“Spin-life” is a fancy term I made up to describe the useful life of a headspin beanie. We have tested all the major brands on the market and have found that, of course, ours are by far outlast the competition.
(Yes, I have actually tested the spin life of Generation BBOY headspin beanies compared to others and we ROCK!)
For a headspin beanie to “last” it cannot unravel; have loose threads; or have any tears or holes in the mesh. ALL beanies will shrink a little and lose their elasticity due to washing and just general wear and tear, which we also have a solution for with our Quick Strap.
I can tell you that one of our beanies will “last” a legit head spinner about 6-7 months. This head spinner I am referring to is THE person in your state/hometown/area that you think of when someone asks, “who has the best headspins in this town, cowboy?”.
Most bboys don't headspin this much, but if you ask them, they'll tell you the joys of a brand new headspin beanie. If THEY haven't been using one of ours, it's probably because they don't know about us yet, TELL THEM PLEASE!
For the average bboy a Generation BBOY headspin beanie can last for YEARS. We have had guys contact us up to us years later saying they bought a beanie at “Freestyle Session 12”, and they just now need another one. Holy Cow!
For comparison, I recently bought a $30 headspin beanie from a competitor that UNRAVELED AT THE SEAMS and the MESH TORE IN 1 MONTH of use... Don't get ripped off!
We are the ONLY brand that seriously uses headspin beanies AND makes them.
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Being someone that makes headspin beanies, means I've learned a few things about bald spots. One of the most knowledgeable about this was Flexum. Understandably, he has some of the best ideas about what makes a bald spot haha. Here are the things he said that we agree with:
I hope this helps you guys get some girls!
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To do that, you need to become a master at spinning. Spinning is all about Momentum. Momentum is all about Power, and Power is all about Freedom! The freedom to be able to do what you want, when you want #spinlife
Our gear can really help you achieve #spinlife freedom. We always say it, but if you don't believe us, that's why there's a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Try our head spin gear for instance, for yourself and experience the difference.
We use a high performance commercial grade acrylic mesh. It is that simple. How did we find this phenomenal mesh? We basically ordered mesh from all over the world until we found something that was made of the right stuff. Now we know our mesh is legit and so we are not afraid to sell it all day, every day. However, we will not stop trying to perfect its quality, because we know #spinlife is a journey and not a destination. #spinlife is a constant search for perfection of momentum.
We picked the kind of mesh we use because we found it has the longest "spin life.” Our beanies last for a long time, contributing to your successful #spinlife journey. Our material is also easy to work with and flexible. It doesn't have patterns, or clashing colors, it is pure, fresh, clean, and it's simplicity speaks to us. It knows it's the best, it doesn't need to prove anything. It just is.
#spinlife is not just a way of life where one strives for perfection of momentum.
In terms of beanies, "Spin Life", is a term we created that tells us the durability and quality of the mesh and how long it stays that way. We want to know how long a specific mesh can have the qualities of a brand new headspin beanie. This is long before the fibers unravel and reveal a bboy's head. We have not created any sort of scale or complex way to categorize different beanies' "spin life", but rather kept it simple and when we try a beanie, we know that it either has a long and fast spin life, or a short and slow spin life. When determining the spin life of a beanie, it really comes down to it's frictionless qualities and how long can it stay frictionless. Ours have the longest and fastest #spinlife of any beanie we've come across. There are only 3 stages of a headspin beanies #spinlife. 1.) Super Spin Phase. 2.) Useful Spin Life. 3.) Trash.
Our beanies have a unique initial ‘super spin phase’ where the headspin beanies are VERY smooth. This is because our mesh has a unique laminate coating. This ‘super spin phase’ generally lasts only about 1 month. After the laminate wears off, the beanie has a phase of regular useful life.
The second stage is, useful spin life, which can last dramatically different from Bboy to Bboy for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the type of floor they spin on. Generally this stage is about 10-18 months for a hobbiest head spinner and 4-6 months for a focused head spinner.
The last phase is when a bboy refuses to throw a beanie away and the mesh has worn through! We suggest bboys buy at least 1 headspin beanie a year!
