Welcome to Balinor's Footblarg
I have been posting my shred session details in the BCS blog since the start of the year, and I have decided to move into my own blog. I will copy all my recorded shred sessions this year so far into this post for record keeping.
Dunedin, New Zealand
University student. 3rd year BSc, Major: Computer Science.
Hiphop and DnB, most rock and ska, Christian worship music, RnB and soul.
Video editing (see Australian Nationals 2006 Video
), Computer games (mainly RTS), Programming (mainly in C).
I'm in a long term relationship with my other half Katie, we have been together for over 2 years and plan to marry when I can afford a ring.
I go to a local Apostolic Church and lead a life group of guys from uni through the student ministry.
Summary of my game at this moment (19/6/06):
I decided last night that I like my style except I need to relax (especially my arms) more, especially on bops, my butterfly and osis are ugly because I can't do them easily, I need to do more atomic and stepping in my shuffle and my game would look cooler if my ducks were done higher and more consistently cleanly.
My game could use more drifters and dlos and I should put eggbeaters in more now I can do them, I also could do with midstring blenders to improve string variety. I need to learn normal whirls very well and use them with bops to give my bails more variety.
I need to use a bigger variety of spinning moves (ie not spinning clipper all the time) I would like to include spin osis, merkon and especially gyro mirage.
I need to do more illusions (pdx illusion).
On the bright side, my fairys and spins look good to me, my ducks are pretty consistent, when I do them my atomics look mint and my stepping looks good to.
Yeah, that's pretty much me.
Videos I have made:
The first footbag video I ever made
(Omg I can’t believe how crap that was
Australian Nationals 2006 Video
Modified Online Footbag Competitions
Australian Nationals 2006 Competition footage
My footbag.org gallery where all my random videos go
This years shred sessions:
Jan 24, 2006
Solo Session 1
: 30 mins (Total since 24/01/06: 30 mins)
: Clip set pickups (prep for whirls), Switch (prep for double switch)
: Horrible session lol, stupid sunburn, hit double switch again on good side. It was a short lazy session, not surprised after already shredding several hours today.
Jan 25, 2006
Solo Session 2
: 2 hours 30 mins (Total since 24/01/06: 3 hours)
: Clip set pickups, Switch, flip double dex, eggbeaters, started learning butterfly
: 33 contacts of butterfly > pdx mirage, 18 consec infinities. Butterflys are coming along pretty well. Still don't know why i'm doing them :p.
Eggbeater bsos, too lazy to work more on it. Footed flip double out atw. 40 contacts of op clip > pickup. 7 contacts of switch > switch lol. Double switch a few times on good side, still no flip side. Can downtime whirl on flip side... the pickups worked.
Jan 26, 2006
Solo Session 3
: 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 4 hours)
: Butterfly, Osis, flip double dex, kicking, flip spins.
: Somehow broke my osis and infinity records, not by much though. Infinity: 20, osis: 21. Got a pitiful 40 kicks. 4x flip spinning clip and hit a few spinning drills with ducking clips and infinities.
From the shred earlier that day: 7 atomsmashers, rubberman without butterflys. I will try hit it with butterflys soon.
Jan 27, 2006
Solo Session 4
: 4 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 8 hours)
: Atw, datw, mirage, illusion, osis, stepping from butterfly, legbeater.
: This solo session wasn't exactly solo, but me and Toby spent the time schooling our own concepts and helping each other so i'm treating it as a solo session. I don't remember anything that especially stood out, but I got legbeater good enough to hit bsos and hit 3 ripwalks in a row, I have a lot of trouble stepping from butterfly, I hit 20something contacts of stepping toe > ss butterfly rpt.
The best part was at the end when me and Tob decided it was time to get back to basics! We had turns setting new records for all atws and mirage and illusion. Mine are...
Good atw- in:27 out:15
Flip atw- in:7(rofl) out:12
Illusion- good:20 flip:10
Mirage- good:59 flip:55
Toby beat me at all the atws except flip out or something (he hit 37 in atw first try
) and I skooled his ass with illusion and mirage
Jan 28, 2006
Solo Session 5
: 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 9 hours)
: Fairy, basics.
: Mainly fairy this session, couldn’t play too long because gf was there and she was getting board. I had to have a session today though!.
Fears: 17good 8Flip
Fairy legovers: 10 alternating?
Fairy ss mirage: 12alternating?
Fairy ss pickup: 15good 3Flip
Fairy clipper > pdx mirage drill: 30 contacts (finally!)
Beat flip in atw record: 9
Beat flip illusion record: 18
Jan 29, 2006
Solo Session 6
: 3 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 12 hours)
: Infinity, bops, whirls, guiltless.
