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Ultimate Juggling Tricks Challenge # 1 – Balls

The Ultimate Juggling Tricks Challenge is a new juggling competition invented by Scott Cain. This may or may not work, but here’s the basic idea. (If it doesn’t work, it was worth a try!) A category will be chosen and jugglers from around the world can submit videos (unlisted Youtube videos are preferred) of single juggling tricks (not routines) in that category that they are not aware of anyone else doing and that they believe would be difficult for anyone else to duplicate. To eliminate tricks that were done due to luck, you must show yourself doing the trick three times on the video. This doesn’t mean three angles of the same time getting it, but three separate successful times. The eJuggle staff will chose 10 to 15 of the best submissions and will include them in a followup article. Then the global juggling community has one month to submit their own videos of the same tricks, but it only has to be done one time. You can try to duplicate one trick, all of them, or anything in between. If a trick can not be duplicated, then the juggler who originally submitted it will win the praise of their peers and will be eligible for the monthly prize of a free one year IJA membership, which will be randomly chosen from among all winners that month.

The first category is ball juggling. If we continue with these challenges, we will be having future categories that cover ball bouncing, ball spinning, and contact juggling (and lots, lots more), so for this challenge, we’re primarily looking for toss juggling tricks with balls. Also, let’s try to avoid endurance records. We’re looking for creativity and technical ability. Please submit videos, along with a detailed description of the trick, to David Cain at davidcainjuggler@hotmail.com or via Facebook messaging by February 9th, 2018. Please share this and future challenges throughout the juggling community. Good luck and get to work!!

Who was that handsome, thin juggler with lots of hair?

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world’s only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 15 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of sixteen books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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