# Site Swaps With Five Balls

CharlesBrookman's favourite patterns, and why.

## 5 Balls

• Five balls in a 3-Cascade, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling five balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 6-ball Stack-Multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[33] .
• It's a 5-ball version of the Multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[33]33 and the Multiplexed 2-Ball Exchange SS:[33]0[33] .

SS:[32T]
• The "5-Ball Split Multiplex".
• Five balls in a 3-Cascade, where they're all thrown as split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 and a 2-Fountain SS:2T .
• This is the easiest ways of juggling five balls, and looks a really busy pattern. Remember to throw the crossing ball higher than the other.
• This is a very common trick to see in five-ball routines, as it creates an interesting change of pace/height from the non-multiplexed 5-ball patterns.

SS:[32T2T]3
• A "5-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where one hand throws triplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a multiplexed 2-Fountain SS:[2T2T] and the 3-Cascade SS:3 .
• Remember to throw the crossing ball higher than the others. It's good practice for throwing triplexes from a pattern, and for the full 7-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[32T2T] .

SS:[332T][32T]2T
• A "5-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every third throw is a triplex, and every other third throw a split multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 2-Fountain SS:2T and a multiplexed 3-Cascade Exchange SS:[33]30 .
• Remember to throw the crossing balls higher than the others. It's good practice for throwing triplexes from a pattern, and for the full 8-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[332T] .

SS:[332T]2T[32T]
• A "5-Ball Triplex".
• Very similar to SS:[332T][32T]2T , only it's a superposition of the multiplexed 3-Cascade Exchange SS:[33]03 .

SS:[32T2T][2T2T][2T2T]
• A "5-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every third throw is a triplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a multiplexed 2-Fountain SS:[2T2T] and a 3-Cascade throw SS:300 .
• Remember to throw the crossing ball higher than the others. It's good practice for throwing triplexes from a pattern, and for the full 7-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[32T2T] .

SS:[44]444
• A "Multiplexed 4-Fountain".
• Five balls in a 4-Fountain, where one of the throws is a stacked multiplex.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling five balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed 4-Fountain SS:[44] .
• Essentially it's a mixture of the 3-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]040 and 2 Balls in 1 Hand SS:40 .

SS:[44]4[44]0
• A "Multiplexed 4-Fountain".
• Five balls in a 4-Fountain, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed 4-Fountain SS:[44] .
• Essentially it's a mixture of the 4-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]0 and a 4-Fountain throw SS:4000 .

SS:([44],4)(4,4)
• A "Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain".
• Five balls in a Sync 4-Fountain, where one of the throws is a stacked multiplex.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling five balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain SS:([44],[44]) .

SS:([44],[44])(4,0)
• A "Multiplexed One Up, Two Up".
• Five balls in a One Up, Two Up SS:(4,4)(4,0) , with the two simultaneous balls thrown as stacked multiplexes. Looks really impressive when done well.
• A classic pattern you'll see in almost all 5-ball routines. Often mixed with the crossing version SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])(4,0) .

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])(4,0)
• A "Multiplexed Two over One Up".
• Five balls in a Two over One Up SS:(4x,4x)(4,0) , with the two simultaneous balls thrown as stacked multiplexes. Looks really impressive when done well. You need to practice this to ensure the four crossing balls all miss one another!
• A classic pattern you'll see in almost all 5-ball routines. Often mixed with the straight version SS:([44],[44])(4,0) .

SS:([44],[44])(4x,0)*
• A multiplexed "One over Two Up".
• Five balls in a One over Two Up SS:(4,4)(4x,0)* , with the two simultaneous balls thrown as stacked multiplexes. Looks really impressive when done well.

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])(4x,0)*
• A "Multiplexed Crossing pattern".
• Five balls in a crossing SS:(4x,4x)(4x,0)* , with the two simultaneous balls thrown as stacked multiplexes.

SS:[43]44
• A "5-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 4-Fountain, where every third throw is a split multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and a 3-Cascade throw SS:300 .
• Remember to throw the crossing ball lower than the others. It's good practice for throwing [43]'s from a pattern, and for the full 7-Ball Split Multiplex SS:[43] .

SS:[43]3
• A "5-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where one hand throws split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 and the 2-in-1-Hand SS:40 .
• Remember to throw the crossing balls lower than the others. It's good practice for throwing [43]'s from a pattern, and for the full 7-Ball Split Multiplex SS:[43] .

