video

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Switch

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Switch

The Switch is the most basic trick of the Juggling genre of Astrojax tricks. The ability to let go of your set of astrojax and then catch them is vital to learning any and all advanced juggling tricks. I will show you how to do one and two consecutive switches. By practicing this, you can learn how to do multiple consecutive switches.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

status

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Pong

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Pong

Pong tricks are a class of trick where the center ball is sent from side to side reminiscent of the classic video game. This video will show two different ways to do this trick. There are many ways that this trick can be done as well.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

31
Jul 2014
POSTED BY USAstrojax
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Kolibri

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Kolibri

The Kolibri trick utilizes wraps with the end ball and the center ball. The result is an astrounding trick that is perfect for beginners to learn and show off to their friends. There are multiple ways to perform this trick, but I will be showing you the most basic form of it.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

video

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Lolly

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Lolly

The Lolly is a great way to switch directions mid-routine as well as an important start to a great number of tricks.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

status

FREE FRIDAY – Extra Credit Instructions! (11/22/13)

RBII_FF

It’s FREE FRIDAY and we’re just having a little fun. What’s this “extra credit” business all about you say? Well, the boss-man is always reminiscing about “the good old days” (you know, like when there were outhouses and dirt floors in schools). He recently told us about an old English teacher that would occasionally give extra credit in an odd way just for paying attention on a quiz or test, such as “Draw a star in the top right corner of page 2 and you will receive three points extra credit.” Well, we want to see if you’re paying attention. To participate in our FREE FRIDAY event, you need to Like and Share the FREE FRIDAY post.

Here’s the extra credit part: When you Share the post, give US Astrojax a shout-out like “Check these guys out, they rock!” That’s it – give us a shout-out, no matter how simple, silly, or wild. We’ll make sure your odds of winning are doubled and maybe, just maybe…a rare glow-in-the-dark RBII yo-yo will be yours. 

Have a great weekend folks. Oh, and while you’re here, be sure to check out The Wex video…or head over to our store and see what cool skill toys you are missing out on! 

22
Nov 2013
POSTED BY USAstrojax
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

How to Get USAstrojax Updates On Your Phone

IFTT

Howdy ho, skill toy masters. Recently it was brought to our attention that some people are missing out on our contests and offers because they aren’t getting the information delivered to them quickly enough. We heard you and are now happy to present an option that will notify you the second a new blog post is published by sending one of those newfangled text messages to your phone!

To enable this FREE service, follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://ifttt.com and create an account (username and password is all that’s needed)
  2. After you login to IFTTT, click on this link to be taken to the ‘New USAstrojax Blog Post‘ recipe  
  3. If prompted, activate your SMS channel to complete the process.  
  4. Click on “Use Recipe”
  5. BAM! Time for celebrating with s’mores!

If you follow those steps (especially #5) you’ll get a polite text message from us whenever we put a new post up on the blog. 

Remember, we HUGELY value your feedback and this is an example of how seriously we take it.  If you have any other ideas or feedback please remember to hit our Facebook page and let us know!  Or email us directly at info@usastrojax.com

17
Jul 2013
POSTED BY spindoctor
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

Hit Our Astrojax Contest Page & Win $50 Store Credit

Willis, what is it that you speak of? You haven’t heard of our Contest Page? It’s ok- to be fair we haven’t announced it yet so we can’t hold you too accountable for the oversight.

Starting right meow we’re going to start offering an ongoing contest series whereby you can win a variety of enviable, skill toy swag. First up? Make a video (you can do that right? It’s 2013 and your phone has a better camera than all of NBC did between 1996 and the new millenium so we’re assuming yes) showcasing yourself performing 5 consecutive switches. Need some help? Here, I even made a video for you guys (shot with my iPhone no less) that you can check out above so you’ve got no excuse not to post something on YouTube unless, ya know, YouTube doesn’t exist anymore after this writing.

So go forth, you mad Jaxologists, and make known the depth of your skills (and win some cool stuff in the process). Check out the contest page for complete rules and detail.

