next to you put it in front of you! This is very important for later... Now just lower yourself. let’s start off. put 1 hand down (left) and lay the other hand down next to you for support (right).j-network. put your hands on the ground and have your LEFT hand’s fingers face LEFT and your RIGHT hand’s fingers face RIGHT! So left-left and right-right.. just rotate back: wave to the left.n. Try to lift your legs.. if you want to make some speed! Now do the freeze. and it’s hella long! Well.. maybe a little bit on the side. but DON’T put them too low (the bones) or you won’t be able to hold it for that long... Or you could just go right into it. There are 2 ways to do it: You could do a turtle freeze.]! Here we go Step 1: Turtle freeze If you don’t know how to do this freeze you won’t get far.. lean to the left just a little bit and remove/lift your right hand and put it down next to you.A Ok. this is easier to me: instead of putting 2 hands down. When you’re in the freeze..
If you spin on your LEFT hand.You don't actually have to lift your legs. it's just which one you practise harder.org .DON’T (!!!) arch your back!!! . they automatically will as you gain speed. your hips.If your wrist hurts. I recommend tucking your legs in. South-West and Right. but.. your fingers should point to the SOUTH-WEST If you spin on your RIGHT hand. And besides: Handglides with straight legs look a LOT better! A lot of people. also for some speed lol.. Yay! You got handglides. .. just practice and it’ll go..If you want to spin without using your supporting hand lean forward a little bit more (lower your head). South-East . You almost don’t have to lift your legs. If you move on to crickets.. bend a leg somehow.j-network. now you have to do them fast! Just wave fast and remember to put your hand in front of you! If you want to. but don’t let your rotate on your left hand! Right before you do it wave to the left a little bit to do a mini reverse handglide. hat. which includes me. this will help you to gain speed and balance.Right before you spin rotate a little bit in the opposite direction to get a swing effect.Lay your free hand down IN FRONT OF YOU to gain speed. tuck your legs in. After you’ve done your first rotation just repeat and practice! Step 5 (Final step): Result.. which means don't rotate the most important part (apart from the stabbing spot)... . Some tips: . . build up some damn wrist flexibility lol .. But I have to say: It’s harder! Well actually.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 4: First circle Now go get a glove. your fingers should point to the SOUTH-EAST So it's: Left. but I practiced stuff like jackhammers so I usually bend my legs slightly.REMEMBER TO BREATHE!!!! IF YOU DON'T YOU AREN'T ABLE TO DO A LONG HANDGLIDE!!! .. So keep your hips locked or you will flip and fall!! 132 www. I can now straighten both legs. try to lock your whole body. sweater or anything else that’s good to spin on! Now do step 3.While you're spinning. because if you spin faster they will automatically lift (momentum n stuff). .
org .n.j-network.Bboy D.A - 133 www. PeaCe .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide I’m out.
Having both ones help lol.j-network. neither this one or every other you'll find around the net. Headspin.. Backflips and a lot other moves at your first try or in a very short time.. cause no one can teach you how or how much you have to lean and balance on a 90. the less time it takes to get moves. one handed Solar Eclipses are a balance move most of all. That's not true. Halos. because it's mostly a matter of balance. Anyways. Then.. and if you have any other balance moves or work a lot on freezes you know that balance moves are the kind of moves that need practice the most. I know this sounds like BS lol. you don't need an extreme bunch. So DON'T expect to know all you need for this one from guides.it's all up to practice. you've got to find it out with practice.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handhops/Solar Eclipses By –Sektor-GENERAL INFOAight first of all. -PREREQUISITES. but balance moves are royal bitches to learn. but you have to learn how much exactly by yourself. I can try to get you an idea of it. And don't get me wrong. I started tryin this move when my handstands already were at a decent level and that made me learn it in a short 134 www. another advantage of going CW Though I've seen some people doing the opposite sometimes. so in my opinion the only thing you need for this is HANDSTANDS. of course having strength still isn't a 'bad' thing for this lol. That's wrong actually. so if you want one handed Solar Eclipses. On special cases you may hit Mills. but take a look at the tips section and you'll know why. you must either have very comfortable handstands or a natural sense of balance. Just remember the golden rule lol.It's good to attempt learning one handed Solar Eclipses only if you've got good handstands because they're the 'basis' of the move. For strength.?I always say something is a prerequisite to another move only if it's a part of it. L-Kick and any other move or freeze that's mostly balance. and many times one comes with the other. but usually CW bboys hop on their right hand and CCW ones hop on their left. the more experienced you are. Another 'myth' is that you NEED one handed handstands to learn this move. cause for some aspects of it this is easier than one handed handstands if you do it right. like with 90's it's a personal matter. if you want this move I recommend you to try it when you already are at a pretty good level.org . it's easy to look at the move and think you need lots of strength. just enough to hold a one handed handstand.. This move doesn't go in circles.
more or less parallel to the ground.. -ONE HANDED HANDSTANDSAs I said above. So the better your handstands are. Beware. especially one handed ones.I dunno if putting it as a prerequisite or not haha.. OTHER INVERTED POWERMOVES. SLOWLY shift your weight on your supportin hand -right one if you generally go CW. over your back (this time. Think of doin it in slow motion lol. I still recommend you to practice at least handstands both with two hands and one. closed legs and WITHOUT movin your hands. cause you usually don't. as you gain confidence with them you'll learn doin it quickly.. So.and start takin your other hand off.j-network. Doin it slowly is the key to hold it comfortably and for a long time because it doesn't make you rush and lose balance.it should stay straight in order to make your legs kick out vertical when you kick them for Solar Eclipses. So if you're patient enough you'd better practice other inverted powermoves. 1. my 90's got damn better. 3. if you want to make your way to it some more easy. stop your arm straight out to your side. they'll make your work a LOT easier if you work on them a bit. Make sure you can at least hold a handstand for a good time with straight. the easier it will be to get this. so I'll get in a couple lines on how to practice it in a good way. Trust me.As you lift your non-supportin hand up. This helps with balance and I find it prevents your body a bit from leanin sideways. one handed handstands are the only thing you must practice -except handstands of course lol. 135 www. not to arch your back. however.org .. so to practice it you'll do something like the starting of a Solar Eclipse. If you're lazy and don't want to spend too much time on prerequisites and helping stuff. cause they're the most helpful. Then... but it still helps a GREAT bunch. you don't need to be able to hold a one handed handstand -I'll explain why later lol-.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide time.. your hand has got to be right under your center of balance.Get into a handstand as you'd usually do. you should also work on ONE HANDED HANDSTANDS. For example.Now hold the handstand for a lil bit. RIGHT?? ). as SOON as I started practicin one handed Solar Eclipses. when you feel ready. left one for CCW. but someone does the opposite for a preference matter.. but this time let your legs hang in front of you.. 2.if you've got a damn hurry to learn one handed Solar Eclipses. Two handed ones don't help much with one handed I reckon. doin this. Gettin into a one handed handstand is more or less the first step to pull out a one handed Solar Eclipse -that's why it helps so much to have it down good-.I recently found out that many powermoves help one with the other..