We have tested our beanies against other mesh and headspin products. We found out that ours generally spins on more variety of floors than other beanies. It is sturdy and dependable. The best quality is what we strive for. This flexibility, durability, frictionless-ness, allows you to maintain freedom, perfect momentum, high power... enjoy the #spinlife
Good head spins, bad head spins, we all see a bit of both sides. I want to address a few points most people will not consider. Most of the time when you see head spins, they are really good. I don’t think I know anyone who will attempt a head spin outside of “practice” unless they were somewhat continuous head spins.
When I first started training head spins I was in my basement on a folding table down on the ground and a helmet. Even with a helmet I still went through some pain and frustration. The key about head spins is that everyone including the bboys with the best head spins has to go through pain, tenderness, flaking of the scalp, soreness and then more pain! there is no bypassing any of it. no pain, no gain is still the model. If you can endure it all? only then will you have a chance to have good head spins.
Lets put it ALL into perspective. Helmet or head spin hat, no matter what. “beginners” once your on a head stand, all your weight and pressure is on your neck and the top of your head. If you begin to tap for your first rotation this will be the most painful part of the learning process. After about a few days and a few attempts, most bboys would have called it quits due to little or no progress for the amount of tenderness. If you can suck it up and let the pain take its course you’ll get past the first few taps within days. I like to look at this point as “hard work paid off”. Now that your in rotation most of the pressure on your neck and the crown of your head is now moving outwards. kinda like spinning on one foot with your arms out to the sides as fast as you can, all the blood pressure is felt in your hands and fingers.
Now for the riders? SOLID is key.. Ive witnessed a lot of people in my days trying to correct there own head spins once they are in a ride by trying to catch there balance. this is a big NO NO!!! My advise is to let the mistake fix itself. as long as you stay firm or SOLID your ride will continue. by trying to catch your balance, your probably doing more harm than good. By locking your body’s position whether it be drills, bicycles, 7’s, mushrooms, etc. Your wobble will correct itself with a little bit of effort once you hit a few rotations.
Another mistake I’ve seen a few people make is learning bicycles (one leg in front and the other in back) before learning what I like to call “chairs” (both legs in front as if your sitting in a chair). The reason behind this is because once your used to doing bikes, its extremely hard to learn any other head spin positions. Most of the other positions besides drills consist of using your neck for counterbalance. 7’s for example consist of reaching for your toes, legs straight and together while your head tilts up as if your sticking out your chin. A position which is nearly impossible to learn without learning chairs first.
I learned taps within 2-3 weeks. took almost a full month to just begin to ride hitting 3-4 spins each time. If i could do it? anyone could.
1. Decorate your bedroom.
Wherever you spend the most time that you are not bboying, take time to decorate that place with the things that inspire you and set up reminders about the things you want to accomplish. This could be printouts, posters, tshirts, fliers, shoes, anything! Studies have shown that decorated colorful workspaces increase creativity. Now, when you enter your room, you may think twice about PlayStation and instead put in some work.
2. Become an information and bboy workshop junkie.
Go to workshops! How many jams have been in your home town that had workshops that you didn't go to? All that opportunity is lost knowledge, lost experience, and lost wisdom. There’s magazines, interviews, DVD commentary, tutorials, making-ofs, breakdowns and more. Sure you may watch some stuff that you already know, but I can guarantee that there will be at least one nugget of invaluable information you can learn from every book or interview out there.
3. Surround yourself and train with bboys who are better than you.
Train with the best bboys that you can emotionally handle (If they are too good, you may get discouraged from training). It's scary how much of an effect our peers have on our life. Your skills are the statistical average of your 5 closest peers. Always be the least talented bboy, and as long as you practice, you will always get better much faster than if your peer group was all similar skill level.
4. Actually do tutorials, don't just watch.
“Tell me, I'll forget it. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand.” You'll retain the information longer by doing it, but you will also discover and realize how your own style works with the new material. Get in the habit of doing each tutorial you watch, use that pause button!
