Symmetric Georgian Scuffle

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Steve Hoggan (video)

     The Symmetric Georgian Scuffle is, as it sounds, the symmetrical variation of the Georgian Scuffle, established by Steve Hoggan. It could also be thought of as a variation of the Kraken, but for the sake of this tutorial I am going to assume you are approaching this pattern with the Georgian Scuffle already mastered on both sides, rather than the Kraken. Of course, it would certainly help if you are familiar with both patterns.

    To begin learning the Symmetric Georgian Scuffle, you are going to start with the last throws of the asymmetric Georgian Scuffle. Notice how after you claw catch the center ball your hand is circles over and around another ball. For the Symmetric Georgian Scuffle, you are instead going to cross that hand (lets say your dominant hand in this case) underneath your other hand (in this case your non-dominant hand). As your dominant hand approaches your non-dominant hand, you are going to make a throw from your non-dominant hand toward the center of your body, and then cross the hand over your dominant hand and catch the vertical ball dropped on the dominant side of your body. You will then catch the ball your non-dominant hand just threw using your dominant hand (which is still crossed underneath your non-dominant hand).
    Practice this on both sides. To finish the pattern, you are going to make a vertical throw from your dominant hand along the non-dominant side of your body, clearing space for you to catch the ball thrown at the end of the previous step. At the same time, you are going to circle your non-dominant hand (which at this point is still crossed over your dominant hand) over and around the vertical ball just thrown from your dominant hand, catching the ball as you finish the motion.
    Once again, practice this on both sides. To run the full pattern, simply make a fake throw from your dominant hand as your non-dominant hand scoops up the last ball. This will set you up to repeat the pattern on the opposite side of your body. Like its asymmetric counterpart, the Symmetric Georgian Scuffle benefits aesthetically from a quick pace, so practice is necessary in order to perform the trick at its full potential.