William Penman (demonstration)
Penman's Pandemonium is a three
ball pattern established by
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
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.
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