Episode 71: Dave Lewis & Arthur Coddington – Magic appears

Dave Lewis Tipping

  • Jake and Randy discuss the jam packed freestyle schedule this summer and the livestream.
  • Dave and Arthur talk about playing with different co-op partners.  
  • Setting a goal in competition can lift your game but competition is not for everybody.  
  • Arthur & Randy recall their journey competing together with only a spontaneous approach.  
  • Jake & Randy discuss the magic of spontaneous play and how it happened to them.

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Below are some more videos of Dave and Arthur’s winning routines:

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Lewis & Arthur Coddington Dropless 1996 FPA Freestyle Frisbee World Championships from Dave Spike Lewis on Vimeo.

The Frisbee Italian Championship Open and the US Open Overalls Will be Live Streamed

This coming weekend (June 15, 16, & 17 2018) we have a very special treat. 2 events will be Live Streamed; The Frisbee Italian Championship Open and the US Open Overalls.

US Open Overall Frisbee EventStarting on June 15, Lori Daniels will be bring us the Freestyle action from the US Open in Tallahassee Florida. As an appetizer, Jens will be running a Speed Flow event. Then we move to the Freestyle event, being run by Larry Imperiale. This year they are trying something new. Rather than teaming up, players will compete individually. The exact details have not yet been communicated beyond the competitors so it will be a surprise that we can look forward too. Of course, this is all contingent on the technology being a success. This is Lori’s first solo live stream production so a special thanks to her for taking on the challenge.

June 16 will bring us the finals of the US Open and the beginning of the Frisbee Italian Championship Open. FICO is being brought to us by Chris Belaj and is taking place on the beautiful beaches of the port of Lecce, San Cataldo, Italy. Hosted by Serge Marconi and the Roma crew, this event will include the Open Co-Op and Open Pairs divisions. This event is sure to draw some of the top European talent so don’t miss it! 

June 17 will bring us the finals from FICO, and hopefully a great jam day as well. Check out the event sites here US Open | FICO. Check the stream pages for the tentative schedules US Open | FICO.

Episode 70: Fabio Sanna Goes Al Dente

Fabio Sana Does a Chest Roll

  • Jake says that Jammers 2018 was the best in 11 years; there was a strong & consistent wind, which made the play exciting and allowed for some unique experimentation.
  • Fabio shares about the Acrobatic Frisbee Team with Claudio and Clay, who Randy agrees, is quite magical.
  • Find out how Tom Leitner & Paul Kenny play into Fabio’s evolution.
  • Fabio competed in Rimini, his first worlds, in 2004, and was thriller to make it to the semi-finals.
  • Eleonora entered the scene in 2004 and in 2006, they won the mixed pairs world title. That championship gave Europeans hope that anything was possible!
  • Fabio’s favorite routine with his lovely partner Eleonora, was in Prague in 2011, which was an amazing victory for them. 

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Poll: Is The Spin You Brush Best in High Wind is the Same Spin You Jam Best with in No Wind?

Toddy Brushes in High Wind

Photo by Lori Daniels

In part 1 of this poll series, we asked the question: which spin people brush best in high wind? In part 2, we expand on the question. At The Jammers 2018, I noticed how well many players who I tend to think of as counter players were quite proficient at brushing clock in high wind. This made me wonder if some players have mastery over a different spin depending on the playing conditions. In this poll, let’s find out. Notice that there is no “maybe” or “both” option. Ask your self, honestly, which spin are you best with in your no wind game? Sure, I don’t prefer one spin or the other, but if I’m honest, I have deeper skills with clock. Once you’ve made that choice, answer the question below by comparing your high wind answer from part 1, with your no wind answer. Are they the same, or not?

 

Is The Spin You Brush Best in High Wind is the Same Spin You Jam Best with in No Wind?

Is The Spin You Brush Best in High Wind is the Same Spin You Jam Best with in No Wind?

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Word of the Day – Speed Flow

Speed Flow

Photo by Ron Krestchmann

Speed Flow (noun): It has been said that speed flow is freestyle Frisbee without a nail delay or an air brush. In other words, it is the game of trick throws and catches with a flying disc. From this perspective, many flying disc practitioners are unknowingly playing freestyle Frisbee on a regular basis. Speed flow is truly the origin of modern freestyle; it is much more than fancy throws and trick catches. The idea that nail delay and air brush tricks may be strung together in a seamless series of body movements emerged from the concept of speed flow. Speed flow is the art of transitioning from a catch to the next throw in one, quick and fluid motion. This takes two otherwise distinct actions and blends them into one skillful maneuver. 

Episode 69: Chipper Bro Bell – Room Service Please!

Chipper Bro Bell

  • Jake shares his experience at Jammers… oops, by this taping, he hadn’t really been yet.  You will get a real update next week.
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  • Chipper Bro Bell returns regaling stories from the time that he, Joey Hudoklin, and Crazy John Brooks were on the Budlight Team in 1983.  
  • They entertained at spring breaks, chili cookoffs, baseball games, and ultimately ended up joining the concert tour.
  • Wait until you hear about the huge crowds the famous bands they opened up for.   
  • Crazy comes by his name honestly… Chipper elaborates with some amazing tales.
  • In a past episode, Joey shared the story of playing in China immediately prior to the Tiananmen Square incident. Chipper shares his perspective on the visit, which days later,  Newsweek Magazine reported that demonstrations were sparked by the Jan & Dean duo. Find out what really may have been the spark and how that became Frisbee history.
  • Jake asks Chip about the impact to his skill level and growth as a player.  Your game improves, but it can get a bit boring doing the same routine time and time again. Randy can relate to the demo lifestyle, albeit not quite as exotic.
  • Chipper is clearly thankful for how he was able to celebrate frisbee in such an amazing way, and get paid for it!

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Poll: What Spin Do You Air Brush the Best in High Wind?

Pablo Azul Brushes ClockLast weekend at The Jammers 2018, the wind was very strong; at least 12mph and often more. My game has always been strong with clock spin, but I’ve been working on my counter skills lately. This high wind was humbling; I found that I have a long ways to go to really master counter brushing in high wind. One observation I came away with over the weekend is that most players there were able to brush clock. Even some people I thought might be be better with counter spin, still seemed to handle clock well. Some even preferred it.

This concept of preferring different spins for different skills is not a new one. Joey Hudocklin explained how he learned to delay counter, but brush clock as he was mastering his freestyle skills. This is the inspiration for this 2 part poll series. In part 1, we’ll find out which spin direction people are best at while air brushing in a high wind. In part 2, we’ll learn if your best airbrush spin is the same as your best nail delay spin.

In this poll there are no “both” or “none” options. Even if you are proficient at both, or can hardly do either, choose the one you can do the best.

What Spin Do You Air Brush the Best in High Wind?

 

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