Juggling world records

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Juggling world records comprise the best performances in the fields of endurance and numbers juggling.

Criteria[edit]

For ratification as a world record, the claimed record

  • must be proved by video evidence, either available to the general public or
  • must be proved by video evidence, available to the members of the former Juggling Information Service Committee on Numbers Juggling (JISCON)[1] (active till 2012) or
  • must be validated by organizations such as Guinness World Records.

Records begin where each object being juggled has been thrown and successfully caught at least once (e.g. 11 catches of 12 balls is not listed). This is known as a 'flash'. Where each object is thrown and caught more than once the term used is a 'qualify'.

Notes on defining the props[edit]

  • Balls, which include beanbags, must be roughly spherical objects.[2]
  • Clubs, which include sticks and batons, must be long, roughly cylindrical objects.[2]
  • Rings, which include plates and hoops, must be flat, roughly circular objects.[2]
  • Bouncing balls must be bounced off a solid, flat, horizontal surface with just one bounce per ball between each throw and catch.

Solo juggling records[edit]

Props must be thrown individually from each hand, and counting of catches commences once all props bar one have been thrown. Multiplexing (throwing more than one prop at a time from the same hand) is not allowed. Catches are counted only for throws made while no props have been dropped. According to JISCON definition, a drop is "a failure to catch an object that, as a result, hits the ground or any foreign object. A drop is considered to have happened at the moment the object should have been caught or touched, not when it hits the ground."[2]

Balls[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
14 beanbags 14 catches Alex Barron  United Kingdom 2017 (Video on YouTube)
13 beanbags 15 catches Alex Barron  United Kingdom 2013 (Video on YouTube)
12 beanbags 20 catches Alex Barron  United Kingdom 2017 (Video on YouTube)
11 beanbags 33 catches Alex Barron  United Kingdom 2017 (Video on YouTube)
10 beanbags 33 catches Alex Barron  United Kingdom 2017 (Video on YouTube)
9 balls 54 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2006 (Video on YouTube), [1]
8 balls 1 min 13 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2006 (Video on YouTube)
7 balls 12 min 51 s Ofek Snir  Israel 2015 (Video on YouTube)
6 balls 9 min 17 s Christian Hauschild  Germany 2014 (Video on YouTube)
5 balls 2 h 41 min 27 s Ofek Snir  Israel 2016 (Video on YouTube), [3]
4 balls 2 h 46 min 48 s Zdeněk Bradáč  Czech Republic 2010 [4]
3 balls 12 h 5 min David Slick  United States 2009 [5][6]

Clubs[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
9 clubs 11 catches Eivind Dragsjø  Norway 2016 (Video on YouTube)
8 clubs 16 catches Anthony Gatto  United States 2006 (Video on YouTube)
Willy Colombaioni  Italy 2015 (Video on YouTube), [7]
7 clubs 4 min 23 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2005 [1]
6 clubs 7 min 38 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2005 (Video on YouTube)
5 clubs 53 min 21 s Thomas Dietz  Germany 2005 [1]
3 clubs 2 h 39 min 26 s Kevin Hauer  Netherlands 2016 (Video on YouTube)

Rings[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
13 rings 13 catches Albert Lucas  United States 2002 [1]
12 rings 16 catches Willy Colombaioni  Italy 2016 (Video on YouTube),
(Video on YouTube)
11 rings 17 catches Anthony Gatto  United States 2006 [1]
10 rings 47 catches Anthony Gatto  United States 2005 [1]
9 rings 50 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2005 (Video on YouTube), [1]
8 rings 1 min 17 s Anthony Gatto  United States 1989 (Video on YouTube), [1]
7 rings 15 min 6 s Anthony Gatto  United States 2011 (Video on YouTube), [1]

Bouncing[edit]

Force Bounce

  • 12 bounce balls for 12 catches by Alan Šulc in 2008.[8]
  • 10 bounce balls for 10 catches by Alan Šulc in 2008.[8]
  • 9 bounce balls for 98 catches by Alan Šulc in 2016.[8]
  • 8 bounce balls for 4 minutes 12 seconds by Alan Šulc in 2011.[8]
  • 7 bounce balls for 2 minutes 15 seconds by David Nayer in 2015.[9]
  • 6 bounce balls for 5 minutes 48 seconds by David Nayer in 2016.
  • 5 bounce balls for 59 minutes 30 seconds by David Nayer in 2015.

Lift Bounce

  • 11 bounce balls for 11 catches by Tim Nolan in 1990.[8]
  • 10 bounce balls for 39 catches by Robert Mosher III in 2007.[8]
  • 9 bounce balls for 35 seconds by Mathias Ramfelt in 2011.[8]
  • 8 bounce balls for 1 minute and 14 seconds by Tayron Colombaioni in 2016
  • 7 bounce balls for 11 minutes and 20 seconds by Tayron Colombaioni in 2016
  • 6 bounce balls for 6 minutes and 43 seconds by Philippe Dupuis in 2016
  • 5 bounce balls for 25 minutes and 53 seconds by Tayron Colombaioni in 2016
  • 4 bounce balls for 25 minutes and 14 seconds by Tayron Colombaioni in 2016
  • 3 bounce balls for 52 minutes and 41 seconds by David Jonsson in 2016

Passing records[edit]

Manuel and Christoph Mitasch, world record-holding club passers.