BONUS INSPIRATION COOL CAT MEME GO!

cool_cat

10
Apr 2013
POSTED BY spindoctor
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

Brace Yourselves, New Jax are Coming

That’s right! It’s that time again where we head into our Jaxologist lab and bang our heads against the wall until we concoct a harmony of string and polycarbonate plastic so pristine that we’ve no choice but to unleash it upon the world! Well, for a limited time only, you see. Such lofty Astrojaxological pursuits can be only allowed to ‘live’ among us for so long before their luster is forever lost, and the final remaining specimens are banished to the vault, that future generations of mad jaxologists may study the arcane arts that brought them here.

Or, we just run out of the parts- What do I know?! I just write the articles!

Ahem, moving on…

First up for all of you A/V nerds out there who yearn to somehow marry your passion for Jaxology with your steadfast adherance to analog video, we’re proud to present perfectly analog RCA Jax!

RCA Astrojax

No they’re not HD but everyone knows the VHS era was the best anyways. Hmph. *pushes up Buddy Holly glasses*

This red, yellow, and white concoction features a white MX Pop flanked by two red MX Sports, all tied together with jet black string and yellow stringbuds in a handsome white housing. It’s not HD but neither was your original Nintendo and we’re sure you’ll love these just as much!

And now, something you’ve all (maybe) been waiting for and I’ve been (definitely) dreading as a tasteless assault on the ginger nation, I give you GLOWING GINGER JAX. Here you thought freakishly orange features were reserved for such mutated abominations as Carrot Top but NAY! They too make an appearance here.

Ginger-Astrojax

Glowing Ginger Jax consist of an orange string with yellow buds and 3 SUPERCHARGED orange LED balls. Again, these are SUPERCHARGED so you could probably use one of these as a temporary headlight replacement but DON’T because it’s against highway regulation.

So all ginger jokes aside this really is a fantastic looking set and speaking of fantastic looking gingers-

Emma-Stone-Wallpaper-emma-stone-27022907-1024-768

Boom. Gingered.

So head on over to our store and check ‘em out before they get locked away forever!

06
Mar 2013
POSTED BY spindoctor
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

Happy Thanksgiving You Mad Bunch of Jaxologists!

Here at USAstrojax we’re thankful for a variety of things.  Slim Jims, the shake-weight, and velcro to name a few.  However, nothing warms our hearts more than the (we assume) look of excitement on your faces when you hear about some awesome new deals!  So in the spirit of American-style capitalism, we too are succumbing to our retail overlords and engaging in the dark ritual that is Black Friday and its once-fictional-cousin, Cyber Monday!

I’m sure you’re all giddy with excitement, anxiously drooling over your keyboards and rapidly debating internally what smattering of deals we have to share with you; we’re excited too!  That is to say, we’re not entirely sure what they are yet.  Ok, we are, but we don’t want to spoil all of the surprises just yet because what’s the fun in that?  So while we’re not revealing what those deals are quite yet, we can certainly assure you that they will be:

  • Inventive
  • Passably hilarious
  • IMPRESSIVE 
     

In the meantime, know that all jokes aside we couldn’t be more thankful about all of you who have been ordering with us all of these years and we can’t wait to see how the community is going to continue to grow and evolve.  

20
Nov 2012
POSTED BY spindoctor
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
status

Introducing our Holiday Astrojax Lineup!

With the holiday season fast approaching we thought it’d be time to introduce what we’ll be playing with this Christmas season as we gear up for carols around the fire, eggnog, and Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation marathons!

Astrojax Magical Elf Balls

First, we shed only the smallest remnant of an icy tear as we introduce our illegally exported artfully procured Magical Elf Balls!  These feature superbright green-LEDs within while keeping the green string and bud accents. So just in case you want to stay up to catch St. Nick in the act in the stillness of a cold winter’s night, these should light the room up just in time, but don’t tell him you go them from us; he’s (understandably) still a bit raw about the whole ordeal!

Christmas Coal Astrojax

Finally, our pride and joy and the absolute finest set to round out 2012.  Christmas Coal Jax.  Arguably the only coal you’d ever want in your stocking for Christmas, these are our sleekest Astrojax yet.  Introducing, for the first time and with distinguished pleasure from our R&D department, black, MX Sport mantles.  These black spheres are only further accented by the extra long neon green string and buds we’ve attached to make the darkness of these coal black spheres all the more noticeable.  

So before you snuggle in for the night, stop by and check out our store before these exclusives curl up for a loooong winter in The Vault!

07
Nov 2012
POSTED BY spindoctor
POSTED IN

Uncategorized

DISCUSSION No Comments
%d bloggers like this: