Thursday, September 4, 2008

Amazing tricep work out!

















Anthony Gatto
5-club world record holder
45 minute time on his 1st try in
Baltimore, 1989 using clubs...

















Elizabeth Symington, Blue Footed Boobie Pins, 2005
Ceramic
about 12 inches tall
















My inquisitive boobie

As you can see, I have a connection with bowling pins. It was only natural when it occurred to me that I can use my real bowling pins to juggle! I priced plastic juggling clubs, and for 3 they are $100! Yikes! That's too much to spend on my every changing hobbies.

For the past hour I've been tossing 1 pin up and down, figuring out the right amount of rotation. After jamming my fingers several times, I learned to watch the pin land in my hand, then pay attention to the other pin in the air! I built up to 2 pins, getting fairly consistent tosses.

Now I want to build up to 3 pins and go juggle with some other people. Most major cities have juggling clubs. Here is a list of the Bay Area clubs:
  • Berkeley (+37.8731,-122.2587) maps
    Berkeley Juggling Club. Wednesday, 6:00 PM. In front of Evans Hall. If dark or poor weather, in the Hearst Mining Building lobby. Sometimes on Sundays in Willard Park, weather permitting. E-mail info@BerkeleyJuggling.org.

  • San Francisco (+37.7720,-122.4558) maps
    San Francisco Gutter Jugglers. Sunday 2:30-5 PM. Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, on Kennedy Drive, just east of the Conservatory. Andrew Conway, 415-333-7576, e-mail conway@juggling.org, 289 Surrey Street, San Francisco, CA 94131.

  • San Francisco (+37.7658,-122.4554) maps
    San Francisco Gutter Jugglers. Sunday, 6:30-9:30 PM. Theater room at the San Francisco School of the Circus Arts, 755 Frederick Street (at Arguello), San Francisco, CA 94117. Up stairs to left of gym. Dress warm in winter. $2. Karen Quest, 415-487-0787, e-mail questaroni@aol.com, c/o SFSCA, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco, CA 94117; or Andrew Conway, 415-333-7576, e-mail conway@juggling.org, 289 Surrey Street, San Francisco, CA 94131.
Check it out!!! This would be so sweet to go to!!
10th - 12th October, 2008 4th Annual Berkeley Juggling & Unicycling Festival, Berkeley, CA, United States

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