SS:[43][43]33
• A "5-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where two throws in a row out of four are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 and the 2-High 2-Ball Fountain SS:4400 .
• Remember to throw the crossing balls lower than the others. It's good practice for throwing [43]'s from a pattern, and for the full 7-Ball Split Multiplex SS:[43] .

SS:[42T]4
• A "Split Stack Fountain".
• Three balls are juggled in one hand in a SS: [42T]0 - two are stacked high-low; the lower is caught first and then stacked again with the 3rd (held) ball. The other two are fountained normally in the other hand SS:40 .
• You really need to split the stack wide to give yourself enough time to catch and throw the lower ball again before the upper one lands.
• This is good practice for the full 6-ball Split Stack Fountain SS:[42T] .

SS:5
• The classic figure-of-eight pattern and direct analogue of the 3-Ball Cascade SS:3 . Only this is much higher and faster!
• Some jugglers argue that the 5-Ball Cascade is where "proper" advanced juggling begins. With the 3-Ball Cascade SS:3 you've only got one in the air to worry about, so any poor throws are easily correctable. Similarly, the 4-Ball Fountain SS:4 is just two in each hand and, again, there's only one in the air at a time and corrections are easy. However with five balls (and more) any poor throw will now affect at least one other ball in the air, and so although it can be itself corrected, now other balls need to be corrected due to the knock-on effect. And so on, magnifying the error! While it takes half an hour to learn the 3-Ball Cascade SS:3 and a couple of weeks to learn the 4-Ball Fountain SS:4 , this is why it can take six months or more to even begin to win with the 5-Ball Cascade SS:5 .
• Because it can be really slow going learning the 5-Ball Cascade SS:5 , it's great to have a number of other, easier, patters to learn on the way:
• Two balls - SS: 501 .
• Three balls - SS:522 , SS:5520 , SS:55500 , SS:50505 , SS:51 , SS:52512 and SS:5251512 .
• Four balls - SS:552 , SS:55550 and SS:5551 .
• Just as for the 3-Ball version, the Half Shower, Tennis, Reverse Cascade, Windmill, and the famous Mills Mess are all variants on this basic pattern, with the hands' throw/catch positions changing.

SS:[54]24
• A "5-Ball Spray".
• A really neat 5-ball Split Multiplex, easily mixed into a 5-ball routine and nicely changes the pace.
• Visually, the effect is of two balls sprayed from the middle of the pattern, with the higher one crossing.
• Essentially it's a superposition of SS:504 and a held Fountain SS:420 .

SS:[54]4444
• A "5-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 4-Fountain, where every fifth throw is a split multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and the 5-Cascade throw SS:50000 .
• Remember to throw the crossing ball higher than the others. It's good practice for throwing [54]'s from a pattern, and for the full 9-Ball Split Multiplex SS:[54] .

SS:6662
• "6 Balls with a Hold".
• This is 3 balls in one hand SS:60, and two held 6-Fountains SS:6020 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, RLR, RLR, ...
• 4/5 of a 6-Fountain SS:6 (or 6 with a ball missing), it's good practice for learning this pattern. You can concentrate on 3 in 1 hand while the other hand is no longer empty - it's now doing 6-Fountain throws, but with a long hold between so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:666660
• "6 Balls with a Hole".
• This is 3 balls in one hand SS:60, and two 6-Fountain SS:606000 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, RLRLR, ...
• 5/6 of a 6-Fountain SS:6, it's good practice for learning this pattern. You can concentrate on 3 in 1 hand while the other hand is no longer empty - it's now doing 6-Fountain throws, but with a gap so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:(6,6)(6,6)(6,0)
• "Two Up, Two Up, One Up".
• This is a five-ball version of the 3-ball One Up, Two Up SS:(4,4)(4,0) .
• Visually, the effect is of two pairs of balls rising, with a single ball falling, etc. This only works really well if the pair are thrown to exactly the same place at the same time.
• 5/6 of the Sync 6-Fountain SS:(6,6) , it's good practice for learning this pattern.

SS:(6,6)(6,6)(6x,0)*
• "One over Two Up, Two Down".
• This is a five-ball version of the 3-ball One over Two Up SS:(4,4)(4x,0)* .
• This is very similar to Two Up, Two Up, One Up SS:(6,6)(6,6)(6,0) , except the single ball switches hands. Depending on outside/inside throws/catches, you can make it trace a figure-of-8 around the sync pair.

