Dec 28

Here is the latest update from Peter’s Facebook Page:

“After months of waiting around, I finally heard from the Guinness World Record people. After the holidays I will begin organizing and training to set a world record for Juggling 3 balls with the feet. I hope to raise money for an worthy organization making a difference in the world, perhaps the Tibetan Children’s Fund.”

 

Flying Clipper will make a donation to support Peter’s foundation of choice.

Nov 15

Last year we sent 100 footbags to Rwanda to help teach kids how to play together cooperatively. This is the video we got back from our friends over there:

 

Nov 12

 It’s Official!

Flying Clipper will be an official sponsor of the 15th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show! We’ll be sending a 5-Ball Set of our Tossaball Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggling Balls with a Pouch for one lucky raffle winner :)

Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns Without Borders USA, and a wonderfully eccentric theater clown, will be coming from San Francisco to perform at the show!

Official Facebook Event Info Here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/261622853959433/ 

Nov 7

This is huge news!

Peter Irish, the world-famous juggler and footbag enthusiast, will be using our brand new Tossaball Plush Puppies Juggle Balls to attempt a world record with Guinness World Records for juggling three balls with his feet!

Peter Irish is one of our heroes here at Flying Clipper. He’s been pioneering the sport of Hand and Feet Juggling for quite a while, and we’ve been pioneering our hybrid Tossaballs based on his recommendations for just about as long. Here is a great video of Peter using some of our products in his unique and amazing style!

 

As you can see, Peter Irish is a world-class juggler. We’re absolutely confident he will set the World Record this winter. We’ll be sure to post videos, pictures and as many details as we possibly can once we know more information! Stay tuned!

Nov 7

We have scant details right now, but we are sure to send a 5-ball set of Tossaball Phat Tyre 32 juggle balls with a Jumbo Flying Clipper Logo Pouch!

This is the set of juggle balls one lucky winner will receive in the raffle :)

Here’s a link to their site as well as some cool content from last  year’s event:

http://juggling.place.org/jugglefest/

Here is a video from the 2011 event:

 

This is a slideshow of some amazing images from the 2012 event:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/meredee/sets/72157629103632016/show/

Nov 6

Flying Clipper has been involved with footbag and juggling events since the beginning of our company history, and we’re proud to continue this rich legacy by sponsoring the   NOT QUITE PITTSBURGH JUGGLING FESTIVAL V!

We are sending a 5-ball set of Tossaball Phat Tyre 32 juggle balls with logo pouch  which will go home with a lucky raffle winner!

 

This is the set of balls one lucky winner will receive in the raffle :)

 

Here is the Facebook page for the event:

https://www.facebook.com/ events/360488667365551/?ref= ts&fref=ts

 

And here is a fun photo gallery of last year’s event. It was awesome!!

Bill Allen's Photos: Gymnasium &emdash; D3H_4437

Oct 25

We posted about our sponsorship for this event in September, and we’ve rounded up video from the event to share with you! Enjoy! :)

Ivan, you can see, traveled to the event from Penn State University in Pennsylvania.  Ivan’s video footage is pretty much entirely from Saturday, the first day of the event.  It is a nice mix of footage from competition, casual shredding, and just the general scenery and crowd.

 

Molson Hart did a bunch of filming on the 2nd day, Sunday.  His footage is pretty much entirely of the competitive events, and its pretty much unedited, except that he broke the videos out into different videos of different events, or, videos of individuals performing their solo competitive routines.  He has a whole bunch of videos on his YouTube channel. Here are a couple of the videos of the individual freestyle routines from Sunday:

 

 

 

 

The Kikbo Company which was also there promoting the Chinese sport of Shuttlecock also has a ton of videos from the event, as well as some very exciting videos of their hybrid shuttlecocks in action!

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKikboCompany

Oct 25

This is a ReBlog of a newspaper article about the Cleveland Circus:

 

Cleveland jugglers attend flip fest at Case

EnlargeThomas Ondrey, The Plain DealerJuggler Chris Moran concentrates on his club passing while attending The Cleveland Circus, a juggling convention hosted by Case Western Reserve University on Sat. Oct. 20, 2012. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer)

Without a trace of anger, Owen Smith and Lynn Hay spent part of Saturday resolutely hurling clubs at each other.

They were surrounded by others tossing large rings, cigar boxes, clubs and balls of various sizes toward the ceiling of Adelbert Gym on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

It was all part of a free event called the Cleveland Circus, which continues today until 3 p.m. The CWRU Juggling Club organized the weekend, drawing around 60 jugglers from around the country.

Jonathan Duff, the club’s president, said it will be back next year.

Mid afternoon, Jessica Rutsky of Solon gave a tutorial on cigar boxes. The idea is to manipulate three or more as one might move books on a shelf. But the only thing holding them aloft are a pair hands, one at each end of a horizontal stack.

“I’m going to be a juggling doctor,” she said, very much in earnest. She will enter medical school next year, but does not know which one yet. Some of her inspiration came from a pediatric neurosurgeon at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, whom she shadowed while still in high school.

“He was also an Elvis impersonator,” she said. That didn’t inspire the juggling, but influenced her career choice and demonstrated that there are many forms of bedside manner.

Rutsky took up juggling at Solon High School and pursued it with more vigor while majoring in biology and Spanish at Vanderbilt University.

Aaron Bonk, a former Cuyahoga County resident, taught Devil sticks late Saturday morning. Two are held much as one would grasp a pair of drumsticks. A third stick is tossed, spun, twirled and otherwise kept in constant motion by manipulating the hand-held sticks.

He’s gone pro, lives in Clearwater, Fla., and his repertoire includes balls, sticks, clubs, knives, a chainsaw, fire, and whip cracking.

There were actually two skill sets on display at the gym, those of the jugglers, and also of a small group of vendors who cater to them.

Gregory Poche of Detroit had a range of juggling balls on display, in various sizes and colors. They are covered in a synthetic product called ultraleather that is more durable than the real thing. Some are filled with millet, a kind of birdseed, and others with plastic pellets.

He gave up a career in information technology and now sells his balls worldwide, he said. But he will not reveal his construction methods and never lets anybody watch him on the factory floor, which is wherever he happens to be sitting in his house.

Mitch Silver also made a career switch, abandoning a law practice to open a store in Erie, Pa. the specializes in juggling equipment. He makes some, has some specially made and also carries the products of other producers.

One of the more unusual products is wrought by the hands of Matthew Ray, a Bowling Green State University student. The juggling balls are made out of chain mail, originally a kind of medieval body armor composed of interlocking chain links. Ray’s are filled with a kind of gel and are big hits at Renaissance fairs.

Later in the day, Bonk did a workshop on hat tricks, which have nothing to do with three hockey goals. He showed how to pick up a hat with one foot and toss it onto your head, to flip a hat off the head and let it roll down the arm, and other feats that he associated with what he called gentlemen jugglers and debonair dance men, including Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

Someone asked him how long it took to master the skill.

“I’ll let you know when I do,” he said with a self-deprecating laugh.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/10/post_63.html

Oct 3

What a HIT!

Flying Clipper President, Jim Fitzgerald or “Toes,” attended both days of the Portland Juggling Festival! He  had a great time checking out the local juggling scene and selling some of our brand new Tossaball Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggle Balls! Check out his  pictures of day 2:


Sep 30

Jim had a great time at the PDX Juggling Festival this weekend!

We sold over 100 units of our brand new Tossaball Phat Tyre 32-Panel Juggle Balls!

It sure seems like we’ve got a real winner with these brand new juggling balls specifically designed for hands and feet juggling!

 

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