Put your hand on the floor with the elbow of that hand in your stomach. You
should be able to balance your body on that hand while stabing yourself with the other
hand. Keep your feet off the ground by having your heels against the back of your
legs. Then, with your free hand, push along the floor until you are going fast.
It's best to put something on your hand that can slide a long the ground smoothly.
Get into the position for this move fast for it to look good.
Work on your wrist muscles for this move.
Do a head stand but instead having both of your hands on floor, in front of you. Have
one hand on the floor behind you and one infront of you. Then spread your legs as far
apart as you can spread them. Then quickly bring them together. As your are bringing
your feet together with you hands, push your head around.
Do not attempt this move with out doing neck strengthing exercises regularlly.
If you are just starting, it's best to wear a toque.
Why is it also called a float? Because the 2nd part to this move is moving.
Yup, you read right. Once you master being able to balance in this awkward
position you must now be able to move around in a circle, idealy you should
be able to walk forward and backward as well, using only your hands.
Moving in a circle is easier than walking forwards or backwards. In order to
move around, you have to shift all your body weight to one arm, so that for
about a half second the only thing keeping your face from becoming a
bloody mess is one arm. Then you land on the other arm, balancing all
weight on that arm, and so on and so forth. While you are on each arm you
make a very slight turn, so little by little you begin to move.
When you first practise this you should move slowly. As you get better you
will move like LIGHTNING speed and that's when you really impress an
Ok this is the backbone of breakdancing. THis looks like the person doing
it is dancing in a circle on the floor with all four limbs. You start off in a
push-up position (dosen't have to start this way it's just easy to describe it
from here) and you lift your right arm.(step 1) Place your left foot through
where your right arm used to be. (step 2) Now bring your right leg forward
and put your right foot into your left leg's joint. (where your leg bends at, like
your armpit)(3) Now, quickly kick your left leg high in the air and put it down
in front of you for a spilt second, then slide it under your butt so you are
sitting on your bent leg. At the same time (step 4) swing your right leg in a
wide circle and wrap it around your left leg at the same time putting your
right hand down and raising your left hand up to allow for the legs to pass
through, so that now your left foot is flat on the floor knee facing up and your
right foot is sideways on the floor , the flat part of it facing behind you. Steps
3 and 4 can be changed around in how you link them, but either way they
must be done quickley. (Step 5)Now put your LEFT foot back into a
push-up position, (step 6) and THEN your right leg. Do steps 5 and 6 in a
clear manner. Don't do these steps too quickly. You should be back into a
push-up position, just repeat the steps now. (It's really hard to describe this
in text but I'll try to add some visual aids later)
Eventually you must learn to link powermoves like windmills and flares into
your six-step, and to "tech" the six step, which means adding extra moves
or things like spinning on your knees or quickly moving in a
counter-clockwise direction then moving back into a clock-wise direction.
Things like that.
This move is very simple. After doing the windmill two or three times to get
momentum do this. At the point in the superman windmill where
your on your back and both your feet are about two feet off the ground curl into a
ball. You should have your knees against your chest holding them tightly so that you
This move is best as a finishing move.
In this move you could spin anywhere, so you need lots of room.
*TicTac (russian kicks)*
Crouch down with your hands on the floor behind your feet wich are also on the floor.
Then kick your left foot up while leaning back more on your hands. After kicking up
put your foot back on the floor. With the momentum of your foot being on the floor
again push with your hands so that your are still crouched down but your hands are
off the ground. Then lean back again so that your hands are on the floor agian. Then
kick up with your other foot. Then lean back on your hands and
kick with both legs so that both legs are in the air and you are only leaning on your hands.
This move only looks good if you master it
The higher you kick the better!!! Make sure you lean back on your hands and bring your
leg(s) up so that they are almost hitting your shoulders.
This is a move from gymnastics, (as are most break moves) from the
pommel horse. I put some animated GIFS right here to help you to see
what it involves. It's not easy. This involves kicking your feet up in a giant V
in front of you, then bringing them around you without them touching the
ground. THis is another move that's very hard to describe but you will want
to check out the pictures to get an idea.
There is also mini-flares which is a flare from a six-step and back into a six
step. It's easier to do than a full flare from a standing position but people
seem to get more impressed by the miniflare for some reason.
What I did to learn the proper technique for my windmill was look at tapes
for hours until I knew exactly what each part of me had to do. I used to have
that problem with scraping my legs too, until I figured out how to get around
it. I looked at a lot of texts as well.
step 1) Get into the position where you are on your back and spread your
legs and make sure your but isn't touching the ground.
step 2)If you are going clockwise throw your right leg over to your left(this
leg should be straight the whole time when you perfect it, but it doesn't have
to be.) This should give you enough momentum to
get you onto your side.
step 3) once on your side, stab your right elbow into your your hip. (the
same as when you are doing a turtle.) Once you stab the elbow, your right
leg should be able to stay stationary in the air. while your left leg is still on
the ground. You should be able to freeze like this.
step 4) Once in that position kick your left leg into the air (Your left leg
should be slightly bent.Trust me) (your right leg should still be in the air as
well) Your right elbow should be supporting your weight in the air. (you
should be able to freeze in this position too)
step 5) Once you have all that done you have the final step. This is where a
lot of people say the hit there legs on the ground. I will just recap the
position you should be in now.
You should be in a type of turtle position except only your right elbow is
supporting you. Your left arm should be out at your side with your elbow in
the air. your elbow should form about a 90 degree angle. Remember this
arm is more just for balance purposes. Both your legs should be pointed
out behind you in a v-shape. The key is though that your right leg is straight,
and your left leg is bent upwards so that your foot is facing up. The left leg is
the key to not hitting your legs on the ground. Once you are in this position.
(you should be able to do it with ease if you can do turtles.) You then extend
your bent left leg upwards, and you naturally allow yourself to fall onto your
right shoulder. your body should be in a position similar to this.
The circle is your head the two lines are your legs. Once you get into this
position you very simply roll into your beginning position on to your back.
This should eliminate the problem of hitting your leg on
the ground. When you can put all these steps togeather quickly you can
then stor stabbing your elbow and instead just push your hands into the
ground to give yourself enough momentum to get into the air. This
description may sound different from other descriptions but when I look at
videos in slow motion and then at my instructions. They seem to be the
same. A lot of instructions tell you to keep your legs straight the whole
time. I used to try to do that. FInally I got to the point where I could do that.
But I keep pulling muscles in my back when I turn over and I hit my legs into
The key to it, I think is the bent left leg. That is what spreads your legs
enough so your legs can easily go back into the starting position without
hitting your legs onto the ground.
The trick to a 90 is your form going into it. You may first get the feel to it, by standing on
your hands and winding your legs in a circular motion. build your shoulder stength. Doing a
90's As you place your first arm down, swing the opposite leg of the arm you just used.
Swing that leg up in a circular motion and open both legs wide on one arm. The second you
have both legs open on one arm. Slightly shift your weight onto your other arm. The minute
your on both hands try to focus your energy on winding your legs shut. At the same time
lifting up your first arm and balancing yourself on your spinning arm. On your hand, spin on
the lower part on your hand opposite you thumb. Also look down at your hands as your
spinning. I'm working on putting together a Orko tape. I've got some amazing footage I
know all Bboys will surely enjoy. As far as I know I hold the record for most 90's, and I've
got the footage to prove it. I hope the info will help you.
If you really want to see how a 1990 looks just take your time and look at the animation
at the bottome. Warning: It will take a while but its worth it!!!
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