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Excellent! Good idea. Maybe you could teach them the cube in exchange for some juggling lessons.


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Quinn Lewis wrote:
Excellent! Good idea. Maybe you could teach them the cube in exchange for some juggling lessons.
I seem to be unable to get three balls plain. Haha. I just fail.

I'd gladly teach her the cube.

I'm getting really excited to see her tomorrow. [I've had a crush on her for over a year.]

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Do you guys know where I could learn how to juggle 4+ balls?

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How about right here :wink:

For 4 balls, you simply need to be able to juggle 2 balls in one hand. However, you need to be able to do it fluently in both hands. Thats all 4 balls is - juggling 2 in each hand at the same time.

You have to have 4 mastered before you can even attempt 5. There are many ways to practice for 5 balls - my favorites are: juggling 3 balls very high (still in rhythm though), doing 3 ball flashes with claps while they are all in the air, and juggling 3 in one hand (be fluent in each hand). All of these will help you train for 5. A 5 ball flash isn't too hard, if you can juggle 4. The hard part is continuing. This simply comes with practice.

Of course, there are tutorials on the web, also. Just google it.

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Quinn Lewis wrote:
You have to have 4 mastered before you can even attempt 5.


Why? I can't do 4 (meaning not even qualify, let alone "mastered") but my record for 5 is 43 catches.


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From what I have seen in my 11 years juggling, that is usually the case - that you have to be able to juggle 4 before learning 5. Of course, with every generality, there is an exception. In this case, its you, Stefan, and probably some others. However, the generality in this case is learning 4 before 5.

With that said, a lot of people will learn 7 before learning 6. The rationale behind this is that 7 feels SO much like 5 (except higher obviously) that people tend to skip 6 altogether. In my opinion, 6 is much harder than 7, because 6 balls requires such an immense sweep of the arms to both sustain 3-in-one-hand, and have none of the balls collide.

You have to be in a completely different mindset when juggling even numbered balls compared to odd numbers. That's a possibility why you can't juggle 4, Stefan.

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I have decided to jump from 3 - 5, same principle with Rubik's cubes, odd numbers are the same pricinples and evens another.

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Yes, I also think 7 will be easier for me than 6 (though, I haven't tried either yet). Juggling odd numbers just feels so natural and even numbers feels like I'm doing two separate things at the same time. I guess it's just the same for me with 5 vs 4. Could also be the fault of my left hand, though. Juggling two in my right is quite ok, but two in my left is just bad. So maybe when both hands juggle together, the right is making up for the flaws of the left? Or maybe it's because I'm just not interested in 4 and never practiced it much. I'll give 4 a try, though main focus will stay at 5.


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I showed my juggling friend this thread. Here's what she said over aim.

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-------: its funny how theyre talking about vova being a complete genious and im talking to him right now, he's showing me his WJF3 stuff
-------: that people arent supposed to be seing yet
sk8r123178: Haha
sk8r123178: Show him the thread?
-------: nah
-------: hed probbaly just use it to fuel his ego, not that it isnt big enough already or anything
-------: haha
sk8r123178: Haha

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She is talking like Vova isn't a complete genius!

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She is talking like Vova isn't a complete genius!
She knows the guy and competes with him. He also had a crush on her best friend for a long time.

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Pembo wrote:
She is talking like Vova isn't a complete genius!
She knows the guy and competes with him. He also had a crush on her best friend for a long time.

So she thinks he's not a complete genius because she thinks the crush should've been on herself instead?


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Stefan keeps up with the story...:P

I don't know why people get so worked up over showpeople being arrogant. Without those people thinking they are really good, no one would perform. The same goes with bands too...
Say you went to a concert to see your favourite band, and they come on stage and say:
'Sorry, we aren't going to play anymore, we are no good, no one likes us so you might aswell all go home.' You would be very dissapointed.
Wereas, if a band were to showoff, get cheers/applauds from the audience, they realise they are good/liked and therefor play more.

What I am saying is, praising someone doesn't feed their ego, but makes them more confident and willing to do things, even if they are arrogant about it.

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Pembo wrote:
What I am saying is, praising someone doesn't feed their ego, but makes them more confident and willing to do things, even if they are arrogant about it.


