Footbag on Instagram – February 2019

February is a shorter month and we are getting things done early this time around, taking a look at what footbag material people have been posting on Instagram

Unfortunately I haven’t had so much time to kick this month, but I did get a short clip in one of my favourite locations.

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Familiar #footbag location. #yhaoz

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Wedding Party Footbag

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I performed footbag at wedding party! ・ 【結婚式二次会でパフォーマンス!】 先日は高校の友人の結婚式二次会でフットバッグパフォーマンスを行わせて頂きました。 ・ 貴重な時間にフットバッグを使ってくれてありがとう! ・ 同年代の人達が多く、パフォーマンスの時間以外もとても楽しませてもらいました? ・ そして結婚おめでとう!末長くお幸せに。 ・ 今週末も結婚式でフットバッグパフォーマンスを控えています。 ・ とても大事な場。気持ちを込めてパフォーマンスしたいと思います。 ・ #footbag #フットバッグ #サッカー #フットサル #石田太志 #taishiishida #soccer #follow #世界一 #worldchampion #パフォーマンス #performance #performer #instagramer #結婚式二次会 #結婚式 #二次会 #ライブハウス #wedding #weddingparty

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There have been some great clips and photos of the years of different footbag involvement at weddings. I had a few fun tricks in my suit after the event, while plenty of footbagger weddings have ended with an impromptu shred session.

Here is Taishi Ishida performing at a wedding in Japan!

All in the catch

I enjoy finding videos of people just doing some casual hack on Instagram. It’s great to see all levels around. Here is one with a stylish ending on the handcatch.

Footbag in Qatar

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Some freestyle footbag fotos from #Qatar.

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Here is Pavel Motorov playing in Qatar. With the World Cup heading there in 2022, there could be more opportunities for foot sports over the coming years.

All sizes

Here is Sidharth from India going from the big ball to the small bag in India. Some nice flow to these tricks.

Speaking of India, Paloma Mayo has been doing some performances there in recent times too.

4 Square Manual

The Polish crew have put together this awesome guide to playing four square. Some top players showing how it’s done, but you don’t need to be a world level player to have a great time playing this game.

Beating Some Eggs

Here’s Cory Allen with a few eggbeaters in a row. Very nice style and I like the spiky bag. It’s a great idea to use bags with spikes or streamers for these kind of short clips.

Bag Brothers Cup 2

The turnout for the Bag Brothers Cup in Poland. Poland will be hosting the World Championships this year, so there will be big preparations happening throughout the year.

 

Vasek Skittles Flashback

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There has been a lot of older Vasek footage lately, this one is from a great Skittles advertisement. Like I mentioned, keep it colourful!

Eyes on the Prize

According to the Google Translate version of events, Pawel Nowak is the most popular athlete in his city in Poland. If he keeps pushing it with the big tricks, his popularity will continue. It’s great to have footbag recognised in these kind of sporting awards.

Footbag in Melbourne

Any footbag in Australia is always great for me to see, but it’s very exciting to see some solid improvements from Albert Hua since I first played with him in Melbourne a couple of years ago. Albert is from Vietnam and a great freestyle football player, nice to see a mix of the skills. Hope we can kick together this year.

Footbag on Instagram – December 2018

The year is coming to an end, and for the past few months I have been taking a look at the footbag content on Instagram.

Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to. There’s been a couple of trips to Sydney recently and here’s a little run with some view of the beach.

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#footbag tricks with a beach view.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas time in the footbag world means time for the Joulukalenteri, which is an advent calendar of sorts. Rather than a chocolate, you get an awesome footbag video each day. There are a few behind the scenes shots, like this one from Sergio Garcia in Spain.

Pawel Nowak Goes Big and Bright

The bright lights flashing don’t put the 2017 World Champion off, hitting some big tricks in this one. He had a couple of appearances in the Joulukalenteri this year.

 

Footbag in Singapore

It’s always nice to see some freestyle football players not only incorporating tricks from footbag, like the clipper based tricks, but to see them actually playing footbag.

This is Matthew Mario in Singapore. I saw the background and knew it was familiar.

