After a gym session, I pretty much get between 40-60mins of thinking time for the journey home (depending on how many rules of the highway code I decide to break).
Last night I was thinking about peoples flipping mentality. Why people are going every week:
to impress on the dance floor,
to pull the women,
to impress everyone,
to improve martial arts,
to practice breakdancing moves,
to work on floor routines,
to increase flexibility,
to show off
to train as a gymnast
to regain some lost ability
I’m sure there’s more I’ve no-idea about. I like this diversity. I’ll probably never get out of the gym because of it too. I don’t think I’d want to peal off with my own friends. I also don’t think I want a certain ‘style’. I think the more communication with other flippers we have the better. I’ve already learnt so much from people I’d never have met, if I didn’t train there. Meh, I dunno.
I was also thinking about how many people I know didn’t actually know what they are doing there. For example, Jaz thought he was making up moves, until someone told him they were called ‘whatever’ and come from ‘this’ martial art. Also about how jason can only do what his knees will let him and about how we haven’t seen a number of people there recently because they’ve pushed themselves too hard too fast and are now out of action with a knackered knee or a popped back.
I don’t know where I’m going with this thread, so I don’t naturally have a conclusion. But I guess if I had to have one, it would be about our individuality, and about how we’re influencing everyone we trick with, no matter what our ability, stature, goals, background or gender.
I don’t even think I could call myself a tricker. I think tricking is a mental state as much as a physical act. I’m definitely a bloke that jumps… and will be in that self-proclaimed category for a long time.
I’m happy with that.