Mark Hanson 3-Ball Speed Juggling Record Verified

It’s official!

Guinness World Records has officially verified and recognized the 3-ball speed juggling record set by Mark Hanson last December. Mark made 417 catches in one minute beating the previous record by more than 70 catches.

Way to go Mark! You are an inspiration to the Juggling Subculture!

Click here to see the record on the official Guinness World Record site.

Click here to see a great video about Mark’s record posted by the Des Moines Register.

Mark Hanson Breaking World 3-Ball Speed Juggling Record

On Saturday December 17th Mark Hanson attempted to break the world 3-ball speed juggling record. With a self counted 417 catches in one minute, Mark is now awaiting the final word from Guinness to officially claim the title.

Here’s the video Mark submitted to Guinness:

In case the counting confused you . . . Mark counts what he calls rounds. A round is a set of three throws. This is obviously much easier than attempting to count each throw individually.

We hope you hear back soon Mark!

Becoming a Flying Karamazov Brother

Harry Levine is the newest member of The Flying Karamazov Brothers.

Harry auditioned four years ago and was declared first runner up. Then, last year, the Brothers came calling for him to join the group. They dubbed him “Kuzma” and began training him in the ways of the FKB.

In an article on the AARP Web site Harry said,

If you’d told me 20 years ago that I’d be juggling with the best, I’d have said, ‘No way!’ But here I am, and that’s cool!

Way to go Harry!

Pipe Smoking Juggler

Apparently Matthew Peplinski likes to smoke pipes and is a pretty good juggler.

Here’s his attempt to do both at once:

Get’s a little smokey in there eh Matthew!

Three things we like about this video: 1.The background music. 2.The subtle midwest accent. 3.The high-pitched giggle at the end by one of Matthew’s fellow Order of Collegiate Pipe Smokers member.

Joggler Get’s 3rd Place In Atlanta 5k

For all of the nay-sayers out there who think joggling is merely a silly stunt or a cute hobby—-we introduce you to Bob Evans.

Bob finished last weekend’s CabbageTown Romp & Stomp 5k in 17:17. He averaged a 5:35 pace and earned 3rd place overall. And he juggled the whole way!

In an interview with ThePostGame the 4th place finisher, Barry McGraw, had this to say:

My plan was to sit on him, let him do all the work, and out-kick him at the end. Once he passed, I realized he was juggling and it really threw off my plan. I was heckled in the last 200 meters (by a friend) for getting beat by the juggler.

Bob’s wife, Trish, also joggled the 5k and finished with a time of 20:23. They are currently on a tour around america joggling in various races and apparently enjoying a life of joggling.

Click here to see Bob’s amazing finish in the Cabbagetown Romp & Stomp 5k.

Dadaolta by Riccardo Tanca

It’s always great to see a performer with a passion for a particular prop. For Riccardo Tanca (Riki) it’s all about rings. He recently released Dadaoltaa twenty-one minute video dedicated to ring manipulation.

Here’s the trailer:

Riky is an expert at using juggling and balancing to form rings into magical shapes, patterns and motions. We’re sure this video will deliver the best of his work.

Click here to purchase the video.

Tips For Developing Your Juggling Routine

Many jugglers feel the desire to share their skills with others but struggle to translate what they’ve learned into an entertaining routine. The Dube Juggling Blog recently posted “8 Tips to Develop Your Routine” that we found insightful.

Here are a couple of tips that we thought were particularly helpful:

-Drops happen. It’s a fact of life. Anthony Gatto drops. Jason Garfield drops. You drop. Be prepared for this eventuality. Pick up the prop, smile, and get back to work. Never show the audience your frustration!

-You might love siteswaps, but your audience doesn’t understand what they are. Just because a trick is hard, doesn’t mean that audience understands that. This is why the eat-the-apple trick is so popular–people get it!

-STOP AND STYLE! It is important to connect with the audience. Some jugglers are so focused that they never establish a connection. Make sure to stop and style a number of times throughout the routine. When you stop and style, you give the audience permission to applaud. Try to time your styles to climactic moments in the song.

Click here to read the rest of the tips.