SS:(6x,6x)(6x,6x)(6x,0)*
• "6 Crossing with a Hole".
• This is a five-ball version of the 3-ball 4 Crossing with a Hole Up SS:(4x,4x)(4x,0)* .
• It's really just the 6-Ball Crossing pattern SS:(6x,6x) with an empty hand instead of a throw.

SS:66661
• The "Fake 6".
• This is similar to the 3-ball Fake Box SS:441 . Because you're throwing only 6's from each hand, and the extra zip gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling six balls, in the Fountain SS:6 . This is why SS:66661 is sometimes known as the "Fake Six".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRL, LRLR, ...
• This is a great way, with five balls, to try the 6-Ball Fountain SS:6 - the zip across gives you that extra bit of time to concentrate on keeping the throws equal height.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained four times in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:(6x,4x)
• The "5-Ball 1/2-Shower".
• After the 5-Ball Cascade SS:5 , this is the most common way to cross juggle five balls. Indeed, these patterns can be interchanged by gradually altering the relative heights of the throws; in doing so, the rhythm varies between sync and async. Every ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:(6x,4)(4,6x)
• A great 5-ball sync pattern, the sync version of SS:726 .
• Visually, the effect is balls simultaneously cascaded high above more balls which are fountained, the reverse of SS:(6,4x)(4x,6) .
• Three balls are in the high cascade SS:(6x,0)(0,6x) , and two in the lower fountain SS:(4,0)(0,4) .
• This pattern can be hard to learn, as the two hands throw simultaneously, but to different heights and one throw crosses and the other doesn't!

SS:(6,4x)(4x,6)
• Another great 5-ball sync pattern, the sync version of SS:852 .
• Visually, the effect is balls simultaneously fountained high above more balls which are cascaded, the reverse of SS:(6x,4)(4,6x) .
• Three balls are in the high fountain SS:(6,0)(0,6) , and two in the lower cascade SS:(4x,0)(0,4x) .
• This pattern can be hard to learn, as the two hands throw simultaneously, but to different heights and one throw crosses and the other doesn't!

SS:64
• A "5-Ball Fountain".
• This is simply 3 Balls in 1 Hand SS:60 and 2 in the other SS:40 .
• This is a lopsided pattern and is the best one for practising patterns containing 6's and 4's. This is because unless you get the heights exactly right, the pattern keeps wandering over to the sync version SS:(6,4) and back again. It's because of this that makes it a surprisingly difficult pattern to run.

SS:(6,4)
• A "5-Ball Sync Fountain".
• The sync version of SS:64. Really hard to run precisely.

SS:645555
• A single fountain throw to the 6-height during a 5-Cascade SS:5 . You need a 4 to swap the sites and neutralise the effect of the 6.
• Visually, the effect is the same ball popping up SS:600000 from a cascade SS:455550 .
• Quite a common trick to add into a standard 5-ball routine.

SS:6455
• Similar to SS:645555 , but a ball pups up more often from the same hand.
• This time it's the low fountain which is the same ball SS:4000 , with the others doing an SS:5560 .

SS:645
• A wonderful 5-Ball Fireworks pattern, the equivalent of the 4-ball Fireworks SS:534 .
• This is a combination of two fountain throws and a single cascade throw, and can be broken down into SS:600 and SS:504 . You don't have any time to rest with holds, empty hand or repeated heights. The pattern's also of odd length so both hands do everything. This is a tough pattern to get really smooth as there are six different throws in a row so can be really frustrating. But stick at it, as it's one of the most impressive 4-ball patterns! Easier variations to try and practice are SS:645555 and SS:6455 .

SS:[66]12
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, LRL, RLR, ...
• This is a very good pattern to learn in order to help with the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 . You're doing nothing but 7-throws, and each hand's doing the same work. But the pause gives you a bit of time within the pattern to fine tune and improve the throw heights until they're consistent enough for the full 7-Cascade SS:7 .
• Each hand is simply holding a ball between every throw, so you've got time to quickly exchange them underneath in a shower SS:77731 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 7's.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw three high while holding the other two, spin around, throw them, catch the three and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:72727
• A "5-Ball Snake".
• This is a 7-Cascade with two balls missing, a five-ball version of the 3-Snake SS:50505 .
• Visually, the effect is of three balls being snaked around from hand to hand in the rhythm: R, RL, L, LR, ...
• This is a useful pattern to practice the 5-Cascade SS:5 - despite each hand holding a ball for so long, its timing means you can't "cheat" and collapse the heights down to 5's . So it's a very realistic practice for the 7-Cascade SS:7 .

