Q&A Session! Celebrating 100 Patrons!

To celebrate reaching 100 Patrons, I answered a variety of questions from viewers, ranging from talking about who is involved in felixultimate production, to the Olympics, SotG, Mixed, recruitment, and defence which counters Hex.

reddit post & comments about this video…
… full list of questions with timecodes …

00:28 – What’s the deadline for submitting questions?
00:45 – Who all is involved in FelixUltimate productions? I’m curious as to the whole structure of this enterprise.
05:28 – How can we can grow ultimate to new people. What are your ideas around that?
09:13 – What’s the single highest-quality game of Ultimate you have watched, in your opinion? Is it different from the most entertaining game?
11:40 – Is Mixed the best showcase for the game of Ultimate? Should Mixed be the primary focus for high-level.
15:04 – What are your thoughts on ultimate and the Olympics? Is getting into the Olympics a useful goal? Is the community ready for the Olympics?
17:21 – Are there any aspects of Spirit of the Game that you disagree with or think could be improved?
20:05 – If the offense and defence are playing perfectly does the offense score?
22:01 – From what other sport can you draw the most similarities too by comparing it’s strategy to ultimate strategy?
25:32 – What are some ways that the filming and production of ultimate broadcasts could be improved?
30:06 – How does hex handle a defensive look where the main cutting space is covered and cutters are being passed between defenders?
35:52 – Do you think hex (or flex) can be successfully introduced to rec league teams?
45:07 – What’s the most rewarding/enjoyable part of the work you do in Ultimate right now?
49:17 – If restrictions (film, time, ect) were a non-factor, what ulti video would you want to make?

Ultiworld / EuroZone interview with Felix Shardlow

Head over to Ultiworld to catch the latest EuroZone Podcast, which includes an interview with Felix!

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0:00 Ravi & Liam talk about PELT’s Movember campaign
7:30 Ravi introduces me, begin lockdown chat
8:50 Story about the first time I played ultimate
11:50 Why I could already jump high when I started playing
12:50 Ravi asks about my playing history
17:25 Liam asks where I think I would be if I quit in 2010, we talk about Roller Derby for a while
18:25 Ravi asks ‘What is Flex?’ (I don’t give a very good explanation imo! At least compared to the videos)
23:00 Why I’ve been releasing my strategic ideas publicly and how they have been received (innovation in defence vs innovation in offence)
24:45 The importance of communication & field awareness in Flex
26:15 Liam asks “When you’re coming up with these new strategies, are you ever scared of being ‘Franked'”?
29:00 Ravi asks which clubs are using hex/flex philosophies in Europe / NA – I completely fail to mention the Sussex Uni team I coach
31:00 Talking about the development of offence in ultimate (American Football influence vs what it’d look like with more Soccer influence, Japan’s alternative style getting results)
32:55 Ravi asks about being a content creator – how did I get into video analysis etc? (I talk about how the “Japan v USA – Every Turnover of the match analysed” video came about)
36:40 Talking about the livestream series
37:30 Talking about what it’s like to work production crew at a tournament
38:40 Ravi asks why I stopped the livestreams
41:10 Ravi asks if I have any tips for people who might want to get into content creation
42:25 Liam asks how I find interaction with social media, where is the best reception and what do I find weird
44:15 felixultimate TikTok?
45:00 Rocket League tournament upcoming & Disc Space developments
48:00 Ravi & Liam talk about the Queen’s Gambit netflix show

I’m still scratching my head wondering how, when Ravi asked about teams that adopted hex/flex, I completely failed to mention the Sussex Uni club I’ve been coaching for 17 years, and who won Nationals in 2010, 2011, 2017 & 2019. Without training that club and running those sessions, a lot of the hex/flex stuff would still be theoretical and very untested. Implementing the ideas with Sussex week upon week, developing some ideas and throwing others out, and seeing how the teams perform against the others in the region and the country year upon year has kept the ideas fresh and allowed them to mature far beyond theory, to a point where I’m confident enough to produce videos on them. Can’t believe I barely mentioned Sussex – perhaps they’re somehow so close that I overlooked them? Probably just interview nerves. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the listen!

Ultimate Frisbee Official Rules 1970

Take a look at this copy of the 1st edition (?) of the rules – given to me as an MVP prize by a long forgotten team, after a game at Paganello many years ago. Loads of quirky and interesting things within, including travels being turnovers, “this sport can be played with as many as 20 or 30 per team”, and the suggestion that hills or rivers are used as natural sideline boundaries.

Let’s talk about 3000 subscribers

August feedback / future direction!

Ticking boxes time! We are winding back on the live streams and going to focus more on the content YOU want to see. What do you want to see? Take a minute to let us know via this feedback form. Your feedback is appreciated! https://forms.gle/yPA3cB7VzQLsWN8M7

The ‘Ultimate’ BLM Rocket League Championship – July 25-26th – sign up now!

The ‘Ultimate’ BLM Rocket League Championship – July 25-26th – signups open worldwide for 7 days from r/ultimate

Upcoming Film Sessions schedule for the next 5 weeks!

Tune in to watch & take part in the chat LIVE on Wednesdays & Fridays at 5pm UK / 4pm UTC / 12noon EDT.

TBD games can be voted on in the felixultimate YouTube community page polls.

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The discord community is rapidly growing – patrons of all levels are invited to come hang out in the beehive where they might bump into coaches Bryan Jones and Mauricio Moore, Liam & Ravi from Eurozone, analysts Joe Marmerstein, Florian Gailliegue, and Noah Brinkworth, UK commentators Luke and Benji, and all the other bees in the hive!