# Site Swaps With Seven Balls

CharlesBrookman's favourite patterns, and why.

## 7 Balls

• The "7-Ball Triplex".
• Seven balls in a 3-Cascade, where they're all thrown as triplexes with one crossing over.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 and a two 2-Fountains SS:2T .
• Very similar to the 5-ball Split-Multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[32T] , this is the easiest ways of juggling seven balls, and looks a really busy pattern. Remember to throw the crossing ball higher than the others.

SS:[332T][33]
• A "7-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every other throw is a triplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[33] and a 2-Fountain throw SS:2T0 .
• 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][332T][32T]
• A 3-Cascade, where two triplexes are thrown in a row, and the other is a split multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 2-Fountain SS:2T and a multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[33][33]3 .
• 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:[332T2T][32T2T][2T2T]
• A 3-Cascade, where every third throw is a quadriplex, every other third throw a triplex, and the other throw a stacked multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a multiplexed 2-Fountain SS:[2T2T] 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 quadriplexes from a pattern, and for the full 10-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[332T2T] .

SS:[332T2T][2T2T][32T2T]
SS:[44][44][44]4
• A "Multiplexed 4-Fountain".
• Seven balls in a 4-Fountain, where three of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling seven balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed 4-Fountain SS:[44] .
• One hand does the full 4-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]0 and the other a 3-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]040 .

SS:([44],[44])([44],4)
• A "Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain".
• Most of the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain SS:([44],[44]) , so it's good practice for this pattern.

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])([4x4x],4x)*
• A "Multiplexed 4-Ball Cross".
• Most of the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Cross SS:([4x4x],[4x4x]) , so it's good practice for this pattern.

SS:[43]
• The "7-Ball Split Multiplex".
• Seven balls in a lower cascade, where they're all thrown as split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and a 3-Cascade SS:3 .
• A direct equivalent of the 5-ball version SS:[32T] , this is one of the easiest ways of juggling seven balls, and looks a really busy pattern. But this time it's the lower ball that crosses.

SS:[55][55]555
• Seven balls in a 5-Cascade, where two consecutive throws are stacked multiplexes.
• If you've got a solid 5-Ball Cascade, then this is quite an interesting way to juggle seven balls. It might be useful if attempting the 10-ball Multiplexed 5-Cascade SS:[55] .

SS:[55]5[55]55
• Seven balls in a 5-Cascade, where two consecutive throws from one hand are stacked multiplexes.
• If you've got a solid 5-Ball Cascade, then this is quite an interesting way to juggle seven balls. It might be useful if attempting the 10-ball Multiplexed 5-Cascade SS:[55] .
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• A "7-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 5-Cascade, where two throws in a row are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 5-Cascade SS:5 and the 2-High 2-Ball Fountain SS:4400 .
• 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:[54]5
• A "7-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 5-Cascade, where one hand throws split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 5-Cascade SS:5 and 2 Balls in 1 Hand SS:40 .
• 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:[54][54][54]44
• A "7-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 4-Fountain, where three throws in a row are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and a 5-Cascade flash SS:55500 .
• 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:[54]4[54]4[54]
• A "7-Ball Split Multiplex".
• Very similar to SS:[54][54]444 , only it's a superposition of a 5-Cascade snake SS:50505 .

SS:[66]1[62]
SS:[76]26 *
• "8 Balls with a Hold".
• This is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and three held 8-Fountains SS:808020 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, RLRLR, ...
• 7/8 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with a ball 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 6-Fountain throws, but with a hold between pairs so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:88888880
• "8 Balls with a Hole".
• This is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and three 8-Fountains SS:80808000 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLRLR, RLRLRLR, ...
• 7/8 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 , 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 gap so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:8888881
• The "Fake 8".
• This is similar to the 5-ball Fake Box SS:66661 . Because you're throwing only 8's from each hand, and the extra zip gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling eight balls, in the Fountain SS:8 . This is why SS:8888881 is sometimes known as the "Fake Eight".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLRL, LRLRLR, ...
• This is a great way, with seven balls, to learn the 8-Ball Fountain SS:8 - 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 six times in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:86 *
• The "7-Ball 1/2-Shower".
• This pattern can be interchanged with the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 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:9999922
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, LRLRL, ...
• This is a very good pattern to learn in order to help learn 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:9999931 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 9's.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 7-Cascade SS:7 . Throw five high while holding the other two, spin around, throw them, catch the five and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:9999292
• A "7-Ball Snake".
• This is similar to the 6-ball Snake SS:9292929 , where six balls snake round with greater overlap.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRL, L, LRLR, ...

SS:9992992
• This is a variation of the 6-ball Snake SS:9292929, with two shorter snakes.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LRL, LR, RLR, ...

SS:99999920
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLRL, RLRLRL, ...
• 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:99999911 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 9's.
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 7-Cascade SS:5 . Throw six 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:999999900
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLRLR, LRLRLRL, ...
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 7-Cascade SS:7 . Throw all seven high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• The pirouette can be a half-turn, full turn or more!

SS:999909990
• Good practice for the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 , this consists of 4- and 3-Cascade bursts.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, RLRL, LRL, LRLR, ...

SS:99999191
• A "7-ball Fake 9".
• This is similar to the 6-ball Fake 9 SS:99919191.
• Because you're throwing only 9's from each hand, and the extra zips gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling nine balls, in the Cascade SS:9 . This is why SS:99919191 is sometimes known as a "Fake Nine".
• You can also think of it as a 5-Ball Shower SS:91 with two extra balls cascaded the other way.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRLR, ...
• This is a way, with just seven balls, to learn the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 - the zips 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 7's.

