Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chicks & Tricks: If tricking is extreme it's got to have bikini models.

The above video will be called into evidence later in the blog.

So, is tricking an extreme sport? Well, let's see. Below are a list of extreme sport requirements.

1. There must be an element of danger. (Check.)
2. It must involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and spectacular stunts. (Watch this video if you want proof. Check.)
3. Chicks dig it. (Hmmm.... well,, but I don't know about...)

Basically, if there is one thing tricking is lacking, it's hot girls. And in order to be an extreme sport, you have to draw that demographic. So, from now on, this blog is going to bring hot chicks into tricking more often. Why not?
Additionally, is working on a "SF Girls" squad to host SF events, make special vids, and show the world that tricking is an extreme sport. To support our ongoing efforts and testify that girls are good for tricking, please watch the above video from of Chelsea on GrindTV.


So, what does tricking have to do with boobs? Well, there are several reasons why boobs and tricking are good together. Here are five:
1.Tricking is best when done in combos. Needless to say, boobs are too.
2. Tricking is cool. Boobs are as well.
3. Everyone loves big tricks. Et cetera, et cetera.
4. Sometimes you have to work hard to get the best tricks. This is evident in quality boob obtainment.
5. Even when you cheat 720 times, there are still many more out there.

If you look closely enough at the boobs, you will eventually agree that tricking and boobs correlate tremendously, immensely, and, certainly, proportionately.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Future Fantasy Tricking?
Tricking with its own XM satellite radio channel?
A TV Channel?
Millions of dollars in bets going toward tricking?
Why not? Imagine:
"Today's tricks battle is Team Nike vs. Adidas. The winner will go up against Team Under Armour and the vicious forces of Art MD, Romeo, and Tony Surphman. :)
Anis Cheurfa and Kjer from team Adidas seem poised to dominate the cork variations battle, but Sesshoumaru and Kyle Mclean from Nike are are going to give them a run on the creativity judging. Should be a crazy battle.
Next week, the all-stars from the league will be chosen for the upcoming Tricking World Championship, where China and Japan will give the US a run for the money this year."

Back to the real world, the only thing of substance to report is the upcoming Art MD vs. Danny Graham of Hurricane Tricksters Crew battle. The date, time, and details are currently being worked out, but the battle will take place soon. The source of the battle is due to Hurricane Tricksters ongoing attempts to discredit and publicly rank on Team SF. Last week, 3 members of Hurricane went to a gym where Romeo of SF was training, and Danny Graham (a much more experienced trickster of at least five years) challenged Romeo, 16, to a tricks battle in which he recorded and posted on Youtube, especially emphasizing Romeos mistakes with crafty editing while, of course, disregarding his own.
I am certainly the underdog in this upcoming match and no one expects me to come close to Danny in the battle. I intend to make this one of the greatest upsets in tricking history. And also, this is a great thing because it's helping to boast tricking as a competitive sport which certainly steeping in the right direction towards the fantasy tricks teams and XM radio sports channel.
If the battle goes down this weekend, I'll have the footage posted by Monday.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A Glitch in the Tricking Matrix: The Soundtrack to the Sport

When I first heard Glitch Hop, I closed my eyes and there I was. I was running through the streets of New York City, flipping over taxis, corkng on the sidewalk, doing wall flips every chance I got, breakdancing into flips in the middle of the street, popping out backside 9s, C720s, random tornado kicks, and raizing to random cork variations. Then, the music stopped. I opened my eyes, and I was back at my computer in my small apartment in Brooklyn.
It was destiny. I was using StumbleUpon and randomly surfing the web, going from random site to random site, when I stumbled onto
It was love at first site (pun intended).
Here's how I see it: Skateboarding started with this punkish music feel. Breakdancing with hip-hop. Tricking needs a soundtrack.
Tricking's a hybrid sport, glitch hop is a musical hybrid.
Let's get married, Glitch Hop.
Team SF & Tricking 2.0=Glitch Hop.

