The Tricking Kit - #1
Published: August 8th, 2004
Apart from your camera, tripod, and portable cooler filled with refreshments
- what else would prove beneficial during a tricking session out in the elements?
I have it down for you - let's discuss!
- Everything you'll
probably need can fit inside a small box. Here we have mine, a bullet box
with HARDCORE stained on the side - Antoine approves, because he helped stencil it.
*Begins emptying contents on demonstration table*
First we have ammonia inhalants and aromatic ammonia spirits. Commonly
known as smelling salts, a whiff of this will bring you back to this world quick. Worried about landing on
your head? You wimp - toss it!
BUG SPRAY! Probably one of the most valuable items in the kit. Tricking in iconclast field during summertime
is asking for punishment. The last time I was mauled by the swarms I swore
revenge - and SkinSoSoft grants me my wish. Trust me, it's worth it.
Skater aid injury oil and Bengay. Bruise yourself - tight muscle? Play doctor and use these
rubs to release the sustained damage.
At this point I'd recommend sunscreen
- but after having a look at majority of those who trick I decided that
a better suggestion would be tan accelerator cream. I mean, for real - you
pale kids are making me ill. I challenge
all of you to get a good tan!
First aid - another must. Band
aids, wraps, alcohol swabs, and neosporin (Not pictured). You might wonder
how you would get cut in the first place while tricking in the middle of
a field. I have two words for you - BROKEN GLASS. Next time you think your
favorite field is rarely used think again, stepping on broken glass isn't
a treat and needs fixed real quick.
Allergic to something? Maybe you
didn't realize the field you are tricking at is making you suffer. Of course
it's easier to just shut a nostril down and blast it all out - but having
these or a handkerchief bandana can make a difference.
Small rocks. This one is simple
and I'm sure you'll find them to be very useful next tricking session. That
black bird, yeah, the big one sitting up in that tree making all that noise.
Throw a projectile at him and take back what is yours, your sanity.
Pills - Good options are energy
pills, pain killers, and allergy medication.
Smiley magnet is awesome. He holds
onto my safety clips. What are safety clips for? The best use is to roll
up your long pants and clip them high (That is, if you are wearing long
Pocket knife. Good for digging
out glass from your feet and cutting bandage wrap.
Rubber bands have a lot of uses.
Bandanas are good for sopping up blood and drying off after a tricking session in Alabama heat.
Tricking spell book. Read my tricking spell book article for more information about it. Just fold it up and
crush it inside your box.
There we have it - a kit for the bullet proof tricking session!
Many of these suggestions
are made for warm/hot weather tricking. During winter there are no insects,
tanning rub is unnecessary as most people naturally pale during winter, and
allergies are usually at an ultimate low. If you are winter tricking the only
necessary additions not included in this kit are 'hot
hands' body warmers. Everything else that is involved with winter tricking
usually is worn rather than stowed in a kit and thrown in the back of your car
- or used to plow snow out of the way. I hope the details addressed in this
article have amused you and can possibly help improve the quality of your tricking