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).

Jam Report

It was another cold night in Portland, but the gitis twitch could not be ignored. So Lori and I headed over to the community center for a nice in door jam. Somehow two weeks had passed since the last jam so we had to dust out a few cob webs. Ever noticed how a short break can sometimes lead to a break through? That was certainly the case for Lori as she pulled off move of the day over and over. She hit some nice skids, including a perfect right handed one that didn’t touch the rim once. She also hit a nice leg over set to a spinning leg over take, to a few more nice pulls that ended with a spinning behind the head…move of the day! I attempted a couple new ideas tonight. One was pointing my left leg straight while grabbing my toe with my right hand. Then, with my left hand, pass the disc on the outside on my right arm, through the hoop. As the disc falls through the hoop, reach under the left leg and crank it back through…I got close but every time got brain twisted and lost control just before the crank. As the jam wound down, Lori began practicing connect the nerouns and hit 6 in a row. Look out! Lori is on fire!

Seattle Halloween Jam 2009

How much fun is this? Great wind and awesome vibe by the Seattle-lites! And to think that Freestyle Worlds will be returning to the Emerald City (here) in August 2010! (Sorry to Mike Galloupe for forgetting his name in the closing credits). – LD