Luke Burrage (demonstration)
Luke's Lobotomy is a three ball
pattern established by Luke
Burrage. While fairly simple overall, the trick is hard to describe, as
it combines an odd Crossed-Arm Reverse Cascade variation (where all the
throws and catches are made "over-the-arm") with under-the-arm throws
reminiscent of the Buffalo Shuffle.
To begin learning Luke's Lobotomy, start with two balls in
your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant. Cross your dominant
arm over your non-dominant arm, and then perform a high throw toward the
center of your body from your dominant hand while simultaneously making a
short under-the-arm vertical throw from your non-dominant hand. After making
these throws, uncross and then recross your arms such that your non-dominant
hand is now on top, and then use that hand to catch (claw catch is probably
easiest) the ball it had thrown under-the-arm. You will then catch the high
ball using your non-dominant hand as well.
As shown, practice this on both sides. For the next step you
are going to link the two sides together. Start by performing the same pair
of throws that you did in the previous step, but instead of simply waiting
to catch the high throw you will instead make another pair of throws, this
time with your non-dominant hand making the high throw. The previous high
throw will then be caught by your now empty non-dominant hand as your arms
uncross and recross, putting your dominant hand back on top where it can
catch its under-the-arm throw. You will then catch the high throw from your
non-dominant hand with your dominant hand.
Practice this on both sides. By now your body should begin to
automatically continue the pattern, as it simply keeps making alternating
pairs of throws. While Luke's Lobotomy is a fairly easy pattern, the trick
has a unique look and feel that makes it pleasing to both watch and juggle.
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