The Other BBOY Meeting Ground for kids my age during the 70's
the SKELLY BOARD
Playing Skellies you would meet Bboys from all over
Cats would invade other neighborhoods just to Play Skellies!!!
and if somebody had a BOX and was rocking an L Brothas or Kool Herc Tape, it was ON! Cats was going OFF on the Skellie Board!
Skellie is a street game that you literally play on the street. It invoves your home made TOP, made from Bottle tops filled with Tar, Candle Wax or even Colorful Gum. Also we made tops from Poker Chips, Glass Bottle Necks, and the famous School Chair tops made by popping off the sliders on the bottom of school chairs. The game is made like a giant monopoly board filled with Numbered Boxes. You have to skillfully pop or slide your top from Number to Nyumber until you complete the whole board and make it to the center where the first one to pop all 5 boxes without hitting the lines wins.
In truth Your skellie game was just as important as your street corner rough house/slap box game. If you were not up to par on how to pop boxes, Blast other Tops, Create a Bottle top Glider, ect. You were not gettin any props from other kids. Just knowing how to make a TOP in less than 5 minutes would get your a spot on the Skellie Board.
Another untold secret from
KILLA DILLA 123!
original Meeting grounds for Ghetto Kids. What people also have to
remember is there were SOOOOOOO MANY KIDS MY AGE THAT COULD BREAK! Not
just the ELITE cats. But KIDS ALL OVER that knew how to BREAK just like
kids today know how to DOUGIE!!!. And everybody
had at least ONE COOL MOVE!, for instance the HEADSPIN! a KID who did
it off the CART WHEEL, he Broke on top did a cartwheel and spun in the
middle of the Cartwheel and landed in a FREEZE. Never saw anyone do it
like that! the kid was about 13 years old, and this was 1978... Another
kid I battled did a whole character style based off of a CAVEMAN!!!
haha, he was BREAKING and going into this Robot Caveman character with a
Club and beaten the shiet out of everyone, hahaha (CLOWNING) then he
JUMPED INTO RUSSIANS and he was nice with those SWEEP KABOOM style
Freezes... (like Kenny) He would SWEEP pop off in the air and land on
his aSS holding a SHOTGUN or his D%ck and froze with his head Tilted
and a FUNNY ASS MUG (facial expression) hahahaha... CLOWNING was the
oriiginal Battle Style back then.... Now today everyone is BREAIKING
Like Stick Up Kids!!! and they Never Pulled a Vic in there LIFE!!! ....RSC were real STICK UP KIDS! Called "YOKE CITY MOB" YOKE CITY-HAVE NO PITTY-ON YOUNG KITTIES!