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Post by Muffinman » 31 Jan 2020 20:35

Hey TJ, thanks for the concern. Yeah, I'm confident it will blow over. Playing footbag again?... I'm optimistic, though don't think it will be any time soon at this rate. I'll definitely come back and post here when I'm playing again, if Modified still exists then lol. It's quite slow, though I do greatly appreciate the work that Daniel (and anyone else?) has put in to keep it alive!

Stopped by a session today to just hang with my friends since Maciej is in town just for this week (he missed Dylan's jam by a day -- too bad). It was Maciej, Dylan Fry, and Alex (and Dylan's wife). All were playing great, and I just watched and chatted with Sonya. We all went for dinner after and that was nice since I'd only come to hang out anyway. Great to see Dylan, and since I'd only briefly met him at a handful of events over 10 years ago -- I don't think I ever had a conversation with him aside from, like, "Hi." He did some sick breakdance moves after footbag, and then his wife did a bunch of handsprings in a row -- apparently she was a professional gymnist years ago -- both were super impressive! Hopefully I'll be able to hang out again before they leave Toronto at the end of March. Alex, Dylan, and Tom Mosher all play regularly once per week, but Tom's shed is quite small so there isn't really room for me to just tag along, I don't think. Also, it's too bad that I didn't make it to Dylan's jam this past weekend, but they're having another in Hamilton (an hour away) next month, so maybe if I'm better enough I'll make the trek to hang. Also, apparently Jorden went to the jam on the weekend, which I found super surprising, considering the drama on Facebook, but I'm also glad he did, and I hope that helped smooth over some stuff for him. I heard that he didn't play so much, and rather spent time coaching others. Anyway... hacky:

Dylan was hitting long contact runs, super smooth obviously. Tons of torques. A nice run with spinning whirl > gyro whirl BSOS, vortexes, lots of mobiuses. Torque > pdx torque repeat. I missed him hitting a marius that he said he hadn't hit in like 10 years. He hit 23 dynos (I think he said his records years ago was like 50??)

Alex was playing solid with long runs. I asked what his butterfly record was, he said 50-ish, and then proceeded to hit 55! Also hit 9 drifters? Legeater BSOS. Some solid toe runs.

Maciej was on fire as always, though he says he doesn't really play that much back home in Poland, since there's nobody else in his city. He hit like 19 barflies? Or 16? Something like that. Like 14 contacts of plasticman. Janiwalkers, whirring swirls, pdx whirling swirls. You know, Maciej.



I've been drawing a lot and playing lots of games. Not much else I can do. Drawing every day since Jan 1 (my Instragram is https://www.instagram.com/chantienyee/). Accctually, almost every day since Oct 1 last year, but I got really sick at Christmas and missed a day, so waited to start again on Jan 1 (an easier day to remember). Also doing an ATW each side once per day since Jan 1; previously I had a record of 2 years straight, but then also missed that when I got sick. For games, I spent a ton of hours 100%ing Witcher 3 -- so good. I'm inching through Pokemon Ultra Moon, which I started like 4 years ago. Also trying to pick up Death Stranding again -- it's so slow. And I just got Thronebreaker for Switch, which is a Witcher Gwent RPG -- heard great things about it and Gwent was my favourite part of Witcher 3!



EDIT: Oooh, I get to do a top post painting. Here's an artist I've been super into lately whose painting style is how I want to paint -- he's got a chunky angular lilt to his paintings, and that's how I work also. I've prepped a few paintings recently, so we'll see if mine come out anything like his brilliant work lol:
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Nice Uribe

Post by C-Fan » 31 Jan 2020 23:33

Yeah, Uribe has an awesome style. Just little things, like how edges are hinted at but not even really drawn.

Glad to hear you are optimistic about a return to playing. I always have my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: Muffinman

Post by boyle » 02 Feb 2020 01:35

TJ's also putting in the work to keep this thing alive. Thinking about some things to do to get a bit more going, but I think just posting.

Few things in your recent posts - first of all - best of luck coming back from these injuries. You've had a really rough run over the years and you do seem like one of the people who takes the most care doing all the exercises and rehab etc. Been seeing a bunch of your drawings come up on Instagram - it does look like getting towards that kind of style.

