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Great collections of tricks.,
This review is from: Charlie Dancey's Encyclopaedia of Ball Juggling (Paperback)
This is a rather unusual book on juggling. First of all, it is layed out as an Encyclopedia, with all entries being alphabetical, and not in order of difficultly - so the easy tricks get mingled with the type that would make an octopus wince. This is quite a good idea though, as I found myself trying moves which would normaly nestle at the back of other juggling books. It's comprehensive as well, including a large amount of three to seven ball tricks, plus floor & bounce juggling. Moves are demonstrated with Charlie's own cartoon drawings, which are simple, clear and sometimes quite amusing. Difficult moves are often referenced to other simpler moves, and broken down into stages. It caters for beginners as well, with the basic 3-ball cascade.
It also includes some slightly strange entries (aardvark, gravity, Jurassic pass), due to Charlie Dancey's sense of humour, which wanders off in some strange directions!
An entertaining read, and full of great tricks.