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TreePine -

Tips on learning 2 ball cascade any body have a good video on 2 ball cascade as It's weird for me! and my question is once you throw a ball and it hits it's top on the arch does the second ball you throw go over the first or under when going to the other hand and which hand is better to start on left or right for a right handed person and a tutorial on hand motions in cascade!

Kelhoon - - Parent

under = cascade

over = reverse cascade

do whatever is easiest for you to learn at first, do the other later

alternate starting hands i.e. start with the right hand, then start with the left, then right, then left

I think doing it that way will make it easier when you add the 3rd ball, once you are doing 3 balls, you will find it easiest to start with 2 balls in your dominant hand, but you will benefit from learning to start from either hand

Cedric Lackpot -

Urbex/spelunking - a look around an abandoned Soviet-era circus theatre in Chisinau, Moldova.

And what a grand building it is. I have a feeling I recognise it, possibly from the film called Inside The Soviet Circus or something similar, but I think that was made just before this building was erected. Or maybe I've just seen this article before. Whatever it is, that looks a pretty impressive edifice in which to celebrate the circus arts.

And for those of you too blunted to read through the entire article, here's a link to some pictures of the place when it was still in use submitted by a local.

Bon appétit.

Little Paul - - Parent

It feels familiar to me as well, but not so familiar that I’m certain I’ve seen it before.

Really does make me wish I could have seen a show there when it was at its peak though. Must have been a really interesting atmosphere.

Mats1 - - Parent


Tim Krause -

The Case Western Reserve University Juggling Cub is proud to announce our 7th annual Cleveland Circus Juggling Festival! It will begin Friday September 28th and will run until Sunday September 30th in Carlton Commons on the Case Western campus. The festival is open to anyone and everyone from experienced jugglers to complete beginners. There will be an open gym, workshops, games, vendors, t-shirts, raffles, and a show. This year, we are proud to announce that Delaney Bayles and Etienne Chauzy will be performing and leading workshops!

Facebook Event:


Mike Moore - - Parent

Wooooo! See you there!

Adam Hellman -

So I am am a 15 year old juggler and at an event a farmer mentioned to me about how he had a fall festival and how I could entertain the guests. I'm still learning about the opportunity it would be my first time performing for anyone, I think he wants me to just walk around juggling(and unicycling) to entertain people waiting in lines and stuff. I'm not sure if I want to take the opportunity because the festival is on September 30th and I am no where near ready to perform for more than 5 mins max. I can juggle clubs but I got them like a week ago so I'm not very good at many tricks I can do some 3 ball and 4 ball tricks. I can get up to 40 catches of 5 balls but my average is probably like 15 so if I do take the opportunity should I spend a lot of time learning 5 or focus on 3 and 4 ball tricks for the next 14 days. I don't even know if I should do it because I don't want to keep dropping every 30 seconds. Let me know if you have any tips or suggestions for performing or if I should even do it. You can see my exact skill level on Instagram my account is @hellman_juggling
Thanks for any tips you can give me

Adam Hellman - - Parent

Also I forgot to mention how much do you think I should try to charge for this

TreePine - - Parent

0.00 juggling should be a free sport that you show for the fun of it!

mike.armstrong - - Parent


TreePine - - Parent

it's a sport to enjoy not charge!

charlieh - - Parent

Juggling isn't a sport.

Little Paul - - Parent

If it’s not a sport what is it? An Art?

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

For me, it's always been much more of an art than a sport. Nothing wrong with some healthy competitiveness though.

Orinoco - - Parent

Well juggling does not feed on organic matter, or have any sense organs to respond to stimuli so it is definitely not an animal.

Juggling does not absorb water & photosynthesises so it is not a plant either.

To paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, If you eliminate all impossibilities then whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Therefore the only conclusion is that juggling is a mineral.

Little Paul - - Parent

Best answer ever

The Void - - Parent


charlieh - - Parent

Yes! You can certainly refine it :)

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

Free at the point of use, yes; free as in lunch, no, not unless you choose to. Performing to people who get to see you for nothing is splendid; doing so when you get nothing, not so much.

Adam, you should probably choose a nominal sum, say fifteen bucks. This is enough to make sure that your farmer realises that you value your time and effort, and perhaps he should too, but so little that no one can really complain about gouging or whatever. Some of my first gigs were at that sort of price point.

A few years down the line when you know what you're doing that'll be three or four or five hundred dollars. And if (if!!) you reach the levels of Anthony Gatto or The Passing Zone you'll be looking at four or even five digits per appearance.

Good luck. And whatever you do, enjoy yourself, and be sure to show everyone how much fun you're having, it'll rub off on them.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Being a walkabout performer at an event is more about having a nice costume and being a fun and approachable person than about having loads of material. You can probably get away with just a 3b cascade for hours on end, I mean stiltwalkers get away with just walking and they seem to do fine!

If you're interested and excited about performing, do it, no matter what he is able to pay you. If he has some budget, you can ask for something between 10-50, but better ask him what he had in mind. Or even better perhaps make him pay for your costume and leave it at that!! The less you ask, the less you need to stress about your abilities n stuff.

Make sure you agree to do sets of no longer than 3 minutes, 3 or 4 times max during the whole event. And enjoy it!

Good luck

Adam Hellman - - Parent

About the costume I don't think I have anything, what type of costumes do you think would work?

mike.armstrong - - Parent

First you should confirm what he wants and whether you want to do that!
Then, if your assumptions are correct, you should probably spend the next 14 days ignoring new tricks and writing a couple of 1-2 minute routines that are engaging and interesting (and preferably funny) so that you can approach people, ask them if you can show them something, deliver a bit that you know and trust and leave them happy and entertained. Don't steal whole routines from other jugglers (or YouTube), but using ideas from lots of sources counts as "research", not "stealing" ;o)
The costume probably depends on the material. What sort of farm is it? Does he grow, for example, apples that you could juggle? Could you pull off a comedy-farm-worker character? If not you just need something a little out of the ordinary to show that you're supposed to be there entertaining them and you're not just a punter with some props...

