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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Nel.slay, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Nel.slay

    Nel.slay Member

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    I see sooo many people asking about multiple juggles and juggle to spike. I thought I would make a post to explain to my best ability how to do both. If you guys have anything to add, please comment below!!

    Really, it is easier to help you in person because different people have different problems with multi Juggles. When I was learning this trick, I thought it was impossible. My best tips for learning multi juggles are as follows:
    1. Make sure you are catching the ken in a way that the slip stop lands around your middle finger. This helps a TON with controlling the speed of the kenflip. This doesn't seem to make much of a difference when you first start getting this trick, but believe me, learn to do this now and it makes things easier later on. Also, this is my best tip to help those of you having problems with the string.
    2. Slow everything down. I don't mean slow things down in your mind(which does help), I mean literally slow things down. Kenflips, tama pops, everything. Getting the rhythm of multiple juggles is very important. I would suggest listening to the sound of the ken as someone does a multiple juggle to help you learn this rhythm. Rhythm is very very important when juggling, as it is the basis for understanding the timing of all of it.
    3. Loosen up. If you watch someone like Dylan Westmoreland or Gage Cox do juggles, you can see that they are very loose when juggling. Kind of hard to explain, but your wrist should be dropping and flicking with every juggle.
    4. USE YOUR KNEES. Doesn't make much sense with juggles, but it actually helps just in case you flip something too fast, or you don't tama pop enough.
    5. Finally, practice!!! I had to work exclusively at multiple juggles for about 3 months before I could even do it! I would suggest NOT practicing stringless, as it forms bad habits that will be hard to unlearn in the future. Go to a jam spot and just grind to get that double juggle big cup, using all the tips listed above. Remember not to give up ever!!

    As far as juggle/multiple juggle to spike, the same tips apply, just with a few extra steps included:
    1. Make sure you are cushioning the tama and lofting it back up with EVERY throw. A common misconception is that you don't need to do this with every tama throw. Make sure you DO NOT slap the ball in any way.
    2. Don't let the tama roll as you loft it up. Can't really explain this any better. The tama will go out of control otherwise.
    3. Catch the tama between your middle/ring fingers, right in the little pocket where your fingers connect to your hand. This dramatically helps you control where the tama will go.
    4. You need to use your knees on the last throw, and flip the ken extra slow. This will give you more time to direct the hole of the tama, and make it a lot easier to perform the trick.
    5. MOST IMPORTANT TIP!!! Getting the tama to rotate the way you want it is all about practice. Use all of the above steps, and practice just juggling and getting the tama hole where you want it.

    Learning juggle/multiple juggle to spike is the same as learning big cup spike. It comes without thinking to those that have mastered it. When you first learn big cup spike, you have to learn how to get the tama to rotate so that the hole is oriented so that you can spike it. Juggling to spike has the exact same idea, just a little quicker and more difficult!
    You guy's have got this. Juggle is a very rewarding trick. Moral of the story, PRACTICE!!! If anyone has a specific problem with their juggles they need help with, or needs me to further explain a concept, just PM me. Keep shredding!!
     
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  2. Almostgets

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    Thanks for this. Some good tips. Hoping to unlock multi jugs soon.
     
    Feb 1, 2017
  3. Peyton

    Peyton Member

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    ^ same here. Thanks for the tips!
     
    Feb 1, 2017
  4. Dean Manning

    Dean Manning Member

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    Awesome man. I hope to get a 5 jug soon
     
    Feb 1, 2017
  5. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a great guide. I'm not that good at multi juggles, I'll keep your tips in mind
     
    Feb 2, 2017
  6. Instagrom3

    Instagrom3 Honed Member

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    i found practicing stringless a bit helped get the feeling and eventually learned to control everything within string reach then moved onto a kendama with a string
     
    Feb 4, 2017
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  7. dcc

    dcc Member

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    Hello, all. Does anybody have useful advice for ending multiple juggles with a spike? I can do single juggles to spike, and can multiple juggle to cups, but combining the two is rather difficult. I think that part of the difficulty is that most of my focus when juggling is to make every kenflip clean. I suppose it is possible to train oneself to be able to quickly spot a possible time to end on spike, but is there a key to juggling to a desired number of times?
     
    May 15, 2017
  8. Sirwillcode

    Sirwillcode Slayer

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    Idk if this helps but I've learned how to keep my eyes on the tama and not look at the Ken while juggling so I can spot the right time to attempt to spike it. As for desired numbers. I haven't quite gotten there yet.
     
    May 15, 2017
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  9. Steph Lussier

    Steph Lussier Honed Member

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    Practice your tama control. Cushion it as much as you can while juggling, it's gonna help you to see and control the hole.
     
    May 16, 2017
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  10. Raven_Tomas

    Raven_Tomas n00b

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    Don't tap the ball, but focus on trying to control the ball. You kind of want to grab the tama, then give it kind of push/shove making it rotate towards yourself. I find myself looking at the tama then the ken, so it helps me to rotate/spike the tama.
     
    May 16, 2017
  11. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    moved your post to this existing one, lots of tips for multiple juggles. my biggest piece of advice would be hole control and rhythm
     
    May 17, 2017
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  12. Stuart Barron

    Stuart Barron Slayer

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    Here's a video I found abeit in Japanese with Iji from Zoomadanke explaining how he learnt to juggle. Even without understanding Japanese you can get an idea of the process he went through.

    It may help someone.

     
    May 17, 2017
  13. Brandon Jensen

    Brandon Jensen Slayer

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    @Nick Lectura we are proud of you bud.
     
    May 17, 2017
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  14. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

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    It sure as heck will help in me juggles!
    Thanks for this, Stuart!
     
    May 17, 2017
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  15. Steezdiaz

    Steezdiaz Slayer

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    Great tips man!
     
    May 17, 2017