American Freestyle Open

Fri, June 09 2017, 12:00 AM - Sun, June 11 2017, 12:00 AM [CST]

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, 78746, United States

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Fri, June 09 2017, 12:00 AM - Sun, June 11 2017, 12:00 AM [CST]

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, 78746, United States.

 The American Freestyle Open is the premiere freestyle disc event in the United States with top-ranked players expected from all over the country and the world. It is major freestyle disc tournament that opens the American Freestyle Disc Championship Series. Austin, Texas was selected as the 2017 host, and the event is scheduled to occur June 9-11 in Zilker Park, the heart of Austin, Texas and the home of the Austin freestyle disc jam community . 

Note: By registering you are also accepting the Player's Liability Waiver; please read below. 

Liability Waiver

By registering and in consideration of your participation in the 2017 American Freestyle Open event to be held June 9-11, the undersigned, that is, the registered player, hereby releases the City of Austin, Travis County, the AFO Tournament Organizing Committee, its owners, successors, heirs, and insurers from any and all liability arising from my participation in the events described above, I further agree to indemnify the City of Austin, Texas, and the Tournament Organizing Committee, and hold them harmless from any losses or expenses arising from my participation the American Freestyle Open event.  By registering you agree to the Liability Waiver terms and conditions.

 

About Freestyle

Freestyle flying disc or freestyle Frisbee (a trademarked brand name of Wham-O) is the highest evolution of disc sports—or at least the most spectacular and creative. It is the most complex extension of basic catch and throw, involving special tricks and maneuvers before the disc is caught. Fantasy, ability, athletic skills and artistic elements melt down together to offer original and acrobatic performances. It is the perfect mix of artistry and athleticism.

Freestyle combinations can be simple, like a quick tip to an under-the-leg catch, or quite complicated, like a double-spinning scarecrow pull into an “alien birth ritual.” Freestyle disc is usually distinguished from other disc sports by its use of the nail delay, what people commonly think of as spinning the disc on your finger. It is the basic mechanism of modern freestyle and it used to set up rolls, brushes, tips, pulls, and various kinds of catches. It is an incredibly flexible game performed in all kinds of environments around the world: in gyms, on beaches, in fields, and everywhere in-between. Anyone can learn how to play. If you have ever thrown a disc, you have already started!

Most freestyle is done in what is called a freestyle jam. It is a game-type, improvisational format where players interact with each other to create the best kinds of cooperative combination moves. Players pass back and forth in every possible way in a build up toward the most important part of freestyle: the catch.

Competitive freestyle refines the process of jamming into a more structured environment designed to push players and freestyle itself into its highest levels. Most competitors put together routines choreographed to music with their best combinations. Events are player-judged based on execution, difficulty, and artistic impression scores. Winning routines usually feature some of the most advanced freestyle moves executed to near perfection, all aligned with a particular musical or artistic style. A perfect or near perfect routine is a difficult feat for even the best teams, but freestylers constantly push themselves to find that perfect five minutes, where years of careful preparation and refinement lead to exceptional moments of difficulty, form, and musicality.

Competitive freestyle events are structured into a basic tier system of minor tournaments, majors, and finally, the World Championship. An official ranking system is maintained by Shrednow, the worldwide freestyle community, that uses an advanced point system for determining the top-ranked players. These points count towards tournament seeding that puts the best teams in advantageous competitive positions.

Many of the best players in the world are expected to attend. It will be a beautiful and exciting mix of technical knowledge, athleticism, and choreography facing the constant variability of freestyle: the elements, environment, emotion, and energy. Only the perfect mix of these and other factors will lead the best teams to the podium.

Player Accomodation

The following hotels are available:

Extended Stay America,
507 S. First St. | Austin, TX 78704
http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/tx/austin/downtown

Embassy Suites/Austin/Downtown/Town Lake
300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites/Austin SW @ Mopac
4424 S Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78735
http://www.lq.com

Local Hostels:

Enrique Ortiz

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