The Sprung Cascade is a unique
four ball trick that is essentially the three ball Cascade with a fourth
ball being passed between hands with every throw. The pattern can also be
thought of as a Box with the vertical throws being switched to Cascade
throws. The Sprung Cascade is an enjoyable yet difficult pattern to juggle,
and looks good to spectators.
To learn the Sprung Cascade, it is best to start with an
adaptation of the three ball Box. Juggle a standard Box, but then make one
of the vertical throws from your dominant hand a high Cascade throw instead.
While that ball is in the air, make a second high Cascade throw with your
non-dominant hand, passing the remaining ball in your dominant hand to your
non-dominant hand, as if juggling the normal Box. Then, as the first ball
begin to come back down toward your non-dominant hand, pass the third ball
back to your dominant hand, and then catch the first ball. As the second
ball is approaching your dominant hand, resume juggling the standard Box by
making a vertical throw with your non-dominant hand paired with a horizontal
pass from your dominant hand.
Practice this extensively. Once you have it mastered, you are
ready to add in the fourth ball. Start with two balls in each hand, and then
make one high Cascade throw from each hand, starting with your dominant
hand. As the first ball approaches your non-dominant hand, make a third
Cascade throw from your dominant hand and pair it with a horizontal pass
from your non-dominant hand, clearing space in your non-dominant hand to
catch the first Cascade throw. As the second Cascade throw approaches your
dominant hand, make a fourth Cascade throw from your non-dominant hand, and
then make a horizontal pass from your dominant hand, clearing space to catch
the second Cascade throw. Then catch all the balls.
This step may take some time to master. It might help to work
on just doing the first Cascade/horizontal pass combination, in order to get
used to the throws. Only after the first one is mastered should you then try
chaining two together.
Once you have the above step mastered, you need only continue
making Cascade/horizontal pass combinations and you will be juggling the
full Sprung Cascade. While practicing, you should eventually start to get
into a rhythm, which will make the trick much easier.
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