Does anyone have any 9 ball juggling tips?

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Johnathan Mundell -

Does anyone have any 9 ball juggling tips?

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

thanks

Jamie - - Parent

I remember years ago seeing a bunch of pictures on how to hold and release several balls from a hand, including different ways to do it. I can't find it anymore though :( I checked through these links and they are great but haven't found any pictures yet.

Orinoco - - Parent

I'm guessing you are probably thinking of this?:

https://www.stevenragatz.com/bkstg/grip1.htm

Jamie - - Parent

Thank you, I think that is it yeah!

Mike Moore - - Parent

Flashing or running?

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

flashing

Jamie - - Parent

Focus on making the first two throws super high. Try a few different holding and release patterns in your hand cause it's easy to fail a throw if you aren't comfortable with the way you are holding them. Use smaller beanbags (like 100g beanbags, 2.5 inch diameter or so). I used to be able to flash 9 after a few dozen attempts, but that was years ago. Trying to get it back myself. Good luck.

Mike Moore - - Parent

My student just flashed 9 balls for the first time, so I have a collection of cues that helped him:
* Keep your core strong/a bit tense, relax your arms just a little more than you think you need to
* Try a couple slower, and imagine the counterforce of your throws moving down through your legs into the floor. I find a lot of people waste energy by the counterforce taking indirect routes to the floor
* Exhale through the release
* Focus more on speed than height (usually this doesn't change the height, but does change the speed! And this is more for flashing than running the pattern)

I hope this helps and the rain leaves!

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

Thanks Mike,
I will probably have to wait for a long time to get a decent place to practice as even though the rain just left the ground is still wet and we just saw our first snow! Even though the ground doesn't have any snow on it.
The only time I'll have gym access is in the winter and then only once a month! :(

Johnathan Mundell - - Parent

Thanks for all the help.
i have not been able to try them yet as it has rained a lot.

 

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