Archive for the ‘The Best Skills’ Category

Throw Joy – Wes Peden

Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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More info and full 53 minute video here!
http://www.wespeden.com/?page_id=8

Throw Joy is 53 minutes of sledgehammer hitting ice-cream cake. The result of 561 days spent making 6 clubs tricks, strapping cameras to trees, and filling 8 juggling notebooks with questionable ideas. The video not only includes the most hardcore juggling Wes has ever done with balls, clubs, and rings but keyboards, chairs, tripods, paintings, and wine bottles are also recklessly thrown skyward. After 24 years on earth and 19 years of juggling, Wes finally has the freedom to make a hula hoop out of clubs! Bon appetite!

Throw Joy contents:

-BVLLS!
-Catching chair with head
-Wes’ best 3 club trick
-You’ve never seen 7 like this
-New 6 club tricks
-The death of ring juggling
-5 clubs #€%&
-Please clean the room
-Stilts
- P’s
- 9′s
- Snowmen!
- T’s
- Giant Tricks (incudes 5 bouquet backcrosses)

Kansai Cigarbox Juggling Meeting with Eric Bates

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Much box maddness ensues as Eric visits Japan and everybody shares weird tricks.

I think we need a box category. And I am going to suggest; how ’bout we all drop the ‘cigar’ part of the definition. Its not like we say ‘indian’ clubs, or ‘chinese’ diabolos anymore. Box juggling. Boxes. Box manipulation. Doesn’t that sound better?

 

Human vs Robot : Table tennis (Ad)

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Nice viral ad for robots, via reddit.

 

Joseph Viatte – ball juggling

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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2 years ago all my friends in Europe started asking me ” have you met this young kid Joseph? He is amazing.”

I later met him at the Swiss juggling convention was deeply impressed by his passion for contact juggling. I immediately subscribed to his youtube channel, Juggling for Cake and he has released some great contact and multiball and 8ring stuff. Seriously just click those links.

They are all full of stuff you’ve never thought of before but it is brilliant. I should have been posting all of them on the Ministry all year, but these recent 3ball videos are just too good so here ya go, this is Joseph and he is seriously one of the best new contemporary jugglers that exist.

3 boxes : Jin

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Very good new today in the world of box manipulation.

I was saddened last week to learn that both Eloi’s ‘Porte a Porte” video, AND Eriks “VSNBT MNPLTN SRS #3: THE ROOM” video were no longer online. Two of the best (and perhaps the ONLY, i’ve been searching all week) examples of contemporary box technique no longer exist in a shared format. How will we ever put the ‘cigar’ stuff behind us and the silly up-and-down Froggy style box tricks of the olden days if we don’t have access to all the cool new tricks being developed by mad geniuses like Erik and Eloi? Where can find find all this awesome new shuffling and sliding contemporary box manipulation stuff?

EVERYBODY CELEBRATE! Jin is here to save the day! THE FUTURE OF BOX JUGGLING IS AWESOME!

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Yuri Yamamua @ JUGGLING JAM SESSION 2013

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Clean smart inventive ball juggling from Yuri.

Tony Pezzo – The Third

Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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I sat down to watch Tony Pezzo’s new downloadable video “The Third” the other night. I’m interested in how Tony will be able to forge his identity as the next in the “American-in-Sweden” royal line after Jay and Wes. This is a 42 minute compilation of short choreographies with balls, clubs and rings, and Tony Pezzo proves that he is, indeed, the Third. I want to know what they feed circus students in Stockholm because the level of juggling ability that comes out of this place is astonishing.

The Third is a juggling film by Tony Pezzo.  It features tricks, and sequences inspired by living in Sweden, and being around people such as: Wes Peden, Patrik Elmnert, Emil Dahl, Jay Gilligan, and Ivar Heckscher.  

THE VIDEO CONTAINS: † OVER 150 NEW TRICKS † 250 PENGUIN CATCHES† TONYS FIRST GOOD MIXED PROP ROUTINE † SOME OF WES’BEST 3 CLUB TRICKS, WITH RINGS! † NEW 3 RING ROUTINE† PLINGELING † HIS FAVORITE TRICK: THE FIVE RING FACEROLL TAKE OFF PUT BACK, WITH THE MULTIPLEX PANCAKE.

 

Tony is making juggling for us, we the people of the internet who love juggling. He takes the standards of technical numbers which we all know and adds new elements (the multiplexes… oh the mixed prop multiplexes!!!) to show us a kind of ‘technical-with-a-new-twist” style which he has polished up nicely

Whatever comes next from Tony is gonna be gold, and we should all be supporting the future by stopping what you are doing, taking $15 and throwing it at him right now.

http://tonypezzo.com/

 

 

Andre (pilolip) DESTROYS a hoop

Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Quality isolation and dance from everybody’s favorite new-school contact manipulation superstar.

“Hoop Dancers” please take note.

Elias Hedlund: I think all you scientists are crackpots

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Old release, but suddenly showed up on youtube after being hard to find for many years. There is something so special about the way Elias moves and his tricks are still super fresh. I hear Visionbot is re-releasing a lot of old stuff on vimeo (including the VSNBT MNPLTN SRS) so i’m gonna repost it all when it comes up again.

 

Bob Burnquist’s “Dreamland” Skateboarding

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

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Absolutely jaw dropping skateboarding from Bob Burnquist, in his backyard skate ramp.
Yes, that is a helicopter, and yes, that is a parachute he is wearing.
That guy is a blip on the matrix.

Pilolip – Isolation hoop routine v1.1

Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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I am always surprised when other hoopers dont know about Pilolip. His latest video of his isohoop routine is so flowy and isolated and perfect. It currently has less than 200 views, and i think we can fix that :)

Filmed at the same time as his ball routine, which is equally amazing.

Visually Manipulative

Saturday, July 6th, 2013
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Great location and good skills as usual in this video collaboration starring Ryan Mellors, Valery Imus & Keith Marshall.
Filmed by Marvin Ong.

thanks for sharing!