Here in Colorado the excitement was high the rainy morning of Saturday, June 8th. Why you ask? Denver, Colorado was chosen as the host for the mid west region BC One Cypher. Walking to the event I noticed the great amount of dressed up socialites going to events next door. BC One was going on right next to where Wicked was being shown! Hosted at one of the most prestigious event halls (where the Colorado symphony plays) it was not only a great event but a wonderful venue.
Let's get to the actual event. Ivan the Urban Action Figure was the host and did not stop bouncing around getting the crowd hype. There was not one lull in the cypher with Ivan around. The judges were RoxRite, YNOT, and Asia Yu. Skeme Richards was the DJ and did a phenomenal job.
Terrific Terry, a member of the same crew (Amida) as our CEO, Silvish, was in the battle and that was one of millions of reasons Generation BBoy showed up to the event in full force. Terrific Terry, among others, kept the crowd reminded of what amazing footwork, threads, and musicality looks like while others, like Kid Cruz, kept the crowd astonished with his power and pzazz. It was cool to see the the individuality and expression of each dancer. The final ended up being between Data from Soul Mechanics Krew and Kid Cruz from Bedtime Monstaz. The winner: Kid Cruz!
Thank you Red Bull for supporting the scene.
- Generation BBoy
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
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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.
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We promise that WANTED ✖ 1v1 Breaking Duels ✖ Denver, CO will be one of the best 1v1 competitions in the Midwest. With the help of UDEF and Silverback Bboy Events, we are starting this event off with a BANG!
Presented by the Pro Breaking Tour & Sactioned by UDEF - Pro Breaking Tour - UDEFtour.org
Voted by 303 Magazine for Best Venue! This is such a great venue. The floors are fantastic and there is just the right amount of space. The stage lights make the crews feel like they're they've reached super-stardom.
Denver’s best live music & events venue! City Hall is built to suit the best of the best. This unique events venue is a stone’s throw from the Denver Capitol building, across the corner from the Denver Art Museum, and across the street from the new Denver History Museum right in the heart of the city.
Here is the trailer from the last time we used this venue for King of Hearts 4! If you're not HYPE for WANTED then maybe you're just not ready for it.
See more here: http://www.coclubs.com/city-hall/#about
THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED. SEE OUR EVEN BETTER DEALS HERE:
That's right fellow bboys and bgirls! Receive free shipping on all domestic USA orders over $75 from now on. No codes or anything. Just select free shipping at checkout and the tab is on us.
We recommend Priority Mail for international orders. It is INSURED, TRACEABLE, and QUICK. We make First Class mail available only so that it is an option for customers without much cash, but with desire to have our dope gear.
So, if you are an international customer, please put together an order for your WHOLE CREW and select Priority Mail. By splitting the shipping cost, you will pay the same as if you would have selected First Class mail, but you'll receive your package in 1-2 weeks rather than 3-4 weeks, AND you'll have peace of mind knowing your order will arrive.
- Generation BBOY Crew
We are super excited about this event. Our friend Airsick is introducing a "1 round killer" concept and it sounds interesting! We will be at the jam in full force with our Colorado fam! We will only be able to bring a few things. So, check us out ahead of time and message us if you have a special request.
Presented by Silverback Bboy Events & Sanctioned by UDEF
.................PRO BREAKING TOUR UDEFtour.org.................
January 18th 2014
6 PM - 12 AM
ALL AGES EVENT UNTIL MIDNIGHT. 21 up after midnight. DUE TO THE AFTER PARTY!! Details on that soon! Flyer also coming soon!
1 VS 1 BBOY BATTLE (Main Event)
1st Place = $750.00
2nd Place= $500.00
3rd Place= $250.00
4th Place= $250.00
5th Place= $50.00
6th Place= $50.00
7th Place= $50.00
8th Place= $50.00
ALLSTYLES CYPHER KILLER AWARD
2 Dancers will receive this award
Cypher Killer 1 $100.00
Cypher Killer 2 $100.00
SPECIAL SHOW BY: FLYBOYS INTERNATIONAL
Great Venue with very nice floor! The venue will be created into a party vibe type of atmosphere! This way there will be a lot of cyphers! And hopefully call outs!
For those who are flying into town. You want to fly into Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, MO! There are many hotels near the airport! However, if you need housing please contact me so I can notify some people so you will have a place to stay!
