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Orinoco -

Very nice slinky manipulation video:

https://youtu.be/Zdw3rabl_kk

7b_wizard - - Parent

next level juggling .. props are dissolving .. post-deconstruction school

great pick!

7b_wizard - - Parent

*deconstructivism

Stephen Meschke - - Parent

Slinky escalator: http://woodgears.ca/toys/slinky.html

MAMANESS -

Hey Everyone! Fellow jugglers and those that are wondering how you got directed here, welcome!

My name is Mark, and I'm located in Beautiful Durango, Colorado. I am an avid juggler that loves to pass and learn new things as well as teach old things! If you are interested in learning to juggle, or interested in passing, throw me a sign and I'll throw it back!

Daniel Simu - - Parent

You sound as enthusiast as you'd expect from someone with their name in all caps!
Welcome :)

Orinoco - - Parent

Hi Mark, welcome to the Edge & thanks for saying hello.

Here's a sign for you.

The Void -

Dinardi. There was an old music hall act whose tag line was "He fills the stage with flags!". Dinardi doesn't use flags.
https://youtu.be/cT0AueXMJe4

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Haha, that's a weird act!

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

I'd suggest the flags in question are don't really look like irises.

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

Note to Orinoco: This post is b0rked. Preview wouldn't render it correctly, even when I edited it, and I have no access to the full editor since the reply page only gives a link to causal diagram help.

Example screencap.

#meta #orinoco

Orinoco - - Parent

Not sure exactly what the problem is here. Did the preview render for you but not as expected or did it not render at all as per that screenshot? If that is not the 'full editor' in that screenshot what precisely is missing from it?

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

It should've read :-

"I'd suggest the flags in question are irises, but they don't really look like irises."

... with a link to Wiktionary on the first 'irises'.

I was going to check the source, but without the means to reach the full editor I couldn't do that either. I note that I still do not have access to the full editor in comment replies.

Orinoco - - Parent

What do you mean by 'full editor'?

Orinoco - - Parent

That was rubbish, he didn't catch a single thing!

I did like the orange stripey suit at 1:58 though.

Little Paul - - Parent

I love that, you just don't see production acts any more.

Also, those spring flowers are gorgeous! i haven't seen any that well made in a long time, most I've seen available commercially look more like feather dusters.

Which is of course, more or less what they are

Daniel Simu - - Parent

No more production acts? There are still some people performing with loads of bottles and umbrellas, right?

bad1dobby - - Parent

I love that you just don't see production acts any more.

I saw a production at the start - in the basket. After that, all I saw was some people unpacking some boxes on stage (albeit with great enthusiasm).

lukeburrage - - Parent

I'm so glad that I've never had to sit through an act like this live. It's interesting to see the video, from a historical perspective, but I found myself using the "skip forward 10 seconds" function over and over, waiting for something to happen.

mtb - - Parent

Prepping for this act must have sucked. Packing all of those things into boxes....

Dee - - Parent

Whereas I was thinking of the poor stage-hands having to quickly clear all that stuff off the stage. Hope the compare has lots of filler material.

The Void - - Parent

"End of first half? Right-oh!"

Orinoco -

New edition of Spectacle now available.

Orinoco - - Parent

Any Aussies on https://www.circus.net.au/?

I don't currently have the enthusiasm to work out how to masquerade as a member of the Australian Circus Scene to pass the strict sign up standards. Shame because it looks like there is some festival information in there.

bad1dobby -

Street football juggler [vid]

Ultimate control over one ball...
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16yf60_un-inconnu-fait-des-jongles-incroyables_sport

Orinoco - - Parent

Very impressive last catch in the handstand at the end there.

Sorina Cojocaru -

hi all !
I'm Sorina from Romania. I currently juggle with poi, fans, hula hoop, staff , double staff and contact ball.
I'm a mid level and beginner level :D , there are so many toys and wanted them all, so i couldn't get best at one in particular( or more ) :D. But it's never too late for that ! ^^
really interested in juggling festivals and hope i'll catch one this year :) sadly i have to move to other country for job and not sure if i can make it , as i was saying ...never too late :D
Happy to meet you all ! ^_^

Orinoco - - Parent

Bună Sorina, welcome to the Edge.

