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If rotating CW, the right leg taps, if rotating CCW, the left leg taps. Tombstone mills/Frankensteins Windmills performed with piked legs. HandCuffs Windmills performed with your hands behind your back immitating being handcuffed. Must be 35 performed high up on ones back to avoid injury. Mummies You do a windmill, but cross your arms over your chest. Pencil Mill A windmill where your arms and legs are straight together like a pencil created by b-boy Henk (BattleManiacs). Eggbeater A windmill with hands to your thighs.
BREAKING/B-BOYING COMPRISES VARIOUS ELEMENTS: Toprocking Describes dancing when standing. Most of the dancers make a point of the fact that their style of toprocking is singular and that it cannot be copied. However, there are basics such as the Indian step, which can occur over and over again. Up-Rocking/Brooklyn-Rocking/Battle-Rocking Origin in Brooklyn, NY, this element of breaking ‘fights’ the opponent with (often provocative) gestures, jerks & burns. Downrocking or Footworks are dancing steps (moves) on the floor.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE First Locker There is no debating: ‘Don Campbell’ Where did the name locking come from? The word locking was created by Don, it describes the action that a locker does when the y lock ever position. ’ – OLD FRENCH SAYING – 55 56 STYLES AND BASICS Bopping Cobra Crazy legs Dime stopping Fast forward Floating, Gliding, Sliding Fresno Liquid dance Miming Old man Puppet Robot/botting Scarecrow Slowmotion Strobing Ticking Toyman Tuttimg/King tut Fingertutting Vibrating Waving Filmore Style Spotting Cattapila Style Animation Animatronics Puppet Boog Style Saccin Those are some Basics/Styles, now there are many more and there is no number to tell how many they are!