5. Learn one of your favorite bboy's rounds to "get a feel" for what a great set is like.
Flow is so vague. When you set out to purposefully learn someone's set move for move, you are gaining the intangible knowledge of what proper flow feels like. It should go without saying, that you will never use this knowledge during any cypher, battle, etc, because that's biting. It is for your private experience only. If you cannot do some of the moves in a set, replace them with similar movements (ie if they do an airflare, you could do a cartwheel). You don't have to do this forever, but if you're just starting out, it's essential to understand the vague fundamentals before moving onto more complicated movements. This awareness will be priceless as you critique your own sets.
6. Produce one original finished set each week.
First off we will give the word “set” some guidelines. We use our personal “Rule of 3”; meaning a choreographed piece with at least 3 moves, lasting at least 3 seconds, and transitioning between at least 3 levels. When you pretend you have time to do things tomorrow, you are indefinitely prolonging your right to success. Now is the only time to do things, and deadlines drive us towards finishing things. By forcing yourself to achieve this 1 week goal, you will dramatically stockpile your armory of moves.
7. Enter every battle and cypher possible.
Nothing can replace experience. Art is a form of expression. You have to express yourself to other people. Share your art or you will be all talk. Your experience from every battle will build on your confidence. If battles are rare in your area, do what I did, start promoting your own jams. There are no excuses. Hitch a ride out of state. Call people out in the cyphers.
8. Ask for honest critiques.
Bboys online are no longer looking for critiques, but for compliments and praise. Bboys that do this are putting their fragile emotions before their long term success. Be a B-Man! Ask for honest feedback on the content of your moves. Improving from battle to battle is invaluable if you want to become better at breaking and honest criticism is always better than, “you did good, bro.”
9. Keep your body healthy and functioning.
Focus on longevity and health. Learning the baby steps to power moves during workshops will keep your body healthy. Also focus on a clean diet. But there is more to it. Wear knee pads while breaking. Use headspin beanies, wrist protection, windbreakers, and any gear that will keep your body safe from the hazards of learning breaking. Generation BBOY sells all of the protective gear you could possibly want.
Once we get these in stock we will review them for ourselves! Right now we have some words about this product from AEON:
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The AEON Taper was created by bboys who were tired of baggy, saggy pant legs while breaking. They’re sloppy and drag on the floor. Try on the AEON Taper and instantly feel the difference. Feel your legs slice through the air as you flare! Feel the smooth, crisp threads! Put a swift step in your toprock! The AEON Taper is available in four diverse designs that match any outfit. Wear them to sessions, battles, cyphers… and on that date you have coming up!
Other ways to slim your pants include sewing and expensive alterations. The AEON Taper is an easy, cost-effective way to unleash your style and is transferable to all your favorite pairs of pants!
Once upon a time, Bboy Silva was just an average BBOY. If there was one move he loved, it was headspins! He used headspin beanies in hopes of halting hair loss. He did what most beginners do, trying the mainstream brands first (they were easy to find after all, but won’t be named here). Yet brand after brand, he was completely frustrated and disappointed in the spin caps he tried.
After wasting a good amount of time, energy, and money on poor products, he came to realize the BBOYS WERE LACKING LOVIN, AND DESERVED BETTER!
Over a year of research and development later, Generation BBOY was know in the scene to make the best headspin beanies period. How sick?
Well, this is a mad wicked sick headspin beanie! One of these can do mountains of maximum extreme headspins for months. We once showed up at a jam and boom boom click bam! Just like that, our gear was strewn out across our booth. Before the MC could announce our arrival on his golden mic, our headspin beanies most potent extremeness to the maxxx instantly got all the girls in the room pregnant.
Now that you know OUR STORY, you know why we seem too good to be true.
We wanted to give a shout out to all the bboy crews around the world... Yes that would be difficult to do, so actually we will just have to do it instead by offering everyone something great. Get your crew together and rejoice like a group of starving fat kids blowing out candles on a birthday cake!
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"I ploughed through the crowd, making my way to the great cypher. After realizing what was happening, I tossed the biter aside. The crowd cheered, knowing I was the real deal."
If you have not noticed. Most of Generation BBOY's products are accompanied by an original short story in the item description area. This is just one of them. Check them all out. You may think they are pretty dope.
The glory of these short stories are found in the fact that their simplicity can capture a key and unique feeling or experience that occurs only to BBOYs.
They will begin being "tweeted" once we get our twitter account online.