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Post by Muffinman » 03 Aug 2020 17:50

Appropriate, thanks Ken!

Haven't played since my last post. Started getting nerve pain down my leg, like sciatica (though my physiotherapist nor back specialist referred to is as such). Hoping to try playing soon. Got a box of tapes from Mathieu GM the other day, originally from Yacine, so converting those at the moment. Have a box from Lon and Daryl arriving probably tomorrow. Both collections have some never before released footage I believe.

Was trying to get clarification on when I actually started freestyling, so I asked my parents and I asked my mentor, the one who got me into footbag, and taught me what ATW was. My parents said 1997, and my mentor said 1999. But I was already doing semi-long runs with 2 adds in 1999, including mirage x2 midstring in a run. Back then my progress was a lot slower, I think maybe because the difficulty cap was so much lower? Or that I had to learn tricks from Job's Notation because videos didn't really exist, and I didn't really have players around me who were a high level? Probably a combination of those factors and others. If that's the case, then I guess I've been playing for 23 years now. I wish I had a better memory so I could confirm one way or the other. I keep flip-flopping every few years when I remember this discrepancy... I remember getting Lavers shortly after seeing She's All That, but I remember playing in skate shoes for a long time before then, so that also lines up... Maybe I was just doing super basics like stalls and fliers for a couple years before I learned tricks?

Anyway, hoping to try a test session maybe tomorrow to see how I feel.

Watching Worlds was a blast. Congrats to all of you who were involved/participated! It was such a great show. So professional. Such a high level of play! Huge props, Ken, for 3rd place!

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bad injury luck!

Post by C-Fan » 04 Aug 2020 11:18

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03 Aug 2020 17:50

Haven't played since my last post. Started getting nerve pain down my leg, like sciatica (though my physiotherapist nor back specialist referred to is as such).
Geez, it feels like you can't catch a break. :(
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I remember getting Lavers shortly after seeing She's All That, but I remember playing in skate shoes for a long time before then, so that also lines up... Maybe I was just doing super basics like stalls and fliers for a couple years before I learned tricks?
Definitely possible. I remember playing in skate shoes for a year before I found freestyle footbag, and I recall having the most basic stalls (toe and outside?) and fliers before then.

Anyway, hoping to try a test session maybe tomorrow to see how I feel.
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Watching Worlds was a blast. Congrats to all of you who were involved/participated!
Didn't you judge one of the events? Would love to hear your perspective on that experience!

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Post by boyle » 05 Aug 2020 02:36

I played for a long time in "Omni" skate shoes. Actually I found out about Lavers and that kind of thing and thought, oh these guys are way too serious.

Eventually I got some Lavers... (however I'm actually regularly now trying to play in any shoes at all to show that you don't really need any particular shoe at all).

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Re: bad injury luck!

Post by Muffinman » 12 Aug 2020 07:06

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04 Aug 2020 11:18
Didn't you judge one of the events? Would love to hear your perspective on that experience!
Yeah, I judged Sick 3 for Open, Intermediate, and Women's.
I went in with the understanding that people would expect execution to be judged very precisely, so I put in 110% effort to slow-mo frame-by-frame every single trick of every single entry multiple times to watch for cleanliness. This was mostly based on some comments Derek made on Facebook, calling out thes pretty blatantly. I documented notes on which elements of which tricks were the, and most players had at least one the component. Probably half had multiple thes. But I found that the effort wasn't really appreciated and it seemed like other judges didn't look nearly as closely as I did, since, say, someone I ranked 15th or so, actually placed top 5. I tried to really stick to the judging criteria, which I found out wasn't really provided to the participants, which I mentioned to the organizers, but again I felt that based on results, other judges didn't follow this as closely. Overall my results were close to the actual results, but with a handful of wild discrepancies.

I think my biggest takeaway from Worlds, aside from how amazingly well the live stream was produced(!), was that I was incredibly disappointed and floored that Jakub Worek didn't make BAP. I'm happy for Rafal, and I think he deserves it (and great BAP name!!), but I feel that Jakub is one of the best players in the world easily right now. I wonder what the deciding factors were for the induction. Not enough clipper like Olaf?

RE: my footbag health, I started a medication for my nerve pain. It's actually an anti-depressant that is also used for nerve pain. The side effects are super wonky, but I thought I felt better after the first day on it, so I tried 20 legovers out of the blue and it was pretty harsh on my leg pain. I'm not supposed to feel effects of the drug until 2 weeks, and then again after another 2 weeks. It's been about 1 week now and not much effect on the pain. On the plus side, I've been trying to fast and control my diet since I can't really exercise, and the drug's biggest side effect is loss of appetite, which is making weight loss a lot easier!

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Worek BAP theory

Post by C-Fan » 12 Aug 2020 13:16

Muffinman wrote:
12 Aug 2020 07:06
I was incredibly disappointed and floored that Jakub Worek didn't make BAP. but I feel that Jakub is one of the best players in the world easily right now. I wonder what the deciding factors were for the induction. Not enough clipper like Olaf?
I wasn't in the BAP meeting so I have no insight on their discussion. If I had to guess/critique, I'd point to various concepts that Worek hasn't mastered yet: spinning, double downs, whirls, torques. He's awesome at the concepts he does use (pixies, ducking, atomic, dlos and eggs, etc.) but it is a bit limited in scope. I also wouldn't be surprised if they expect he can develop a more varied trick vocabulary, and hope that the promise of BAP will motivate him to work on it in the coming years.

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Post by boyle » 13 Aug 2020 01:27

This is the link for the NHK program. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/onde ... o/2073067/

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Post by Tjuggles » 23 Aug 2020 13:22

This was so good.
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