Monday, December 31, 2012

34th World Footbag Championships awarded to Montreal

We just received great news today: The 34th World Footbag Championships is gonna be in Montreal from July 27th to August 3rd 2013. Thanks to Luka Weyler-Lavallée for his relentless efforts to secure the facilities we will have a great gym to play in. The Cegep du Vieux-Montreal gyms have seen the local play for 26 years and we had over 15 tournaments in there already. Here's a video that was taken in that same gym:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New self supporting Footbag Mini Net set

Footbag net is a pretty difficult sport to learn for most people. The fast ball, high net and big court are all hurdles for beginners to come to grips with. When we have spectators around watching a game I often recognize the ''no way I can ever do that thing'' look on their faces although they seem to appreciate the action.

The reaction of bystanders is quite different when they see us playing on the Mini Net. As the court is much smaller, the ball slower and the net much lower their attitude is reading more like: ''Hum! It wouldn't take me long to beat this guy at this game'' if they ever kicked hacky sack or even soccer balls.

Pro Kicker is offering a few models of Mini Nets for all occasions and the last one sports a self supporting structure that is very useful for indoor settings or to set up anywhere on pavement or such environments.

Here's a picture of the latest Pro Kicker Mini Net creation

Pro Kicker Footbag self supporting Mini Net set image
The set includes all the tubing, the Mini Net, a carry bag and a Footbag

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pro Kicker has a new web site

Pro Kicker International was just released a few minutes ago. It has a fresher look and it will be easier to modify as time goes by.
I jumped on the occasion to offer all the Pro Kicker customers a nice occasion to grab some real good deals. I have 8 super Footbag collections that I offer at a big discount price.
The complete collection of Pro Kicker Footbags has 26 models in total and the usual retail price is 353$ when bought separately.
The web site launching price is a ridiculous 150$ + 15$ shipping. As I said there's only 8 of these kits so, collectors and hacky sack maniacs now is the time to step up and invest in your feet.

For those who prefer Sand bags only I have another package that could possibly suit you. 
I packaged the 2012 collection of the SABLE 8 fourteen colors in a combo for 78$ + 12$ shipping.

 Hurry up if you want this before Christmas as the deadline for mailing at reasonable prices are around December 10th. These items ship only to Canada and the US for now.

The old web site will now be known as Pro Kicker Canada but it will stay on as a lot of the information on it is still very relevant.

Pro K international is the first web site that I created with Adobe Muse and although I was not happy at first I'm impressed with all the features that I can access with this program. I am OK with Photoshop but MUSE was designed on the basis of another Adobe program: IN DESIGN that I don't really use so I had a little bit of a learning curve to deal with. 

It is fun to be able to create web sites visually without coding, although there is some parts of codes that I had to import. Neat experience anyway. I have to create the french version soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pro Kicker at the 2012 Phys Ed. teachers conference

This is a Pro Kicker vidéo prepared for the 2012 Quebec's Physical Education teachers congress. Images from a local Peteca tournament, as well as World Footbag Championships 2012 and a Montreal Mini Net tournament were all mixed together for this event.

Yves Archambault assisted by Marilyn Demuy gave a workshop to highly motivated PE teachers. After all they had to give up 2 days on a 3 days week-end to attend this annual meeting where all the latest tendancies in sports and physical activities show up.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Announcing the birth of

I'm presently working hard on producing a lot of Footbag video. Just finished to add the scores to all the following net matches:

2012 World Footbag Championships (Warsaw, Poland)

- Women open singles finals match

- Open doubles finals match

- Open singles finals match

- Mixed doubles finals match

2009 The Bembel Cup (Frankfurt, Germany)

- Open doubles finals match

The site's launch is planned for December 1st 2012.

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This is an example of how the scores will show during the matches.

Friday, January 27, 2012

KICK VOLLEY 04 is around the block

It will be the fourth edition of Pro Kicker's KICK VOLLEY tournament. This is an annual indoor
event held in Montreal, Quebec. I introduced the concept of Kick Volley in 2009 as an
intention to renew the marketing idea behind the sport called Footbag Net. More on this
on the Kick Volley web site.

So far the action seen in the three first editions was pretty amazing, especially KV01 and KV02
with a small drop in intensity last year. I sure hope that we'll witness true kicking greatness this
For your information Kick Volley is played mostly in doubles over a badminton net with feet only. It is a mix of martial arts high kicking moves and volleyball with your feet.

The ''move'' on the poster is called a ''Toe Jam'' and it is performed by Luc Legault a Montreal top player. Original picture by Jani Markkanen from Helsinki, Finland.