- Siteswap: (4x,4x)(4,0)
- Difficulty (1-10): 3
- Prerequisites: Columns
- Related Tricks: Overthrow Variation
Rainbow Cross (also known as
The Umbrella) is a variation on the standard Columns pattern in which the
two outside balls are thrown in arching paths across your body, with one
ball passing just beneath the other to avoid collisions.
The only tricky part of this pattern is the arch throws, which require a bit of practice to master. Therefore, to most quickly learn the trick, it would be best to start out with just two balls, and practice those throws.
Once you can make the arch throws easily, you can add in the third ball. It is probably most natural to start with a normal Columns pattern, and then occasionally add in some arch throws. As you become more accustomed to the trick, you can eventually start doing Rainbow Cross constantly.