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DoktorSkell
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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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it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Fuero


Fuero

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Location: Netherlands

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Posted:Here's some cool contactvids:
I mean mots's not mine:

click


Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with

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Gherkin
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

Gherkin

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Total posts: 117
Posted:I got me a 4" stage ball today... Now I just have to learn how to use it! biggrin

*drops ball*


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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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Posted:hehe - finally my Bday present from lovely Katinca came through - two uv acrylics! now I have 6 3inch acrylics to play with - yay!

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:practising palm isolations: move the ball around your open hand really slowly and as smoothly as possible. Once you can do this a bit more easily, start trying to move your hand around the ball to keep it still.

fair enough description? ubbangel


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Ah, one ball palm spinning.

More difficult than it looks. How were you taught it (If you don't mind giving away the secret)?

It took me a couple of months i think to learn this properly. I've tried teaching other people but it's a difficult one to get the head around.

There are essentially four basic ways of doing it; Thumb to pinky, Pinky to thumb, on the left or right hand. The one that feels most natural to me is left hand, thumb/pinky. Weird, seeing as I'm right-handed and broke a finger on my left hand a few years ago, which made my left ring finger stop growing while all the rest did... But everyone is different.

I have given Pyrowill a challenge. To perfect palmspinning a pyramid (three balls as a base with one sitting on top) on both hands before I do. Any direction, but I think the same direction would be good in both hands. I'm going thumb to pinky, obviously. I can do it no problem in my left hand, but my right hand seems incapable of spinning any number of balls as good as my left hand does.

Bearing in mind I'm going on holiday tomorrow and probably won't be doing any contact for a couple of weeks, he should be able to get it. Any one else up for the challenge? (in a friendly, non-competitive way of course)


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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Shu
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Shu

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Posted:Written by: DoktorSkell

Whats a Chubb Chubb?



Written by: .:star:.

i was thinking that!



a chubb chubb is a tiny creature, about the size of a hampster! Every1 is afraid of them, cos they have an appetite second-to-none, and will eat an army of people/anything in under 5mins!

you need to see the video to understand!

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/chubbchubbs/
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that should help! I'm so surprised u don't know this!


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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Glåss
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Ahh.
We wish you a merry christmas,
We wish you a merry christmas,
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new contact Juggling video....

Ryan and I have been a but busy recently with contact juggling stuff.

Firstily a shameless plug for our new weekly contact huggling gathering in London
http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...5/o/all/fpart/1
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And secondly we edited a video

Its a 12mb wmv
Rhythmic Gymnastics Contact Bodyroll montage,
Edited from the best of my manipulation and RG videos collection

Can anyone host this for me??

- 2 days wasted editing or 2 days creating something funktastic....
You decide.
Big balls, is where its at.

Smiles
Drew


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
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Posted:anyone want some multiball transfer descriptions? Or is this more of a one ball thread? (haven't been on here much due to work)

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:Drew: you might want to ask mech, he's been hosting a lot of videos on PiP recently.

Gelfling: I'd like to see as many descriptions as possible, so bring it on!


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Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:this video has matt hennem in it ubblove

and as if that ain't enough it also has devkev doing poi and devilstick.

you lucky buggers wink


http://www.barnesy.org/BungayBallsUp6v2.mpg



cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Glåss
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

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Posted:Finally got the vifeo finished editing and up online:
here you go:

RG Bodyrolling
edited by Ryan and Drew

http://www.contactjuggling.org/mx/index.php?page=9&action=file&file_id=44


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Joshay


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Location: Melbourne, Hawthorn

Total posts: 22
Posted:Myallo Ya'll,
I was just wondering if you guys and gals over in england ever get any of the chinese circus footage from new years?
Also, Mondot, heard of him? Very cool french three ball artist (ponders if he's on this forum)
The chinese circus have been doing amazing contact stuff for years (Note, Spinning fork, Bowl kicking, Three ball juggling)
But yeah, if ya get a chance, fork spinning is like contact staff to the extreme PLUS acrobatics, check it out biggrin
Sorry if this is all old news, I'm a bit new to the forum :S
Anywho, tis all
Oh, PS, The chinese have FINALLY started juggling clubs biggrin No more hollow tennis rachets for them :P
Ciao-sies!


The eternal question, which came first, the spinner or the juggler....

