5 Stars for the Dirtbag 42-Panel!
We just got a brand new customer review from a customer that recently purchased a Dirtbag 42-Panel footbag from the Flying Clipper Dirtbag Line-Up! This footbag measures 2.25″ in diameter, weighs in at 40-45 grams, and utilizes elongated, truncated hexagons and pentagons to form what we think is our most unusual footbag.
Check out what Shawn has to say about it too!
The product arrived quickly and looks fantastic. The guys at flying clipper do great work I recommend this product to everyone. – Shawn
Tossaball Plush Puppy, Flying Clipper’s new hand and feet juggle ball, is getting Rave Reviews.
Peter Irish, the master of juggling, is raving all about this:
”The Flying Clipper Plush Puppies are by far the best juggling balls on the market for hands and feet juggling. This is the ball I have been searching for for years. Once I got a hold of them, I immediately retired my old balls, and began using these full time. The require virtually no break-in, are a great consistency for stalls and body catches, yet they retain their roundness and don’t “pancake”. These balls are undoubtedly the best resource for any juggler who wants to integrate the hands and feet together in their juggling. The colors are some of the brightest and most beautiful of any juggling balls I’ve ever seen, which is so important for performing. I have used these balls in several shows and dozens of performances and have been completely satisfied. As well as all this, they are FUN to juggle, and have a feel like no other ball. I am grateful to Flying Clipper (and amazed) for creating a ball that exceeds my expectations for exactly what I do. I completely recommend these balls for any type of juggling, and especially for my specialty of juggling with the hands and the feet at the same time. Huge thanks to Flying Clipper!”
Catch Peter Irish using the Tossaball Plush Puppy below!
Here is another great review from another satisfied customer:
“OK, these beanbags are waaay nicer than I thought they would be! I broke my 5 ball endurance the first day I got them because they are so easy to juggle. I like the size and fabric because my hands do not get tired from grabbing them like a ball. They settle gently into my hand and have a beautiful throw. I got 4 rotations of 5 ball mills for the first time with these just yesterday. I’m getting more!”
And a video made by one of our talented customers demonstrating the Tossaball Plush Puppy:
Thanks for all the awesome reviews!
The Flying Clipper is once again an offical sponsor for the 2013 U.S. OPEN Footbag Net Championships!
This year Flying Clipper will be donating 24 Juice Netbags! This netbag is the ideal for the fast growing sport of Footbag Net.
The 2013 U.S. OPEN Footbag Net Champsionships will take place June 29-30 this year in Portland, Oregon! Footbag was born in Oregon in 1972, so what better way to hold this event than where it was discovered. It will be held at Willamette Park, a beautiful riverfront park with flat playing fields. This event offers footbag net play for everyone- beginners, intermediates, and pros! The U.S. OPEN holds the biggest events for women, so ladies make sure to come out. Fans, friends, and supporters welcome!
The U.S. OPEN will kick off Friday Night, June 28th with a registration party! Make sure to come by to start the championships out right!
Here is the official event schedule:
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Registration for all Open and Intermediate events closes at noon Saturday!
NOVICE/BEGINNER kicker clinics throughout the day.
Singles Net: Player’s meeting and Open matches begin promptly at 10:00am.
Open Singles Net players must be checked in by 9:00am.
Open Singles Net format will be single elimination, rally scoring.
Intermediate Singles Net starts approximately 11:00am.
Women’s Net schedule will be based upon number of players.
Doubles events will be pool format, sideout scoring.
10:00am – 1:00pm: Singles Net
1:30pm – 5:00pm: Doubles Net
5:30pm – 8:00pm: Mixed Doubles Net
*All net players who are eliminated are encouraged to play off for ranking in
the final standings.*
Saturday night activity – retire to the McMenamins Fulton Pubacross the
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
NOVICE/BEGINNER kicker Foot-C clinics throughout the day.
10:30am: Singles Net playoffs
12:30pm: Doubles Net playoffs
2:30pm: Mixed Doubles playoffs
4:00pm: Mixed Doubles final
5:00pm: Doubles finals
6:00pm: Singles finals
Awards on site!
Another great review of our new, customer-favorite juggling ball, the Phat Tyre 32 Panel:
Best Commercially Available Hybrids
The Tossaball Phat Tyres are the best commercially available beanbags for 4-limbed juggling on the planet. I’m not saying this lightly, because performing a combined footbag and juggling act is what I do for a living. I’ve tried all the others on the market and this comes out on top. Bravo, Jim! – Jorden
Let’s read a few other great reviews of this amazing juggling ball:
best kept secret in juggling
This is going to be the first review of this product that i will submit i got a set of seven in the mail today about three his ago and wow as soon as i held one in my hand i was captivated the weight is perfect they manage to keep there shape very well the feel of them is UN like anything I’ve ever juggled before the ultra suede feels heavenly in your hand and when you squeeze them a fist full of marshmallows comes to mind.
I have juggled more variations of juggling balls than care to remember and this is the first one that feels like it was made to be juggled, this is as of right now the best juggling ball I’ve ever touched.
After a few hours of juggling with these i am very pleased when you drop one it doesn’t roll away from you, every time the ball lands in your hand it feels extremely stable.
On to of all of this i can fit all seven balls in one hand then violently shake my hand around with out one of them flying away.
