After a conversation on Facebook, I’ve decided to set a new record for other jugglers to break. Lowest 9 ball flash! That’s 9 throws and 9 catches of 9 balls, using the same rules as the JISCON, but with two new measurements:
1. Highest point of the highest ball in the pattern from the floor.
2. Lowest point of the lowest ball/hand from the floor from the start of the throwing motion of the first throw to the end of the catching motion of the last catch.
The two new records this can track is:
A. The lowest 9 ball flash from the floor to top of the pattern (so juggling sitting or kneeling down helps, and short people are at an advantage).
B. The lowest “total pattern height” of the 9 ball flash (so purely about speed of throwing, control and catching reflexes).
In three days/sessions, this was the 9 ball flash that did best in both records. Floor to top of pattern: 232cm. Total pattern height: 148cm.
The first day I tried (and only for about 5 minutes) I got a good total pattern height of 162cm, with the floor to top of pattern height of 262cm.
The second day I tried I got a better/lower floor to top of pattern record of 236cm, but due to the very low last catches the total pattern height was 172cm, a bigger span the first day’s attempt:
I hope some other jugglers attach a tape measure to a pole, put it at the same plane as their hands, and try to beat my record. Or set records for other juggling patterns. I think the 86cm total pattern height of my 7 ball flash could be beaten.