Shower: Swap Variation
The Swap variation of the
Shower is essentially a normal Shower with an extra double pass made
underneath every high throw. This gives the pattern a more rushed feel, and
makes it harder to control. The Swap variation can also be thought of as a
synchronous version of the High-Low Shower, though it is a faster and
To learn the Swap variation, start with two balls in your
dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant. Make a high throw from your
dominant hand and then, as that ball reaches its peak, make a pass from
each hand simultaneously, raising your non-dominant hand up slightly to
avoid collision. After the two passes are completed, the high ball thrown
earlier should be descending toward your non-dominant hand. Make a second
high throw from your dominant hand paired with a horizontal pass from your
non-dominant hand, clearing space for your non-dominant hand to catch the
Practice this step extensively. To run the full Swap
variation, simply perform another double pass underneath the second high
throw, followed by another throw/pass combination. The cycle then repeats.
The Swap variation of the Shower is not a particularly hard pattern, but the
quick double pass will take some time to master.
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