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Mike Moore -

A couple videos and a clip

I'm never sure whether I should post my juggling videos here, but this one seems like it's high enough energy to give people a laugh:

I've also put out a Youtube video this and last month:
The better one:
The boring one: (but still worth making, in my opinion)

Time to get them up on!

Rolf -

Hi Forum,
nice to be here, greetings to all you members of the juggling community.
We are going to celebrate the 30th Birthday of our juggling club in Hagen/Germany on January the 27th. We can't figure out the exact birthday anymore (we think we're late in January...), and the club never changed place, day or time in all these years. Exept on Christmas or New Years Evening the meeting is on every Monday.
We are going to have a show and a party, so if anyone is around this weekend, pop in!

The Void - - Parent

Hey Rolf,
Welcome to The Edge.
Hashtagging this thread to your club: #HagenJugglingClubKulturzentrumPelmke
30 years is awesome for a club to still be going. I was last in Hagen 33 years ago though, so I guess I "just" missed you.

Lina Johansson -

We are looking for broken juggling equipment to form part of the set-design for Mimbre's next show The Exploded Circus. In particular we're looking for juggling clubs, rings and balls, but other weird and wonderful things will be appreciated too! See for full wanted list!

Will of course pay for postage or arrange to be picked up. For the right things we could also negotiate a price.
Please comment here or email if you have anything suitable.

Thank you!

Cedric Lackpot -

A glossary of juggling terminology - does such a thing exist?

In this subthread over on Reddit someone has asked for a glossary of modern juggling, and to my surprise I realised that I'm not sure such a thing exists, not an authoritative one anyway. Can any Edgizens prove me wrong please? Or suggest some good places for a curious Redditor to start looking? David Cain do you perhaps have some suggestions?

peterbone - - Parent

I think it was our God Emperor who created this one. Seems quite thorough.

Dee - - Parent

Although I would question "Backdrop"; to me that is what is behind you - in terms of filming or performing (so, do your props contrast sufficiently with the backdrop or do they blend in?) [I would definitely include that as an alternative meaning]

Otherwise, its a pretty good start on a juggling glossary, it maybe requiring a bit of updating in terms of references to people (perhaps, to make it a bit more timeless, I would omit living people from the glossary)

Orinoco - - Parent

Yeah, I couldn't find anything comprehensive when I looked either, which was what prompted me to compile that page.

It's been a while since I've added anything to that page, I think the last addition was buugeng.

I have added the extra definition for backdrop. I've also removed most of the living jugglers from view. I've left in those who I feel are more famous for a contribution they have made to juggling culture rather than for who they are.

New suggestions are always welcome. Any glaring ommissions from the past few years that I should include?

Mike Moore - - Parent

Box and an inverted modifier!

peterbone - - Parent

Squeeze catch

Orinoco - - Parent

Both terms added, & inverse too which is related. Suggestions for less clunkily worded definitions also welcome!

lukeburrage - - Parent

"Combat: US term for Gladiators" should be "Gladiators: the British term for combat".

Orinoco - - Parent

Yeah, I suppose you are right, it does seem to be a purely British term now. I wonder when that changed? I clearly remember it being announced as gladiators during the games at the EJC in 2002.

& is it a 3 club specific thing? I don't think I've ever heard the term 'unicycle combat' for example.

lukeburrage - - Parent

Gladiators is more of a generic term for "the last person doing this prop/skill with contact between participants allowed" so unicycle gladiators is usually still a thing. Also hoop gladiators or ball-on-head gladiators.

Combat is for three clubs and three balls.

charlieh - - Parent

I think it changed when too many people started using the wrong word.

The Void - - Parent

*spills coffee laughing*

DavidCain -

After 9 months of waiting, here it is - Dream Tricks Challenge # 4 results. Check it out.

The Void - - Parent

Well done, everybody!

The Void -

James Rinehart. This guy's form on pirouettes is... quite something!

Scott Seltzer - - Parent

I skimmed around and saw pirouettes in the last 30 seconds. Did you mean those? They remind me a lot of classic female Chinese diaboloist pirouettes, with a big lean over.

The Void - - Parent

I watched it again. He *is* actually spinning straight (more or less), but the bent over entry and exit somehow make it look like he's spinning bent over.

Ian Marchant - - Parent

It may also be due to the stage.....the stage at the venue has a triple rake so is very slopped from the back to the front. It's quite a pain!

The Void - - Parent

Good point!

Orinoco - - Parent

Hey LP, if you haven't already watched this you'll *love* the tambourine juggling section!

Jupiterian -

Hi everyone I'm new here!

But I'm not a brand new juggler. I've been juggling for maybe 3 years, but I can only do 3 balls right now and I'm limited in my tricks as well. Mills mess is a trick I like the look of and plan to try out sooooonish. I also enjoy doing tightrope when I get a chance bit I don't own one due to them being super expensive, and my short term goal in terms of that is to learn to slack line instead for now. That probably won't happen until winter is over though...