: Toby got 25 infinities, and I declared that it was a fluke, he argued that he just doesn't try most of the time. The I hit 25 infinities, and he proved me right by trying for half an hour and not getting over 20 again
I have been taking my bop(I use the word bop to mean easy 3's instead of butterfly-osis-pdx mirage) drill more seriously, and I hit 19 contacts of it (Osis>Infinity>Ducking clip rpt). That was a nice surprise.
We hit our sick3s and sick1s at the start of the session. I didn't try very hard and hit some pretty easy entries, but I still like them. Toby actually had to try for once to hit a sick3 lol, he normally flukes it first try :p.
Toby helped me a bit more with whirls. I hit whirl bsos, pdx whirl and 3 whirls in a row on good side. Still much work to be done
Jan 31, 2006
Solo Session 7
: 4 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 16 hours)
: Legover, Pickup, osis, fairy, atomic, ducking butterfly, infinity, whirl, bubba, atw, eggbeater, switch.
: Toby hit like 17 pickups and criticized my flip in-atw, so I hit 42 pickups
, then I hit 33 legovers first try and couldn’t be bothered trying again, i'm surprised I didn't get more than pickups.
I hit 42 contacts of legover > out-atw rpt, and Toby hit 37, which infuriated him. Also 40 contacts of op clipper > ss legover rpt was a pleasant surprise.
Somehow 76 contacts of osis > ss clipper rpt, but only hit 17 osis today.
Hit 12 contacts of fear > fairy ss mirage rpt, need to work on flip fairy ss mirage.
New atomsmasher record... 8
. Also tap > atomsmasher rpt for the 2nd time.
I hit 27 infinities, my new record. Also ducking butterfly > infinity > infinity > ducking butterfly from both sides, and ducking butterfly b2b
Whirls were next, whirl > ducking whirl rpt, then I tried tapping whirl and hurt my knee, end of whirls for the day
Stopped for half an hour to shower (in an attempt to subdue the horrible chaffing! Damn those lined shorts!).
Toby hit whirl war 1
that was super cool. He also hit ducking butterfly > whirl rpt :O.
I hit 18 contacts of bubba > ss clip rpt, and then a few eggbeaters on each side. Flip eggbeater is feeling much better.
I hit like 10 switches and a few double switches on my good side, still no cigar on flip out datw, or flip dbl switch
Highlight of the shred was probably my second ever 5add bsos, F***ing butterfly
. (The first was fairy ducking osis).
Things I didn't do that I should have: Blender, torque, butterfly > pdx mirage, flip spinning, GYRO!
Feb 01, 2006
Solo Session 8
: 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 17 hours)
: Butterfly, osis, whirl, double atw, tiltless.
: We played with Toby's new wonder bag yesterday, and today I couldn’t play with my own bag because it sucks compared to that beast from yesterday. So I got like 10 osis, and after ages of trying (and a random call from Alex lol) I hit a pathetic 13 butterflys
I managed to get 37 contacts of butterfly > pdx mirage, which was disappointing, I got over 30 a few times which meant a lot of wasted energy, and I wasn't feeling to hot because I had just eaten a lot of Asian food
Had flipside fairy ss whirl off my foot, couldn’t get 2 whirl in a row on flip though. Got 4 whirls in a row good side
. Whirls are improving.
I'm finally getting the dexs right for out datw on bad side! I footed it a bunch of times but tired myself out too much to hit it. Flip double switch will be mine soon!
Feb 02, 2006
Solo Session 9
: 3 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 20 hours)
: Butterfly, osis, whirl, ducking butterfly, drifters, ducking osis, tiltless.
: Today was the first really crap session i've had this year. I would describe it as gut wrenching, I achieved some things, but I had to try so so hard and battle my body and the weather to succeed.
Me and Toby had another team solo session, we played in town because we were waiting for Katie to finish work so we could go eat buffet (unlimited spring rolls, sushi, desert and coke! WOW).
It was a bit windy and cold, and we were playing in public, and I never like schooling in public. For some reason, my infinities totally went to crap since yesterday, it took me all day to get them back, and I still only hit 20, Toby hit 30
I don't normally try very hard on osis, because I don't like it, but I hit 17 alternating, and I hit ducking osis > ducking butterfly bs, ducking osis > infinity > ducking osis, stepping osis > alt clip x5, stepping osis > infinity rpt. My spinning osis still SUCK.
It got pretty windy and my legs were totally dead and my moral plummeting, so we moved round behind the library, this was also a good excuse to escape the 15 year old groupies that kept badgering me and Toby. First they came up and asked me if I would come into the clock tower with them to 'ring the bell', I of course said no, the door will be locked. They disappeared into the tower, and returned minutes later to tell us that the door was indeed locked. They then proceeded to asking us continually to change the music we were playing. They saw system of a down written on Toby's t-shirt and she said "I like system of a down!", and we happened to be playing a system album. She then proclaimed, "this music sucks! Can we change it?"
ahh 15 year olds.
