forward motion in juggling





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Published on Feb 28, 2013

This is for Carlos Sellmeyer, in response to your "Solving a Rubik's cube while juggling" video.

I present here your video in normal un-reversed motion.

Isn't it weird how in your original video your hands recoil before "throwing" the cubes. Also, the movement of the cubes is clearly the reverse pattern of objects thrown in the air. The physics don't lie: Your video is reversed. When played here, from end to beginning (showing the real un-reversed, forward motion), the recoil becomes a full push which is normal when throwing an object.

Plus, on your video, during the moment when you "throw" the first cube (which is actually the last cube you caught), one can see an impossible juggling feat: It is not possible for that particular cube to do that many mid-air rotations with the recoiled small push you made. It does look more natural the other way around; a cube rolling mid-air and then caught in the hand and brought to a stop at the end of this forward video above.

Even your presentation of three cubes to the camera at the beginning of your reversed video has unnatural bounce to it; it has a normal natural bounce when seen at the end on this corrected forward video above.

So, you definitely started with three solved cubes on your video. Then juggling/scrambling played backwards seems like juggling/solving. This can also be seen by the random moves; there is clearly no algorithm (which explains why you keep on ignoring the cube).

Why did you lie to people? And how can you accept the compliments?


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