TWJ Club (text-based)
Harrison's Hang is a three ball
pattern established by Danny Harrison. It can almost be thought of as
Penman's Pandemonium grafted onto a 441 base, though this description isn't
entirely accurate. You will therefore want to be very comfortable with both
of these tricks before attempting Harrison's Hang.
To begin learning Harrison's Hang, start with two balls in
your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant hand. Shift your
dominant hand over to the non-dominant side of your body, and then raise
your non-dominant hand such that it is positioned over your dominant hand.
Make a throw from your dominant hand toward the center of your body while
simultaneously swinging your non-dominant hand around in a three-quarter
circle such that it passes inside of, under, and then outside of the ball
your dominant hand just threw. As that ball descends and as your
non-dominant hand completes its partial circle you are going to move your
dominant hand directly underneath your non-dominant hand, and then make a
vertical pass from your dominant hand to your non-dominant hand, clearing
space for your dominant hand to catch the first ball it threw. At the same
time you will make a vertical throw from your non-dominant hand (with your
palm facing down), clearing space for your non-dominant hand to catch the
vertical pass. Your non-dominant hand will then catch its vertical throw.
As shown, practice this on both sides. You have basically
performed one full cycle of Harrison's Hang. To connect two cycles together
(i.e. to connect both sides of the pattern) you are going to take your
non-dominant hand, which just caught the vertical pass, and cross it over to
the dominant side of your body; you will then make a throw from your
non-dominant hand toward the center of your body. At the same time you will
raise your dominant hand and begin moving it in the same three-quarter
circle that your non-dominant hand did at the very beginning—rotating
inside of, under, and then outside of the ball thrown by your non-dominant
hand. Your non-dominant hand will then catch the ball it threw.
Notice that the last throw and its accompanying arm flourish
are a mirror image of what you did at the beginning; to continue that
pattern simply make another vertical pass (from your non-dominant hand to
your dominant hand this time) and proceed from there. Harrison's Hang is a
fairly easy yet fun pattern to juggle, especially if you enjoy vertical
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