Word of the Day – Window

Ilka WindowWindow (noun)

  1. A term that describes the level of restriction for a given Frisbee trick. The disc must travel “through the window” for the trick to be completed. For example, an under the leg catch requires the disc to pass completely under the leg before it is caught. This is a relatively large window since; the leg does not restrict hand movement, hand movement does not restrict leg movement, there is ample space between the leg and the ground, and body timing is fairly simple. A flamingitosis, on the other hand, has a very small window since; body position restricts hand movement and timing must be precise for the disc to fall into the hand.
  2. Alternate term for a Hoop.
  3. A specific type of hooped pass where the hoop is created by assuming a bad attitude position.

Example: How did she get the disc through that tiny window?

Word of the Day: Nail Hell

Sam’s third reglue attempt. It took 5 attempts before this nail stayed on.

Nail Hell (adjective)

Nail Hell describes the feeling when one’s freestyle frisbee nails repeatedly pop off during the jam. There is disagreement in the community as to whether it takes two or three losses of the nail for one to officially be in Nail Hell. Either way, Nail Hell is especially miserable because the desire to jam is always strongest when others are jamming in plain view. Yet, if the nails will not stay on, one must sit down and reglue.

Example: I always end up in Nail Hell when the weather is cold like this.

See also: Boosh, Condo

Word of the Day – Clock

Clock (adjective)

A description of the spin direction of a flying disc. Short for clockwise. When describing spin direction, it is customary to use a top down perspective of the disc. A disc that appears to be spinning clock from the top will appear to be spinning counter from the bottom, hence the top down perspective is used no matter the vantage point. When a disc is upside down, the top down perspective is still used. Thus when a disc is turned over, its spin direction reverses. For a disc that is tilted, use the side that is the most upward. For a disc that is perfectly perpendicular to the ground, use the top side of the disc.

Example: Throw me some clock.

See also: Counter, Third World.

Word of the Day – Counter

clockCounter (adjective)

A description of the spin direction of a flying disc. Short for counter clockwise. When describing spin direction, it is customary to use a top down perspective of the disc. A disc that appears to be spinning counter from the top will appear to be spinning clock from the bottom, hence the top down perspective is used no matter the vantage point. When a disc is upside down, the top down perspective is still used. Thus when a disc is turned over, its spin direction reverses. For a disc that is tilted, use the side that is the most upward. For a disc that is perfectly perpendicular to the ground, use the top side of the disc.

Example: Throw me some counter.

See also: Clock, Third World.

Word of the Day – “Grovel”

Grovel: Verb. To perform extraordinary measures in order to save a disc that is seemingly out of reach. Groveling includes diving, crawling, rolling, or other actions that are not part of expected frisbee play. Groveling usually results in the jammer ending up on the ground. Ex. “Way to grovel for it.” See also: Bid.

Word of the Day – “Skillet”

Skillet: Noun. An attempted air brush where the disc skips or bounces off the hand, out of control, similar to how the disc would react if it where slapped with a skillet or frying pan. Used as a taunt or heckle after a failed air brush attempt.

Ex. “Put the Skillet away!”

See also: Spatula.