Right so back to the shred, I tried for literally over an hour to hit as many 4adds in one string as I could, but I had no energy, and my legs wouldn’t go past the first few contacts, I kept hitting the first link and then dropping on a pdx mirage or something
. I finally ended up hitting fairy ducking clipper > ducking butterfly > spinning pdx mirage into a string with both blurs, both blizzards, both atomsmashers and one side ducking osis
That's 10 4's in one string.
Toby hit his first reaper, it was massive, I was jealous.
The highlight of the day was my FIRST ever 5>5 link! Fairy ducking butterfly > pdx blender
Totally random, but such an amazing feeling.
At the very end of the 3 hours, I thought right, I am going to try mobius ONCE on each side and then stop. I ended up trying it 4 times, and I hit it on the 4th
YES MY FIRST MOBIUS! That move has evaded me for like a year. Still no flipside
Typically, I didn't stop when I said I was going to, I went for tiltless record (also typically I did this when i'm totally screwed :s), I got 64 2nd try. I can only do better tomorrow!
Edit: Oh I also hit 36 contacts of butterfly > pdx mirage, damn it! Every time I get that far (most of the times I try) I am too stuffed to try again after
Feb 03, 2006
Solo Session 10
: 4 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 24 hours)
: Butterfly, tiltless, DRIFTER, osis, whirl.
: Apart from the warm up and the last half hour or so, this session was almost exclusively drifters (inspired by Jamison). To warm up I hit 73 contacts of mirage>pickup, 42 of illusion>legover, 45 contacts of butterfly > pdx mirage and 32 infinities (Toby later took the infinity title back from me with 32, the blighter
). Also hit a lame 12 osis
, this was at the end when I was stuffed.
Drifters were a (literally) painful experience. I started off doing some drills, I hit toe drifter > drifter > pdx mirage rpt, pdx drifter bsos and pdx drifter > ducking butterfly bs also pdx drifter > ducking pdx mirage bs. Then I hit my new drifter record (4 consec) and finally moved on to fume. By this stage I was pretty exhausted and my stomach ached because I hadn't eaten since 10 hours ago.
First I went for fume BSOS, I hit it with toe stalls in between and it took quite a while, and Toby said "do it in a real string" so I did, first try
I decided I would go eat as soon as I hit fume > ducking butterfly, which should have been easy, but in my state was impossible. I tried so hard it hurt, I would not give up, I finally put everything I had into trying to hit it, and as I went for the 2nd fume it felt like I tore a hole in my side
owwww. I staggered and sat down and decided to forget the fumes and go eat.
After eating I came back and played another hour, drilled butterfly, osis, and hit 16 contacts of osis > butterfly > ducking clipper, everything was feeling pretty pathetic at this stage, so tired. I hit some whirls on each side, tried to work on bad side, and with a hell of a lot of effort hit 5 whirls on my good side :s. I hope I have a good session soon, because the kind i've been having lately are going to kill me soon!
Feb 07, 2006
Solo Session 11
: 30 mins (Total since 24/01/06: 24.5 hours)
: Took far too long to warm up, I think I had a groin strain which needed a lot of warming before it would unstiffen (...that was not meant in any kind of sick way). I hit a pathetic 12 infinities, but enough for Anssi to see the problem, also a few drills of me stepping out of butterfly.
I will have a decent session with Toby today
Feb 08, 2006
Solo Session 12
: 6 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 30.5 hours)
: Ducking/spinning, butterfly, osis, fairy/atomic(half my concepts). Focus on: Stepping out of butterflies.
:I spent over an hour on each concept which was good, so nothing was not given enough time. Warmed up for first half hour with tiltless and some kicks.
Then onto spins and ducks. Hit 20 ducking clippers, took a while to get these back (haven't schooled em recently), then I hit 14 contacts or so of spin clip > duck clip, and a few drills like merkon > butterfly rpt and merkon > fairy clip rpt, 5 consec spin clips on flipside, somewhere between 12 and 17 on good side (I forget).
Butterfly, I hit 20 infinities to warm up, also 12 contacts of Anssi's drill (ss butterfly > osis > pdx mirage rpt) and 17 of my drill (Osis > infinity > ducking clip rpt). Then it was on to stepping out of butterfly. I hit 4 ducking butterflies which was fun, and ducking butterfly > ripwalk bs. Then legbeater > blur > atomsmasher bs (not rpt yet). I managed to hit 5 ripwalks today, up from 3.
