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Re: Butler

Post by Tripp » 18 Sep 2019 17:03

Recently, I've decided it's time to really get consistent with easy tricks that I've neglected throughout my entire footbag 'career'. Double Downs today.
- DDD > Barfly > DDD > Barfly first time ever
- My personal consecutive Barfly record went from 4 to 10 in a single attempt

EDIT - also hit my first bsos Scorpion's Tail
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Post by Muffinman » 20 Jan 2020 10:08

Siiick. Congrats! Consecutive barflies feel soooo good. A single attempt to hit 6 more than you ever have before is insane!

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Post by Tripp » 19 Mar 2021 10:41

Progression. I've been playing a lot lately and I plan on pushing my game pretty hard in the upcoming months.. 8)
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Post by boyle » 21 Mar 2021 21:51

You are really charging lately, looking forward to see what you come up with during the Worlds time.



For example.

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Post by Tjuggles » 21 Mar 2021 23:58

Living up to the name I see. Holy cow!
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Post by cammel » 25 Mar 2021 08:10

Wow!! 8O Totally awesome stuff.

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Post by Tripp » 26 Mar 2021 10:25

Haha, thanks guys. :)

Funny story... the other day I brought my gear with me to work so I could go shred right afterwards. Turns out I forgot my shorts. I didn't feel like driving home to get them, so I just said screw it and played in my boxers. Felt weird at first, but I played exceptionally well. Like really good. My stepping ducking sets had never been more confident.

I've now played 8 out of the last 11 days. My legs are hurting but I plan to keep going.
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Post by mtoolan » 28 Mar 2021 09:06

Tripp wrote:
26 Mar 2021 10:25
Funny story... the other day I brought my gear with me to work so I could go shred right afterwards. Turns out I forgot my shorts. I didn't feel like driving home to get them, so I just said screw it and played in my boxers.
Ahhh...Bowler style. Might have to try this out.
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Post by Tripp » 28 Mar 2021 12:29

No doubt! Must be one of the super secrets to getting good lol.
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Just got done with a 2 hour session that could arguably have been the best session I've ever had in my life. Lots of big tricks BSOS, another Nemesis with deep dexes, a couple dense 30+ contact strings, and a kind-of-a-big trick that I've only ever hit once before way back in (probably) 2006 or something.

Don't really want to say too much just in case I actually decide to take part in worlds, that way I'll actually have some surprises saved up.
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Post by Muffinman » 28 Mar 2021 15:34

Ooh, exciting. Good job in the 2 hour session. That must’ve felt amazing!

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Post by cammel » 30 Mar 2021 13:50

Tripp wrote:
28 Mar 2021 12:29
Don't really want to say too much just in case I actually decide to take part in worlds, that way I'll actually have some surprises saved up.
Don't worry, your secrets are safe with modified. There's only about four of us here!

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Post by boyle » 31 Mar 2021 02:07

Excited with what you come up with at the Worlds, I think another podium finish might being coming for you, especially if you can pull out some of these wild moves again.

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Post by Tripp » 01 Apr 2021 15:34

cammel wrote:
30 Mar 2021 13:50
Don't worry, your secrets are safe with modified. There's only about four of us here!
Haha zing!
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31 Mar 2021 02:07
Excited with what you come up with at the Worlds, I think another podium finish might being coming for you, especially if you can pull out some of these wild moves again.
My legs hurt just thinking about the stuff I want to try.
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Post by Tripp » 12 Jun 2021 20:09

Had a short session today, but ended up hitting what may have been my longest guiltless run ever. Right around 45 contacts. It about killed me lol. 30+ contacts is still pretty rare for me, so this felt awesome.

Also hit High Plains Drifter both sides for the first time ever.
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Post by mtoolan » 13 Jun 2021 08:19

Man, we've got to play again soon. Ben is injured at the moment and I'm heading to Utah for work for about a month, so there's that. Maybe later in summer if it doesn't interfere with your world's filming?
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Post by Tripp » 15 Jun 2021 07:07

What happened to Ben? Did he get his feelings hurt?

And I'll be around. Just shoot me a text when you're available for a session.
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Post by Muffinman » 20 Jun 2021 14:33

Props on HPD bs. That is such a deceptively hard trick!

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Post by Tripp » 24 Oct 2021 14:45

After about 4 years of drilling it pretty frequently, I think I finally figured out how to do a proper Furious set on my flipside (which is now probably my strong side). For years, I tried all kinds of different stuff like turning towards the side, or setting the bag semi-laterally, or trying different dexing motions like whirling-stepping or stepping-quantum-ish. Very late in a long session recently after my legs were super tired, I decided to mess around with it a little. I found that if I do just a very miniscule 'hop' backwards with my dexing leg and then just do an uptime barrage motion, the bag would come up at a fairly high height and I was pretty consistent with it.

Fast forward to my session today. Everything was on point. I hit Nemesis on 2 consecutive attempts and then a 3rd time within 10 attempts. I ended up hitting it 5 times in a single session.

I also hit Triple Mirage on first attempt both sides. My sights are set on that Triple Torque (haven't come "close" yet, but it's on my radar for sure).

Today wasn't my biggest session as far as huge tricks and super lengthy runs go, but I was very consistent with everything including dense runs and drills. It was probably one of the best "feel good" sessions of my life. Expect to see some new Furious set trick from me soon. :)
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Post by boyle » 06 Nov 2021 20:59

Triple torque! (Not hit yet, has that been hit at all? I'm guessing yes, but sounds crazy). I saw a couple of clips of you doing some furious stuff recently, looking strong.

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Post by cammel » 12 Dec 2021 16:26

Cool to hear your perspective on furious sets. I've definitely had the same thoughts about whether I should be thinking about it as a single motion or if breaking it down into whirling stepping or stepping quantum would be more helpful. Whenever I try to do work on it again I'll keep your little backwards hop in mind!

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