11–12 ball passing world record holder
Highest numbers juggled
Luca Pferdmenges (born 24 August 2001) is a German juggler. He learned to juggle when he was 10. Luca is one of the few people to have qualified a 13 club passing pattern (video) and is considered one of the best passers in the world. He is also the youngest person to ever have flashed 11 balls, which he accomplished at age 13 (video).
He holds the following world records:
- 5 ball 744: 19 minutes and 33 seconds in 2020 (video)
- 6 ball halfshower: 2 minutes and 51 seconds in 2018 (video)
- Most connected 6 ball 6 up 180s: 2 in 2017 (video), tied with Anthony Gatto in 2008 (video)
- Most 7 ball 7 up 180s in 1 minute: 5 in 2017 (video)
- 8 ball reverse fountain: 13 catches in 2015 (video)
- 180 qualified with the most balls: 8 balls, 8 up in 2020 (video)
- Most connected 8 ball 6 up 360s: 2 in 2020 (video), tied with Luke Davies in 2017 (video)
- 11 ball passing: 1506 passes caught with Daniel Ledel in 2018 (video)
- 12 ball passing: 475 passes caught with Daniel Ledel in 2017 (video)
- Most connected 3 club 3 up 180s: 210 in 2017 (video)
- 5 club 645: 3 minutes, tied with Daniel Ledel in 2020 (video)
- 5 club 744: 1 minute and 34 seconds in 2020 (video)
His other biggest achievements include:
- 11 club back-to-back passing qualify with Daniel Ledel (video)
- 13 club passing qualify with Daniel Ledel (video)
- 5 club backcrosses for over 100 catches (video)
- 8 balls for over 100 catches (video)
- 8 ball 8 up 360 (video)
Luca has participated in the Open Dutch Juggling Championships twice, scoring the following results:
- Open Dutch Ring Juggling Champion
- Open Dutch Ring Juggling Competition 3rd place
- Open Dutch Club Juggling Competition 3rd place
- Open Dutch Ball Juggling Competition 3rd place
- 5 Clubs Endurance Winner
Furthermore, he won the Skill-Night of the Aichtal Juggling Convention two years in a row (2016 & 2017) and came 3rd in the “Best Trick Competition” of the Israeli Juggling Convention 2018, as a duo with Daniel Ledel. At the European Juggling Convention 2017 in Lublin, Poland, Luca won both the 5 clubs and 7 balls endurance.
In 2016, Luca had his first performance with the passing team Jonglissimo. Three years later he moved to Linz, Austria to join Jonglissimo fully. His favourite props are clubs. With balls, he practices numbers and siteswaps from time to time, as well as 360s, backcrosses, and endurance runs.
Due to his performance in the TV show Superkids at the age of 14, he enjoys a strong fan base from non-jugglers. Luca Pferdmenges has a verified TikTok account with over 1 million followers. Since 2020, he runs this account with his girlfriend Sophia Robinson as Duo Avo. He follows a vegan diet and speaks 6 languages (German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew and Indonesian).
He has been featured in the Top 40 Jugglers list five years in a row (2015-2019).