After not trying this trick for about 10 years, I gave it a go at the EJC. It took a while to “click” but then it was easy again. Fun.
Weirdly, later in the day I had to juggle 5 clubs on stage. I typically begin my 5 club routine by kicking up from 4 into 5 clubs. The timing of the standard kickup is very different to this toe throw, in that there are fewer setup throws with 4, and that kicked club is way lower, and that it lands in my right hand not my left hand. In the show I began juggling 4 clubs, and my mind went totally blank. I did the setup throws that I’d tried earlier, videoing this trick, and not the normal setup I do on stage. After three tries without my brain catching up, I just stopped 4 clubs completely, and did high kickup as a triple, going directly into 5 clubs.
After working on squeeze catches in my juggling sessions, I thought I’d make another video. While I’ve shared some squeeze catches with clubs, the only video of me showing lots of tricks with balls is on the Siteswap DVD. That’s over 10 years old now! Time to share some old and new patterns:
With 26 jugglers entering qualification, Juggling On Ice 2015 upgraded to a 250 point tournament from last year’s 125 points level. Tony Pezzo and Luke Burrage were seeded first and second, and met in the final. Tony beat Luke in qualification, but could he repeat it when playing to seven points and with the pressure of being in his first FNC final? Luke had gone unbeaten in his previous eight matches, but could he continue his streak to nine matches and three 250 level tournament titles?
Watch the video, and then check out all the results and details on the FNC website Juggling On Ice 2015