We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Catch this if you can! » » Balance tricks (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

tomterm8
View Profile
Regular user
163 Posts

Profile of tomterm8
Hi all. I've decided to add a bit of balance to my juggling. You know the thing... balancing objects on your hand, and chin / forehead. So far, I haven't had much luck finding online resources about it.

I've been balancing an walking stick on one hand, while juggling a couple of other objects. The next stage I want to throw the walking stick into the air, and catch it on a balance in the other hand. But I haven't been able to find any information about how to do it. Does anyone know?
CDS
View Profile
Regular user
MI
109 Posts

Profile of CDS
The last trick I was working on was balance A cub on a club then flip the clup up in the air and catch it on the club. Plan on putting in a lot of time for that.
I think the movie "the old fashioned way" with WC Fields has some fun balancing stuff.
and you may like to look up Paul Cinquevalli I remember seeing pic of him balancing pool sticks on top of pool sticks.

also look up the jugglers bulletin for stuff.
http://www.juggling.org/jb/

Chuck
One Man
View Profile
Elite user
Frederick, MD
491 Posts

Profile of One Man
I know how to do it...practice, practice, practice.

Not to over simplify but it really is the answer to your question. Try youtube for juggling and/or balancing videos. I know there are some out there. Just saw this one yesterday thanks to Cap'n Mike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spofqnCGVOI

Good luck.

Kevin
tomterm8
View Profile
Regular user
163 Posts

Profile of tomterm8
Hi Chuck

Quote:
On 2010-03-30 16:08, CDS wrote:
The last trick I was working on was balance A cub on a club then flip the clup up in the air and catch it on the club. Plan on putting in a lot of time for that.


Hm, sounds interesting, but what happens if the cub fights back Smile

Quote:
I think the movie "the old fashioned way" with WC Fields has some fun balancing stuff.
and you may like to look up Paul Cinquevalli I remember seeing pic of him balancing pool sticks on top of pool sticks.


I haven't seen that movie, it sounds very interesting. I'll look it up. I like the sound of Cinquevalli; all I've seen of him is in a short black and white clip, but the write up in Stanyon's magic volume 1 is very interesting. I believe he used a mixture of gimmicks and pure skill to achieve his effects. Some of the gimmicks are in Stanyon's "New Juggling Tricks". Although, like most juggling, I would say even with the gimmicks what he did was very difficult.

Quote:
On 2010-03-30 19:58, One Man wrote:
I know how to do it...practice, practice, practice.

Not to over simplify but it really is the answer to your question. Try youtube for juggling and/or balancing videos. I know there are some out there. Just saw this one yesterday thanks to Cap'n Mike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spofqnCGVOI

Good luck.

Kevin


Hi Kevin, I agree that practice is very useful, thank you for your help. I enjoyed watching the video you lined to. All the best,

Thomas.
CDS
View Profile
Regular user
MI
109 Posts

Profile of CDS
I have a question,
when balancing heavy object on your face, where is the best/safest spot? (chin, or forehead) object like a 16 foot ladder or a 6 foot table...

another question, what balancing tricks does the public find impressive?

thanks
Chuck
Al Angello
View Profile
Eternal Order
Collegeville, Pa. USA
11047 Posts

Profile of Al Angello
When I do a baseball cap on my nose it usually gets attention.
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
tomterm8
View Profile
Regular user
163 Posts

Profile of tomterm8
Quote:
On 2010-04-07 10:08, CDS wrote:
I have a question,
when balancing heavy object on your face, where is the best/safest spot? (chin, or forehead) object like a 16 foot ladder or a 6 foot table...


With heavy objects, the best place is always the chin... it is less soft, and so not as easily bruised. If something slips, it does not go in your eye, and blind you.

Quote:
another question, what balancing tricks does the public find impressive?

thanks
Chuck


Haven't actually done any to know for sure, but if you look up the learned pig project, in the first volume of Stanyon's magic magazine, there are lots of tricks that look pretty impressive. Although I think most balancing tricks look impressive, particularly with big objects... the ones you mentioned sound good to me!
Al Angello
View Profile
Eternal Order
Collegeville, Pa. USA
11047 Posts

Profile of Al Angello
Peter Panic & Bounce the clown do a super market shopping basket on their chins.
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
"Footprints on your ceiling are almost gone"
Rotten
View Profile
Special user
833 Posts

Profile of Rotten
My partner balances a 10' ladder on his forehead as he juggles 3 clubs at the same time. Otherwise he might use the chin? I think it is how you learn but I do know if it's on the chin you won't be able to see the juggle as easily.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Catch this if you can! » » Balance tricks (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL