Juggling – Over the Top Trick

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Avid juggler David Sangillo demonstrates an over the top juggling trick.

    David Sangillo

    David Sangillo of Bethesda, Maryland, is a senior in high school, president of his school’s juggling club, and founder of Out of This World Juggling. He learned to juggle two years ago and since that time has become dedicated to improving his technique and helping others learn the art of juggling. David performs at summer camps and child care centers and at birthday parties. He also teaches children how to juggle during after-school programs. David’s involvement in juggling has led him to be featured in newspapers and the local evening news.

    Hi, I am David Sangillo from Out of This World Juggling and I am showing you how to juggle. Right now I am going to show you what I think is probably the easiest three ball trick; its called Over the Top. Now the way you start it is just start by juggling normally in a basic three ball cascade. Cascade is the word that describes the three ball basic pattern. Now notice I am juggling a little lower than I was earlier, when I was juggling up here it is easiest to learn throwing the balls at or just above eye level, but then once you are comfortable with that it looks better if you juggle down here and its easier to move in and out of different tricks. So, over the top is when you take one of the balls and instead of throwing them into the pattern, you throw them over like this from the sides. So, you move your hands slightly over to the side, throw over and then catch it just as if it were a normal throw. Practice doing it from the other hand too. This isnt that difficult a trick and most people can learn it in a day or so at most. Then when you do it over your third throw, this is called jugglers tennis. You might be able to see how it got that name. Every other throw where one throw is throwing over and one hand is throwing under this is called the half shower as opposed to the full shower, which I will talk about later. Then you have reverse which is just throwing every throw over the top. I am actually juggling a little lower now, its a little bit easier to juggle these throws a little lower rather than higher. Although it still good practice to juggle them higher, it will help you with other tricks. This is what it would look like if you are juggling backwards. This is what it would look like if you had a video of someone juggling and then you paused it and rewind it, it would look just like this. Alright, so the next thing that I am going to show you is how to juggle two balls in one hand.