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Today, I picked up the juggling book I have here, hoping that I could teach myself to juggle four balls. I had the patience to try for about . . . one minute. Surprisingly, no success.


Okay, so four is going to be more challenging than I thought. I need to get more agile with my left hand (and, probably, with my right hand as well, come to think of it). So, I need to go back and practice a couple of more basic techniques.

I did learn how to do an overhand grab while juggling three balls, though, so that feels like some progress, anyway. :D


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Apr. 5th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
It has to be said...

hehehe, balls.
Apr. 5th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)

Yes, and sadly . . . it appears that four are more than I can handle. *snickers*
Apr. 6th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I've never handled four balls at once. I feel so...inexperienced.
Apr. 6th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Don't feel bad . . . it's probably more trouble than it's worth. I got very little pleasure out of it, anyway.

Apr. 6th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I am so glad I am not the only one snickering like a 12 year old boy all the way through this entry.
Apr. 6th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
LOL! Okay, so now I know whose minds are in the gutter. Because I honestly did not think about ANYTHING like this at ALL when I was writing the entry. Of course, now that you mention it . . . yeah, I guess it's one legitimate interpretation. :D
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
It's hard... I can barely do it (last I tried) -- the best way is to practice your columns (2 in one hand) obsessively. Then columns with your other hand mimicking the same motion. Finally, get both doing columns at the same time, and you're juggling four!

You can work on alternating the throws after that.
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the thing I'm having trouble with. I never really learned how to do columns with either hand. I can do them reasonably well (depending on your definition of "reasonably well," which in my case means I might keep it going for ten seconds :D) with my right hand, but not at all with my left. Somehow, I managed to learn to juggle three without ever knowing to do this (I just taught myself, so probably skipped some techniques along the way, or something). Urgh.

I'll work on it, though. I just sort of figured there would be some easy way to sneak in that extra ball . . . apparently not. :P
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:50 am (UTC)
I'm not sniggering. My mind is pure. Oh yes it is. *snort*
To juggle four balls is nearly as hard as doing five in my opinion. Five is just, well, the same as with three, but faster and higher (she says, having never juggled five balls for more than thirty seconds. But the *theory* is right!). Four is a completely different technique.
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm not sniggering. My mind is pure. Oh yes it is. *snort*
Yeah, I didn't realize the technique was so different for four . . . I bet that once I figure this out, I'll probably find five easier. Or maybe not. :D
Apr. 6th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Juggling 4 balls
This is on my to do list as well - it's so hard, and so different to doing 3!

My sister and I have great fun with 3 - we can pass and steal and everything :-)

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