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ruggler
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

ruggler

Toss Juggler


Total posts: 15
Posted:Hello. I am a toss juggler, and I have been playing around with the juggling animator, "Jongl," lately. I found an interesting prop in the program. It is three sticks with 120 degrees between each, connected at the center. I searched hard on google, but all I found was something called "tribal devil sticks." However, these are not for toss juggling. I decided to make some of my own, and they came out like this: http://yfrog.com/42tribeamj
br>Does anyone know if this prop already exists? Or does anyone know of a good way to connect 3 pvc pipes in that formation? I sandwiched them between two pieces of wood and screwed it all together.


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Heeeey there! I was just talking to a friend about these the other day.

I'm not sure where he got them (or if he just made them) but juggler Francis Julien of the Quebec National Circus school has a set of those.

If you want I can try to contact him and ask where he got them?


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612

ruggler
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

ruggler

Toss Juggler


Total posts: 15
Posted:Thank you. I just saw some pictures of him. I would be interested in knowing where he got those. Also, that facebook link is private, so I cannot see it.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I've seen this before! Not in person, but yeah it's like a crazy devilstick thingy and I can't think of any ways to use it but it looks cool laugh3

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:No problem, I'll ask him.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Ah, unfortunately he said he had made them himself, and didn't know if you could buy them someplace.

The ones in your picture look pretty good though.


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ruggler
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

ruggler

Toss Juggler


Total posts: 15
Posted:Do you know what he used to make them? I see they have a large hole in the center and they have knobs.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Not sure, there's a chance I'll run into him in a couple of weeks, if I do, I'll see what kind of details I can get on them.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Wasn't there a guy on here spamming about something like those...

Jumbly sticks or something....


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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Jumbly Mamba

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:If it is only PVC, you may be able to melt them into place?

(I forget if PVC melts, but it may be an option....)


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:If you want something comfortable to juggle, I'm not sure PVC is the best option. Though if you are doing other things, maybe?

There are some instructions you could probably modify to build something out of recycled products:

http://www.juggle.org/howto/gcp.php


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Steven Ragatz has a quite different DIY club: http://www.circusartsonline.com/en/props.htm
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Keep meaning to try make some. smile


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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ruggler
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

ruggler

Toss Juggler


Total posts: 15
Posted:I tried melting them, but I wasn't able to get it to melt enough to stick the pieces together.
I looked at the jumbly mambas, and they are pretty much the exact same shape as the things that I am trying to make.
It looks like Steven Ragatz used a wooden dowel, plastic bottle wrapping, and tape to make the handle? The pvc handles aren't too uncomfortable for now, but these are definitely good ideas.


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Slipslopslap
GOLD Member since May 2011

Slipslopslap

stranger
Location: Goldenbay

Total posts: 2
Posted:Hi, Sam England here, I might be able to help you. I invented the tri stick or tri star 17 years ago. I have in the past only made it for a few performers , it's my best keeped secret .this is 3 dimensional juggling toy , similar to the one in your photo but constructed from carbon fiber and air force grade alloy .I am bringing out a new product line soon.the tri stick is a lot of fun and unlike any other juggling toy in the world. It generates a balance once spinning that creates it's own unique moves and balance tricks, I can post some photos if you like ,I have a view designs of these, the problem in the past has been the manufacturing costs ,to make a good one that lasts, it has to be strong and shock absorbing, I have spent 300 dollars making hi performance models, Critical that each stick stays at 120 deg and weighs the same otherwise balance does not occur .

Worked at rainbow flight kite shop for 3 years making comet poi,kick staff, trixstix. moved on working at Peter Lynn kite factory designing large kites ,kite powered buggys now designing and building tipis and yurts,making juggling products

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ruggler
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

ruggler

Toss Juggler


Total posts: 15
Posted:I'm interested in seeing what those look like and would appreciate any pictures you can post!

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