Learn to juggle (balls)Important note : balls must be thrown in a vertical plane / learn to amortize your balls at reception.
Become familiar with one ball
Throw it from all possible heights to catch it with the same hand or the main opposite. Clearly, get used to the sensations of your ball.
Cascade throw : Hold the ball in your palm (which is pointing upward). Your forearm is horizontal in front of you. Then lower your forearm a little while keeping your palm up. Raise the forearm quite quickly up to your chest and slightly tilted to the left (for the right hand) or to the right (for the left hand) with the palm, this time slightly tilted towards you. Then let go of the ball, spreading your hand well and not closing it.
Cascade reception : Your palm is facing up and your horizontal forearm is tilted slightly to the right (for your right hand). Your hand, far apart, then receive the ball in the middle of your palm while closing your fingers on the ball. The reception takes place outside. The hand then passes from the inside to the outside of the body (in a short trip). But it is especially the wrist which is responsible for fetching the ball where it arrives. Then, the hand carries the ball in the reverse path to present itself in the throwing position (the loop is complete).
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Begin with two ballsThe cascade with a break
This step is very important if you want to learn to juggle three balls.
With two balls, the cascade consists of throwing one ball after the other so that each ball contained in one hand arrives in the opposite hand.
Exercise : throw the first ball with the R.H. towards the L.H. (conversely for left-handers), then send the second ball which is in your L.H. below (inside) the first ball when it is high enough, towards R.H. Take a little breath and then repeat the same thing until you get there perfectly.
The 2 balls must be at the same height, before your eyes, and you must be careful to pass a ball below the other.
Then practice doing the same thing, but this time starting with the left hand (vice versa for left-handers).For the trajectories of the balls :
When you manage to do the cascade correctly with a break, you can tackle the cascade.
Exercise : throw the first ball with the R.H. towards the L.H., then send the second ball which is in your L.H. below (inside) the first ball when it is high enough. Then, this time there is no break, throw the ball which arrived in the L.H. towards the R.H. and the one which arrived in your R.H. towards your L.H. below that which you threw before. You can then chain the figure. Then practice doing the same thing, but this time starting with the left hand (optional).
Synthesis for the cascade
Ball 1 (b1) in R.H., ball 2 (b2) in L.H. Throw b1 in cascade, then b2 in cascade when b1 is at the top of its trajectory. Recover b1 in L.H., and restart immediately, then recover b2 in R.H., and restart… Variant (303): Start with 2 balls in R.H. Throw the 2 balls in a row, then recover the first in L.H. and restart immediately, recover the second in L.H. and restart.For the trajectories of the balls :
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Learn to three balls
And here is the long awaited moment: The 3-ball cascade! For this first 3 ball figure I advise you to work with your instinct. You will see that your exercises with 2 balls will not have served you, so to speak, for nothing.Be careful to throw the balls one below (inside) the other. To help you better:
First of all, you have, for starting, 2 balls in the R.H. and 1 ball in the L.H. (conversely for left-handers). Then throw the first ball in your R.H. When it gets high enough and it starts to go down towards your L.H., throw the second ball which is in your L.H. below (inside) the first ball that your R.H. has just thrown. And immediately catch the first ball with the L.H. Then throw the third ball which is in your R.H. still below (inside) the second ball that your L.H. has just thrown. You just have to continue.
You will not be able, from the first day, to juggle 3 balls perfectly. But the more you train, the longer you can juggle. If you have patience, in one month you can master the 3 ball cascade, it's not that hard.Small learning exercise:
Make 3 throws. The balls were then all exchanged. Breathe. Then resume. Now 4 throws. Breathe. Then resume. You can then, in the continuity of your training, do the same exercise with as many throws as you wish, this will allow you to feel more comfortable.
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