Epic Summer FlashJam #7 — Spinny and Spiffy

On Paper:

  • FishA Fish is a leaping catch that ends with the dog passing the disc back to the handler before landing back on the ground. The basic idea is catch and release, Fishing is easily accomplished from most any Gainer Flip and many other freestyle moves that take place on or around the handler. .... to Chest VaultThe dog uses the player´s body as a launching pad to jump for a disc. A Vault is a leaping catch from the handler’s body. The dog leaves the ground for the target and uses the handler’s body to get there. There are many different styles and variations of vaults, but they are commonly described by the part of the...:
    A Fish is a catch and release move. Dog catches and gives the disc back to the handler before hitting the ground.
    I can do a Flipping Fish, but that’s not going to get me much distance. I will probably do a flying retrieve instead which will give me the room to do a Chest Vault with my little dog.
    I think I’ll try to do the Chest Vault while standing. We do it kneeling, but the next move kind of prohibits that positioning.
    It might be too much, but we’ll give it a shot.
  • Chest Vault to Reverse Leg Vault:
    This is a nice move, for sure. The handler will have to spinSpins and Twists are tricks where the dog spins 360 degrees in a clockwise or counter clockwise fashion. Spin is clockwise and Twist is counter clockwise so it is important to have a cue for each skill. Feel free to call them what you want.... to position after the Chest Vault so the Reverse Leg Vault can happen in flow.
  • Reverse Leg Vault to Strong FlipA Strong Flip is a purposeful reorienting, cartwheeling, or flipping action in pursuit of a flying disc to the dog’s strong flipping side. Dogs have a strong and a weak side when it comes to flipping. One side will yield better and more natural flips. That side is your dog’s strong side, and will yield the Strong Flip. It is...:
    I rarely do this move. They will both go in the same direction.
    Epic will probably be moving hard off the Reverse Leg Vault, as I have reinforced him a bunch with long throws, so the Strong Flip could be pretty interesting. It might be huge or a huge gainer…
  • Strong Flip to Heli In:
    The Reverse Leg Vault and Strong Flip are both Heli Out moves. They flip in the opposite direction of the Flank. Epic is moving or aligned clockwise and flips in a counter clockwise direction.
    Heli In will have Epic flipping in the same direction as the Flank. He will land the flip on a Clockwise Flank and I will flip him in the same direction. It will be a Weak FlipA Weak Flip is a purposeful reorienting, cartwheeling, or flipping action in pursuit of a flying disc to your dog’s weak side. Dogs have a weak and a strong side when it comes to flipping. One side will yield better and more natural flips, and the other side will yield less impressive or less athletic flips. The Weak Flip is... with movement.
    It should make a nice soft contrast with the Heli Out moves before it.

In Practice:

We will be running this sequence in the near future… Stay Tuned.

Lessons Learned: