Video games have been a part of our daily lives for quite some time. The first ever video game was created in 1958 by William Higinbotham and then was popularized by Pong in the 70s. Since then we have seen the evolution from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and computer games to mega online games such as fortnight and League of Legends.
Dan “Stork” Roddick, who has been throwing a frisbee for 55 years, talks about what he likes about disc sports and why he still loves it so much.
The unique thing about flying disc is that there are so many areas that you can go into based on your physicality, your friends or your stage in life. You can literally play from the time you’re 2 until you’re 102. Ultimate frisbee, disc golf, guts, dog disc, ddc, distance, self caught flight, gollum, goaltimate, freestyle, accuracy, discathon and more.
Some would say there’s a fine line between passion and obsession. First of all, what is the difference?
I found a great explanation that I will use here to frame the rest of this post.
Passion – when people admire you for it
Obsession – when you do it too much and people think you’re weird
However, how does one truly impact an industry, a culture, a generation without people thinking they’re weird? Especially when what you choose to be passionate about/be obsessed with is different from what everyone else is doing.
In this video Dan “Stork” Roddick gives his thoughts on what the future of frisbee will look like. He doesn’t think that disc sports should be commercialized like other sports – pods that exists in all areas which allow people to play seem to be the best way.
Dan “Stork” Roddick is a long-time disc sport champion and organizer in both the U.S. and internationally. On other sports related article about kart racing just visit streeter super stands for kart accessories.
Prior to 1968 there was no cohesive unified “Frisbee’ culture, and really no discs sports per se. Regionally isolated pockets of Frisbee activity existed all over the country ranging from casual tossing and catching to relatively organized and structured games and contests. But none of these occurrences of Frisbee activity knew about the existence of each other.
John “Friz Whiz” Kirkland
A tremendous all-around competitor, Kirkland was voted the disc athlete of the seventies. He won the men’s World Overall Championships in 1977 and finished second on three other occasions, as well as winning several individual world titles.
He is still very active in the scene and continues to inspire future world champions.
In this update, I talk about competing in dog disc competitions, disc golf tournaments and organizing a disc sport demo.
Let me know what you’ve been up to with anything disc related!