So, I sat down with one of the worlds most creative freestyler, where we went through some quick questions about his life as a freestyler.
Lukasz Chwieduk is 26 years old and is borned and raised in Poland. He has been freestyling for 13 years and has achieved a lot within that time, lets see what he has to say!
For how long have you been freestyling.
Almost 13 years. I started in about august/september 2006. I can't believe it's been so long.
How old are you?
26. Born 31.08.1993.
Do you think style is more Important than level?
Yes, provided that this is not just an excuse to your bad level. I think there's a few stages of how to balance your level and style at the same time. First few months you should learn basic tricks and not care about style. Then, you should keep on doing those tricks until they look good. And after that - your body has a basic understanding of how to properly execute tricks. So basically - you can work on your level and that should be the priority but from time to time you should adjust the way you do the tricks. So always progress but work on your basics in the early stage.
Does your gear affects your freestyle?
Yes. I'm quite picky about freestyle stuff. I tried to freestyle in normal clothes and shoes but I cannot do tricks when I'm feeling uncomfortable. Stuff made especially for freestyle is what I needed.
What motivates you to go out and practice?
Many things do. It depends. Sometimes it's music - so I'm feeling pumped to go out and do some chilled practice. Sometimes it's an upcoming event or tournament that I need to prepare for. If I feel no motivation then I'm thinking about the fact that one day I won't be able to do such stuff. So it's better to have a little session now, when I'm young and strong enough.
Does music and musicality play a big role in your style as a freestyler?
Yes it does. It is the music that dictates my training session. And I'm sure I'm not alone in here. When you are in a mood to listen to some hardcore stuff then you go out and try hard combinations. When I'm in the mood to listen some artistic stuff, I try to every move feel like dance. Freestylers should also remember that starting a combo when the beat drops isn't such a big deal. You should go deeper and discover new rhythm in the same song.
What inspires you to be different?
I don't think I'm that much different. I approach freestyle my way and if I discover some trick, I don't try to squeeze it into the 'battle set'. I just do it if I feel comfortable with it. If people think I'm different - then I'm happy.