Before trying this, you should know how to do a three ball Flash.
You may also want to learn how to juggle
Four Balls before
learning five. The patterns for four and five are completely
different, but just getting used to having more balls in the air
might be a good idea. As the name implies, the Five Ball Cascade
is the exact same pattern as the three ball Cascade, only with two
extra balls. The first three throws of a five ball cascade are the
same as a three ball Flash. Once you throw those three balls up,
it's just a matter of replacing them with the two balls in your
hands as they come down. I know that's easier said than done.
are a few tips:
- Use beanbags. You'll spend less time chasing balls rolling
- Keep practicing the three ball
- Some people watch the top of the two peaks the balls make,
some watch the intersection of the paths just before the
peaks. In any case, you should be looking up. I look up before
I make my first throw.
- It is slower and more relaxed than it looks when someone
else is doing it. I think I was rushing it when I first
started. I was also too tense. Relax.
- Try not to move your elbows too much. They should be near
your sides, not flailing all over the place.
- As with any juggling pattern, the throws are more important
than the catches. If you make good throws, the catches should
- Here's how I hold three balls in one hand. There are other
ways to do it, but this works for me. I throw them in the
order that they're numbered.