Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Footbag Resume

  • First Hacky Sack (tried twice & quit); 1989
  • Picked it up again in high school; 1992
  • Introduced to freestyle; 1994
  • World Footbag Championships; 1997
  • (et al.) moderator; 1998 - 2002
  • Vancouver Island, BC school tour; 1998-1999
  • Snickers Ireland Promotional Campaign; 1999
  • Published & served myriad videos; 1998 - 2005
  • World Footbag Championships, Judge, 19th Open; 2000
  • Built; 2000 - 2004
  • Innovated "Street freestyle;" 2000
  • Cameo in "Aggressive Grounds;" 2001
  • Colorado Shred Symposium (Inducted into Big Add Posse); 2001
  • World Footbag Championships; 2001, Judge.
  • Moderator & Admin; 2002 - present
  • Seattle Juggling Footbag Festival; 2001
  • Featured in "Where the Ripwalk Ends;" 2002
  • Seattle Juggling Footbag Festival, 1st place shred :30; 2002
  • World Footbag Championships, Head Judge; 2002
  • Footbag Worldwide logo; 2002
  • Vancouver Open; 2002
  • IFPA Communications Director; 2002 - 2003
  • IFPA Membership Director; 2003 - 2006
  • Seattle Juggling Footbag Festival; 2003
  • Vancouver Open; 2003
  • technical contributor; 2003 - present
  • Seattle Juggling Footbag Festival, Volunteer; 2004
  • Featured in "Fourkast;" 2004
  • Built; 2004 - 2010
  • Footjam 2004; Judge
  • Canadian Footbag Open, Judge; 2005
  • Victoria Footbag Jam, Organizer; 2005
  • 90+ YouTube video uploads; 18,000 views; 2005 - present
  • US Open; 2009
  • World Footbag Championships. Head Judge, VIP Volunteer; 2010
  • Serving & Admin; 2010 - present
  • Facebook Freestyle Footbag group admin; 2010-present
  • redesign; 2011
  • redesign; 2013

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recently ...

Monday, December 27, 2010

YouTube Tag Suggestions

When I published Pentaco 13, youtube looked at my info and decided to suggest some tags to go along with it:

Can ya dig it?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Footbag Versus Hacky Sack in Book Publishing

What's all this do?
When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "footbag", "hacky sack") over the selected years.
Footbag Versus Hacky Sack in Book Publishing

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pentaco 12 - Solo Session

I went into this session thinking: double spinning clipper > spinning symposium twirl ... I put it first, even though it was the last string after an almost hour long solo session. I was stoked to accomplish my goal :)

I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing alone! It was weird.

I apologize for the terrible camera angles and lack of focus. I'm still working out how best to set the camera up when playing solo. I'm going to get better lighting for the spot soon, too.

New Abshire Footbag from Freedom

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pentaco 9 A & B

I started filming this session on the iPhone, but ran out of disk space (I could only get my hands on 16GB model), so I switched over to the Macbook Pro's considerably-lower-quality-but-better-than-nothing camera. The MBP does have the benefit of being having a much wider view, but you just can't argue with 720p.

Here's the first bit of the session (recorded in 720p) where I hit:

22 guiltless; stepping ducking paradox symposium whirl (7 ADDs); I had inspinning symposium twirl off my foot; double spinning osis > stepping far blender > 20 or so contacts.

After the camera switch, I hit a lot of no-plant spinning, including a no-plant double spinning clipper, which was totally fun. Inspinning whirl; fusion - blurrier - paradox torque - etc. at the end, and a couple of classic-me out-of-control catches. The weird looking move after the first blurry dragon fly combo is actual a mixer (double legover). I also used YouTube's AudioSwap feature on this video because the De La were listening to started to annoy me (though at the moment it doesn't appear to have taken).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pentaco 6 Session - HD!

I finally got around to picking up an iPhone 4, and shot this session with it. 720p. Radical.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Penske, Landes, Bevier

This blog is mostly about me and my game, but I'm thinking that when I see a video that stokes me enough to go play, that I should post it ... with that in mind, check this:

Penske Visit Oct 2010 from Nate Linscott on Vimeo.

JIm Penske, Nick Landes and Gordon Bevier play footbag in Portland Oregon, USA.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Video from the past few sessions

Things have slowed down rather dramatically since World's; Dylan left, summer ended, Matt's ankle is still borked. I've gotten really busy with work, but have been dealing with some depression sickness. Life can be a challenge.

On a really positive note, Jeremy Kumbruch has been really getting back into it, and we've been playing 2-3 times a week for the past 2 or so. He's getting his cardio back and is really starting to bust out some amazingly smooth strings. I feel really fortunate to still be playing with Jer after all of these 14 years! I've got a bunch of really nice strings from him from this last session yesterday; if we can ever find the time, I'll make him come over and publish something of it.

I've published a few videos to my youtube since my last post here. It's time to get to work, so without further ado:

Blurry whirling dragon osis, ripper warrior dragon osis, some other stuff ...

Double spin clip - ripwalk - Double spin clip - ripwalk - inpin osis - ripwalk - inpsin osis - drifter?

I was inspired by a hack session earlier in Jonny's backyard, so I decided to try out a barefoot session. It was a lot of fun, and I do think I'll be doing this more often.
Another beautiful summer day ... just a single string here as I was playing myself and not playing well at all.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vic High 4

630 consecutive kicks to warm up tonight; skooled the crap out of blurry blender (stepping out of it); hit blurry whirl > ps whirl > mobius > repeat again; inspinning dragonfly is hard to set out of.

I might update this post later with some video if there's anything good.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vic High Sessions 2 & 3

We're playing, like, every day. I almost feel like I'm just "out of shape" rather than "I don't even have a shape." Feelin' great!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Nucleus Shoes & a Half-Tube of Shoegoo

Of the numerous issues I have with the nucleus, the one I find the most annoying is the instep. It's too rounded off, and it causes me to miss clippers I would have otherwise hit. With my quantum's failing fast, I decided it was time to see if I could address this main issue of mine with some shoe goo :-) I even added a part of a chop stick to one side in an effort to gain a little more stability; we'll see how that works. I'm off to go give these quantum's one last workout, but I'll try out the modded nucleus' tomorrow and report back.

Location:Johnson St,Victoria,Canada