Big Bag Brian Bear

Brian Sherrill won the routines at the recent US Open in Las Vegas, though there has been very little footage of the event appear so far. Here is playing with a monster sized bag, still with that smooth style.

Kicking Fuchi Style

I always try and include a video of someone doing regular kicks in this lists of what’s around on Instagram. The beauty of the platform is that you can share something really simple and they may really strike people. The sport is known as “Fuchi” in Colombia, and here they are kicking at a skatepark somewhere in the USA.

Red Rocket Returns

This is a great sight to see, especially for us in the Southern Hemisphere, Phil Morrison flying back into action. I may be visiting New Zealand next year, so hopefully we can catch up for a kick.

Honza at Headis

This is a clip of Honza Weber performing at the European Cup for “Headis”, which combines the headers of the football world with a table tennis table.

Winner Wiktor

Aside from his work as the boss of the IFPA, and a long lived freestyle career, Wiktor Debski is moving up in the world of Footbag Net, winning both singles and doubles at the US Open. The competition was part of Skillcon is Las Vegas, which saw various skill sports in action. This meant some of the top Takraw players were also available to be involved.

Shuriken in Shibuya

Taishi Ishida ventured across the famous Shibuya crossing in Japan, and the results look quite awesome.

Paloma on the Phone

Here is Paloma going freestyle on the phone. She is not the only one risking a broken screen though, Honza Weber goes big in this clip, with an alpine food processor.

Thanks for checking out these little writeups of what’s happening with the footbag community on Instagram and please feel free to share your own clips on there too.

Footbag on Instagram – November 2018

Another month of the happenings in the footbag community on Instagram. I have been running this monthly segment for a while now so some of the faces are going to be familiar.

As for myself, I have actually been fairly limited in my kicking. I just got out for the first proper session in some time today.

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Back on court #footbag

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December is exciting as it is the month of the Joulukalenteri. Here’s an extra bit from me, from a day I spent filming for my own effort.

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#footbag tricks by the river earlier today.

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This is a long running tradition in the footbag community, and this year Ryan Morris will be behind the wheel.

Fire up the Joulukalenteri

Ryan has been in this segment a few times but he has a very important task coming up. His game is really improving too! Here’s some pixie shuffle.

Heavy Shred with Josh Gayhart

This guy is bringing out some big moves each time he posts a clip. I’ve featured him a few times before and that is definitely deserved. This one doesn’t disappoint.

Gary Zhong in China

I have had a few clips from Bruce Li in the past year who has brought his Jianzi skills into the footbag world. Even better, he is bringing some young recruits with him. The scene in China is increasing and hopefully we will see some competitions there in the future.

Boxing with Tuan Vu

It is the legendary “Disco Ninja” showing some footbag skills to some boxers. It is great to see other sports using footbag as a way of cross training. Tuan is quite involved in the martial arts scene, particularly Jiu Jitsu.

Sergio Slo-Mo

A great slow motion clip from Sergio Garcia in Spain. The bag works quite well against the background in this clip.

Making a Comeback

Sometimes people who haven’t played in quite some time will pop up with a video in the Instagram feed. Here is Mikel Oroz – in his words, a first proper training session since 2011. That year he took out the Intermediate Routines title at Euros.

The Champ

This one is only a photo, it’s from Euros in Kranj earlier in the year. I was thinking earlier in the month that despite being World Champ, we don’t see so much of Patrik Černý in videos.

 

California Games

Definitely not current, but the game California Games was an inspiration for many players. Footbag was included among other sports like skateboarding and surfing on early console systems.

 

Hacking Yosemite

I was looking for a “footbag in front of a nice background” video, and this one surpassed all expectations. That includes on the view count, after one day it has more than 50,000 views.  Aside from excellent views across the famous Yosemite National Park, these two both have quite good control. Hope to see some more of them in the future, and maybe footbag could use the publicity.  Also, I would love to visit Yosemite some day.

Double Pendulum

 

Scott Davidson has been playing every day since he turned 40, which is some years back now. He is very skilled at seamless juggles, although this one is a little bit different. He holds on to the bag after the juggle to do a pendulum with both bags.