People stop and watch freestyle jams all the time. Some whip out their smart phones or video cameras and film the action. Only rarely does video footage surface. Here’s one featuring Roger Meier and Doug Simon from a winter bandshell jam in NY’s Central Park.
What other “civilian” video clips of freestyle have you found?
On a glorious summer evening in Cologne, the local freestylers (joined by John Coxhead from the UK) head out for a jam. As they play, Sacha Scherzinger pulls out of the bag what may well be a new move… not only this, he goes on to repeat it several times… see for yourself… (name suggestions welcome!)
If you have performed this move, or a similar one, or have seen somebody else pull it off, leave a comment!
UK Freestyler John Coxhead recently participated in his University’s Talent Show ‘UCLAN’s GOT TALENT’. Under the moniker of Frisboy, John out-performed the other 50 acts and took 1st place in the contest! A video of his performance at the live final (which took place in 1500 capacity venue) can be seen below.
As a result, the profile of Frisbee Freestyle was hugely boosted across the the university campus which is home to 30,000 students.
His winning routine at the live final is also his audition for a bigger, national competition called ‘UNI’s GOT TALENT’. The event, which is due to get full TV coverage, will be a fantastic opportunity to publicise Frisbee Freestyle all over the UK. Please VOTE at this link (it’s free!) to get Frisboy entered into the Grand Final… http://www.unisgottalent.com/video/133/Frisboy–UCLAN
Indulge me for a bit. As I prepare for my fifth trip to Rimini and my third to Paganello, I find myself remembering my first trip. Watching the Secrets of Pro Disc Freestyle Volume 2 this week, I saw some footage I had never seen from the 2003 FPAW pairs final. Z’s footage. Fabio sent me his footage a long time ago, but I had not seen any other angles. There are just a few clips on Vol 2, but Z posted the whole thing (3 of the 4 minutes of the routine) on YouTube this week. Thanks Z.
Rimini is very special to me, mostly for the people I have met there and the friendships that deepen every time I return. It’s also special because of the 2003 FPAW pairs title Dave and I won there. It was the first FPA pairs title won in Europe, but more than that it was the competitive round I still consider our peak. Conditions were horrible. Pressure was on. And somehow we both found the zone.