# Miscellaneous

## 3 Ball Tricks

Various 3 ball tricks I have mastered throughout my juggling years :)

### Cascade Variations

- Cross-arm Cascade
- Reverse Cross-arm Cascade
- Galerkin’s Guitar - a Reverse Cross-arm cascade with with the top hand doing a clawed elliptical chop - video
- Frantic Cascade (continuous under the catches)

- Tennis
**Penguin Cascade**- Claw Cascade
- Chops
- Time Reverse Chops
- Time Reverse Chop + Broken Box - 3-colorable (1 ball is caught continously under the arm, 1 stays in the center and 1 is being choped out!)

- 3-MM (MM => Mills Mess)
- 3-Pinball
- 3-bbb (blind behind the back) - my attemps :)
- 333 with body throws
- reverse throw, catch under the leg + throw under the leg

- 3-Factory (normal,normal,carry)
- 3 continuous under-the-arm throw (Mike’s Mess - 5D22)
- Var: 52{wd}2 (wd = wrist-drop)
- Twisted Variation

### 423 Variations

- 423 Tennis
- 423 MM, FMM (Takeouts)
- 4D2U3 MM with 2 active as
*wrist drop* - 423 with 2 active
*goes outside*and is caught below other hand - 423 claw (every throw)
- 423 penguin variation (4 or 2 as penguin catches)
- 423 (3 as bxx)
- 423 follow variation: active 2 that circles the 3 (carry around), claw throw the 4
- 423(follow var) + 3(carry)3 - Relf’s Factory!

- 423
**tornado**: 2 active in infinity motion - 423 Weave (S)
- Var: 42423: Orinoco flow

- 423 with 2 active drop,
*catch under the leg*(nice) - 423 (4 high throw and 3 overhead throw, catches 4)
- 423 overheads
- 423 with 4 as a pinball throw!

### Columns + Factory

- 1up2up
- Cross-armed columns (sync Boston Mess)
- Infinity Columns, Reverse Infinity Columns
- Boxy-Columns
- Tennis-Columns
- Fake Columns
- Yo-Yo (+many variations on this, see a nice one here)

- Factory (Symmetric version, 3-count)
- Pendulum-Drop (Factory in 2-count, normal vs pendulum version)
**Time-reversed Factory**(Symmetric version, 3-count, Asymmetric version clip)**Mess-Factory**or Cross-armed Factory

### Box

- Normal Box (4,2x)*, Double Box
- Swap Box - (6,2x)(2x,2x)*
- Underarm Box
- Penman’s Box
- Penman’s Pandemonium - 2x up!

- Slow Shuffle Box
- Luke’s Shuffle (Box with slams)
- Levels (3-count, 2-count = ‘pop-up’ Box)
- Burst Box/Symmetric Broken Box (2 versions: under and over the arm catches)
- Switched Columns Box
- Threaded Box - continuous under the arm catches
- Bizarre Box - fake 2x, bring it back!
- Karas’s Box - 2 x (fake 2x)!
- Penguin Box
**Claw-2x**Box: 2nd pattern in the video

### Others

- Boston Shuffle
- Shuffle - shower with slams!
- Burke’s Slam - with takeouts!
- Tom’s trick - Boston shuffle + chop
- Boston Shuffle + Bisector/Shapeshifter
**Boston Shuffle with 2x upwards**(changing trajectory, same as below)- Boston Shuffle + Shapeshifter (upwards trajectory!)
- L-shower -
**shuffle + broken box asymmetric** - B.Shuffle + Broken Box (2x same ball always) - first trick
- Symmetric L-shower - 2-colorable, reach-under
- B.Shuffle + Broken Box extension - like above + 1 extra throw to “give space”
- B.Shuffle + Burst Box - last trick (2x same ball always)
- Twisted Boston Shuffle - 1st pattern
- Peguinistic Boston Shuffle!

- 441/45141 Variations
- 441 reverse + Burst box - 2-colorable!
- 45141, with 5 as an
*under-the-arm*catch (async, sync + follow/S var) - 2-colorable! - 45141, with 5 as an
*over-the-arm*catch - 2-colorable!

- Hi there! - a 52530 variation where you catch the 3 with a horizontal claw-catch + other tricks based on that catch
- 23[43]423 ([43] as a ‘traffic light’ - all in a line, same colored balls)
- Rubinstein’s Revenge (522+33)
- Romeo’s Revenge
- Relf’s Rubensteins (combo of Romeo’s + Rubi’s)
- Extended Rubistein (Rubi + kraken!)

- Georgian Shuffle (Symmetric)
- Georgian Scuffle (Symmetric) - G.Shuffle + a little bit of kraken

- 531, 53142, 52413
*overheads* - Penguin Tricks
- The confused Penguin - a 52530 variation where the first 5 is smaller than second, 53 feels like synced and you catch the 3 with a penguin-catch
- 4pen41 (
*pen*= penguin-catch that throw) - 1up2up-half-penguin-Tennis Var
- 53pen1
- 52512-pen
- Penguin Shower

- Catch-up!
- Statue of Liberty
- Hector’s bisector
- 42333 Variations - both
*inward*and*outward*423’s - One-side bisector
- Twice per side bisector
- Taffy Puller
- Bursty Bisector/Parenthetical Perplexion
- Burke’s Bender - a 423 bisector variation

- 42333 Variations - both
- The Shapeshifter
- 2 balls shapeshift exercise
- 441+33
*shapeshift*the 2nd 4 (33 is done with the same hand) - Broken Boston shifter! - 2-colorable!

