Penman's Pandemonium

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William Penman (demonstration)

     Penman's Pandemonium is a three ball pattern established by William Penman that includes a vertical throw/pass combination combined with revolving arm movements similar to Orka's Mess. Penman's Pandemonium is one of simplest patterns that includes a vertical pass, since its only other distinct throws are made in a u-shape along the outside of the pattern.

    To learn Penman's Pandemonium, it is best to begin with the vertical pass and arm motion. Start with one ball in each hand, and then bring both hands to the center of your body, placing your dominant hand about twelve inches above your non-dominant hand. Then, simultaneously throw each ball upwards. The ball from your non-dominant hand should be passed right to your dominant hand, while the ball from your dominant hand should stay in air longer. During that time, you are going to swing your dominant hand up and over the ball as it is coming back down, finally catching it with your non-dominant hand.
    As shown, practice this on both sides. To add in the third ball, start with two balls in your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant. Cross your dominant hand underneath your non-dominant, and then make a vertical throw. Then uncross your arms and position your dominant hand directly above your non-dominant hand, and make the two vertical throws made in step one. This will clear space for you to catch the very first ball with your non-dominant hand. After making the pair of vertical throws, swing your dominant hand up and over the top ball (as done in step one), and then make a vertical throw from your non-dominant hand on the dominant side of your body, and catch the top ball from the pair of vertical throws.
    Practice this on both sides. To run the full Penman's Pandemonium, simply bring your non-dominant hand, which made the last vertical throw in the previous step, up above your dominant hand and make another pair of vertical throws, beginning a second cycle.