Cuffing: Changing the discs angle

Since I saw the finals of the Amsterjam I was very impressed, how some Players can handle the disc in really strong winds. Pipo Lopez showed me the basics of the cuffing technique and when I went home to Berlin, I tried to use it. But everytime I touched the outer rim, the disc just fell down or lost almost all the z’s.

What is the best way to learn manipulating the discs angle? Do I need a strong wind or is it possible to learn cuffing indoors?

Big Moves: Lusti Connects The Neurons

(Quicktime, 183k)

Where: Savion, Israel
When: December, 2004
Who: Dan Lustiger
Why: Because he’s learning too fast.

Israel’s Dan “Lusti” Lustiger is 15, but that doesn’t stop him from doing a toe delay to neurons to a crow in his room. There are rumors of many different against moves and a double spinning catch in that same room.

Click here for two more Lusti videos.

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Profile: UK’s Newest Generation

Timmy “Magic” Broxup
(Timmy’s Shrednow Profile)

We have heard about the freestyle explosion in Italy and Israel, the emergence in Germany, France, Denmark and the Netherlands. Something else is happening. Below the radar, a group of young freestylers from the UK has been on a freestyle mission. With the help of The Secrets of Pro Disc Freestyle, they have been studying and practicing and jamming, and they are getting good very quickly. Most importantly, most of them already have nicknames.

If you went to the European Championships, you may have met Timmy “Magic” Broxup or Russell “I don’t have a nickname yet” Scott. You may have met John “Johninho” Coxhead or Joe “The Flow” McCrave on MSN’s Instant Messenger. They are four of the new freestylers from the UK. Most of us have not jammed with them yet.

And in this nucular, high tech age, we don’t have to wait until our travels bring us to the same destination to meet them. They have already filmed videos to introduced themselves through their website,

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Dear Santa Claus (Caro Babbo Natale),

Dear Santa Claus,
in this year I had been soooo good & nice!
So, I want (desire) some gifts from you:
1) I deside other videos, in Shrednow. I like old videos, very nice, but I like more see the "artist" that I know well: Murphy, Lewis, Oberhous, Pat Marron, Paul Kenny….and Arthur Coddington, a strange but very good player.
2) I desire (but maybe is impossible for you too, make this gift…) I deside so much see one video about a player that I loved but is 15 years that I havent his notice: his name is Kon, is an English player, a fantastic, incredible player. He won the European Freestyle Championship in 1986 with Clay & Bibo…
He played with another fantastic player: Adrian. The last time I see him, was in 1989 at Essex, at the WFDF.
I dont have notice about him…the best is have notice, the best nr.2 is see one video about Kon…
OK, Santa Claus, thank you. And I promise you that I will every soooo good & nice with freestylers!
Kiss & peace

Big Moves: Dave Schiller, 1998 FPAW

(DivX: 412k, Quicktime: 716k)

When: 1998
Where: Greenlake Park – Seattle, WA
Who: Dave Schiller
Why: FPA Worlds – Co-op Semifinals

While playing with Danny Cameranesi and Joel Rogers in the 1998 FPA Worlds co-op semifinals, Dave Schiller came back from two frustrating individual combos with this one that made up for everything.

Media Moments: 1996 Jeep “I Got It”

(DivX, 2.0 meg, 720k)
(Quicktime, 428k)

When: 1996
Where: On television all over the US
Who: Dave & Amy Schiller
Why: Jeep wanted to sell cars.

Just before the 1996 US Open, Jeep started casting a commercial with a Frisbee theme. People travelled to San Diego for auditions. In the end, Dave Schiller and Amy Bekken (now Amy Schiller) were hired for the spot, which was filmed the week of the U.S. Open. Amy gave up a likely overall and freestyle title, and Dave gave up a great shot at the U.S. Open freestyle championship to promote a great image for disc sports. Yes, they are really on those mountains.