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May 16th, 2007


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zinc_caps
12:12 am
Hooray! I just finished my first bag with a new pattern I got from Lan Irish! Oh, joy.

So, what's your favorite footbag filling? By the way, who here plans on going to world's?

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From:danbok
Date:May 16th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
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wish it didn't cost so much to get to Worlds from Australia!

I enjoy playing with bags with lead shot filler. Reasonably heavy, but no toooo heavy.
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From:zinc_caps
Date:May 16th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
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That's what Lan suggested, but I'm seeing all these "lead free" advertisements and wondering if it's important. I mean, you're not eating the stuff! Is there something I'm missing?

Worlds is just a two day drive for me, fortunately, but I'm having a hard time deciding if it's an appropriate venue for me. Not so many girls there, you know?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 17th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
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Looked up lead poisoning on the internet, and it turns out that lead dust is quite an issue. With a bag full of little lead pellets getting kicked around, lead dust is created, not to mention that if any pellets escape the bag a kid might ingest them - G-d forbid. I'm thinking of going with steel shot even though you need more of it to achieve the same weight.
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From:igneousfaust
Date:May 16th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
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where/what/when is worlds? is there a link?


and as far as filling goes, I like sand, but i havent used iron or glass. my asphalt (& kevlar so that i can set it on fire!) one will be comming in the mail by monday.
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From:turbosnail_xp
Date:May 17th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
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set it on fire?!? sweet jesus, where did you order it from?

http://www.footbag.org/reference/-/2007_IFPA_World_Footbag_Championships?lkl=1
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From:igneousfaust
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
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the thing is, other than the fire part, its not going to be a great footbag.
http://www.freedomfootbags.com/shredshop/product_info.php?products_id=67
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From:zinc_caps
Date:May 17th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
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neat. i think one of the reasons footbag doesn't attract more viewers is because it's hard for someone who isn't accustomed to the game to follow that tiny little bag as it whirls around. To me, anything that makes the bag more visible to the lay viewer is a good thing for the sport as a whole.

* burninating the footbags *
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From:igneousfaust
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
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one of the annoying things where i live is that the cops give me shit whenever i start a circle, or just hack with one other person. people are interested, but cops...

yeah, they aren't going to like the fire aspect much either. anyway i followed the link, see its in FL. its still a decent time away, so I may go, but im not that great. I live in south Jersey though if anyone would be interested in the contemplation of a carpool.
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From:zinc_caps
Date:May 17th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure some people from the Jersey area are trying to work out a carpool or something. Get in contact with Benny "the energizer" Kellman, he might have some info for you about that.

I'm really surprised cops give you a hard time. Do they like jugglers?
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From:footbagerin
Date:May 17th, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
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unfortunately i won't make it to worlds.
it's my own fault since i decided against it. 6 weeks of backpacking in myanmar cost the same amount of money and sounded too attractive.
check out http://www.chinlone.com. yahoo. i'm gonna play chinlone and show people what footbag is. :)
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From:zinc_caps
Date:May 17th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
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awesome.

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