Sep 18, 2009
this pattern is more difficult than the average 3 ball trick. it gives me A LOT of trouble.
these notations don't just look complicated... they are complicated.
sometimes a silly trick has a long notation...
e.g. this one: the 42423...
so here comes the real tennis now !
in the video i throw a regular cascade, then reverse, regular and reverse again.
but as a lying down figure 8 is the symbol for infinity why not give this trick a much more fancy name?!
but jugglewiki tells me this trick is called "reverse infinity" (sounds like the next big thing in existential philosophy...)
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 7, 2009
one ball is thrown "over the top". when done continuously, it's called the "half shower".
(charley dancey, the encyclopaedia of ball juggling, 1994)
well... i wouldn't exactly say it like that, as the trick has evolved from obscurity into one of the most shown tricks today.
BUT it is definetely a 'bit better than beginner' trick AND it does look awesome when performed smoothly.
see my version of the mills' mess...
i learned the mills' mess in just a few days thanks to an excellent youtube tutorial! youtube rocks!
this trick does also work with any larger number of balls (4,5,6 etc). i tried a tutorial for the 4 ball variant. let's just say it's gonna be a while till you see me posting any videos of it...
it's one of the 'easiest' tricks with 4 balls.
if you watch carefully you will see that the ball DO NOT CROSS from hand to hand. they stay in the same hand, it's two independent "two in one hand" patterns at the same time with the hands throwing alternately.
here it comes, although it's far far away from being solid....