Category: Question/Answer

Cuffing: Changing the discs angle

Since I saw the finals of the Amsterjam I was very impressed, how some Players can handle the disc in really strong winds. Pipo Lopez showed me the basics of the cuffing technique and when I went home to Berlin, I tried to use it. But everytime I touched the outer rim, the disc just fell down or lost almost all the z’s.

What is the best way to learn manipulating the discs angle? Do I need a strong wind or is it possible to learn cuffing indoors?

Dear Santa Claus (Caro Babbo Natale),

Dear Santa Claus,
in this year I had been soooo good & nice!
So, I want (desire) some gifts from you:
1) I deside other videos, in Shrednow. I like old videos, very nice, but I like more see the "artist" that I know well: Murphy, Lewis, Oberhous, Pat Marron, Paul Kenny….and Arthur Coddington, a strange but very good player.
2) I desire (but maybe is impossible for you too, make this gift…) I deside so much see one video about a player that I loved but is 15 years that I havent his notice: his name is Kon, is an English player, a fantastic, incredible player. He won the European Freestyle Championship in 1986 with Clay & Bibo…
He played with another fantastic player: Adrian. The last time I see him, was in 1989 at Essex, at the WFDF.
I dont have notice about him…the best is have notice, the best nr.2 is see one video about Kon…
OK, Santa Claus, thank you. And I promise you that I will every soooo good & nice with freestylers!
Kiss & peace

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I’m going too against…

I think it’s about 6 month ago when I made my first against the spin, all day and night trying hard the simple inside crank, and finally pulling it out after a lot of practice!

Then not tired yet I wanted to achieve the next level: the outside crank with the other hand (left hand for me ‘cos I’m counter). After much time, many videos and a learned reverse delay with both hand I was pretty good to make against crank with both hands in a combo. I was pretty sure those againsts were enough for now, but after FPAW I came back to Trieste(my city)and started to try obsessed the skid, the birth, the juice and the amphibian.

Now I’m so excited about making againsts combination, with no pauses between them, I’m a bit worried, because before the againsts, I was practicing with many things (body spins,crazy catches,pulls,tips,holds), and now I can’t simply go for a body spin entire learning session…I try to start with other tricks, but I always finish the session learning just another against, another combo of them. I wish to dedicate not so much time to the againsts but it seems they are stronger than my will.

What should I do?

Should I return to the ‘natural’ way?

And also…I know there are some against combos as "alien birth", and some other…Can someone explain them to me, maybe if I can do them (or if I can find out they’re too difficult) I can stop to practice the againsts (for a while) and dedicate more time to the other great variety of tricks in freestyle!