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The idea is simple:  look at tricks not by their takeoffs and landings, per se, but by their rotation and flip.  What does that mean exactly?  It means that rather than viewing a cheat-9, swing-9, and pop-9 as 3 distinct tricks, view them as the same trick, a “9”, from a different takeoff or transition.  …

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The Sketchbook: The Playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnVKohtuhx68TlJiVofOTUJUaeDSZSXlN This playlist contains most of my sessions since July.  They are, for the most part, unedited, and contain every trick or combo I did at that session, in order (except for the first video in the playlist).  Included above, is the condensed August training video. Sorry for the wall of …

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Here’s the flipped version for you left twisters.  https://youtu.be/Jbk6La92yMo     Keenan Carr has been killing the mega-cart game for awhile now, including triples and dubdubs from it, yet hardly anyone else is even playing with the concept, it seems.  I’ve been messing with it for awhile now, and i’m finally getting relatively proficient with …

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I’m a huge believer in using your hands in tricking.  Why?  Because it’s easy, for one, but more importantly, that ease allows me to train for skills i’m not yet capable of doing, and to apply that experience more quickly upon learning a new skill.  What i mean is, i may not be able to …

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I love palm kicks..  i use them for nearly everything.  It’s to the point where i intentionally leave them out of combos, because otherwise they’d be in every single one. I feel like the overwhelming majority of the times i see others use this trick, it’s to set up master-scoot, or wrap-full.  At this point, …

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We all do it, so it seems only fitting to talk about a few methods to efficiently create realistic combos on paper, before we take them to the gym. Step one, for most of us, is to keep a journal of some sort.  Some people choose to notebooks and a pen; i prefer to use …

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Terminology update! I ran this by the tricktheory facebook group, and it was generally well received. Because each landing stance can be visualized as a quadrant, rather than a distinct point, it can sometimes be cumbersome to explain at which point of a given landing a trick initiates or terminates.  For example, both mega-aerial and …

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A lot of us train alone, without instruction, or in relatively small groups where we may or may not be at a different level from our peers.  Sometimes finding the path to what’s in our heads can be difficult to find on our own, so I’ve created a drill that can be adapted to any …

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Opinion: This has been bothering me for awhile.. One of my biggest pet peeves in tricking is people taking shortcuts..  It’s even worse when those shortcuts are sold as their authentic counterparts, whether intentionally or not.  Point blank, if you’re inverting, it’s not a vert kick.  That should be obvious, and when it comes to …

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This concept is discussed briefly HERE. The idea is that there has been a “missing” swingthrough in tricking..  for every other position, there is a swing from either leg, but not for the raiz axis.  One day, i set out to figure out why.  I created a concept, an inside wrap, or darkside gm, and …

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