We currently are selling a proto-type eight ring on our website. This ring is two solo rings welded together. The design for this prop was first shown a few years back at the Renegadesignlab website. This shape was created by Jay Gilligan and Peter Åberg. in 2007 (?)
Since then, it is has taken off in the contact juggling community. Most people are using two 40cm juggling rings taped together. I just made a autocad drawing for a eight ring to be water jet cut, out of 3/16 sheet ABS plastic. I went for a 15 inch ring diameter. In one sheet of plastic will produce 9 rings. We will be testing this first batch to see how this size, plastic, thickness and weight works out.
I did not include the hole in the middle but maybe this is a good idea? Problem is that is ruins the illusion if your are using it for contact juggling. There are a few Japanese EightRing youtube video clips that are pretty cool looking.
Reneade Juggling will be going to Poland for this years EJC, Eruopean Juggling Convention. We will be sharing a vending table with Play, from Italy.
This year we will bring some of the new hybrid clubs which are made from a combination of Play clubs parts (Px3) and Renegade Club parts. We also will be showing some new props from Renegadesignlab and other Renegade juggling props that are not common in Europe.
If your are interested in getting some props form us there, drop us a line and we will bring what you want to the festival.
Free shipping to Europe, if you pick up the order at the festival.
We are starting our Vodka training sessions now, trying to get into shape for what will be another fantastic EJC event. Not to be missed.
Renegade Juggling has started a new youtube channel, we are going to focus on old footage from Renegade Shows, juggling festivals and other events. We are trying to contact each performer to check with them that it is ok to use the footage, but sometimes we don’t know who it is, or forgot their names. If you see any footage and know the name of the performer let us know so we can contact them.
Our idea is to construct a historical library of classic footage, so young or new jugglers can look at older performances to be inspired and educated about the art from. We will not have any instructional or demonstration video, only live performances.
If you have any old footage you would like to include in the collect we will be adding a download option on our website where you will be able to load the footage to the Renegade Juggling website. This is in the works and maybe in a few months will be working.
Renegadejuggling, our youtube channel is where we are housing the clips for now, in a month or two they will be moved to our website. The video content served by us rather than youtube. We hope to have 200-300 clips by the end of the year. Below is our most popular clip so far.
The Levistick or Flow Stick is a adaptation of the Dancing Cane a very old (1800′s ?) classic magic trick.The adaptation of the dancing cane to use as a fire prop is pretty new, maybe in the last 5 years it has become more common. The name Levistick is also a new term which has surfaced in the last 5 years or so, as far as I know. Flow Stick maybe the last year or two. I think the name of this prop should be Fire Dancing Cane, so the name represent its historical roots.
There is a good collection of Dancing Cane video clips on http://wn.com/The_Dancing_Cane
This shows most of the classic moves, of which, some could be adapted to the fire version of this magic prop. There are also several magic based instructional videos on this topic I have heard that Dancing Cane 101 by David Mann is a good beginner introduction to this prop. You can also buy it as a computer download.
I have seen several comedy magic routines, Haggie Oegemann, (sp) performed this at Moisture Festival in Seattle several time, where it appears that the cane is attacking him. I think that would be a good adaptation with a Fire Dancing Cane, where the cane is trying to catch you on fire, that could be a nice routine.
For the illusion to work you really need to see the performer, so adapting this to a fire props is not perfect but can work with enough ambient lighting.