136 www.finally  Basically now you have to do what you did durin the one handed handstand trainin: you get into a handstand with your legs bent and 'hanging' over your back. Startin from now. but straight back. When you can hold that for some seconds -not many. from there you can make up your own stuff after you learnt them from this position. even just 4 or 5. now you're in the standard one handed Solar Eclipse position. other arm straight out to the side. but some people prefer to get into a stable handstand and then make their legs hang. I bend my legs from the startin of the handstand. -STEP BY STEP. So bent legs. but feelin the balance. always keep your back straight.org . Balancin on one hand. You have to practice holdin it without movin.. legs bent and ready to kick out and straight back. Don't keep it arched. completely still.. or else when you kick your legs to hop the kick will get more horizontal than vertical -dependin on how much you arched. To me it's less comfortable tho.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Aight. Practice holdin this position for as long as you can WITHOUT swayin and doin weird movements with your body to keep the balance.j-network.move to hopping.and it will result in a loss of momentum and you'll hop lower.
SLOWLY! You'll work on makin it faster once you got comfortable hops from a slow start.org . the one you put off. 137 www. Keep your arm straight.  Now you're balancin on your right hand only. and plus it will become faster by itself with practice.j-network. That will save your balance.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide  When you have a good balanced handstand and you feel the balance.. it will drudge much less. slowly begin takin the weight off your left hand and leanin more on your right. Make your left arm. be horizontal..
Keep them completely straight. but there's time for that  Landing here. What do your legs do when you land? They bend! They do it automatically to absorb the landing shock.. they won't be able to kick up again for the next hop.j-network. Now imagine doin it on your arm Would hurt. that helps much. just make sure you're havin the hopping feeling. the main thing to absorb the shock is to bend your legs back to their startin position as your hand gets back on the ground. Now try doin a jump (not from a high point. though I'll put them here cause this is gonna be a lil long. Of course if you want higher hops after learnin with normal ones. Think at a jump. or you may get off-focused and lose balance. Do you feel a light pain in your knees? That's because you didn't absorb the shock with anything and so you have to handle more pressure. but there are lots of things to make it more comfortable.. wouldn't it? Even if that legs movement in the jump landind resembles more the movement of your arm -bendin just a BIT. bend back your legs and maybe bend your arm A BIT too. and there are many ways to do it.from a high point is one of the best ways to crack your knees) and landing without bendin your legs. There aren't many pointers to give on this part. These probably should go in the tips section.kick both your legs up vertical and straight. Bendin your arm.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide  At this point you're ready for the hop. The most important thing when landing is to absorb the shock.. remember?-.that's not that important at all.. but it isn't needed as the other one and I recommend 138 www. you've got to kick harder. Your hand should lift off a bit from the ground.org . just from standin. You have to do this also because if you don't and keep your legs straight. As your hand comes back to the floor. a medium kick will still do the thing. Don't think too much about kickin hard too. as you don't really need them for the move in itself. especially off a wall or any other high point. don't worry if it's a low hop or if it doesn't even completely lift off.
Practice will make you improve your hops record. Well people. On the first try you usually get 2 or 3 hops. bend it a bit. with enough balance to go for a second hop. Not Hulk muscles ya know. you've seen people do that nice.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you to do this only if you have a strong arm. This is a guide for the easier but less good lookin start.. try to take your max number and you'll see it improves in no time if you practice it regularly. I've also seen some people not even usin the non-supportin hand. so with practice you'll simply learn to take less time and just go into a handstand. Unlike most of the moves. but personally I think it's just harder and not as smooth. If you did all the stuff I said you're in the exact landing position and. just goin into a one handed handstand and startin to hop. but not always. maybe. SO TO MAKE IT SHORT: As you land on your hand. Still have your other arm horizontal for balance.j-network. for that it may take some more time. quick start. it's nothing more than this start done fast! They just do it quicker so that it doesn't look the same. just practice. 139 www. bend your legs back to their startin position and. right? Haha. if you've got a strong enough arm. The problem is. but just decently strong.org .. so. liftin one hand and start hoppin on the other one. you just did one hop. though well. simple as that once you've got enough experience with it..  Aight.. if you bend with a weak arm it may sometimes cave in and make your teeth meet the ground So do this if your arm is strong enough. this one doesn't have particular tricks to get it continuous -as I said you usually get a couple hops on the first time-.
so probably who can do Jackhammers feels what I mean. right? You can't do this with one handed handstands. hehe To make it simple.hop and put your hand more backwards. . For example... didn't I.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide -THE MASTER TIP!Aight.After you trained good one handed handstands and moved on to one handed Solar Eclipses. then other five minutes of one handed handstands. Kinda hard to explain lol. so I suggest gettin them down for some time. even if you can physically do it even without them. you warm up. then ten minutes of Solar Eclipses. if you're leanin too much back -so you're about to get back on your feet. ends there. it's there too. work five minutes on one handed handstands.. This is a tip to have more hops.First and most important. think at it. This works with Jackhammers as well.. if you're leanin too forward. it just is sometimes more. when you land from a hop place your hand where you feel it helps to regain it. If you feel you're losing balance. I found it out right when I learned those. but everyone does it while they perform this move. there's a tips section just down there. the longer you hold it the better it is of course. you can still include one handed handstands in your practice. For example. Vice versa. you don't NEED one handed handstands to do one handed Solar Eclipses! I told you I was gonna explain it. with the 'master tip' above here you move your hand from spot to spot to keep balance if you lean too much towards any part. ONE HANDED HANDSTANDS HELP A GIGANTIC BUNCH WITH THE MOVE.. -TIPS. So the move in itself is technically easier than one handed handtands. if you lean too much in any direction you fall.org . but I wanted to reserve a little section only to this tip because it's DAMN IMPORTANT! lol.. or however you want to set 140 www. you place your hand on a more forwards spot. Look at the clip at the end.j-network. But then again. sometimes less evident.
