# Site Swaps With Six Balls

CharlesBrookman's favourite patterns, and why.

## 6 Balls

• Six balls in a 3-Cascade, where they're all thrown as stacked multiplexes.
• This is the easiest ways of juggling six balls, and looks a really busy pattern, especially if the one of the stacked balls goes much higher than the other.

SS:[32T2T][32T]
• A "6-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every other throw is a triplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 , a 2-Fountain SS:2T 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 7-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[32T2T] .

SS:[332T][32T][32T]
• A "6-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every third throw is a triplex, and the other two are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 2-Fountain SS:2T and a multiplexed 3-Cascade SS:[33]33 .
• 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]2T
• A "6-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where two triplexes are thrown in a row.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 2-Fountain SS:2T and the multiplexed 3-Cascade Exchange SS:[33][33]0 .
• 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:[32T2T][32T2T][2T2T]
• A "6-Ball Triplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where every other throw is a triplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 , a 2-Fountain SS:2T 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 7-Ball Triplexed 3-Cascade SS:[32T2T] .

SS:[332T2T][2T2T][2T2T]
• Essentially it's a superposition of a multiplexed 2-Fountain SS:[2T2T] and two 3-Cascade throws SS:300 .
• 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:[44][44]44
• A "Multiplexed 4-Fountain".
• Six balls in a 4-Fountain, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling six balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed 4-Fountain SS:[44] .
• Each hand is simply doing a 3-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]040 .

SS:[44]4
• A "Multiplexed 4-Fountain".
• Six balls in a 4-Fountain, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling six balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed 4-Fountain SS:[44] . Similar to SS:[44][44]44 , this is harder as one hand does more work.
• One hand does the full 4-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]0 and the other an ordinary 2-in-1-Hand SS:40 .

SS:([44],[44])(4,4)
• A "Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain".
• Six balls in a Sync 4-Fountain, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling six balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain SS:([44],[44]) .
• Each hand is simply doing a 3-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]040 .

SS:([44],4)
• A "Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain".
• Six balls in a 4-Fountain, where two of the throws are stacked multiplexes.
• This is one of the easiest ways of juggling six balls, and is useful when starting to learn the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain SS:([44],[44]) . Similar to SS:([44],[44])(4,4) , this is harder as one hand does more work.
• One hand does the full 4-in-1-Hand Multiplex SS:[44]0 and the other an ordinary 2-in-1-Hand SS:40 .

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])(4x,4x)
• A "Multiplexed Crossing pattern".
• Six balls in a crossing SS:(4x,4x) , with one pair thrown as stacked multiplexes.
• Useful when learning the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Crossing SS:([4x4x],[4x4x]) .

SS:([44],[44])(4x,4x)
• A multiplexed version of the rainbow pattern SS:(4x,4x)(4,4).
• The fountained pair are stack multiplexed.

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])(4,4)
• A multiplexed version of the rainbow pattern SS:(4x,4x)(4,4).
• The crossing pair are stack multiplexed.

SS:([44],[44])([44],0)
• The "Multiplexed One Up, Two Up".
• This is the One Up, Two Up SS:(4,4)(4,0) with each throw stack multiplexed.
• This is very good practice for learning the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Fountain SS:([44],[44]) .

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])([44],0)
• The "Multiplexed Two over One Up".
• This is the Two over One Up SS:(4x,4x)(4,0) with each throw stack multiplexed.

SS:([44],[44])([4x4x],0)*
• The "Multiplexed One over Two Up".
• This is the One over Two Up SS:(4,4)(4x,0)* with each throw stack multiplexed.

SS:([4x4x],[4x4x])([4x4x],0)*
• The "Multiplexed 4 Crossing with a Hole".
• This is the 4 Crossing with a Hole SS:(4x,4x)(4x,0)* with each throw stack multiplexed.
• This is very good practice for learning the 8-ball Multiplexed Sync 4-Cross SS:([4x4x],[4x4x]) .

SS:[43][43]4
• A "6-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 4-Fountain, where two out of every three throws are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and the 3-Cascade Exchange SS:330 .
• 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][43]3
• A "6-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 3-Cascade, where three out of every four throw are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 3-Cascade SS:3 and 4 Balls with a Hole SS:4440 .
• 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]
• The "6-ball Split Stack Fountain".
• Three balls are juggled in each 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.
• You really need to split the stacks wide to give yourself enough time to catch and throw the lower ball again before the upper one lands.

