One Up, Two Up
Fun trick, and used a lot in other patterns in one form or another.
Once you know how to do "two-in-one-hand", this shouldn't be very difficult
(and is pretty good practice for learning "two-in-one-hand" if you can't do
As the name suggests, the hands take turns throwing one ball up,
followed by two balls up. In the simplest version, a ball is thrown up the middle
of the pattern, followed by the other two balls, throuwn together on either side.
It's best to switch throwing hands for the center ball on every throw.
It seemed pretty hard for me at first, but after a week or so, it got
a lot easier.
video - One Up, Two Up
Possibly also know as "one-up,two-up" tennis. I call it doubles, in keeping with
the tennis theme. It's one of my favorites to juggle and pretty easy to learn.
Juggle a cascade and choose a ball. When it comes time to throw it, send it
over-the-top to the other side (just like the other tennis patterns). Then the left and right
hands simply catch their balls and throw them straight up in the center of the
pattern at the same time (creating a "double net"). Then simply keep tennising
the single ball over the doubles.
video - Doubles
Hopping the Ball
This is perhaps not the proper name for this trick, but I've seen it called
a lot of different things. I find this somewhat more difficult than the previous
juggles, but I don't often practice it. It is fun to do (and watch), I think I'll spend more
time on it in the future.
The single ball is "hopped" about in the pattern, over the other two outside balls.
You can hop it back and forth over one ball (just like Doubles, but falling short of
video - One-Ball-Hop
or take turns hopping it over both balls:
video - Two-Ball-Hop
Great trick which forms an "infinity" symbol. There are obviuosly two ways to do this,
the video uses the two-in-one hand "rolling-out" pattern. The "rolling-in" pattern will
create the same juggle, but it feels a bit uncomfortable (at least to me).
video - Infinity
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