Episode 87: John Kirkland Keeps Searching for His Passion

JK Inducted into the HOF

  • John continues to talk about his partnership with Donny Rhodes and how Donny’s play ignited quickly, going from humble beginnings to one of the best players in the world.
  • He elaborates on their experience playing together in the Rose Bowl, ranging from planning their routine to the white unitards they proudly wore.
  • In the end, the Coloradicals came out ahead and he shares his thoughts on how Freestyle was judged back then.
  • Ultimately, John stopped playing and started focusing on ball golf.
  • Jake and Randy discuss what keeps them connected to Freestyle and what keeps people connected to their passions.

Frisbeer Live Stream is going on now, and HolyJam will be next weekend.

Holy Jam 2019 Will Be Live Streamed

Holy Jam PosterHolyJam 2019 takes place on March 8 – 9 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thanks to Jakub “Mystiq” Matula, this event will be streamed live here on FrisbeeGuru.

This event takes place the weekend after Frisbeer Cup. I happen to know many people who are making a 2 tournament trip out of these events, which means that HolyJam will be well attended. Possibly more exciting is the fact the jam scene in Israel is growing quickly with many up and coming shredders. This will be a chance for them to test their skills and to witness and learn from the best.

HolyJam will be using the FPA judging committee’s prototype judging system, with Ryan Young at the helm. This will another good opportunity to see that system in action.

Watch live here
Event Facebook Page | Event page on the FPA site

Frisbeer Cup 2019 Live Stream

Frisbeer CupFrisbeer Cup 2019 takes place in Prague, CZ on Mar 1 – 3. Thanks to Jakub “Mystiq” Matula, the event will be streamed live.

This is the 13th annual Frisbeer Cup. Frisbeer takes place indoors. With its long history of a relaxed and fun vibe, experimental formats, and huge gym space, this event tends to be one of the largest Freestyle Frisbee events outside of the world championships. Many of the top players make appearances and often teams getting ready for worlds use frisbeer as a place to preview their routines.

This year, Frisbeer Cup will be using the protype judging system from the FPA judges committee.

You can watch the event here.

Episode 86: Chipper Bro Bell Continues to Splash His Art

Chip Lacer

  • Randy asks Chipper Bro which 3 players he’d choose to play with under some very specific conditions.
  • They give their regards to their friend and fellow freestyler, Dave Bailey, who recently passed away. 
  • Find out Chipper’s favorite tricks and how they make him feel.
  • Can anyone guess Chipper’s preferred kitchen utensil?
  • Hear how fabulous frisbee tricks facilitated the federales putting down their guns and other wild stories.
  • Chip closes out with some touching sentiments!
  • Several weeks ago, there was a guest that did the intro… Who done it, you ask? It was Eduardo Turri from Rovereto, Italy. We got lots of good guesses, but no one got it right.
  • Thanks to everyone that helped make City vs City a success. The finals between NYC and Berlin were close, but in the end, Berlin walked away with the keys to the city of Heinsville and they will wear the crown for 2019.
  • Frisbeer is coming up in early March, and if you’re not going to be there in person, we hope you’ll tune in for the live stream on frisbeeguru.com.

Get Ready for City vs City 2019 Finals – Feb 9th @ 2p EST/8p CET

City vs City 2019City vs City 2019 Finals are almost upon us: Feb 9 @ 2p EST/8p CET. It’s time to find out who will be crowed the heinest city for 2019. 

In one corner we have New York City. New York made a strong showing in Round 1, with back and forth scoring. They had a few early drops but mostly their play was exciting and on the edge. They also came with some choreography for the opening CoOp and Pairs battles, ending with the patented leg trap.

In the other corner we have Berlin. In Round 2 they started off slow, losing the opening rounds but then brought the hammer in 1v1, with zero mistakes or hesitation. In 1v1 they showed a high level of creativity and tradition “hein”, with multiple spinning combos and huge catches.

New York’s keys to victory will be to take control early, and dictate the pace. If they can take CoOp and Pairs and then continue to shred into 1v1, they could run away with an early win before Berlin has a chance to show all their skills. If Berlin starts winning battles, New York will have its work cut out to keep up. Having a 2 point lead going into 1v1 could make a big difference.

Berlin’s keys to victory are to weather the early storm, and pull ahead at the end. If Berlin plays as they did in Round 2, there may a be a turning point moment where they score a key victory. At this point, strategically choosing players and shredding will put the pressure on New York. If New York cracks, Berlin could end up a stronger roster near the end of 1v1 and ultimately winning. 

What do you think are the keys to victory for each city?