SS:[55]5555
• Six balls in a 5-Cascade, where one of the throws is a stacked multiplex.
• If you've got a solid 5-Ball Cascade, then this is quite an interesting way to juggle six balls. It might be useful if attempting the 10-ball Multiplexed 5-Cascade SS:[55] .

SS:[54]555
• A "6-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 5-Cascade, where every fourth throw is a split multiplex.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 5-Cascade SS:5 and a 4-Fountain flash SS:4000 .
• 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]444
• A "6-Ball Split Multiplex".
• A 4-Fountain, where two throws in a row are split multiplexes.
• Essentially it's a superposition of a 4-Fountain SS:4 and a 5-Cascade flash SS:55000 .
• 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]44
• A "6-Ball Split Multiplex".
• Very similar to SS:[54][54]444 , only it's a superposition of a 5-Cascade exchange SS:50500 .

SS:[622]2[62][22]6
• A "Fake 6-Fountain".
• This is the equivalent of the 4-ball Fake Fountain SS:[42]24 , and similar to the 6-ball Fake Cascade SS:[72]27 .
• It's an interesting pattern - there's a normal fountain going on, except each hand throws three balls in a row! But the first two are thrown with holds, so the height keeps low. Otherwise you'd be juggling SS:a0a0a .

SS:6
SS:(6,6)
• The "Synchronous 6-Ball Fountain".
• This is the Sync version of SS:6 .
• As with the Async version SS:6 , this is MUCH harder than the 4-ball Sync Fountain SS:(4,4) . The circles are stretched so tall and thin that there's very little free space to play with above you and collisions are very common. You really need to emphasise the "scooping" nature of the arms' throw movements.
• You can, of course, practice 3-in-1-Hand SS:60 on each side to improve the Sync 6-Fountain SS:(6,6) .

SS:(6x,6x)
• The "6-Ball Crossing" pattern.
• This is the crossing version of SS:(6,6) .
• Many, possibly the majority of, 6-ball jugglers prefer the Sync Crossing pattern SS:(6x,6x) to the Async Fountain SS:6 . This is surprising at first - the Sync Crossing version requires two simultaneous catches with each hand, whereas with the Async Fountain you can concentrate on each at a time. However there's much less of a collision problem with the crossing version. Here the airspace above the juggle is less densely populated because the balls are crossing over.

SS:61[65]
• A Sprayed Fountain".
• Each hand does a 3 in 1 hand Spray SS:[64]06020 .
• This is good practice for throwing [64] split multiplexed, but it's easy to "cheat" and hardly split the multiplex - then the pattern collapses to SS:[44]4 .

SS:[72]27
• This is an equivalent of the 4-ball Fake Fountain SS:[42]24 , and similar to the 6-ball Fake Fountain SS:[622]2[62][22]6.
• It's an interesting pattern - there's a normal cascade going on, except each hand throws two balls in a row! But the first one's thrown with a hold, so the height keeps low. Otherwise you'd be juggling SS:990 .

SS:77772
• "7 Balls with a Hold".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRL, LRLR, ...
• This is a good practice for learning the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 . You can get used to the speed of seven balls, but you have a hold every now and then to adjust for any poor throws.

SS:7777770
• "7 Balls with a Hole".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLRL, LRLRLR, ...
• This is a good practice for learning the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 . You can get used to the speed of five balls, but you have a gap every now and then to adjust for any poor throws.

SS:777771
• The "Fake 7".
• Similar to the 4-ball Fake 5 SS:5551 , this is a great pattern to learn to juggle the 7-Ball Cascade SS:7 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, RLRLR, ...
• Juggle seven till you're about to run out, 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.
• This really does look, and feel, as through it's the real thing. Great for confusing people!

SS:75
• The "6-Ball 1/2-Shower".
• Together with the 6-Ball Crossing pattern SS:(6x,6x) , this is the standard way to cross juggle six balls. As with the 4-Ball versions, 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:7566
• The "6-Ball 1/4-Shower".
• An equivalent of the 4-ball Fireworks SS:534 , 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, but all balls explore the pattern.
• You need to control the three heights involved, and so this is really good practice for the firework pattern SS:756 .

