Video produced by Timo Paris, Dance by Boy Tuffkid, Science by Rennbahnklinik

Text written by Timo Paris

the movement in collaboration with Rennbahnklinik in the name of science.
Even though Breaking is quite young, its evolution through the 40 years is stunning. But in the field of science not much has been done, even though the approach of the best bboys & bgirls to the dance can be compared to professional athletes to their sports. To expand the knowledge within this area we did a scientific research in the biomechanical field of movement analysis. Therefore movements are executed on a force plate that is integrated in the floor and are recorded by cameras that are placed 360 degrees around. The dancer is wearing light reflecting dots on the body for the cameras to identify the bodys’ coordinates. Then the data of the force plate is calculated in relation to the coordinates and thereby provides a differentiated vector model from which conclusions can be made of. The goal with this analyses was to gain insights about the impact those movements have on our body. With this knowledge we can optimize our movements in order to minimize their impact on the body and improve the performance. Many researches within this field are planned in the future in collaboration with our partner Rennbahnklinik. If you are interested in a detailed report with the insights this research brought us, please contact us! We have summarized shortly some of the most significant insights this analyses gave us.
Airlfares
Impact:
Biggest impact when landing – ca. 1.9 times the bodyweight
suggestion:
To trigger rotation throught the extension of the hips and shoulder
1990
Impact:
While spinning 1 times bodyweight. Variation of the force-vector big => impact on shoulder high
suggestion:
Use the position of the head to balance the focal point
Active abdominal use, stable trunk => less impact on the spine and figure is more stable
Headspin
Impact:
biggest impact when getting speed with extended legs => maximum 1.6 times bodyweight
as soon as in compact position the variation of the force vector is little.
suggestion:
to keep the phase where you get the speed as short as possible
Flare
Impact:
Biggest impacts at the end of the staking phase – ca. 1.4 times bodyweight
suggestion:
strengthen shoulder muscles and foster the shoulder mobility