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by mattkain
29 Jan 2007 00:59
Forum: Videos
Topic: 'Grounds+Ripwalk' DVD -> NOW SHIPPING!!!
Replies: 99
Views: 13292

Count me in too. Aggressive Grounds is my all-time favorite video.

MK
by mattkain
19 Jan 2007 11:09
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

From the thread that you linked to: And one more word regarding invention, I'm pretty sure the Reverese Swirling Symposium Whirl was Scott Davidson's baby. Wasn't this basically what Scott used to call a double helix ? He would jump in the air, pull both legs together, and sort of do the two dexes t...
by mattkain
19 Jan 2007 10:51
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

This was a long time ago, so it's a little fuzzy, but from what I can remember there was a chick who lived in the same city as James (East Moline i think....) that everyone called "Geesha." Ha. That's great. It doesn't surprise me that he'd have two stories. It is Risden we're talking about. Anyway...
by mattkain
17 Jan 2007 13:33
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

He was possibly the greatest ducker in freestyle history. No doubt about it. I used to watch those two videos from World's '98 over and over and over. I was completely in awe of how unique and stylish Eric Wulff's game was. Thanks for the story, Pete. Please feel free to add more. In fact, there ar...
by mattkain
17 Jan 2007 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

BTW, does anyone know what is the story behind 'zulu'? The Zulu concept comes from the move zulu le loup which is french for "zulu the wolf" (a diving opp butterfly). Any guesses as to who this is named after? Yup, Eric Wulff, master of all things ducking and diving (get it? Wolf = Wulff). When mor...
by mattkain
11 Jan 2007 21:38
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Plus, he's got the LEGENDARY Ocean County Clippers team freestyle routine (I've been hearing rumors about these guys for years, and up till today had only seen a few tiny bits and pieces of this performance; I will say no more...). Greatest footbag moment ever? http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/...
by mattkain
11 Jan 2007 11:37
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

It would be a great idea to digitize all the vhs videos that were published before dvd, with permit from the makers of course. All it takes is a little initiative. Send an email to Eli, Tuan Vu, Sean Wingert, or even Rippin' (who probably has tons of footage), and see what they say. With the right ...
by mattkain
11 Jan 2007 11:29
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

It reminded me that Steve was actually a pretty damn good freestyler, long long ago. Which reminds me, Steve claims to be the inventor of frigidosis . Here's a great post from '03 about the history of the Stanford footbag club with a brief mention about how Jeremy Nevin named smear and smudge . Def...
by mattkain
11 Jan 2007 10:23
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

When footbag dot org first started putting videos on-line, the first one I can remember was a cool little run by Rippin' from about 1993 or 94. Up until recently, this clip could still be found using the wayback machine. I posted a link to it back in November, but it appears to be dead now. See thi...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 15:20
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Where could I find late '80s - early '90s freestyle footage online? You won't find much. Here's some of the earliest footage online: Peter Irish at '95 Western Regionals: http://web.archive.org/web/20041026113851/footbag.org/multimedia/qt/irish1.mov 1996 footage: http://www.footbag.org/gallery/show...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 13:54
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

One of my favorite bits is how nuclear double down received the rather terrible name geesha . James Risden hit this in December of 2000 (although I have also heard that Paul Mestas might have hit it first) and posted to the list about it: Hello, About a week ago, I hit Nuclear Double Down and Big Ap...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 13:36
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Although he probably didn't invent any of these, Eli Piltz definitely gets credit for naming, mastering, and really exploring the possibilities of the following sets: nuclear, blazing, scattered, and shattered. Here's a post from way back in October of '98 where Eli agrees to give the nuclear set it...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 12:35
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

From the same email as above, here's Rippin' talking about the origin of the unappreciated and seldom seen gyro butterfly swirl. You don't hear it much anymore, but this move was originally called spyro gyro : Spryo-Gyro was hit for the first time at the Heart of Freestyle tournament in 1995, Peter ...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 12:32
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Rippin' talking about the origin of torque in a February '01 post to the old footbag.org discussion list: Kenny and I simultaneously invented Torque at the Intermountain Tournament in 1987 , ironically, it started from a mirage bail to an osis, not from a clipper. Seconds later, we both said What ab...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 12:30
Forum: Shred Symposium
Topic: Big Apple Sauce-anyone else than Kenny??
Replies: 35
Views: 9423

From a thread in general footbag, here's Kenny's description of the move:

http://www.modified.in/footbag/viewtopi ... ht=#292253
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 12:24
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Kenny Shults gives the details about the creation of big apple sauce in a January '01 post to the old discussion list: The Sauce The Big Apple was created and hit after about 6 tries by me in 1992 at the American Athletic Games in Central Park, NYC, hence the name. I believe that others in the circl...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Forgot this on my list. Big Walk (surging butterfly) is of course named after Big Add Chad. Chad named surging set in 2000. I believe the set is named after the soda (see Bust Out Now for more). There is some debate, however, as to whether or not Chad actually invented the set or simply popularized ...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 10:44
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Here is our very own Jonathan Schneider talking about the invention of shooting star which many believe to be the first quad dex move ever hit. Notice he calls the move "shoot star" - I believe this is a typo. Maybe Jon can clear this up. This is from May of 2000 on the old discussion list: some big...
by mattkain
10 Jan 2007 10:37
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Mobius is 19 years old??? And how can gyro whirl be the first gyro move if it was hit in '93-'94 and mobius dates back to 1988? Definitely confusing. I've always assumed that what Rippin' meant is that '93-'94 is when the concept of gyro was actually clearly defined and given a name. Even though mo...
by mattkain
09 Jan 2007 22:26
Forum: General
Topic: Origin of footbag nomenclature
Replies: 68
Views: 11576

Rippin' talking about the invention of gyro moves from February of 2001: My partner is correct, gyro-whirl was the first gyro move, I hit it back in 93 or 94 at Dennis Jones' house ( the combo involved a bunch of other whirling moves that I was trying to hit in a row) whirl, symp. whirl, spinning wh...