SS:7566666
• "6-Ball Tennis".
• An equivalent of the 4-ball Tennis SS:53444 , the effect is of one ball cascaded over five which are fountained and cascaded (SS:7000000 and SS:5666660 ).
• Again, like SS:7566 if the relative throw heights are correct then the pattern looks really impressive. More excellent practice for the fireworks pattern SS:756 .

SS:756
• A 4-Ball Fireworks pattern.
• An equivalent of the 4-ball Fireworks SS:534 , this is a combination of two 1/2-Shower throws and a single fountain throw, and can be broken down into SS:750 and SS:600 . 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 6-ball patterns! Easier variations to try and practice are SS: 7566 and SS:7566666 .

SS:882
• A "2-High 6-Fountain".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LR, RL, LR, ...
• This is another very good pattern to learn in order to help with the 8-Ball Fountain SS:8 . You're doing nothing but 8-throws, and each hand's doing the same work. But the hold 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 8-Fountain SS:8 .

SS:888822
• A "4-High 6-Fountain".
• This is 3 balls in each hand, each the 3-in-1-Hand Hold SS:808020 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRL, RLRL, ...
• Useful to practice the 8-Fountain throw height SS:8 , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:6
• This can be used as a four-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw two high while holding the other one, spin around, throw it, catch them and continue the juggle.

SS:8888820
• A "5-High 6-Fountain".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLRLR, LRLRL, ...
• As with SS:888822 , this is a useful pattern to practice the 8-Fountain SS:8 , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:6 .
• One hand is momentarily empty between every group of throws, so you've got time to quickly exchange the held ball across and back in a double zip SS:8888811 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 8's.
• This can be used as a five-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw three balls high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• Harder than the 4- High 6-Fountain SS:888822 because you need to line up the three high as you throw them. So practice SS:888822 first.

SS:88888800
• A "6-Fountain Flash".
• This is actually an 8-Fountain SS:8 with two balls in a row missing. It's also called the "6-Ball Flash". (However this name can also refer to just six catches of the 6-Fountain).
• 3/4 of the 8-Fountain SS:8 , as with SS:888822 and SS:8888820 this is a useful pattern to practice the 8-Fountain SS:8 , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:6 . However both hands are momentarily empty between every set of throws, so you've got time to clap your hands. This makes it harder to collapse the heights.
• This can be used as a six-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw all six balls high, spin around, catch them and continue the juggle.
• Flashier, although harder than both the 4-High and 5-High 6-Fountains SS:888822 , SS:8888820 because you need to line them all up as you throw them. So practice SS:888822 and SS:8888820 first.

SS:88880880
• This is three 8-Fountains SS:80808000 in each hand.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LRLR, ...
• 3/4 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with two 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:88888080
• This is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and two 8-Fountains SS:80800000 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRLR, ...
• 3/4 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with two 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 pairs of 8-Fountain throws, but with a big gap between so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:8880
• A "3-High 6-Fountain".
• Similar to SS:88888080 , this is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and two 8-Fountains SS:8000 in the other (with latter evenly-spaced).
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, RLR, RLR, ...
• 3/4 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with two 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 gap between so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:888282
• This is 4 balls in one hand SS:80, and two held 8-Fountains SS:802020 in the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRLR, ...
• 3/4 of an 8-Fountain SS:8 (or 8 with two 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 long hold between so you can still concentrate on the other hand.

SS:8888181
• A "6-ball Fake 8".
• This is very similar to the 5-Ball Fake Box SS:8181818 , except that one of the zips is thrown as a fountain.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RLRL, L, LRLR, ...
• Like SS:8181818 , this is a great 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 (the overlap is greater than with SS:8181818 ).
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained four times in one hand before being zipped across to be fountained once in the other hand.

SS:8881881
• A "6-ball Fake 8".
• This is very similar to SS:8888181 , but with the rhythm: RL, LRL, LR, RLR, ...
• Like SS:8888181 , this is a great 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 one hand before being zipped across to be fountained twice in the other hand.

SS:85566666
• A 6-Towers variation.
• Equivalent to the 4-ball version SS:633444 , the effect is of the same ball fountained high in one hand, underneath which the others are cascaded and fountained low between the hands. You can think of it as parking one really high, then fiddling around underneath until it's time to throw it again.
• This is good practice pattern for 6-Ball Towers SS:855 .