At that point. This is a move that is better to practice when you're fresh. do it slowly and gradually puttin more weight on the right hand until it's all on it. That's a part of the one handed handstand trainin too. I fall. it gives bad results.. but not to do the opposite.. sometimes after doing one hop. This is kinda similar to the previous one. you'll just have to do alot harder work! It's not worth it! -QUESTIONS & ANSWERSQ: Argh. Blind practice is when you just try a move without thinkin about your errors. I don't use warm-ups. you'll still eventually get the move. then they fall down. it just happens more frequently with this move cause it tends to fatigue your arm pretty quickly. NOT at the beginning! I've seen people bendin their arm at the beginnin of a hop to make it higher and collapsin on their arm because they couldn't hold the weight. And for the one hop. don't be too excited about it: it's probably not a good one if you did it like this. It's like when gymnasts are learning Circles on mushrooms. since there's not any weight on the other hand anymore. . So always know what you're doin and mistakin and try to correct it every time. Remember to feel your balance and to be sure of what you're doin before tryin to take the hand off. you can take it off. without even tryin to find them out.Do not practice them for long times. right.NEVER have blind practice.. the first times they just jump up and do one.and they'll get better in no time. but whatever. . else. but in a very longer time and with much more drudgin. cause when they do it that way they won't be able to continue it.Take your rest times.org .j-network. Q: As soon as I take my left hand off. because you did it without balance and you've got no chance to continue it beyond the first one or two. then move to one handed. What can I do? A: You're probably takin your left hand off to suddenly.. rather than just tryin over and over like a donkey. I can't even go into a handstand before taking my other hand off! What's up with it? A: I said how important one handed handstands are for this move. that becomes just a 141 www. There may be days in which your arms or shoulder muscles hurt. lol . It's good to bend your arm at the landing to soften it. If you practice like this. when it happens rest them for some days -dependin on how much they hurt. This one doesn't work only for one handed Solar Eclipses but for bboyin in general.It's good to bend your arm only at the landing from a hop. but how can you have good one handed handstands without havin them two handed first? So go practicin them. . but referred to days instead of hours. apart from the fact that you can get hurt.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide it. Trust me. That isn't a good one. 20 minutes every day is better than 2 hours. then get back to Solar Eclipses.
even if it's just one.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide matter of how much you can turn before the gravity brings their feet back on the ground.. so if you lean too much towards that side you can oppose that by pushin with it to regain balance. any other tips to raise it apart from practice? A: Apart from practicin more. It feels like it bends the wrong way. but I've found out it helps. it was like my elbow bent the other way a tiny bit and made a little creek. If you land without absorbin the shock right with your legs and at the same time keepin your arm perfectly straight.j-network. the first thing still is to practice it more. Must be because that side of your hand has got your thumb sticking out to its side. Feel the balance when you're hoppin. Any other Q's. A good thing to try is to do your one hop and stop for awhile in a one handed handstand. 142 www.that's a good hop. Q: I can only get a little number of hops. it may just be my impression. but if it actually did it would be cracked -and it NEVER happens.org . cause you have the balance to continue it if you wish to. it sometimes happens. Q: While I was hopping I hurt my supporting arm. try to stay on the thumb side of your hand. Hope this helps.. PM/E-mail me or ask here for A's.that's why I recommend bendin your arm a bit in addiction to using your legs as soon as your arm can make it: if you bend your arm it's impossible for it to get that kind of injury. so it's just a little pain you'll no longer have in half an hour generally. you just slightly crooked your elbow. What's that and how did it happen? A: Don't worry. while the other side of the hand hasn't got any fingers sticking out that way and so it can't do that work. Though I don't know. unless you're a real chump with it-. It sounds weird. Anyway.
only to try another only to work on the first n never understand why they haven’t gone anywhere.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Halos/Tracks By Anubis2002 Put this where you will.. If I have time I'll try to do something quick for the first type.I hope.spins. I care little. Basically airchair with head on the ground. After all your not gonna wanna whip them your first time off the bat. This is good for people who want smooth control n want to set up for many different things 2.. I'll try to do the best I can witmy wrist in shit so if any spelling problems. In essence you should be rolling around the same part of your head as you would while actually doing the halo. Start off like a normal windmill but RIGHT as you get on the ground. 1. you’re going to be able to follow this guide rather easily. Instead of sliding your head along the ground n throwing up which takes time and some of your momentum you basically end up doing quick taps n kicks along the side of your head. Okay. 143 www. well that’s just not true. Some people would say classified as easy n hard. The way almost everyone in BOTY(battle of the year) does them..they don’t need to be extremely good to try this. kiss my butt okay LoL These will also be uni-direction.the only things ill put is little pieces of insight incase its confusing. They work on different principals! The two kinds are as follows: 1.the simplest way to put this is you slide your head on the ground n then kick over. Now providing you have mills.after all it is a windmill variation in most aspects. put your head on the ground! I'm not saying going on it or put weight on it.j-network. now the first thing you should know about halos in my opinion is that in general there are TWO main kinds of halos...... I will try n get clips up as soon as I can of the two kinds to help with the clarification. I'm just saying put it on the ground. this is for my boy xantos n a couple people who have asked for it.... This is good for POWER n a lot of nice combos when u want speed n dynamics.. This is usually done by people like Iron monkey and Ivan. windmills. meaning by the time u get to halos u should know which hand is used for what. slide your head n kick over back to airchair wit head on the ground. The first thing I think anyone should do is try both styles out or pick one that is best suited to their own brand of power n would work well n stick with what you like!! I’ve seen to many people try one kind.. The way I am going to describe it for type 2 which I believe are the more powerful n more interesting of the two. Not so good when learning because u tend to go to headspins quickly by accident. wherever. Depending on what you like you may find one harder n one easier but there’s not set rule for this. Basically doing a headspin along the outside edges of your head..
.if you want to do type one it is very similar but you slide your head in a semi circle before you let it.... Do step 1 a couple times n get the feel of what your head will feel like.you all remember when you learned windmills you had to stab to get over? Well you are going to do the same thing here.. Get the feel down!! It is VERY important because from here you are going to do a few things at once.org . 4. 144 www.. Once u are comfortable getting up onto your hand and head n feel comfortable to go on this is how you continue. be irritable or something to that effect.now heres a VERY important part of halos. Now here is where u decide if you want to do type one or type two.. You allow your legs to swing up and continue the momentum.. it helps when it comes to throwing n swinging if you don’t need to think "ow my head hurts" and can concentrate on the move itself! 3...j-network.u actually lean forward onto your head so quite a bit of pressure is passed between your hands and your head only! You might want to practice this step a few times for the same reason I wanted you to practice step one. When you go to stab. this instruction though is for type two...u should now be going to the point where u need to kick/swing..left hand for ccw n right hand for cw) the other hand is more of a guide n helping hand..one ur leading leg will actually go first.... once u forget about keeping your legs up you are going to come down VERY quickly. *****What I mean by this is that. All of these things are done at once! You tap or push off from the ground. One of the most important aspects of halos in my mind is remembering to swing your legs up every single time you tap/push off. it can be used to catch quicker or get more power..generally speaking your leading hand will do the work(Ie.. remember to swing your legs up.like if you are doing airflares..if your doing cw you will swing right leg first and if you are doing ccw your left leg will go first 5. depending on your body it could hurt. And I mean that. Unlike windmills and headspins though. ie. now do step one. Okay. each time u do it. Do steps 1-3... Once your head is on the ground you are going to set up for your halos by rolling with your head on the ground(the reason u do it from the beginning is to set up and not have to rush) n as you’re turning over to your front side(where u would stab normally for beginner mill) you lean forward onto your head. Not only that but you really need to get the feel of something before u actually do it...your head is on the ground for most of the first windmill but you do not have a lot of pressure on it. Okay when you have step 1 down pact.something of that nature where you need the swing. For this type of halo what you need to do is tap/push like you are going to do a headspin n kick/swingyo ur legs up as if your doing normal headspins or windmills.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 2.. If you don’t then your hips are going to drop and your halos will get lower and lower. uglier and uglier until they slam into the ground.
