When I first tried on fake nails, I was instructed to wear 4 nails – 2 on each hand; 1 on each index and 1 on each middle finger. Soon, however, I found it difficult to tip with all those nails. Tom Leitner explained to me that he wore nails only his index fingers for just that reason. I quickly made the switch and never looked back. However, many others (like Paul Kenny) wear even more than 4 nails; and find they have more intimate delay control.
This Poll asks the question: On Which Fingers Do You Wear Fake Freestyle Nails? Please select all that apply. Just so there’s no confusion, check the graphic for the name of each finger.
Opinions about the best shoes for Freestyle are varied. In Matt Gauthier’s article about Freestyle Frisbee equipment, he writes that wearing shoes one size too small helps with kick brushing control. Conversely, Larry Imperiale recommends one size too big. Donnie Rhodes and Ryan Young like jamming in Ballet shoes for maximum foot articulation, while Lori Daniels like high tops for ankle support.
In this week’s poll, we search for common characteristics that define the best Freestyle Frisbee shoe. Choose your top 5 answers.
What are the 5 Most Important Characteristics of a Freestyle Frisbee Shoe?
If you’re looking for shoes, here are 2 suggestions. Note: these are affiliate links so FrisbeeGuru gets a small cut if you use the link and make a purchase:
Rebook Classics – Jake’s Choice
Adidas Samba – Matt’s Choice
For many of us, Frisbee is more than a pastime. It’s a passion. It’s what keeps us grounded. It relieves the daily stresses of life. It’s what we look forward to after work, on weekends, and for vacation. It’s what gives us purpose. It’s what we live for.
This Poll asks; How Many Hours Per Week Do You Play Frisbee? This means all forms of flying disc play, not just Freestyle.
The 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?
Anyone who’s jammed with a Discraft Sky-Styler knows that the color effects how the disc plays. Some colors are softer which changes how they air brush. Some colors spin longer than others, making them better for the nail delay. Some colors are easier to see than others. With so many variables, exactly which Sky-Styler to play with comes down to a matter of preference. So what’s your preference? This week’s poll:
What is your favorite color of Discraft Sky-Styler?
Of course there are those who prefer a different disc all together. If that’s you, let us know which disc you prefer in the comments below. Thanks, Lusti, for the poll suggestion.
Having produced Freestyle Frisbee Live Streams for 4 FPA Worlds, I’m often thinking about how to grow the audience. One idea is to have commentary during the routines. I know that when I watch other sports where I lack expertise, commentary helps me to understand what is going on. The same might work for Freestyle: share information with viewers what they are seeing and they gain a deeper appreciation.
Of course, there’s also the educated audience to consider. They don’t need to be told what’s going on. Commentary might detract from the performance in some way. With that in mind, this poll asks:
Would you like commentary during routines on the live stream?
Explain your answer in the comments below.
Double Disc Court
Studies have shown that playing Frisbee everyday makes you more awesome than the general population.
This weeks poll asks, “What disc sports do you play?” Please select all that apply, and if you select “other”, please tell me in the comments what I missed.
This Poll was suggested by Dan “Lusti” Lustiger. He asks, “what is the ideal playing surface?” This is a very interesting question. My favorite place to play is the beach, mainly because of the wind. So, my first thought was “sand, of course”. But then I realized that there are places with beach wind that have grass, like Palm Park. Upon further reflection, I realized how great artificial turf can be because it’s cushion allows me to crash and burn a little more. Of course a hard surface allows for skips and easier spinning, and I do love playing in doors as well. The more I think about it, the more confused I become. I like them all!
So the question really becomes, if you can only pick on surface to play on, regardless of any other playing condition, which on would you choose?
Thanks, Lusti, for the great suggestion. If you have a poll idea, please let me know.
By the way, a few years back, Lusti wrote a great tutorial on the Flamingitosis. Here it is, if you’re interested.
World Gitis Day is May 28th this year. It’s a day when jammers go out and celebrate their love for Freestyle Frisbee by posting photos of themselves catching a gitis to Facebook, Instagram, and the like. Here’s the photo gallery from 2016. But the true purpose is to get us all out and playing on the same day. Imagine, all the jammers in the world jamming together, if not physically then in spirit.
In honor of World Gitis Day, this poll asks, which hand do you catch gitis with?
If you want to learn how to catch a gitis, click here.
If can’t can’t do it, don’t fret. To be a part of World Gitis Day all you really have to do is play some Frisbee with your friends.
We’ve all had this experience. We’re jamming and someone comes up and wants to know what the heck we are doing. After a little conversation they want to try. The next moments could be critical. There exists the potential to inspire this person to take up Freestyle Frisbee. Ensuring they are sufficiently engaged could go a long way. So what do you teach them first? The nail delay? The air brush? Throw and catch?
That’s what this poll aims to uncover. What do you teach a new player first?