Mar 5

Another great review of our new, customer-favorite juggling ball, the Phat Tyre 32 Panel:

 

Best Commercially Available Hybrids  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  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  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!  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!!

Jan 21

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
located here:

http://www.footbag.org/reference/-/Hall_of_Fame_Nomination_Criteria

The footbag.org forum is here:
http://www.footbag.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6069

The Modified.In forum link is here:
http://modified.in/footbag/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23255

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

Jan 16

We like reposting the IFPA announcements for our fans who digest through Facebook and Twitter and don’t get a chance to get all the updates they send out via email.

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
to Paris.

Pre-registration is open on the event page on Footbag Worldwide at http://www.footbag.org/events/show/1354752474
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/show/1354752474

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 !

Jan 16

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! 

Be sure to stay tuned here at the Flying Clipper blog and at our Twitter Page and Facebook for updates on how Daniel is doing and where his new bags ended up!

You can also follow Daniel on Twitter in case you just can’t wait to hear what he is up to :)

Jan 8

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.

… … …

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

If you’re not a member of the IFPA or Footbag.org, and you kick footbag, you should be a member! It’s free! Go here: http://www.footbag.org/ifpa/ or here http://www.footbag.org/members/home

Nov 30

 We love to hear from our valued customers.

Speedy here has written a review that is just that: Speedy. Quick. Precise.

He thanks us for our quality 62-Panel Footbag in our Dirtbag Footbags Line-Up, and we thank him for clicking our Rave Reviews button and sharing his thoughts! Thanks Speedy!

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
–Speedy

http://www.flyingclipper.com/home/fly/page_465_94/dirtbag_62_footbag.html

Nov 27

Going On NOW!!

10%  Off  All  Orders

Throughout the Holidays!

We’re offering you the chance to grab a holiday gift for the footbag or juggling enthusiast in your family! Because after all, your footbag crew IS your family!!

From now until the end of the year we’ll be offering 10% off everything on our website! Get 10% off of a brand new set of Tossaball Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a pouch or go old school with a Dirtbag All-Stars 3-Pack

Nov 15

Last year we sent 100 footbags to Rwanda to help teach kids how to play together cooperatively. This is the video we got back from our friends over there:

 

Nov 7

This is huge news!

Peter Irish, the world-famous juggler and footbag enthusiast, will be using our brand new Tossaball Plush Puppies Juggle Balls to attempt a world record with Guinness World Records for juggling three balls with his feet!

Peter Irish is one of our heroes here at Flying Clipper. He’s been pioneering the sport of Hand and Feet Juggling for quite a while, and we’ve been pioneering our hybrid Tossaballs based on his recommendations for just about as long. Here is a great video of Peter using some of our products in his unique and amazing style!

 

As you can see, Peter Irish is a world-class juggler. We’re absolutely confident he will set the World Record this winter. We’ll be sure to post videos, pictures and as many details as we possibly can once we know more information! Stay tuned!

Oct 25

We posted about our sponsorship for this event in September, and we’ve rounded up video from the event to share with you! Enjoy! :)

Ivan, you can see, traveled to the event from Penn State University in Pennsylvania.  Ivan’s video footage is pretty much entirely from Saturday, the first day of the event.  It is a nice mix of footage from competition, casual shredding, and just the general scenery and crowd.

 

Molson Hart did a bunch of filming on the 2nd day, Sunday.  His footage is pretty much entirely of the competitive events, and its pretty much unedited, except that he broke the videos out into different videos of different events, or, videos of individuals performing their solo competitive routines.  He has a whole bunch of videos on his YouTube channel. Here are a couple of the videos of the individual freestyle routines from Sunday:

 

 

 

 

The Kikbo Company which was also there promoting the Chinese sport of Shuttlecock also has a ton of videos from the event, as well as some very exciting videos of their hybrid shuttlecocks in action!

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKikboCompany

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