Let me introduce myself first, Hi my name is Ruby. I am a bgirl (HeavyHitters) I’m traveling around the world for the world’s sickest battles and I got my own bboy/girl event called “GemBattles”. But for now, I’m here to blog about my adventures around the world starting with Undisputed World B-Boy Masters / The Legits Blast Prague.
10:55 am it’s not that early but If you like me, with that I mean overly on time, you’ve probably been at the airport 3 hours prior before take off. Which is maybe a bit too much but hey, I’ll get us to Prague on time no worries here. Kid Colombia, Lounie, Isabelle and I were ready. We often forget how tiny everything is here in holland. After a year in Australia, I realized that traveling is a mindset. Nothing is really far away. The flight was 1 hour and 40 minutes long. Sometimes when our public transport fails us we are longer on the road trying to get home from work. And here we are flying to a different country in the same amount of time or maybe even less.
We landed safe and sound in Prague -4 degrees at that time and we can see the airport is slowly filling its self with bboys and bgirls. We got an uber to our hotel and we didn’t expect a 4-star hotel which, don’t get me wrong, was amazing but we just didn’t see that coming. The buildings in Prague are really old and the architecture is making an even greater impact.
DAY 1 THE FOOTWORK BATTLES
foto credits : @kidobreaknuts instagram
BBOY KIDO – BREAKNUTS CREW Poland won the footwork battles. Check out his insta: https://www.instagram.com/kidobreaknuts/ and snapchat @kidobreaknuts. I’ve never seen so much creativity in footwork. If you every feel like you have a creative block with your footwork I highly recomend you check out thoses battles online. I haven’t seen any videos yet but I’m guessing one of these days you’ll find some footage on youtube. Also, I got to say Poland and Czech Republic B-girls are so on fire. Constantly in the cypher, (a bit intimidating but that’s so good to see.) footwork for days…
The venue, Forbidden spot was dope to see… Artwork everywhere. Spin, Soul Mavericks UK was giving everybody a fresh hair cut. He was also giving the top guys a hair cut in sunnies hotel room. Pretty much every bboy ever went home with a fresh spin masterpiece on their heads.
DAY 2 UNDISPUTED WORLD FINALS
Photo credits: LittleShao
The Finals were in this enormous shopping mall, Arkády Pankrác, which turns into a nightclub for festivals like this ( They told us that we had to place our bags and jackets into a locker and we had to wait outside before the event started. Ok fair enough, we were in line to scan our tickets and for those lockers. 1 hour passed we got through and we were in the very front of the line pressed against the metal gates with 300 people behind us. It was cold. -9 another hour passed this time we didn’t have our jackets so you can imagine how many people were angry. Everybody was screaming in different languages. There was no one that told us what was going, at least not in English from my understanding. And at some point, they finally let us in. Not peacefully… oh no… Everyone run as fast as they could to the stage, security couldn’t really do anything they had 300 plus angry people running towards them so they kinda just let it happen. So, in the end, people brought their coats etc with them inside. 1 hour in the cold -9 for nothing.Not cool, no pun intended. The picture I took off the airport says enough.
I spoke to Kid Colombia before the battles and he told me that yes it’s difficult to go up against Issei but, he was going to do everything he wanted to do and what felt right in that moment to hopefully get some points. Overall it wasn’t kids best battles and he said he feels like he could’ve done better but everyone has their ups and downs. We are proud of him in any way possible way.
Check out the Finals Issei vs Thesis:
After the battles when Thesis got his price, he wanted to say something for a minute. He told us that he was in a pretty bad place last year in 2016 and that he haven’t battled for a while until late September. He trained really hard to come here and he’s thankful for the opportunity he got to be able to represent himself and he has a big passion for what he does.
Jäger. Jägermeister everywhere.