With the increasing scarcity of footbag shoes (Lavers, Quantums, Gunits, ect) it is becoming ever more important to extend the life of your shoes as long as possible. One common problem that causes an otherwise decent pair of shoes to be retired is the dreaded instep tear.
I’ve often asked myself, “Why do I play this sport?” It’s a question I’m sure many of us have asked. I am a tiltless player, and I am currently striving to become guiltless. But why?
Pumpkin Jam was a small informal gathering hosted by the Penn State University Footbag Club last year in October. We had a mix of club members and players from the east coast, including Nick Polini, Matt Kemmer, Nathan Pipenberg and Mike Toolan.
Just in case you aren’t aware who John is… He created the sport we put so much time into. I think you owe him a thank you.
Editor’s note: From 2009 till 2010 I did a series of interviews with some of the best players, go-getters, organizers and all around important people of our sport at that point. I now bring all of the interviews, for the first time collected, chronologically here on the site.