Patrick gives an update on some of the Toronto players and the Frisbee scene from the 80’s, which was hot at the time. He fills in some gaps to bring us up to speed. Toronto showed up well in the World Championships in 1995. There were very few players though, and Patrick was worried about totally losing the sport. However, about 6 years ago, new players showed up, and people are playing every day now. Patrick talks about the Frisbeetarians at Trinity Bellwoods Park. How about a hat tournament in Toronto? Would you come?
Bill Wright recently visited Jake & Lori in Hawaii, bearing some special gifts. Randy gives some context. You can view and purchase these discs on wrightlife.com, and the proceeds help raise money for the FPA.
We have some exciting guests coming soon: “Crazy” John Brooks, Larry Imperiale, Skippy Jammer, and one of Randy’s all time heroes, Krae Van Sickle.
Randy reports back on his month in Medellin and the incredible jam scene. He breaks it into layers of experience to explain it all and uses some interesting analogies. Jake and Randy dissect and discuss while comparing the Medellin jam scene to others. Randy shares his pleasant surprise about meeting a great player that had not participated in the tournament. Who is coming to Jammers? Traveling allows you realize it is a big, small, world, and Frisbee continues to be a connector.
Congratulations to Medellin for kicking off the first City vs. City with a win! The next City vs. City, is February 29th, at 11am,PST, Warsaw vs. Berlin, who are the reigning champions.
- Daniel compares an old game show, to Freestyle. Apparently both Randy & Jake follow and apply his logic, they all bank it!
- Randy asks Daniel if he could steel someone else’s moves, what would he take, and why? Find out what he says.
- Daniel shares his Cirque du Soleil experience, which was SO cool!
- AND, Daniel has many ideas about continuing to incorporate Freestyle at that level. If anyone can do it, he can!
Exciting News! Because City vs City was such a success in 2019, we will be doubling the number of teams in 2020! Stay tuned to find out which cities will be competing and when to tune in.
- City Folk Podcast is featuring an episode on Freestyle Frisbee, featuring an interview with Brad Keller, and it is definitely worth a listen. It starts with one of the best descriptions of Freestyle Frisbee ever
- Patrick talks about demos back in the day, and his experience as the half time entertainment for the Globe Trotters in Toronto. Playing in those big arenas is truly an amazing feeling.
- Patrick shares how Freestyle won over the border guards during a challenging crossing at the Canadian border.
- Randy asks Patrick his thoughts on why all the demos and freebies haven’t attracted more jammers. A discussion about mentors, access points, education, and friendship, follows.
- What was your access point to Freestyle? If we had an infusion of cash, what are your ideas for creating sustainable access points?
- Here’s the article Jake references in the discussion.
Skippy Jammer, you’re awesome, thanks for your contribution to Frisbee Guru!!
We discuss what the heck just happened in Budapest with the below panel.
Skippy Jammer – WFDF Freestyle Chair.
Paul Kenny – FPA Executive Director.
Lori Daniels – FPA Board member & onsite commentator at WUG.
Jake Gauthier – Commentator for WUG live stream via The Olympic Channel.
Emma Kahle & Daniel O’Neill – winners of the gold medal at the inaugural WUG 2019.
Can you believe it?! This is episode 100!! Woo Hoo! Jake & Randy talk about their personal observations. They both feel they’ve grown as a result of the numerous conversations they’ve had & the various points of view they’ve heard. They reminisce a bit over the last two and a half years and talk about some of their favorite episodes.
Rick continues his stories down memory lane and all his favorite Freestyle hot spots in California…Jake asks about some rumored psychological war fare during competition. Rick has some good Donny Rhodes & Joey Hudoklin stories, but when it comes down to saying who is “best” it isn’t possible to choose. Rick says in 1984, he was probably the best, but it was short lived. Rick says the key to being great is commitment; watch videos, and play a lot, with lots of different people. It is a continual learning process, and everyone has a different way of approaching how they get to that place of flow.
The next episode will be a recap of the World Urban Games.
FPA World’s is coming October 10-13 in Seattle, as well as a celebration of Hall of Fame inductees. It will all be live streamed!