Try both types of halos and see which one works best for you.. It is okay to go on the top of your head but let yourself come down after while your learning 4.. the set up is the same. when your legs swing and you push off your going to turn around your head.. There isn’t much of a difference until you get going faster n faster. Do not try and power halos are first. Its helpful to practice from a number of positions. Remember to LEAN on your head and put most of the weight there. Remember.org . 3..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide If you don’t keep your hips up u wont be doing them correctly or very nice. windmills.. If you just try n throw again your gonna be off balance!! General Tips 1. it is okay if you go on the top of your head while your learning just as long as you remember to allow yourself to come back down and not keep doing headspins!!! When you swing over your non leading hand(ie right for ccw n left for cw) will be there to catch you. 5. Do not expect yourself to keep going..j-network.And the most important I think is that you can fix problems by concentrating on your hips! If you go to high then let your legs and hips swing lower and if you want to keep going let them swing back up. If you got into a handglide position and leaned forward to put the weight on your hand you’d be in good shape 2. both kinda can stay nice and controlled. 5.this is important to stick with one and not keep switching.. Once you catch your legs n hips should swing first! Why? because they will allow u more time n give u more speed n height. it takes work to keep the momentum so you better keep kicking! 6. You end up catching in sort of a turtle position but your leaning on your head more.to continue to doing more halos. its your responsibility to do this. like handglides... don’t expect them to work for you.its similar to turtle or handglide position with your legs straight and your head on the ground. Catching halos is very easy.. 145 www. footwork. You’ve just done one halo.
as they have a tendency to come together. then immediately throw your left leg up and around your right leg in a circular motion. elbows. From here you should be able to set up for another spin. out of a single windmill before going on to halos. Make sure you keep your legs split. push sideways (but not up). unwind your legs by throwing your right leg up first. so think of it that way while you're doing it. Just windmill. because you won't have any momentum. fingers. These instructions are for spinning counterclockwise. 1) Do a single windmill and catch yourself on your hands like you normally would do to set up for the next windmill. It's also good to warm up and stretch out your shoulders before practicing halos. 2) Push your body up with both hands so that you are in sort of a diagonal headstand. then the left. catch. Tip -. You are going to let go of the floor with your hands when you start the headglide. This maneuver is called a headglide or an Icey Ice. and rest the left side of your head on the floor. The wrists. then with the left hand. and attempt to spin on one hand while the side of your head glides on the floor. Wear a beanie or grow an afro. You then need to whip your shoulders around in a headspin-type motion after letting go and while your legs are swinging around as mentioned in #3.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Halos/Tracks By Kujo. and your windmills should be pretty advanced. then you need to catch the floor first with your right hand before you complete the full 360 degree spin. and at the same time push with your right hand like you would for a handglide. neck. as is somewhat commonly believed. very quickly. 4. one hand at a time. with your left hand tucked into your left hip and your right hand to the side. posted by D4RKNnja The best way to start halos is of course out of a windmill. Remember. 3) At the same time as #2. being that halos are basically windmills without your back. causing your body to drill. #s 2 and 3 will be done all at once. because the rotator cuff is very sensitive and can be injured very easily from being twisted in directions that it's not supposed to go.org . but not until after you've initiated the glide and begun to turn over on your head. It's a little more difficult to learn halos without the windmill. without the spin. Keep in mind that you must have a strong neck for halos.it's a good thing to practice a headglide. Headspins are NOT a requirement for halos. but the left hand should stay on the ground until you have spun around to the point where the left hand is forced to leave the ground. and your left hip should come to rest right back on your left elbow. without you actually thinking about it. by winding up your legs all over again. but being able to headspin 146 www. and cranium are also at risk from doing this move.j-network. Your legs should be automatically wound up to whip your body around. First the right hand lets go. this is basically a windmill motion on your head. This should be automatic also.
147 www. the more coordinated your body will be. and power moves are ALL about total body coordination.j-network.org .The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide doesn't hurt. because the more moves you have down pat.
but more of the back of a flare. you do not put your hand down then kick. right first then left. now you want to step back with your left foot..org . not a full handstand *This means as u go thru the steps your legs will swing in back of you and get higher.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Airflares from Standing By Anubis2002 **CCW** aiight. if u wait to long your going to twist up and not go anywhere *So as ur right hand comes down. 148 www. As you swing down. your left leg should be up in the air behind you. start bringing your left hand down 5) As your left hand comes down... aiight? Now.(The simplest thing I can do is say watch someone do a 90) *This should be done same time. NO WHERE NEAR a handstand but more of the back part of a flare *That means its not high. by the end of these 5 steps u should have had both hands swing down. you want this far enough to be able to swing down but close enough to be comfortable *For anyone who doesn’t get that part. ur right leg will start to kick up and swing in back of you. it should be going to where your left foot WAS.by the end of the 5 steps your legs will have gown higher step by step and be close to handstand but you want to be layed out and have it more of a 45 degree angle or a lil more.j-network. As if your going to be tryin to get into a handstand. farther then shoulder width. it looks as if your in the back of your flare 4) Now a split second after your right hand comes down your left hand will mirror that. also as u get higher u will lay out and NOT be in a handstand. for those of you who can start a 90 or a flare this part isn’t needed but for those who want a refresher. just step back with left foot and make it comfortable. and have your legs kick up and swing in back of you. here u go. your left leg should be going up behind you and up. this is similar to a 90! And should be done at the SAME time during the move. 1)Stand up with legs shoulder width apart. Your left leg should go back and to the side. 3) As your right hand comes down and hits the floor. 2) You want to swing down to the left side with your right hand. and i do mean a SPLIT second.yo u swing down as you kick up in back of you.
