Frisbee, the beach game, has been upgraded to a competitive event. In the United States, a national championship was held recently.
GVs Frisbee expert John Kirkland and friend demonstrate frisbee shots (3 shots)
SV Kirkland throws frisbee across ground, picked up and returned by partner
SCUs Kirkland juggles with spinning frisbee and spins it round body (5 shots)
SVs Kirkland demonstrates complex throws and agile catching (3 shots)
SV Kirkland and partner demonstrate throwing frisbee into basketball basket (2 shots)
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Background: Frisbee, the beach game, has been upgraded to a competitive event. In the United States, a national championship was held recently.
John Kirkland from Massachusetts won the title and in this film he demonstrates his skills.
He says playing frisbee -- a lightweight, plastic plate-like disc that is spun through the air -- is like piloting an aircraft.
Kirkland finds that the freedom -- he calls it the "unattachment to normal physical intuition that one learns playing baseball" -- allows him to be creative.
"It provides a form when you can flow. The movement, the co-ordination and the co-operation between the two people -- as much as in dancing -- is of prime importance."