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Stephen Meschke -

What is the physical limit for 7 ball cascade?

I have been training 7b cascade for several years, with various types of balls. Running 7 balls for two minutes is unfathomable, and running 7 balls for one minute is a goal that I hope to achieve (currently at 42 seconds).

Gatto said that running 7 clubs for >10 minutes is impossible. Certainly there is a physical limit for endurance in juggling. What is the physical limit for 7 ball cascade endurance?

Little Paul - - Parent

I don't know what the limit is, but the record appears to be just shh of 13 minutes

Austin - - Parent

I reckon it would be over half an hour. The thing is with balls is that with Norwiks, endurance becomes 100x easier, so if people can run 7b for 5 minutes with heavy beanbags, with Norwiks or equivalent you could go for a very, very long time. I think the limit in skill will always be hit first.

The Void - - Parent

Yeah, people run ultra-marathons. If you train 7b hard enough, you'll have the physical ability to go a long time. I agree with Austin about the skill limit being hit first, but I'll add something else: concentration. You have to concentrate on every catch, and that mental effort is going to be physically draining in itself. Okay, with familiarity, it will become somewhat automatic, but not entirely. Ultimately, how good AND how determined you are will drive your limits forward.

Stephen Meschke - - Parent

Austin made a good point. Mental focus and skill are more likely to be the determining factor than physical exhaustion.

5 ball cascade has become 'automatic' for me, and I can combine it with head balance or joggling. 6 balls and 7 balls don't seem to be progressing toward automatic. It seems like there is some threshold where activities under a certain difficulty can become automatic, and activities that are harder always require maximum attention regardless of skill level.

James Hennigan - - Parent

Where did Gatto say that 7 clubs for 10 minutes is impossible?

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

What is the record for 7 clubs?

James Hennigan - - Parent

A bit over 4 minutes:

Stephen Meschke - - Parent

Sorry, I don't have a source for that claim.


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