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Breaking vs. Tricking

  • Durfee Innovation Society 2470 Collingwood Street Detroit, MI, 48206 United States (map)

SLAM Live collides two of the most thrilling art forms today. Stay tuned for more info!

Featuring

Music by DJ Shane T

Judged by Ma-ma’ (Hardcore Detroit, Venus Fly), Jahaad Herrera (Team EH) and others

Hosted by La Shaun phoenix Moore & H. Cabral.

At the Durfee Innovation Society in Detroit.

 

Competition Format

16 Participants Comprised of:

8 Breakers (4 pre-Invited, 4 selected during event’s open cyphers)

8 Trickers (4 pre-Invited, 4 selected during event’s open session)

 

Prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize:  $500 for winning crew (one breaker, one tricker)

One (1) Consolation Prize: $200 for second-place crew (one breaker, one tricker)

 

Judging:

Participants will be judged by 3 judges (one breaker, one tricker and one breaker+tricker)

Format:

Prelims (3pm-4pm): one hours of open cyphers and session. Secret judges will observe and select the 4 best trickers and 4 best breakers. The space will be set up with mats for the trickers and a hardwood gym floor open space for the breakers.

Round 1: Separate battles.  

Tricking battle: Four 1x1 battles, randomly pairing 1 pre-invited tricker versus 1 session-selected tricker. Two rounds each with a 30 second limit. Judged by tricking judges.

Breaking battle: Four 1x1 battles, randomly pairing 1 pre-invited breaker versus 1 cypher-selected breaker. Two rounds each with a 30 second limit. Judged by breaking judges.

Round 2:  Crew battle.  The remaining 4 trickers and breakers will be randomly paired into 4 crew with 1 tricker and 1 breaker each. The crews will face-off randomly (2 battles). Each crew will have 4 rounds of 30 seconds limits, in the following order (tricker round, breaker round, breaker round, tricker round). The tricker judge will select the best tricker, the breaker judge will select the best breaker, and the combo judge will select the best crew.

Final:  Crew battle.  The remaining 2 crews will face off with the same format as Round 2..

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