Great to hear Dylan is back in action. He's got that smooth style and good to hear he could make a comeback from a pretty serious injury. I mentioned before but he spent a fair bit of time in Australia so I got to kick with him a few times when I was starting out in freestyle. Good to hear Alex is continuing improving. The last videos I have seen of him have been impressive, much smoother game.

This Maciej guy just sounds like a beast (or regular Polish player...). Going pretty good for someone who doesn't practice.

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Questions for the Muffinman

Post by C-Fan » 12 Feb 2020 10:36

It'd be cool to do a podcast with you, since you're one of the few people who started around the same time I did who still is active in the community.

On an unrelated topic and just for fun, curious what your answers are for these questions:

1. What is your proudest footbag achievement?
2. What was the best tournament you ever went to?
3. What is the hardest trick you ever hit?
4. Hardest link?
5. What is your favorite video of all time?

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Re: Muffinman

Post by Tjuggles » 12 Feb 2020 16:46

C-Fan wrote:
12 Feb 2020 10:36
It'd be cool to do a podcast with you, since you're one of the few people who started around the same time I did who still is active in the community.
I would love to listen to that!
C-Fan wrote:
12 Feb 2020 10:36
On an unrelated topic and just for fun, curious what your answers are for these questions:

1. What is your proudest footbag achievement?
2. What was the best tournament you ever went to?
3. What is the hardest trick you ever hit?
4. Hardest link?
5. What is your favorite video of all time?
I would love to read Erik's answers to those!
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Re: Nice Uribe

Post by Muffinman » 12 Feb 2020 20:57

Wow so much activity in my blog in the past few days! Remember when all of Modified used to be that busy... So strange that we favour Facebook now, which is pretty terrible at revisiting old content.
C-Fan wrote:
31 Jan 2020 23:33
Yeah, Uribe has an awesome style. Just little things, like how edges are hinted at but not even really drawn.
We seriously need to sit down and talk art some day. We have so much crossover interest, and I'm always super impressed that you also follow some of the artists that I think of as more obscure. I also still want to see some of your art one day!
Glad to hear you are optimistic about a return to playing. I always have my fingers crossed for you.
Aww, thanks Ken :)
boyle wrote:
02 Feb 2020 01:35
TJ's also putting in the work to keep this thing alive. Thinking about some things to do to get a bit more going, but I think just posting.
Nice! Well done, TJ! Not all heroes wear capes.
boyle wrote:
02 Feb 2020 01:35
This Maciej guy just sounds like a beast (or regular Polish player...). Going pretty good for someone who doesn't practice.
Lol, yeah, just a regular Polish player. I think he got 3rd place in some event at a recent big event like Euros or Polish Champs -- can't remember which. Here's some of the most recent footage of him from 1.5 years ago (7:33 mark) (we don't film in our indoor spot unfortunately). You may also know him from pdx double blender and triple blender fame (he's definitely hit the first, but I can't remember about the second) :

C-Fan wrote:
12 Feb 2020 10:36
It'd be cool to do a podcast with you, since you're one of the few people who started around the same time I did who still is active in the community.
Wow, I'm honoured. That sounds like it'd be fun. I'm not very great at speaking though, so I doubt it would come out even halfway entertaining :p
C-Fan wrote:
12 Feb 2020 10:36
On an unrelated topic and just for fun, curious what your answers are for these questions:

1. What is your proudest footbag achievement?
2. What was the best tournament you ever went to?
3. What is the hardest trick you ever hit?
4. Hardest link?
5. What is your favorite video of all time?
I gave a bit of thought to these and tried to come up with some answers without overthinking it tooo much. I also have a terrible memory, so the only answer I'm really 100% sure about, I think, is my top video to answer #5:

1) Proudest footbag achievement? Not being a competitor, this is a tough question, since when I think achievement, I think competition. So my instinctive answer is winning KICKASS 3, one of the few events where I actually competed. But it wasn't a super big victory or anything, and I think the outcome could've been 50/50 me or Adam Greenwood. Johnny dropped out, and that's the only reason I won, lol, but it's neat to be able to say I won an event. It was Circle, which was the main event. I think maybe a better answer is when I hit 350 new tricks for my 35th birthday, or when I hit a whole bunch of new tricks to hit 2000 total tricks. Again that one wasn't a huge deal because they were all mostly silly tricks.

