The Kingston Shuffle is a three
ball pattern established by Greg Phillips that uses a rather unique vertical catch along with stacked
multiplexes to create a fairly original trick. The Kingston Shuffle also
bears some resemblance to the Georgian Shuffle, since it employs a "fake"
throw from one hand back to itself.
To learn the Kingston Shuffle, start with one ball in your
dominant hand and two balls in your non-dominant. Bring your non-dominant
hand toward the center of your body, and make a roughly vertical throw
angled slightly toward your dominant hand. Simultaneously, raise your
dominant hand such that it stays roughly the same distance from the ball
thrown by your non-dominant hand. Once that ball reaches its peak and begins
to descend, bring your dominant down on it, catching the ball. As that ball
is caught, make a throw from your non-dominant hand toward the center of
your body, then raise that same hand up and claw catch the ball. As that
catch is being made, perform a stacked multiplex throw from your dominant
hand, catching the top ball with your dominant hand and the bottom ball with
Practice this on both sides. To add in the final two throws,
you are going to reach over and make a Column throw on the opposite side of
your body with your non-dominant hand. This will clear space for you to
catch the bottom multiplexed ball. Simultaneously, you are going to raise up
your dominant hand after you make the multiplex and pluck the top ball out
of the air as it's reaching its peak. You will then swing this ball over and
around the Column throw that you just made from your non-dominant hand. That
ball will then be thrown from the center of your body toward your
non-dominant hand, which will rise up with and drop down to catch the ball
(just like in the very first throw).
Again, practice this on both sides. The final catch of this
step marks the beginning of a new cycle, so to run the full Kingston Shuffle
you just need to make another throw/claw catch combination using your
dominant hand, and then follow it up with a stacked multiplex from your
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