SS:777720
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRL, RLRL, ...
• Useful to practice the 7-Cascade throw height SS:7 , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:5
• One hand is momentarily empty between group of throws, so you've got time to quickly exchange the held ball across and back in a double zip SS:777711 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 7's.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw four high while holding the other one, spin around, throw it, catch them and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:7777700
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, LRLRL, ...
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw all five high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:7777070
• A "5-Ball Snake".
• This is similar to the 4-ball Snake SS:7070707 , where five balls snake round with greater overlap.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRL, L, LRLR, ...

SS:7770770
• This is a variation of the 5-ball Snake SS:7777070 , with two shorter snakes.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LRL, LR, RLR...

SS:777171
• A "5-ball Fake 7".
• This is similar to the 5-ball Fake 7 SS:771 . Because you're throwing only 7's from each hand, and the extra zips gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling seven balls, in the Cascade SS:7 . This is why SS:777171 is sometimes known as a "Fake Seven".
• You can also think of it as a 4-Ball Shower SS:71 with an extra ball thrown the other way.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLR, R, RLR, ...
• This is a great way, with just five balls, to learn the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 - the zip across gives you that extra bit of time to concentrate on keeping the throws equal height, but it also means that you can't squash the heights down to 5's.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:771
• A "5-ball Fake 7".
• This is similar in timing to the 3-ball Fake Box SS:441 . Because you're throwing only 7's from each hand, and the extra zip gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling seven balls, in the Cascade SS:7 . This is why SS:771 is sometimes known as a "Fake Seven".
• You can also think of it as a 4-Ball Shower SS:71 with an extra ball continuously reversing the showers.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LR, RL, LR, ...
• This is a great way, with just five balls, to learn the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 - the zip across gives you that extra bit of time to concentrate on keeping the throws equal height, but it also means that you can't squash the heights down to 5's.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:726
• The async version of SS:(6x,4)(4,6x) .
• Although the throws are higher than in the sync version, this can be easier to run because the throws are non-simultaneous so you can concentrate on them separately.

SS:757515
• "2 1/2-Showers over a Reversing Shower".
• This is an excellent pattern. An extension to the 4-ball, 1/2-Shower over 2 Reversing Showers SS:751515 , this replaces the zip of a shower with the high cascade of a 1/2-shower.
• It's a great pattern to throw into a 5-ball routine, and looks stunning; essentially it's a 6-ball 1/2-Shower SS:75 but with a zip every few throws instead of a high 7. Really good practice for SS:75 .
• Four ball bounce around in flashed 1/2-Showers SS:757500 and the fifth in a flashed Shower SS:500001 .

SS:75751
• "2 Reversing 1/2-Showers".
• This is a harder variation on SS:757515 , as it's of odd length and both hands now do equal work. It's an extension to the 3-ball Reversing 1/2-Shower SS:531 .
• It's a great pattern to throw into a 5-ball routine, and looks stunning. Really good practice for SS:75 .
• Three balls bounce around in SS:70701 and the other two in SS:50500 .

SS:7445
• The "5-Ball 1/4-Shower".
• This is a 4-count 1/2-Shower, and is two 1/2-Shower throws and two Fountain throws.
• Visually, the effect is of two balls 1/2-Showered over 2 fountains.
• You need to control the three heights involved, and this is also good practice for the firework pattern SS:744 .
• Three balls are actually 1/2-showered in SS:5700 , and the other two are flashed in the fountain SS:4400 .

SS:7445555
• "5-Ball Tennis".
• The effect is of one ball cascaded over five which are fountained and cascaded (SS:7000000 and two sets of SS:5050040 ). You can think of it as parking one high, then fiddling around underneath until it's time to throw it again.
• Again, like SS:7445 if the relative throw heights are correct then the pattern looks really impressive. More good practice for the fireworks pattern SS:744 .

