The practice goes on. Learning to spin the ball well on my finger is proving to be a little more difficult than imagined. The right hand is coming along nicely. The left? Not so much.
Now that I own 3 basketballs I have begun to juggle them. The size and weight of the balls make juggling a little trickier and much more of an exercise. I am attempting to palm the balls as I catch them which is causing my forearm some serious burn after only juggling for 30 seconds or so. Maybe I will look like this when it is all said and done:
When I was about 9 years old I observed my older brother and cousin juggling 3 tennis balls (they were at least making the attempt). I don’t know if that was the first time I had ever seen juggling or not but I was fascinated.
I have always loved balls. The first word I ever said was not mom or dad, it was ball.
That same night I observed my brother juggle was when I began learning to juggle. Since then I have flirted with juggling off and on. I have juggled balls, rings, clubs, torches … you name it I have probably juggled it.
I have juggled basketballs in the past but my new quest for basketball juggling perfection has officially begun.
The Spalding All-star Ball is the ball of choice (read cheapest) for my juggling schooling.
Now that my living room is cleared out I have begun relearning to ride the unicycle. I have taken it out in the cold a few times and quickly relearned how to go forward, but now the real work starts. I am beginning to learn to idle. I never learned how to idle the first time around so this is all new.
What is idling and how does one even go about learning to idle?
Idling is staying in one location while riding on the unicycle. You go back and forth in one location. It looks something like this picture:
Now how do I learn to idle? I turned to the ultimate source of learning knowledge to point me in the right direction. That’s right I went to YouTube.
Now that I have seen how easy it looks I can begin.