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Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Rebound

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Rebound

Rebounds are vital to transitioning directions with Astrojax. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to do the most basic rebound and leave other rebounds to your imagination.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

03
Aug 2014
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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

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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

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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

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Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Wheelie

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Wheelie

The Wheelie is as important to know as the vertical orbit because it is a vital building block of many other advanced tricks. This is very simple to learn, but is important to master.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

15
May 2014
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Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Fabulous

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Fabulous

The Fabulous trick is a great trick to impress friends. It is imperative that you learn the “Wheelie” trick before attempting this. The Fabulous is a little tricky to learn, but Theferrell will show you exactly what he did to master it.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

11
May 2014
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Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Venus

Astrojax Trick Tutorial: Venus

Once you understand Vertical Orbits, it is time to learn a trick. The Venus is a great trick to learn first because it is an extension of the vertical orbit. This trick is a great setup trick for many of the advanced tricks.

Tutorial Preformed by:
John Ferrell

09
May 2014
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Spookdown Spectacular Video Results

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Some people take their homework assignments seriously. Take Joshua Rodriquez for example. At one point we were eager to cross paths with Joshua, perhaps at a yo-yo event or just while passing through his neighborhood one lazy summer day. But after viewing his contest entry, all of us in the US Astrojax office now sleep with our lights on and covers pulled tight. Perhaps we should just stay “internet friends” from a safe distance. All kidding aside, Joshua easily managed to creep us out and show off some spooky skills! Check out his entry if you dare. Congrats Joshua! You will soon be the proud owner of a highly collectible set of Glow-In-The-Dark Astrojax!

 

 
Creepy Contest Winner:  Josh Rodriquez
Hometown:  Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Winnings:  Rare Glow-In-The-Dark Astrojax!
Editor’s note:  Hey Josh, we were just kidding. We think you’re a great guy, totally normal. Not silence of the lambs at all. :)

  


We found Waldo, our Runner Up:  Luke Von Gullbrantz
Hometown:  Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Winnings: Jax O Lanterns!
You gotta love peeps with a sense of humor. You know this guy is fun to hang out with. Way to go Luke!

After a bountiful night of trick or treating, the first order of business is to sit down and pick out the best candy. Among some truly scary submissions, we picked out a couple extra entries that might appeal to your sweet tooth:


Spooky. Gothic. Skills. All rolled into one:  Cizrek
Hometown:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Winnings: Jax O Lanterns!
It’s Cizrek. What is understood need not be said! 

 


Infectious grooves, fun moves:  David Shyguy Lopez
Hometown:  Albacete, Spain
Winnings: Jax O Lanterns!
If this doesn’t make you want to get off your butt and monster mash, dance, or at least put a big grin on your face, well, you may be six feet under already. Everyone needs a dude like this in their life! Well done David.

Hopefully when you read this the only zombie apocalypse taking place is that cheesy Netflix movie you’re watching. Stay tuned folks, another contest with cool loot is lurking around the corner!

- US ASTROJAX

12
Dec 2013
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Astrojax Video: The WEX

 

A couple of our star players step up once more to bring you ‘The Wex’, an Astrojax trick showdown shot at the Wexner Center For The Arts. Astrojax MX Pop were used in this video. Get yours  here.

Astrojax Players:
John Ferrell & David Ridley

Music By:
BMX Hero (Pierlo) / CC BY 3.0

20
Nov 2013
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Summer Skill Toy Contest Winners Announced!

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Today, we announce winners of our Summer Skill Toy Showdown!  This sadly indicates that summer has come to an end.  But enough of that crybaby stuff, let’s welcome the fall weather with open arms and announce our Video Contest winners. Each winner in the 3 respective categories below win $30 US ASTROJAX Gift Certificates!

Most Skill Toys Used In A Video: 
Aslak Bennedsen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Aslak might be back in school, but he clearly did his summer home work! Arguably a tie with Best Display Of Skill category, check out Aslak’s skillful moves with Kendama, Diabolo, Cups, and a new one: Table Tennis Juggling (nice use of the edge and handle!). Still wondering whatever happened to that Diabolo. Is it still spinning on top of the power line?! 

 

Best Display Of Skill:
Benji Sharib
Groton, Connecticut, USA 

Benji and his buds kill it in the skills department with his entry (also technically tying with most skill toys qualification).  Check out Benji landing some sweet moves with The Pill, while kendama, yo-yo, and poi also make an appearance. 

 

Most Creative Performance:
Stephen Tafoya
Rifle, Colorado, USA

Congrats Stephen! You too are now the proud owner of a $30 Gift Certificate. Stephen’s got a great sense of humor and growing Astrojax skills. Extra kudos for his recent work with local teens and his Astrojax Club at the Garfield County Library!

 

Honorable Mention:
John Ferrell
Glendora, California, USA

What can’t this dude do? TheFerrell strikes again with a great video performance, but unfortunately, we have to set a painful example at TheFerrell’s expense. This guy is a rule breaker, a troublemaker, a rebel. He brazenly broke rule number two with his 4 minute 33 second video: “Entries must be no longer than 3 minutes total.” Obey the law Ferrell!  

Stay tuned folks.  We’ve got a fun Halloween contest announcement brewing! MUAAAHAHAHA!

 

 

06
Sep 2013
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