there are many variations of throwing down; the windmill, spin kick, pickin up pennies, floor punch, ect.
the difference between throwing down and moshing is that you DON'T HIT EACH OTHER. it is non-violent (usually)
somtimes you'll see people purposely hitting each other, usually because one person is bad at throwing down, and they get knocked out of the pit because of it. alot of the time, if you ARE hit, it's accidental.
DO NOT HIT BACK! if you're hit in the pit, assume it was an accident. if you hit back, you'll get beaten. it's disrespectful and looked down upon to hit someone for hitting you in the pit. you'll end up getting gang beaten.
dude, the break down is coming up!
hardcore kid 2:
yee brahh, let's throwdown!
hardcore kid 1:
nah, you go in, I suck at throwing down...
Tommy: "I didn't throw up, I threw down!"
Anne: "Well, as long as you were really throwing down..."
(fighting invisible ninja's)
Usually done at Hardcore concerts/ gigs. eg: Deathcore, Metalcore
Ben: Dude, thats brutal.
2."Hey, snowboarder magazine is gonna have a photoshoot up in tahoe so me and tim are gonna be throwing down up there, wanna come?"