Five Ball Split Multiplex Cascade

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     The Five Ball Split Multiplex Cascade is essentially a three ball Cascade where every normal throw is paired with a vertical throw that returns to the same hand. This is the split multiplex, which adds a layer of complexity without making the pattern that much harder. As such, the Five Ball Split Multiplex Cascade is probably one of the easiest tricks that can be done with five balls.

    To learn the Five Ball Split Multiplex Cascade, start with two balls in each hand. Make a split multiplex from your dominant hand such that one ball travels across your body while the other ball stays roughly in line with your dominant hand. As the ball thrown across your body approaches your non-dominant hand, and as the vertical ball from the multiplex approaches your dominant hand, make a second, identical, multiplex from your non-dominant hand, clearing space for you to catch that first ball. Then catch the rest of the balls.
    As shown, practice this on both sides. While the animations in this tutorial all show the two balls being thrown at different heights, this is a purely stylistic choice, as many jugglers throw both balls at equal heights. Once you can make these two multiplex throws consistently, it is time to add in the fifth ball. Start with three balls in your dominant hand and two balls in your non-dominant. Make a single Cascade throw from your dominant hand, and then make a split multiplex from your non-dominant hand, clearing space for your hand to catch the first ball. As the ball from that multiplex approaches your dominant hand, make a second split multiplex and catch that ball. Then catch the rest of the balls.
    Once you have this first cycle mastered, you simply need to keep making split multiplexes and you will be running the full Five Ball Split Multiplex Cascade.

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