The Principles of Freestyle Footbag

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The Principles of Freestyle Footbag

Post by Jorden » 09 Feb 2016 11:21

The Principles of Freestyle Footbag
By Jorden Moir

PRINCIPLES OF FREESTYLE FOOTBAG

1. Set the footbag in the direction it is heading next.

2. Isolate your body parts. Move only those that need to be moved to execute the trick.
There can be no movement without a fixed point.

3. Remove all unnecessary steps.

4. Spread the trick out over the course of the trick. Recycle your energy.

5. Style is what happens only at the very end of trick development.

6. There can be no upwards movement without a downwards movement first.

7. When your feet lift off the ground, point your toes.

8. To catch the footbag, the surface MUST be perpendicular to the downward trajectory of the footbag.

9. Never drop your shoulders while setting the footbag in front of you.

10. Look down with your chin and NEVER your neck.

11. Keep your hips forward. Always keep your hip, knee and heel aligned.

12. Master a trick at its most basic level (in its indivisible parts) before advancing further.

13. Focus on your breath.
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Re: The Principles of Freestyle Footbag

Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 10 Feb 2016 20:15

I've had a bunch of newer players chat with me recently about your tips here. Long story short, you've really helped a lot of the newer generation with this list and you've certainly generated some hype in the community that is making players put more time into footbag, especially after seeing your College Humor video for the first time. The community thanks you, even if you can't hear it. You've made a couple of my friends/students of the newer gen players really excited that they might have a chance to actually meet you/kick with you in the future... I'm also included in that list of players that hope to meet you and shred with you.
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