PDX Freestyler’s performing for the PSU Vikings

The PDX Freestyle Frisbee team will be performing for the Portland State University Vikings basket ball teams at their half time show. The performances will take place on Jan. 30 @ the 2:00p women’s game and Feb 26 at the 7:05p men’s game. The PDX Freestyle team consists of Lori Daniels, Jake Gauthier, Matt Gauthier, and Lisa Hunrichs. Buy some tickets and see the show…the basket ball game will be a great bonus! HAH!

Jam Report

Todays jam included Lisa, Lori, Jake (me), and the long awaited return of Matt. Matt and Lisa arrived first to the dance studio and warmed up the floor. Lori jumped straight in while Jake got prepared. Soon, the four were on fire. Restricted passes, brushes, kicks, skids and whole-lotta movement where the scene. It was evident after 10 minutes that we were all excited to play with the full cohort after so many months. Within 20 minutes we were winded…its funny how with so much movement, even with four players it’s an aerobic jam. Memorable moments included Lisa’s nice twisto-flex. She also hit many scare crows from every angle off everyone’s set. Lori hit a double spin behind the head and a sweet, unexpected bad attitude from my set. My big move was a twisto set to a spinning phlaud. Matt wins move of the day with his UDs takes. He hit one take behind the back right off the throw and then took it down between his legs, in perfect control. We also had a few practice moments where we each tried various moves including kneeling delay hold to set to hold, switching hands and knees. The jam lasted two hours. As the community center staff began locking up we all hit one last catch (the infamous “catch out”) and then headed back out into the rain. If we’re lucky, we’ll do it all over again tomorrow.

Heinsville on Facebook and Twitter

As Heinsville strives for improvement, we have added a Face Book Page and a Twitter Account. All heinsville blog entries will be posted to twitter. So, follow us to keep up on the latest. On Facebook, we’ll post some unique content, host discussions, and link to our favorite heinville happenings. We’ve also added an about us page to heinsville to help non frisbee freestylers to better understand what we’re all about. Now, let’s all go jam!

Freestyle Frisbee – Word of the Day – Hein

James Wiseman Catches a Gitis.

Hein: adj. (pronounced HAYN): A freestyler, routine, or move that excels beyond expectations. Outstanding, excellent, awesome, or admirable freestyle frisbee play. Although hein is derived from the word heinous (meaning horrific), it is used to describe very positive attributes.

Hein is more than just a descriptor, it is a state of being. As with many disciplines, freestylers constantly strive to reach the next eschalon or level. One may be hein in their own state of progress or one can be hein when their unique freestyle creations inspire and awe others. In effect, as freestylers practice, jam, and compete they are striving to be hein.

Ex. “That was a Hein routine!”

Ex. “What was that hein combo?”

Ex. “Have you seen her jam? She is so hein.”

See also: Shred

*Heinsville: a place to learn and develop freestyle disc (e.g., the place to be Hein).