SS:744
• A 5-ball Fireworks pattern.
• This is another great pattern to put into a 5-ball routine. The cascades now pop up twice as high but a third as often, and the pattern looks really busy as it needs to be padded out with low fountain throws. Easier variations to try and practice are SS:7445 and SS:7445555 .
• The 4-ball patterns SS:7441 , SS:714 and SS:741 are good practice for this pattern.

SS:7562
• This is a 5-ball version of the 3-ball SS:5340 .
• Quite a busy pattern, but the simplest one with throws to heights 5, 6 & 7 all in the same pattern.
• Visually, the effect is of a ball fountained in one hand, with the other two being 1/2-showered on the other side between the hands. All balls go everywhere in the pattern.
• This is excellent practice for the harder 6-Ball fireworks pattern SS:645 .

SS:88088080
• This is three 8-Fountains in one hand SS:80808000, and two SS:8080000 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, LR, ...
• 5/8 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with three balls missing), it's good practice for learning this pattern. You can concentrate on 4-in-1-Hand throws with gaps in each hand to error-correct.

SS:88808080
• This is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and a single 8-Fountain SS:80000000 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RLR, ...
• 5/8 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with three balls missing), it's good practice for learning this pattern. You can concentrate on 4 in 1 hand while the other hand is no longer empty - it's now doing 8-Fountain throws, but with a big gap so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:(8x,2x)
• The "Sync 5-Ball Shower".
• This is a squashed version of the Async 5-Shower SS:91 . It can be hard to learn to co-ordinate, as one hand zips across at the same time as the other cascades across.
• You need to get the timing of this right, in both directions, to master the 5-Box SS:(8,2x)(2x,8) and the 5-Triple Box SS:(8,2x)(8,2x)(8,2x)* .

SS:(8,2x)(2x,8)
• The "5-Ball Sync Box" (or just The "Box").
• A 5-Ball version of the 3-Ball Box SS:(4,2x)(2x,4) . One ball is fountained while at the same time the other hand zips a ball across. Then the direction is switched. You can also think of it as single showers SS:(8x,2x) constantly switching direction.
• Visually, the effect is of two balls fountained in each hand, underneath which the fifth one is zipped across between the hands.
• It's easier to learn the Fake Box SS:66661 first.

SS:(8,2x)(8,2x)(8,2x)*
• The "5-Ball Triple Box".
• A 5-Ball version of the 4-Ball Double Box SS:(6,2x)(6,2x)* . One ball is fountained while at the same time the other hand zips a ball across. This happens three times and then the direction is switched.
• Visually, the effect is of three balls fountained in each hand, with overlap, underneath which two of them are zipped across between the hands.
• See also SS:8181818 , SS:80818 , SS:a1a1a12 and SS: a1a1a1a01 .

SS:8181818
• The "5-Ball Fake Box".
• Similar to the Sync Box SS:(8,2x)(8,2x)(8,2x)* . Looks harder, but is easier to do!
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RL, L, L, LR, ...
• Like SS:818181801 , this is one of the best ways to practice the 8-Ball Fountain SS:8 - you're doing four in each hand separately, but unlike the 4 Balls in 1 Hand SS:80 pattern, you need to start co-ordinating the hands while doing so to get a good overlap.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice, then once, then once in each hand between zips across to the other hand.

SS:80818
• A similar pattern to the 4-Ball Fake Box SS:61616 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, L, LR, ...
• Like SS:61616 , this is one of the best ways to practice the 8-Ball Fountain SS:8 - you're doing four in each hand separately, but unlike the 4 Balls in 1 Hand SS:80 pattern, you need to start co-ordinating the hands while doing so to get a good overlap.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained three times in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:852
• The async version of SS:(6,4x)(4x,6) .
• Really hard to get the timing right, as the 8's have to be more than twice as high as the 5's!

SS:825
• A similar pattern to SS:852 .

SS:[86]01
• A 5 in 1 Hand Double Spray".
• A complicated version of the 3 in 1 hand Spray SS:[64]06020 .

SS:9229229
• A higher, more overlapping, variation on the 3-High 5-Cascade SS:72727 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, LR, L, RL, ...
• This is a very good pattern to learn in order to help with the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 . You're doing nothing but 9-throws, and each hand's doing the same work. But the pause gives you a bit of time within the pattern to fine tune and improve the throw heights until they're consistent enough for the full 9-Cascade SS:9 .
• Each hand is simply holding a ball between every throw, so you've got time to quickly exchange them underneath in a shower SS:9319319 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 9's.
• This can be used as a double pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw two high while holding two, spin around, catch the one in the air, throw another, spin again, catch and continue the juggle!

