2 heavy hitters in the tricking world…. Both are incredible to watch, have some big names involved and have done so much to inspire people to get flipping and kicking.
Who would win in a trick-off?
I’m sure everyone has an opinion on this, as our immediate preference is probably deep rooted in our conscience from when we first experienced that ‘wow’ moment watching a video, or perhaps instilled from some early Karate or Gym class as kids. And there’s the divide really.
I’m sure every martial artist is going to say Loopkicks, and I’m sure every traceur and free runner is going to say Chinese Box. Perhaps its really a case of roots, tradition and discipline Vs contemporary, freedom and erm… flipping in public? To me, tricking is kicking. That’s where its from, that’s where it started and thats it should always be.
However, the masses (me included) aren’t afraid to bastardise the best bits from everything and anything that looks fun as hell and make it our own, until the final result is so confusing its hard to distinguish where our influences are from. No matter what we may argue about is ‘true’ and ‘real’… the main thing is exposure, and more people getting into flipping and kicking is a good thing. Once started, we will naturally gravitate to our preferred corners of the ring.
Its no battle to me… each side of the fence is incredible.
This post was inspired by watching the chinese box / vertical limit video below, and then realising that there’s virtually no kicking in any of it.