Dear Jamming Family !
First of all, our little jammers community, would like to send congratulations to new FPAW champions! We are watching videos with our jaw on the floor 🙂
After few days of brain and body recovery still getting back to reality from my dream that has happend at Debki last week. For me that was the most amazing frisbee weekend i’ve ever had !!!
So many good vibes, laugh :), joy of play at the beach, positive people, discs… Weather was perfect and we were jamming like crazy in “party mode” at the same time. Sandslash is more about fun than competition so only two round of open pairs took place. In this first freestyle tournament/jam in Poland we had 3 days of all day jamming and 1 day of competition with totally 14 players involved. This was also our first freestyle players meeting/jam which will make a huge impact on polish players – thanks goes to more experienced jammers like Ilka, Pavel, Notzi for all the ‘tips’ you gave us! This year was definitely a test for us – how does the freestyle tournament works? Experience we collected this year will make next freestyle edition even better (hard to believe it can be “better” 🙂 and definitely more promoted.
Thanks visit of director of The Invisible String, Jan, we had an opportunity to watch the movie for the first time in Poland. And what place is better to watch frisbee movie than a beach? At Friday evening we had premiere and Kontener Beach Bar. We couldn’t provide high quality of equipment, but despite that fact, for me – it was magic to sit there with a beer on my disc, watching with 100 other frisbee players this great documentary about “love between man and flying plastic”. Thank you so much for that !!!
The next two days were full of jaming till night at the beach. We had music-box which helped us energize freestylers with funky tunes as they were hitting moves to the beat. So much happened that is even hard for me to describe the atmosphere we had at Debki. I’m so sad that we haven’t had enough time all together to visit other jam spots there. And at night parties were just amazing with all of You! I haven’t been dancing and having so much laugh since 1999….
No time to write more, but i would like too….Check facebook for videos, photos , and more report soon…
FREESTYLE RESULTS (SATURDAY):
Open pairs finals:
1.Pavel Baranyk (CZ) / Thomas Notzel (GER) – 59/60 points
2.Ilka Simon (GER) / David Tomiak (PL) – 50/60 points
3.Korneliusz Zagórski (PL) / Bartek Dusowski (PL) – 44/60 points
Open pairs semi-finals:
1.Ilka Simon (GER) / David Tomiak (PL)
2.Korneliusz Zagórski (PL) / Bartek Dusowski (PL)
3.Kamil Calinski (PL) / Maciek Grabowski (PL)
1.Pavel Baranyk (CZ) / Thomas Notzel (GER)
2.Konrad Patris (PL) / Michal Maciolek (PL)
3.Tomasz Hemerling (PL )/ Piotr Rasajewski (PL)
4. Radek Lenczewski (PL) / Michal Roginski (PL)
Freestyle Magazine Awards:
Spirit of the jam: Konrad Patris (PL)
Most fashionable person: Kudlaty (PL)
All what happened was so intense that almost all of jammers said that they feel sad on sunday/monday that they have to leave. I really hope most of You can make it next year and it will not collide with date of FPA Worlds. We have so much to offer :)))
Big thanks to: all of people involved in tournament as a jammer or competitor, Jan for bringing The Invisible String to Poland, Sebastian and Ilka for helping with judging system, Pavel for showing us his amazing skills, Notzi for ass-checking , Kudlaty for sleeping at the beach to secure our jam-spot, Radek for rolling, Bartek and Kornel for participation, ultimate players for taking part in freestyle tournament, Freddy Finner and Bill Wright for supporting us with jammerpacks and whizrings, all GrandMaster Flash team for organization of main event and letting us attach freestyle to Sandslash, Kontener Debki for endless parties at the beach…
Photos and Videos soon….
…keep it in the air with ZZZs…
Konrad Patris and Michal Maciolek