Hey Folks! Early bird sign up for the Valentine’s Hat closes on 11th January.
The Bali Valentine’s Hat tournament will be held on February 11th in Ubud, Indonesia. It is a beginner friendly event, so all skill levels are welcome to participate.
When registering, players will be asked to provide information about their Ultimate Frisbee experience and ability level. This information will be used to create fair teams and ensure that new players have the opportunity to receive coaching and guidance from experienced players.
Are you an Ultimate Frisbee player in Indonesia looking for the best cleats for Ultimate Frisbee? In this guide, we’ll provide insight into the cleats worn by our players and where to get them.
Buying your first cleats
Yes I get it, we’ve all had commitment issues when it comes to buying your first suitable footwear for Ultimate Frisbee. You may be new to the sport; is it really true love? I’ve never felt like this before. Is it a phase? Yes there is something so ensnaring about Ultimate, and even if it is just a phase, you may as well do it justice and not let equipment be the barrier to your development as an Ultimate Frisbee Player.
These cleats are “pretty amazing” according to Simba. To this day, nobody knows what he really looks like as he’s normally just a blur. He upgraded to these official Ultimate Frisbee shoes from Adidas Predators.
On the quest for wide-fit shoes, Jojo faces the Indonesian dilemma of short, wide feet.
“To be honest I never try another brands and it’s difficult to find my size. Only this brand and style which almost fits with my size.” Compared to Nike, Puma has a wider fit at the front, so are more comfortable.
Under Armour Leadoff
Worn by Lev
“The best cleats for Ultimate Ever for me. They just feel like comfortable running shoes when I play Ultimate.” Are these baseball shoes? This could be an option for the Jakarta players, who play on the baseball courts at GBK. Sometimes you cut onto the clay too.
So you just started playing Ultimate Frisbee in Indonesia, or you’re a veteran player who’s found yourself in Indonesia and ready to get back into the game. Either way, you want to make sure that you’re buying the right cleats for Ultimate Frisbee in Indonesia. Scratch that. Any cleats are better than no cleats!
Firstly, you can’t really go wrong with cleats compared to no cleats. If they fit ok, you’ll find the extra purchase on the grass will get you where you need to be a few fraction of a second before you would without them. And I promise you, that these extra semi-seconds will boost your game level exponentially. Even if it’s one more catch per pick up game, or shrugging off your defender in two quick steps rather than three, your confidence will rise and you’ll fall in love just a little bit more with Ultimate.
Do you need cleats for ultimate frisbee?
Cleats provide numerous benefits that make them essential for ultimate frisbee players. They offer superior traction which can help prevent slipping and sliding when running on grass or turf. They also provide extra cushioning and support to reduce the impact of running and jumping on hard surfaces. Furthermore, they give you an extra layer of protection in case you land awkwardly and twist an ankle or knee. That being said, having the right cleats is key; not all cleats are created equal!
How Will Cleats Improve Your Game?
Good quality cleats will allow you to move more quickly across the field without sacrificing comfort or stability. This means that your reaction time will be faster, allowing you to anticipate passes and intercept throws with greater accuracy. On top of that, they can provide extra support while turning and pivoting in tight spaces so that your movements look clean and effortless. Finally, having a pair of lightweight cleats can help improve your endurance over long periods of playtime—no one wants their feet dragging near the end of a game!
When it comes to choosing the best cleats for ultimate frisbee, there’s no one size fits all. Ultimately (pun intended) it comes down to personal preference and what works best for your playing style and foot type. However, if you take into consideration all the benefits that good quality cleats provide—traction, cushioning, support, protection—you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision when it comes time to buy a new pair!
Go fake or go home
Indonesia is the piracy capital of the world and you can pick up some fake branded cleats for as little 300k, which is the price of 2 cocktails at Kabana Ubud.
“Buy cheap cleats and get them stitched up so they don’t rip”
The IUPA GreenSpirit Comittee has developed a simple app to help our members and our association track its green spirit. By this we mean our plastic and CO2 impacts as ultimate frisbee players, as ultimate communities in Indonesia, and overall as IUPA.
We launched the app in December 2019 and invited our members to use it for the first time in January 2020. The initial response was slow, so we did another push for members to do their assessments in mid-2020. Here are our results!
In 2019, based on the assesments of 34 players, we calculated that IUPA generated 221.8 Kg of plastic and 224,209 Kg of CO2. You can download the full PDF report here.
Meanwhile, let’s break it down!
221.8 Kg of Plastic
That’s equal to a pile of about 1267 frisbees. That many frisbee could be stack 212 meters high.