A Tribute To Bob Riefer...

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A Tribute To Bob Riefer...

Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 17 Aug 2012 21:32

Bob Riefer was my footbag coach from when I was barely tiltless through when I went Guiltless. Through those few years, he's become a great friend of mine... However, I got sad news the other day that he hung up his Lavers for good.

He's contributed an awful lot to the footbag community... He's hosted a few tournaments in Philly (including getting footbag some views at X-Games in Philly), he's created what was once a huge footbag club (Philly Footworks), he's written a 12-15 page manual about how to run an event, he's even taught David Clavens some of basic footbag before he is who he is... I wanted to pay tribute to him in this thread.

So here are some videos from Bob when he was at/near the peak of his game. He may not have been the biggest shredder in the world... but if it weren't for him, I don't think Dave Clavens would be the person/player he is and I know I would still be a one-sided semi-tiltless bastard child.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2vCOQlz ... ure=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CojvqiGs ... el&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X5wJ0zS ... el&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE-mT6kM ... el&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih3b3Z7X ... re=related


Since he's quit playing footbag, he's been doing a ton of wood-working in his spare time and spending a lot of time with his wife and kids. Oh and he turned his shred barn into a very elaborate wood-working barn. He was a very passionate foootbag player, and he showed me how amazing footbag can be. Thank you, Sensei.

I'm gonna miss that guy.....



Just kidding, we're going out for beers sometime this week :P

Thanks for your time. Hope you like my tribute. He deserves this.
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Re: A Tribute To Bob Riefer...

Post by david » 18 Aug 2012 01:34

I wouldn't be playing if it wasn't for Bob. He is the man and has put a ton of positive energy into the sport. Happy to hear he is following his wood-working passion.
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Re: A Tribute To Bob Riefer...

Post by MathieuGM » 18 Aug 2012 21:19

I miss reading Bob blogs.
I miss talking with Bob in PM.
He is basically one of the only player i'm sad i haven't met yet....

Thanks Bob for being so nice with me back in 2008, when i was still a noob :). I remember talking a lot with you in private message. And i remember you were taking my newbie «concern» and point of view seriously. I leardn that a lot from you. I always try to apy lots of attention to new player, and to treat them the same way i would treat more experienced player.

I still wish to meet you at some point :)!

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Post by g00d33 » 21 Aug 2012 07:58

I never really got to hang out with Bob much (through fault of my own), but I could definitely tell he was a really good guy. Good luck, Bob!
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Re: A Tribute To Bob Riefer...

Post by Max Power » 24 Aug 2012 14:40

Bob is with out a doubt the man! I didn't really know him until later in my footbag carrier but he ran some of my first tournaments and I am forever grateful. I wish I got more chance to kick at his shred barn and I wish that it was still an option but I guess that's just the way life is.
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