We recently came across this video of Daniel Rosen from one of his many performances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. It is a short routine but Daniel does a good job of creating a character and presenting a well put-together presentation of a few classic skills.
Here is another performance of Daniel’s on The Tonight Show from the same era. If you watch closely I think you can see him grab the fire end of his torch! He plays it off pretty well. The audience doesn’t seem to notice at all.
Joe Salter likes to challenge himself. Recently this means joggling a marathon backwards. Before that it was juggling his way through a triathlon. That’s right–running, swimming, and biking while Juggling!
We enjoyed this video of him training for his triathlon. It is fun to see him working through the specific challenges he’ll face in the race like running into the water and switching to swimming and juggling (swuggling? Is this a thing?).
We always knew that the guys at RenegadesignLab were doing something awesome.
But we never really new what it was or why exactly they were doing it.
Then we watched Jay Gilligan’s talk at TedxHelsinki.
We highly recommend anyone who has ever juggled a ball, a ring, or a club take the 26 minutes to watch this video.
Here is the link:
Jay smartly questions how the shapes and sizes of classic juggling props became universally accepted. “Why is this ring like this? Why is it this shape, this thickness, this weight, this material?”
The answers lead to profound and challenging conclusions about the limitless possibilities of the design of juggling props and their interpretive manipulation. From there he and his friends took a giant step through the looking glass and found unexpected creatures on the other side. Props like a club with a hole through the middle; two rings melded together like a figure 8; clubs with flat tops; clubs with scooped out tops; ring like things that are square or triangular instead of round; long sticks with hooks on one side. . . and you can tell that this is only the beginning.
After watching Jay’s talk the world of juggling just seems bigger and more beautiful to us–and makes us want to get a saw and a hot glue gun and see what we can come up with!
Beautiful sights and some creative editing not only inspired us to put Iceland on our travel wish list but also to imagine the other ways a GoPro camera could capture unique perspectives of the Juggling Subculture.
The awesome “Juggling with John” hoodie. Looks like comfy-cozy way to advertise the biz!
The unnamed cohorts. They’re definitely in it to win it, and they’re juggling fire too! You may not have gotten any shout-outs, but we see you back there fellas!
The reminder of how fun it was to learn to juggle fire . . . And how much it freaked out our parents! We remember being in the backyard, dad poised with a trickling garden hose and mom barking safety reminders, looking through a window from inside the kitchen. What a rush. Your parents’ reaction is confirmation that the people on the street are going to love it!
On Saturday December 17th Mark Hanson attempted to break the world 3-ball speed juggling record. With a self counted 417 catches in one minute, Mark is now awaiting the final word from Guinness to officially claim the title.
Here’s the video Mark submitted to Guinness:
In case the counting confused you . . . Mark counts what he calls rounds. A round is a set of three throws. This is obviously much easier than attempting to count each throw individually.
Harry auditioned four years ago and was declared first runner up. Then, last year, the Brothers came calling for him to join the group. They dubbed him “Kuzma” and began training him in the ways of the FKB.
For all of the nay-sayers out there who think joggling is merely a silly stunt or a cute hobby—-we introduce you to Bob Evans.
Bob finished last weekend’s CabbageTown Romp & Stomp 5k in 17:17. He averaged a 5:35 pace and earned 3rd place overall. And he juggled the whole way!
In an interview with ThePostGame the 4th place finisher, Barry McGraw, had this to say:
My plan was to sit on him, let him do all the work, and out-kick him at the end. Once he passed, I realized he was juggling and it really threw off my plan. I was heckled in the last 200 meters (by a friend) for getting beat by the juggler.
Bob’s wife, Trish, also joggled the 5k and finished with a time of 20:23. They are currently on a tour around america joggling in various races and apparently enjoying a life of joggling.
Click here to see Bob’s amazing finish in the Cabbagetown Romp & Stomp 5k.