Archive for October, 2007

JTV – Orin Habich – 3 & 5 clubs

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

jtv – Orin Habich doing some creative and technical tricks with 3 & 5 clubs
One more for the funky club links. Wow great stuff, no surprise it’s top favorite on JTV.

Blog: Just your average Joggler

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Perry Romanowski from Chicago is a dedicated marathon Joggler (juggler+jogger=Joggler)

He can run a 25 mile marathon in 3:22:45, juggles the whole way, he typically has 2 or fewer drops.

He just set a new world record for joggling 50 miles in 8:23:42. OMG!

Making the whole distance without walking and with only 4 drops. That’s just incredible, so much respect, in my mind that’s impossible!
Read about it on his blog.

Pompidou Street Performer

Monday, October 29th, 2007
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Silva Paolo busks outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France. Does some pretty cool stuff with an acrylic. His backward roll fooled me for a while there. The vdeo picks up after a minutes or two.

Silva Paolo… any relation to Silver Paul? 😉

Les 7 Doights de la Main

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
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Hoop diving, Acrobatics, Equilibristics, Armchair Manipulation, Chinese Pole, Roue Cyr… this group does it all.

Thanks PK for the video :)

Beans: Video and interview

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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If Youtube views count for anything, then ‘jandrews1983’ is the most popular contact juggler on his internet. His black and white contact juggling video simply titled ‘Contact juggling: beans…’ has been the number one search result for contact juggling for almost a year now, and currently ranks with nearly 350,000 views (far more than any other contact juggling video on youtube)

beans!Ministry: Where do you live?
Beans: Atlanta, Ga. Specifically, Tucker.

Ministry: Is there a community of contact jugglers where you are?
Beans: Negative. But we do have the Atlanta Jugglers Association

Ministry: How would you describe contact juggling?
Beans: Illusion in motion.

Why do you contact juggle?
Beans: It’s fun to feel special. Not many people have seen contact juggling as opposed to toss juggling, so they are instantly intrigued. And it still looks cool to me.

What is the best piece of contact juggling that you’ve ever seen?
Beans: Michael Moschen. In his PBS special.

Ministry: What is the future of contact juggling?
Beans: I’m working on combining handbalancing and breakdancing with cjing. Whatever moves I can come up with.

Ministry: What do you think about when you are contact juggling?
Beans: Smooth, romantic, every move is a performance not just my tricks.

Anything else you’d like to say to our MoM audience?
Beans: Keep practicing!!

Hillary Carlip – Queen of the Oddballs

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

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Comedy juggling song performed on the Gong Show in the 1970s by Hillary Carlip. Read all about it in her memoir, Queen of the Oddballs. By the way, She Won! Thanks to Void who put us onto this clip over at JTV.

Ramana: Magic Levitation

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Levitating Man Draws Crowd At White House

Dutch magician Wouter Bijdendijk, also known as Ramana, said he couldn’t say much about his magic trick.
“This is an art,” he said. “And in India, they see it also as a science. I hope I make people wonder.”
A crowd gathered to watch the magician’s spectacle. Some took pictures, other videotaped and at least one man checked around Bijdendijk for props.
“I just wanted to show that reality is not all that you think that it is,” Bijdendijk said.

Very Nice :)
Ramana website
Video: Reuters and Photos: NBC4

Furet – Contact Hoop – EJC 2007

Friday, October 19th, 2007
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Whoo-ooo-oooo its magic!
Isolations so clean, they shine.

Its magic!
Furet – Isolation Solution

Markus – Strong Man Juggler

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

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YouTube – Markus – Strong Man Juggler
Pure Traditional Circus! With “canon balls” and “artillery shells”. Descriptions of Cardini’s act include similar feats, fantastic.
Thanks to Marco Pirro and his great archive.

How to Juggle 3 Balls

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Back to basics: A 3 ball beginner Juggling tutorial, this one is pretty good. It explains the method from Juggling is a Snap (warning old-style HTML). Which is a variation on the classic method of teaching 3 balls which uses finger clicking.

Ikea Watch: Bargain Wooden Balls

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
Wooden balls 3″ = $3.75 4″=$12.90 and 5″=$18.90. Discounts for purchasing more than 10.

“Joddla” Wooden balls.
70mm painted white balls with floral pattern 99p (instore price, reduced from £1.99). and they’re great for learning palmspinning -slightly lighter than acrylic with slightly higher friction, Combine these with a copy of Multiball Contact, and you’ve got a beginners Multiball kit and change from a £20 note. Unbelievable.

Ikea Again
10cm Joddla wooden balls £1.59. Instore price. left.
13cm Joddla £1.99. Lovely for bodyrolling. I have the painted black ball, with a floral pattern carved into it.

Ikea also supply, ball bags, boxes and ball stands – if you look carefully! For the manipulator who needs to accessories with style.
Know any other special offers for CJ? Add links below, to spread them to the masses.

YouTube – Free Parking Juggling

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
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YouTube – Free Parking Juggling

Chilean juggler Jorge Koke Petit does some really nice ball manipulations in a car park.