Yeah, but "overpraising" isn't good for the ego...

At least to my oppinion

What I mean is that one should, on both sides, have reasoning enough to know when enough is enough...

or something :shock: :?


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No, she had a long time boyfriend at the time. She just sees him as another friend, not some famous person.

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Well I suppose if you are competing at the same level, you don't consider them as good as a person who can't juggle would.

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haha learned how to juggle this week made a quick video on webcam so it is not so great. but i did have some fun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgu1Cxef5uI

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Looks good man, however, it looks like you're trying to look at each ball as it enters your vision. You will greatly improve if you keep your eyes fixed at the top of the arc, and look at something past the pattern. Lets say, a wall or something. Give that a go, and tell me what you think.

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The girl I like is learning to cube. She can almost solve it without looking at algs she says. She wants to teach me to juggle.

I'm actually going to her practice today to watch her a bit, then we're going to my school's homecoming game.

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Don't mean to hijack this thread, but found this cool .gif and thought i'd share :lol:

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He used the force!


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That reminds me of a music video from the 90's or the 80's. I think the song was called Take me on. Sorry I don't know the group who sings that.


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a-ha


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Cool video!


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thats awesome

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Close... the song's called "Take On Me". L8r.


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Just saw a beautiful "trailer" on Discovery!

It was one of these "jingle trailers" that usualy just seem like pointless ways to make time pas when there is no program or commercial, but this one was realy cool.

If featured a juggler in a brownish/dusty not very good lit space (wasn't small enough to be a room, maybe a barn or something). At first he juggles three wooden (looks that way) balls of approximate diameter 3,5cm/1,5in and then four.
Next he pick up a lot of transparent balls of the same size and start roling them around his hands and arms in like pretty patterns. On was roling three balls in one palm with a fourth one lying on top of the three others, and this he does in both hands simultaneous.

Does anyone know anything about this little "trailer"?


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I thought those balls are called Qigong but wikipedia's Qigong didn't mention any balls, though at least I was right about it being Chinese. Then I searched wikipedia for "chinese balls" and.. um.. it's not exactly what I thought. Don't look.


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@Stefan: Hahahahaha. Wow. Talk about bad luck.


I'm going to see if Sofia will teach me to juggle sometime soon.

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If featured a juggler in a brownish/dusty not very good lit space (wasn't small enough to be a room, maybe a barn or something). At first he juggles three wooden (looks that way) balls of approximate diameter 3,5cm/1,5in and then four.
Next he pick up a lot of transparent balls of the same size and start roling them around his hands and arms in like pretty patterns. On was roling three balls in one palm with a fourth one lying on top of the three others, and this he does in both hands simultaneous.


That "rolling around" is called Contact Juggling. It is called that because the ball(s) never leave the surface of your body. It is EXTREMELY difficult, but absolutely gorgeous when done correctly.

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http://www.michaelmoschen.com/movies/player_light.html


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Quinn: Yeah, it is gorgeous! This guy rolled one of the balls from his sholer to his hand and back several times. Seems realy easy when he does it, but no chans in hell I could make it :P (can't even juggle in "normal" way)

Stefan: The things featured in that film is in the one I talked about, and it seems to be the same typ of balls, but there is more happening in the film I described, and I don't think it is the same guy...
Btw, how dou you find clips about so many things so fast?


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I knew it was a-ha (I actually have the cd). But I googled for "take me on" and the fifth result is the video.

I knew about contact juggling before and had actually visited the guy's website and watched that movie. But the way I came across it again now was I searched for "contact juggling" in wikipedia, clicked on "Michael Moschen" since he seems to be the man, then "Official Web Site", then "Press".

It's all easy. It's the era of information at your fingertips, really. Google, Wikipedia, some common sense and a little luck are all it takes.


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Stefan Pochmann wrote:
It's all easy. It's the era of information at your fingertips, really. Google, Wikipedia, some common sense and a little luck are all it takes.


Highlighted part is where I miss out, at least when it comes to technology and stuff... :P


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Well, common sense can also be written as "experience" and I guess I have a bit of that (says the computer scientist and internet junkie in me). Also, I should've emphasized the luck factor more.


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