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ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

We have a how old are you now thread.
We have a what type of education do you have thread.
We have a what level of education do you have poll.
But no one has really looked into the How old were you when you first started juggling/spinning/staff/unicycling/balloon sculpting thread.

So here it is.
I have noticed alot of people have started when they were reaching their late teens or early 20s...Possibly something to do with the level of maturity at that age? Or just the fact that you can drive, drink (hopefully not both at once), and have nothing else to do? Or that maybe it's more popular with that age group more than any other?
I started getting into it when I was about 15, but it wasn't 16 that I really started learning or practicing anything.

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ThistleThistleold hand
950 posts
Location: Nottingham UK

I was 29 when I first started and did my first fire show with SNOOPoi on NYE 1999/2000 when she was 11.

I feel old frown

Are we nearly there yet?

68 posts
Location: London

Last year. Staving is the best stress relief there is.
This year I learned the Devil Sticks.
I'm 21.

I wonder what I should learn next...

animatEdanimatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK

I started learning Devilsticks when I was about 10 or 11... but kept on putting it down and picking it up, then started again properly about a year and a half ago when I started learning LOADS of stuff...

Started contact juggling at the end of september last year (about a week before I met Nucleopoi and fell in love...)

Started poi a few weeks after that...

started Staff about five months ago...

Haven't looked back since!!

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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