Floats, power move, turns about the vertical axis supported only by the arms.
Floats were developed by P. Man in 1979 . Powerful Pexter developed the faster, modern version of floats in 1981 . Buck 4, known as the "turtle master" , learned floats from Powerful Pexter in 1982 and further developed and popularized the move.
The original floats, also called turtles, resemble a rapidly turning turtle freeze, where the body's weight is shifted from arm to arm. Turtles have been performed in Northern Nigerian since no later than 1956 , though there is no evidence of direct influence on breaking. Floats may have been influenced by gymnastics skills such as Russian Wendeswings, which resemble deadman floats.
Walks are a class of floats developed by Handyman in the early 1980s . The technique for doing walks is "quite different from the standard technique, where you kind of hop in place" , as it relies on different, specific hand placement, and demands a great deal of strength.
Float variations can turn in a circle or travel1, among other possible movements.
Also baby spins, baby turtles. Floats with one leg on the opposite elbow, as in a baby freeze.
Floats in an inside press position.
Or deadmans, dead mans. Floats with straight legs.
Floats in an L-sit position.
Also floats. Floats where the elbows stab into the abdomen, as in a turtle.
Also deadmans, dead mans, hangmans. Walks with legs straight and together.
Also yodas, Buddha spins. Walks in a tuck planche position.
Gorillas with one leg extended off to the side.
Walks with legs straight and in a V shape.
Walks where the body is low to the ground and between the elbows.
Walks with legs to one side. Legs can be bent, or straightened such that the move resembles a piked deadman. Called reverse side walks when done in the direction where the legs trail the body.
Also turtles. Walks where the elbows stab into the abdomen, as in a turtle.
Also UFOs, air turtles, monkey walks. Walks with knees on the outsides of the arms.
- They can be classified as "circular" and "linear" floats, respectively.