Jam Report – Turkey Jam

Well, we had in attendance 17 jammers – the youngest at 7 years-old (Erin Armstrong) and the oldest at an undisclosed age-bracket. The wind was challenging, with gusts coming from different directions, but the sun was out in full! Plus, the addition of Boston’s Rick Williams (visiting his sister in the area) made for a great time. See the photo posted to identify all those present. Locals Mike and Tam Wolfe, Scott “the Weav” Weaver, Keith Armstrong and his daughter Erin (the youngest new jammer), Tom Ford, Doug Korns, Carl Dobson, (new jammer) Raj Mistry , Kathe and Luke Smalanskas all represented the CA contingent. Oregonians, Jake and Matt Gauthier, Lisa Hunrichs and Lori Daniels were part of the Pacific NW visiting group. Four hours of jamming flew by, ending with the “death jam” by Jake, Luke, Raj, and Rick. Move of the day is up for debate, however notable moments included Matt’s brush pass to Jake’s double-spin to a kick-brush back to Matt, who then double-spun to a flying barrel-roll (Jeepers!). Also, Scott Weaver’s finesse rolls and spin changes amidst his many hours working hard preparing Weaver Winter Wonderland were also impressive.

Word of the Day – Twisted Turkey

Twisted Turkey: noun. A restricted move, often a catch in Freestyle Frisbee where the arm wraps around the inside leg on the same side. Can be either right arm wrapping around right leg or left arm wrapping around left leg. Ex. “Check out that Twisted Turkey delay!” See also: Figure Four, Perch, Pretzel, or Grape Vine.

Beach Urban Freesyle

Picture it; The Beach Styler’s 2009 freestyle frisbee competition is over. Hours remain before flying home. Only one challenge remains to be conquered…the pier. Jeff, Ryan, Neil, and Jake try a little beach urban freestyle frisbee in San Diego, California

Turkey Jam

Calling all NorCal jammers.There will be a jam on November 28th, 12:00p at Sonoma State University. Jake, Lori, Matt, and Lisa will be in attendance. This is the fifth? annual Turkey Jam. It will be a veritable shred fest. Plus, there will be an after adventure to Weaver’s Winter Wonder Land. Be there, or be square. A disc is round, round is better.

Still not sure? Here’s the video from 2007.

Jam Report

Every Sunday the Multnomah Community Center opens it’s doors to a local church service. For us spin worshipers, that means we can jam in the Dance studio during the service. Today it was Lori and I at jam church, praying for insight into the spin and the wisdom to follow the discs plan for us. Worship warmed up with some speed flow including a few spinning catches by Lori. We then reviewed the book of Larbs, practicing our scare crow brushes. Then it was onto the book of Skippy for some skid pass combos. Finally we broke into the jam, letting our spirits and the disc soar as we peeled out the indies and co-ops. Move of the day nod, according to Lori, goes to me. I had counter UD. I attempted a Saturn rings behind the back pass to myself. However, I hooked the rim too much and the disc nearly turned over. In a diving save attempt to slapped down on top of the disc, completing the turn over and adding spin. Sadly, I not could regain my footing to continue the chase. Despite not making the catch, the shock and awe of a turn-over slap-brush got me the nod.

Word of the Day – “Boosh”

Boosh: verb. 1. Individuals: To be replaced unceremoniously by another freestyler as a partner. To expect to play with a partner or partners, only to learn (indirectly) that another freestyler other than you will be The Partner. (synonyms: jilted, dropped, dumped) Ex. “I just found out that I was booshed by ___ and ___ just before the tournament.”

2. Teams: To assume that your team did not receive adequate points or to have played better than what was judged or what the results indicate. To feel as though the team has lost unfairly. Ex. “Your team was booshed and you should have won it!”