MC: Flyboy Doc (Flyboys International)
VENDORS: 50 dollars per vendor. Nice areas to vend! Please Contact: Erick Airsick Billings
Damage: 15 Dollars (It will be worth every penny)
Camera fee: $5.00 (We will have our own videographer)
Online payment is no longer available. It ended December 31st, 2013.
1 VS 1 BBOY BATTLE FOR $500 CASH!
This will NOT be just like every other event that you go to. All the rules to every battle will be noted! The Judges views will be posted on the event page and then again clarified at the event! All the Judges for the Bboy Battle will have at least 10 years of experience under their belt and are respected within the breakin community. Judges will be posted very shortly as they confirm. We have interviewed each and every judge we select to make sure they not only are good bboys but they also understand competitions and the art form. Lastly, we are trying our hardest to stay away from being biased toward competitors. Originally we weren't going to allow anyone to battle if they were in the same crew as 1 of the 3 judges. We decided if one of the judges crew members enters the competition that judge will be replaced with our substitute judge during that battle so we can eliminate as much bias as we can.
On the wheels of steel:
DJ: SoulRane (Las Vegas)
1 VS 1 BBOY BATTLE JUDGES:
Judge #1 DIZZY (Motion Disorderz, Milwaukee, WI/ Tampa,FL)
Judge #2 SWELLZ (Fallen Kingz Sacramento, CA)
Judge #3 FREEDOM (ENI, St.Louis)
Substitute Judge: TYQUAN (Mighty Zulu Kingz)
1 VS 1 BBOY BATTLE RULES:
1) There will be no preliminary round. If you sign up you will get to battle. If we have 85 bboys to enter then all 85 will get to battle. No questions asked.
2) You will only get 1 ROUND per battle all the way to the finals(see rule number 3). This will promote no holding back! This also allows room for bboys who don't have big names to take out a bigger name if they mess up and you do great!
3) The final battle will be 5 ROUNDS! It will be pretty impressive to see someone who can kill it in 1 round and in a 5 round battle at the end!
4) If one of the judges crew members enters the competition that judge will be replaced with our substitute judge during that battle so we can eliminate as much bias as we can. If both bboys entering have a crew member on the judging panel then both judges will stay in their seats and judge the battle.
5) Ties: We will not be using "majority rules". If judge A calls a Tie, judge B calls a Tie, but judge C votes for the guy on the left then the guy on the left will be the winner of the battle with 1 point. Also, if the battle does end up being a tie. The only way this can happen is if judge A says the guy on the left won, judge b says the guy on the right won, and the last judge calls a tie(or vice versa). In this case the judge that called a tie(who was undecided)will be the only judge in the tie-breaker round.
ALLSTYLES CYPHER KILLER AWARD RULES:
1) There will be a 1 hour segment of all cyphers with a variety of party music. Whoever kills the cypher the most in that time will be crowned cypher killer. There will be secret judges watching who is killing the cyphers during that time.
1) Generation Bboy (Denver, CO)
Because this event is now sanctioned by The Pro Breaking Tour we will need ALL COMPETITORS to register as a Tour Competitor onwww.UDEFtour.org. This is very easy and only takes about 5 minutes or less! Less than 2 weeks away! GET HYPE!
This jam was so awesome! We loved the crowd and the energy of the event. Our crew Amida lost in the finals :.(
BUT we lost to a pretty outstanding crew, whose members included: Mig 187, Airsick, Data, Vee, and Ronnie Ruen! Daaaaaaaaamn!
We will share the footage soon. If you bought something from us there... Comment on this post and we'll send you a special discount code!
We had a great time in Albuquerque, NM! We met at ton of new people and the event was a massive success (not just because we won :p). The music was great (thanks to DJ Smog) and the other vendors were awesome. The venue, Warehouse 508, was amazing. Check-It took care of all the VIPs and the event ran pretty smoothly. We also ran into Ruen again, as he was one of the judges! I believe we have seen Ruen more in the past couple months than some of our own crew mates.
Shout out to some of the other vendors and people that made this event go well!
We hope to link up with these people again and many more. Great to meet everyone and make a bunch of new friends!
We highly suggest City Vs City event. Check-It knows what he is doing when throwing events and is a prime example of how all events should be thrown for bboys. 5 stars and very impressed!
You'll know what I mean when you go,
Do you want to get paid just to show up at a battle? So do we! This post is to start a discussion to make this a reality.