Which country will you be moving to?

mike.armstrong -

The Catch...
The UK's former juggling magazine is now (mostly) on line at www.jugglingmagazines.com - I hope you enjoy it!
Cheers
-Mike

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

Super Mike, thanks.

I glanced through the first few pages of issue #1, and lo and behold there's Lindsay Hurd (misspelled in The Catch) who AFAIK is still working in touring circus. And there's Shaun Bridges, an Archaos-grade BMX expert and massive nutter who nearly immolated a crowd in a basement in Bath at around that time. How the fucking fuck so many of us survived the rampant negligence and recklessness of that time, I do not know.

The Void - - Parent

Well done, and thanks. (Sorry for not answering the email... Didn't have any spares).
"To view it full-screen click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner." Does that mean the magnifying glass icon? 'Cos for me, that just maximises the magazine within the viewer, but doesn't make the viewer fullscreen. (iPad 2, iOS 9.2)

7b_wizard - - Parent

On PC (oldversion firefox 16) it's same .. bottom left glass-magnifies once which is still too small; bottom right, "fullscreen" won't work.

mike.armstrong - - Parent

I've made a change which might help for older browsers for Issue 1. Does http://jugglingmagazines.com/?page_id=117 work now? If so I'll copy the change across all the pages.

7b_wizard - - Parent

Fullscreen's perfect now.

( The little zooming window appears, but it's still too small to read; but that doesn't matter, as fullscreen works well now. .. I'm anyway blaming my old machine, constellation and configuration. I'm just not updating everything all the time. )

Thanks!

mike.armstrong - - Parent

On desktops there's a square-with-gaps icon in the bottom right hand corner for full screen - it looks like it doesn't exist on mobile devices. I'll have a play and see if I can work something out...

mike.armstrong - - Parent

Hopefully it's better now...it's working well on all of my (non-apple) mobile devices
Cheers
-Mike

The Void - - Parent

And on my iPad too. Thanks!

Mïark - - Parent

That's brilliant, thanks Mike.

For your "Other Juggling Magazines" page there is also an archive of Jugglers world" 1981-1998 online at http://dev.juggle.org/history/archives/jugmags/index.php (hopefully it won't get obliterated by IJA website modernisation). It doesn't have the search capacity that the juggling.org archive has, but has a limited index and is slightly more complete

mike.armstrong - - Parent

Thanks Miark - I've added a link

Mini - - Parent

Wow.

very well done

i have a set of 3 ply press her as well that should be archived at some point should anyone with the skill and inclination fancy that

mike.armstrong - - Parent

If someone want to scan them I'm happy to host them!

Orinoco - - Parent

Great work Mike, well done!

I recognise the covers of issues 12 & 14 so I should have issue 13. I will check what condition my copy is in. What format do you need a scan in? I'll see if I can find somewhere to scan it myself, if unable I can pop it in the post to you or pass it along to you or one of your staff members at the BJC.

mike.armstrong - - Parent

Excellent, thanks Orin.
I've been working with full colour 300dpi jpgs if you can rustle them up - otherwise post would be good too.
Cheers
-Mike

mike.armstrong - - Parent

...and now complete rebuilt to (hopefully!) work better on mobile devices
Cheers
-Mike

Colin E. - - Parent

Thanks Mike - really enjoyed that trip down memory lane. I didn't realise I had previously owned quite so many issues.

Were some of those ones that I had donated? some of the (coffee) stains looked familiar!

mike.armstrong - - Parent

I've had donations from a few people, so those could well be your coffee stains - thanks very much for them!

mike.armstrong - - Parent

...now (thanks to our God Emperor) Issue 13 has been added and the archive is complete
Cheers
-Mike

The Void - - Parent

*Applause*

Orinoco - - Parent

Marvelous, well done Mike. I can staple my copy back together now then!

Cedric Lackpot -

Spouts of Fury: When Tea and Kung Fu Collide.

