Cass shreds - Spring Training 2024

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Re: Cass shreds - USO 2023

Post by acxel22 » 13 Jun 2023 03:08

Id love to hit london in fall! Thanks for long write ups it helps when we miss events!
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Post by boyle » 15 Jun 2023 03:15

Nice to see you on here and nice to see a recap of the US Open. I haven't really seen much video so far, but there's been some photos and stuff and it looked like a cool event.

I'm really disappointed I can't go to Medellin, as I went before about 10 years ago and it was a really cool experience. I would also like to help them out and I'll see what I can do from long distance, but it's really not the same.

Glad to hear you hit a ripstein mid circle competition, you are really great at that trick. Have you ever hit the trick where you do ripstein bail to osis? I have no idea if that has a name, but it looks pretty cool, trick for people like Evan.

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Post by Asmus » 19 Jun 2023 01:04

Thanks for the great write-up. Sounds like things are well in general and that makes me happy. Hope to see both of you soon.

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Post by Muffinman » 24 Jul 2023 06:26

Great to read your write-up and experience an event vicariously. Sounds like it was a fun time! What does this mean though? Because of lack of number of active NA players?:
Cass wrote:Footbag events have been few and far between these last few years, for obvious reasons.

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Post by Tjuggles » 24 Jul 2023 14:27

I thought it was because of the pandemic...
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Re: Cass shreds - USO 2023

Post by Cass » 24 Sep 2023 07:01

Thanks for the replies everyone. I miss you all!

Yes, I meant because of the pandemic haha!

I went to a small local art/music festival yesterday and kicked with Zach. That was a lot of fun.

8 of us are staying at an Airbnb by the lake next weekend. Four of us in the group are footbaggers since a couple of the original attendees dropped out. So that is shaping up to be a nice mini footbag jam.

The week after that we are visiting family in California. Hoping to get a shred in with Brian.

I got promoted to a management position at work since my old boss left. The money is nice but it’s also a bit more stressful. It seems to be going alright though.

Can’t believe it’s already almost October. I really hope Montreal hosts worlds next year.

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Post by acxel22 » 24 Sep 2023 19:23

Cass wrote:
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Can’t believe it’s already almost October. I really hope Montreal hosts worlds next year.
hopefully we have an answer in the next month, the team started doing researches and meetings, I was in the last one

fingers crossed
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Post by boyle » 28 Sep 2023 12:36

I'm hoping to go to Worlds next year. We'll see what happens. I know reading the press in Colombia the people reporting that were talking about strong possibilities of Montreal.

The year is certainly flying by...but don't we have a couple of days of September left?

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Post by Muffinman » 06 Oct 2023 18:32

Mini jam sounds fun! So does California! I really want to visit again.

Congrats on the promotion, Cassy! That's so awesome. Hopefully it becomes less stressful soon.

Oooh Montreal Worlds...

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Post by Cass » 27 May 2024 10:03

Thank you Erik! I have settled into my new management position and it has become less stressful for the most part which is great. I am enjoying having more control over how the company is run, finding new efficiencies and so on.

Exciting that worlds is in fact in Montreal this year. Hope to see everyone there!

This weekend was Spring Training in Pittsburgh. Derek and I drove down with Zach. We met up with Dante in St. Catherine’s for Pho just before the border and then he drove himself to the event separately. Brandy hosted everyone at her new place. It was a lot of fun and also two day footbag events feel like such a tease. I cannot wait for a full week of worlds.

I have been having some issues with my left knee lately and took a couple weeks off prior to the event to heal it. I was still quite nervous to play on it. Luckily the event site is a golf course area with grass they use to replace the green. So we had some nice flat even grass to kick on which was actually sort of gentle on the joints. Some people with goo on their shoes found it to be a bit slippery. But it was the first time I’ve been to an event where all the freestylers also played on grass. Most grass is obviously not suitable for freestyle so this was quite a unique situation. I was happy to avoid the blacktop.

Saturday we dealt with quite a bit of weather. It rained all on and off and got very windy at times. Then it would be sunny again. I did get some time to shred but did not want to keep starting and stopping as it continued to rain. Chinsen is an incredible shredder in person and super fun to hang out with. I was so impressed with the dense combos he can hit first try. I got to play a bit of hack/kicky with Josh Gayhart, his daughter and her friend which was a lot of fun.

Over the course of the weekend I had fun shreds with Christopher, Derek, Boats, Chrissy, Dante, Bonslaver, Zach, Travis and Lyric. I think I missed shredding with Ben Barrows, Drew, and Ben Babyak. Had a lot of fun hanging out also with Nori, Brandy’s husband David (who also enjoys tequila.. to my detriment Friday night/Saturday morning) and some of the net players (Dan Greer and his family, Tony, Cory, Jim, Mark, etc).

The golf club we were at had mildly alcoholic slushies which were a highlight and nice way to cool down. They also had showers available which is perfect before a long drive home.

The freestyle presence was strong. Always great to see the footbag fam. And most people that were there are also planning to attend worlds.

There was ping pong and kitchen glow hack at the after parties. Dante basically dominated at ping pong.

Sunday we had a little more luck with the weather. Some nice hang outs and shred were had before the final goodbyes.

Highlights for me included Ripstein BSOS two out of three tries over the weekend and getting props from Christopher Schillem. I also felt that I caught some strong runs on camera which is rare for me at footbag events.

Overall the event had an interesting vibe. It’s funny how each event is unique in its own way. Each attendee adds their own special piece to the puzzle to create a new experience.

Shout out to Brandy for hosting a bunch of wild footbaggers in her house while pregnant and taking care of a (very adorable) two year old. And many thanks to Brandy and Chris Siebert for organizing the event. And also thanks to David for putting up with all of us in his home.

If you are reading this.. you should come to worlds. See ya!

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Re: Cass shreds - Spring Training 2024

Post by boyle » 30 May 2024 23:24

That's a really good turnout - hope Josh is recovering well. Ripstein BSOS should get props from anybody! I think to play on grass sometimes is fine (much better on the joints) and that golf course surface means it is not very long grass.

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