Check out these great contact moves of Patrick and read the interview with him below.
Name: Patrick Brandjes
Place of living: Belgium, Turnhout
Job: mailman at Bpost
How many years have you been juggling with sticks? 3: a normal leather flowerstick, a bravo led flowerstick and a homemade fire flowerstick
The number of devilsticks you have: At the moment I can count 14 + a broken one (RIP) but I probably would find more if I tried to search all closets.
Your juggling achievements (prize / performance / trick that you are proud of / etc.):
My greatest achievement was getting to the EJC, 2015 in Bruneck. I found a last minute ride after my flight to Italy was cancelled.
Other types of juggling equipment you play with:
I have a poi, buugeng and a contact staff that i rarely use...
Please write some sentences of yourself in general:
"Don't worry, be happy."
Why did you learn to use this juggling tool and where did you first meet with it?
I think the flowerstick chose me, at dalkfest 2.0 - a party some friends organised - i got the chance to use a flowerstick. All night i tried to spin it, so next day i bought one.
Where did you learn to play with devilsticks?
At the castle in my town, and from some youtube videos.
Which trick did you find the most difficult to learn?
All tricks with the legs and left handed everything.
What are you practicing at the moments?
I'm practicing some weird leg trick of which i don't know the name.
What are your favorite tricks?
I like to do contact and fishtails, lots of fishtails.
What are the most difficult tricks you can do?
Fishtails and contact.
In what style do you play and what other styles do you like?
I play fishtails and contact, i like juggling clubs but i lack the effort to learn playing with them.
Do you play with firestick?
Not a lot anymore.
What do you do on a normal day, how many hours do you practice?
I'm not very busy practicing anymore, sometimes i just play a bit.
How and where do you practice?
I just play in the living room.
Do you perform with devilsticks?
No, i just try to play with some music.
Do you teach juggling?
Sometimes at festivals.
Why do you like devilsticks?
It kind of feels like yoga.
What are your strong/weak points regarding juggling?
I don't take the time to learn everything with my left hand.
How is juggling life in Belgium? Are devilsticks popular?
I think there are some more jugglers in bigger cities like Antwerp, Ghent or Brussels, but i rarely go there.
Tell us a funny story related to devilsticks.
I may try 2 flowersticks.
What is your goal related to devilsticks? What is a challenge for you?
Having a great act with devilsticks. I would love to be better at performing.
Who do you recommend devilsticks for?
What do you advise to beginner/advanced devilstick players?
Just play and have fun.