Osis was a pain in the ass as always. It took me far too long to hit 16, then I hit osis > ducking osis rpt which was fun as
I did my favourite fairy drill next, fear > fairy ss mirage, I got 12 contacts (old record) loads of times, and finally broke past and got 14, it would have been the 16 I was aiming for, but for no apparent reason I did a fairy ss mirage when I was meant to do a fear and screwed the drill up. AHH!
Atomic was last, I hit legbeater > pdx mirage > atomsmasher each side, couldn’t hit it rpt, was too tired by this stage for hard combos.
Lastly sidewalks, I hit ripwalk into and out of both my sidewalks, too tired to go for rip > side rpt though
Hit over 30 tiltless a few times to warm down, then called Katie
Feb 09, 2006
Solo Session 13
: 1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 32 hours)
: Started out shredding a little to warm up, hit ducking pdx mirage > fairy ducking butterfly and a bunch of fun strings and links I don't remember.
Today was all about whirls. I didn't have long to shred so focused on one component
. I hit ducking butterfly > whirl bs, drifter > whirl bs, infinity > whirl rpt from both sides, 8 contacts of whirl > alt clip rpt, whirl > spinning clip > whirl (one side) and pdx whirl on my flip side and my good side again for good measure which was very pleasing.
The biggest achievement for me today was whirl>whirl on my flipside! Means I am finally controlling it well enough to set straight out of it. I also hit 6 whirls on my good side which I don't know if i've done before?
Oh and I hit pdx tap just to piss Toby off because he was trying to learn nuclear
Feb 24, 2006
Solo Session 14
: 1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 33.5 hours)
: WHIRLS, random stuff.
: Started playing with blenders, hit pdx blender on good side today, and... FINALLY flip side blender!!!!!! YAY!
I hit eggbeater bsos which was nice, pretty much first try so it's good to know they are still there waiting for me.
Then... onto the whirls!!! I really wanted to do some drills to practice setting out of whirl, so I hit:
fairy butterfly > whirl > pdx mirage rpt
clip > whirl > blur rpt
8 contacts of infinity > whirl rpt
osis > whirl rpt
toe whirl > pdx mirage rpt
both pdx whirls feel much better now and I footed pdx whirl b2b at least once.
As for random stuff, I hit inside set quay bsos and inside set rev quay bs, diving ss legover bsos, diving pdx mirage bs
Mar 23, 2006
Had a shred with Toby for 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 34.5 hours)
(This is included because I hit a lot of new moves)
Quantum Smasher (Quantum mirage)
Tripwalk (Quantum butterfly)
Pixie ss osis
Alpine fudge (Fairy ducking illusion) both sides
Osis > blurry whirl (I think?)
Pdx whirl > blurry clipper
Apr 06, 2006
Kicked with Toby today for 2 hours. (Total since 24/01/06: 36.5 hours)
I hit vortex first try and pdx torque first try which was nice, randomly I hit food processor twice in 3 attempts but was too shocked to catch either of them lol. I had bedwetter on my foot but set off in front of me. Also hit some other combos:
Fairy ducking clip > torque bs
Fume > torque
Torque > blur
Torque > butterfly rpt almost
pdx whirl b2b
New move of the day: Forque - fairy torque
I also footed fairy ducking blender, lol random.
Apr 08, 2006
I randomly kicked last night for 2 hours till 2am. (Total since 24/01/06: 38.5 hours).
I started out working on eggbeaters barefoot and hit eggbeater > fairy legover bs.
Then I hit some new moves:
Flipside Figbeater (fairy eggbeater) - barefoot and then in shoes
Spikehammer (alpine blur) - happened surprisingly quickly.
I then tried for like 40 mins to hit flip spikehammer, I was footing it every try for ages, I must have footed it about 30 times, but I didn't seal it DAMN IT!
Apr 10, 2006
Solo Session 15:
1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 39.5 hours)
Drifters, whirls, atomic, eggbeater, torque, blender, butterfly, osis, ripwalk, ducking butterfly, ducking osis, ducking clip.
Covered quite a lot! Here are the main cool stuff:
23 ducking clips in small space first try.
4 ducking butterflies.
ducking osis x2 both sides.
ducking clip > spinning osis > ducking clip bs (my spinning osis SUCKS)
tap > atom rpt (not hard but my flip atomic is so crap now it made it hard)
5 ripwalks from each side
12 osis (tried loads, man my osis suck)
torque > infinity > torque
hit blender on flip lol
blender > pdx blender off foot on good side
3x whirl on flip, 13x whirl good side
New 5add: Flipside blurry whirl
Apr 14, 2006
Solo Session 16:
1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 40.5 hours)
Osis > infinity > ducking clip rpt
Me and Toby both did this drill for like an hour, him using it to link guiltless and me to try learn osis properly. We both got something out of it but it didn't get much out of us, we hit a pathetic number of contacts each.
