European Champs are going on and I’m super proud to have several Vertigo players in the national teams! ( Just like previous EK :))
(taken by Martine Bootsma)
Our regular Vertigo trainer has been trainer/coach for the ladies, our girl Anouk is in the team, we played them a few weeks ago and they are awesome! Today they are IN THE FINALS (YouTube Highlights)!
Anouk, Chris, and all others, enjoy, we will be watching 🙂
UPDATE: WE WON, NETHERLANDS WON EK2017 :D! (NED 15 – 8 RUS)
last weekend we played the 2nd day of the indoor competition.
Vertigo 1 was also in the 4th division undefeatable, but with 2 intense tie games they weren’t able to promote again.
Vertigo 1-UFO2 15-4
Vertigo 1-NUTS 7-7
Vertigo 1-UTKA1 9-9
Vertigo 1-Almere Spinners 12-4
Vertigo 2 aka Devil Spiders had a bit more difficulty in the 5th division compared to the first day:
Devil Spiders-Swamp Dragons 13-9
Devil Spiders-Flying High 5-14
Devil Spiders-Gronical Dizziness 2 Lost by about 4
Devil Spiders-Bluefingers 1 12-10
Vertigo 3 had a difficult time in their division. Hope they will have a better day next time:
Vertigo 3-UTKA 2 7-14
Vertigo 3-Veenendaal Tijgers 2 7-14
Vertigo 3-WAF 1 2-14
Vertigo 3-UTKA 2 7-9
More info: http://nfb.ultimatecentral.com/nl_nl/e/indoor2016-17/standings/stage/114389/division/Open
Want to buy shoes for ultimate? As there are no shoes especially designed for ultimate*, it might be a bit difficult to find good shoes. Here are some tips and suggestions for shoes.
Tip #1: Most obvious, but also most important: They should fit and feel stable. For indoor I recommend shoes with ‘shock-technology’/damping; better for your knees.
Tip #2: Be especially aware of the quality on the sides of the nose of the shoe. Due to your cutting movements, there is quite some lateral force on this part of the shoe; this is where most shoes eventually break. Note that this means that in general soccer cleats are less durable; the nose of the shoe is made to be perfect for kicking a ball, durability is second.
Tip #3: If you have weak ankles; there are plenty of shoes out there that are high, it provides you with some extra support.
Tip #4: Do not buy running shoes. The soles are made for walking straight only (and will rip due to the lateral movements during cutting).
Tip #5: Grip; you need lots of it. Outdoor some people prefer hockey shoes, but especially in wet conditions, you really want more grip. Therefore, if you want a shoe that is useable in all field-conditions; I recommend korfball, lacrosse or baseball cleats (note: metal spikes are not allowed).
Suggestions for outdoor:
Suggestions for indoor:
* Update: Kickstarter-project with shoes especially designed for ultimate
Ultimate frisbee is een epische sport, vooral bekend bij studenten. Vertigo is de ultimate frisbee vereniging van de TU/e. Vertigo draait mee met de landelijke competitie, (internationale) toernooien en we hebben ook spelers die uitkomen voor Nederland bij het EK. Wat je sowieso een keer moet meemaken zijn de toernooien (en de bijbehorende beruchte feesten).
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Tijdens intro vind je ons hier:
Groene Loper Festival — Dinsdag 16 augustus, 13:00 – 18:00 — hier
Intro Training Slot I — Donderdag 18 augustus, 13:30 – 14:30 — hier
Intro Training Slot II — Donderdag 18 augustus, 15:00 – 16:00 — hier
After a two years break, our friends from Wuppertal finally decided to dust-off their Katzenjammer-tourney concept. Naturally, we gathered a team (special thanks to our pick-ups Linda, Laurens and Tom), and hit the road :).
As no theme was officially announced we decided to go with crappy car and yellow hat. After arriving (without being pulled over 🙂 ) and some debate on why a club in Wuppertal would be called Caracal, we could finally start playing and show what ultimate is all about!
Unfortunately, it became clear that we were not able to defend our podium-position, but luckily, only the beer-race matters in Germany right? After selecting our most fearsome woman and man the slaughterhouse began. Everyone knows what happens in Wuppertal stays in Wuppertal; I will only report that for some of us digging and licking was involved.
With a preparation of wienerschnitzel, pizza and German beers we were ready to hit the party! Clearly, some party-skills had to be introduced to our eastern neighbors. Being as educational as we are, we got the party started and partied till early hours.
The next morning, coffee and a good breakfast were waiting for us, a nice second tourney-day with some ultimate and some shots and some more shots :). We ended the weekend with some Swedish meatballs back in Eindhoven.
“Hello, hello (hola!) / I’m at a place called Vertigo (dónde está!)”
Since last year Vertigo also has a youth team, they just promoted to the first division of the U20 (Under 20 years old) national league.
Proud to have them there :).