Dee - - Parent

This is excellent, practical advice.

Little Paul - - Parent

Don’t overthink the “costume” *all* you’re aiming for is something that makes you look like you’re not an audience member. If it’s your first gig, you don’t need to overthink character either. Go simple!

The rest is solid, sound advice but misses one simple thing out.

Remember to try and have fun!

If it’s fun, it’ll show! If it’s fun you’ll do it again. If you do it again you’ll get better! If you get better at performing you’ll have more fun!

Never forget, that no matter what your juggling skill level, you are more skilled at it than the vast majority of your audience!

Daniel Simu -

Interview with Kati Ylä-Hokkala

I thought you guys might not want to miss this new episode of Juggle Jabber :)

Mike Moore - - Parent

Enjoyed very much. Thanks for doing it.

pumpkineater23 -

There's the inverted box with the columns switched and I've seen it done with the 'zip' switched. But never, as far as I'm aware, both switched together. Is this possible? Has it been done and I missed it or perhaps didn't spot it?

Daniel Simu - - Parent

So your hands would be crossed all the time, still move up and down? Sounds like a challenge I wouldn't get myself into :p. I'd imagine that your forearm is likely to collide with the columns and with each other... But sure go for it :p

Can you link me a vid of an inverted box with switched zip?

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

Here's the zip switched inv box. I think I saw Mike Moore doing it recently too.

As for the switched columns and zip, I found an animation:

Daniel Simu - - Parent

I just saw box box volume 3 appear in my insta feed and had to think of this thread of course! Is that you in the videos? Nice stuff!

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

That's not me. Alex Rozanov is his name (apologies, should've mentioned his name). I can run an inv-box with the switched columns but the switched zip looks considerably more difficult. I just saw the latest video. Truly bizarre that this new video (with both columns *and* zip switched) was posted just a few hours after my original question! I'm pretty sure that's the first time it's been done, really crazy stuff.

Mike Moore - - Parent

Isn't it an old Murakami pattern? I'd have to go through his videos, but I think it was in one of the "Patterns" series...I want to say as the opening pattern. IIRC, he did the columns higher than (IMO) ideal.

Bed time now, but I'll check tomorrow if it doesn't turn up before then.

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

The first place I looked was those videos, there are quite a few so I may have missed it. Do you mean the one with the hill in the background? Patterns 7. As amazing as this is, it's slightly different as the ball doesn't stay above the columns? All these are several notches ahead of me.. I find it difficult to get my head around them!

Hoppity -

Greetings all.

Old guy, living in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. Used to juggle a bit with my kids, who always overshadowed me with their effortless ability to pick up new stuff. Recently opened a drawer and felt a rush when I saw a whole nest of balls. I remembered it used to be fun and for the last few weeks I've been practicing every morning.

I'm useless, getting marginally better and loving every (90)minutes of it – even putting on some muscle. I only decided to join here because I saw that there were other people on the site who are honest enough to admit that they're not superstars!


...and thanks to Orinoco for the work this must take.

The Void - - Parent

Hey Hoppity,
Welcome (back) onboard the good ship Juggler!

TreePine -

How do you delete messages/threads I suck at this ui and what to know for general knowledge!

Maria - - Parent

It is not possible to delete or edit messages or threads in this forum.

The Void - - Parent, when you're replying or starting a thread, it's always a good idea to hit "Preview", and read what you wrote, and check fot typos, etc, before pressing "Post".

Hoppity - - Parent

> check fot typos

Love it! ;-)


The Void - - Parent


lukeburrage - - Parent

This “feature” is a large part of why I don’t join in more discussions here.

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

... and to your credit you're the kind of gobby mofo who has no compunction in saying so. I dread to think how many other people are just silently put off by this.

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

Once you hit post it's there for all eternity..

Ilia Poliakov -

Clubcon 2019
3-5 january

Guys, I want to invite you to our juggling convention!

3 days of club juggling.
Limit - 80 people.
Our special guest - Bach' la Ouach

It will be very beautiful place with two gyms and nice kitchen.
Hostel is near convention (write me and i will help you booking now)
Convention - 45 euro. Hostel - about 35 euro.

Only hardcore. Only clubs.

More info: (rus)
e-mail: (en)

TreePine -

good house hold items to use for juggling can't be outdoor stuff i.e. apples or foods (I started juggling with socks then tried apples in the backyard and a bunch of weird stuff and am looking for good things to juggle with must be heavier than socks as I am now not used to socks it's weird, I tried 250ml bottles but the weird plastic part chipped my nails and caused me to bleed so I gave up on that!)

david - - Parent

discarded tennis balls - one cm slit in the sesm line - add riice, beans, whatever to get a weight you like. No tennis balls - wrap the rice in a small plastic bag and put that in the socks

david - - Parent

seam line

charlieh - - Parent

If you can find some balloons these can be used to make pretty durable juggling balls. Weigh out 100 grams or so of rice, birdseed or something similar, put it into a small plastic bag and tie it off. Cut off the neck of a balloon and push the filled plastic bag inside. Repeat with another balloon to cover the hole. If you're careful they can be made a very consistent weight and shape. Other ideas: sink plungers, squash/badminton/tennis racquets, Aerobies...if it flies, you can juggle it :)

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