There will be another review soon once i log some real practice time with them but right now i would ofbeen happy if these balls were selling@$20 a peice knowing that these are only $14 a peice blows my mind! – Austin Carpenter
All weather wonder balls
I’m testing these at 113 Fahrenheit in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and they rock the casbah! My other props are suffering texture problems from the sweat, heat and humidity, but these invitingly soft Phat Tyre Tossaballs feel fab. I got my first Flying Clipper balls decades ago and they’re still whole and hearty. These new puppies arrived feeling like old friends and are surviving show after show after show. – Rhys Thomas
Best Bags EVER!
I have been juggling for 15 years, and have tried dozens of different juggling balls. When I picked one of these Phat Tyres the other day at my friends house, I got a huge, stupid grin on my face. Luckily he had three of these, and I was able to start juggling them right away. I was immediately struck by a few things. First was how nice they felt when they hit my hands, no matter how high I threw them, they always landed with a nice soft feel into my palm. Second was how much precision i had in my throws, especially as i started throwing them at the heights needed for 7 and 8 balls. I was able to place the balls right where I wanted them. None of the floppy feeling and erratic behavior that some bean bags have, and the weight is just right, it instantly reloads the muscles of your arms to throw them again. So I found out what these magical juggling bags were and ordered 9 of them. I got them in the mail yesterday, and have already gotten personal bests in 7 and 8 ball duration, as well as 4 and 5 ball Mills Mess, and back crosses. I have also been dabbling with footbag on and off for a few years, and was able for the fist time ever, to juggle 2 bags on one foot. I havent felt this excited about a juggling prop in 10 years. Do yourself a favor and get a set, your hands will thank you. – Tyler
WOW! From us here at Flying Clipper, THANK YOU!!
This is a repost from the Official IFPA Announcements list. We love and support the Footbag Hall of Fame and some of our favorite people are inductees. We figured we’d keep our friends and fans posted on events happening with the Footbag Hall of Fame here at our blog, so we created a new blog category for it today.
To Footbag players, their families, and their fans,
The Footbag Hall of Fame Historical Society (http://www.footbag.org/hof) is
pleased to announce that the 2013 Footbag Hall of Fame nomination process
began January 21st, 2013 and ends March 31, 2013, so please think about who
you believe should be nominated and submit your nomination by going to the
nomination form which can be found on the two forum pages or at the bottom
of the Hof page, at the following link. (http://www.footbag.org/hof). The
forums will show who has already been nominated and their testimonies, so if
you want to support an existing nomination, then we ask that you go to the
nomination form and write your support there as well as on the forums.
The criteria for these nominations and induction to the Hall of Fame is
The Modified.In forum link is here:
Thanks in advance to all of the footbag community for your continued
enthusiastic support of the Footbag Hall of Fame by participating in this
years upcoming nominations process.
Tim Vozar, Chairman Footbag Hall of Fame Nominations Committee
We figure the more the merrier when it comes to spreading the word on footbag events around the world, so today we’re adding a new category to our blog for European Events. We’ll likely be adding more categories for other regions as other events come up as well, such as in South America where Flying Clipper is sponsoring footbag development similar to our work in Africa.
Now, for the event details!
Paris 8-10 February 2013
The Open de France de Footbag will be held once again in Paris. This IFPA
sanctioned event is the biggest winter indoor footbag competition in the World.
Last time, over 100 players and aficionados from all over the world came
Pre-registration is open on the event page on Footbag Worldwide at http://www.footbag.org/events/
Please register NOW.
The registration fee is 40 Euros, which includes access to all gyms, free
breakfast on all tournament days and pasta/rice salads at lunch time.
Please note that a 10 Euros extra fee will be charged on all players who do
not pre-register online on http://www.footbag.org/events/
The 13e ODF will be again one of the top footbag events this winter season.
Defending Champion Milan Benda (CZE) and Shred:30 World Champion Aleksi
Airinen (FIN) plus other top freestylers from Europe have already confirmed
their attendance. Open Singles Net Champion Karim Daouk (SWI) will be
there to defend his title against a whole bunch of international challengers.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the show !
As we mentioned briefly in a previous post, we just sent 100 footbags to Daniel Boyle in Chile! He’s doing work with children in schools to help them learn English using Footbag. Lots of kids just have too much energy in class, and he’s found a way to use sports to teach subjects like English. He’s trying hard to get his program off the ground, and we’re helping him out with some free bags and access to our platform to write about his experiences.
Daniel is a professional writer and has agreed to send us occasional updates for the blog and even some video content to share with our awesome fans — that’s you!! We’re super excited about this partnership, and we can’t wait for our bags to clear Chilean customs and start getting distributed!
You can also follow Daniel on Twitter in case you just can’t wait to hear what he is up to
This just in from the IFPA Footbag.org Announcements List:
We are pleased to inform you that 34th IFPA WORLD FOOTBAG CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
are going to take place in Montreal, Canada!
The local club AKIQUÉBEC has been chosen by the IFPA Worlds Operating
Committee to host this event.
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We hope to see you all this summer during this special event.
Play hard and get ready for an amazing week in Canada.
The full update is available to IFPA Members through their Announcements List! If you’re already a member you can check a box on your profile to receive the announcements in your email inbox. Access your profile page by going here: http://www.footbag.org/members/editprofile
We love to hear from our valued customers.
Speedy here has written a review that is just that: Speedy. Quick. Precise.
Here is Speedy’s Review from our main site:
62 panel dirt bag
the 62 panel dirt bag i terrific for what i need thanks flyingclipper for a quality product