I found this on reddit where one of the /r/juggling subscribers mentioned it in an entirely different sub - thanks, /u/Sub_Mentions bot! - and I thought The Edge would appreciate the skills and the sentiments.

https://youtu.be/xTkm20eGBxU

LP will undoubtedly revile the paucity of biscuits, but you can't have everything can you?

Daniel Simu - - Parent

That is amazing! I can't yet find such a teapot on ebay :(

Little Paul - - Parent

More detail about the form here: http://www.teavivre.com/info/gongfu-tea-long-pot/

I haven't yet found a source for long pots, but it feels like a lot of the moves could be achieved with a long spout watering can, the sort used for houseplants.

Orinoco - - Parent

That is lovely.

The numerous origins are very interesting. If I was an emperor fearing assassination I don't think making people carry a spear like tea pot would make me feel at ease.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

I thought exactly the same, haha!

mtb - - Parent

Besides, they could just poison the tea at source....

Mïark - - Parent

I think it was probably more a class thing, Chinese nobility wouldn't want lower classes getting too close.

Thom! -

That time of the year again!

Here's what I've been up to this year, friends... a few new tricks, from me to you! Hope you dig it!

https://youtu.be/-Sdgj08u7Ds

http://juggling.tv/16297

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Fun stuff! I especially liked the table cloth pull at the start :D

It's inspiring to see, and makes me want to make a similar video some day! However I'm really not in the habit of recording myself yet, perhaps that is a first thing to tackle ;)


How did "Bramson rolls" end up being called that? I see more and more people use that name, but I would really prefer to call them "Everhart rolls"
Do you know who first named them like this?

Thom! - - Parent

That's a good question (... For David! Ha!)

I've heard that trick referred to as "bramson rolls" for as long as I've seen it. My guess is that Bob is the first guy who was televised doing it? One point of anec-data for ya :p

Little Paul - - Parent

I think I've been assuming it's similar to why Alberts/Treblas are called Alberts/Treblas.

ie they're so named because more jugglers have seen Bob Bramson do them than Everhardt (because more footage exists of Bramson, for obvious reasons)

Little Paul - - Parent

Although, oddly - the earliest reference I can find to the term "Bramson Rolls" seems to be a post on rec.juggling form 2009 from Norbi.

Seems like the term should pre-date that, so it's kinda odd it doesn't show up on r.j before then.

lukeburrage - - Parent

I'm not sure. I don't remember it having a name before I heard them called Bramson Rolls in the last five years or so.

And like "isolated" its one of the many juggling terms that really annoys me when I see it used "incorrectly". For me, Bramson's trick only has the correct aesthetic qualities when performed with four objects. With three objects, especially three small hoops or rings, it has a hole in it, and completely ruins the effect.

7b_wizard - - Parent

[answering thread:] Cf. http://www.juggling.org/fame/bramson/malone.html and http://www.juggling.org/fame/bramson/award.html - lotsa "rolls", but no "Bramson Rolls" mentionned.

Thom! - - Parent

It's settled, then!

Let's just blame Norbi! ;)

DavidCain - - Parent

Bramson Rolls is definitely a recent term. Everhart obviously did it first with three, but Howard Nichols did it with four, including on television and film, before Bramson. It probably just comes down to the fact that modern jugglers most often associate it with Bramson because he was the virtuoso hoop juggler of the modern era and so many videos exist of him.

The Void - - Parent

Right, so it's Everharts with 3, and HowNics with 4. Glad that's settled. ^_^

Orinoco - - Parent

Happy birthday Thom!

Orinoco -

Apparently freestyle dance/acrobatics in a freefall simulator competitions are a thing.

https://youtu.be/CN3-4Z4ae_0

Never seen this before (wait for it...), I was blown away.

I'll get my coat

Little Paul - - Parent

You just had to drop that pun in there didn't you

7b_wizard - - Parent

Wonderful! Flying human.

mtb - - Parent

I wonder how expensive getting and running one of those is. If it is reasonable, I wonder if it might crop up in a circus at some point.

It looks like fun though!

Orinoco - - Parent

They are only (ha!) a bunch of very powerful fans & a perspex enclosure. While very niche I can't imagine they would be expensive enough to put off Cirque Du Soleil. Limiting factor would then be power supply, I doubt you'd be able to plug it in at the mains.

