Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel... Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK. Member Since: 1st Aug 2005 Total posts: 1019
Posted:Thomas Dietz does db97531 back into the pattern and a clean finish on video #6, at the end.
I think it's an interesting idea. It might promote more "Instant Jugglers" as Jay Gilligan once mentioned - people just flashing 11 balls and insanely hard tricks, and not actually becoming decent jugglers...
big and good and broken Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay Member Since: 29th Aug 2002 Total posts: 7330
Posted:he does indeed - that's the first place i ever saw it on video
imagine what the reaction would be like if someone caught it on stage, with only a minute to get it in, in front of loads of other jugglers
i reckon anyone who can flash 11 balls has to be a fairly decent juggler and i don't see much wrong with it - they're just not very well-rounded but then again, nor am i
there's a massive role that the internet plays in the instant juggler phenomenon in that an instant juggler only ever has to catch a trick once and get it on video and they can then put that video online under the pretence that the trick is solid.
in this competition, they will have to do a really hard trick but are given only a minute to do it in - i think that should weed out the instants from the percolated brews
a competition like this means that you don't just get to see the stuff that the top jugglers can do every time (which is what the current competitions encourage both ija and even moreso in the wjf).
with this comp, you get to see the tricks that jugglers they only have a consistency of 1 in 10 or so, which could be really exciting.
it could bring the stuff that you only ever see in videos (or in practice halls in conventions if you are lucky) into the live arena which rocks.
if anyone has ever seen tony hawks nailing that 900 at the x-games vert best trick or shaun white going for 1080's will know what a thrill it is to watch the best in the game trying to pull out the hardest thing they can do in front of a crowd.
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