Experts demonstrate their skills. Riding a cool dressage routine and perfecting a pool trickshot are some of the epic skills you'll learn in this show.
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Get ready to become epic at everything!
Welcome to your total random fix of epicness!
We've got an amazing line-up of experts, hotshots and
all round dudes with the low-down on how you can do what they can do.
In just 15 minutes, you'll be able to master a football flick...
..ride a dressage routine...
..crochet a bracelet...
..do a pool trick...
..and this kid will show you how to live in the Wild West.
But before all that,
it's time to load up the playlist of epicness and hit shuffle.
The first one on is break dance.
Love dancing but think there's not to enough spinning on your back?
Well, break dancing is for you.
We've got the coolest b-girl in town to show you how it's done.
Hi, I'm Roxy, and I'm going to show you how to do a backspin.
Let's do this, Roxy.
First things first, make sure you've got a smooth floor.
And you might want to wear a slippery jacket.
Yes, smooth and slippery does it.
You're going to start on the floor with your legs split like this.
Next, you kick your bent leg in a circular motion,
and at the same time, you're going to lean back.
You want to make sure you're very high on your back,
in between your shoulder blades.
Keep practising that move
until you can get enough speed to get a little spin.
So lie on your side and kick your leg all the way round
to get spinning.
The last thing you need to learn is the tuck.
So once you're on your back and you've done about half a spin,
you're going to pull your knees into your chest
and have your feet up to the ceiling.
So to backspin, kick your leg around,
roll onto your shoulders, and tuck in your legs to spin like a record.
After lots of practice, if you want to go faster, you need to kick
your leg harder and push off with your right hand as you lean into it.
You might get a bit dizzy, but it's as epic as it gets.
-And that's how you do a backspin.
So hopefully all that dancing has got you warmed up, because we're
heading out on the football pitch to get tricky with a flicky.
Hi, I'm Frankie, and I'm going to show you how to do a trick
called the advanced rainbow flick.
Advanced rainbow flick, eh?
Whoa! How do you do that, Frankie?
First, drag the ball towards you with your stronger foot.
Next, flick the ball up with the inside of your standing foot.
Then, turn your body and use the heel of your stronger foot
to kick the ball over your opponent.
..let's take another look.
Drag the ball towards you and roll it up your standing foot.
Once it's in the air,
kick it with your heel over your opponent's head.
My top tip is to lean forward while you're kicking the ball,
so the ball travels in the direction you're running,
instead of straight up in the air.
Collect the ball on the other side, and your opponent will be long gone.
-And that's how to do an advanced rainbow flick.
From football, we move on.
And it's time to get making some crafty, crocheted creations.
Hi, I'm Emma, I'm going to show you how to crochet an epic bracelet.
Crochet is a type of knitting that uses one hook
-instead of two needles.
-I never knew that.
To get started, you need a crochet hook and a ball of wool.
-Whatever colour you like.
-And that's my favourite colour!
Firstly, you'll need to make a slipknot.
Grab your wool, wrap it around your finger twice.
Take the back loop over the front loop,
then take the next back loop over the front loop.
And pull up. And you've got a slipknot.
With you so far, but what about that hook?
Next, put your knot onto your crochet hook and pull it tight.
Then, using it your index finger, pull the yarn up
so you can grab it with your crochet hook.
Whilst holding on to the knot, grab the yarn, turn your hook
and pull the yarn through the loop.
Grab the yarn, pull it through the loop.
This is called a crochet chain.
Keep doing this until the bracelet is the length that you prefer.
Mine's reached a metre. What do I do now?
Grab some scissors and cut your wool.
And simply pull the crochet hook up to pull your end through,
and you've got your chain with two ends.
Tie your two ends in a bow.
-And you've got an epic bracelet.
-Oh, looking good!
Once you've mastered making a chain, you can
crochet with pretty much anything.
Here's a bracelet I've made out of ribbon.
And you can even crochet with tinsel.
And that's how to make an epic, crocheted bracelet.
We're nearly halfway through our big book of epicness,
but the story's far from over. WHISTLE!
You'll learn how to whistle like that...
..ride like that...
..and pot a ball like that.
But first, ever fancied living in the Wild West?
Well, this kid is here to show you how.
The old cowboys and girls were epic.
You got to wear a cool hat, ride a horse and camp out under the stars.
But it was also very tough life.
So what did it take to survive in the old west?
Well, we've got brilliant brainbox, Joe Tracini,
to show you how to do it.
The original cowboys and girls
lived in the USA over 100 years ago.
Back then, the American government would give away the land
to anyone that would stay for five years to farm it.
Got me a house!
But life was tough.
There were no shops to buy food,
no running water, no electricity.
And your nearest neighbour could live 100 miles away.
It was just you and your animals.
To be a real cowboy, you had to move thousands of cows
up to 1,000 miles to be loaded onto trains and taken to the big cities.
To drive the cattle, you had to dress correctly.
Cowboy hats were large to protect the face from the sun,
used as a cup to scoop up water,
even used as your pillow at night.
