Juggling and other circus skils
I started juggling way back in about 1985 during my
summer holidays when I had nothing much else to do. At first I practiced
with tennis balls bouncing them off walls and in this way eventually
mastered the 3 ball shower. Later I bought some books on juggling, learnt
many more 3 and 4 ball patterns, and started to acquire
various juggling props: beanbags, balls, rings, clubs, etc.
At university I joined the Juggling and Circus Skills Society
and learnt quite a few new tricks, including the 5 ball cascade,
multiplex with up to 7 balls, and passing balls and clubs. I also
had a go at unicylcing, but never really got the hang of it.
After moving to Brighton in 1999 I took up a number of other
circus-related activities, including devilstick, poi and staff spinning.
In 2001 I finally got round to buying myself a unicycle, something I'd
been intending to do for many years. It took me about six months to
learn to ride it with confidence.
Then I had a go at combining unicycling with juggling and other
things, which I'm still working on. I can juggle 3 clubs or up to
5 balls when on the unicycle. I can also do some poi, staff and
devilsticks while unicycling.
At the moment I'm working mainly on 6 balls, and on 5 ball patterns.
I've also started combining juggling and hacky sack. When the weather
is suitable, i.e. when there's no wind, I have a go at 5 rings.
Where to buy juggling and other circus equipment:
Other juggling-related sites
Reasons to juggle
How to juggle
Juggling: www.juggle.org |
Unicycling: www.unicycling.net |
Poi/Staff: www.homeofpoi.com |
Devilsticks: www.devilstick.de |
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