I'm better at poi though! I can do 7-beat forwards, 5-beat backwards, 4-beat anti-fountain albeit a little awkwardly (as opposed to 2x2 anti-fountain) and I guess some other stuff but those are my show off-y numbers. I'm hoping to learn some cool contact stuff so that less of my tricks are 'different ways of making circles', since I love to show off, and sometimes circles aren't the coolest shapes around. It was my birthday yesterday and I was supposed to post this then, but apparently if you party, time passes so it's no longer my birthday :( either way, I'm probably going to get some fire poi for my birthday from my family!

A trick I'm currently trying to do with poi involves reaching an arm behind your back to spin the poi in front of you again. It's going very well so far except the part where I hit myself in the face. *shrug* I mostly wish I knew what the trick was called. It is split time, and each hand goes from reaching in front of the body to make a circle at the back to reaching behind the body to make a circle at the front and they alternate.

I'm also interested in practicing staff more! I'm very inspired by a guy called Austin that does some incredible contact staff at my juggling club fever. Maybe he's not the best in the world, but he makes it look effortless and cool and I wish I could make it look as good as him!

Also I believe I'm going to get a puppy hammer which seems super fun (don't worry, I won't be hurting any small animals hahaha) and also looks pretty hard! So when I get those I'll probably come here with All of my questions!

I'm here for some somewhat serious issues too, which right now is pretty much fire safety. I belong to the committee of #fever and we've been allowed to do fire as a society for years. Recently a member of committee changed some rules, and now according to him, we have to rewrite the whole rules and risk assessment. It's very tempting to just use the old one again, but I don't know how acceptable that is. Hopefully by the end of this all though, we'll have a fantastic risk assessment and set of rules for our events. I'll probably make a thread dedicated to this in the future, but if you could send me your own risk assessment from which I can [gain inspiration] that would be incredible and deeply appreciated.

Finally, I live in the UK and I've been to camvention this year and two years ago, and that's my only conventions so far. I'm planning on going to BJC though! Please do tempt me into going to more conventions though :>

By the way, unrelated to juggling, it feels so nice to be on a forum again. It feels like home!

I believe this is all I want to say! Hello everyone, thank you for reading my long intro post, and thank you for having me!

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Hi Jupiter!

Welcome. What is a puppy hammer?

Danny Colyer - - Parent

I hope it's not the same as a kitten hammer :-O

Jupiterian - - Parent

Hahaha, I had to look that up. I wish :> It's apparently also known as an oxbow. It's a very long piece of rope that wraps around your arms, and you can use it as poi, and if you unwrap it you can use it like a super long meteor or like contact staff. I saw one at my last convention and tried it out, it was pretty hard.

The Void - - Parent

Excellent. But those are clearly kitten axes.
(I don't have to draw a graph, do I?)

Monte - - Parent

''the hammer of the Gods
will drive our ships to new lands''

The ginger cat has a hammer in one hand and an axe in the other.

Monte - - Parent


The Void - - Parent

Actually, they are both weilding the same weapons. But, on closer inspection, I may have to concede. Damn, hammered.

The Void - - Parent

Meanwhile, back on topic...
"Please do tempt me into going to more conventions though :>"
Welcome to The Edge. And "Come to Bungay!", where you can hear me and Monte banter in person. Or (just perhaps more temptingly) you can juggle 24 hours, play games, fly kites, consume coffee; cake; chilli, chill, visit local sites/seaside, in whatever proportion suits you. Longest juggling convention in the world!

Monte - - Parent

Back off topic. The vid is historically incorrect. Everyone knows Viking kittens didn't wear horned helmets.

Jupiterian - - Parent

I saw this on Facebook, it looks very nice especially 10 days, I even thought BJC looked very long. I think I'll see how BJC goes, and decide then!
It's nice to meet you by the way and I look forward to the banter!

Marvin -

The Green Eggs Report for November 2017 is now available. Last month 37 people made 174 posts containing 32 links. See past reports.

3 events have new trivia: MKJC8, LJC17, SKJ2017.

7b_wizard - - Parent

What is different since Nov. 2015 if we look at the curve? (in compare to summer 2013, winter/spring 2014 and all 2015)?

DavidCain -

Here's my obituary for the very talented and original juggler Scott Burton. He will be missed.

AnnaBod -

Hello hello.

So there's a sale on BJC tickets that ends tomorrow at midnight and use the code dropit to get 10%

BJC is 3rd to 9th April in Canterbury. Lovely bar/games area that looks over the hall, swimming pool and climbing wall plus some interesting and different workshops already in the running.

Oh I'm coordinating volunteers so fill in my special form too please!

Hope to see you there.

Anna Bod

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