Past Articles from Aidan Shapiro-Leighton

Aidan Shapiro-Leighton

Aidan Shapiro-Leighton is the Director of Video for Ultiworld, managing live streaming, post-produced editing, documentary shorts, and anything else that comes up for the video team. He played for Harvard Redline and Cleveland Smokestack and now resides in New Zealand. You can reach him via email (aidan@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@arashap69).

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  • Film Room: Throwing Hammers in the Wind – Part 1: Throwing Mechanics
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  • Stall 9: The Anne Worth Teaser Was The Best Callahan Video Of 2020
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  • Deep Look: Tiina Booth, College Rebuild, NUTC
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  • Mailbag: 2022 College Season Lookahead, Difference Between Championship Contenders and Also-Rans
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    1. Film Room: Throwing Hammers in the Wind – Part 1: Throwing Mechanics

      Join analyst Joe Marmerstein in the Ultiworld Film Room for this two-part series teaching advanced tips for improving your hammer throws in windy conditions. Part One focuses on throwing mechanics – how to adjust your release angle, aim, and power depending on what direction the wind is blowing.

    2. Santa Barbara Invite All-Time Highlights

      The best of the best!

    3. Film Room: Pull Plays Episode 9 – Side Stack Isolation

      Join analyst Joe Marmerstein in the Ultiworld Film Room in this series teaching and discussing common pull plays in ultimate, spanning a variety of offensive systems. The ninth video in this series focuses on isolation cuts from the side stack.

    4. Liam Grant Career Commentary Highlights

      A 30th birthday gift!

    5. Send it Back: PoNY vs Truck Stop with Chris Kocher and Rowan McDonnell

      Ultiworld’s Send it Back series brings in star players, coaches, and media to revisit classic games.

    6. Player Profile: Washington Element’s Alexa Yadama

      Join analyst Keith Raynor in the Ultiworld Film Room as he examines what makes Washington Element's Alexa Yadama such an effective hybrid player.

    7. Film Room: Pull Plays Episode 7 – Vertical Stack Zipper

      Join analyst Joe Marmerstein in the Ultiworld Film Room in this series teaching and discussing common pull plays in ultimate, spanning a variety of offensive systems. The seventh video in this series focuses on the zipper play.

    8. Film Room: Pull Plays Episode 4 – Horizontal Stack Cutter Clearance

      Join analyst Joe Marmerstein in the Ultiworld Film Room in this series teaching and discussing common pull plays in ultimate, spanning a variety of offensive systems. The fourth video in this series focuses on a cutter clearance play.

    9. Film Room: Game Breakdown with Bryan Jones and Alex Ghesquiere

      Veteran club and US National team coaches Bryan Jones and Alex "Dutchy" Ghesquiere enter the Ultiworld studio to analyze the 2019 US Open Women's Final between Boston Brute Squad and Medellín Revolution.

    10. Slow Burn: The Rise of Ring of Fire’s Next Generation

      Director Lindsay Soo explores Ring of Fire's journey in the 2019 semifinal against Sockeye, as they confront past failures and attempt to blaze a new pathway to success.

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  • Film Room: Throwing Hammers in the Wind – Part 1: Throwing Mechanics
    video for Mini subscribers
  • Stall 9: The Anne Worth Teaser Was The Best Callahan Video Of 2020
    Subscriber article
  • Deep Look: Tiina Booth, College Rebuild, NUTC
    Includes bonus segment
  • Mailbag: 2022 College Season Lookahead, Difference Between Championship Contenders and Also-Rans
    Subscriber article