*YOU need to do this as a wind up. The hop. u should be swinging with legs and hips until you can’t swing anymore.. flare. its your job to make sure your legs and hips don’t get lazy!! 8) As you hop. this is how u do it and some things to remember! Remember an airflare is NOT a 360. or 149 www. turn your head so u can see the floor. Its a part flare. this forces you to lay out and not go up and down.org .j-network. keep your hips and legs up. but as you come down on your left and both your legs are up. don’t rush it. and THATS when u jump 6) When your on your left hand. your legs want to be swinging already. mad clean and good to learn from. it is a 180 and its a small hop. 9) As you land on your right hand. you should have swung until you can’t anymore. pretend your wiping sweat away from your face with your left hand because your left arm should swing over your head. you want to Lay out. otherwise your gonna have a harder time 7) As you get to that point you want to do a slight hop with your left hand and catch with your right. it may sound weird to just hop from hand to hand but you should be swinging out like a 90/flare and that causes u to hop anyway do NOT push off with both hands. As your on your right hand. and do NOT go to your side You go over your head one hand then the other! Keep your hips up!!. that is YOUR JOB!!! 10) Now bring your left hand down. Remember your swinging during this. Watch Ruen’s airflares..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ****A BIG THING TO REMEMBER!!**** As you swing down you shouldn’t be going straight up and down. and do NOT bring both hands at once. part 90 type deal! Now that you are on your hands your legs should be in back of you and swinging. now bring your feet down. Congrats you just did one airflare ***Key Points*** Do not PM me or message or post a thread saying you didn’t land to windmill.there’s something I need to explain and its a lil weird. so when you swing down REACH away from you. it should be smooth.
.. they will TWIST and kick. pause and then bring feet down.if u can do this to a perfect airflare and land on ur hands then feet.flare or even jumping into it. its just like dropping from 90.j-network. you’re more of a 45* or a lil more. Remember to be swinging damnit.org . start linking them. 150 www. It is possible to airflare without the kick/swing but its harder and not as good looking. You’re not straight up and down. When u can do that. and heres a lil fact. You MUST learn the basics before you do something else. all of that comes from the initial swing while your on your hands. that means learning to land on hands. just KEEP your legs up and you’ll be fine to go into windmill. don’t just go into a handstand and push! it wont work! Your legs will swing behind u then in front.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide another airflare.
j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Front Handspring/ Front Tuck By mali-bootay --------------------FRONT HANDSPRING-------------------- 1. If you were to kick a soccer ball and you would use your right foot. Start running at a controlled pace. then try this. 151 www.org . your left leg is your dominant leg. At that same time. 2. If you don't know which is your dominant leg. start going outward with your upper body. Now lunge with your dominant leg.
you will land in a crouch.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. Like i say in the video. If you try to get into a bridge really fast. Plant your hands AND swing your back leg up HARD!!!!!!! You don't wanna swing half-assed and expect to land it correctly. think about driving your heels as hard as you can to the ground. These should happen simultaneously.j-network. 152 www.org . 4. try to get into a bridge really fast and snap out. Keep your arms straight. you will land standing. Also. If you try to land standing.
you will land standing* 153 www. and the momentum will take you off your hands. 6. If you did it right.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 5. The momentum will take you from there. Now plant your feet.j-network. *Keep your arms straight throughout the move* *Remember to DRIVE your heels to the ground so you will land standing* *If you try to go from the handstand to standing. you will be standing. you will land in a crouch or on your ass. If you try to go from the handstand to bridge.org .
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide ---------------------Front Tuck-------------------1. Have your elbows by your ears. Grab your knees if you want.j-network. Have your hands parallel to the floor.org . Now THROW your torso to your knees with FORCE. Jumping requires you to bend your legs. 154 www. not your hands. not jump. 2. you will have to punch upwards. and punching you run. hop. and stay in that position until the landing. Unlike front handsprings. and then throw your body upward.
*PUNCH. Make sure to stand up right after that to make it look like it didn't hurt. then throw them down with the same force.org . not JUMP* *Start with your elbows by your ears and your arms parallel to the ground. or that you meant to do it. try it standing.* 155 www.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 3. Try your hands by your ears and throw your arms down. You should hop a little with only using your arms. If you don't think this will help. Let the momentum you created carry you over so you land in a crouched or crab position. Now have your elbows by your ears and parallel to the ground. 4.
So please make sure your comportable with all of them before moving on. -Step 3A) Stand Tall B) Bend Knees C) Sit down and once your close to the ground do a backwards summer sault D) When your almost done of the summersault.org . 156 www. C) Kick up with your feet and land on flat feet. like your half way done of a backflip. This step is just to prepare you for the next step and so when you do your back flip you to them right and not twist your body and break a bone. After comfortable roll 2. Repeat this step until you feel your comfortable to move on.j-network. -Step 2A) Sit on the grass with for feet pulled up to your chest. Hold that pose for a few seconds REPEAT this step many times also!! -Step 4A) Lay down facing up B) Get on all fours still facing up. At this point you must realize in your head that when you do attempt this backflip everything will feel natural and you will not mess up. Also the longer you hold this the better.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Backflip By Hiddin Image -Step 1A) Stand up tall B) Lean back and try and look behind you. This step took me a few tries to get comfortable. Unless you rushed too fast pass one of the steps. use your hands to help push you up and land back on your feet and stand tall. 3 times is pointless. Now make sure your hands are in the right position. Meaning wrist towards your feet and fingers towards your head. (Further you look the better) C) Hold this position for about 20 seconds. B) Roll yourself backwards (Backwards summersault) C) First few times roll once.
j-network. I wish you the best of luck.org . You do not have to jump in the stage.. Peace.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide -Step 5A) Stand Tall B) Hands out in front and swing down and back up over your head. 157 www. Just put yourself in the position like the start of step 4 D)Kick feet up like in step !!4!! E) roll yourself flat to your feet like in !!Step 3!! Now your completely used to doing a backflip!! Now as you practice it you can perfect it and jump and land on your hands and everything.. C) Look behind like in !!Step 1!! Then land on your hands. I have no camera to make a video of each step but its all common sense anyways.
If you leaned far enough.org . That means straight out. first things first. (It helps if you pull forward with your hands a bit to catch the balance. Flag First. its a spinning flag. hold your arm out straight from its socket. pull towards where your back is pointing) Now depending on what hand your using. if you have problems. This will center out the balance.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Spinning Flag By GrandMoren Ok first things first. You might also want to have one-handers down pretty well. Your hands should be planted further apart then a normal hand stand. because all of the weight is off it already. Meaning you cant hanstand. and try NOT to arch your back. then your body will struggle. and lean my legs to my left. this will throw you off when your starting. then copy the guide to a file and change all the sides. And i dont mean towards the floor. Dont put it at your side. Ill write this guide as the lefty that i am. Very important. bring your legs down slowly. (2-5 seconds hold. there should be no problem. you might be doing the move and just not be able to hold it because of lack of TWO hand balance. and less frusterating to know this. Ok. this will help for balance. Make the whole process easier. because if you dont. if anyone can tell me the real name for this move. When your legs are as vertical as you can get them. because you obviously need to know how to do it before you can make them spin. and pull more to the right. If you DIDNT lean far enough. Trust me its a long time for one handers. you need to twist your shoulders and upper body to the right. get into handstand position. Now. LITERALLY twist it. and you just lift it up and nothing happens. Before hand things to learn AND perfect. you need to lean to the opposite side. But for now. let go of the hand that has no weight on it. Not only on this move. but on all 90 moves. 158 www. Now while your twisting. Ok. or over your head. None of that open legged shit. ill also include how to flag in this guide. and makes it easier to spin. then i can change the topic name.) One handers will really help you know where your center of balance is. Now heres the tricky part. so i pull my arms to my right. I wish someone had told ME this when i was learning these. Hand stands: You will need awesome balance on handstands for this.