Tricking, the art

Tricking is a sport but it is just as much so an artform in its own right. Stumbling through bustling Manhattan in the Village on a chilly Monday afternoon, hungry, discontent, and out of place, there was only one thing for me to do as Washington Square Park came into view along my stroll. And no, it wasn't compose an extremely wordy sentence. My first impulse was to trick. I ran. Fast. I took of my polo, kicked off my shoes and socks, and threw my body into different combinations of corks, ganers, double legs, and an array of other kicks and flips. A band was playing nearby. A very inspirational song I remember, and as I was bobbing my head in testimony to the beauty and hope of that song, I tricked in the dirt covered, newly growing, early Spring stubbles of grass. I ran up the closest tree and sored through the air as I flipped off. I swear it felt as if I was going in slow motion. I felt like I was truly expressing myself where words could not. Before I knew it, it was dark and I had built up quite a crowd. When I became aware of this, I collected my things, flipped over the rail (just to show off a bit) and walked into the lights of the city and disappeared. I was no longer discontent or out of place. But my hunger did return.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Trick'd Out Webisodes 1-3

Here are three of our previously released webisodes. My personal favorite was the first one which was before we knew we'd be role models and established our Above the Influence cause, so forgive the occasional swear words. Okay, the abundance of swear words. Just in the first one.

TEAM SF and the Online Tricking Community

TEAM SF is proudly the most hated name among other tricking teams in the US and abroad. This originates from our teams' movement. Let's call this movement "Tricking 2.0" because it is being greatly driven by forums, Youtube, and various sites on the internet and is an evolution of the sport. Tricking 2.0 represents a new wave and breath in tricking that separates Team SF in many ways from the already established (old) tricking mentality which is non-competitive, strictly rooted in martial arts, and tightly-knit to only certain people. By definition, tricking is a mixture of martial arts, breakdancing, parkour, and gymnastics. Tricking 2.0 focuses on all of these aspects intensely as opposed to mostly just the martial arts aspect. We'll call the old tricking mentality "Martial Arts Tricks" because it's firmly and primarily consistent of kicks with a few flips thrown in. Tricking 2.0 is an extreme sport in which there is an element of danger. For example, Tricking 2.0 is not limited to spring floors and can occur on the street, in grass, on a basketball court, on the freeway, or in your own home. Also, taking from the element of parkour, Tricking 2.0 promotes flipping and kicking over things in the environment like garbage cans or cars and flipping and tricking off of things like ledges ad balconies. In addition, there is more of a flipping and dynamic twisting element to Tricking 2.0 to which Team SF promotes.
Team SF is still involved with the already established tricking community because it is evolving sure enough, but our mentality of tricking is very much different than the way it is now with MA tricks. For this reason, and like change usually does, there are many conflicts between our team and many of the MA Tricks teams.
Does this render us in any aspects? Not really. If anything it helps. People talk trash and make demeaning comments on tricking forums about our teams and we counter, but for reasons that most people that are arguing don't understand. We want the competitive nature among teams, without that there is no sport, no reason to watch, no interest. Tricking 2.0 pushes competition.
Also, we have been revolutionizing what can be done with tricking. Before it was just something tricksters did at gatherings and with their spare time, Tricking 2.0 is a lifestyle.
With our bi-monthly webisodes, we show how our team is trying to further popularize tricking by spreading the know via nightclub performances, battles, sports sponsors, and touring. With our webisodes, other teams have also been inspired to do so and trailers have been released using the same term "webisodes." We feel this is a step in the right direction and feel if the sport keeps heading in this direction and we can get more kids involved through our non-profit organization, Tricking Above the Influence, we can make tricking an alternative to inner-city kids to recreational drug use and abuse. Also, this will put a sport into free-minded youth who can bring their determination and hunger into revolutionizing tricking to whole new levels.
And that's why Team SF is the most hated name among other MA tricks teams.