Canberra, Australia via SCL - Daniel Boyle

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Post by boyle » 06 Feb 2020 23:53

Those reflections look great. A lot of colour. Speaking of colour, or lack thereof, a friend of ours has done some interesting work with charcoal from the bushfire areas. He shared some stuff on Facebook the other day, I'll see if I can find a picture.

I don't really have any footbag news since the last post, just that I am quite tired, lot of working days but tomorrow is a day off so hopefully that means some kicking will be done.

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Post by boyle » 09 Feb 2020 03:11

I was playing around with going for a unique genuine record. There has been some talk of that. I think Jim got 43 or more. I'm going to aim for mid 20s. Tonight I got about 8 or so, it's so easy to just drop into an osis or a butterfly out of pure habit.

I had a short session in the dinner break and also a longer session at the gym. Annoying - this clip didn't cut down like it was meant to.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8V2mR2lswM/

In the gym session I hit some good stuff. Include bs blur on the flipside. Not sure if I've ever done that. I was able to do bs blur>phoenix. What I've needed to unlock is some more toe ending tricks in order to build up the fearless, so that could be something.

I've been doing quite a bit of skipping in the gym, I will generally just set a target of skips and just keep going until I reach it. 500 is a common one. So did that today, with a best of 207. I think we will have a "Jump Rope for Heart" thing at the school later in the year so better keep trainnig up for that.

It's been a busy week so it was good to have the morning at home today. Working in the hostel this afternoon. After all those fires now it's pouring with rain. Not sure if we will get flooding here, but other areas have had some pretty serious problems. We seem to have missed a majority of the heavy rain, but it's meant to rain all week so we'll see how that goes.

Came across an interesting chat on Facebook, it was Lynton Stephens and Brendan Erskine talking about Deftones. They are touring here next month for the Download festival and I am weighing up on seeing them or not. There are probably not quite enough bands to make it a great time for me, but I did have a real good time at the festival last year.



Anyway, I also just made the connection that Deftones played at Big Day Out 2003. This was probably part of the peak time of footbag in Australia, the festival had rival footbag company tents! Well particularly at a commercial level. You know what though, I'm not sure if I knew either of those guys were into rock of any sort. I went to that Big Day Out and watched Deftones, though I remember watching them with a friend from school.



I'm going to get a good pay the week after next, and I may even get paid out my long service leave. I'm not sure how that's going to work but that would be my preference. As I am still working as a casual I might just continue building it up, but I'd be happy to take the money now.

I made some progress on some of the links from the Link of the Day (bit late, better late than never, something like that). Spin duck butterfly>gravedigger looks a definite possibility. I was able to step out of the spinning ducking and start the move towards the torque. I don't think I could do the other side which unfortunate because that's stronger for spinning ducking.

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09 Feb 2020 03:11
I was playing around with going for a unique genuine record. I'm going to aim for mid 20s.
That's a great goal, especially if you can take parts of that and use it in a Shred 30. Back when I took Shred30s super seriously, I remember being surprised that bailing to a unique osis (i.e. an osis you hadn't done before in the run) was more points than repeating a five add trick you had already done.
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09 Feb 2020 03:11
I was playing around with going for a unique genuine record. I think Jim got 43 or more.
Depends on how you count double downs... I think he had barfly-DDD in the run, which some people would not count as unique. In a Shred30 those would not be counted as unique tricks.
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09 Feb 2020 03:11
Tonight I got about 8 or so, it's so easy to just drop into an osis or a butterfly out of pure habit.
Again, as long as it's not an osis or butterfly you had previously done. BOP drill is 6 unique even though it's pretty much all bails.

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09 Feb 2020 03:11
I made some progress on some of the links from the Link of the Day Spin duck butterfly>gravedigger looks a definite possibility. I was able to step out of the spinning ducking and start the move towards the torque. I don't think I could do the other side which unfortunate because that's stronger for spinning ducking.
Those are the best kinds of LOTD, where they do NOT line up your strong side. Whenever LOTD is released I can usually tell immediately which links line up my strong components, and I don't even look forward to hitting them because I know they'll be easy. I love the LOTDs where its a link that involves some weak component/link, because that's where the fun challenge comes from.

