Thoughts on Spirit of the Game with Dan “Stork” Roddick

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 (UltimateDisc GolfFreestyle, 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!

Future of Disc Sports

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.

Silent Auction Item: Bongo Board from Fitter First

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:

bongo board

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

MTA Mashup Video

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.