NBL is the world's first Breakin' league with a goal of sharing the intensity, flash, and competitive nature of bboying to the world through a full-fledged professional league. Being crowned the national champion should be the ultimate bragging right, but NBL has lost some steam over the last couple years. While we fully support NBL, the future of NBL was uncertain to us; especially after the size of the event was much smaller than we expected. Why is that? Luckily, we had a chance to speak with Johnny Castro, Chris Couplin aka Ill Skillz, Chris Wright of Freestyle Session and the organizers and owners of NBL.
What we wanted to know was the future of NBL. Will this ever be a professional league on the scale of pro sports? We asked ourselves what it would take to create a National League that professional bboys could compete in and be paid professionally?
To answer that, we need to look at what creates a real professional league in sports and work our way backwards to where bboying is now. First, there is money involved from sponsorship and fans. Sponsorship only comes from having lots of fans and spectators. Whereas bboy events tend to only have bboys, dancers, and a few family at their events. Any national league has thousands of fans and spectators, many of whom do not even compete in the activity they enjoy watching. A fan is someone that is willing to spend their hard earned money on 3 things: 1. Event merchandise (so they have something tangible to take home and share besides just the memory). 2. Tickets to events (obviously). 3. Team or Athlete personalized memerabilia. With this inflow of money NBL can steadily grow. Even the largest events in the world, like Freestyle Sessions, still only attract dancers and the hip hop community.
So, we asked ourselves why is it that bboying has not attracted millions of fans? Here are few obvious differences we came across when looking at the bboy community vs the professional sports community and other large events or shows:
Let's just get things straight. For there to be a pro league, the league will have to host events that are much different than the average jam. We are not eliminating local jams. In fact, the local jam may get 10x as many spectators because people want to get their fill of breakin' and the next league event is not for a few months. Also, because NBL is run by bboys for bboys, the NBL events can help promote the small local events.
If all these things are met a league will be formed. However, isn't there already a league out there that we all know of? We believe that Red Bull BC one is the closest thing to a pro league right now. There are a few key things that Red Bull does that make this event so spectacularly successful. First of all, they do much more than the average bboy event to cater to the spectators. BC1 is run as a show as well as a battle. They follow all the above points mentioned. They run on time. The event is short and to the point, but still epic. And while crews come and go, the same bboys are still there representing his own style and thus can create a fan base year to year. What is also important is for fans to know the line up (competitors) at the event. BC1 announces the bboys early on to create excitement. Red Bull makes sure the competitors are taken care of at the event, just as much as any athlete or star. This ensures the bboys are engaged in the event and not off exploring the city which may lead them to being late to the event. I also wouldn't be surprised if the bboys are paid just to show up to the battle (can anyone confirm this?).
What I have concluded is that it will be difficult to conform bboy crew mentality to the professional level (same uniform, keeping the crew together, etc). So, perhaps a crew vs crew league is not what is needed! Perhaps Red Bull stumbled upon the magic formula, or it was well thought out? I will never know. Perhaps a 1 on 1 league is much more feasible at this time until sponsorship picks up. Perhaps NBL needs to have 1 bboy represent each state. These bboys can be invited or advance to the championships through a local qualifier. This way the championships have 16 states/regions represented, not 8. It is also easier for a single bboy to rep a state jersey (professional gear) as opposed to getting an entire crew to rep the same gear. Not to mention, it is also much less expensive to fly out one bboy and make one custom jersey or outfit.
Just Generation BBOY's two cents. Get down on it,
P.S. Take UFC for example (<<click the link), a once bankrupt brand in the 90s that is now making in hundreds of millions of dollars a year. UFC was originally created by "true" martial artists who wanted to truly determine who was the best fighter. There was no rules and regulations, just an octagon with two fighters (weight class did not matter). Eventually the UFC wanted to grow and they had to do two things: create rules and market so that the general public would come to love the sport. The rules turned away a few of the old school fighters and organizers who believed that the competition lost the "true best fighter" aspect when weight classes were involved. The change in marketing was huge too. UFC was marketed to the general public as a blood sport, which backfired on them and made their life very difficult by conservative groups and politicians. The marketing shifted direction to being more about skill and performance of the fighters and the general public grew to understand the fighters were real people and not monsters. Does any of this sound familiar to bboying?
Bboying has many parallels to UFC. The general public doesn't get what they are going to see, and they don't understand the competition because the rules and judging is vague and not similar from event to event.
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.