World Footbag Championships '17 was a success. I was beaten by the best player in the world (@vasek.klouda) and got props from him 3 times in Circle comp, I hit a crazy trick (Ripped Warrior Swirl aka "Cyborg") requested by a legend of the sport and won $60 and @mark_footbag won money for hitting Swirling Gyro DLO, I stuck 3 good tricks in Sick 1 competition, other cool stuff which I'll update shortly.. But the biggest moment in my life occurred yesterday.
I was in the plane, about to fly home, when I got a video call from Jim Penske, Lon Smith, Red Husted, and Rick Reese. Long story short, they had a meeting and chose to induct me into Big ADD Posse (BAP)!!! BAP is like an international hall of fame for freestyle footbag players. Every year at Worlds, someone is inducted and recognized for being the best of the best and changing the sport in some way. The last 2 years, no one was inducted. This year, I broke the no-bap dry spell from the last 2 years. The first picture is a screen shot from the happiest moment of my life. Every day for the last 9 years, I picked up that footbag with the dream of BAP in my mind. It's finally a reality. I feel so complete and fulfilled in life. My official footbag nickname is Nick "Houdini" Polini :D Thanks to everyone who believed in me. Ok, finished gushing lol.
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