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    Old 11-26-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
    a1an_tran
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    Breakdancing making you shorter

    hey, I'm a pretty new breakdancer and i heard from people that it makes you shorter, is this true?

     
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    Old 11-27-2006, 04:48 AM   #2
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    I very much doubt that.
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    Old 11-27-2006, 08:26 AM   #3
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    No -- that's absolutely not true -- breakdancing will not make you shorter.

     
    Old 11-27-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    i didnt believe it to at first, but i realized all breakdancers i know are short.
    im 5'10 and im 16, i hope i still have growing to do

     
    Old 11-27-2006, 12:05 PM   #5
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    And how exactly is it supposed to make you shorter? What a joke.

     
    Old 11-28-2006, 11:09 AM   #6
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

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    i didnt believe it to at first, but i realized all breakdancers i know are short.
    im 5'10 and im 16, i hope i still have growing to do
    Breakdancing is one of those skills in which being short may be an advantage. That's why you see more people on the short side who are good at breakdancing. The same is true with certain sports, like gymnastics (which requires skills similar to breakdancing). Most great gymnasts are shorter, but that makes it easier for them to flip around and all of that. But, they were short first, gymnasts second. Gymnastics didn't make them short, it just so happens that more short people are involved in gymnastics because they are better at it. Same is probably true for breakdancing. But, that certainly doesn't mean you can't be good at it, too. If you like it I'm sure you have skills that can make you just as good.

    I used to be a competitive figure skater but I'm 5'6", which is on the tall side for that sport. But, I still enjoyed myself.

    Most males aren't done growing at age 16 so you probably still have more inches to go. No activity you do will stent your growth unless perhaps you sit with your back hunched over in a chair all day long.

     
    Old 12-31-2006, 03:00 PM   #7
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    dude it all has to do with your genetics. am 15 and am 6 foot tall. i breakdance and i do gymnstics plus cheerleading. i am still growing and i still do weights. my coach says they dont make you small but i dont believe him cause hes 5'1 lol. so yeah its just that its rare to see a tall brakedancer.

     
    Old 12-31-2006, 11:44 PM   #8
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    5"10 is small?

     
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    Re: Breakdancing making you shorter

    nobody said 5'10" was small, lol.

    Minnesota girl is right. Breakdancers (and gymnasts) tend to be small because small people are better at it, not because it makes them small. It all has to do with physics. Smaller people are better with fast rotation (smaller radius) and have a high weight to stregnth ratio so naturally the better ones stick it out. Which is not to say that if you're tall, you won't be able to breakdance. You also need to be strong and flexible. Have fun!

     
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