Episode 45: Ilka Simon Says, Invite People from the Sidelines to Join In

Ilka Judges

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  • Ilka tackles the topic of the men to women ratio in freestyle. From her perspective, there are many other more important things to focus on.
  • When Jake asks her thoughts on growing the sport, she says it can be as simple as asking people from the sidelines to join in, creating a friendly atmosphere, and taking the time to teach them. She thinks the Karlsruhe crew does an especially good job at that.
  • Indoor our outdoor, find out her preference.
  • Also hear about Randy’s diabolical plan to take competition indoors.
  • Ilka shares her favorite trick, and it is determined that she is the inventor of the of the Death Crow.
  • Find out who Ilka would invite to her dream jam, as well as who her role model is.
  • Jake gives a shout out to both Ilka and Kolja Hannemann for doing the rankings…It is quite time consuming, but helpful.
  • Question: How do you say “Meow” in German?  Answer: “Meow”

City vs City: Seattle vs Bologna: Results

City vs CityThe inaugural City vs City Freestyle Frisbee competition is complete. Team Seattle played head-to-head against Team Bologna in the first ever online competition. It was a very close event, that came down to the last battle to determine the winner. The winner is at the bottom of the page in case you want to watch the replay before you know the result.  | To learn about this format and the players, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Bologna wins

The Teams – FPA ranking of players
 
Team Bologna
Gianluca Bertoncelli – 135
Andrea Poli – 74
Mattia Lambertini – 68
Andrea Piemontese – 60
Manuel Cesari – 18
 
Team Seattle
Bob Boulware – 261
John Titcomb – 155
Mike Galloupe – 52
Randy Silvey – 9
Ryan Young – 5
 

Final Score
Seattle: 3
Bologna: 4

Team Bologna:

Andrea Piemontese

Andrea Piemontese

Andrea Poli

Andrea Poli

Gianluca Bertoncelli

Gianluca Bertoncelli

Manuel Cesari

Manuel Cesari

Mattia Lambertini

Mattia Lambertini

Poll: What Freestyle Frisbee Tricks Do You Do With Your Feet?

Jake Kick TipFrisbee is a game of throw and catch. It’s not a sport that would seem to involve feet at first glance. Of course, finding new and inventive ways to interact with the disc is what makes Freestyle Frisbee so fun. As a new player, I saw my first kick tip and thought, “yeah, I could learn that.” Then I saw a kick brush…mind blown. I had no idea that those two moves are just the tip of the iceberg of what done with feet. In this poll, let’s find out what tricks you can do with your feet.

 

What Freestyle Frisbee Tricks Do You Do With Your Feet?

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The Crank Part 1 – With the Spin

In this video, I describe the 4 basic, with the spin cranks. The crank is a nail delay move in which arm that is controlling the disc rotates either; up, around, and back under the arm pit or under the arm pit, back, around and down…its makes more sense if you watch it. The with the spin crank on the rim is a really good move to learn as a beginner. It will allow you to do many tricks and help you gain control over the nose of the disc.

Watch the video or read my written article about the cranks for more details.

Episode 44: Joey Hudoklin is Just Getting Warm

Joey Third SideJoey shares a harrowing tale of the winter chill in NYC and how in 1978 it ultimately led him and Richie Smits to a warmer climate in California. Joey describes the Venice Beach scene then, and elaborates on what he meant when he said “we don’t need no stinkin’ conditions.” He shares his epic Rose Bowl experiences in the late 70’s with his partners, Richie and Donnie Rhodes. Find out about the synergy he and Donny had and how they were able to push each other. Jake and Randy also share who in their lives that pushed them in their freestyle play. What is your favorite frisbee word?

Poll: Do You Collect Sky-Stylers?

Prototype Sky-StylerThe Freestyle Player’s Association (FPA) recently announced their second annual auction. This includes mini-discs of the inaugural hall of fame inductees and commemorative Sky-Stylers of the event. Bidding on these items helps support the FPA and in turn helps grow Freestyle Frisbee. 

Looking through the collection, the Sky-Stylers are especially interesting to me. Of course, I have my own collection of Sky-Stylers. I have a disc from every event I’ve been too, and for every year that I’ve been a member of the FPA. I also have several older Sky-Sylers, including one of the original prototypes. 

Am I the only one who collects Sky-Stylers? Let me know by answering this poll:

 

Do You Collect Sky-Stylers?

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Lazzaroni 2017 Will Be Live Streamed

Lazzaroni 2017 LogoLazzaroni 2017 will be streamed live here on FrisbeeGuru. The event is hosted by the Twister Hills club. It takes place on December 16 & 17, indoors in Bolonga, Italy. At least 36 competitors are expected to compete in both Open and Mixed pairs divisions. Also, there might be a surprise, experimental event. The only way to know for sure will be to tune in and find out. In any case, expect the freestyle moves to be heinous!

Special thank to Thanks to Chris Belaj, Manuel Cesari, and the Twister Hills for making this stream possible.

Find out more information on the event’s Facebook Page.

Watch here.

Episode 43: Dan “The Stork” Roddick – The One and Only Inductee in All the Disc Hall of Fames

Stork doing a constroktionStork is humble…but many consider him to be the Father of Frisbee. He shares how his frisbee journey began, which according to his mother’s records, was at five years old. It was then, in 1953, that he found a Pipco Flying Saucer under the Christmas tree. He started out by playing spaceship games with his dad, an astronomer. They didn’t name it then, but it was really a version of today’s Disc Golf. It wasn’t until 20 years later that he saw there was more than just throwing and catching, and he started to see how many times he could touch the frisbee before he caught it. And 15 years later, it was the Jersey Jam, where he finally saw the nail delay in a routine. Stork says the world is full of Muggle’s, AKA the people that don’t know the magic. In contrast, he says the Frisbee tribe draws in a particular type of person who is open to new experiences, interested, and interesting. Is Frisbee the fountain of youth? Have you seen the aliens walking amongst us?

Read more about Stork in this indepth article.

Poll: Which Freestyle Frisbee Training Tools Have You Used?

Training ToolsAs we learned in the poll “How Many Hours of Practice Does it Take to Be Proficient at Freestyle Frisbee?, this sport can take a life-time to master. That’s where training tools come into play. Discs like XDISC that make spinning the disc on one’s finger easier, allowing for exploration of nail delay tricks. The Whiz Ring which makes air brushing easier, allowing for practice in light breeze and no broken blood vessles in the your hand. The Newbie Nail and other fake nail alternatives don’t require glue. And, of course, the Z-Machine removes the need to throw to yourself and can spin the disc faster than anything else. Personally, I am a believer in these tools and have used each one for both my own training and to teach others. In this poll, let’s find out:

Which Freestyle Frisbee Training Tools Have You Used?

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