Episode 84: Fabio Sanna is a Fighter

Fabio and his son

  • Happy New Year everyone!
  • Fabio talks about what it was like to be at the beginning of the Frisbee wave in Europe.
  • Fabio says Tommy was the fertilizer that made it grow in Italy.
  • He shares his inspiration for the many videos he created on a website he developed before YouTube, which in turn, inspired many other players.
  • But as a loner spending so much time practicing, he (& others) questioned if he was wasting his time. We clearly know the answer to that!
  • Fabio of course loves to win but shares his insights on what can be gained from losing.
  • Prize money? Fabio doesn’t think we need it, but he likes the idea of contributing more funds towards growing the sport.
  • Jake, Randy, & Fabio have a in depth discussion on the pros and cons.

You may have noticed that a talented guest did the intro… the first person who guesses who it is, will receive a Frisbee Guru t-shirt.

Please tune in to the City vs. City battle on January 12th at 2p.m. eastern time (USA) when NYC takes on Medellin. The next battle will be on January 26th, when Bologna takes on Berlin. The finals will take place on February 9th.

Episode 83: Doug E Fresh Top 10 – Are You a Serious Jammer?

  • Doug E Fresh reveals his top 10 signs you are a serious jammer 
  • City vs City – 4 cities will battle it out for the championship. 
    • New York City
    • Medellin
    • Bologna
    • Berlin
  • What city will be crowned Heinsville for 2019?

Episode 82: Rick Castiglia Hall of Fame Bound


  • Today’s guest, Rick Castiglia, was just inducted into the Freestyle Frisbee Hall of Fame.
  • It was back in 1968 that Rick first laid his hands on a yellow fastback while playing tag with friends. Although he was an avid basketball player, it was a knee injury that led him to his love of Frisbee.
  • Rick shares how he met other players whose names you’ll recognize including Bill Wright & Doug Brannigan. The three of them joined forces in Fort Collins and set off for their great Frisbee adventures in a VW Bug and the Coloradicals were born.
  • Rick has lots of idols that helped him develop his own style of play.
  • Do you like to watch your competitor’s routines? Rick does; hear why.
  • Also find out what Rick’s most memorable victory was.
  • Announcing the inaugural FrisbeeGuru City vs City championship starting on January 12th…..don’t miss it!!

Episode 81: Ryan and James Deep Dive

Ryan Catches Gitis

Photo by Lars Åke Vinberg‎

Ryan and James join Jake and Randy and go into big time Frisbee nerdery.     

  • Ryan talks about his journey and how he has grown so much over the last year. 
  • The Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck was a pivotal read for both Ryan and James.
  • They each share their philosophies on learning, practicing, playing, and how an audience impacts the experience.
  • How many nails do you have in your jam bag?  How do you de-condo your nails, or do you?
  • Ryan’s video on how to make your gitis great.

The first Frisbee Guru City vs. City Championship is coming soon, stay tuned for the details! 

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Episode 80: Konn – Frisbee or School

Konn Kummins catches a Flamingo

  • Konn talks about his early inspirations and some of the prominent Europeans players of the day.
  • Frisbee or school – which one did he choose?
  • Demo life was not for Konn but he did have some memorable experiences.
  • Konn makes the trek to the mecca of Santa Barbara and has some eye opening moments regarding freestyle play that impacted his game.
  • Jam Britania – Novemeber 10 & 11 – will be live-streamed! Konn Cummins, Jason Salkey & Adrian Wainwright will be pairing up again after 30 years – don’t miss the reunion!!!

Episode 79: Kate Dow – Love at First Sight

Kate Dow Catches a Bad Attitude

Photo by Scott Star

We’re excited to have a many time world champion, Rose Bowl champion, and perhaps even the greatest woman player of all time, Kate Dow join us today.

  • Kate started playing in 9th grade, when plans to just toss the frisbee around with a friend turned into seeing people playing freestyle on the Venice Green.
  • She was so mesmerized that she jumped right in and was driven to learn. Several years later, Kate moved her game (& her education) up to Santa Barbara.
  • Competition and winning were bitter sweet for Kate, hear what she says about her experience.
  • She also talks about the perception of men vs. women when they play. Have things changed?
  • The Venice Green and Palm Park are a couple Frisbee mecca’s; Jake & Randy talk about some others.
  • On November 2nd-4th, Jake will be traveling to Ocean Beach, in N. California for the Golden Gate Shred Tournament.
  • A Beachstylers Update – It was originally announced that Jake and Dave Schiller won, however, after a deeper dive on the results, Dave discovered that a rounding error and found that Pavel Baranyk and Harry Skomroch won Open Pairs. Congrats guys!
  • Check out the new photos on the Frisbee Guru Wall of Gurus. Thanks to everyone that’s purchased a t-shirt or contributed.

Episode 78: John Kirkland – This Instant Is What Matters

Young John Kirkland

  • Jake gives Beachstylers in San Diego a big thumbs up!
  • We continue our conversation with John Kirkland, who is known for being an originator of new moves.
  • John talks about how even though certain people have the reputation of throwing surprises, it really is an inclusive process.
  • Jake asks John to share some of his experiences playing with prior partners. It is not surprising that the experiences range from frustrating to magical.
  • John shares some of his favorite Rose Bowl memories, but upon reflections, he realizes that it was all about the journey, not the few minutes of competition.
  • Being present and in the moment with friends is a great message for all of us to takeaway.

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Episode 77: Chipper Bro Bell – Get Hein or Bail


Photo by Scott Star

The conversation continues with the delicious Chipper Bro Bell. He talks about how his game developed while touring and competing with the Bud Light Team. 

  • Hear how the chemistry between he and Joey allowed their spontaneous routines to lead them to victory.
  • Chip, Jake, & Randy really get into talking about consecutivity, what it feels like to each of them, and how they make it work. 
  • The flow is the focus, not the catch.  How do you convey this to a new player? 
  • Chipper comments on the European players, and how their passion reminds him of the 1970’s in the U.S. 
  • It’s all about sharing and inviting others to in.

Thanks to all those that have helped make the live streams a reality; it’s hard to believe there have already been 13 this year! Just so you know, the Podcast is now every other week so Jake & Randy have time to focus on other exciting projects.  Be sure to watch the Beachstylers live stream on October 6th & 7th.  

Episode 76: Stork Provides Deep Insight to Wham-o History

Tyler and Dan Roddick

Episode 75: FPAW 2018 Champ Interviews

Pavel is the first Czec ChampionWe’re back!!

Co-op Champions
Pavel Baranyk – Ryan Young – Dave Schiller

Womens Champions
Emma Kahle – Lisa Hunrichs

Mixed Champions
Matt Gauthier – Lisa Hunrichs

Open Pairs Champions
James Wiseman – Ryan Young

FPAW 2018 Results are here

FPAW 2018 Routines are here

Special thanks to Patron Jay Moldenhauer: he’s made an offer that for every person who becomes a Patron by Sept. 8, 2018, he will donate an extra $50. Become a patron today.