2: Remember to twist your body. and needs practice. Tips: 1: Practice. Spin it! Alright. then get used to it. check out bboy. Its a hard move. I can’t find a 90 text guide! =( ) Bring back your leg. but not that much) First steps. Getting into it Ok. This move does NOT come naturally. i need to explain how to get into it one handedly without going into the whole "Getting into a flag" process. or you do it the other way. If you don’t know how to start off a 90. look at the picture. Your going to spin on that hand.org . you want to start this off like a 90. Now if this feel awkward for you.org (Editor’s Note: Sorry. 90's or any other handstand spinny move You need to know how to do a 90 because you need to know how the hand spins. because 159 www. you all ready to spin that fucker? Before hand things to learn AND perfect. 3: To get your legs lower. and more leaning to the opposite side. plant that hand (Remember to plan it inverted. His chest is twisted.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide This is what it should look like. combine more twisting. Finger inwards for that extra spin) now you don’t want to plant your second hand at all.j-network. how to keep your balance (not really THAT relevant because its a different balance then 90's. where it spins.
your going to want to arch your back. you should start to bend them at the knee. or else you just wont go anywhere. and when you get into the air SNAP them together. look at the video and see. and helps with the balance. Also. but to the side. this is a hard move. Variations. or else you wont have the balance we worked so hard on with the flags. Ah. Don’t arch it too much. for me its easier sometimes. You can arch a little bit more than that But that’s about where it is. 2: Try different methods of getting down. but it looks sloppy. but maybe not the easiyest. Now look at the video. if you want a better reference go look for a junior video. Tips: 1: Practice. i forgot to mention. this gives you extra speed. you CAN do that. as always. have them a bit apart. and endings: Ok. his legs are open. and doesn’t stop by hitting the air and stopping the aerodynamics. Remember to twist your chest. and actually helps you keep it up as well. not in. its just the way i perfer to do it.j-network. but only do that after you can 160 www. here are some variations and endings.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide you need to learn this way first before you can start to do it flashy ways. your going to want to pull that hand towards your belly. because if you don’t you will fall most chances. you should hold it close to your chest for good balance. 3: remember to twist that chest! This is VERY important! 4: Dont forget to pull your arm down.org . Now its very important to keep your legs straight at the beginning. if you don’t it will come out some strange wanna-be 90 with bent legs. This helps keep you going. because it build momentum. But after the first couple seconds. he’s got them down mad. it helps with the spin. but play with it for more results. this way is just the most comfortable. To do this just start with closed legs and open them as you get up. (Note: You can also start these by starting with open legs. some people that i have taught this to say its easier. when you put your hand down and push off with your legs. One leggers: One leggers are just the same as the regulars ones but with one leg being held by the other arm. Now as you put your hand down. and some say its harder. Remember to spin on the bone on the bottom of your hand. keep going. V-flags: These are the open legged ones. and harder othertimes. or else youll fall after 25% of the spin. but don’t practice for 2 minutes and say fuck it. in line with your legs. you want to push off with BOTH feet.
org . even if you have perfect spinning flags. -GrandMoren Edit: I forgot to add. These are what i would call the munchmills of 90's if you ask me.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide do it with opening them in the middle. My mouth was wide open. This move spins VERY fast.j-network. and then shot his legs out. BREATHE! If you dont breathe. so try it on grass first. Once i get an extension cord for my camera ill hopefully get some videos up for you guys. but usually i use only as an ending to my flags. and answering the questions please. catch your legs and bring them into your chest. went all the way around. so it feels like your a ball. which that hand thats not doing anything. or else it will be hard as hell) Ball-Flags: These are my favorite. so you guys help me with whats missing. you wont be able to do this move for more than a second. and cought himself into a hollow. I never could do that move because i crushed my shoulder and cant do hollows anymore SO anyone who tries that and can do it. 161 www. But for now this will have to do. send in a video for my sake Well. I actually seen a guy that did these. What you do is. thats about it. so breathe. im sure some other people on this forum do these. maybe make the whole thing a video guide.
Period. just bounce.org . Helps you learn how to go into a handstand without going all the way over. and pretty decent arm and leg strength.. 4. Many people think this move is wack. Helps gain Calf Strength for jumping. Since I don't have a camera. then this move is a piece of cake. personally I like this move because. ==================================== Prerequisites Doesn't really have any but i think you should have good back flexibility. then there’s the other side who says. (well it helped me) 7. 1. If you know how to do handstands. This is one of the first moves I mastered including all the variations of it. And it may also help build other parts of the body i may not be aware of.j-network. makes you look gay. Step 1 Practice getting in to a handstand. 2. 162 www. for floats. 3. 6. cause this move is a cool looking retarded move. I’ll use that one picture in the other forum to help guide you people to learn. But there’s no point in knowing how to handstand since you’re not gonna be in that position for more then 1 or 2 seconds. and get the hang of being upside down.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Broncos/Donkeys By ManHy xD Oook Imma make the best bronco guide on this site. when I was first starting out as a bboy. Helps gain wrist strength. or calling this move a poser move is like calling the windmill a poser move. Helps you learn Round Offs. This is the easiest move ever.. and is a poser move. This move is awesome if you do it right in a combo. I dunno why I even wrote a guide. I agree with both sides. Gets you use to the feel of being in the air without any limbs touching the ground. but don’t just swing your legs up..
.j-network. Now do everything in step 2 again but this time when your swingin your legs down. Most people have a fear of doing this. this is just an exercise. Step 3 Once you have step 1 and 2 down.get used to this feeling. do it again but this time once your legs are at least over your head or up in the air. what ever makes you feel self. so this this on grass.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 2 Once you got step 1 down. 163 www. or a trapoline. swing your legs back down by torquing your hips downward..org . a bed. you pretty much have the move down. push off with your hands so that hands and feet are off the ground. scared that they gona hurt them selfs. Don't let your hands leave the ground when your swinging your legs back down.
you willl be in the air again with no limbs touching the floor. so then you can bounce off of them back in the air. lol. So what im tryin to say is that once you bounce off your toes. when you land on your feet you have to land on your toes. you will be in mid air for a split second. 164 www. Step 5 Once you bounce off your toes. your hands should now be in the air.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 4 After you done step 3. what ever you kids call it these days.j-network. and throw your legs back up. then you need to spring your hands back downand land in a handstand position. Unless you are not retarded and don't put your hands back down to floor once you whole body is in mid air. you will land on your face. you have now done one broncos or kick. To do consective bronces.org . and your feet should be on the ground. Now this is diffirent from step 3 where your legs came down first.
