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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#advertisement#advertising#footbag#footbagfreestyle

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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 – January 2019

New year, new you. Hopefully some old footbag players will be thinking about strapping on their shoes. Here’s a bit of a roundup of the latest on Instagram.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make too many posts. I had my wisdom teeth out which put me out for a time, it’s also been very hot. Here’s something from earlier in the month.

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#footbag run out of the rain.

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Matt Cross on the comeback

Matt Cross is a legendary name on the footbag scene, but he’s been inactive for quite a while. He’s recently been posting some videos online doing some single tricks. A lot of the requests have been asking for longer sessions, so let’s check what comes of that.

Double Trouble, South American Style

Sebastian Ceballos from Colombia has really impressed in the past year, especially with the foot-juggling combinations. Here is some doubles action with Leimar from Venezuela.

Footbag Fun in Poland

Look at this group of kids having a great time in Poland. Awesome fun with Worlds coming up this year.

California Here We Come

With Michigan and similar areas snowed in, Ryan Morris was busting out by the beach in California.

You’re Never Alone

Some people wish the the hacky sack “trend” would come back, and maybe one day every school yard and park will be filled with kickers. You never know your luck – but platforms like Instagram give us the opportunity to see there are plenty of others out there doing the same thing.

Footbag in Vietnam

Jana Riisalo was recently in Vietnam and has shared some great images of her time there.  I had a great time visiting there a couple of years back and played some footbag of my own.

Strong Start to the Year

Pawel Nowak in action in the gym in Poland. He will be looking to make another finals appearance on home turf this year.

 

Climbing and Kicking

I remember when I first started kicking, people had said they used to kick while doing walks or other outdoor activities. Las Vegas recently held the US Open but people are still kicking around the area.

Redwoods Hack

Some more kicking in the great outdoors. Just don’t let your dog eat the bag!

Honza in Dubai

Honza Weber in action in Dubai. He has also put out a longer video of his freestyle activities there. He’s also made a longer video from the trip.

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.