Does it really offer anything substantially better than more traditional flying trapeze acts? Once the novelty has worn off probably not. Having the performer enclosed off from the audience & wearing a crash helmet takes away a lot of the performer's ability to engage with an audience too.

I should've also noted in my original post the performer is Maja kuczyńska who came third in the Wind Games 2017 held in Cataluna.

Little Paul - - Parent

I wouldn't have thought it would need more than 63A 3 phase, which should be readily available in most theatrical venues (and indeed, most tented venues)

The novelty factor, rigging difficulties, enclosed performers etc have never stopped wall-of-death or ball-of-death acts from being popular.

Talking of intriguing props, I'll just drop this teaser from Greg Kennedy/Michael Karas here as it doesn't seem long enough to warrant a new thread on its own:

https://youtu.be/An-whv73k88

Those two do seem to have a habit of coming up with/developing toys I want to play with, but which I don't have the space to build...

mtb - - Parent

That looks like it could be rather interesting to watch. I like the projector onto the moving bars.

lukeburrage - - Parent

There is way more to these things than just a big fan. They are wind tunnels laying in their side. They are WAY bigger than just the Perspex column you see here. That's the minority of the thing. They take up entire buildings.

John R - - Parent

Yep. A friend of mine got into parachutig and then flight tunnels (it's a very expensive hobby by the look of it). The airflow is on the order of 2 million cubic meters an hour (tunnel cross section is at least 10 square meters, air speed 200 kph or so) - it's not just one fan, it's stacked series of fans top and bottom, and some bloody enormous filtered intake vents elsewhere in the building.

I am now trying to imagine what 2 million cubic meters an hour would do to a tent...

Orinoco - - Parent

I am now trying to imagine what 2 million cubic meters an hour would do to a tent...

If you were at BJC 2013 in Pickering you could've experienced it.

mtb - - Parent

Well, that would explain why a circus has not tried it yet, I guess.

lukeburrage - - Parent

To be clear, here's a diagram. See how big the perspex tube is in this?

https://downunder.iflyworld.com/uploads/600x487-Tunnel-Diagram.jpg

However, I don't want to quash the idea of this appearing in a Cirque du Soleil show in the future. If anyone will do it, it'll be them.

It's just that it won't be a single act, and it won't be a touring show, and it certainly won't be in a big top. It'll need to be like the O show in Vegas, which is entirely built around water and diving and other aquatic things. The show is built around that, and also the theatre.

I could see something similar with "air" show. All that stuff in the picture above? That would be around and behind the stage. The perspex tube could maybe be removable, or extend up and down. Air could also be diverted out of the tube, to blow things sideways or down or whatever.

peterbone - - Parent

How about the more portable outside versions? They look a lot smaller.
https://youtu.be/R68utBn23lc

lukeburrage - - Parent

When the fan is below, the column of air is super lumpy with turbulence from the spinning blades. That's just about good enough to hold your body flat and stay up, but the fine control needed for dance moves isn't possible. The modern installations have the fans above, and suck the air up, which means it is a uniform column of air and has no turbulence.

Of course, the sucking fans need a sealed column of air, which is why there is the perspex tube for the flier. The air speed is the same from the top to the bottom, unlike the open design with the fan below, where the air speed drops off as the stream dissipates. It's just a massive blast, and you're balanced on top of it.

You really need the wall-to-wall air column for dance routines like in the previous video.

peterbone - - Parent

Understood.

The Void - - Parent

Neat. BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38890112
Why do people say "are a thing" when they could say "exist"?

Orinoco - - Parent

I'm trying to be down with the kidz.

Little Paul - - Parent

If this was the 90's, and rec.juggling - I'd be making inappropriate jokes about Neil Stammer right now.

7b_wizard - - Parent

I can imagine artists using weights in order to not fly (so much). There'd then be ``groundies, slomo-jumpies and flyers (flyees)´´ to be choreographed to a showact. Lightweighties could be held by ropes or rubber-ribbons to be able to stand or dive upside down permanently without sinking back down, too. (( Maybe also bring your pet, cat or dog lol. ))

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