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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: palm circles

so palm circles seem exstermly cool and really give the ball the floating effect. ive been trying it and im running to some diffculties.

first, where on my hand should the ball travel? should it stay on my palm or should i use my fingers as well??

second, i cant seem to keep the bal going in a circle. it looks more egg shaped most of the time.

third. clockwise or counter clockwise??

4th. keeping the ball isolated is exstermly diffacult!

any tips??
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject:

To hold you over until the experts in this field come along.

1. Wherever you can get the smoothest roll. Experiment.

2. Since this is the Isolation Forum, then I guess that's what you're working for. You should most likely be working on moving your hand around the ball rather than the ball around your hand.

3. Both.

4. practice. Saying it's difficult will only hinder you.

Don't try too hard. Just go with the flow. You'll eventuall get it. Just keep playing around and it'll come to you. Don't force yourself into a move, you'll get aggrevated and easily give up. Let it come to you. Never practice, always play.
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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject:

i like that. never practive always play.

so ive been rolling the ball clockwise, using my fingers and letting the ball roll about half way down my hand, back to my fingers. i was doing this and watching it in the mirror, and it looks pretty isolated even though that wasnt what i was going for. im not that great but hey i have the basic movement down now.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:37 am    Post subject:

Yeah, for the right hand at least I can get it to look somewhat isolated, but now I've gone back to just doing a palm circle, holding my wrist with my left hand to make sure I use my fingers and gravity to move the ball in a circle rather than just inertia and my hand moving under it. It helps. Though it seems to me it is many times easier to do palm cirlces either direction with two balls. I can hardly get the ball to go clockwise at all when I'm using just one, and whenever I try to speed up it goes widdershins again.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:41 am    Post subject:

two is alot easier than one. the holding-of-the-wrist did help somewhat. my right hand keeps spasing out as im typing this becuase the muslcles are a little overworked from spinning one for about 2 hours..............
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:46 am    Post subject:

I wish I could find the time and initiative to practice palm circles for two hours. I think, starting this weekkend, I will institute Ben's Friday Night Juggling Practice, wherein I spend up to half an hour cleaning my room (to make it CJ-safe), and then CJ till I fall asleep. I reeeeaaaally need to get in some serious down to reality practicing, not just footiling in my spare minutes.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:52 am    Post subject:

try a search through the forum,.. there are many posts about how to learn the kewl one ball palm circle iso.

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject:

i quote kititt " never practice always play"
i was acutaly at my little brothers foot ball end of the season party. what better to do then CJ while a bunch of immature 13 your olds run around.
and i was cjing in the car , and while eating dinner. im a bit well ummm addicted........
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:03 am    Post subject:

I always bring my ball everywhere with me, but it's a tad hard to focus on technique when you're in a theater seat during intermission of Alvin Ailey's Chicago show, which, by the way, was awesome. (Ballet, for those of you who don't know.)
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:41 am    Post subject:

staying up way late is great. im up till about 11ish most of the time on the weekdays, and the weekends are past 2 m ost of the time.
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject:

Um, two-ish on weeknights, it used to be later. Up at six. Often till four or so on the weekends.
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:51 am    Post subject:

so are you also nocturnal like me?
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:55 am    Post subject:

I just like being awake when no one else is. And it's not so much nocturnal as just not sleeping...
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:59 am    Post subject:

do you have any siblings? its very quite around my house at night when mathew nathan joeseph and daniel are all alsleep.
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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:00 am    Post subject:

Yeah, two. Philip is almost twelve and Elsa is nine.
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