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DoktorSkell
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Posted:Written by: Gelfling

anyone want some multiball transfer descriptions? Or is this more of a one ball thread? (haven't been on here much due to work)



I like to think this thread is non descriminatory when it comes to ball numbers ^_^

I personally would love to hear some multiball moves. my third 70mm acryllic is in the mail from melbourne


Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
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Posted:I've just started to get the hang of three balls in both hands, and managed to get a pyramid going in both hands with billiard balls while on holiday... so multiball ball stuff is most welcomed!!

I'm having trouble getting a nice looking palm spin shower going. The balls just seem to move at irregular timings and keep knocking into one another... Any tips? Gelfling? Drew? Anyone? The problem seems to be when the balls are rolling ovr the near side of my palm, and also the 'thumb bit' where I put the balls from fingers to palm and vice versa. Hope that makes sense...


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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mo-seph


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Posted:Written by: Glss

RG Bodyrolling
edited by Ryan and Drew




eek eek eek

I know you were the one in the all pink leotard, but which was ryan?


monkeys ate my brain

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

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Posted:biggrin

Getting to the other side smile

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

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Posted:Top tip for any palm spinning stuff - once you get a move learn it without using your thumb. This will build up your dexterity and finger strength.

We'll spend time in Falmouth smile

Will post multiball descriptions when I can work out how to phrase them wink


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:*Another spinner turns to contact juggling*

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:biggrin

Still practising...

Was practising on my way home on the ferry tonight.

Unfortunately there was about 200 schoolkids also on the boat, clearly on their way home from a day trip. They kept saying things like 'you trying to see your future in that ball, miss'?!

I got all embarrassed and stopped.

frown Kids can be so cruel.




biggrin


Getting to the other side smile

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:heheh!!

When kids do that to me, I tell them that the ball has a different type of magic, and show them some moves that make the ball look as if it's levitating.

Never fails. They soon stop taking the piss.


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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Gelfling
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Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
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Posted:I tell them "yes and I have to say it doesn't look too good for you - but the image is fussy something about a steam roller when you reach pubity" and then say "mwa ha ha ha" and carry on playing smile

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
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Posted:ubblol

Sadly, I'm not good enough yet to impress them into silence... although, that's a nice idea Gelfling... twisted, but brilliant smile


Getting to the other side smile

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:If the kids on the ferry give you trouble remember your in the middle of the ocean, their bodies wouldnt be found for a few weeks at least, and you could be over the border to mexico by then ubblol

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
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Posted:ubblol

Comedy genius and a splendid idea biggrin


Getting to the other side smile

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Joshay


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Location: Melbourne, Hawthorn

Total posts: 22
Posted:Perhaps as a twist of irony you could use HUGE acrylic balls to weigh down the bodies :P
O, I know, I'm sick...


The eternal question, which came first, the spinner or the juggler....

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:back to moves, here's a drew question:

Around the neck roll. (rh cradle, chestroll, around neck, back down to RH cradle)

I'm trying to nail this move at the moment, and wondered where I'm going wrong. Can you give me a break down and any tips?

Muchos Gracias!!


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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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:I take it that's a no, then...

Oh well, worth a try.

*goes off to practice*

Oooh, While I'm here, How is everybody else getting on with their CJ? Especially those at falmouth, as it will give me, Durbs and Gelfling an idea of what to teach people there...


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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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:erm... can butterfly, basic forearm rolls, enigmas coming on, getting closer to palm isolations in the right hand, left hand still sucks, and I can do very sketchy chest rolls. I'm starting to get stalls, but still a loooooong way to go... oh yeah and the classic 'falling up' trick that non jugglers seem to love so much!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Okay some multi-ball...

Three Ball Stack (not sure what this move is really called)

1] Hold one ball in the palm with the palm face down.
2] On this hand balance a second ball on the back of said hand.
3] With the other hand have the third ball on the back of the hand with the palm directly over the second ball.
4] Butterfly the third ball and return the hand underneath the first ball.
5] Allow the first ball to sit on the second hand.
6] So now the second ball is where the third was, the third is where the first was and the first is where the second was only in different hands.

Try it in reverse...
Try it with four balls...
Try it with five...

This transfer is not the most impressive at first but once you master it with four balls it allows you use the vertical plain to a much greater extent - much more to multi-ball than palm spinning wink


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:I can do that with three balls, But wouldn't it look a bit pants with four or five balls?

I don't know, as I've never even tried, can't work out how it would work... You'll have to show me some stuff at foul mouth, dude...


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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