Feb 23
Footbag in the Media in Chile
icon1 Daniel_Boyle | icon2 Guest Posts | icon4 02 23rd, 2013| icon3 Comments

Footbag has had some publicity in the media this week. Firstly, an English class with Chile’s top athletes was televised on two sports news programs (Vive Deportes and CDO), while Diario del Futbol ran a profile about Footbag.

Daniel Boyle plays footbag in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Photo: Francisca Borquez

In a football obsessed continent, the Diario del Futbol looks to promote both smaller competitions and clubs, as well as sports that are associated with football.

Appearing in this publication is a great chance to get some further publicity for the sport. The link to the interview is in Spanish, but you can find some more information about the Footbag and English programs, which Flying Clipper has donated 100 footbags toward, in an article at English language publication I Love Chile.

The video below shows a different angle on sports and education, with footbag on display outside of the controversial Universidad del Mar. The university has been closed down by the Chilean government after a long running corruption case.

Students have taken matters into their own hands, taking over the university. Protests for education in Chile have made headlines over the past years and with an election coming up in 2013, the students will be sure to return to the streets this year.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNB5er_m6Bk]

For more information on Footbag in Chile, visit the Footbag Chile website.

Feb 20

Flying Clipper has recently sent 24 juggle balls (11 Phat Tyre, 13 Phat Tyre Speeders) to Alex Barron of the UK. Alex is a world class numbers
juggler who has qualified 11 balls. Here is a link to a video of Alex juggling 11 balls:

Flying Clipper sought him out to test our new numbers juggling balls the Phat Tyre 12 and Phat Tyre Speeder. If you have not heard, Phat
Tyre juggle balls employ a unique blend of filler material consisting of recycled tire rubber and stainless steel pellets for filler material and are
not only 100% handmade but also machine washable.

Flying Clipper is obviously anxious to hear back from Alex and get his response and we will pass his feedback on to our fans when we receive

Our motto here is “When jugglers talk, Flying Clipper listens!”

Feb 20
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqyW0DShis&w=560&h=315]
It’s that time of year again! The Fourth Annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest is looking for the best educational video that will provide aid to even more jugglers across the world. This is an open event to jugglers, object manipulators, flow artists and physical performers across all spectrums. You don’t even have to be a member of the IJA! Just submit your video between March 1st-31st. There is no time limit for your tutorial and you can upload as many videos as you want. Just know that your odds of winning go way up if you have one OUTSTANDING video. There is just one requirement- make sure that there is physical representation of The Fourth Annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest in your video. Take a gander here at the IJA Video Tutorial Contest page to get an inside look at what the judges are looking for this year. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page too.
Go to juggle.org or e.juggle.org to enter!
Good luck and may the best video win!