During warm-up I hit a string with fairy whirl and pdx whirl in it, but it was lame. I also hit a new 5add:
(i'm fairly sure this gets x-dex)
New moves on Tuesday:
Fairy spinning butterfly
Apr 18, 2006
Solo Session 17
: 1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 42 hours)
: Blenders, osis, stepping ducking.
: I started the night hitting fairy ducking clip > ducking osis > blender, which just made me wana shred way more.
To get warmed up I hit ducking osis > ducking clip rpt and ducking osis > osis rpt. Also went over my osis > butterfly > ducking clip drill a few times.
I hit eggplant > fairy ss blender and blizzard > fairy ss blender but nothing out of fairy ss blender but a hand catch
I hit blender > blurry whirl but missed the hand catch, also hit pdx torque twice within 3 tries which felt good, learning osis properly has helped to no end, I also hit pdx blender first try and it felt really osisy
My flip blenders are feeling much stronger, I could hit them quite a big % of tries. I hit blender bsos again. I figured out I can spin out of my goodside blender so I hit blender > spinning clip and blender > spinning pdx mirage.
To finish the night I played with stepping ducking, footed flipside spikehammer but didn't hit it
, I hit it on good side pretty quickly and then hit ripped warrior on both sides.
: 2 new 5adds...
fairy spinning pdx mirage
Apr 20, 2006
Solo Session 18
: 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 43 hours)
: Anssi's challenges
: Anssi challenged me to hit a bunch of stuff on msn, here is what I hit:
Fairy whirl bsos (flip fairy whirl for the first time lol)
Blurry whirl bsos
Fairy gyro mirage > fairy spinning clipper
Flipside fairy gyro pickup > fairy spinning hand catch... doh
Alpine fairy legover b2b
: Flipside: fairy spinning clipper, fairy gyro mirage, fairy gyro pickup, fairy whirl.
Goodside: Fairy gyro pickup.
May 13, 2006
Solo Session 19
: 4 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 47 hours)
: Ducking butterfly, guiltless, toe whirls, cool combos, blurry whirl, pdx blender
: I hit...
16 contacts of toe whirl > pdx mirage rpt
21 ducking clips
osis > infinity > ducking clip into every string for about an hour (must get good at BOPs!)
Tomahawk (no seal)
Blurry whirl > spinning clip
A string with Blurry whirl, both fairy ducking butterflies and one fairy ducking osis (4 5's in one string, most i've done I think?)
ducking pdx mirage > fairy ducking butterfly bs
ducking pdx mirage > fairy ducking clip rpt
Some tripless, two strings I remember: fairy ducking clip > ducking butterfly > ducking pdx mirage > fairy ducking butterfly... and
ducking butterfly > blur > fairy butterfly > blur > fairy butterfly > pdx whirl drop
I think my tripless record is only 6 or 7, I should try and beat it.
I spent a lot of time doing (osis > infinity > ducking clip) rpt > string with some concept that I always forget to put in my guiltless strings (eg, dlo, whirl, pdx whirl, eggbeater).
About 20 unclean toe barrages (according to Toby)
8 ducking butterflies! Hahaha Toby! I'm in the lead again!
4xosis > 4xinfinity>(pdx mirage > fairy clip rpt)>pdx mirage > fairy legover > butterfly > spinning clip as my last string for the day
(which means I can do bops with no energy left which is good)
: Try to blow the snot in my nose into a nice lump on the ground but end up with it all over my white shorts
Oh and flip ps mirage lol, I just realised I have hit ducking ps mirage on flipside before I even hit ps mirage on that side
May 22, 2006
Solo Session 20
: 2.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 49.5 hours)
: Everything (except eggbeaters damn it!)
: I recorded everything I could remember on my pda last night right after I kicked so I can just copy n paste that now, how flippin handy is that?
My original intention was to shred guiltless and try get good strings, my first string was 18 contacts and I think it was the only string I did that night
I ended up (as usual) coming up with all kinds of drills I could do to work on things, I focused a lot of flip clipper (using flip whirl and flip diving clipper to improve it):
32 consec flip clippers (meh crap)
19 contacts osis>infinity>duck clip
Whirl > dive clip rpt x 2 (both sides, took ages on flip)
gyro clip > spin clip rpt (good for gyros)
Butterfly > blurry legover > fairy butter (stepping out of butterfly)
Dive clip > dive osis (used to work flip dives)
Osis > infinity > ducking butterfly rpt
Spinning osis > infinity > ducking clip rpt
Diving osis > infinity > ducking clip rpt
>>>>>>>Note to self: do bop drill with ripwalk instead of infinity...
