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Richard: 42423

A Pendulum-like trick. Jumping straight to it:

Version 1.0
Start with two balls in your LH and one in your RH. Hold your right arm out in front of you, cross it over your LH, and turn it into clawing position.
1) Throw an under-the-arm 2-in-1 hand throw from your LH. As it goes up, swing your RH under it and to the right.
2) Throw another LH 2-in-1 hand throw, making this one go to the outside (left) of the ball in the air. At the same time, swing your RH back to the left where it came from, going over the falling 2-in-1 hand ball and under the ball youíre throwing now.
3) Finish swinging with your RH about the time you make an under-the-arm catch with the falling 2-in-1 hand ball.
4) Make an under-the-arm 2-in-1 hand throw with your LH. The ball will go to the inside (right) of the one in the air. Catch the falling ball in your LH.
5) Move your hands as if you were turning a wheel clockwise. Your RH will end up on the bottom, face up, and your LH will end up crossed over it, in clawing position. Take care to make the wheel small enough so that you donít wrap the 2-in-1 hand ball in the middle while youíre turning.

Now for the same thing on the other side:

6) Throw an under-the-arm 2-in-1 hand throw with your RH. As it goes up, swing your LH to the left, going under this ball. Catch the ball coming down in your RH.
7) Make another RH 2-in-1 hand throw, this one going to the outside (to the right of) the ball in the air. At the same time as you throw this ball, swing your LH back to the right side of the pattern, traveling over the falling 2-in-1 hand ball and under this one.
8) When you finish swinging with your LH, throw a RH 2-in-1 hand throw going to the left of (to the inside of) the ball in the air, and catch the 2-in-1 hand throw coming down.
9) Turn the wheel to the left, making sure to not include the ball in the air in your circle. This takes you straight back to the beginning.

Richard is a pretty easy pattern, and itís fun to do as well because of all the swinging. You can make the swinging robot-like or flowing or somewhere in between to suit the style of your routine. See how I do it here.

-Will Penman