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Inspired by several conversations i’ve had over the past few weeks, and some facebook threads, i think it’s important to talk about terminology, and how it is, or needs to change.  Awhile back, i wrote a blog post about a few holdover terms that no longer suit our current level and understanding of tricking.  This …

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Objectivity Objectivity is often thought of as a bad word in tricking.  The basic premise being that anything goes, and any attempt to create a standard of “right” and “wrong” turns the sport into gymnastics 2.0, or something..  This is idea is understandable, but doesn’t actually help to progress the sport, like many believe.  If …

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I feel like there’s a lot of room to grow in this sport..  We’re barely tapping the potential, and i wonder if it’s due to traditional mindsets, at least in part.  Mindsets like the old “it’s not tricking if you aren’t kicking”, or that difficulty is king and should be revered above all.  If tricking …

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Holdovers

I feel like we have some holdover terms/concepts that no longer serve their purpose.  Tricking and its terminology is an ever-evolving thing that needs constant updating.  Time to rant! SnapuSWIPE and ScissorSWIPE..  i get it, it sounds cool…  if you’re a terminology fiend like me, this is fucking confusing, and will eventually become ambiguous – …

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Grump thoughts – stream of consciousness about tricking topics. On facebook, I constantly see many people talk about style as “how” you do something, not necessarily what is done..  they commend people with clean technique and observable power as having great “style”, despite executing a generic combo.  I’d hate to think that so many people …

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