Friday, January 11, 2019

ROLY #12


Chic Silber said...

Most of these stacks seem

to have rolling cylinders

in perpendicular directions

GTC said...

Can have many rola’s in vertical directions but only two in a perpendicular direction. My first act was on the rola rola when I was eleven, before I discovered juggling. Graham

Roger Smith said...

After seeing these stacked elements here, I have to be curious--do any of these interlock, to reduce or prevent motion that would collapse the trick?

I ask because I'm not safe on my WalMart step stool.

Chic Silber said...

Nope none have ever been

in any real circus act

I've built quite a few

but would never try it

GTC said...

Roger, I use to have grooves cut into the boards and Rolas to help keep them from slipping.

I also have them at the bottom of my Zimmer frame legs. Works well.

Chic Silber said...

I have built many sets with from

2 to 7 cylinders & some of them

highly polished aluminum looking

like chrome finish but boards

mostly had some nonskid surface

Some performers added nonskid

tape to the ends of the cylinders

What's a Zimmer Frame Graham

Sounds like an illusion prop

Chic Silber said...

Actually I meant from

1 to 7 cylinders I never

built any with just 2 but

I guess there could be

Chic Silber said...

I just learned that a Zimmer Frame

is what the Brits call a walker for

old folks like me & I know that my

hip joint hardware was from Zimmer

Sorry that you need 1 Graham

Chic Silber said...

I was thinking of an Asrah Frame