Flippy Guy Shows his Vision of Freestyle at FPAW2013

Most people have never seen Michael Clarke freestyle. His style is unforgettable and a distant offshoot of the popular approach to freestyle we see most often. Rather than basing itself on a traditionally-spinning disc or even the nail delay, Clarke’s style is based on third world spin. In Clarke’s freestyle, the disc spins by flipping end over end. It’s an amazing, hypnotic sight. The freestyle community hasn’t seen him in a while, and we remembered him by his flippy disc style. His myth grew to the point where he became known only as Flippy Guy. Imagine the thrill when he visited last week’s FPA World Championships in Santa Cruz. We were even more lucky when he agreed to move off the sidelines and do a demo on the main competitive field.