## 4 Ball Colored Patterns

My favorite 4 ball colored siteswaps :)

The most interesting patterns (visually) have 2 or 3 colors.

### 2 colors

#### 2+2

**Base pattern is 552**. There are two chromaticities for the 55 throws: monochromatic 55 and dichromatic 55. We have 1 period per color when 55 is monochromatic and 4 periods when it is dichromatic - 2 as {blue,red} and 2 as {red,blue}. So after 2 periods, there is a color order change in the 55 dichromaticity case.**Switch (monochromatic => dichromatic)**: 552 - 534 - 552 - see video- The reverse transition (dichromatic => monochromatic) via a 534 must happen after the first 552 or after the first 552, but never during the change from {blue,red} to {red,blue}! I shall say that this transition happens at 1st or 3rd period of the global dichromatic 552.
- A siteswap that can be started from a dichromatic 552,
**after the 1st or 3rd period**, and does not have transition throws, can be equivalently started from**each hand holding two balls of the same color**! This means that you can go from a dichromatic 552 after the 1st or 3rd global period, to a fountain pattern with different color balls in each respective hand!

- Start with monochromatic 552: 552 - 55613 - 63551 - see video
- Start with monochromatic 552: 552 - 55 |714 - see video (last sequence)
- Start with
**1 color per hand**: 642 - 63641 - 64613 - 5|561 - see video 1 (full sequence) and 2 (part of sequence) - Start with
**1 color per hand**: 75251 - see video - Start with dichromatic 552 and switch after 2nd or 4th period (*): 5|741 - see video
- (*): 5|6616162 - see video
- (*): 7427242 - see video
- (*): 5|8518501 - see video
- (*): 8441841481441 - see video

(*): These are equivalent to starting from 4 ball fountain with throws corresponding to colors as (blue,red,red,blue). Note that the placement of the balls in your hands, so that the above throw sequence respects the coloring, forms a **crossing pattern**.

#### 3+1

With red the one ball that does something completely different from the other 3!

### 3 colors

#### 1+1+2

- 45641 - see video
- 46451 - see video
- 1234567 + the 2 above all in one sequence - see video
- 7362514 (start from fountain with throws corresponding to colors as blue,red,red,green) - see video
- 75314 (start with 2 balls of the same color in one hand) - see video
- 5|58142 (start with 2 balls of the same color in one hand) - see video

### 4 colors

- 6372451 - see video

## Mills Mess

Notation:

- R = Reverse (in time)
- F = Flipped
- Unless specified, each siteswap is done at all 3 positions:
**U**(UP),**M**(MIDDLE),**D**(DOWN)

### 2 balls

- 312 (3xMM with active 2)
- 2 Var: wrist-up (MM, 3D), wrist-down (FMM, 3U)

### 3 balls

#### Period 3

- 3 (MM,RMM,FMM,RFMM)
- 423, 441 (MM,FMM)
- 4D23 - Burke’s Barrage
**Twisted Burke’s Barrage**- see video (3rd pattern)**Twisted Takeouts**- see video (4th pattern)

- 531 (MM), 5U3D1 (FMM)
- 51 + Var
- 4M-5D-0

#### Period 5

#### Other siteswaps

- 531+441+423 (D)
- 531+441+3
- 5241+531 (favorite!!!)

#### Tricks

- Windmill
- Reverse Windmill
- Twisted Windmill
- 4233 Twisted Variation

- Half-Mess (2 in each side, 3M3D3U + 3reverse)
**Claw Half-Mess**

- Boston Mess (2 directions)
- Cherry Picker - a claw half Boston Mess

- MM shower: 441+3M3D
- Penguin MM
- FMM with
*wrist-drop*on parallel with the middle throw - 3M3U + 4M4U1 FMM (4 in each side)
**Peruvian Mess**: 4D23D + 3U3M- Frostbite
- First 4 inside
- 441+3{M}3{U+claw}
- Frostbite 531 - can be combined with 33 as M,U+claw as above
- Twisted Frostbite
- Frostbitten Bisector - the hand that claws is the same one that bisects (my video)
- Shapeshifted Frostbite
- Frostbite + Galerkin’s Guitar
- Frostbiten Taffy Puller!

