Tomek Grochowski: “I wouldn’t agree that shower is a base pattern. It’s a siteswap, and to say more an excited state, which makes it a trick even more apart from base pattern. Interesting video though.”
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Juliane spotted a confusing image on Instagram and asked Luke to explain what is going on. Justin was wondering how many balls in a pattern, and also if it would be possible to juggle the pattern.
Justin’s Instagram post:
Siteswap simulator in the video:
Every hand (manipulator) is notated on every beat.
If an object is in a hand, it must be notated. If an object is not notated, it must be out of a hand.
A letter after a number means that object is going to be in a different hand next time it is notated.
Beats are equally spaced in time.
Patterns loop. If not, extra syntax is needed.
Sets of hands can be separated by different punctuation, with “x” being used to direct an object to “the other hand in the pair”.
An asterisk/star (*) after a pattern means “do that again but with the values swapped to the other hands in the pair”.
Other fun number tricks, punctuation/syntax, and shortcuts will be shared in the next videos.
Vanilla Siteswap is elegant and concise. Multiplex Siteswap is a handy extension. Synch Siteswap? A pain. Multiplex Synch Siteswap? Horrendous. Transitioning from Vanilla Siteswap to Synch Siteswap? THE WORST.