SS:9920
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, RL, RL, ...
• Useful to practice the 9-Cascade throw height SS:9 , but because it isn't an even tempo pattern, it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:5
• One hand is momentarily empty between every pairs of throws, so you've got time to quickly exchange the held ball across and back in a double zip SS:9911 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 9's.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . With two in the air, throw two high while holding the other one, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:909090909
• The "5-Ball Snake".
• This is a 9-Cascade with four balls missing, the five-ball version of the 4-Snake SS:7070707 .
• Visually, the effect is of five balls being snaked around from hand to hand in the rhythm: R, R, R, RL, L, L, L, LR, ...
• This is a useful pattern to practice the 9-Cascade SS:9 - despite each hand being empty for so long, its timing means you can't "cheat" and collapse the heights down to 7's or 5's . So it's a very realistic practice for the 9-Cascade SS:9 .

SS:91
• The "5-Ball Shower"
• The classic circle juggling pattern.
• This is very similar to the Sync 5-Shower SS:(8x,2x) , except one ball is cascaded before another is zipped (rather than simultaneously). This means the cascades have to be higher to accommodate this extra delay, and so the 8x's become 9's. Learn in both directions as good practice for the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 .

SS:929292912
• The 5-ball "Baby Juggling" pattern.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRR, LLLL, ...
• A 5-ball version of SS:7272712 , this pattern is similar in that although officially five balls are juggled, only four are ever tossed in the air SS:909090900 . The other is constantly being zipped across between the hands, between pauses SS:202020201 . This means that it's treated very gently, and can be replaced by a baby or similarly delicate prop without (too much!) risk of dropping it.
• You can also think of it as four reversing 5-Ball Showers SS:91 .

SS:123456789
• The equivalent of the 4-ball SS:1234567 .
• A complicated 5-Tennis pattern, this is the simplest (!!) to throw to all the heights 3 to 9 all in the same pattern.

SS:a1a1a1a1a01
• Five balls zipped between a 5-Fountain in each hand.
• This is a 5-ball version of SS:818181801 - Five 6-Ball Fake Box throws, or 5/6 of the 6-Ball Fake Box SS:a1a1a1a1a .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRRR, LLLLL, ...
• Visually exciting, the effect is of the balls chasing each other up and down and zipped from hand to hand.
• This is a possible way, with just five balls, to learn the 10-Ball Fountain SS:a - you're doing five in each hand separately, but unlike the 5 Balls in 1 Hand SS:a0 pattern, you need to start co-ordinating the hands while doing so to get a good changeover.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:a1a1a12
• The "Triple Box".
• A 5-ball version of SS:81812 , this pattern is similar in that the balls are zipped across between the hands, where they are fountained, three in a row.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRR, LLL, ...
• This is very similar to the Sync version SS:(8,2x)(8,2x)(8,2x)* , except one ball is fountained before another is zipped (rather than simultaneously). This means the fountains have to be higher to accommodate this extra delay, and so the 8's become 10's. Although most jugglers tend to do the Sync version, some people don't like Sync throws and so this is the box you might see them juggling.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:a2a12
• A "High 5-Double Box".
• A 5-ball version of the Double Box SS:81812 , this pattern is similar in that the balls are zipped across between the hands, where they are fountained, two in a row.
• It's the same two balls that stay in each hand, and the same one is zipped between the hands.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RR, LL, RR, LL, ...

SS:a0
• "5 Balls in 1 Hand".
• One hand throws and catches the same ball in a 10-Fountain pattern SS:a .
• This is the 5-ball version of 4 Balls in 1 Hand SS:80 . Half of the 10-Fountain SS:a , it's good practice for learning this pattern, as you can practice each hand separately.
• As with 4 balls, you need to be really accurate to avoid collisions. But the speed means that you need to throw really high.

