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.
|Published (Last):||6 March 2010|
|PDF File Size:||19.3 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||11.33 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
It took nearly 2 years and hundreds of prototypes before Larry Shaw had his idea patented.
Astrjoax vertical orbits the outer ball orbits around the middle ball. Astrojax was invented by the American physicist Larry Shaw who discovered the basic principles while still at Graduate School.
Some Tricks Skyscraper Do a few orbits,then pull on the ball your holding harder than usual to perform a big orbit. String Tricks Wrapping the astrojax around various body parts.
Never play with astrojax near people or objects as these balls can really hurt if they hit you! There are 3 types of Astrojax trick that you may want to specialise in. Rebound Tricks Try bouncing a ball off the floor, or kicking a ball lightly. You may be able to let go of the string temporarily and catch it again once it has swung round the finger, leg etc. There are many versions of this trick.
Butterfly Do some orbits,then pull the ball your holding left and right,to perform the trick. The possibilities are endless! Build up a rhythm,then pull the ball your holding in a circular direction.
During horizontal orbits, both balls orbit in perfect circles. This took him 24mins and 52secs on 12 February ! Use soft circular horizontal movements of the hand which contains the ball. Our earth orbits around the sun and our moon orbits around the earth in ellipses which are not quite circular, but pretty close! This is a much more recent toy compared to tricka diabolo and juggling balls which have been around for many hundreds of years.
Astrojax Tricks – Juggling World
Astrojax consists of 3 weighted balls attached by a piece of string with the middle ball freely moving. This allows the middle ball to spin rapidly. A metal weight concentrates the mass at the centre of the middle ball. Around the World Build up a rhythm,then pull the ball your holding in a circular direction. An ice skater uses this principle when he brings in his arms during a twirl to spin faster.
ACTIVE PEOPLE | TOYS | Astrojax
Hold an end ball in each hand. Every time a ball comes up to this height, tticks go of the ball in your hand and grab that one! Juggling Tug a bit harder on the balls so the far one comes up to hand height.
The answer is Astrojax! Astrojax Tricks What do you get when you cross a yo-yo with juggling balls?
History of the Astrojax Astrojax was invented by the American physicist Larry Shaw who discovered the basic principles while still at Graduate School. New tricks are being invented all the time! 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.
Wrapping the astrojax around astrljax body parts. Do some orbits,then pull the ball your holding left and right,to perform the trick.
Astrojax is best practiced outdoors, but over a soft grassy surface in case you drop them! 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. This is a extremely easy,yet one of the most beautiful tricks ever. Tug a bit harder on the balls so the far one comes up to hand height. Drop one ball and smoothly tug the ball in your hand rhythmically up and down to astroiax the motion and keep going!
Keep the pattern looking smooth. I offer a quick gricks and some hints, but to find out more and to see excellent video clips, then visit www.
What do you get when you cross a yo-yo with juggling balls?