Two sessions in the last three days:
Friday - with Freddie at Independence Park, about 2 & 1/2 hours.
Spent most of the session going for atw> pixie> atw> pixie> atw> pickup> atw> pickup> mirage> legover> mirage> legover. Finally hit it after over an hour, but it was really ugly. Well, the positive side of that is I'm making myself work on longer strings, so now getting to 8 - 10 contacts is not unusual. Objectively, that's a huge improvement in string length from the start of the season. Subjectively, I feel like there's no reason I can't do better. Maybe I'm being too hard on myself.
After that I just wanted to make sure I hit all my 2-dex moves, which is something I hold myself to every session. Like if I'm walking home and realize I forgot about pixie pickup, I can't let it go.
Couldn't think of anything else to do after that. Felt like I was having a really uncreative session, basically. Partially because I couldn't do any ducking or diving (my neck & shoulders were fucked up from carrying potting soil the day before).
But then it started to rain, and I was like "well, guess I don't have to think of any cool moves to do." But then it started to pour, like sheets of rain, so we took cover by the field house. We still had enough room to play, so Freddie started drilling Legbeater & I started drilling DLO. We both hit our moves after god knows how many attempts. So satisfying. I've been trying that move for almost three months, and have been so close so many times. Take that, yahweh!
Sunday - Zeke, Reile, Ronnie, & Freddie at Welles Park, about 2 hours.
Fairy same side Osis
PLO> PLO (first time)
Symp. Mirage BSOS (first time)
Almost Ducking Symp. Mirage again
I wasn't sure if anyone would show up, because of the shitty weather. It stopped raining just before I got to the park, and I just started stretching & warming up when Zeke & Reile showed up. Ronnie was there like seconds later. Freddie got there a little later.
Reile & I freestyled for a little bit, I can't remember what he was going for (atomic DOD? Some kind of DOD) but his leg motions were so fast that I couldn't tell if it was clean or not. I just kept working on that atw> pixie> etc. tiltless drill. Didn't get through all twelve contacts, got to like 7-8 contacts a number of times & occasionally more. Also had a hard time with Pixie Pickup for some reason.
This was only yesterday, but the middle hour of the session is basically blank to me. All I remember was the heat/humidity/blinding sun combo. It was pretty nasty weather. I think most of the highlights above would have been during this time, definitely PLO> PLO, I remember that much at least. And hitting DLO for the second time (after not too many attempts) and that also felt really good, since sometimes I'll hit a new move once, then it'll be like four months before I hit it again. Also tried flip DLO... not yet, but it'll get there.
Reile headed over to the 2square court Zeke had set up, and Freddie & I kept freestyling. I tried symp. mirage BSOS for a little bit, finally hit it in a really ugly string (not tiltless). Tried some Phoenixes, probably another 30 attempts or more, had a couple that came close. Then the Footbag muse whispered "Fairy Osis" into my ear, and I hit it. Yay!
Then my friend Ash from Wisconsin showed up, so we headed off to hang out and have crazy adventures. All in all, a very good weekend, shredwise and otherwise. Although I did forget Tom's birthday, like the asshole that I am.
So, to recap my glorious return to footbag, in the last seven days I've:
Played for 9+ hours
Hit 4 new moves
Drank 5 smoothies, ate 2 power bars
Improved string length
Hit my 12 contact tiltless drill twice
Hit new BSOS & back to back stuff
Cursed god and laughed in his face
Thatz allz I gotz.