Buffalo Shuffle

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John Kilgust (demonstration)

     The Buffalo Shuffle is a variation of the Georgian Shuffle in which the multiplex is thrown under the arm, followed by two claw catches in quick succession. This gives the pattern a rushed feeling when juggled, differentiating it from the more calm and rhythmic Georgian Shuffle. There is also a symmetrical version of the Buffalo Shuffle known as the Davenport Shuffle.

    To learn the Buffalo Shuffle, it is best to start with the first two under the arm throws. Hold two balls in your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant hand. Cross your non-dominant hand underneath your dominant hand, and then make a vertical throw with your non-dominant hand. Then, bring your non-dominant arm around and over your dominant arm, claw catching the ball with your non-dominant hand. Just as that ball is being caught, make a split multiplex with your dominant hand, and catch both balls.
    Once you have mastered this step, it is time to add in the last two throws. Instead of ending by simply catching the outside multiplexed ball, as shown in the previous step, you are instead going to make a vertical throw with your non-dominant hand, clearing space for the outside multiplexed ball to be caught. Then, you are going to reach over with your dominant hand and claw catch the vertical throw. Finally, you are going to make an under the arm throw with your non-dominant hand, identical to the one done at the beginning of the previous step. This will set you up for the next cycle.
    That's one cycle of the Buffalo Shuffle. To run the full pattern, just claw catch the last throw of the previous step, and do another multiplex.

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