Episode 98: Dr. Kate Dow Dreams of Frisbee

  • In 1986 Kate graduated, left Santa Barbara for San Diego and was pleasantly surprised by the new group of people that created an impressive Freestyle scene.
  • Kate talks about the relationships between players of the other disc sports and why she thinks there were certain connotations they had of Freestylers.
  • Randy asks Kate about her process when creating a routine.
  • A move to Reno for a job and finishing her dissertation required her to put Freestyle on hold for a while.
  • Then other life happened and took her in a different direction.
  • Her desire is there, but her body parts don’t always cooperate.
  • Kate shares some of her favorite Frisbee experiences, tricks, and kitchen utensils.
  • She also has some valuable advice for new players.

Kate’s professional life has really taken off and she recently published a book called Fear-Less: The Art of Using Anxiety to Your Advantage. Learn more about the exciting work she is doing at KateDow.com

Episode 97: Konn Kummings and the Origin of “Spaunch”

Photo by Maren Tyler

  • In 1989, WFDF was held in England, and Konn shares his experience playing with Adrian Wainright.
  • Although they did not have the most ideal practice circumstances, they focused on difficulty vs presentation, and they ended up winning. 
  • Konn, Jake, & Randy discuss the variables that drive performance & how judging impacts the game. 
  • Konn has some interesting thoughts on how he views difficulty and the correlation to the amount of time it takes to master certain moves. 
  • Konn shares his impressions of meeting Donny Rhoades for the first time. 
  • Congrats to Jake & Ryan on their recent WFDF win! 

Episode 96: Patrick Chartrand – 3 time Canadian Freestyle Champ

  • Toronto Raptors win!!
  • Charles Tips book was his go to guide and find out who the HOF “guy” was who changed his life forever.
  • Toronto has a “beach” scene with a sweet wind?
  • Ken Westerfield – mentor and showman took Patrick and others under his wing and showed them the demo ropes.
  • Kosmic Katastrophe – what the heck is it and why is it a Canadian thing.
  • The Death Disc & Buzz Bee – just what you think they might be:)

WFDF – World Overall Championship – Freestyle will be live streamed July 12 & 13 and don’t miss the new integration with the judging system. You will be able to see the players names and how they scored live, plus much more!

Episode 95: Daniel O’Neill, A Creative Wizard

  • Daniel shares how he was introduced to Freestyle by a fellow student named James on his first day as a freshman in college.
  • He practiced in his dorm room and learned to delay almost immediately.
  • Although it took a while, both Daniel & James earned the acceptance and the mentorship of the NY crew, who encouraged them to focus on the basics.
  • Daniel talks about specific players that have been most influential to his game.
  • Find out how Emma Kahle worked her way into the Columbia Campus threesome and what they named themselves.
  • Randy asks Daniel how he has dealt with comparisons between him and James.
  • Jake provides some of his own insight as he played so often with his brother, Matt.
  • Can you believe it? Shootin’ the Frizbreeze has had nearly 20,000 downloads to date & we are approaching 100 episodes!
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Episode 93: John Kirkland On the Samurai Warrior

John Kirkland and Team FrisbeeGuru

  • Jake & Randy talk about their highlights from the 22nd Jammers Championship in Jacksonville, FL. Congrats to Jake Gauthier, Daniel O’Neil, & Dave Murphy who took the win in Open Pairs, and to Lori Daniels and Dave Murphy who took the win in Mixed Pairs. Special thanks to Paul Kenny for hosting the event!
  • John no longer plays Freestyle, but he has continued to play Disc Golf, and he explains why that is.
  • John finds DDC more intriguing than Freestyle, and he encourages others to take a crack at it.
  • Jake asks who he thinks the best player is, past and present.
  • John gets philosophical when talking about some of his favorite experiences.
  • How do you handle your emotions when you’re jamming?
  • Coming Up the German Championships will be live streamed on May 31st – June 2nd. Thanks to Chris Belaj for making that possible!

Episode 92: Fabio Sanna Paints with Air

Fabio Didge

  • Fabio shares something about himself that many don’t know and talks about how it has enhanced his Freestyle game.
  • Jake asks Fabio what advice he has for new players.
  • He is a self-proclaimed monomaniac, and you’ll hear why.
  • Randy asks Fabio to name who he’d play with under the most ideal circumstances and some other bizarre questions.
  • He also reminisces about his first world championships and everything that goes along with that.

Reminder that Jammers 22nd Annual Tournament is on May 18th and will be live streamed.

Episode 91: Rick Castiglia Wouldn’t Change a Thing!

Photo by Scott Star

  • The Coloradicals were the first World Champions from Colorado, but why did the team break up?
  • Rick moved to San Diego, and everyone just kind of went their own way.
  • They all remained great friends, but they spread the jam elsewhere.
  • Rick shares his most memorable jams…
  • He also talks about meeting Stacy Anderson, now McCarthy, and how they made a living doing demos.
  • Jake asks about Art of Disc where he partnered with Dave Schiller and Joel Rodgers.
  • Rick is one of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees. The ceremony for all 2019 inductees will take place at the Worlds in Seattle in October 10th – 13th.
  • Virginia States 2019 are in progress, if you don‘t catch the live stream, tune in later for the recorded version.
  • Don’t forget we will be livestreaming the 22nd annual Jammers Championship in Jacksonville, Florida on May 18th!

Episode 90: Kate Dow and the Pros and Cons of Playing in the Moment

Kate Dow Catches Flamingo

Photo by Kyle Hughes

      • Its jam season and Jake asks Randy what he is going to be working on…their conversation goes places you might not expect.
      • Kate Dow talks about some of her favorite players, and how inspirational they were to her.
      • She shares how she learned about consecutivity.
      • The Venice Green and the family environment was a highlight for Kate.
      • She struggled with the balance of jamming and having fun, with competing and not being too hard on herself.
      • She talks about the pros and cons of playing in the moment and the beautiful flow that can create.
      • Kate, Randy, and Jake discuss the impact of this to new players that aren’t on the same level. What are some possible solutions for this?
      • Virginia States will be live streamed the weekend of April 27th, so check it out!

Episode 89: Konn Kummins – Gets InterDISCiplinary

Konn Catches a Square Root

  • Konn talks about his travels to the jam mecca of Santa Barbara and what is what like to be there during it’s heyday.
  • Joey Hudoklin became an unknowing mentor and Evan David inspires once again mentor.
  • How many different disciplines did Konn employ to improve his game?
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