The High-Low Cascade
(unofficial name) is a variation of the three ball Cascade in which each
regular throw is paired with a simultaneous vertical toss from the other
hand. This short toss is quickly caught by the hand that threw it, resulting
in no net disruption of the overall Cascade pattern. This trick
is fairly simple to learn, with only the regular Cascade as a necessary
To begin learning the High-Low Cascade, start with one ball
in each hand. Simultaneously make a high Cascade throw from your dominant
hand and a low vertical toss from your non-dominant hand. If timed
correctly, the tossed ball should be caught by your non-dominant hand as the
other ball reaches its peak. When practicing it is best to
exaggerate the height difference to make the timing easier.
As shown, practice this on both sides. Once you are very
comfortable making these two throws in both hand configurations you will be
ready to add in the third ball. Start with two balls in your dominant hand
and one ball in your non-dominant. Make the same simultaneous throws you
performed in the previous step but then, instead of simply waiting to catch
the high ball, you will make another pair of simultaneous throws, this time
making the high throw with the ball that was previously used for the short
throw. This will clear space for your non-dominant hand to catch the high
throw made by your dominant hand. The second high throw (made by
your non-dominant hand) will then be caught by your dominant hand.
Practice this on both sides. You have just completed two
cycles of the High-Low Cascade. Simply keep making pairs of of high and low
throws to continue the pattern, as if juggling a tall Cascade.
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