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Lacer - see Arvand

Legover - the act of lifting your leg over the disc from a delay setup or an incoming throw. Seems like a straightforward move until you see it done with extension like that in the photo of Chip Bell above. Actually Chip is doing something far more difficult than a mere hyperextended legover, he's going straight to a body roll from the legover. Proof again, that Chip Bell is not from this planet.

Chip Bell doing an extended legover to a body roll (Foto: Jamie Chantiles)

Lines of Headrick (Flight rings) - the grooves that run around the outside grip area of most Wham-O flying discs. Click here to see the parts of a flying disc. Most Discraft discs do not have this feature, due in some respects to Wham-O's possession of the patent on the rings. That patent has passed into the public domain. The Headrick rings supposedly function in a manner similar to the pimples on a golf ball, i.e. they produce an air envelope around the disc that reduces friction during flight. However, I am not aware of any long distance flying discs that use Headrick rings. I hope someone with more information will email me with more details on the physics of this configuration. The rings get their name from "Steady" Ed Headrick, the beloved frisbee and disc golf pioneer.

mac (M.A.C.) - an abbreviation for "midflight attitude change" or "mid air correction", this term has always been a source of confusion for me because you would think that a deflection of the disc during flight would qualify as a mac, but the term is normally used to describe the technique of striking the disc while throwing. By striking the disc on the top during a forehand throw, the angle of the throw is adjusted and spin is added. By striking the disc tangentially during a throw, spin is added to the throw. I hope a jammer with some insight in the history of this term will contact me with more details.

Note from Gregg Hosfeld on the mac: "My understanding of M.A.C is that it stood for "Midflight Attitude Change" and it was, indeed touching the disc in midflight to adjust the attitude and trajectory. Dan "Stork" Roddick was one of the first practitioners of this delicate move."

Möbius Trip (Moebius Trip) - a one handed turnover executed around a handstand indigenous. The name is a pun based upon the famous mathematician August Möbius (1790-1868) who discovered the notion of a "Möbius strip". The strip, sometimes called a Moebius band, is a one sided object, thus having no volume that cannot be described in two dimensional space. You can create one by cutting a strip of paper and connecting the ends of the strips after twisting the strip once. By tracing on the strip with a pen, you will notice that the strip only has one side, that's how the move got its one sided name.

Mob-op - sharing the disc with a large group of jammers. Kevin Givens indicates that the first mob-op was performed by the Modesto Mutants frisbee group after the 1981 Sonoma States tournament. I have always thought that the Seattle freestyle scene was a hotbed of mob-op mentality. Seattle jammers are remarkably adept at the "one touch and pass the disc" ethic.

Huge mob-op at Chinaman's Hat, Hawaii after the 1997 FPA Worlds (Foto: Jamie Chantiles)

Monster (Shemingitis, Fibrosis) - The second most contorted posture in freestyle. Put your right arm under your left leg at the calf, now keep it there and move your right arm from the wrist down to the hand back over the left leg at the ankle. Confused, well consult the photograph of a Rick's Monster posture. Evidently this posture was invented independently by Chip Bell, a Florida jammer named Ed Sheminger and Kevin (one of the Modesto Mutants). If you think catching in this posture is hard, Chip Bell, Rick Sader and other jammers have actually done delay work in this posture. Ouch! Special thanks to jammer Matt Hull of Austin, Texas for clarifying the spelling and whereabouts of Ed Sheminger. I hope to have more information on Ed and perhaps his perspective on the development of this move soon.

Rick Sader catching a rh, ll Monster (Foto: Jamie Chantiles)

MonstrOliver - The most contorted posture in freestyle. Bend your wrist so that the catch occurs with the hand in a palm down orientation over the ankle rather than the standard palm up configuration. Consult the photograph of the Miniac's MonstrOliver posture. This modification of the Monster comes from the sick, twisted mind of Gregg Hosfeld. Essentially, Greg grafted the hand over the leg requirement that constitutes a true Oliver onto the posture of the Monster, voilà MonstrOliver.

The Miniac's rh, ll MonstrOliver (Foto: Henk-Jan Koier)

Multi-disc - The obvious technique of using or catching multiple discs. This technique can involve juggling (check out Paul Klimek for his mind blowing ability to keep five discs going), disc on disc work or the one hand catches of multiple discs pioneered by Paul Kenny. Multi-disc techniques are a relatively new area of exploration for freestyle. It is mentally challenging to manipulate a flying disc when you have one in each hand, but most of the moves and postures available to the single disc player can be used by the multi-disc user.

Links: Paul Kenney working three discs - Rechts: Paul Klimek juggling five discs (Fotos: Jamie Chantiles)

The Mung angle (Foto: Steve Hanes)

Mung - hold a disc flat out in front of you. Now lower the edge of the disc nearest to your chest. The angle you are viewing is the Mung angle. It is the angle from the tail to the leading edge of the disc. When you throw the disc with a high Mung angle, it flies higher.

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