Freestyle Frisbee2018-03-25T23:28:06+00:00

FREESTYLE FRISBEE

Freestyle frisbee is a cooperative sport that combines the basic game of throw and catch with aspects of gymnastics, dance, martial arts, and other physical disciplines. It’s both a creative art and an athletic challenge. One of the fundamental tricks in freestyle is the Nail Delay – balancing the spinning disc on your fingernail.

In competition, pairs or trios perform choreographed or spontaneous routines set to music all while spinning, twirling, tossing or rolling one or more discs. Routines are judged on their artistic merit, difficulty, and execution of the attempted moves.

Outside of competition, freestyle is an improvisation between players in which each move, throw, catch, hoop, or touch of the disc inspires and encourages the next one. This is called jamming, and to most players, it’s the most important part of the sport. Like skateboarding, snowboarding, or surfing, freestyle has its own lexicon of names for moves. And of course, moves range from beautiful to radical, elegant and flowing to sick-hard.  It’s freestyle, so anything goes!

Read more about freestyle, its history, judging system etc. >>

FPA Freestyle Disc World Championship

The Freestyle Players Association (FPA) is the governing body of freestyle, dedicated to the growth of freestyle disc play as a lifetime recreation and competitive sport. The organization is involved in international tournaments and rankings as well as education grants and promotional activities. Every year, the FPA holds a world championship. For the first time in it’s history, the FPAW will be held in Slovakia as the main event of Trnava Frisbee Games.

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

There are four different official competition division at the World Championship. Each player can compete in three of them. Let’s take a look what they are about:

Frisbee competition has a history of highlighting gender equality and as such, Open Pairs can be any two people. Routines in this division last 4 minutes and tend to be the most turbo. This division, by having the most teams, creates a “go for broke, all or nothing” explosive performance. Many consider Open Pairs the most prestigious division to win.

2017 Open pairs winning routine >>

Although a game of throw and catch can be enjoyed by two people, it’s often more fun with even more friends. Open co-op explores this idea with three person teams. Routines last for 5 minutes and exhibit a more complex approach to teamwork and choreography. This three person division allows the opportunity to explore intricate disc exchanges not possible with two person teams.

2017 Open COOP winning routine >>

While Open Pairs allows teams to pair up as they choose, Mixed Pairs teams must include one man and one woman. This male/female dynamic inspires teams to higher levels of creativity and emotion. Routines in this division last 4 minutes and tend to be the most charismatic, balancing male and female strengths and interactive disc relationships in a show that is beautiful, elegant and strong.

2017 Mixed pairs winning routine >>

With many more men than women entering competitive Freestyle, this division gives women a chance to express their unique styles. Teams are made up of two women. Routines last 4 minutes and showcase women’s power and skill while simultaneously displaying a graceful nuanced approach to freestyle.

2017 Women pairs winning routine >>

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

There are four different official competition division at the World Championship. Each player can compete in three of them. Let’s take a look what they are about:

OPEN PAIRS
OPEN COOP
MIXED PAIRS
WOMEN PAIRS

OPEN PAIRS

Frisbee competition has a history of highlighting gender equality and as such, Open Pairs can be any two people. Routines in this division last 4 minutes and tend to be the most turbo. This division, by having the most teams, creates a „go for broke, all or nothing“ explosive performance. Many consider Open Pairs the most prestigious division to win.

2017 Open pairs winning routine >>

OPEN COOP

Although a game of throw and catch can be enjoyed by two people, it’s often more fun with even more friends. Open co-op explores this idea with three person teams. Routines last for 5 minutes and exhibit a more complex approach to teamwork and choreography. This three person division allows the opportunity to explore intricate disc exchanges not possible with two person teams.

2017 Open COOP winning routine >>

MIXED PAIRS

While Open Pairs allows teams to pair up as they choose, Mixed Pairs teams must include one man and one woman. This male/female dynamic inspires teams to higher levels of creativity and emotion. Routines in this division last 4 minutes and tend to be the most charismatic, balancing male and female strengths and interactive disc relationships in a show that is beautiful, elegant and strong.

2017 Mixed pairs winning routine >>

WOMEN PAIRS

With many more men than women entering competitive Freestyle, this division gives women a chance to express their unique styles. Teams are made up of two women. Routines last 4 minutes and showcase women’s power and skill while simultaneously displaying a graceful nuanced approach to freestyle.

2017 Women pairs winning routine >>

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