Cowboy boots were high sided to stop snakebites.
And had large heels to dig into the stirrups for riding.
OK, hat and boots essential.
You may go days without eating or drinking much.
And you often have to sleep outside,
where you had to contend with wolves.
You'd be spending months moving cows a mere 15 miles a day.
Any faster and the cows would be too skinny to sell
when you got to the rail towns.
Easy does it.
Once at the end of the epic cattle drive, having loaded
the cattle onto the railroad, it's time to have a party in the town!
But the rail towns were full of very dangerous people who
wanted to take away your hard-earned cash in any way possible.
Give us your money and get out!
The key was to keep as much money to survive the winter...
..before driving another load of cattle the next year.
-And that's how you become an epic cowboy. Yeehaw!
From herding with horses to dancing with them.
It's time for the coolest of all the Olympic sports.
Hello, I'm Sophie.
And I'm going to tell you how to be epic at dressage.
I mean, who doesn't love a horse? Where do we start, Sophs?
So to get started, my horse, Rio, needs to get ready.
In dressage, horses - like Rio - have to look their best.
So it's time for a spot of grooming and to fit the saddle and reins.
So it's not just the horse that needs to look good,
it's also the rider.
And when we compete, we get all dressed up
with a jacket,
white jodhpurs and a tie.
Horse and rider are looking sharp.
Just got to keep those whites clean now.
How do you actually ride a horse?
So in order to make the horse go,
you squeeze gently with your feet.
A bit of pressure from your feet and you're off.
To make them stop, you sit up straight and squeeze on the reins.
Straight back, reins squeezed, done.
But how do you steer?
A good tip is to really look where you're going, and that way,
you turn your body, and the horse knows you want to turn.
Twist your body, and the horse will follow. Nice.
Can we do a routine now?
With lots of experience, you can now put together a routine to music.
Oh, brill! Let pick a banging tune.
To fit the music,
you have to make sure the beat matches your horse's hindlegs.
So get a groove that your horse can get down to.
One, two, three, four.
And that's how to be epic at dressage!
Thank you, Sophie. And thank you, Rio.
If you want to upgrade your whistling to the max,
then our next shrill skill should help.
Hi, I'm Rebecca,
and I'm going to show you how to whistle with your fingers.
All you need are your hands and your mouth.
First of all, cover your teeth with your lips
so they're no longer visible, like this.
A little tip for you - the tighter you pull your lips
onto your teeth, the louder the whistle will be.
I didn't know that!
LOUD WHISTLE! I see what you mean though.
You're going to need your index and middle fingers,
which you'll place into your mouth, up to the first joint.
The tips of your fingers should be directed
into the centre of your tongue.
So make an A shape, just like this.
Better wash those hands first!
Draw your tongue back so it hovers behind your front teeth,
and then use your fingers to hold it in position.
I've got it...
Now fill your lungs with air and blow as hard as you can.
Remember, the air needs to come out of the gap you've
made between your fingers. Here we go.
That's some epic whistling!
And don't worry if you don't get it first time,
just try changing the position of your lips, tongue or fingers
and practice, practice, practice.
Oh, I will.
And that's how you do a whistle call.
Go on, give us one more.
We've reached the last entry in our encyclopaedia of everyday epicness.
It's time to learn some perfect pool trick shots.
Hi, I'm Adam and I'm going to show you some epic pool tricks
to amaze your friends.
This first shot's really easy, but looks really cool.
All you need are two balls and a triangle.
So place the triangle like so,
and then place the colour ball touching the back of the triangle.
With the white ball here, just aim straight and shoot.
Sharp shooting, Adam.
Let's take it up a gear.
Next is one of my favourites. It takes a little while to perfect,
but once you get it down, it looks amazing.
-It's called the walking shot.
-Show us the secret, Adam.
So place the white ball a triangle's width
away from the middle pocket.
Then take the colour ball and place it touching the white ball.
A top tip here, give it a slight tap, keep it in place.
Aim to the side of the opposite pocket.
The colour ball will move over
and the white ball will rebound and pocket the ball.
Whoa! This guy's got the skills!
Teach me another one!
This last trick is called the railroad.
Place two of the queues in the corner,
aimed towards the middle pocket.
Now take a third queue and wedge it in the corner pocket, forming a gap.
Once the cues are set, take the colour ball, place it in front
of the middle pocket and take the cue ball in front of the two cues.
Aim just above the corner pocket.
It'll rebound off three cushions and climb up onto the cue.
I take it back, he's the most epic man on the planet.
When you'd mastered those tricks and you become a trick shot wizard,
you'll be able to try something truly epic, like this.
What on Earth...?
Where's that going?
And that's how to do pool tricks.
Adam, take a bow.
Right, that brings us to the end of 15 minutes of total random epicness.
You should now be able to do this...
..and even that.
Now, go forth and be epic at everything!
Riding a cool dressage routine and perfecting a pool trickshot are some of the epic skills you'll learn in this show. You'll also find out how to do a breakdance backspin, crochet a bracelet, do a football trick, become a cowboy and whistle with your fingers.