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Post by boyle » 13 Feb 2020 23:47

Are we talking unique genuine? Or for the shred 30? If I can take those 6, I should add them in. I might keep trying without them as well, I think it's a good challenge to get those unique tricks. I didn't actually watch the video of Jim, but him hitting a lot of high level tricks wouldn't surprise me. A lot of the LOTD links are no good for me, but then it gets to a way later day and I can do them. But this is a good one because it links a couple that I'm ok at.

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Post by boyle » 14 Feb 2020 23:35

Here is me blatantly answering questions that Ken put for Erik on his blog. There were some great answers there and I was wondering some of the answers for myself.
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?
My main achievement is simply to still be playing. Most of the people I've played with along the years are not very serious about it these days, which is kind of sad for me, but I live with some hope that I can get things going again at some point and I'm starting to work on an idea to bring some old heads out of the woodwork in this part of the world.

In terms of competion, it's Aus Champs 2010. Dropless routine and won the comp. You know what else was good, winning consecutive kicks in 2001. My score was a bit below 500, which is actually quite low for the 5 mins scores, but it was enough to win. At that point I didn't really know any tricks, I was a serious circle hacker and was working on consecutive kicks and things went from there. I won a Shred 30 at one point also (2011), but I had a terrible score and wasn't happy with that one. I've also been to Worlds three times. I wish that number was higher, but it's a long way away. Another big deal was going to Malaysia and being a judge and getting paid a good amount, that was cool, I'd love for something like that to happen again.

In terms of organising, doing the Sport/Life European Tour was a pretty big deal, though in reality, it didn't have enough follow through to have any meaningful impact into the future. Some really cool videos came out of it though. So that's something. The idea that I hoped to inspire is that pretty much anyone can get a group of footbaggers together and take them a few places and do some cool stuff. I'd actually like to do something similar in Asia at some point. Maybe in a few more years.

I've done a few cool demos over the years. Some at teacher conferences and this type of thing. A few that come to mind were all a long time ago - one for an outdoor educator conference, one for a girls come and try sports sort of day and I had another one in mind too. Can't think of it now. I also went on TV in Chile a bunch of times doing footbag.


2. Worlds 2009. This was my first trip overseas and I had such a great time. I spent about a month going around, with some time in Switzerland with Flavio beforehand and then time in Vienna staying at Alex Trenner's house afterwards. Those are not part of the competition but it made the time even better. In terms of competing, I had a decent go, a little while before going I made the decision that the main focus was to enjoy the experience and I definitely did that. Met lots of good friends there and also reacquainted with some players I had already met before.

At the local level, the Narooma Jams have been good. I mentioned recently 2009 was probably the pick. The one with Juho was also a good time.
That looks really small in the preview. Not sure why that is. It comes out normal size here - http://sportslashlife.com/footbag-joulu ... rooma-jam/

2010 Nationals was good. Aside from the victory, we had a good setup at the Easter show and then on the rooftop of the hostel. 2009 also good with Andrew Grant and Phil Morrison competing. 2007 in Hobart was also a pretty cool one, at a big busking festival as part of the "Taste of Tasmania". That's when this "Australia's finest" was made.



2012 South American Championships is a good one to put on there as that's the only comp I was able to attend while we were in South America and maybe just maybe I will get the chance to return this year. Let's see about that.

3. I answered this some time ago, years ago probably. And at that time I said dimwalk rev swirl. I haven't hit that since so it's probably still up there. I have hit bigger tricks in recent years though. Like Eric, I don't consider this "massive tricks" on a world scale though.

For me

- spinning ducking motion (I'll also say things like stepping ducking motion, pixie diving motion, pixie ducking motion, I think I've done fairy ducking motion)
- I've done gangsta party a few times and come v. close to alpine food. Really need to just check that off the list so I never have to think about it again.
- A recent one was pixie ducking DLO. I think I could probably do alpine fog too, I think that would be a good one to check off.

4. Links

I'm not the best linker. I've done a few 6>6. So you would think something like alpine blurry whir>motion sickness is probably the best one I've done. Pixie ss motion>locomotion.

5. I find it hard to go past the Joulu-Jupe. That Feeling Worlds one from Mads Hole is pretty good too. Aside from the part where I'm in the background dropping a reasonably easy trick when someone is busting huge. In reality I don't watch so many of the old videos. Most of them like Champions League, Sick 03, I've seen a few times but I don't own them.

I think there are a couple of questions that would be cool to add that I might answer another time.

What's the best competition you NEVER went to (the big regrets of missed this and that)
What's the best video that you have made

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