The Pendulum Drop is a three
ball pattern in which one hand juggles a Two in one while the other hand
rhythmically catches and drops a third ball. When done properly, that hand
will move back and forth in a manner reminiscent of a pendulum. The Pendulum
Drop is one of three main tricks that use a consitent horizontal carry (the
other two being the Factory and Inverted Shower).
To learn the Pendulum Drop, start by juggling a Two in one
with your dominant hand while holding a third ball in your non-dominant
hand. Raise your non-dominant hand such that it is at the same height as the
peak of your Two in one, and then make a small throw from your non-dominant
hand toward your dominant hand (you are pretty much dropping the ball down
to your other hand). At the same time, make a throw from your dominant hand
toward the center of your body, so that it peaks near your non-dominant
hand. Catch that ball with your non-dominant hand, and then continue
juggling a Two in one with your dominant hand.
Practice this until your are comfortable making the pass from
your non-dominant hand. To run the full pattern, you are going to make a
pass after every two throws from your dominant hand (i.e. every other
throw). When your non-dominant hand is not making a pass, you are going to
swing it away for the center of your body, a position which it will then
swing back from when making another throw (this creates the pendulum
effect). A fair amount of practice will likely be required to achieve
maximum smoothness and rhythm.
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