Santa Cruz Juggling Festival, 4th annual Renegade Happy Hour

The 4th Annual Juggling festival is coming up quick. Renegade is sponsoring a happy hour at our shop. We will be grilling up hotdogs, and serving ice cold beer, (for the grown ups) and sodas. The shop will be open all day and we will start cooking around 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Come by, check out some juggling props, have a few cold beers and some dogs. We will have some samples of the new Hybrid Play/Renegade Juggling clubs, and  8 ring to check out. We also have lots of new Play juggling balls and other new props. The public show doors will open at 6:30 right after happy hour. It is about a 5-10 minute drive from UCSC to our shop at 727 Almar Ave.

New eight ring, or 8ring

eight ring

The new performance quality eight ring

The new eight ring, this is the updated version, we had been making a prototype ring by welding two solo rings together, but that had a visible seam, which was not good for isolation tricks.

The ring is cut out of sheet plastic with a water jet cutter, which shoot a very thin stream of water that cuts through the plastic. It is CNC controlled so the parts come out perfect. We will now start producing other show quality rings developed by RdL,

This ring is 29″ X 15″, it is 3/16″ thick. In metric that is 74cm x 39 cm, 5mm thick. (weight 372 grams) Unbreakable plastic.

If you look at the post below you can see some video of how this ring can be used. Though  some RdL members are working on new material with this ring, when I get some video I will post it. The 8ring has a lots of potential for new and interesting juggling manipulation tricks