Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Footbag interview: Ken Somolinos

Well, at the start of the year I introduce a series of interviews on Shred Global, a Footbag website. I planned to do one each week, putting each interview up for Footbag players and other people interested to read each weekend.

Well, the fact is that things don't always go to plan. That's just how life goes. I managed to get three done on pretty good schedule, but then lately the pace has picked up. I decided to use a bit of free time to get my series back on track.

My latest interview is going to be a multi part one, with Ken Somolinos. Well, the whole interview is done, but it was pretty long, so I'm going to split it up into multiple parts.

Here is his (dropless) routine from Worlds in Berlin.

This is one of my favourite routines that I have seen live in action. It was in the first pool at my first ever Worlds and I think Ken really surprised everybody with this one.

Ken came to Australia in 2005 or so for the campaign with Milo. I got to meet him a couple of times during that, but really I was just starting out as a serious Footbag player.

Here is the interview. One interesting response is that Ken thinks Japan is unlikely to ever hold Worlds, while South America will be the place where the Worlds goes next, the first outside Europe or North America.

Time to get to work...

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