An interesting jam in a flash, for sure, Totally Epic FlashJam 2020 #4 is chock full of simple lessons that deliver several sweet flavors of jam.
This doesn’t always happen, but the lessons are also the jam… And the lessons and the jam are complete no brainers.
Fakie to Flank
You would think that this would be obvious, but obvious is not always how we work.
The An athletic Set Up Move, the Fakie is a flip off of the handler's body (normally the chest) with no disc in flight or intended to be caught. It is More Spin is a disc-less clockwise flip off the handler’s body. Linking this to the Clockwise Out to the side of the handler is the Flank. If the dog is out to the handler's right or left the dog is on Flank. If the dog is More is just common sense. It might be common sense, but it’s not a common sequence of events. Score one for the luck of the draw.
These two moves really work together quite well, and it will be equally as smoove in the Counter Clock Direction. This should go into everybody’s jam.
Heli-In to Rut n Flip
Clock Flank to Clock Flip wind up being a Heli In.
I can’t believe that we have not done this before, and if we have I can’t believe that I forgot about it. Heli flips (flips on the flank) really should be explored and investigated. They seem to have unending creative applications.
Push Throw Doesn’t Jive with Counter Thru
This really didn’t seem to work well. Not sure what it was about it, but it didn’t feel right.
I got the feeling that the Counter Thru would work quite well with the Jazz Throw, but didn’t have the time to mess around with it in the heat.
As mentioned above, most of the lessons learned are also the jam. It doesn’t always happen that way, but we all get lucky sometimes…
Fakie to Flank
Clockwise Heli In to Rut n Flip (Backwards Thru n Flip)
This is really quite a clean sequence. The team movement seems to hook up quite well with the handler movement used in the Backwards Thru n Flip.
The resolution of the flip for the dog drops right into the Rut n Flip. I hope this one sticks in our jam.
Jazz Throw to Thru n Flip
I really liked this move. It felt really good and looks to be a good piece of team movement that is easy to replicate.
All that needs to happen is to throw it over top a pile of existing discs and it’s a great move for transition.
Thru n Flip to Jakie Twist
I switched the The Jakie is a trick where the dog intercepts the disc on the way to the handler's body and then uses the handler's body to safely and stylishly flip to More Spin to Jakie Twist, as we don’t have the Jakie in the clockwise direction.
It is a fast and aggressive move that hooks up quite well with the Thru n Flip. It should stick around, I think…