Capital Eyes Vlog 20-30

You can see the first 20 vlogs on this post.

Each of the vlogs is just about some general life stuff, so there’s pretty much always footbag inside. Sometimes they are about music, travel, the fortunes and misfortunes of the Canberra Raiders or going on bushwalks around the local Canberra area.

Vlog 20 – Sydney Visit

This was a great chance to catch up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while, as well as to catch a ferry in Sydney. There’s actually fairly minimal footbag in this one.

Vlog 21 – New Shoes – Quantums

This one has plenty of footbag, it’s about receiving some new pairs of Quantums. The Swiss crew were getting rid of their final stock, so I got a few pairs at a pretty good price. With a little Swiss chocolate inside the box as well.

Vlog 22 – Out Past The Airport

This is from a bike ride around the Canberra area. Had a few stops for footbag along the way and brought a picnic.

Vlog 23 – Skating With Ferrit

This was a bit of a blast from the past, hanging out with a good friend of mine. We visited four skateparks in the one day and that was pretty tiring. There is a bit of footbag in here through the course of the video.

Vlog 24 – Down the Coast

This was a trip where I took Nico with me to visit my parents. We had a good time at the Pambula Rivermouth as well as the skatepark nearby.

Vlog 25 – Road to Melbourne

We went down for a visit to Melbourne a little while ago, this is from the trip down and then I made a follow up for the action inside Melbourne itself. A few stops for footbag, some with a background of a big waterfall near Beechworth.

Vlog 26 – Melbourne

This has some definite footbag action, got to catch up with Albert Hua from Vietnam and we had a fun footbag and freestyle football session. This was great as I didn’t even know he played footbag.

Vlog 27 – Culburra Callala

This was an express daytrip down to the coast, visiting areas I hadn’t been to since I was a teenager. I wouldn’t mind to go to that area again and spend a bit more time there, pretty amazing views.

Vlog 28 – Shepherd’s Lookout

This one is a bushwalking vlog and didn’t start out great with the footbag, I dropped the bag into a very difficult to reach location. It improved though, I was able to retrieve the bag without falling off a cliff and then got some cool footage near the river.

Vlog 29 – Return to Mt Painter

A few of the recent vlogs have been returns to places I went in the early days of the vlog. The last time I visited this area I was caught in a storm and got soaked. This time was not so bad. I actually went up to the top twice.

Vlog 30 – Mt Ainslie Ride

Another hill in the local area and this one I was on my bike. It was actually the first time I rode up Mt Ainslie. At the top I went straight into footbag and got some good runs.

Capital Eyes Vlog 1-20

Since the start of the year I have been making a vlog. I had it running once a week for quite a while, but I got a bit busy doing my final teaching prac. I have just recently passed the 20 vlog mark, which I’m pretty pleased about. I will update this post each time I make a new one and also give a little description of what they are all about.

There is a varying level of footbag in each one. It has been a fun little project to start doing this year. One of my goals at the start of the year was to do either a vlog, zine or podcast and these has been the vehicle and a few people seem to enjoy them, so that’s just great.

Vlog 20 – Sydney Visit

Got to catch up with my friend Kelly who has been overseas for ages and leaves again soon.  Very limited footbag in this one, just one run. It rained a lot of the time and I had some battery troubles.

Vlog 19 – Goorooyarroo 5

A bushwalking vlog, with plenty of footbag for good measure. I had a couple of mandarins with me to snack on and managed a couple of juggling tricks with them and a footbag. Kicked on top of each of the five hills within a nature reserve that’s not so far away.

Vlog 18 – Finishing Up Uni

This one is really just a collection of some stuff I had over a few weeks. Includes a bit of footbag, mainly from some very late night sessions in the garage as well as some scenic sunset shots making my way back home from the prac.

Vlog 17 – Mt Majura

Bushwalking vlog from the closest hill to here. Did some good footbag with hiking shoes as well, including a mirage race style kind of thing. Actually filmed this early on when I started making the vlogs but didn’t get around to putting it together until much later.

Vlog 16 – Free Ice Cream

Considering it’s already over a month since we received the free box of ice cream and it’s still going, that was a good pickup. Plenty of footbag in this one from the Westside complex, which was in the process of closing down. Also Nico riding his bike around at the National Museum.

Vlog 15 – Back to the Beach

Filmed from our trip to Racecourse Beach. Some footbag around, some beach views, kangaroos, jumping cushion and actually took my GoPro into the waves for the first time.

Vlog 14 – Easter at the Beach

Spent Easter with my parents down the coast. Got some good scenic shots and a fair bit of footbag in here too.

Vlog 13 – You Are Here Festival

There was a performance at the hostel I work at, part of an arts festival, bands playing on the rooftop, which was a fun event. Also looks like I had a clean shave at this time by the youthful cover photo.

Vlog 12 – A Rainy Ride

Went for a ride on what started out a nice day. Stopped a few times to do some footbag. By the end of the journey I was completely soaked, mud splattered all over me and shoes full of water.

Vlog 11 – Mt Painter in the Rain

Another one where I got caught out in the rain. The day hadn’t started out as promising but I ended up completely soaked on this one too. Still got a little bit of footbag in.

Vlog 10 – Raiders Early Rounds

A bit of a mix of things, some bits and pieces of concert footage, the Raiders getting thrashed by the Sharks when my friend came to visit, some outdoor stuff around the area and a Raiders victory.

Vlog 9 – Bridge to Nowhere

This is a place I’ve visited a couple of times now, Butters Bridge. It’s this enormous pedestrian bridge in the absolute middle of nowhere. As it’s miles away from anywhere, it’s quite a good space to kick a footbag around.

Vlog 8 – Killswitch Engage

A mix of Killswitch Engage clips from their Alive or Just Breathing 15 year tour, combined with some thoughts on the walk back to the city after some cold beverages.

Vlog 7 – Canberra Raiders Trial

The Raiders played a trial match in Queanbeyan at Seiffert Oval, the place where the club started out. It was a disaster, with the Green Machine being thrashed.

Vlog 6 – An International Guest

This one is pretty much all about footbag. Another goal at the start of the year was to meet up with an international footbag player, so when Janis from Germany got in touch I was happy to host him for a couple of nights. Was glad to get in a shred at Copey’s place as well.

Vlog 5 – Mt Ainslie

I think this was the first bushwalking one I did, with probably the most common hiking trip in Canberra, as it’s quite easy to see from most parts of the city, also quite easy to access from my house.

Vlog 4 – Express Trip to Bega

A friend of mine, Joe, was passing through the Bega area so I went down and back in the day to meet up with him. Got a bit of footbag in along the way, as well as some rock jumping.

Vlog 3 – Glacier Perito Moreno

Basically an extension to the first vlog, focusing on our quick visit to Argentina. Was able to get in a little bit of footbag with some views to the glacier as well.

Vlog 2 – Sydney Weekend – Alexisonfire and Nick Cave

It was convenient that when I started doing the vlogs, we had an action packed weekend of concerts, I also had a kick with Dyalan and Ryan which was good too.

Vlog 1 – Trip to Patagonia

The debut. Most of the scenery on this one speaks for itself and makes it a pretty good video overall, probably better than some of the ones later in the piece.


University: Complete

So I have finished university. Last week I did my final prac and then during the week I went in and handed in my paperwork.

I made a vlog, which has quite a bit of footbag content.

It also has a couple of nice touches of sunsets by the lake and that kind of thing, which I saw quite a few of as I was returning from the school to home.

The next step is to get registered and get a job, but it seems to be a bit of a slower process than I was hoping for.  It seems the process to just starting doing casual teaching through the Catholic education system might be a bit quicker, so I may try my luck there.

I mentioned in the last post that I ordered some Quantum shoes and a few other things from Planetfootbag. I got an email a few days ago that it has been shipped, although of course that will take a fair while to reach here. Really looking forward to getting them.

I played yesterday, had one run of about 26 contacts. I have been playing reasonably regularly, but haven’t had any real breakthrough sessions.

Back to School

I just realised in the “My Sites” section, you can create multiple sites, so I might just create a few as time goes along. First stop would be some about teaching/education/workshops etc. I have some things, partly advice and some other thoughts on how to set things up and that would be a good platform to put it on, it could then be exported elsewhere if need be.

So speaking of school, I am finished up my third week of prac. Overall it is going well, but it is exhausting. I have been working some days as well, probably this week was the hardest one in terms of balance because I worked on the days there were meetings, so it was pretty full on some of these days, and other days I was just trying to catch up on sleep.

At the school I have had a couple of chances to show some footbag. At the end of yesterday I finished up the lesson about 5 minutes early and took the students outside to show them some footbag. I wasn’t wearing the right shoes or clothes.

Speaking of shred with bushwalking shoes, here is my latest vlog, it’s filmed a while back, when the sun was shining. A couple of good tricks in there considering the equipment.

I purposefully booked tomorrow off to have a bit of relax, and due to that I had a harder week this week, but I’m really looking forward to taking it easy. I was considering going to Sydney but I’m very glad I ticked that off.

I don’t think I mentioned it the other day, but the other day when kicking with Mr Cope I hit another 6>6 (pixie ss motion>locomotion). That takes my collection to 2, which is not particularly large, but something I am working on a little bit.

I have had a couple of sessions in the garage late at night this week. Haven’t really hit anything special, but it’s been good as a bit of a winddown.