When throwing on the green or when warming up make sure to catch “both ways.” Alternate catching with your right hand versus your left hand on top of the pancake. For good throws, this doesn’t make much of a difference, but if an errant throw is to the right of your body, it will be easier to catch left on top, and the same goes for the other side, but switched. The more comfortable you are catching both ways, the more natural it will be for you to catch with the correct orientation. I guarantee your drops will go down if you work on this.
After a full day of running frisbee workshops, Itay and I filmed this trick shot video at a playground next to our last school of the day.
Dan “Stork” Roddick is a friend and mentor and is widely considered the Godfather of Frisbee. Stork is in all of the frisbee hall of fames (Ultimate, Disc Golf, Freestyle, and Frisbee), has been playing and growing the sport for more than 50 years, and is still actively involved in playing, growing, and guiding the direction of the future of frisbee.
Stork was tasked with writing the section on Spirit of the Game which became part of the rules of ultimate in the 1970’s. I reached out to Stork to ask him more about how the idea of Spirit first came about about below is his response to that question, and a video I filmed of Stork in 2011 talking about the Origins of Spirit. Enjoy!
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.
I’m heading to Fort Collins next week to compete in the 2011 WFDF World Flying Disc Championships and as part of my fundraising efforts, Fitter First has generously donated a Bongo Board which I auctioning off to one of my fans.
Here is what the Bongo Board looks like:
The Bongo is meant to:
- Improve balance and proprioception
- Enhance core strength and stability
- Increase coordination and responsiveness
- Heighten sense of body awareness
- Improve sports performance
I will be competing in the 2011 WFDF World Flying Disc Championships in Fort Collins, Colorado.
One of the events I’m looking to do the best in is MTA or Maximum Time Aloft. Basically you get scored on how long the disc stays in the air. World record is 16.72 seconds.
In this training video, the first throws are all done with no wind and the last throw was on a very windy day. The last throw, had I caught it, would have been around 11 seconds.