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Juggling ball colors/backdrops
21 nov 2015dcs577@gmail.com
24 nov 2015\ Trog Woolley

Subject: Re: Juggling ball colors/backdrops
Author: Trog Woolley
Date: 24 nov 2015
While stranded on the hard shoulder of the information super highway dcs577@gmail.com typed:
> I'm an amateur juggler (mostly working on 5 ball patterns) and I don't often communicate with other jugglers so forgive me if this is common knowledge but have other people noticed that the visual background of wherever you are juggling (the direction you face) can affect your ability to juggle? A busy background like a tree canopy makes it more difficult for me than a clear sky for instance. I'm looking to get a new set of juggling balls. My current set is a dark red color. I see a lot of people juggling white balls and I'm wondering if white, or any other color, would make it easier to juggle in variable locations. White seems like it'd be brighter and thus easier to juggle with a busy background...or in less than ideal lighting. Is this true?
> Also, I'm looking to replace my partially filled beanbags with a fully filled bag. Do people notice a difference in juggling partially vs. fully filled beanbags?
> Thanks!
> -David Solomon

Certainly it is my experience that a plain background makes it easier
when I'm learning a pattern. Once I can juggle the pattern, then the
background is irrelevant. Having said that, I'm not a very good juggler.
I can do four balls and a few three ball tricks but that's it. This is
down to lack of practice and lack of motivation. All the juggling clubs
near me have died and kicking off a new one is difficult.

I find I'm better with clubs than with balls. Clubs are bigger and there
is more to hang onto (and see). Mind you, four clubs escapes me but
four rings are fine. I use fat rings.

Trog Woolley | (A Croweater stuck in Pommie Land)