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DoktorSkell
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Posted:I was doing some contact the other day when this old lady asked me how the ball sticks to my hand.

I love it when that happens ubblove


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_Clare_
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Posted:Hmmm. interesting idea... does it not bounce or roll over the hoop?
Mine often bounces off a body part before it makes it's escape.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:My Niece came up with the idea of having a very very wide skirt that has velcro all the way around the hem. You then put velcro all around the top of the walls of your room and stick the skirt up to it. You thus end up with a funnel that brings the ball back to your waist everytime you drop it...... Maybe not so workable unless you own one of those games parachute..... hmmm I didn't explaint that very well......

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DoktorSkell
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Posted:Written by: Firepoise

Well, well... I learnt something new and exciting last night...

Lesson 1: The pain that comes from dropping a small acrylic ball on your ankle bone is perhaps one of the most excruciating pains you can experience (as a female). It is almost a unique and pure pain that makes you catch your breath.





I Cannot agree more.
The way i sit allways when practising allways seems to float the ball towards my ankle bone when i drop it.

Lesson 5.

Pratising contact annoy's the people downstairs
*THUMP*...........








*THUMP*


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LazyAngel
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Posted:other suggestions for safe places to practise contact juggling:

sat down: inside one of those circular inflatable lifeboats with the tent thing on top

stood up: inside one one of those all-terrain inflatable ball things


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DoktorSkell
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Posted:hhhmmmmm, that seems like to much.......
whats the word....... effort?


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_Clare_
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Posted:Nice idea skully... only a problem when you need to go to the loo or get food... biggrin

'Practising contact annoy's the people downstairs
*THUMP*...........'

Doktor, I have recently had to move back to my parents house... you can imagine their delight at my new hobbie biggrin


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Posted:Written by: Firepoise

Hmmm. interesting idea... does it not bounce or roll over the hoop?
Mine often bounces off a body part before it makes it's escape.



its a big hula hoop not one of those kiddies ones so it normally manages to stop the ball. It means i can get to the ball before the dog does! If only i could teach her to diferentiate between a crappy dog ball and a much more expensive juggling ball!


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DoktorSkell
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Posted:Written by: starpoi

If only i could teach her to diferentiate between a crappy dog ball and a much more expensive juggling ball!



Spray the ball with fly spray


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_Clare_
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Posted:Lol ubblol

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DoktorSkell
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Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrin ubbangel

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Thought I'd try and post a move I got shown at Clapham:

put your right thumb on the right side of the ball, and left hand index and midddle on the left side of the ball. Thumb goes from side to back of ball (i.e closer to you) and middle and index go to front of ball. The motion should be one of moving your hands together and then away from each other. Then have your right index and middle and left thumb in very light contact at the same time, mirroring what your other fingers are doing with the ball, making it look like you are squeezing the sides.

I hope that was understandable rolleyes but this move is quite simple to learn, but difficult to master, and has a relatively low drop rate, and looks really cool, so would be good for people learning.ubbangel

And by the way, I STILL can't get that video on boxes and cj. Gr.


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animatEd
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Posted:Ah, Enigmas.

Very pretty Isolations. The way I learn't was: hold the ball between fingers of you r right hand, and thumb of your left. Push hands together. Swap fingers and thumbs (IE right hand fingers become right thumb, left thumb becomes left fingers), pull hands apart. Practise getting it smoother.

There are a few different ways to do this move, such as instead of going in/out with your hands, go up/down. add in those 'cigar box type isolations that you described earlier. invert one hand so that instead of holding the ball between finger/thumb, you're holding it between thumb/thumb or finger/finger. Change the position of the ball.

Another funky looking move is the caterpillar. Hold the ball in one hand and in your fingertips so that fingers are on top of the ball, and thumb is below. Keep the ball dead still and bend your fingersso that your palm comes towards the ball. Now keep your palm still and straighten your fingers to push the ball away from your palm. repeat as desired. is a cool way of moving the ball from side to side


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animatEd
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Posted:enigmas sure are easier to explain in person when able to show what you mean...

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_Clare_
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Posted:Thanks for trying though lads... I'm still practicing the basics biggrin

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animatEd
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Posted:*bump*

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_Clare_
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Posted:Still practising biggrin

This thing about running the ball around your body from the cradle instead of the palm of your hand - am still finding it much much easier to run it from the palm. Bear in mind, I have no muscles and suchlike to get in the way biggrin

So... should I keep trying to get the cradle, or is it ok to roll with the palm?!


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Durbs
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Posted:One thing with CJ - which is very irritating - is that it really pays off to learn things the hard way... You'll (hopefully) find that once you've nailed back-arm chest-rolls, forearm rolls will be a piece of proverbial

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_Clare_
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Posted:Thanks smile

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animatEd
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Posted:watch Durbs' falmouth video. In that I do a chest roll, one from cradle followed by one starting from the palm.

While either is completely acceptable, I prefer the back arm chest roll. It just feels more natural to me.

CJing snice falmouth, and already trying chest rolls? I'm impressed!!If you're having difficulty with the back-arm start, try learning to roll the ball along the back of your forearm and then when the ball gets to your elbow, let it roll off and catch it in your cradle (opposite hand). nail this and then see how far up your arm you get the ball to go before it falls off. instead of starting the chestroll off in wall plane like the back forearm rolls are, try starting it off with your arm in front of you, diagonally(ish) in between wall and wheel plane, and have your arms higher up, with your hands at near enough shoulder height. this will help the ball move slower.


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_Clare_
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Posted:hug

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pineapple pete
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Posted:I AM SO HAPPY!!

for the first time, i actually got a left handed butterfly biggrin i have been throwin it over, catchin it, workin on my stable spot thing (i forget the name now) and all. and i finally did it.

now to get it as clean as my right hand ubbloco

cheers, pete biggrin


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animatEd
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Posted:Well done, dude!!

It took me ages to get my left hand to do anything, and it's still not perfect. Have you tried transfers between your two hands?


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pineapple pete
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Posted:yup, dave was teachin me last sunday. im gradually but very slowly getting it. ive had alot of homework of recent, and by the time its done im too tired (just bout to go to bed now)

hopefully i shall find time to practice them soon,

cheers, pete biggrin


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LazyAngel
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Posted:smooth move number 289 with a clear acrylic: use it to light a cigarette on a bright day

ltc: what's the move you do at 2:39 on durbs falmouth3 vid?


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_Clare_
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Posted:Ahhhh... loves the circus!!! That's you!!!


Hellos biggrin wave


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animatEd
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Posted:yes that's me!!

There's no me at 2:39, but do you mean the move I start to do at 3:39?

That's my 'most requested by non juggling types' enigma variation. instead of just pulling the hands in/out, I go up/down. It's still going on the whole 'finger/thumb' element as the enigma you learnt at clapham, just with a different direction. then I just change the position of my hands, so that if I want to I can make the ball travel from side to side as well.

The other 'most requested trick' is the 'magnetic hand/ball-on-a-string' trick. Coming up in a video featuring myself and Pyrowill, soon to be released. Gonna have some good stuff in there, including reverse butterfly, neck roll, lots of chest rolls (my favourite move), some iso's along with various other bits and pieces. check it out when it's up!!


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animatEd
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Posted:Actually, In 2bags' falmouth video, at 1:51 into the veideo, I do the same enigma move as in durbs' video. 2bags' video has it from a top view, i.e. your perspective...



Might help confused smile


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Posted:the first thing to go on our christmas lists this year shall be:

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mech
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Posted:erm, i think i missed the point of the thread, all i saw was people saying wow!?





nm im very stupid, i read it again, and found out why

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animatEd
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Posted:I must own that video!!

It looks like there's gonna be some amazing footage of the best contact jugglers around on it. So much potential for 'move-yoinking' wink


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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.
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