Mr Barron has been doing that juggling thing again.
(14 ball flash)
Without wanting to sound like his press spokesman or anything -- he's been busy again.
This time with a painfully messy run of 12 balls. I'm just really disappointed in him this time.
The pattern's not even extremely high .. a bit higher than twice what he's tall; not much higher than others', practitioners', like 8b patterns, maybe.
I think that's distorted by 2 things. Firstly he's using a wide angle lens which squashes the outer parts of the view and secondly he has the camera on the ground pointing at an upward angle. Remember also that he is tall. Compare his height to me here.
Yes, I saw how tall he is in a video where he and two other jugglers do a fun-endurance with differerent ball numbers, 5b, 7b and him 9b; I might have forgotten about that.
Still then, when comparing mainly to the 14 ball flash, where the camera is - also on the ground - a good lot further away, and comparing to the church behind - from that low camera-angle the 12b pattern should appear even higher as the church as when filmed from far away - but it seems overall much lower, also measured from "what he's tall" in both vids. (but, yeah, it's difficult to tell)
I mean, it's only two balls less, but almost a third less of the 14b flash height, it seems.
Comparing the 12 and 14 ball videos I only see a small difference in height, and that's mainly in the first 2 throws with 14. Difficult to tell though as you say. With longer runs a slightly lower pattern is probably preferred.
It's probably rather unfair that I saw that and thought 'oh had he not done that yet?'
I had a similar reaction when I saw the video title... but when I saw the flash itself, I was surely more impressed than last time :)
I was shown a secret video recently of Alex getting as close as you can possibly get to doing it without actually doing it. But that was sync. I love the fact that he did it async.
I also really didn't expect this to be done as an asynch pattern, if a 14 ball flash was possible at all.
I know that sync numbers is very tough on the abdominals and Alex needed recovery time between sessions. Perhaps this is why he switched. His recent 12 ball record was also async.
Yeah, I know what you mean about the abs. It's also the reason I haven't kept trying 12 balls myself. But then I have trouble launching the first of six balls from my left hand when trying asynch, and I presumed that would be a limiting factor in 14 balls with seven from the left hand (or second hand).
Well done, Alex. Incredible.
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