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Scott Seltzer - - links to the Edge. The video is nice, too.

barnesy - - Parent

Nice. I wouldn't like to question Alex Barron's abilities, but I wonder if that 25 near the end was meant to be a 15? Perhaps not, I dunno!

Orinoco - - Parent

Jack Kalvan's original paper stated the average was 16 & the highest was 24 so Alex's 25 seems legit.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Cool article! I'm looking forward to Jack's book now!

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Nice video too:

peterbone - - Parent

I actually misquoted myself in my post that's linked to in the article. The original quote in the IJDB article is "Finally, Peter agrees with Ben Beever in his belief that someone will flash 14 balls someday but not 15."

I've always been careful to not say that I think that 15 is impossible, but made one lapse which happens to have been picked up in the Wired article.

7b_wizard - - Parent

I have nothing to lose - I can say it, so here we go:

15 balls is im-poss-si-ble.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

16 balls will be flashed but not 17

Guili - - Parent

sounds like a prophecy... haha

but I think mankind has an ability to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles... regardless of the price to itself, others, the earth, etc...

so, one day, what was impossible, is not anymore :)

Daniel Simu - - Parent

Perhaps many 'impossibilities' are overcome able, if the incentive is high enough... With the amount of money and organization that goes into football, I'm sure jugglers could reach an unimaginably high skill level. But is it likely that juggling will ever be that high on the list for future societies?

I suppose that's the bottleneck, people don't care enough.. I recon any young person who really wants to can learn to flash 11 balls, yet only a couple dozen people have done so..

Guili - - Parent

agreed. and juggling could hardly get as big as a bussiness like football is.
but we jugglers also have obsession and stubborness helping us :)
with the way it's been spread around the world maybe it's just waiting for the next boy-genius.


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