Then just go back to step 3 and continue.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 6 and Last Step ok when you go back in the handstand position.j-network. AlternatingSame as the 1 handed but alternate hands after each bounce. will be at an angle in front of you.org . but try to bounce off your finger tips. Like when you do a two hand bronco you put your arms shoulder width apart. ==================================== Variations 1 HandedThis one is hard for some people. That’s hard to understand. jus enough to make them look like Right Angles (90 degrees) 165 www. lets see how can I simplify this. your legs should either be over your head or diagollay like this --> /. Becareful though. To do that one you gotta lean on the arm that your are gonna be one handed bronco with. FingersJust do it normally as you would with hands. Or you can jus do the shoulder width apart version of it. you dont want to extend your fingers all the way. The easiest way to do it is place the one hand your gonna use in front of you rather to the side where you would normally place it if you were using two hands. but in this case the arm your gonna be broncoing on.
Forearm/ElbowsQuote: Originally Posted by ja's finest Bend your legs when you do broncos as your hands touch the ground bend your legs /knees and kick out again. You can mod these moves any way you want. Bronco to Air Flare Bronco to 90 or 2000 or Flag Pole Bronco to Any Type of Swipe Bronco Down to a Frog <-I thinks its called Frog.I thinks this is possible Bronco to Any Front or Any Air Twisting Suicide Bronco to Solar Elicpse.j-network. Frog is a bronco but in da turtle position. Lunar Elicpse Bronco to Invert or Hollow Back Bronco to Any Handstand Freeze Bronco Down to a Turtle Freeze. Hop from knees to hands and etc. I either seen them or done them.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide KnucklesVery easy just turn your hands into fist.org . There’s probably more but I dunno. ===================================== Combos All these combos are possible. but becareful it hurts on diffirent types of surface areas. you can either run into this by skipping 2 steps and jump as in a regular bronco but whip your legs around. it will help u to balance as well as spring to ur feet 180 Ugh lets see. so that if you were facing north your now facing south. ==================================== 166 www. There’s a whole crap load more combos that are possible. Bronco to Back Hand Spring Back Hand Spring to Bronco Bronco to Front Hand Spring Kip Up to Bronco Bronco down to any Variation of Worm Bronco to Front Flip Bronco to Back Flip <. and you can do this in fore arm/elbow bronco's as well. when you jump to your hands if you bend your legs behind u and then kick them out it will help you to spring back to your feet. just take caution.
I just pause for a while and then come down. Q: I cant gain enough height. by letting your legs drop back down. I can.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Faq: Q: Once I go into the handstand position. so you can throw yourself up. Once your on your toes just place your hand down without jumping to go back up into the handstand position. I think you should get your leg and arm muscle's stronger.t bounce back down. I can only do 2 . Q: I have the same problem as above but instead I cant seem to bounce back into the handstand position when I’m on my toes. or you can force it down. What’s wrong? A: Yea I used to have this problem. what you need to do is get the feel of it by doing this.j-network.org .3 and I just fall back down. 167 www. A: This one was also tricky for me when I was first learning. what you need to do is just swing your hips downward. Then once you get the feel the bounce will come naturally. A: Hmmm i never had this problem but I’m guessing in order to fix this.
Here comes the tricky bit. Many people kick their legs upwards. Now is what I call the Catching Part. now let’s get to know some physics of Kip-Ups. so here's the solution! NJoy Anyways here. Now. trust me. Also. legs slightly bent. now let’s move onto the actual guide. While you’re rolling on your back. screw up and freak out). Many beginners think of it as a “push up” motion. 1) Kick your legs together as hard as you possibly can DIAGONALLY. When you roll onto your upper back. I recommend the sitting position. your job is to roll back really fast (not too fast. 2. that’s not nice. This leads to you crashing onto your upper back. so it doesn’t bang the ground when you’re on your upper back. The amount of momentum provided by the legs is about 3 times as much as the hands in normal Kip-Ups. Ok. Returning to the fact that Kip-Ups are not “push-ups. Kip-Ups involve the work of legs and hands. Lastly. fingers pointing towards your shoulders. When you are rolling over your back. Your have to kick diagonally to 168 www. Ok. A. we’re talking about Kip-Ups.j-network. bend your neck towards your chest. from sitting position. It’s a nice and sweet move. thus landing on the feet. gaining much vertical momentum. The following happens at the same time. making them hop and land flat on the back. so you don’t roll over your head. which springs up DIAGONALLY. So you see. It is more of a “spring-type” movement. Beginners also try to kick their legs more towards the front (gaining much horizontal momentum). because the back rolling action gives you a beginning boost of momentum]. QUICKLY and AIRBORNE.” but “spring-ups”… Many beginners try to push themselves up with their hands onto their legs and end up crashing on their backs. Ok. because you’ll roll over your head. Chinese Getups. your hands will catch you. so that your hands are on either side of your head and above your shoulders. [For beginners. Do NOT roll any further backwards! 4.org . For a start. which is much faster than normal. but that’s wrong. prepare to catch yourself with your hands. Start off by sitting on your butt and your legs bent. It requires getting used to and correct timing. legwork is very crucial in Kip-Ups.A. quickly fold your arms upwards. used in Martial Arts and Breakdance to get up in a cool way. now you do a backward “rollie-pollie” quickly. In No-Handed Kip-Ups.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Kip-up/Chinese Get-Up By Break Master A Hi ppl! Wassup? People seem to have problems with Kip-Ups. Think of a Kip-Up as you becoming a spring. lie flat on your back. 3. don’t forget: it takes time. Practice every day and you will get them sooner or later. Keep your legs tucked in close to your chest. 1. If you’re feeling a Pro. the legs provide nearly 100% of the momentum.K.
