also known as b-boying, the main aspect of the dance element of hip-hop, ahead of popping, locking, crumping etc. A dance created by afro-americans that evolved from popping and locking, which involves style, smoothness, strength and self-control. There are 2 aspects, style which is dependant on your own personal dancing style, consisting of toprock, footwork,, the way you transition moves and of course random disses towards opponents during battle. Power consists of the moves the public wants to see, spinning on heads, windmills, hopping around on one arm such as the hand hop or jackhammer etc. Current pioneers and present time legends include Kujo from the USA and B-boy Junior from France.
*starts off with a toprock which is immensely lame, goes for a sweep but makes a poor landing, reaks out into basic footwork including 6 and 4 step, before attempting a swipe on falling on ass* WOOO! I'M GOOD! OK, maybe I need some practice, dammit....
A power-based breakdancing move often following footwork or raotation and momentum based power moves, allowing a way to transition from one move to another, build momentum or simply maintain momentum when thinking of what to do next. It is somewhat similar to a swipe, but at no point to feet touch the floor. This can be done once are with many airflares (also known as airtracks, airtrax, airswipes) in succession. The body is not perpendiculrar to the floor, but with a smaller angle which can defer from B-boy to B-boy (or B-girl, as it may be). Legs tend to be spread out somewhat, and both hands are all that touch the floor. Vaulting of one hand, the body starts to rotate in the air and the arm that released swings round with the body. The other arm releases and the rotation continues. Eventually, both hands will land and with momentum increased or intact, the position prior to execution is once again adopted, ready for a transition or another airflare. The landing in particular requires great arm strength, and all of it requires great balance to prevent toppling over in the slanted handstand or landing awkwardle.
B-boy Junior successfully lands an airflare, before moving into regular flares and and afterwards, munch mills.
Amputationz, AKA B-boy Retarded attempts an airflare, and successfully lands on his face. he staggers in a toprock like manner over to the waiting ambulance.