- Orka’s Mess - (4,4)(4x,0)(2,4)*
- Flo’s Mess/Reach-over
**Twisted Flo’s Mess**- see video (1st pattern)

- Reach-under
**Mess Sync Var**: (6U,4D)(0,2x)(4D,2)* (color-coded)- Kraken
- Var: Takeout (on the medium ball)
- Var: Orbit (carry around)
- Staken

*NoSlowerDNA*-inspired tricks (Andrew Olson):- 4D23-MM + 5D1-like (really smooth) - 2-colorable!
- (4x{U},2x)-3M3D (MM Var) - 2-colorable (the 4x{U} is the one-color ball, the 3D becomes the 3M)
- 5-beat MM var (take the
*Down*thrown ball and carry it to the other end)- Var: 3D(and carried)3U + 4D4U1 MM (really nice)

- Monkey Mess - 44133
- Monkey Mess Variation
- Twisted Monkey Mess! - see video (2nd pattern)

- Moose Mess - 4413441 (frostbite variation)

- Tonge Twister - a cross-arm mills mess variation!

### 4 balls

### 5 balls

- 5 MM is enough :)

## One Hand

- 60 Inward (most basic)
- 60 Cascade, reverse cascade, columns
- 8040 (hi-low var)
- 80 (4 balls in one hand!)

## Sync

### 3 balls

**312-sprung**: (6x,2x)(2x,2x)(4,2x)***330-sprung**: (6x,2x)(2x,6x)(0,2x)*

### 4 balls

- Shower (6x,2x)
- Hi-low: (8x,2x)(4x,2x)
- Hi-mid-low: b17131 (sync version)

**3-sprung cascade**: (6,4)|(6x,2x)***423-sprung**: (6,4)|(8,2x)(2x,4)(6x,2x)* (NICE)**Box**: (6,2x)(6,2x)***Stacked Box**: (6x,4)|(8,2x)(4,2x)*

**Nice combinations**

- (6,4)(4x,2x)*
- (6x,4x)(2x,4x)* (sync version of 75251)
- (6x,4)(4,2x)* (box-like)
- (6,4x)(2x,4)* (box-like)

### 5 balls

Base pattern here is **(6x,4)*** (transition with ~757 from 5 ball cascade).

From this you can go to the following:

**Shower**(8x,2x) - transition with (8x,6) to bring 4 balls in one side- (6x,4)(6x,4x)* (
**NICE**, no transition required) - (6,4x)* (no transition required, sister pattern :)

## Multiplex

### Duplexes

#### 3 balls

- [43]1421, 3|[43]0521 (5 in) -
**color-coded** - [43]5021 (5 out)
**[54]1131, 3|[54]0141**- 3[54]012

#### 4 balls

- 4[42]2, 5[21][22] (feels like 501), 6[22]2[21][32]
- 3|[43]5521
**[43]23**(423-like)- 3 MM variations

- [43]14 (441-like)
- [54]1622
- 3|[54]6122

- 6[43]142,
**642+1[43]** **3|[54]21**- 3|[54]2423

- 4[54]502,
**3[54]512** - [54]1424, [54]1451
**3|[64]2521**, [64]1621, 3|[64]6121*Multiplex shower*: [75]15121

#### 5 balls

- 1up4up
- 1up3up (the 1up crosses)
- [54][22]2 (normal duplex)
- Reverse
- MM with [54] as the ‘down’ throw

- 24[54] (Gattoplex)
- [33][33]3 (Cascade)
- [44][22]3 (423 Var)
- [44][44]14[22] (441 Var)
- 25[62] (Martin’s)

#### 6 balls

- [33] (Duplexes - Cascade)
- [54][52]2 (552, multiplex version)
- 2up4up (sync, async)
- 3up (4,[44])*

### Triplexes

#### 5 balls

[44x4x]-base:

- 22[43][22]3[345]5 (Denis Paumier from Siteswap DVD)
- 24[22]3[345] (same hand => triplex, 4 and 3)
- 25[22]2[345] (same hand => triplex and 5)

#### 6 balls

- ([444x],[22])(4x,[22])* (building up for the 7 ball version)
- ~ [54]24[444x]262 (nice, complex one)

#### 7 balls

- ([444x],2)*

## Train 7b Cascade

A 7 Balls training program! Warm-up with the 3 and 4 ball section, put more effort and time to the 5+ ball sections. You can also skip sections or mix them, e.g. start from the 5 ball section. A good advice is to work yourself up to 7 quickly and **do multiple short sessions/attempts on 7** during one practice (so not just once in the end when you are most tired).

### 3 Balls (warm-up)

- 3-cascade: play with dwell time, high throws (722+), 3up

### 4 Balls (more warm up)

- 741, 714
- 71 (shower), 5|7272712 (baby juggling)
- 56|7707070 (snake)
- 2 Variations: start with 3 in one hand and 1 in the other. Either throw the 3 first or the 1

- 5|7770700 (3 and 1), 555|7077700 (1 and 3)

### 5 Balls

- 5-cascade (endurance!) + play with dwell time (high throws)
- 77722 (
**3up**), 7777700 (**5up**) **5|77272**(snake - tough)- Others:
**744, 66|771**

### 6 Balls

- 7777770 (six 7’s)
- 77772 (four 7’s)
- Others:
**75**(half-shower),**756**

### 7 balls

- 7b cascade