Vertical mom. it takes time! Don’t expect to get your Kip-Ups solid in 2 days. They give you an extra trampoline-like spring. 2) Not much to explain here. 10. Practice 15 minutes every day. Many beginners keep their legs bent about 90 degrees. then you will get them sooner or later. Slightly bend your legs when landing. This shows that they haven’t kicked their legs hard enough and these Kip-Ups looks ugly. The landing. Quite simple. to absorb the landing shock and making the landing nice and smooth. You will fall on your back and get hurt many times! 7. thus you will have a hard time getting used to the actual floor. so kick them HARD. It is a spring action. etc. = Clean Landing 8. The hands help to elevate your body and give an extra push off. Remember. 5. your legs will be straight in airborne and they will look reasonably better. + Horizontal mom. Build up strength and technique. Here’s a part where you can “polish” your KipUps. 6. You should be in airborne at this point. The legs will be the first part to touch the ground (what else?). 4. it is possible to hurt your knee joints or cause injury there. 9.org . just push off with your hands upwards as hard as you can. you can move onto doing Cradles (continuous bouncing Kip-Ups). Kick hard with your legs! They provide 75% of the momentum in normal Kip-Ups and nearly 100% in No-Handed Kick-Ups. in Marital Arts or to show off. Don’t limit yourself to just normal Kip-Ups! Try different variations! (No-Handed. If you succeeded in kicking hard. 5. = Diagonal mom. but don’t give up! It took me 3 weeks of everyday practice before I got them. Never practice on beds or mattresses. 180 degree. Also remember to keep your legs together. 3.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide maintain the balance between the vertical and horizontal momentum for a clean landing.j-network. This leads us back to the fact that the legs provide the MOST momentum. Use Kip-Ups in your Breakdance routines and combos. 2. After you get ‘em. 169 www. not a Push-up movement.) Also. your knees have to be a bit bent. so that your knees absorb the shock from landing. When landing. 6. 360 degree. making it easier. There you have it! You are done! Important Key Points: 1. If you do not bend your legs. keep practicing them to make your Kip-Ups look cleaner.
The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide 11. Good luck in mastering Kip-Ups! I hope this helped. Peace Break Master 170 www.org .j-network. Feel free to ask any questions about Kip-Ups.
so once your done with the guide skip along and go to the Important Recaps & Misc Tips section near the end.j-network.. throw them down to the ground in a calm but strong manner and have one of your legs kick up in to the air...org . with hands straight or bent up in the air like a dork and by your side like a gentleman. Now if you hands are up in the air like a dork.) There are two noobie ways you can start a HS.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Handstands By ManHy xD PROLOGUE: Prerequisites You need.. SECTION 1 : The Guide Begins: The guide its self is crap.. (Tips provided) -->And at least access to some open space. lol. Step 1: First step and the easiest. 171 www. -->Some or little shoulder strength.. -->To lose the fear of falling on your back. Stand with feet shoulder width apart (or how ever your comfortable with. Here’s Banshee demonstrating the dork way..
j-network. Step 2: Now which every way your started. As that one leg is being kicked up. To little means your not going up and to much means your going over. 172 www. Now to continue with the motion. When you kick your 1 leg or both legs up.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Now if you hands are by your side then just place them on the floor and kick one of your legs in the air. your hands should now be planted on the ground shoulder width apart (Or to your liking) And one of your legs should have been kicked up. Here is Vice Prez Demonstrating this way.org . let the last one (cause we only have 2) follow through and also get kicked up. you got to control how much power you put into it.
org . If your legs are carrying you forward you will push your palm into the ground. concrete. most people will arch their back a little bit. Tip #3: Do this over and over again on grass. your gonna have the fear of falling on your back and hurting yourself. To help balance in this step. Tip #1: Go into a crappy HS (legs open. cause im pretty sure your back absorbs some of the shock.j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Step 3: At this point both legs should be or about to be in the air and straight. push your fingers into the ground. Another way you can balance more properly is to use your hands more then just plant them on the ground. SECTION 2: Going Up & Staying Up Without A Fear: Ok most of the time when first learning HS. as you can see VP is doing in this picture. closed. sand. etc and the fear will go away eventually. This little tip will help you lose that fear.) Tip #2: Arch you back and just fall forward. twisted. it does not hurt. if your legs are falling backwards. etc. If you arched your back enough one or both of your feet should hit or should I have said "touched" the ground first. Believe me I landed on my back so many times when I first started 173 www. Even if you landed on you back.
SECTION 3: Walking on your hands Walking on your hands for me was a very hard thing when I first started HS for some dumb reason.. Right.) Moves like. but that’s for pansy’s. to be specific.j-network. –> 1HS take time and patiance.. Final Chapter: After you have gotten down HS. Having them bent behind you for some people makes HS a lot easier. so keep practicing and eventually it will come to you... but as you practice you will gain more and more steps.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide out. --> Using your fingers and palms help very much when trying to balance in one place. Once I had that I just went into a HS and picked up my left hand like half an inch off the ground and move it about 1 inch forward (Same with the other Hand.) At first the most steps your probaly gona get is about 2 to 3 steps. But yea as you progress you will get use to taking much bigger steps. –> Your legs positions plays a big role when your first learning HS. –> When learning to walk in a HS. Left. And when your mind focuses on that. having them spread out like a V evens out the weight. your not a pansy are you. Back. Hollow Back Invert Side Invert 174 www. –> Your head sort of helps you balance because when you try to look up it arches your back. because I realized how stupid it was. SECTION 5: Important Recaps & Misc Tips: -->When I say falling forward I mean legs over your back and when I say falling you backwards. and arching your back some how helps. move on to variations (There are not really variations. –> You can always use a wall to help you. --> Arching you back some how shifts you weight evenly. it will then be a little bit complicated to do HS. take it slow then eventually your can speed things up.. just new moves. I mean falling back the way you started. But what helped me through it was to first get HS down decently. –> Try to be some where with lots of space because your mind tends to focus on not hitting anything when your trying to do HS in a room full of random valuable or crappy stuff.. and it never hurt so much that I was gonna cry. Forward and if you want "The Diagonals" Just apply the same concept of how I said to walk forward and apply it to the other directions.org . SECTION 4: 1 Handed Stands (1HS) Removed. I hope not. --> Practice falling forward to get rid of that falling on your back fear. I suggest learning to move in all directions.. SECTION 6: The AfterMath.
. =================================== Then 1HS moves. just keep practicing and put your hand down in the direction you feel that you're about to fall in.. a hand stand is like a regular leg stand <-> Muffin Juice The End 175 www. then you have poor control of your handstands.> Vice President Your feet are like your hands. the less you walk. <..The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Invert Hollow Solar Eclipse and Etc. or at least the ones i know. Lunar Eclipse L Kick Y Kick Nike Kick Pikes and Etc..org . think it's harder to walk).. so Me if you can't walk on your hands... Conculsion: Some Quotes and Wise Statements Practice when ever you can. the more control you have (this is funny because non-bboys..... eventually it'll be second nature.......j-network.. <-> Unknown.. it helps greatly.
org .j-network.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide Updating the Guide If at any time a guide is updated or stickied. please notify me about that and/or make a guide! We need guides! 176 www. I will not officially post the updated guide until there is a significant change to the entire guide (probably a change to two or more guides or a whole new entire guide) Needed Guides Knee Drop Sweep Drop Invert Hollowback 1990 2000 CC’s/Pompos/Switches Head Hollow Head Invert Combos (like how to combo flares -> windmills. However. etc) If there’s a move missing that I forgot. contact me and I’ll add it to this guide.
j-network. so be happy with it…please? 177 www.The Comprehensive ‘How to B-Boy’ Guide The End This took me a whole day to do without breaks.org .
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