Martin

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     Martin is a five ball pattern established by Nate Martin. It can be thought of as a variation of the three ball Cascade in which a high vertical toss is made before each crossing throw. This adds some height and complexity to the otherwise simple Cascade, though Martin's difficulty level still remains well below that of most five ball tricks.

    To begin learning Martin, start with two balls in your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant hand. Make a fairly high crossing throw from your non-dominant hand to your dominant hand and then, as that ball reaches its peak, make a higher vertical throw from your dominant hand. As the first ball approaches your dominant hand you are going to make another high crossing throw, this time from your dominant hand to your non-dominant hand. This will clear space for your dominant hand to catch the first crossing throw. You will then also catch the high vertical ball with your dominant hand.
    Practice this on both sides. To add in the fourth and fifth ball, start with two balls in your dominant hand and three balls in your non-dominant hand. Make a high crossing throw from your non-dominant hand to your dominant hand, and then follow that up with the same throws and catches you performed in step one. After you make the crossing throw from your dominant hand back to your non-dominant hand you are then going to repeat the same throws and catches of step one, this time using your non-dominant hand.
    As shown, practice this on both sides. To run the full pattern simply keep repeating cycles of step one on alternating sides of your body. Martin has a fairly unique cadence that makes it interesting to juggle, and spectators will likely be fooled into thinking the trick is harder than it really is. 

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