An arvon pull by BDFTP2 Champion Tommy Leitner.
(Photo: Ami Lewis)
Fifteen more pictures inside
Fifteen more pictures inside
On a blistering October day in Walnut Creek, with Santa Ana winds blowing the same dry desert air that fueled massive wildfires in Southern California, the second annual Best Damn Freestyle Tournament Period set a new standard for the turboshred format. Last year, Carl Dobson scored the upset win of the season by defeating Arthur Coddington in the finals. This year he had a much larger gauntlet to pass through to defend his title. Tommy Leitner had returned from Europe. Dave and Ami Lewis happened to be in Northern California for the weekend. And Arthur Coddington was primed for a rematch. Nine other freestylers were determined to mix things up as well.
2003 FPA Worlds
2003 FPA World Champions
OPEN PAIRS: Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis
OPEN CO-OP: Paul Kenny/Tom Leitner/Sune Wentzel
MIXED PAIRS: Lisa Silvey/Arthur Coddington
WOMEN’S PAIRS: Cindy Kruger/Lisa Silvey
OPEN PAIRS FINAL
1. Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis (T 76.9; D 24.5; E 27.7; A 24.7)
2. Tom Leitner/Pat Marron (T 70.4; D 23.8; E 26.1; A 20.5)
3. Clay Collera/Paul Kenny (T 68.7; D 22.3; E 25.8; A 20.6)
4. Dave Murphy/Ted Oberhaus (T 68.5; D 22.7; E 26.3; A 19.5)
5. Jake Gauthier/Randy Silvey (T 66.2; D 22.0; E 22.4; A 21.8)
6. Larry Imperiale/Joel Rogers (T 64.9; D 21.4; E 25.3; A 18.2)
7. Sune Wentzel/Reto Zimmerman (T 64.8; D 21.7; E 24.8; A 18.3)
8. Joakim Arveskär/Stefan Karlsson (T 52.2; D 18.5; E 18.7; A 15.0)
OPEN CO-OP FINAL
1. Paul Kenny/Tom Leitner/Sune Wentzel (T 66.1; D 18.3; E 27.0; A 20.8)
2. Arthur Coddington/Dave Lewis/Dave Murphy (T 62.6; D 19.0; E 21.8; A 21.8)
3. Toddy Brodeur/Jeff Kruger/Reto Zimmerman (T 58.9; D 15.7; E 24.0; AI 19.2)
4. Jake Gauthier/Larry Imperiale/Pat Marron (T 53.3; D 15.5; E 21.2; A 16.6)
5. Lorenzo Apriani/Fernando Botrugno/Clay Collera (T 44.9; D 13.8; E 14.5; A 16.6)
6. Pipo Lopez/Ted Oberhaus/Scott Sailor (T 40.6; D 14.4; E 12.6; A 13.6)
MIXED PAIRS FINAL
1. Lisa Silvey/Arthur Coddington (T 58.9; D 18.9; E 22.2; AI 17.8)
2. Bethany Sanchez/Rodney Sanchez (T 56.0; D 14.3; E 23.1; AI 18.6)
3. Anne Graves/Pipo Lopez (T 53.6; D 16.7; E 23.0; AI 13.9)
4. Karolina Hagenbjork/Roland Karlsson (T 52.4; D 12.5; E 25.9; AI 14.0)
5. Cindy Kruger/Paul Kenny (T 52.2; D 16.6; E 17.2; AI 18.4)
6. Judy Robbins/Dave Murphy (T 49.7; D 15.6; E 19.5; AI 14.6)
1. Cindy Kruger/Lisa Silvey (T 65.1; D 20.7; E 24.8; AI 19.6)
2. Anne Graves/Judy Robbins (T 55.3; D 16.8; E 22.0; AI 16.5)
3. Karolina Hagenbjork/Linda Torngren (T 48.2; D 11.1; E 23.3; AI 13.8)
Spincollectif’s discue de rue video shows an exciting new direction for the sport – street freestyle. I’ve seen throws that bounce off buildings before, but this video takes street freestyle to the next level. Could the outlaw element of street freestyle attract young players who aren’t interested in learning delay skills?
The Whiz Ring is a great training tool to learn and improve your Airbrush and Bodyrolls. It’s a small plastic ring, that floats beautifully in a light breeze with almost no spin. Because it is so light, you don’t hurt yourself when learning to brush.
Currently the FPA Competition Manual does not define when an Artistic Impression judge should start evaluating a performance. In Rimini, several teams put on lengthy sketches before the first disc skill. How should judges score thematic introductions?
What is your most unforgettable freestyle memory from 2003? What moment sticks with you? What experience changed freestyle forever for you?
How did you find out about freestyle? What made you try it?
How much should it costs to enter a competition? I’ve paid as much as $125 to play in a competition and heard complaints about entry fees as low as $5. What is a reasonable entry fee, and what do you expect to get in return for your entry fee?