In Memoriam: A Conversation with Stancil JohnsonClick to Play

I am sure you all know that we recently lost flying disc legend and pioneer Dr. Stancil Johnson. Stan, as his friends knew him, has been described as the poet laureate of Frisbee who may have very well altered the course of flying disc history with his delightfully penned FRISBEE: A practitioner's manual and definitive treatise. In fact, a number of our FDM Blog contributors attribute Stan's book as cardinal in their lives in Frisbee—add my name to that list!

Well, after a great deal of reflection, soul searching and capable counsel, we (my long-time DG buddy and Editor of DiscGolfer magazine, Joe Feidt and yours truly) decided to share a conversation we had with Stancil late one evening in early August 2015 at the PDGA World Championships in Pittsburgh. Before today, only Joe, Stork and I had viewed this "archived" reference footage that was shot when Joe was researching his forthcoming DG book. We soon realized that what the footage lacked in production value was more than made up for in its gentrified glimpse into the life and times of a puissant pillar of play on which the greater flying disc community flourished.

Thanks Stan! Roll on buddy... R.I.P.

'BEE safe and fly well,

Lightnin' Lyle

FDM Blogologist

 

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