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coleman
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Posted:just wanted to say and well done to mr burrage for his recent 12 ball flash success.

i know a few of you around here juggle but for those that don't and still care, a 12 ball flash is where you throw 12 balls up into the air and then catch them all again - start with 12 balls in your hands, do 12 throws to get empty hands, then the really hard bit, 12 catches.
its the most anyone has ever managed with balls and here is a nice little story about doing it...

[i'm actually not sure i'm allowed to do this but he is a member of this site and i could just as easily link to it anyway]


from rec.juggling:

quote:Subject: 12 ball flash, no video, part 2.
From: Luke Burrage [View Profile]
Email: [members only]
Date: 11th Nov 2003.


Hello

Tonight I went to the Flying Teapots juggling club in Sheffield for the
first time in 3 weeks and took along a bag of all my currently used
juggling equipment. I'm really impressed with a new bag I have, a wheely
suitcase, that can contain 7 fat rings, 6 clubs, 5 silicones, 5 globalls,
1 big stage ball, 5 heavy excerballs, 12 105g barnesy bags, 15 50g barnesy
bags and a diabolo. The wheels are needed as it is almost too heavy to
carry so full.

Anyway, as someone else had borrowed my 105g bags and I had my 50g bags
with me, I decided to give numbers juggling a go, something I've not been
into much recently. First up I managed to get 17 catches of 9 balls which
is two catches of my 9 ball record, one I set about 2 years ago. Then
after struggling with 11 balls for a little bit I decided to give 12 balls
a try. I was feeling quite motivated after reading about Peter Bone's
recent success.

After about 20 minutes of trying I managed to get 11 catches followed by a
mad dive for ball number 12 that bounced off my hands rather than staying
in them. This was the best I had ever done with 12 balls so I stuck with
it a bit longer. Normally after trying 12 balls for a few attempts I'm too
tired to continue but for the past month and a bit I've been doing
physical training 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. This really made a big
difference to my strength (quite a bit needed for 12 balls), speed and
endurance.

At about 25 minutes I finally managed a 12 ball flash, with a fumbled last
catch, an arm roll and an elbow flick to get the ball back into my hand,
rather than on the floor. Fellow Sheffield juggler (and my current
landlord) Dave Proctor was the only witness that I know of as he had sat
drinking tea behind me the entire 25 minutes, making unhelpful remarks the
whole time. Maybe others saw too, there were about 50 people at the club
tonight.

So I'm pretty pleased with myself. 12 catches of 12 balls equals the
current world record, and also I'm back on track with my "12 balls after
12 years of juggling" type situation. And my "5th in the world" prediction
has also come true. If only my camcorder wasn't broken...

Thanks to Peter for the inspiration. And Luke Holman.

Have fun,

Luke Burrage

[ 14. November 2003, 02:27: Message edited by: coleman ]


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Posted:yes he did!

cool, go luke!

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This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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Dunc
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Posted:Now that's HOT DAMN impressive!!

Gongrats Luke, you deserve it!



Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Dom
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Posted:I've got to get up to Sheffield!

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Posted:
wohooo...


Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:i've got to get back down to brixton.

anyone else for highgate tonight?


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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simian


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Posted:i'm checking out Highgate tonight, it's really close to my new flat.

i'm gonna see if they're allergic to poi like proper jugglers are

if they stare at me disapprovingly enough they might shame me into finally learning 3 ball cascade.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:wicked

will see you there sir - i'll be the one not trying to flash 12 balls...


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Posted:congrats that's amazing

there's nothing quite as fulfilling as a tasty airwrap

if you're full of sh!t, at least you're fertile

"we are all flowers growing in God's garden... and that is why he spreads the sh!t around" - David Byrne

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