2) Best tournament ever went to? I know you weren't a big fan of a lot of elements of this one, Ken, but I still think Worlds 2007 in Florida was the best. But again "best" means something different to me, a non-competitor. The Terra Verde community that Peng helped organize was so amazing. And another thing was that there were a lot of old schoolers in attendance, some of whom were even freestyling a bit? Pete, Tuan, Sunil, Chad, and others...

3) Hardest trick ever hit? This is a tough question since I don't think I've ever really hit any tough tricks, moreso a handful of medium tricks. Ha! Here are some I came up with in rough order of difficulty:
-1) atom bomb
-2) gangsta party
-3) spinnning ducking dlo (may have hit this symp?...)
-4) entree (terraging mirage invention)
-5) toe spikehammer (first to duck quantum?)

4) Hardest link I don't think I've ever really hit a really tough link. These 2 came to mind, but tacking a symp trick onto the end of something doesn't really take any precision, I don't feel.
-porque > mullet bsos?
-step duck symp whip > rev montage?

5) Favourite video of all time Hard to limit this to just one
-1) Just Shred (This was the first tape I ever owned, back when there were like 20 videos on the internet, and I watched it multiple times every single day for years!)
-2) "Airinen" (a 3-minute Lauri and mostly Aleksi video with 19 unique fearless, long double dex run, etc, that it looks like Jay removed from YouTube or made private :( ) When I need a quick hacky fix, I usually used to come to this video
-3) Vasek in Paris 2005/Vasek in Paris Raw (I can never remember which is which, but I think Mathieu Gauthier filmed either one or both?) Could watch this on repeat for hours
-4) Oops is the best thing in the world (a 30-second Oops club video of Sam, Chris, and Bryan). Sam made this video in like 2000? I made a parody video in 2002/3? sampling the audio. And then in 2007 Kevin Regamey made a video of me sampling the audio from my parody. The original background music in Sam's video was Ready or Not by the Fugees, and it's officially my favourite song, which I heard there for the first time
-5) Eli The Resistance/Undefeated. Eli was one of my first favourite players. My first favourite was James Risden, then Ricky Moran, and then Eli I think.
-6) Evan The Lion/Silencing The East Coast. Just really love both of these, and they showcase some of the best shred from one of the best players to ever play hack

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Re: Muffinman

Post by acxel22 » 14 Feb 2020 18:31

#3 If only I filmed the whole time and did not try to hit smear every run while I was not filming, that video would last an hour with so much massive stuff O_O
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Re: Not So Tough Now

Post by boyle » 14 Feb 2020 22:38

For some "not that tough" tricks, these are pretty tough! Especially some of the inventions. I don't know if I've ever seen terraging mirage. I'm imagining I could find a video quite easily though. (Not so easy in my one minute search, I might continue looking later.) I guess the links and tricks are not quite there compared to the craziness that some players can come up with. This is a good activity, I think I'm going to steal it and do one of my own.
Muffinman wrote:
12 Feb 2020 20:57

C-Fan wrote:
12 Feb 2020 10:36
On an unrelated topic and just for fun, curious what your answers are for these questions:

1. What is your proudest footbag achievement?
2. What was the best tournament you ever went to?
3. What is the hardest trick you ever hit?
4. Hardest link?
5. What is your favorite video of all time?
I gave a bit of thought to these and tried to come up with some answers without overthinking it tooo much. I also have a terrible memory, so the only answer I'm really 100% sure about, I think, is my top video to answer #5:



3) Hardest trick ever hit? This is a tough question since I don't think I've ever really hit any tough tricks, moreso a handful of medium tricks. Ha! Here are some I came up with in rough order of difficulty:
-1) atom bomb
-2) gangsta party
-3) spinnning ducking dlo (may have hit this symp?...)
-4) entree (terraging mirage invention)
-5) toe spikehammer (first to duck quantum?)

4) Hardest link I don't think I've ever really hit a really tough link. These 2 came to mind, but tacking a symp trick onto the end of something doesn't really take any precision, I don't feel.
-porque > mullet bsos?
-step duck symp whip > rev montage?


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