Way back in the 90’s, hardcore Astrojax players had just the soft Plus Astrojax at their disposal. No V-Max, Saturn or Blue Diamond. No Trick CD-ROMs. Astrojax Tricks – a Beginners Guide Tutorial from Steve the Juggler.
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ACTIVE PEOPLE | TOYS | Astrojax
During horizontal orbits, both balls orbit in perfect circles. There are 3 types of Astrojax trick that you may want to specialise in. You may be able to let go of the string temporarily and catch it again once it has swung round the finger, leg etc. It took nearly 2 years and hundreds of prototypes before Larry Shaw had his idea patented. Astrojax was invented by the American physicist Larry Shaw who discovered the basic principles while still at Graduate School.
A metal weight concentrates the mass at the centre of the middle ball. Keep the pattern looking smooth. Our earth orbits around the sun and our moon orbits around the earth in ellipses which are not quite circular, but pretty close! Drop one ball and smoothly tug the ball in your hand rhythmically up and down to continue the motion and keep going! Do some orbits,then pull the ball your holding left and right,to perform the trick.
String Tricks Wrapping the astrojax around various body parts. This is a extremely easy,yet one of the most beautiful tricks ever. He was very interested and excited at all the complex patterns that this simple arrangement created and so he took time to work on the idea.
Astrojax is best practiced outdoors, but over a soft grassy surface in case you drop them!
Some Tricks Skyscraper Do a few orbits,then pull on the ball your holding harder than usual to perform a big orbit. Hold an end ball in each hand. Trickks allows the middle ball to spin rapidly.
Around the World Build up a rhythm,then pull the ball your holding in a circular direction. Butterfly Do some orbits,then pull the ball your holding left and right,to perform the trick.
During vertical orbits the outer ball orbits around the middle ball. Tug a bit harder on the balls so the far one comes up to hand height.
Astrojax consists of 3 weighted balls attached by a piece of string with the middle ball freely moving. I offer a quick description and some hints, but to find out more and to see excellent video clips, then visit www.
Every time a ball comes up to this height, let go of the ball in your hand and grab that one! Use soft circular asstrojax movements of the hand which contains the ball. History of the Astrojax Astrojax was invented by the American physicist Larry Shaw who discovered the basic principles while still at Graduate School. This took him 24mins and 52secs on 12 February !
The answer is Astrojax! There are many versions of this trick.
Wrapping the astrojax around various body parts. Juggling Tug a bit harder on the balls so the far one comes up to hand height. The astorjax are endless!
Never play with astrojax near people or objects as these balls can really hurt if they hit you! An ice skater uses this principle when he brings in his arms during a twirl to spin faster. What do you get when you cross a yo-yo with juggling balls? The construction of an actual Astrojax is however fairly complex as each ball has a precision machined metal weight in order to provide maximum performance and smooth action whilst playing.
Rebound Tricks Try bouncing a ball off the floor, or kicking a ball lightly. This is a much more recent toy compared to the diabolo and juggling balls which have been around for many hundreds of years.
Build up a rhythm,then pull the ball your holding in a circular direction. New tricks are being invented all the time! Astrojax Tricks What do you get when you cross a yo-yo with juggling balls?