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Old 2005-04-29, 09:20 AM   #31
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HAHA gladiators, what could that be!?!?!
around here we mostly do it with three clubs
everybody enter a predetermined area and start juggling three clubs
u then set about trying to get everyone else to drop
u're allowed to bump into them, kick their clubs out of their hands, back into their pattern or use your clubs to knock theirs out of their hands
once u drop, u're out
last man standing wins

it's a good fun game
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Old 2005-05-16, 09:35 PM   #32
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For a long time I didn't even think I could manage to juggle anything more than 3 objects. Well, I decided to give it the old college try last week and learn to do 4. It only took a couple of days and I can now do a couple of patterns. Not for very long but I frequently get over the requisite 8 catches. Fun.
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Old 2005-05-17, 12:18 AM   #33
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For a long time I didn't even think I could manage to juggle anything more than 3 objects. Well, I decided to give it the old college try last week and learn to do 4. It only took a couple of days and I can now do a couple of patterns. Not for very long but I frequently get over the requisite 8 catches. Fun.
congrats....lets try to bring this trhead back!
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Old 2005-05-17, 12:55 AM   #34
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once u drop, u're out
last man standing wins

it's a good fun game
Does that mean once the juggler drops, or a club is dropped by the juggler... with clubs flying around (and I'm assuming no one is wearing a helmet) there's sure to be a head injury in the works. Either way I'd love to watch this game!
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Old 2005-05-17, 07:29 AM   #35
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some wounded pride and the odd couple of bruised egos but that's about it

u don't tend to drop the club half as ofeten as having them bashed out of your hands

i'm sure there must be video clips on hte web somewhere
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Old 2005-05-17, 07:36 AM   #36
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u need to get to a juggling club/convention and watch them play 'Gladiators'
In the US, it's called "Combat". Great game. The dominant life forms have the ability to throw their self-pass REALLY high, attack someone else while it's up in the air, then catch it on landing and keep juggling. Rick Rubenstein is one of the best Combat players I have witnessed. As Heinlein would say, "I am only an egg" at Combat. I have had my glasses knocked from my face during a particularly enthusiastic round in Portland. But not by Rubenstein...he would never be so sloppy in his attack.
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Old 2005-05-17, 07:54 AM   #37
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true
the masters are ruthless yet clinical
apparantly sweet lil' olga is an absolute demon at this kind of thing

possibly the funniest gladiators/combat strategy ever is when u land up as one of the final two and u've had a couple of go's at one another and u look over at the other juggler and suggest a truce
and to celebrate the truce, why don't we pass
as he passes, u just walk away and keep juggling
thinking outside the box
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Old 2005-05-28, 02:11 PM   #38
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Juggling Forums

Does anyone know of any good juggling forums out there on the interent. I mean good like a lot of replies, a lot of threads, little spam, and a lot of juggling talk. No I am not getting bored of the Unicyclist Community Forums I am just wondering what a good juggling forum was, so I could do some posting about questions and stuff on it.
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Old 2005-05-28, 02:49 PM   #39
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If we're talking about the same Olga, then i played gladiators against her (amongst other people) a few years ago, she is indeed proficient and ruthless, her and her borther won most of the games that day. If we're talking about different Olgas then i apologise. Incidently, for unicycle gladiators, the trick is to ride giraffe, no-one wants to take you out incase you fall on them and they genreally steer around you, and of course once you fall you're out so no need to worry about re-mounting!
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Old 2005-05-30, 08:47 AM   #40
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If we're talking about the same Olga, then i played gladiators against her (amongst other people) a few years ago, she is indeed proficient and ruthless, her and her borther won most of the games that day.
yeah, i was ref'ing to olga of olga and vovo fame
a friend of mine spent some time in the UK and told me how scary she was
in a good way
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Old 2005-05-30, 01:21 PM   #41
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yeah, i was ref'ing to olga of olga and vovo fame
a friend of mine spent some time in the UK and told me how scary she was
in a good way
very anti social im' guessing?
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Old 2005-05-30, 01:32 PM   #42
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no, i meant scary in term of how good she is at 'Gladiators' or 'Combat'

here's another example of her
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The reason I think that they are very anti-social people is because I use to be a competitive chess player. I used to go to tournaments and play 8 hours a day during those tournaments. A game could last up to 6 hours. Usually the most anti-social people were the ones that were the best chess players, and they were usually russian ironically. So whenever I walked by one of these INCREDIBLE chess players, I would say hey hows it going, you wanna play a game of chess before the round starts? They would just walk by and not even say anything. And these usually were kids. When there parents were talking to the other chess parents, the kids would just stand next to their dad or mom, and just stare at eachother. I don't think these very good chess players ever said a word during the tournaments. Usually at school they don't have many friends and chess is their life. So that is why I thought Vova and Olga Galchencko are anti-social. I do respect them for what they do, but I don't know if I would ever want to meet one of them in person, because I don't know if they would say anything to me. Also when I was watching the ESPN 2 thing on the sport juggling, and Vova and Olga were competing in it, they have no facial expressions at all when they juggle.
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Old 2005-05-30, 02:12 PM   #44
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The reason I think that they are very anti-social people is because I use to be a competitive chess player.
i've never met them myself so i'm not really able to comment
it would be interesting to hear from people who have met them?

do u still play?
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...do u still play?
Ehh...not as much as before. I kinda quit playing, because I like juggling and riding my unicycle more. I am also a drummer, so it got to be a little to much. But I used to be really into it, but I wasn't one of the anti-social ones. Do you play, do you have a rating?
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