Big Moves: A Joey Bail

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When: 1986
Where: La Mirada, California
Who: Joey Hudoklin
Why: 1986 US Open Freestyle Final

One of the reasons Joey’s game makes a statement is that he pushes things as far as they can go, but no further. At his best, he doesn’t press. This combo is a perfect example. He starts the combo in one direction, and it doesn’t work. The disc hits his leg and he saves it. Other players might try to push on in the same direction, continuing the combo they wanted, not the combo that was there. So he starts over. He “bails,” except his bail is bigger than the original combo.