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The 4 Keys to Tricking Smarter, Better, and Longer
Tricking is very destructive to your body without the correct countermeasures in place. Talk to any seasoned tricker, and the story is the same: "I trained, I hurt, I injured, I rehabbed, and I started training again… but approached training a little differently.”
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Trickers: Let’s Talk About Pain
Even though we trickers brag about how much body awareness and control we have, I believe that we are actually not very good at listening to our body. We can’t deny the fact that there’s a “pain/injury culture” in the tricking community—after all, one of the first questions to ask at a gathering is, “How’s your body?
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The Tricking Travel Guide: Road Trip Edition
It’s a dream for a lot of trickers to travel the world. What if you could go right now, taking off in your car to do a tour yourself, even though your name isn’t Bailey Payne, Slava, Vellu, or Michael Guthrie?
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Admit It: Your Joints Suck
After a few minutes of stretches and basics, your warm-up is complete. The squad has assembled, the music is bangin, and you’re finally ready to start killing the session. You take a deep breath, and launch yourself into a glorious cart dub.
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What Happened To New Heights?
New Heights Gathering has been one of tricking's most treasured events for the past 5 years. We sat down with Nick and Manny of New Heights to discuss its history and its future.
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Invincible Interviews: Ben Cauvy
On just about any list of the world’s top trickers, you’re bound to find Ben Cauvy. He’s often known for sporting the long, dark hair of a samurai, the circular glasses of a professor, and the horrifying picture-time face of that thing that hides in your closet.
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The Quad: Does It Really Count?
Let me start off by saying that I, personally, believe that Michael Guthrie has landed the world's first quad cork. So yeah, my mind is still pretty blown right now.
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Why I Will Never Be the Best
In the culture of so many sports nowadays, there is an unwritten commandment: Thou shalt work hard to be the best athlete thou can be. Seriously, think about it: Parents dish out hundreds of dollars for private lessons so that little Suzie can be slightly better at soccer. Little League coaches scream at their nine-year-old players when they lose. And then there’s all those inspirational posters and quotes about never giving up, quitting is for losers, always give 110% effort (which is somehow possible) etc. etc. etc.
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Why You'll Never Find "Good Tricker" in the Dictionary
I’m not usually one for Muggle sports. I mean I used to play baseball (go Red Sox) but usually, I think the typical American sports like football and basketball are kinda… boring. You just take the ball (which, like a T-shirt, comes in size S, M, L, or XL) and move it to a certain place (home plate, the end zone, into the basket, etc.) And that’s about it.
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Invincible Interviews: Dan Perez
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The Thief of Joy
There are two types of trickers out there. First of all, there’s Tricker #1. He watches videos of Rasmus Ott, Nick Fry, and Phill Gibbs and goes, “Holy crap, those guys are amazing! Can’t wait to be on that level.” He then goes off and trains, feeling inspired by his tricking heroes and using their success to fuel his own progress.
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14 Things Trickers Love More Than Life Itself
Ever notice how when you meet a new tricker, they just happen to like your favorite band? And how they catch on to every one of your movie references? AND how they not only know what the Fusion Dance is, but are ready to do it with you? This keeps happening to me, and I’ve realized that even though trickers come from all around the world, we’ve created our very own culture. On that note, here are 14 things that trickers love more than life itself.
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Breaking News: Top Trickers Still Human
Once upon a time, in a magical land far, far away, Michael Guthrie could not backflip. Andy Le failed every jacknife attempt, and Scotty Skelton could not land a b-twist to save his life. But the crazy part is, this is no fairy tale. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen… This really happened.
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Introducing The World's Best Tricker
“CRANK DAT SOULJA BOY” caterwauled Scott ‘Whip my Hair’ Skelton, cutting a rug like a rat on amphetamines. “Well well Wednesday” I thought, my contemplation interrupted by man in assless chaps shrieking “SHAKE YOUR MUNNY-MAKHERRRR”!!! His hips, like a cat in a front-loading tumble dryer. “TAKE MY CROTCH BEFORE THE JUDGE, BECAUSE THESE HIPS DON’T LIE!!” cried Scott ‘Hollaback-Gurl’ Skelton, sinking a keg of Maddog 20-20. The volume rose, the homo-erotic terror swelled, Scott ‘Watch me Nae-Nae’ Skelton dropped all pre-tenses, propriety and pants before charging headlong like a runaway freight train with high-knees. He exploded. Divine-interventionist-gay-panic-defence. Nothing left in his wake but a well-read cosmopolitan article: ‘The Jewish man’s guide to body confidence in assless chaps’, and a book of Yiddish proverbs.
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The Top 8 Tips to Vanquish Your Fear
We’ve all felt it. That oh-my-God-I’m-about-to-break-my-freaking-neck feeling before going for a big move. Trickers have to battle fear all the time, but trick tutorials don’t really explain how to overcome the crippling anxiety that comes with pushing your limits. So I contacted some of the world’s best and bravest trickers to help us all figure out just how they do it. And finally, these words of wisdom came to light.
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Invincible Interviews: Phill Gibbs
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Enter The Benders
If you could bend Fire, Earth, Water, or Air, which would you pick? You know, like in Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra. These TV series have become two of the most popular routes for introducing millions of people to tricking, especially with the legendary Steve Terada working with the creators to produce beautiful and badass combat. In these shows, the kicks, flips, and twists of benders are used to control either fire, earth, water, or air. Plus there’s the Avatar, who bends all four elements. And yeah, it makes for some pretty sweet fight scenes.
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You Know You're at a Gathering When...
Well I just got back from Regeneration Gathering, and it was TOO HYPE. The battles, the level-ups, the raw energy… It was a crazy weekend to say the least! But for those of us who have been to more than a few gatherings, we know that there’s more to gatherings than what you see in the compilation videos. And for those that have yet to attend a gathering, you should know what you’re about to get into. So without further ado, I present to you the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright hilarious of how you know that you are at a tricking gathering.
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The Most Annoying Tricks of All Time
They always make it look SO easy. All the guys in the videos and samplers, I mean. Chucking dubs like they eat them for breakfast, throwing snapus left and right, and all perfectly mixed into combos too. Seriously, that’s nuts. But in a way, you’re okay with it. They’ve worked really hard for those tricks, and everyone agrees that they really are tough. So good for them!
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The Myth of Progress
It finally happened. After months of drilling this stupid move over and over, after swearing that you weren’t getting any better, you finally landed it. It just kind of… clicked! And as awesome as it is, you can’t help but feel confused. How did it happen? After so many sessions of little or no improvement, how did you suddenly stomp this thing? Why here, why now? I’ll tell you why. Because progress, as you know it, is a lie.
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Invincible Interviews: Jujimufu
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When are you REALLY a tricker?
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Cheat Codes to New Levels
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Invincible Interviews: Scotty Skelton
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Red Bull Throwdown 2014 Video Interviews
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Thoughts from Vivien Youlou on World Tour 2013
Last July we traveled around Europe and the US with Xswipe on the Xswipe and Loopkicks World Tricks Tour! During our few days in France we spoke to Vivien Youlou, widely regarded as one of the strongest men in existence, about his tricks and experiences as a tricker, his injuries, and his upcoming plans.
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The Gathering Survival Guide
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Kim Steinsland & Bergen Gathering 2012