Former 11-12 ball world record holder
Highest numbers juggled
Peter Bone is a British numbers juggler. He started juggling in 1991, and he became the fourth person to flash 12 balls on video in 2006, four years before anyone did more than a flash with 12.
Peter claimed to have juggled 11 balls for 18 catches in 2003 (when the official world record was 15 catches), but he didn't get it on video until 2010 - setting a new world record just 3 days after Alex Barron had broken the 11 ball record with 17 catches. Alex broke Peter's record with 19 catches 4 days later, and currently holds the 11 ball world record with 33 catches. Peter's best 11 ball run on video is now 19 catches, which he did while he and Alex were making a video together 6 days after Alex did 19 catches. He claims to have done 11 for 20 catches about a year later.
Peter claims to have done 13 catches of 12 balls in 2005 (more than the world record at the time), and to have flashed 13 balls in 2005, when he had only tried it about a hundred times. (No one flashed 13 balls on video until 2011.)
Peter has created several juggling-related computer programs, including an extremely fast siteswap validating text search, siteswap pattern and transition generators and animators, and a continuously random siteswap screensaver. He also created the Pivot stick-figure animator, and a Rubik's cube simulator that can create a range of puzzles from 2x2x2 to 50x50x50.
- http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html (archive from 2012)
- http://www.juggling.org/records/records.html (archive from 2006)