Pdx Whirl > infinity > infinity > pdx whirl from both sides
Mini rubberman (legbeater>ripwalk>blur rpt) bs - first try on good side (didn't know how easy this drill is
Butterfly > gyro mirage > dlo rpt (working gyro out of butterfly, flip dlo)
Flog bs (was trying to hit it bsos, my flogs have degraded
Pdx Drifter > duck clip rpt (setting straight out of pdx drifter, missed the last duck many times)
Toque and blender bsos (maintenance)
I am very happy with these things because it means I have improved the 3 things that I need most: gyro, osis and stepping from butterfly.
: Just when I thought my game had gone down the tube and I would never hit a new move....
- Finally! Woohoo! Gyro is improving on flip
I also hit good side vortex a few times, felt pretty good.
- for the 2nd time ever! It was such a fluke last time, this time I was footing it all over the place.
and it felt as easy as good side, this is possibly the hardest move I have hit on my flip. Damn the felt good. (also my first new 5add in aaaaaaaaagggggggeeeeesssssss.)
May 31, 2006
Solo Session 21:
2.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 52 hours)
Ducking, infinity, pdx whirl, guiltless, whirls, blenders, ripwalks.
Interesting session, started out just stringing and playing guiltless run length with Toby. The longest he got to was like 8 contacts and I hit 26 guiltless which included most of my concepts so I was happy with that.
Me and Toby ended up competing the rest of the day actually lol. Because of it I hit:
26 ducking clippers (new record by 1
26 infinities (haven't done these in ages)
13 osis (ow
, he hit 19)
4 pdx whirls (hahaha equalled Toby's record!)
5 flipside whirls lol
10 or so good side whirls (they are worse
3x ducking osis on good side, footed 3 on flipside
ducking osis > ducking butterfly rpt
I also hit blender bsos, pdx whirl > blur on both sides, blurry whirl > blur on good side, fairy ducking butterfly > blurry whirl 2nd try, way easier now.
I hit some good shuffle strings with atomic and stepping more than usual today and my fairys were feeling much tighter
Starting playing everyday here
Jun 05, 2006
Solo Session 22:
1 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 53 hours)
BOPs, touched on everything else.
I hit pdx blender bs within a few attempts, that was the only thing worth mentioning about last night.
Felt tight chested the whole hour, maybe because it was so cold and I was pretty tired.
For the first time ever I actually couldn’t make myself try harder. I just couldn’t be bothered hitting the combos and when I did try I just got really exhausted.
Anyway... over 10 infinities, osis, ducking clip. About 30 contacts butterfly > pdx mirage. bs blender, torque, eggbeater, about 14 contacts of butterfly > blur, atomsmasher b2b, pdx whirl b2b, double legover > drifter bsos.
Jun 06, 2006
Solo Session 23:
1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 54 hours)
Spins and ducks, fudge, toe whirl
All I can remember:
34 contacts of ducking clip > spinning clip - that felt good especially in my limited space.
fairy legover > fairy illusion rpt
fairy illusion > atomsmasher rpt
6 contacts of toe whirl > blur rpt
Jun 07, 2006
Solo Session 24:
2.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 56.5 hours)
BOPs, touched on everything else.
Had a filming session so I won't spill too much of the beans, but things that the camera missed:
Fairy ducking osis > blur one side and fairy ducking osis > blurry legover the other side.
Hmm, i've forgotten everything else.
Jun 08, 2006
Solo Session 25
: 1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 57.5 hours)
: Pdx whirl, bops, blender, pdx blender.
: Started out playing in the kitchen n I was pretty stiff so warmed up with some BOP combos, trying to make sure I can hit everything out of everything really easily. Anyway, I hit:
blender > pdx illusion bsos (or was it bs?)
Pdx whirl > diving clip rpt
Blurry whirl > blizzard > fairy... toe (damn) on good side
Lots of blurry whirls on flip... (I just thought of a sweet sick3!)
Pdx blender on flipside like 4 times in a row
(not consecutively), I just looked at the form on my good side and tried to copy it and it worked!
Jun 09, 2006
Solo Session 26:
1.5 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 59 hours)
Osis, osis, osis and more osis. Ducking clips, infinities.
It was jolly cold tonight, I could tell because I finished the shred and was able to put a t-shirt on immediately without soaking it in the process
Osis is the most frustrating move in footbag.
I started out with a warm-up combo which I eventually hit:
Spinning osis > ducking clip > ducking clip > spinning osis > ducking clip > ducking clip > spinning clip > ducking clip > spinning clip > ducking clip > diving clip > ducking clip > diving drop... (meh close enough).
12 dexless, equal my record
Moved on to trying to hit a lot of bops:
10 infinities > 10 ducking clips > dropped on 9th osis...
I hate osis.
