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Post by Allan » 18 Jul 2010 13:11

Welcome.

https://modified.in/dizzy is where it's a now.

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Post by Reid » 18 Jul 2010 15:58

Awesome Allan.

Do you have any tips for learning double spinning/ inspinning?
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Post by abstract » 27 Jul 2010 09:31

slick, good to see you're still kickin', allan! you were a big inspiration to me when i first started playing. i remember running into you at the art gallery in vancouver & my jaw dropped to the pavement ( for several hours ).

make that a double request for double spinning tips. :D
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Post by PoisonTaffy » 28 Jul 2010 02:59

Curious to see how your nucleus mod works out.
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Post by Allan » 05 Oct 2010 13:11

http://allansfootbag.blogspot.com/2010/ ... sions.html

I'll write up some spinning tips soon :)

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Post by Allan » 03 Dec 2010 09:57

Reposted from my other footblog.

I started filming this session on the iPhone, but ran out of disk space (I could only get my hands on 16GB model), so I switched over to the Macbook Pro's considerably-lower-quality-but-better-than-nothing camera. The MBP does have the benefit of being having a much wider view, but you just can't argue with 720p.

Here's the first bit of the session (recorded in 720p) where I hit:

22 guiltless; stepping ducking paradox symposium whirl (7 ADDs); I had inspinning symposium twirl off my foot; double spinning osis > stepping far blender > 20 or so contacts.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4RImjF-Hw[/youtube]

After the camera switch, I hit a lot of no-plant spinning, including a no-plant double spinning clipper, which was totally fun. Inspinning whirl; fusion - blurrier - paradox torque - etc. at the end, and a couple of classic-me out-of-control catches. The weird looking move after the first blurry dragon fly combo is actual a mixer (double legover). I also used YouTube's AudioSwap feature on this video because the De La were listening to started to annoy me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5F8kwgg4FY[/youtube]

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Post by Zjeezy » 03 Dec 2010 19:47

Awesome stuff Allan! The shuffle in the first video was awesome. I loved the dbl spin clipper with no plant. It's awesome that you are posting videos, keep them coming!

Is that Matt Emmings your playing with?
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Post by hacksterbator » 04 Dec 2010 09:32

sick stuff allan.
i've also used my mac book (not pro) camera for filming and found it to be pretty good. The only thing i really noticed was that it is really sensitive to light. Outside in sunlight it's great, but as soon as cloud cover moves in, the image becomes grainy and you get a lot of movement blurring.
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Post by ninjo » 05 Dec 2010 11:04

Holy God! yur sick man.

way to step it up.its true,we r ascending.

keep going
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Post by RipWalker » 08 Dec 2010 06:16

Awesome stuff, Allan. The string starting at 1:25 in "Pentaco 9 A(HD)" is my favorite -- first link is so tight. Thanks for posting these!
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Post by BryanFournier » 11 Dec 2010 20:35

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Post by Allan » 25 Feb 2011 15:44

I've posted a ton of videos up on my youtube account since I posted here last. This was yesterday:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn3W5XgxPGs[/youtube]
Will be playing again today in a couple of hours ...

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Post by C-Fan » 22 Jul 2011 07:43

More posts please. One post per month is a bad average. The world needs more spinning footage!

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Post by sen » 22 Jul 2011 16:08

More broken arm footage!

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Post by Allan » 23 Jul 2011 14:55

Both of my arms are broken! I tried playing a few days ago, but it sucked. Spinning hurts. Any up-time concepts hurt. My left elbow swelled up a bit after (no cast = no support on the joint), and it's hurt like a MF ever since. My physiotherapist says it all looks fine; I didn't do any real damage by playing, but all the same, I think I'm going to give it another couple of weeks before I try again.

I'd love to be playing every day like we were last year at this time. Last year was a good year. Dylan was in town and we played for, like, 32 days in a row or something. Then Worlds ... memorable to say the least.

Whereas this summer has really kind of sucked. Our weather here has been consistently 5-10c below average, Dylan is off on his adventures, and I'm fuckin' broken. No footbag for this kid.

Not to be overly negative: I have been very thankful for Matt Emmings and Jeremy Kumbruch. Matt has been a consistent once-a-month or so shred partner for 10 years +. Jeremy stopped playing for a while, but has really gotten back into it over the past year or so. I owe my whole life in footbag to Jeremy (he gave me my first pair of lavers for one thing), so it's awesome every session he comes out. I've stolen so much from his style ...

I am trusting that as soon as I am able, I will be making up for lost time by playing and publishing frequently :)

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Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 23 Jul 2011 16:22

Dude, I heard about the broken arm thing. Skateboarding, if I remember correctly? How exactly did you do it? I used to skate too, but I slowly started to fall out of it while getting more serious with footbag. Bummer that happened...

I've really looked up to you in my recent years in footbag, especially for my spinning stuff. So thanks for being the player that you are.

Props on the recent vids too.

Here's to successful arm healing.
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Post by BryanFournier » 29 Jul 2011 17:26

Get well Allan, you're a beast of a footbagger

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Post by Allan » 18 Aug 2011 11:30

If you care why I called it "Ya didn' land it!" listen to the background audio at the end carefully.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm2Gk9sUDR4[/youtube]
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Post by Jazzkid » 18 Aug 2011 11:44

^ That last was SICK !!! Also nice double spinning clipper>spinning osis....I liked the way that combo looks alot......also... good luck with the kick flip :wink:

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