variations of 1-arm Air Flare

Mike sends a link to a compilation including a number of same arm Air Flares. (VIDEO)

But I’ll embed this one.

Click PLAY or watch Bboy FRESKI on YouTube. 4 Air Flares in sequence on 1-arm.

A few Bboys have commented that I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to Airmoves. … That’d be right.
:)

Cinjin:

Within the Bboy community, there are two versions of the one handed airflare, this version (ABOVE) being the “illusion” type. I highly suggest looking up Bboy Punisher. He does a true one handed airflare.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

See the difference?

5 comments ↓

#1 Ben on 08.15.12 at 7:57 pm

They’re not really air flares since he is in handstand. More like a spinning 1 armed handstand. Still cool though.

#2 Jason on 08.15.12 at 8:01 pm

While they are better at flare type work than gymnasts. I wouldn’t say they have better skills. Remember that gymnasts do a lot a skills that don’t exist in breakdancing. I don’t really like comparing the two. They are both awesome. Gymnasts are great at what they do, and breakdancers are great at what they do. There is a small overlap in flare type work, but apart from that they are quite different and you can’t really compare the two.

#3 Cinjin on 08.16.12 at 12:12 am

Within the Bboy community, there are two versions of the one handed airflare, this version being the “illusion” type. I highly suggest looking up Bboy Punisher. He does a true one handed airflare.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUXtSvtuzxE

#4 shergymrag on 08.16.12 at 4:22 am

“These guys are way, way beyond the skillz of Artistic gymnasts.”

That makes sense since artistic gymnasts haven’t looked to go there, for the most part. According to a comment in the “Kirill Prokopev – Air Flare” video, air flares are now a D in combinations. We may see more of them from gymnasts and that will be the end of “these guys” being beyound the skills of artistic gymnasts in any skill besides dance.

#5 Mike on 08.17.12 at 9:25 pm

There remains a great deal of non-overlapping skills between gymnastics and breaking. Even taking airflares out of the equation, there is a long list of things that one group can do better than the other.

It stands to reason that gymnasts will have superior execution in the things they train – simply because gymnastics rewards execution in a manner that breaking doesn’t.

Typically a bboy would more likely spend time creating an stylised or more difficult variation of a move once they can execute the base move to a decent standard. A gymnast is going to perfect that base move. Its a difficulty vs execution trade-off, and you can’t easily claim one requires more skill than the other.

“Air Chairs” and one arm transitions for in general aren’t really present in gymnatics at all, see this video at the 0:50 mark:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NngS8fwzuQ

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