SS:b22
• A high, slow 5-cascade SS:5 . Useful to attempt 6-Shower throws SS:b1 or 11-Cascade throw heights SS:b , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:5
• Each hand is simply holding a ball between every throw, so you've got time to quickly exchange them underneath in a shower SS:b31 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throw a true 11-height.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw one high while holding the other two, spin around, throw them, catch it and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:b1b1b1b1b001
• A "5-Shower Flash".
• Both hands are momentarily empty between every pair of cascades, so you've got time to clap your hands. This forces you to keep to the 11-throw height, without collapsing down to the lower 5-Shower SS:91 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRRR, RRRRR, ...
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Shower SS:91 . Shower all five high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• 5/6 of the 6-Shower SS:b1 , it's good practice for learning this pattern, as you can concentrate on throwing the two balls to exactly the same height.

SS:b0b0b0b01
• A 5-ball version of SS:9090901 .
• Similar to SS:9090901 , here we have four balls cascaded across each time rather than just three, and much much higher.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRR, LLLL, ...
• Whenever a ball is zipped across, it is thrown before the previous one lands. You need to throw them high to give yourself time for the exchanges.
• This is a possible way, with just five balls, to learn the 11-Ball Cascade SS:b . The zip forces you to keep to the 11-height, without collapsing down lower.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:b171
• A "High-Low 5-Shower".
• This is a really impressive variation on the basic 5-ball Shower SS:91 , and is the 5-ball equivalent of the 4-ball SS:9151 . Instead of always showering to the same height (9), the showering hand throws alternately high (b) and low (7). The zipping hand does the same as before (not much!)
• Visually, the effect is of three balls showering high SS:b001 over two showered low SS:7001 .

SS:b17191
• A "High-Low-Medium 5-Shower".
• This is a variation on the High-Low 5-ball Shower SS:b171 , where it alternates with the regular shower SS:71 , and is the 5-ball equivalent of the 4-ball SS:915171 . The showering hand throws low (7), normal (9) and high (b). Again the zipping hand does the same as before (not much!)
• Visually, the effect is of one low, one medium and one high shower in succession, although it's the same two balls being showered high SS:b00001 . The other three all go around the lower showers SS:719001 .

SS:c12
• A "High 5-Box".
• A 5-ball version of SS:612 , this pattern is similar in that the balls are zipped across between the hands, where they are fountained.
• It's the same two balls that stay in each hand, and the same one is zipped between the hands.

SS:c0c01
• Five balls zipped between a 6-Fountain in each hand.
• This is a 5-ball version of SS:41401 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RR, LL, RR, LL, ...
• Visually exciting, the effect is of the balls chasing each other up and down and zipped from hand to hand.
• This is a possible way, with just five balls, to learn the 12-Ball Fountain SS:c - you're doing six in each hand SS:c0 at the right height, but you're just doing two throws a time from each hand, then swapping over. The zip forces you to keep to the 12-height, without collapsing down to the lower SS:a2a12 .
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:c0c0c0c020
• "The 5-in-1-Hand Hold".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRR, RRRR, ...
• A ball is held every fifth beat, so this could be used as a pirouette from the 5-in-1-Hand SS:a0 . Throw four high while holding the fifth, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• A possible way to start learning 6-in-1-Hand SS:c0 .

SS:c0c0c0c0c000
• "The 5-in-1-Hand Flash".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRRR, RRRRR, ...
• The hand is empty every sixth beat, so this could be used as a pirouette from the 5-in-1-Hand SS:a0 . Throw all five high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• A possible way to start learning 6-in-1-Hand SS:c0 .

SS:d20
• A higher, slower 5-cascade than either SS:b22 or SS:5 , but not as extreme as the full Hot Potato SS:f00 .
• Like SS:b22 , this can be used as a pirouette from the 5-Cascade SS:5 . Throw one high while holding the other two, spin around, throw them, catch it and continue the juggle.

SS:e0e020
• A "2-High 5-in-1-Hand ".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RR, RR, RR, ...
• A possible practice for the 7-in-1-Hand throws SS:e0 with only five balls, but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:a0
• A ball is held every third beat, so this can be used as a pirouette from the 5-in-1-Hand SS:a0 . Throw two high while holding another, spin around, throw it, catch the first and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!!

SS:f00
• The "Hot Potato 5-Ball Cascade".
• This is the 5-ball analogue to the 3-Ball SS:900 .
• Both hands are momentarily empty between every throw, so you've got time to clap your hands. This makes it harder to collapse the heights.
• This can even be used as a continuous pirouette from the 3-Ball Cascade SS:3 . Throw one ball high, spin around, catch it, throw the other, spin, catch etc.