Episode 135: 6 Crazy John Brooks; if the Name Fits, Wear It!

Bud Light Team Itinerary

Crazy continues sharing stories of Japan and how some of their interesting cultural attributes played out in relation to Freestyle. A fascinating conversation takes place about the popularity of leg warmers. Crazy talks about the success of Donnie & Camilla & amazing gig they lost to a dog. He shares stories of being at the Playboy Mansion, and wild escapades with the Bud Light Tour in Aspen. Find out who his dream jammers are.

Jake & Lori had a great guest jammer, but you’ll have to listen to this to find out who it was.

Episode 134: Amy Schiller – Beach Jammer

Amy Schiller Chest Roll

Amy is back and she talks about some of her favorite travel hot spots. The year of 1990 was an epic year for Amy. She talks about a couple ideals when it comes to jam size and wind conditions. She loved watching the Tiny Room competitions and seeing all the new players. The advice she has for beginners is to master a strong throw. Amy talks about her sweetest win and the pros and cons of being competitive.

Who is planning on going to Virginia States in September?

Episode 133: Krae Van Sickle on Innovation

Krae returns to talk about the past, present, and future of Freestyle. Freestyle routines are designed for the judging systems and he has some creative ideas for expanding the current format. The Tiny Room Challenge is a great example of recent innovation. Krae shares his thoughts on the freedom of Mob-Ops, planned routines, and using different modalities. Jake & Randy discuss the language of Freestyle and how it shifts over time.

Episode 132: Crazy John Brooks and the Mickey Mouse Surprise

John addresses the rumors of his notorious hotel ledge walking and other high-flying escapades. He shares his time living in Japan in the 80’s and what drove his desire to move. John is a multi-talented player with impressive skill sets in all disciplines.

Kudos again to everyone involved in the Tiny Room Challenge #3! Congrats to Juliana Korver and Tommy Leitner for their first place finishes!

Episode 131: Skippy Jammer Talks about the Legends of the Game

Skippy gets a a trophy from Bill

He goes back to the 1980’s and identifies some of the best players during that time. He also talks about some of the forgotten players that made an impact. Have you ever wondered how the FPA came about? Skippy shares some history of its’ creation.

Did you tune into the Tiny Room Challenge?  Thanks to Ryan, James, Daniel, and everyone that made the event a success!

Episode 130: Larry Imperiale, a Jambassador

Larry Paga 2011

Larry continues discussing Paganello and the foundation of the “Euro Wave”. Randy & Larry share memories of the midnight Ultra Mundo Disco at Paganello, which unfortunately is a blast from the past. Larry shares some of what he refers to as “small world stories” that have resulted from his many travels. As someone who has had a long, successful career, Larry reminisces about some of his most memorable routines. He also gives some advice to younger players.

Tune in to the Tiny Room Challenge 3 on February 6th & 7th, and February 13th & 14th.With the jammers on the net yahoo email group being removed, Tom Leitner has set up a new google-groups version. Click here to go to the sign up page.

Episode 129: Amy Schiller, “Dude, I’m Open!”

Lori Daniels joins Jake & Randy to call out 3 women who are up and coming Freestylers. They all played at the World Urban Games 2019. Jake calls out 2 additional women from Medellin that you should keep your eyes on too.

Thanks to Char Powell for starting the Women of Freestyle Facebook page. Also, check out the Freestyle Frisbee Women’s Covid CoOp video.

Amy returns and describes her Freestyle partnership with her husband Dave, what their routine building process looks like, and how they have built on different sequences over the years. As the winner of many world titles, she shares how she works up her confidence to compete.

Amy shares the impact of having 2 champion Freestyler parents on her son, Brady, a freshman in college and a dedicated musician. Here is Brady’s band, Glean on Spotify, including the song Evanston, that Amy mentions has special meaning to her.

Episode 128 – Jake, Randy, & Surprise Guest Select the First ever Freestyle Fantasy Draft

Jake, Randy, & the legendary Doug E Fresh, each select their Fantasy teams of 5 men and 3 women for the upcoming year. Listen in to find out how the scoring works and you can participate as well. Post your team in the comments below before Feb 1 and at the end of the year, the team with the most points will win a FrisbeeGuru T-Shirt.

Happy Holidays to all of you and sending hope & optimism for 2021!

Episode 127: Krae Van Sickle the Zen Flow Master

Krae DelayKrae talks about playing with Evan David and why he has had an impact on so many players. Find out the origins of the Flaming Gitis catch. Hear about the trip around the country in the blue van with the Kitsilano Kats which included John Anthony, Bill King, & Jim Brown. Krae talks about the intent of the video, Zen & the Art of Freestyle. He philosophizes about the merging of the disc and your energies; it is really quite beautiful and a timely metaphor for life.

Stay tuned for our next episode where Jake, Randy, & a special guest draft their Fantasy Freestyle Teams. 

Episode 126: Crazy Adventures with Crazy John Brooks

Crazy John Share his love of the flying discJohn continues with more stories about the Bud Light Tour with Joey Hudoklin and Chipper Bro Bell.

Find out about adventures in a Potato Chip Factory and travels to China, where there was an unfortunate culture clash.

How would you describe your frisbee apparel style?