Burke's Barrage is a three ball
trick established by Ken Burke which looks like a Mills Mess with one ball
carried through the pattern in a circular motion. It is one of the many 423
tricks, and is especially similar to Takeouts (the two tricks are often
confused with each other). However, compared to Takeouts, Burke's Barrage
benefits more from speed than size, and is best performed at a height
similar to Mills Mess. For this reason, Burke's Barrage is slightly more
difficult than Takeouts, therefore the latter trick should be learned before
trying this pattern.
To start learning Burke's Barrage, juggle a normal Takeouts
pattern, but try carrying your hand between the two center balls, instead of
Practice this until your are comfortable with the
motion. After that, the only thing left is to practice making the two throws
look like their part of a Mills Mess. This is done by throwing the balls
across your body instead of in vertical columns—though the trick can still
be performed with columns throws if you so desire. If you are having trouble
getting these throws to look good, it might help to practice the Fake Mess,
another 423 pattern that also mimics a Mills Mess.
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