SS:8556
• Another 4-Towers variation, like SS:85566666 .
• The 6-ball equivalent of the 4-ball SS:6334 , the effect is of a ball fountained high every other throw from one hand, underneath which the others are cascaded and fountained low between the hands. In fact, the high fountain are the same balls each time SS:8000 , with the four others mixing around in SS:5560 .
• This is also good practice pattern for 6-Ball Towers SS:855 .

SS:855
• "6-Ball Towers".
• The 6-ball equivalent of the 4-Towers SS:633 , the effect is of two balls fountained high in each hand, underneath which the rest are cascaded low between the hands. The key is throwing those 5's really low.
• This is a really good pattern to try as it's really impressive to watch. Easier variations to try and practice are SS:85566666 and SS:8556 .

SS:864
• A "Mixed Fountain".
• A hard pure fountain variation, where each hand throws three balls to heights 4, 6 & 8 in the High-Low-Medium 3-in-1-Hand pattern SS:804060 .

SS:9292929
• A "6-Ball Snake".
• This is a 9-Cascade with three balls missing, a six-ball version of the 5-Snake SS:72727 .
• Visually, the effect is of four balls being snaked around from hand to hand in the rhythm: R, R, RL, L, L, LR, ...
• This is a useful pattern to practice the 9-Cascade SS:9 - despite each hand holding a ball for so long, its timing means you can't "cheat" and collapse the heights down to 7's . So it's a very realistic practice for the 9-Cascade SS:9 .

SS:990
• A "2-High 6-Fountain".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, LR, RL, LR, ...
• The "cheat" multiplexed version is SS:[72]27 .

SS:99919191
• A "6-ball Fake 9".
• This is similar to the 5-ball Fake 7 SS:777171 .
• 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 an extra cascaded the other way.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RLR, ...
• This is a great way, with just six 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.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:99199191
• A "6-ball Fake 9".
• This is very similar to SS:99919191 , but with the rhythm: R, RL, 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:99199191 is sometimes known as a "Fake Nine".
• You can also think of it as a three 5-Ball Showers SS:91 going one way, and two the other.
• This is a great way, with just six 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.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern.

SS:91929
• A similar pattern to the 4-Ball SS:80818 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, L, LR, ...
• This is a great way, with just six balls, to learn the 9-Ball Cascade SS:9 - the hold and zip 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 7's.
• Two balls are thrown in a Hot Potato 501 pattern SS:90001 , while the other four are fountained from hand to hand in flashed pairs as SS:99002 .

SS:[98]01
• A "2-High 6-Fountain".
• This is 3 balls in each hand, each the High 3-in-1-Hand SS:a020 .
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, RL, RL, ...
• Useful to practice the 10-Fountain throw height SS:a , 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:6
• Each hand is simply holding a ball between pair or throws, so you've got time to (very!) quickly exchange them underneath in a shower SS:aa31 . This makes it harder to collapse the heights and keeps the throws true 6's.
• This can be used as a two-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6. Throw two high while holding another, spin around, throw it, catch them and continue the juggle.
• Compare also the harder SS:882 and even-tempo SS:e22 .

SS:aaa00
• A "3-High 6-Fountain".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RLR, LRL, RLR, ...
• Both hands are momentarily empty between every throw, so you've got time to clap your hands.
• Useful to practice the 10-Fountain throw height SS:a , 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:6
• This can be used as a three-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw three high, spin around, catch the next three, throw them and continue the juggle.

SS:a0a0a
• A 6-Fountain where each hand throws a trio of balls, one after the other.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, RL, L, LR, ...
• The "cheat" multiplexed version is SS:[622]2[62][22]6 .

SS:(ax,2x)
• The "Sync 6-Shower".
• This is a squashed version of the Async 6-Shower SS:b1 . 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 6-Quadruple Box SS:(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,2x)* .

SS:(ax,2x)(2x,ax)
• A 6-ball version of the 4-Crossing Cascade SS:(6x,2x)(2x,6x) .
• Visually, the effect is of five balls cascaded higher than usual, underneath which the sixth one is zipped across between the hands.

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

SS:(ax,2x)(ax,2x)*
• A "6-Ball Double Showered Cascade".
• A 6-ball version of the 4-Box Showered Cascade SS:(6x,2x)(2x,6x) .
• Visually, the effect is of four balls cascaded higher than usual, in pairs, underneath which the two are zipped across between the hands.