When passing, only the props thrown between two separate jugglers are counted. In some patterns (ultimates or one-count) all the throws are caught by the opposite juggler but in other patterns each juggler makes some throws to themselves. The reason for excluding self throws is that two jugglers could make a single pass to their partner and then go on to juggle solo patterns for as long as they wanted therefore undermining the record for 'passing'.



Balls[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
21 balls 21 passes Dave Leahy
Dan Wood
 United Kingdom 2014 (Video on YouTube)
20 balls 24 passes Dave Leahy
Dan Wood
 United Kingdom 2013 (Video on YouTube)
19 balls 22 passes Dave Leahy
Dan Wood
 United Kingdom 2013 (Video on YouTube)
18 balls 26 passes Dave Leahy
Dan Wood
 United Kingdom 2012 (Video on YouTube)
17 balls 33 passes Doug Sayers
Benjamin Thompson
 United States 2013 (Video on YouTube)
16 balls 47 passes Peter Kaseman
Doug Sayers
 United States 2015 (Video on YouTube)
15 balls 91 passes Peter Kaseman
Doug Sayers
 United States 2012 (Video on YouTube)
14 balls 22 seconds
(195 passes)
Peter Kaseman
Doug Sayers
 United States 2012 (Video on YouTube), [nb 1]
13 balls 54 seconds
(475 passes)
Ori Roth
Ofek Snir
 Israel 2016 (Video on YouTube)
12 balls 48 seconds
(454 passes)
Peter Kaseman
Doug Sayers
 United States 2012 (Video on YouTube), [nb 2]
11 balls 2 min 34 s
(1478 passes)
Stefan Brancel
Samuel Simon
 United States 2012 (Video on YouTube)

Clubs[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
14 clubs 18 passes Dominik Harant
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2015 [10]
13 clubs 30 passes Dominik Harant
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2013 (Video on YouTube)
12 clubs 101 passes Daniel Ledel
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2016 [11](Video on YouTube)
Video on YouTube of a run with
insufficient video evidence (138 passes)
11 clubs 1 min 3 s
(237 passes)
Christoph Mitasch
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2010 (Video on YouTube)
10 clubs 3 min 17 s
(682 passes)
Dominik Harant
Daniel Ledel
 Austria 2011 (Video on YouTube)
9 clubs 7 min 1 s
(1392 passes)
Christoph Mitasch
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2007 (Video on YouTube) [1]

Rings[edit]

Equipment Record Juggler Nationality Year Ref(s)
18 rings 19 passes Dominik Harant
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2015 (Video on YouTube).
17 rings 17 passes Dominik Harant
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2013 (Video on YouTube)
16 rings 25 passes Dmitry Teslenko
Victor Teslenko
Russia 2017 (Video on YouTube)
15 rings 35 passes Chris Hodge
Danny Hodge
 United States 2015 (Video on YouTube)
14 rings 59 passes Dominik Harant
Manuel Mitasch
 Austria 2013 (Video on YouTube)
13 rings 23 seconds
(171 passes)
Thomas Dietz
Dominik Harant
 Germany
 Austria
2015 (Video on YouTube)
12 rings 56 seconds
(217passes)
Dmitry Teslenko

Victor Teslenko

Russia 2017 (Video on YouTube)
11 rings 2 min 44 s
(1201 passes)
Thomas Dietz
Dominik Harant
 Germany
 Austria
2015 (Video on YouTube)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2012, Chris Hodge and Andrew Hodge set the 14 ball passing record for a 2-count pattern. The 199 catches mentioned in that video include self-throws (an alternate counting method used by the IJA).
  2. ^ In 2011, Chris Hodge and Andrew Hodge set the 12 ball passing record for a 2-count pattern. The 579 catches mentioned in that video include self-throws (an alternate counting method used by the IJA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "List of Numbers Juggling Records". Juggling Information Service Committee on Numbers Juggling (JISCON). Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Numbers Juggling Rules & Definitions". Juggling Information Service Committee on Numbers Juggling (JISCON). Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ Performed publicly at EJC, 2016 in Almere, Holland and video streamed live.
  4. ^ "Longest Duration Juggling Four Objects". Guinness World Records. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Confirmation Letter to David Slick of World Record for 'Longest duration juggling three objects'". Guinness World Records. September 22, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Longest Duration Juggling Three Objects". Guinness World Records. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eight club world record". Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Official Bounce Juggling World Records". The Bounce Page. Archived from the original on May 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ Video on YouTube
  10. ^ http://www.instagram.com/p/2mptNwIt-o/
  11. ^ http://dev.juggle.org/ija/championships/2016-el-paso-texas/

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