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UK players! (there loads as it happens).
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



Joined: 09 Oct 2004
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Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:31 pm    Post subject: UK players! (there loads as it happens). Reply with quote

Contrary to popular belief there are a host of UK footbags players. I just don't think enough of them know about this (and other) web sites and forums.

Down here in Brighton there are about 10 people I know who shred regularly (but mostly only in the Summer. We're a mixed group geographically speaking. Finland, France, Australia Holland and ofcousre UK people.

I'll have to try and get them on here. Would like to meet up with other people too in the south.

Any takers?


Pete
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Alexander Trenner (mr.alex)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 26 clubs and 142 members from the U.K. registered on footbag.org. But I don't know if these are still active. You can do a search in the members area and maybe you can find someone around or in your town.
I hope you'll find some shredders soon.
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Nice one. I'll take a search through and seewhat's active still.

What type of bag do you use by the way?

Pete
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Alexander Trenner (mr.alex)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a handsewn bag from Bernhard. I also bought a bag from sylwan from switzerland, which was so nice, but I lost it Embarassed to lose a really nice bag is a really bad experience, I felt so stupid and bad.
Which bag do you use and what tricks can you hit? It would be nice to see you at a tournament if you can manage this. It's definitly a lot of fun Very Happy
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a link to a site for these bags?
I'm not familiar with just the names. Need an image.

I use a 'Knofler' Mr. Sandbag footbag from the States. Really like the weight and bounce yet the superb ease of stall that these babies give.

To be honest I'm not too up on trick names. We probably don't use name terms that are widely recognised generally.

I'd love to do a tournament! Simply for the group shredding and socialising. who knows. Might make it to Finland...

Pete
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Alexander Trenner (mr.alex)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no site for these bags. It's a green and black 32 panel bag made with alcantara, which is like facile. I was actually pretty lucky to get one, because he hadn't much time and now he studies in finland until next summer.
A mr.sandbag is a pretty good bag too.
It doesn't matter what tricks you can do and how you call them, the important thing is that you have fun. I was just interested at what level of play you are. Wink
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good.

I definitely play at a level of 'fun' first and other than that I'm fluid and confident, have a good batch of tricks to pull off and play as much as possible.


Very Happy
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Tom Mosher (mosher)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw man,
When I was in brighton I had a solo-session in a park and some random hacky sacker joined up with me. I wish i had known there was a posse pf players to shred with while I was there.
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man if you're ever here again email and get in touch or simply go to the sea front and outside Gemini's bar there are always a group of us on any given sunny day.
Sun, beach, beer, ladies and a damn good hack session.

Next time eh.
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Tom Mosher (mosher)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, I won't be back for quite some time.

I was going to school in England this summer at Hearstmonceaux Castle in East Sussex.

I shredded on the beach walkway the day I was there too!

Too bad I missed you.
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Ian Pritchard (chopper)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey dude who are your Australian players? do they ever come back to Aus and play or are they permanent residents in the UK?

Im probably going to be in Europe next year for a holiday, ill be in England for a while at first so maybe we can shred together

ill contact you when i know more about what im doing.
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if they're Aus residents vsiting UK or vice versa. Definitely give me a email if you're thinking of coming over here. You could do worse than to stop off in Brighton on the south coast for a while. Any sunny day there'll be some of us on the sea front.


Laters.
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Phil Schaefer (phipson)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

you talked about english Acive players? I spent 3 years in the midlands near Banbury and had a couple of friends who played with me. I don´t know what they are doing at the moment, but apparently some of them went to London and oxford. I am gonna try to contact them to send you their e-mails. Maybe this helps a little. So, you are all from Brighton? When will bet he next tournament, I would like to join it.

Laters

phips
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Pete King (MrKnofler)



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No actual tournaments around these parts that I'm aware of. I doubt there'll be any play until next spring eithjer as the weather (especially down here on the coast) is really rainy and windy through the winter months.

If anyone (you or people you know) are in the area do get in touch and see who's about.

Sunny days on the beach are a distant memory already!

Roll on 2005.
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Thomas Smyth (thom)



Joined: 31 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its good to hear things are getting better across the water but footbag here in Ireland and especially in Northern Ireland appear to be pretty non-exsistant.

Has anyone heard anything about footbag in Ireland?
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