Episode 21: Doug E Fresh’s Top 10 Jam Spots

Doug E Fresh in Zanzibar

Doug E Fresh in Zanzibar

Listen to Doug E Fresh’s new installment of the Top Ten.

  • Hear about his favorite places to make the magic happen and what metrics he uses to make his determination.
  • Is he able to actually keep it to ten?
  • What are Randy & Jake’s additions?
  • How many of these places have you been?

Leave comments on your favorite jam spots.

Sleepy and Dunk Loving the Beach

Sleepy and Dunk Loving the Beach

Krae coming to you at the meadow

Krae coming to you at the meadow

German Championships 2017: Semifinals Results and Finals Teams

German ChampionshipsCo-Op Semifinals Pool A
4. Toufik Lamred/Adrian Röder/Julian Störk (TOT 25 | EX 10.7 | AI 4.8 | DIF 9.5)
3. Sascha Höhne/Harald S./Johanna Matthiä (TOT 42.4 | EX 12.7 | AI 12 | DIF 17.7)
2. Jakub Kostel/Toby Künzel/Bianca Strunz (TOT 45.3 | EX 15 | AI 13.1 | DIF 17.2)
1. Christian Lamred/Florian Hess/Alex Leist (TOT 53.7 | EX 15.4 | AI 17.9 | DIF 20.4)

Co-Op Semifinals Pool B
5. Chris Bellaj/Martin Höser/Simon Lühring (TOT 21.1 | EX 10 | AI 3.6 | DIF 7.5)
4. Naim Megassabi/Steffen Verstichelen/Silvina Porsch (TOT 29.2 | EX 10.9 | AI 4.3 | DIF 14)
2. Robert Dittrich/Dylan Rocha Pires/Dennis Vollmer (TOT 40.9 | EX 12.8 | AI 11 | DIF 17.1)
1. Thomas Nötzel/Fabian Dinklage/Jens Friebe (TOT 41.3 | EX 14.4 | AI 10 | DIF 16.9)
3. Freddy Finner/Benjamin Edelmann/Sascha Scherzinger (TOT 38.2 | EX 11 | AI 10.7 | DIF 16.5)

Open Semifinals Pool A & B
Coming soon

Co-Op Finals Teams
Sascha Höhne GER, Harald S. GER, Johanna Matthiä GER
Freddy Finner GER, Benjamin Edelmann GER, Sascha Scherzinger GER
Robert Dittrich GER, Dylan Rocha Pires LUX, Dennis Vollmer GER
Jakub Kostel CZE, Toby Künzel GER, Bianca Strunz GER
Thomas Nötzel GER, Fabian Dinklage GER, Jens Friebe GER
Christian Lamred GER, Florian Hess GER, Alex Leist GER

Open Finals Teams
Benjamin Edelmann GER, Benedicte Audet CAN
Toby Künzel GER, Harald S. GER
Dylan Rocha Pires LUX, Jens Friebe GER
Sascha Höhne GER, Jakub Kostel CZE
Johanna Matthiä GER, Bianca Strunz GER
Robert Dittrich GER, Sascha Scherzinger GER
Alex Leist GER, Freddy Finner GER
Christian Lamred GER, Florian Hess GER

Mixed Finals Teams
Hanna Dura GER, Mauricio Lobos
Simon Faber GER, Nadine Klos GER
Paula Willin GER, Benjamin Edelmann GER
Benedicte Audet CAN, Thomas Nötzel GER
Silvina Porsch GER, Toby Künzel GER
Johanna Matthiä GER, Freddy Finner GER
Sascha Höhne GER, Bianca Strunz GER

German Championships 2017: Semifinals Pools

German Championships 2017The German Championships Semifinals are about to get underway. You can watch it live here. Below are the teams in each pool.

CoOp Semifinals Pool A

Toufik Lamred GER, Adrian Röder GER, Julian Störk GER
Sascha Höhne GER, Harald S. GER, Johanna Matthiä GER
Jakub Kostel CZE, Toby Künzel GER, Bianca Strunz GER
Christian Lamred GER, Florian Hess GER, Alex Leist GER

CoOp Semifinals Pool B

Chris Bellaj GER, Martin Höser GER, Simon Lühring GER
Naim Megassabi BEL, Steffen Verstichelen BEL, Silvina Porsch GER
Robert Dittrich GER, Dylan Rocha Pires LUX, Dennis Vollmer GER
Thomas Nötzel GER, Fabian Dinklage GER, Jens Friebe GER
Freddy Finner GER, Benjamin Edelmann GER, Sascha Scherzinger GER

Open Pairs Semifinals Pool A

Kevin Surdyka 0, Andreas Nogay GER
Dennis Vollmer GER, Alexander Enhuber GER
Martin Höser GER, Simon Lühring GER
Benjamin Edelmann GER, Benedicte Audet 0
Dylan Rocha Pires LUX, Jens Friebe GER
Robert Dittrich GER, Sascha Scherzinger GER
Thomas Nötzel GER, Fabian Dinklage GER
Christian Lamred GER, Florian Hess GER

Open Pairs Semifinals Pool B

Toufik Lamred GER, Adrian Röder GER
Simon Faber GER, Simon Wassermann 0
Julian Störk GER, Chris Bellaj GER
Paula Willin GER, Hauke Raschen GER
Johanna Matthiä GER, Bianca Strunz GER
Toby Künzel GER, Harald S. GER
Sascha Höhne GER, Jakub Kostel CZE
Alex Leist GER, Freddy Finner GER

Which of Your Throws Has the Most Spin?