I just worked osis > osis for a while.
Then I did osis > far osis and got 10 contacts? Average, was really gunning for 12.
Then I tried osis > osis again and hit 18, which is the most i've hit for a while.
Spent the last 5 mins on infinity and ducking clip:
24 infinities I think, haven't done consec in ages (note to self: do infinities every night!)
31 ducking clips, new record, they felt really easy which was nice because they have been a real struggle lately, I must remember to school these every night too.
I wanted to try some big combos but it was too cold to get warm enough + I was exhausted from little sleep + I am still recovering from the runs earlier today
Jun 10, 2006
Solo Session 27:
1.5 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 60.5 hours)
Bops, blenders, blurry whirls.
I hit a few solid blurry whirls on flipside, but then lost them
, hit it first try I think good side, felt solid enough so I left it there. I practiced blenders for quite a while, especially flipside, I managed blender > infinity > infinity > blender which took way longer than it should have, but hey, practice makes perfect
Tried to hit some torques, managed one unsealed torque both sides DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Flip I hate torques so flippin much right now, they are just totally gone, they take way too much energy and it just feels like I can't him them, even though my osis has improved lately. SCREW YOU TORK!
Ended with some bops, I hit 26 infinity, 14 osis, 26 ducking clips, 28 butterfly > pdx mirage and 26 fairy clip > pdx mirage I think, close to those numbers anyway, all of them were close to first try, wasn't really bothered to push the limits, pretty pleased with how the felt which is the main thing.
Jun 11, 2006
Solo Session 28:
2 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 62.5 hours)
Bops, pdx whirls, blenders,
Finally! For the first time in age I hit new moves and felt improvement in my game last night
Started off warming up whirls, I hit merkon > toe whirl rpt and gyro mirage > toe whirl rpt.
Did some blenders, I hit blender > ducking clip > ducking clip > blender, only sealed it one side though.
Then I moved onto pdx whirls, new pdx whirl record: 6
BOPs were pretty average, 15 osis, 24 infinity, 18 ducking clips, all were a little bit off, i'm not too worried though. I hit 18 contacts of osis > infinity > ducking clip.
I decided to school dlo and drifter so I hit pdx drifter > ducking clip rpt from both sides and pdx dlo > fairy ss mirage bs.
Also hit dlo > drifter rpt and 20 contacts of dlo > op toe rpt
Flipside symp whirl
Matador - it was weird, I have been trying to hit it on my left side and been close for a while, but last night I hit it on right side which i've never tried before and still couldn’t hit left side
Jun 12, 2006
Solo Session 29:
2.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 65 hours)
Bops, fairy sets, stepping sets.
I played for an hour longer than intended, and i've forgotten heaps of what I hit but i'll try list some progress:
35 infinities (new record)
17 osis (bleh)
22 ducking clips (bleh)
19 contacts of osis > infinity > ducking clip
55 contacts of butterfly > pdx mirage (new record)
Spent the next wee while testing out the video function on my PDA.
17 contacts of fear > fairy legover rpt
8 contacts of stepping clip > blurry clip rpt
sidewalk > ripwalk rpt (man my stepping sets really suck!)
8 contacts of fairy butterfly > blur rpt
blurry whirl > ducking clip > ducking clip > blurry whirl (flip bwhirl improving slowly)
ducking osis > ducking butterfly > ducking butterfly > ducking osis (to finish with)
I didn't even think about new moves, spent way too long playing with PDA, I need to keep pushing my drills past 4 contacts to get any kind of consistency.
Jun 13, 2006
Solo Session 30:
1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 66 hours)
I didn't have much time to kick and I had been sitting studying all day so I didn't feel like last nights session would be too good, but I surprised myself a few times
My first string of the night, I did some tiltless to warm up, and broke my record
New Tiltless record: 106 contacts
It may have been 116, I think I counted from 60-70 twice
but i'll call it 106. I'm glad to have finally broken 100, it's been a goal for a while.
Infinities were a withered shadow of last nights record breaking performance, I managed 20 eventually
doing over 100 contacts straight off the bat pretty much killed my legs for the rest of the night so it wasn't too surprising.
Osis next, broke my record, not by much though:
New Osis record: 24
- 3 more than previous record I set like 6 months ago.
Next I did ducking clippers, didn't expect much because of tired legs, but first try I broke my record by more than double
New ducking clipper record: 60
- to a hand catch
(I was screwed)
Went pretty downhill from there, I tried to do midtime whirls like Vasek does, I hit 3 on my good side and 2 on my badside, I was appalled, I can hit 6 pdx whirls but can't break 3 whirls
defiantly something wrong but by this stage I was too wasted to fix it, i'll school whirls again next shred.