SS:a1a1a1a1a
• The "6-Ball Fake Box".
• Similar to the Sync Box SS:(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,2x)* . Looks harder, but is easier to do!
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, R, RL, L, L, L, LR, ...
• Like SS:a1a1a1a1a01 , this is one of the best ways to practice the 10-Ball Fountain SS:a - you're doing four 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 overlap.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice, then once, then once, then once in each hand between zips across to the other hand.

SS:a0a1a1a
• A "6-Ball Fake Box".
• Similar to the 6-Ball Fake Box SS:a1a1a1a1a , but here only four balls in a row are fountained, not five.
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, R, RL, L, L, LR, ...
• Like SS:a1a1a1a1a , this is one of the best ways to practice the 10-Ball Fountain SS:a - you're doing four 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 overlap.
• Each ball goes everywhere in the pattern, where it's fountained twice in each hand before being zipped across to the other hand.

SS:b0b0b0b0b0b
• The "6-Ball Snake".
• This is an 11-Cascade with five balls missing, the six-ball version of the 5-Snake SS:909090909 .
• Visually, the effect is of six balls being snaked around from hand to hand in the rhythm: R, R, R, R, RL, L, L, L, L , LR, ...
• This is a useful pattern to practice the 6-Shower SS:b1 (or the 11-Cascade SS:9 ) - despite each hand being empty for so long, its timing means you can't "cheat" and collapse the heights down to 9's or 7's . So it's a very realistic practice for these patterns .

SS:b1
• The "6-Ball Shower"
• The classic circle juggling pattern.
• This is very similar to the Sync 6-Shower SS:(ax,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 ax's become b's. Try in both directions to attempt the 11-Ball Cascade SS:b .

SS:b2b2b2b2b12
• The 6-ball "Baby Juggling" pattern.
• This pattern has the rhythm: RRRRR, LLLLL, ...
• A 6-ball version of SS:929292912 , this pattern is similar in that although officially six balls are juggled, only five are ever tossed in the air SS:b0b0b0b0b00 . The other is constantly being zipped across between the hands, between pauses SS:20202020201 .
• You can also think of it as five reversing 6-Ball Showers SS:b1 .

SS:cc00
• A "2-High 6-Fountain".
• This pattern has the rhythm: RL, RL, RL, ...
• Both hands are momentarily empty between every throw, so you've got time to clap your hands.
• Useful to practice the 6-in-1-Hand throw height SS:c0 (or 12-Ball Fountain SS:c ), 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:6
• This can be used as a two-ball pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw two high while holding another, spin around, throw it, catch them and continue the juggle.
• Compare also SS:662 and even-tempo SS:822 .

SS:c1c1c1c12
• A 6-ball version of SS:a1a1a12 , 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: RRRR, LLLL, ...
• This is very similar to the Sync version SS:(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,2x)(a,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 10's become 12'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:c0
• "6 Balls in 1 Hand".
• One hand throws and catches the same ball in a 12-Fountain pattern SS:c .
• This is the 6-ball version of 5 Balls in 1 Hand SS:a0 , and is half of the 12-Fountain SS:a .
• As with 5 balls, you need to be really accurate to avoid collisions. But the speed means that you need to throw really, really high!

SS:d1d12
• A "Reversing Double Shower".
• A 6-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 cascaded, two in a row.
• This pattern has the same rhythm as the 3-ball Baby Juggling pattern SS:52512 : RR, LL, RR, LL, ...

SS:e22
• A "High 6-Fountain".
• A high, slow 6-fountain SS:6 . Useful to attempt the 7-in-1-Hand throw height SS:e0 , but it's hard to do this without "cheating" and collapsing the heights down to a SS:6
• This could be used as a continuous pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 (!) Throw one high while holding the other two, spin around, throw them, catch it and continue the juggle.

SS:e00e00e
• This pattern has the rhythm: R, LR, L, RL, ...
• A Higher, more overlapping, variation of SS:50505 .
• Having nothing but 7-in-1-Hand SS:7 throws, this is a useful pattern to practice this. Both hands are momentarily empty between most throws, so you've got time to clap your hands. This makes it harder to collapse the heights.
• This can be used as a double pirouette from the 6-Fountain SS:6 . Throw two high while holding one, spin around, catch one, throw it, spin again, catch and continue the juggle!

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