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Speed juggling is juggling combining fast throws and throws at a low height in order to maximize the number of catches per unit of time. Speed juggling of clubs often includes throws with a high rotation speed.

Conversely, in slow juggling, props are thrown at a great height to minimize the number of catches per unit of time. This has been popularized through "fewest catches" competitions often included in juggling games at conventions.

Speed jugglers[]

Speed juggling is popular in stage acts, with many jugglers claiming the title of "World's Fastest Juggler", including Lottie Brunn,[1] Nino Frediani,[2][3] Wally Eastwood,[4] Mario Berousek,[5] Greg Gabaylo,[6] Mark Hanson,[7] and David Rush.[8] Falco Scheffler became a widely-known speed juggler with 3 and 4 balls after the release of his Physical limits in technical 3 and 4 ball juggling video in 2007.

Speed passing[]

In speed passing competitions, six clubs are passed between two people attempting to complete the most passes in a set time (video example).

World records[]

Speed juggling and slow juggling world records with publicly available video evidence:[9]

(Note: For records on Juggle Wiki, the low throws/passes in shower patterns are not counted, so using the shower pattern is not a good way to set speed juggling records.)

Most catches in 1 minute[]

  • 5 ball force bounce: 376 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)
  • 6 ball force bounce: 384 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2020 (video)
  • 3 ball lift bounce: 339 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)
  • 4 ball lift bounce: 322 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)
  • 5 ball lift bounce: 377 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)
  • 6 ball lift bounce: 370 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)
  • 7 ball lift bounce: 403 catches in 1 minute by Darix De Bianchi in 2019 (video)

Fewest catches in 1 minute[]

Slow juggling records require a pattern to be run continuously for a full minute.

References[]

  1. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/alt.obituaries/WyPxYogrYWc
  2. http://www.juggle.org/history/archives/jugmags/36-1/36-1,p4.htm
  3. http://www.juggling.org/jw/90/1/nino.html
  4. http://www.fastwally.com/FastWally/Facts.html
  5. http://www.berousek.com/
  6. http://greggabaylo.com/2.html
  7. http://jugglepower.com/about/
  8. http://davidrush4stem.com/
  9. Note: For timed records on Juggle Wiki, the start time is when an object first leaves a hand (based on JISCON rules). The end time for speed & slow juggling records is one minute after the start time. Catches are only counted if they are made between the start and end time. As a result, there may be slight discrepancies in the number of catches compared with records tracked by other organizations, such as Guinness, which may have different rules for determining the start time.
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