Over The Top

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This is often suggested as the first trick to learn after the Cascade, although we recommend learning One High Throw first, as that gives you the skill of adapting your timing to an incoming ball. Over The Top is a simple example of the One Throw Trick.

Over the Top
Juggle a normal cascade and select one ball. It helps if it's a different colour. The aim is to throw that one ball from an outside position and have it go right over the top of the cascade, and then to catch it and keep juggling.

You'll find to start with that you simply don't have time to break your rhythm and throw from the wrong place. To give yourself more time it can help to concentrate on the throw before. Make that throw slightly higher and much narrower than usual. That gives you both more time and space to make the throw over the top.

If you pick a single ball from a cascade and do Over The Top every time you throw that ball then you end up with Tennis. If you do every right (or left) hand throw Over The Top then you get the Half Shower, and if you do every throw Over The Top then you get the Reverse Cascade. So that's three different Juggling Patterns for the price of just one throw.


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