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To begin with 3 balls in 3 stages



The " cascade 3 balls " is the most traditional trick in juggling, it is that which I propose to you to learn how to begin; if you follow the explanations below you should arrive there. Provide yourself with adequate balls, the traditional balls with grains are ideal to begin (good weight, pleasant with the touch and natural amortization); the table tennis balls or tennis (too much light) and the balls of game of bowls (too much heavy) are prohibited.

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Stage 1 : one starts with 1 only ball
The objective of this 1st stage is to acquire a correct throw; i.e. in a vertical plan, with a trajectory in form of parabolle and with an average height. And of course, in an identical launches with left or right hand.
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Some comments
To launch the ball quite vertical and not too high (level max: the head) To carry out this throw a score of time of continuation while starting with the right hand
To note the circular movement of the hand. The same exercise while launching with the left hand now, if you are a right-handed person it will be a little less easy. Try to launch regularly (even force, even trajectory)
The trajectory of the ball describes an infinite sign (8 horizontal) Alternately with right hand and left hand. Be careful to throw at the same height with left and right hands (important for the continuation); you must manage 20 throws without a drop before to pass at the following stage.


Stage 2 : add a 2nd ball
At the time of this paramount stage, we'll combine the movement of the right hand and the movement of the left hand learned previously.
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Some comments
The throws are identical at stage 1, but not at the same time, they are desynchronized. A ball in each hand, for the right-handed persons, we launch " right hand " in 1st (red ball), then as soon as the red ball is with the zenith (max high) and not before: we launche " left hand " (ball blue) (warning! the beginner is often in a hurry to get rid of all these balls: then " calmos ".....)
Especially, which should not be done! The defect of the majority of the beginners and especially of the beginners (girls at school in their tender youth). The 2nd ball must obligatorily be launched as high as 1st.
Think only of the throw, the correction is instinctive Here, we connect the throws " right / left " and " left / right ". If you manage 20 consecutive sequences correctly, you are ready to become a juggler ...

Stage 3 : go ! still a small effort...
This third ball comes in the nick of time, to fill the drop imposed by the rate of 2 balls alone at the time of the preceding stage.
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To note!
Some comments
Do not think to catch ! 2 balls in your right hand (for the right-handed persons), 3rd in the other hand; to begin with " right hand " (right-handed persons) then left hand as with stage 2 and still right hand (the target is to launch all the balls)
Welcome! in the great family of jugglers and its wonderful world This time, try to connect right, left, right, left....and so on.....Note, a light dead time between the throws (normal at the beginning)
The throws are more regular without dead time, it is more linked (and more pretty) With a little more drive, you will manage to juggle without jolt with a style more " run ", it is there finally that you will feel a strong plenitude to juggle (you do not think more of your shares, you release yourself and become your own witness, it is magic....).


For you still improve...
Some tips to perfect your technique.
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Some comments
You must launch higher if not the rate/rhythm will be more hot. 2 balls in only one hand, is one excelent exercise to perfect your throw, for in this case you are obliged to make the famous circular movement.
Superimpose this image with the preceding one and you juggle with 4balles This exercise is to be also made with the other hand and especially with the weakest hand (in general left for right-handed persons)
You juggle with 3 balls, but a ball is invisible Very good exercise, which if you carry it out, proves that you have the rate/rhythm of the 3 balls cascade well. (even when it misses a ball...)

To see some more ....



(animations made with the excellent software JuggleAnim of Jack Boyce)



JugleAnim is a software (based on applets java) of generation and animation of juggling tricks, written by  Jack Boyce which is a researcher in physics of the university of Berkeley, impassioned juggling.


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