Singapore Shuffle

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Todd Strong (text-based)

     The Singapore Shuffle, established by Loh Koah Fong, is a symmetrical variation of the Georgian Shuffle where all throws are made under the arm, including the fake "throw" and the multiplex. This separates it from the closely related Davenport Shuffle, which utilizes an overthrow to catch one of the multiplexed balls.

    To learn the Singapore Shuffle, it is best to start with two balls in your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant. Cross your arms so that the dominant hand, which is holding two balls, is underneath your non-dominant hand. Then, make a multiplex throw from your dominant hand and uncross your arms. Catch the outermost multiplexed ball with your dominant hand, and then make a vertical throw with your non-dominant hand, clearing space for that hand to catch the remaining multiplexed ball. Then catch the final ball.
    Practice this on both sides. Once you have it mastered, you are ready to run a full cycle. Instead of letting the vertical ball simply fall back into your hand, as done in the previous step, you are going to bring the hand that threw  it around and over your other arm, claw catching the ball about halfway down its descent. Just as that ball is being caught, make a throw from your other hand underneath the arm of the hand which just claw caught the vertical ball. Then, bring the hand which just made the under the arm throw around and up over the other hand, claw catching the ball it just threw.
    Practice a full cycle on each side. Then, to pair them together and run the full Singapore Shuffle, just throw another multiplex after the final claw catch. It may help to remember that the hand which throws the multiplex is always the hand that catches the outside multiplexed ball.

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