Starting over

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Re: Starting over

Post by cammel » 17 Apr 2021 18:35

Another bit of a break, this time for moving. My 160 sq ft studio was nice for a while, but my partner will be moving up rom LA soon, and we've been looking for a bigger place for us. Found one in Oakland that had a bit of a backyard and I decided to get it. The backyard was just grass, but the landlord was ok with me putting down some pavers to make a little patio (I said for a table and chairs, which I have, but of course the main reason was for footbag, haha).

It was a bit of a project, took out some grass, smashed the dirt down with a tamper, spread sand and put the pavers down. Definitely an amateur job, and not perfectly flat, but seems like it works. Had my first footbag session on it today and really enjoyed being outside, and being able to do symposium tricks without my upstairs landlord getting pissed! Excited about this space, hopefully there will be more frequent footbag updates to come!

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Re: Starting over

Post by Tjuggles » 17 Apr 2021 20:48

Great video! That was quite the project. Plus you shredded on the same day?! Crazy.

Those were some of the deepest reapers I have seen, nice work! Your style is coming (back) nicely!
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Re: Starting over

Post by cammel » 18 Apr 2021 11:28

Thanks! Yea, its weird about reapers, those are easier for me than toe set double switchover, which seems wrong. I think my problem is that I can't move my feet fast enough when I have to switch plant feet for a DSO, but with reapers I don't have to worry about that. Want to practice DSOs more (and Delusions!)
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Plus you shredded on the same day?!
Haha, no, I had to take a few days between putting down the pavers and that first footbagging session. I was really sore.
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Re: Starting over

Post by Muffinman » 21 Apr 2021 04:49

160 sqft?? Is that even legal? Wow!
Hey, it was neat to see the construction of your shred space! That was fun!
The muted stepping clipper drill looked amaaazing! Such control! I don't think I could do that. Those whisks too looked great!

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Re: Starting over

Post by cammel » 21 Apr 2021 10:22

Muffinman wrote:
21 Apr 2021 04:49
160 sqft?? Is that even legal? Wow!
Hah, yea, not only is it legal, but I had the pleasure of paying $1,100 a month for the space. A really great housing market we have here in the Bay Area... :roll:
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Hey, it was neat to see the construction of your shred space! That was fun!
Nice! yea, I figured if I was going to do it I might as well set up my phone and try to get a time lapse.
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Those whisks too looked great!
Haha, thanks, love the name (had to search modified to see what you were referring too!). Once I found it I should have been able to guess :lol:. I'll start using that. Blurry whisk sounds a lot better than backside bedwetter.
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Re: Starting over

Post by cammel » 24 Apr 2021 20:17

The pavers I put down are too rough, they really tear up footbag material (and probably doesn’t help my bag is extra heavy). Those factors together means the new bag already got a hole in one of the panels. Boo! I’m probably going to put down some foam pads, also should be better on my knees. Annoying about the bag, but got a little stuff filmed.
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Re: Starting over

Post by Muffinman » 28 Apr 2021 10:19

Great shred as always. The barflies look so tight and clean! And the eggbeaters look way too easy -- super jealous!
Rather than foam pieces you might prefer outdoor door mats with a thick rubber base. Then you get the give of foam (with better support), the grip of carpet, and a good weight that will prevent them from blowing away. I've tried both solutions outdoors and loved my door mats. I duct taped them together on the underside so they stayed together as a single mat.

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Why dont we like uptime as much as downtime?

Post by cammel » 29 Apr 2021 08:23

Thanks for the recommendation on the mats! I've already got a couple of those big foam puzzle piece things, so I'll try them out and see how they do whenever I get them from my old place.

Footbag got cancelled on account of rain. Got a couple half decent runs before the end, happy with getting a bit more consistent with gyro clippers and osis. Worked on reverse whirls some, could only get half of rev whirl > butterfly rpt, but got it on both sides, so should be able to do that soon.


Curious if the few readers left on here could comment about why they think freestyle footbag is so biased towards downtime components. Toe set drifter is way more common than nuclear toe stall. DLO is super common, but when was the last time you saw a sailing clipper? Lots of motions, not a lot of sidewinding clippers. Somehow runs with dense complex sets and bails to toe/clipper just feel wrong and I don't really understand why.

Do you think complex uptime components are inherently harder than their similar downtime components and thats why we're like this, or is this just about what we find stylistically appropriate and therefore thats what we practice and execute? We seem to push ourselves on the downtime components, then are a little off balance so there are no adds in the uptime components of the next move, and we just use that uptime to regain balance and composure for the next downtime. We could just as easily see downtime as the time to regain composure and get a very careful stall to then hit a massive double dex set.
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Re: Starting over

Post by boyle » 30 Apr 2021 13:49

Your shred spot is looking great. Not sure on the answer to your question, but it's a good question. I guess like you said, for a lot of us, we can barely hit anything out of the double dex sets. Something to think on.

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Re: Starting over

Post by cammel » 04 May 2021 22:31

Worked some today on atomic and quantum sets. Some highlights
Atom smasher B2B
Fairy ss DLO B2B
Drifter>Dyno BS
Pdx Egg>tripwalk BS
Nice run footing tripwalk BSOS
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