Canberra, Australia via SCL - Daniel Boyle

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Post by boyle » 17 Oct 2019 21:40

They are hiking shoes (Teva). I've worn them out so now they have quite a big tear in the side. They have a really good clipper surface actually, though they are a bit heavy. I am considering to get another pair, but they cost a bit more than I would like than I would like to pay.

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Post by Tjuggles » 19 Oct 2019 02:39

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They are hiking shoes (Teva). I've worn them out so now they have quite a big tear in the side. They have a really good clipper surface actually, though they are a bit heavy. I am considering to get another pair, but they cost a bit more than I would like than I would like to pay.
Ah yes, Teva. I have looked at some before and yes, they are a bit pricey.
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Post by boyle » 20 Oct 2019 01:11

My Dad gave me the last pair a few years ago - didn't realise they had such a pricetag on them! Could even be worth getting them repaired seeing as that's how much they cost.

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Post by Tjuggles » 25 Oct 2019 13:03

I've thought about getting Lavers resoled but never have looked into it.
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Post by boyle » 25 Oct 2019 22:09

Some people have done it here, I know Ian Pritchard did it years and years ago. It made the shoe a bit heavier, but gave it a bit longer life. Usually when mine get to the end point, there is really no turning back- cracked soles, damaged bit around the toes, so on and so forth, so I haven't put much thought into it. We do have a friend who is a cobbler so I have considered taking some for him to take a look at.

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Post by boyle » 25 Oct 2019 23:17

Alrighty, been a little while since I've done a post.

Had a decent session a few days ago, down at the tennis court - https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-n9oole9l/

Don't spend so much time in that area (for obvious reasons, we don't live there anymore), but Jasmine still goes to daycare once a week nearby. Most of the time I am teaching on Thursdays, but I didn't have any calls on this day, so had the day free.

I've been working on a little video from when the Socceroos played in Canberra. They did play here against Nepal just the other day, (5-0) but that reminded me I still had a bunch of video from the previous time, which was against Tajikistan or someone like that (3-0). So I put together that, it's nearly finished, but it was a rainy day, so there was not that much great stuff, but some decent stuff came out there.

Heading to New Zealand next week. Hopefully meet up with Phil Morrison on Saturday, so that should be cool. I've mentioned before, he's coming back from a serious injury so he said he can't shred too hard. Doesn't matter anyway, even if he just wants to play some hack, that's fun too.

Don't think I've mentioned it, but I've had a few experiences just playing hack around the place lately which has been cool. One guy has a few tricks up his sleeve (stalls, flying clippers, etc). Might try and meet him next week. He runs a cafe by the side of the bike path.

Anyway, NZ trip should be cool. I'm thinking my Joulu video for this year will be based on that. I'm sure there will be some good scenic shots and hopefully I can do a few tricks up against that.

There are big, big protests in Chile at the moment. One million people in the street today. Will be interesting to see what happens with it all. Chile is really the country where they have sold everything off, have a billionaire president etc. They had a small solidarity protest here in Canberra, we went along for a while but it seemed kind of disorganised. We were probably there too early before it really began.

Would be quite interesting to be there. I went to quite a few of the student marches when we were living there, but these were measured in the thousands, not in the millions.

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Post by Tjuggles » 26 Oct 2019 13:08

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Had a decent session a few days ago, down at the tennis court - https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-n9oole9l/
Nice runs. Spinning ducking is difficult!
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Heading to New Zealand next week. Hopefully meet up with Phil Morrison on Saturday, so that should be cool. I've mentioned before, he's coming back from a serious injury so he said he can't shred too hard. Doesn't matter anyway, even if he just wants to play some hack, that's fun too.
Too bad we won't be able to meet up, but I'm sure we will in the future. People that I hack with here are REALLY good at hack. In fact, we sometimes refer to it as attackey-sack.
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Post by boyle » 28 Oct 2019 01:49

Spinning ducking, particularly on the strong side, is not too difficult for me. I'm trying to get the flip side to catch up. Hopefully will make a stop in NZ, even just for a day next year - particularly if we're going to South America. Would be fun to play some hack.

Got in a short session this evening - https://www.instagram.com/p/B4J2hiEFz3J/ - it was one of those times in the short break where you're going along pretty well and would prefer to just keep playing instead of going back to work. Not always possible though.

Anyway, the big thing out of this session was assasin>phoenix on both sides. Was aiming for the bsos but that should come soon enough. I also had pixie diving legover>assasin so would be good to combine those tricks a bit further.

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Post by Tjuggles » 28 Oct 2019 13:15

I like things like spinning ducking because it really forces you to think about the set, and also forces independence in terms of setting the bag and spinning.

Nice work on Assassin > Phoenix bs! I don't think I can do it flip.

Yes, even one day of hack would be sweet. I would like to head to Aussie too...
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Post by boyle » 30 Oct 2019 00:55

Yes, let me know if you are over this way sometime. Surely if your uni will pay for you to play hackysack, they would pay for you to go to a conference or something.

What I would like to do in 2021 is some sort of event or so to mark 20 years since the 1st "Australasian Championships", which were part of the "Xtreme Games". http://footbag.org/events/show/996293200

It would be good to get some of those old heads together, and basically anyone else that's been involved in footbag since then as well. Not sure if people would be interested at all, but it's something I've had in mind lately.

I had a session in Quantums today. I don't use them too often, because they are high risk to just fall apart, but I was out in the garage and they caught my eye. Did a few good tricks along the way. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4OO-DyFIDR/

Tonight in the dinner break I had a short kick wearing "Dunlop Volley" shoes. When people see Rod Lavers they say, oh yeah you play in volleys, hey. Not quite, unfortunately because you can often get these shoes quite cheap. But they have no clipper and just don't go well at all. I can go reasonably well in most shoes, but these were certainly not helpful.

Actually speaking of New Zealand, they released the Raiders draw and they are going to a double header with the Brumbies (the Union team from here) at Eden Park early next year. If I have any money left, it could be a fun trip. We'll see on that one.

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Post by Tjuggles » 08 Nov 2019 22:25

Hope you are having a blast in New Zealand! Looking forward to some stories and/or videos.
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Post by boyle » 13 Nov 2019 17:44

We are back now, good time over there. I was able to get in a kick with Phil on the first day there. Here's a short clip from there.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4WUk38FLaN/

I'll write some more in the future, and got some more footage from our session too.

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Post by boyle » 17 Nov 2019 01:30

I've been putting together some of the footage from kicking with Phil. Got a few cool runs there, it didn't seem so much like it at the time. I'm putting something together for the Joulu, which will be a mix of them and some scenic shots. Plenty of very scenic places down there, a lot like the south of Chile.

Here's a video I made many years ago in Chile with some really good scenic shots.



Still lots of protests there in Chile, lots of people are being shot in the eye by the police. Not good.

I've been playing a little bit in these 4freestyle shoes. They are for freestyle football but I've been able to get some decent runs. They are no Laver replacement, but they do a decent job. Here's a little run from today. https://www.instagram.com/p/B49Y8o5FHOD/

Speaking of freestyle football, a guy contacted me that is a freestyle footballer, he has moved to Canberra. Looks like he is really good at the uppers - like the head tricks. I'm not much good at them. Will good to have someone else to kick around with. Also got in touch with Copey to see if he wanted to have a kick now the days are getting longer.

I haven't even really posted many photos or anything from our trip online. It was really enjoyable. It was handy too, we had a few hostels for free which made a huge saving - 4 of the nights were free. That really helped a lot. The prices are not so cheap for places to stay there. Enjoyed the trip.

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