Jorden Moir once told me, "Never finish a shred on a bad note", and I always try not to, so I hit a string to finish that had pdx blender and blurry whirl in it
Jun 14, 2006
Solo Session 31:
3 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 69 hours)
Whirls, bops, string length
Well, the session was pretty average really, I find it really hard to adjust to shredding in public after soloing for a long time, and this happened today.
Toby straight off the bat hit like 45 infinities shattering my record by 10, then he was busting symple swirls all over the place, and reverse swirls like they were nothing, and he hit 2 new moves, twirl both sides
, then to make things worse, he hit matador like first try, I hit it too, but it took me longer, I footed it a few times on flip too. Toby also hit some long consistent guiltless strings. The most annoying part of it all is that Toby never schools most of the moves he does, he can just do them
As for me, I played absolutely crap, all my strings sucked and I was dropping basic moves continually. The trouble with warming up doing drills in my solo sessions is that you can't be bothered/don't have time to warm up the same way at a shred which leads to the frustrating inconsistency I experienced today
I hit a new 5>5, fairy ducking butterfly > spinning whirl. Worked on whirls a bit, they suck ass, I just can barely do them, tried to hit some long guiltless strings, the longest I got was like 26 which is flippin crap.
I'm back to feeling like i'm not improving at footbag
Jun 15, 2006
Solo Session 32:
1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 70.5 hours)
Whirls, bops, blenders, dlo.
Pretty productive night:
Pdx blender bsos.
Spinning blender first try
Ducking blender off foot
New 5>5 blurry whirl > spinning whirl, close to my first 5>5>5 now.
16 contacts of pdx mirage > dlo > butterfly - flip dlo much better.
I spent a lot of time trying to do osis properly, doing osis > spinning clip rpt etc.
I hit over 10 osis, over 20 infinity and over 20 ducking clips - couldn’t really be bothered as I don't think schooling consecs is improving my bops.
20 contacts of whirl > alt clip rpt
I want to get a semi consistent nuke set, it will be handy for sick3's.
Jun 16, 2006
Solo Session 33:
1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 72 hours)
Bops, blenders, strings, kicking
Weird shred, I spent ages doing some bop drills like infinity > ss clip rpt and osis > ss clip rpt, and just doing blenders both sides.
I hit pdx blender both sides again, flipside was first try.
Unfortunately I kicked myself in the calf doing pdx whirl, still quite tender
but that slowed me down quite a bit, my calves were pretty stiff anyway. So I decided to try to some strings, the longest I hit was 36 guiltless which is my new record I think, it's a bit of proof that my BOPs are slowing getting stronger, but it's not spectacular.
I spent the last half hour just kicking, practicing all the different kicks, it was boring as crap, but I gotta do it sometime.
Flipside knee stall, flipside pincher stall - LOL
Jun 17, 2006
Solo Session 34:
1.5 hours (Total since 24/01/06: 73.5 hours)
Blenders, Bops, fairy whirl, stepping, atomic
My calf was still a bit sore from kicking myself yesterday, but I played nonetheless.
After warming up I did some blenders just because I love them, they are so much cooler than torques.
I hit far osis > blender rpt and blender > far osis rpt.
Both pdx blenders.
Clip > blender > hand catch rpt x5 then I dropped on the 6th clipper
blender > ducking osis bs, (couldn’t rpt it
I then decided to work the old atomics and stepping sets, so I hit:
- finally! First try from one side, other side took a while.
Then I worked whirls: Fairy whirl > pdx mirage rpt
Finished off with BOPs:
74 contacts of osis > ss clip rpt
66 contacts of infinity > ss clip rpt
22 contacts of whirl > alt clip rpt
20 ducking clippers or something.
Hmm I can't remember anything else I hit, so i'll leave it there.
Triple switch....... with my hands
(Hey it's still hard!)
Jun 18, 2006
Solo Session 35:
1 hour (Total since 24/01/06: 74.5 hours)
New moves, flogs, basic guiltless drills.
I finished studying at 5am this morning and hadn't played footbag that day, so I kicked from 5 till 6am, slept till 12pm and then sat my last exam at 2:30pm today.
I spent most of the time trying to hit a certain new 5add that I didn't end up hitting, footed a few times though.
I hit flog bsos (more like flog > toe > toe > toe > flog lol) and I finished the session with a few guiltless drills strung together like:
dlo > butterfly > pdx mirage rpt > drifter > ducking clip > pdx mirage rpt etc etc
If there was anything else, I don't remember it
Well, quite a few new moves randomly
was quite the exiting morning:
Flipside spinning ducking clipper
Flipside spinning ducking osis
Flipside fairy blender
Flipside food processor
The first 6 i've hit both sides, I also hit it good side first try which felt good
That's 2 weeks of footbag everyday so far.
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