SS:99991991
• A "7-ball Fake 9".
• This is similar to the 7-ball Fake 9 SS:99999191, but with the rhythm: RLRL, LR, ...
• Because you're throwing only 9's from each hand, and the extra zips gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling nine balls, in the Cascade SS:9 . This is why SS:99919191 is sometimes known as a "Fake Nine".
• You can think of it as a mixture of 9-ball Cascades SS:9 and 5-Ball Showers SS:91 .
• This is a way, with just seven balls, to learn the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 - the zips 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 7's.

SS:9991
• The "Fake 9".
• Very similar to the 4-Ball Fake 5 SS:5551 , this is a great pattern to learn to juggle the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, RLR, RLR, ...
• Juggle seven for four beats, then "short circuit" the remaining one, then repeat. It's an even length pattern so it's the same hand that does the zip every time. All balls go everywhere in the pattern.
• You can also think of it as an alternating 9-Cascade SS:9 and 5-Shower SS:91 .
• This really does look, and feel, as through it's the real thing. Great for confusing people!

SS:aaa2a2a2
• This is 5 balls in one hand SS:a0, and two held 10-Fountains SS:a0202020 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RLR, ...
• This could be good practice for learning the 10-ball Fountain. You can concentrate on 5 in 1 hand while the other hand is no longer empty - it's now doing two 10-Fountain throws, but with a long hold between so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:aa2aa2a2
• This is four held 10-Fountains in one hand SS:a0a0a020, and three SS:a0a0a020 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, LR, ...
• This could be good practice for learning the 10-ball Fountain. You can concentrate on 5-in-1-Hand throws with holds in each hand to error-correct.

SS:aa1
• A "7-ball Fake 10".
• This is similar to the 3-ball Fake Box SS:441 . Because you're throwing only 10's from each hand, and the extra zip gives an impression of business, it can appear as if you're actually juggling ten balls, in the Fountain SS:a . This is why SS:aa1 is sometimes known as the "Fake Ten".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LR, RL, LR, ...
• This is a great way, with just seven balls, to try the 10-Ball Fountain SS:a - 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 8's.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:b2b2b2b2b
• A "7-Ball Snake".
• This is an 11-Cascade with four balls missing, a seven-ball version of the 6-Snake SS:9292929 .
• 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 to attempt the 6-Shower SS:b1 or the 11-Cascade SS:b - despite each hand holding a ball for so long, its timing means you can't "cheat" and collapse the heights down to 9's . So it's a very realistic practice for these patterns .

SS:bbb20
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, LRL, RLR, ...
• As with SS:6622 , this is a useful pattern to practice the 6-Shower SS:b1 or attempt the 11-Cascade SS:b , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:4 .
• This can be used as a three-ball pirouette from the 7-Cascade SS:7 . Throw three balls high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.

SS:b1b2b2b
• Similar to the 7-Ball SS:b1b1b.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RL, L, L, LR, ...
• Like SS:b1b1b , this is a way, with just seven balls, to attempt the 11-Ball Cascade SS:b - the zips across gives you that extra bit of time to concentrate on the throws from each hand separately, but it also means that you can't squash the heights down to 9's.

SS:b1b1b
• A similar pattern to the 5-Ball SS:91929 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, L, LR, ...
• This is a way, with just seven balls, to attempt the 11-Ball Cascade SS:b - the zips across gives you that extra bit of time to concentrate on the throws from each hand separately, but it also means that you can't squash the heights down to 9's.

SS:(cx,2x)
• The "Sync 7-Shower".
• This is a squashed version of the Async 7-Shower SS:d1 .

SS:(c,2x)(2x,c)
• The "7-Ball Box".
• A 7-Ball version of the 5-Ball Box SS:(8,2x)(2x,8) . 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:(cx,2x) constantly switching direction.
• Visually, the effect is of three balls fountained in each hand, underneath which the seventh one is zipped across between the hands.
• It's (probably!) easier to learn the Fake Box SS:aa1 first.

SS:c0c0c1c
• A "7-Ball Fake Box".
• Similar to the 6-Ball Fake Box SS:a0a1a1a .
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RL, L, L, LR, ...
• Like the 6-Ball Quadruple Box SS:c1c1c1c12 , this is one of the best ways to attempt the 12-Ball Fountain SS:c - you're doing four in each hand separately, but unlike the 6 Balls in 1 Hand SS:c0 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 or four in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:dd20
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, RL, RL, ...
• Useful to practice the 7-Shower throw height SS:d1 , 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:7
• This can be used as a pirouette from the 7-Cascade SS:7 . With two in the air, throw two high while holding the other one, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.

SS:d1
• The "7-Ball Shower"
• The classic circle juggling pattern.
• This is very similar to the Sync 7-Shower SS:(cx,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 cx's become d's.

SS:e2e2e12
• A "High 7-Triple Box".
• A 7-ball version of the Double Box SS:a2a12 , this pattern is similar in that the balls are zipped across between the hands, where they are fountained, three in a row.
• It's the same three balls that stay in each hand, and the same one is zipped between the hands.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRR, LLL, ...

SS:f2f12
• A "High 6-Baby Juggling" pattern.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RR, LL, RR, LL, ...
• A 6-ball version of SS:52512 , this pattern is similar in that although officially seven balls are juggled, only six are ever tossed in the air. The other is constantly being zipped across between the hands, between pauses.