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FREESTYLEMAGAZINE 4!!!!! Come on!

We are planning a new issue of FreeStyle Magazine. Inspired by new technology and the rise of the smart phone an idea came to me for a new issue and so I have prepared a pitch with a crowd-funding platform called Kickstarter in order to generate the funds to bring the project to life. They have given me 40 days to generate the required funds to produce the magazine. That means I have to make pre-sales of 500 magazines or more.

FSM 4 will still be round in shape and it will fit inside of a wham-o! frisbee disc. Like our previous discs designed by such high profile freestylers as Eley Kishimoto, Paul Smith and Matthew Williamson we will be collaborating once again with a designer to make a truly outstanding frisbee to play with this summer. And the magazine will hold lots of surprises that will get your smartphone doing overdrive.......

So if you are a fan of print, and want to get your hands on FSM 4 then pre-order your copy and help stop the death bells ringing to pronounce the end of printed magazines!

Alternatively if you are a fan of plastic then get one- its fantastic. Or if you are a tech head then get out your phone as print aint dead.

Follow this link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/661574105/freestylemagazine-issue-4 It will take you to the KS page. Please share it with like minded people, post it on your facebook and help us with our campaign.

We will be launching the 40 day campaign forthwith which will be in the form of FSM blog entries that will reflect the content of the next issue, featuring articles, videos, interviews on a range of subjects from new media technology, to magic tricks, how to train a pig, fashion design and new technologies, analogue vs digital, book restoration, illustration, monkey tennis and of course all of your frisbee action, lessons, tips and vintage footage. We will kick off the week with a look at past features from our three issues followed by a feature about the legend that is Scott Starr- action sports photographer and skate, surf and snowboard historian. We are not sure when monkey tennis will be but we´ll endeavor to get that in before the end of the forty days.

Monty python love spam but we don´t, so if you are not interested in reading any of our articles or features then write back to jason@freestyemagazine.couk with the heading " I am a miserable tit- take me off your mailing list"

If you are interested then i promise not to bombard you - we will probably be publishing no more than 10 articles.

You can also join us on FACEBOOK (group freestylemagazine) AND TWITTER (magfreestyle)

Please spread the word, show the vid and send the link, tell people about the round magazine that fits inside of a frisbee and help us to get this thing flying!

All the best Jason

Editor and Creative director

knot you again!

Making Knots or “knotting” goes back to the very beginning of man itself. This ancient art of tying, looping and braiding has helped man through the ages in building, sailing, farming and even decorating.People should not rely on zip´s, pins or superglue to fasten things when a piece of rope and a bit of Knot Knowhow can do the job just the same without spending money or consuming the earths dwindling resources. Here are a few knots to try your hand with. Once you have mastered these then we urge you to explore further this fascinating world of knots. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE KNOTS.

Three Way Sheet Bend. Originating from the mediterranean, this very useful knot is used to tie three converging lines of differing size and texture together.

1. Pass the line around where your boat is to be moored to.

2. Make a loop with the end and lay it over the standing part of the line.

3. Make a "bight" in the line- this can be left longer if you need to take the line inside the boat so you can release it from inside.

4. Lead the Bite over-under-over the loop and standing part, in a locking tuck, to create a drawloop that when pulled unravels the knot.

Get Knotted!

Making Knots or “knotting” goes back to the very beginning of man itself. This ancient art of tying, looping and braiding has helped man through the ages in building, sailing, farming and even decorating.People should not rely on zip´s, pins or superglue to fasten things when a piece of rope and a bit of Knot Knowhow can do the job just the same without spending money or consuming the earths dwindling resources. Here are a few knots to try your hand with. Once you have mastered these then we urge you to explore further this fascinating world of knots. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE KNOTS.

Mooring Hitch

This great knot is useful when mooring your boat in a tidal waterway. As the water level rises or falls you can easily adjust the length of the rope accordingly. If you pull on the drawloop then the knot is unraveled therefore if you make a long line from the drawloop you can untie your boat from onboard- particularly useful when alone in a canoe.

1. Pass the line around where your boat is to be moored to.

2. Make a loop with the end and lay it over the standing part of the line.

3. Make a "bight" in the line- this can be left longer if you need to take the line inside the boat so you can release it from inside.

4. Lead the Bite over-under-over the loop and standing part, in a locking tuck, to create a drawloop that when pulled unravels the knot.

knot today thankyou!

Making Knots or “knotting” goes back to the very beginning of man itself. This ancient art of tying, looping and braiding has helped man through the ages in building, sailing, farming and even decorating.People should not rely on zip´s, pins or superglue to fasten things when a piece of rope and a bit of Knot Knowhow can do the job just the same without spending money or consuming the earths dwindling resources. Here are a few knots to try your hand with. Once you have mastered these then we urge you to explore further this fascinating world of knots. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE KNOTS.

HANDCUFF KNOT.

This knot according to knot lore can render any Houdini helpless.

1. Make a clockwise overhand loop

2. make a second anti-clockwise loop and underhand.

3.overlap both  loops making sure the right side one is in front of the left one

4. Pull the leading edge of the left hand loop through the right hand loop and  pull the leading edge of the right hand loop through the left hand loop. 5. Adjust the loops to the size you want and tighten.

to be or knot to be.....

Making Knots or "knotting" goes back to the very beginning of man itself. This ancient art of tying, looping and braiding has helped man through the ages in building, sailing, farming and even decorating.People should not rely on zip´s, pins or superglue to fasten things when a piece of rope and a bit of Knot Knowhow can do the job just the same without spending money or consuming the earths dwindling resources. Here are a few knots to try your hand with. Once you have mastered these then we urge you to explore further this fascinating world of knots.

Bowline.

The bowline is an exceptionally versatile knot. It This is a very Ancient Knot used to form a loop at the end of a fixed rope. Used in sailing this knot was discovered in the remains of the rigging of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops's solar ship during an excavation. It is widely considered as one of the most essential knots.

1.The rabbit hole.

2.Out comes the rabbit,

3.runs around the tree,

4.and hops back into its hole.

More knots tomorrow.