A Decent BackhandThe other day, James Wiseman and I were discussing the importance of throwing the disc with as much spin as possible. This evolved into strategies for throwing with more spin like working on grip strength. We also talked about which throws might have more spin than others and even did some testing of our own throws to see where we stood. Now I’m turning to you to ask the question:

Which of your throws has the most spin?

Which of your throws has the most spin?

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Word of the Day – Jam

Jam (noun)

  1. A group of Freestyle Frisbee players playing together in a spontaneous manner. Players typically stand close together, usually in a circle or a line though there are no specific rules on this. Basically, they are playing an advanced game of catch, using the depth of their skill to string combinations of tricks together. Often times a single throw is passed between many players before it is caught. The term comes from Jazz where a group of musicians are playing music spontaneously. This is not the same as practice where players have an intended goal in mind. For example, a team may be preparing for a competition, going through choreography or repetitive routine rehearsal.

Ex. What time is the jam today?

Episode 20: Allen and Donnie Talk Freestyle Frisbee Philosophy

Donnie and AllenDonnie Rhodes and Allen Elliott continue to take us down freestyle Frisbee memory lane.

  • Donnie and Allen comment on the difference between playing inside and outside.
  • Survive mode and thrive mode is how Randy describes it.
  • Donnie talks about how he and Joey Hudoklin influenced the game early on.
  • Is it true that the discipline and rigor they strived for made it less fun?
  • Hear how the judging system has changed over the years and how some people just have something that is unquantifiable.
  • Donnie answers the burning question, why did he stop playing a sport that meant so much to him?  It gets personal.
  • Find out who Donnie and Allen consider to be the best forgotten players.
  • What are your shoes of choice?

 

Watch the 2017 German Championships Live

German ChampionshipsThe German Championships for 2017 will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany on July 1-2. With Chris Bellaj’s help, FrisbeeGuru will bring you the action. Christian Lamred and Florian (Flo) Hess, the tournament directors, were gracious enough to provide more details.

Jake: I’m fortunate enough to have attended 2 events in Karlsruhe; The German Championships in 2007 and FPA World Championships in 2015. Both events were run extremely well and attracted a great audience. What inspired you to hold the German Championships this year? How many German Championships has Karlsruhe held?

Flo: Decisive was the big success of the 2015 FPAW. The Initial Idea to organize the German Championships this year came from the board of our SSC Sportclub! They were looking for a similar highlight of the Sportfestival so they ask us again to run a big tournament! The concept to include an Freestyle Tournament into another larger event where a lot of spectators are is a key for success!
So we decided to run the German Championships after 10 years again for the 2nd time.

Jake: What is the competition format for this year? What divisions? How long are routines?

Flo: In Germany we have a regulation to play the German Championships with the FPA Judging rules. We also adopted the FPA competition manual with a few exceptions to be more free. For example we can play the Semifinals with 10 teams in one pool, so that we don’t need to play a Quarterfinal.
It seems that German Women like more to compete in the Open Pairs Division, so we scratched the Women’s Division due to less registrations.

Jake: Being the German Championships, is the event open to all? If so, what happens if a non-German player wins?

Flo: Yes it is an open tournament. Also for that situation we have a clever regulation 😛 Non-German teams can win the tournament, but don’t become German Champion. The best ranked German team will get the title and the challenge cup trophey! The requirement is that the team makes it into the finals. To count as “German” you need a german passport or you have to live at least 2 years in Germany.

Jake: How many players do you expect? Are there any top teams we should be watching out for?

Flo: So for the 50th anniversary of the SCC we are expecting at least 50 Players 😉 As always we have a lot of guest Jammers that only want to jam and join the party – so it will be crowded 😉

Jake: Anything else you’d like to add? Anyone you’d like to thank?

Flo: I am deeply grateful to our Sponsors; Newgames Frisbeeshop and Wrightlife. We get big support from them. Bill Wright send us 2 packages of Whizrings and Spinjammers that are very needed here in Germany to spread the jam to younger players.
We are hoping to motivate a lot of kids at our event – and work for the future of Freestyle Frisbee!

Jake: Karlsruhe is known for bringing in new players and your passion in this regard is clear! Thank you so much for all you do for Freestyle Frisbee. Good luck at the German Championships.

You can watch the German Championships here. It will start at 11a (UTC +2) on July 1st. The finals will start at 10a on July 2nd.

Munich Mash 2017 Results and Video Replay

Munich Mash
The Munich Mash 2017 Hat Tournament is complete. Below is the video replay and the results. Congrats to Markus Götz and Sascha Höhne for their win! Thanks to Tobi Künzel for hosting the event and Chris Bellaj for streaming it.

 

 

 

Munich Mash Results1.: Markus Götz + Sascha Höhne (7.5)
2.: Jakub Hosek + El Nino (7.3)
3.: Mysiq + Dennis Vollmer (6.92)
4.: Tommy Leitner + André Zaharias (6.91)
5.: Niki Thoma + El Nino (again) (6.6)
6.: Lukas Lacifer + Chris Bellaj (5.6)
7.: Anna Merlo + Silvina Porsch (4.9)
8.: Janis Brunner + Toby Künzel (3.9)

Frisbee Guru T-Shirts, Now In Women’s Cut

We heard your feedback and have added a Women’s Cut to the FrisbeeGuru T-Shirt line. Just like the Unisex Cut, these shirts are made from Jersey Knit cotton and are very soft. They are perfect for a lazy weekend day and even better for the jam. All proceeds go to support FrisbeeGuru’s mission.

If you’re looking for other items, check out all our apparel here.