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Kenny Shults is a World Footbag Champion. In fact, he has won over 50 championships, more than any other competitor in this sport! Of course, Kenny only uses the best footbags while he is competing.
“The Flying Clipper line of Professional Footbags are the ONLY footbags I have used in competition for more than 10 years. They have demonstrated to me a genuine commitment to producing the highest quality footbag possible. In my opinion, they have succeeded.”
We got a question from a fan on Twitter recently about the co-founder and president of Flying Clipper. The fan wanted to know who is Toes? You may have heard Derrick Fogle talking about him as this fan did, and wondered the same thing yourself.
We decided to clear up the mystery in a definitive way by posting a blog on the topic
As a founding member of Flying Clipper (4/2/83) I used to live in a small farming town by the name of Tangent. I would come every Saturday to the Eugene Saturday Market to kick with a circle that was there every Saturday. I used my toes a lot when I kicked. Gary Baker saw me coming to the circle one Saturday and said “Oh look, here comes those toes from Tangent”. I told him, “Don’t call me that, it might stick.”Of course the name stuck and that is how I became Toes back in 1979. All of the folks in that Eugene Saturday Market circle became my good friends. Along with Reed Gray, my future business partner at Flying Clipper, there was of course Gary Baker who became my best friend, Will Winget aka Star Cloud, Jack Schoolcraft aka Mirkan and Steve Amundson aka Birdman. The energy was always high and they always welcomed those “Toes from Tangent.”Incidentally I co-invented a 14 panel footbag with my partner Reed Gray in 1983 and we named it the Tangent. Those early days were about trying to invent a better footbag than the Hacky Sack which tended not to be round. Out of that early circle of friends came the first multi panel footbag (a footbag with more than two piece construction) the 12 panel Soc Sac (Rick Steinmetz/Reed Gray) and that footbag design opened the door to all new footbag designs that followed.
We got another short and sweet review from one of our returning customers. We love our customers and we really love their reviews! Check it out:
Ummmmm……you make the most amazing footbags in the world and cant wait to try your new design because my black and white hybrid that i got when it first came out finally lost all its sand after years of torture, but its still good as a pellet hack. So just wanted to let you know that I recommend your footbags to everyone i know and to keep up the amazing work!
St Maries, IDP.S…..bring back the black and white hybrid…..ill buy it.
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.
The product arrived quickly and looks fantastic. The guys at flying clipper do great work I recommend this product to everyone. – Shawn
“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!
“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:
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!
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.
*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
NOVICE/BEGINNER kicker Foot-C clinics throughout the day.
Awards on site!