Episode 128 – Jake, Randy, & Surprise Guest Select the First ever Freestyle Fantasy Draft

Jake, Randy, & the legendary Doug E Fresh, each select their Fantasy teams of 5 men and 3 women for the upcoming year. Listen in to find out how the scoring works and you can participate as well. Post your team in the comments below before Feb 1 and at the end of the year, the team with the most points will win a FrisbeeGuru T-Shirt.

Happy Holidays to all of you and sending hope & optimism for 2021!

Episode 127: Krae Van Sickle the Zen Flow Master

Krae DelayKrae talks about playing with Evan David and why he has had an impact on so many players. Find out the origins of the Flaming Gitis catch. Hear about the trip around the country in the blue van with the Kitsilano Kats which included John Anthony, Bill King, & Jim Brown. Krae talks about the intent of the video, Zen & the Art of Freestyle. He philosophizes about the merging of the disc and your energies; it is really quite beautiful and a timely metaphor for life.

Stay tuned for our next episode where Jake, Randy, & a special guest draft their Fantasy Freestyle Teams. 

Episode 126: Crazy Adventures with Crazy John Brooks

Crazy John Share his love of the flying discJohn continues with more stories about the Bud Light Tour with Joey Hudoklin and Chipper Bro Bell.

Find out about adventures in a Potato Chip Factory and travels to China, where there was an unfortunate culture clash.

How would you describe your frisbee apparel style?

Episode 125: Skippy Jammer is a Beach Gitis Jammer

We have Skippy to thank for creating and documenting a lot of the terminology around Freestyle that we all use today. He explains how his love of language combined with his creativity made that so. Skippy shares his logic behind names for such moves as Alien Birth Ritual and Godzilla’s Puke. He also talks about the evolution of providing recognition to stand out players with “Skippy Sez” the “Decades List,” and finally the prestigious Hall of Fame.
The Holidays are almost here, don’t forget to purchase your FrisbeeGuru T-shirts and mugs!

Episode 124: Larry Imperiale World Jammer

Larry Psycho BashLarry picks up his discussion with Jake and Randy back at Team Side Out. Although they often had to switch out players, Randy didn’t quite meet their bar. Worried that he wouldn’t be able to play Frisbee forever, Larry took off for 3 1/2 years in 1997 to travel to faraway places, including Russia. Find out Larry’s role in the foundation for Freestyle at Paganello in 1998 and the many contributions from others that sparked the European Freestyle wave.

Episode 123: Amy Schiller – Wish We All Could be California Girls

Amy looks back to 1994 and frisbee life in the La Jolla “ghetto.” Amy talks about her experiences playing with Stacy McCarthy and how they eventually went pro. Hear about their international travels and their attempt to make a living do it. Amy shares how she and Stacy built their routines for their high-profile gigs and how the Dream of Jeannie theme, was a go to favorite. Find out how Amy & Dave used their awesome Frisbee skills to sell some Jeeps.
How do you deal with your nerves when competing?

Episode 122: Krae Van Sickle, the 360 Man

Krae performingShout out to our announcer, Mike Galloupe. We continue to love hearing his deep, tender tones during each episode!

Krae Van Sickle is back and talking about the V-Bros, whose unique approach was often the envy of others. Krae started competing in the overall events in the early 1970’s with lots of success in golf and distance, and he was the first to introduce the 360 turnaround before the release. Krae reminisces about his adventures traveling around the country finally ending up winning the overall title at the Rose Bowl in 1978. It was a time of true camaraderie vs. winning, which was appealing to Krae. As the competition became more of a focus, Krae became more dedicated to the performance art aspect of play, which was his true passion.

Call out to up to several up and coming players that are exciting to watch:  Juan David Rivera from Medellin, and Kuba Radwonski & Tymek Wrotek from Poland. Tune in to the last Tiny Room and take a look for yourselves. 

Episode 121: Crazy John Brooks, the Man with the Rubber Hips

Congrats to John Brooks, a new inductee to the Freestyle Frisbee Hall of Fame. The Velasquez brothers are once again a topic of conversation. Crazy shares tales about the genesis of Team Bud Light with Chipper Bro Bell, & Joey Hudoklin. Crazy credits his teammates for their unique contributions. Team Bud Light opened for many amazing bands; Crazy shares some stories about Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Partial Band List:

  • Little Feat
  • Mason Dixon
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • Joe King Carrasco
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • TOTO
  • Pure Prairie League
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Heart
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • Molly Hatchet
  • Jan and Dean
  • Til’ Tuesday
  • KBC Band
  • Triumph
  • Endless Summer Beach Band
  • Vixen
  • Crowded House
  • Richard Marx
  • Cheap Trick
  • The Beach Boys
  • Oingo Boingo
  • The Bellamy Brothers
  • Starship
  • Blue Oyster Cult

Episode 120: Skippy Jammer Skid Technology

Skippy talks about discovering vs. inventing skids and how he used them in his play. He talks about how to do demos the right way and shares a little bit about Team Side Out and how they managed the choreography for 4 people. The competition was steep and winning could be lucrative, but everyone remained friends.
Jake and Randy have an interesting discussion about how to define difficulty and how it is rewarded. What are your thoughts? 

Episode 119: Larry Imperiale is the Bionic Man

Larry GitisLarry talks about connecting with Bill Wright, which was the beginning of their long and brilliant partnership. He talks about competing in the US Open in 1982 & 1983 with the legendary 2001 Space Odyssey themed routine. In 1984, Larry left the bay area to relocate to San Diego. He has fond memories of the Friday cove jams, all the great players, and how it influenced his game. After surgery, Larry had a little gap while he recovered, but was lured back in the 1988 World Championships where he filled in for John Jewell joining Skippy Jammer & Tommy Leitner. This was the beginning of his journey with Team SideOut.