The Daily News – Longview Man Riding The Footbag Wave (2009)

This is a fairly in-depth conversation with Aaron Shepard, who was very active in the scene in the late 2000s, making bags and going to many competitions.

Remember standing in a circle with friends, trying to keep a Hacky Sack from hitting the ground? What began as an idle kids’ game for most people has turned into a true passion for Longview-area resident Aaron Shepard.

Shepard, 28, thought he was “pretty good” as a teenager kicking around a Wham-O brand Hacky Sack, until he saw someone do a few cool tricks with a higher-quality footbag.

“I’d never seen anything like it,” Shepard said. “When I asked the guy about it, he suggested I go to a footbag competition, meet some people and see what competitive footbag was all about.”

You can read the full article here.

I couldn’t find any Youtube video in a quick search, but you can find a link to an Intermediate routine of his from Euros 2005.