Georgian Scuffle

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Steve Hoggan (video)

     The Georgian Scuffle is a variation of the Georgian Shuffle established by Steve Hoggan that combines the claw catch midair stalls of the Kraken with the asymmetric multiplex and fake throw of the Georgian Shuffle. This fusion of parts from two very different tricks results in a pattern with a highly distinct timing and feel. Before attempting the Georgian Scuffle, you should already be very familiar with the Georgian Shuffle. Experience with the Kraken will also make the pattern much easier to learn, though this is not required.

    To learn the Georgian Scuffle, start with two balls in your dominant hand and one ball in your non-dominant. Make a fake throw from your non-dominant hand back to itself (as would be done in the Georgian Shuffle) and then, as you catch the ball, make a split multiplex from your dominant hand. As the balls reach their peak, claw catch the ball furthest from your dominant hand with that hand. As you claw catch the multiplexed ball, you are going to make an under-the-arm vertical throw from your non-dominant hand along the dominant side of your body, clearing space for your non-dominant hand to catch the other multiplexed ball (the one that was closest to your dominant hand). So far these throws and catches have been identical to those in the Georgian Shuffle.

    As that vertical ball reaches its peak, you are going to basically drop the ball in your dominant hand (you will still give the ball a bit of upward motion as you release it) and then use that same hand to claw catch the vertical ball. As the ball dropped from your dominant hand approaches your non-dominant hand, you are going to make a throw along the center of your body using your non-dominant hand, which will then catch the ball dropped from your dominant hand. The center ball will then be caught by your dominant hand.
    Practice this until you can perform and catch all the throws consistently, especially the midair drop. For the next step you are going to add in a second midair drop from your dominant hand, using the ball that was caught after the first midair drop (the ball that was grabbed from the air awkwardly at the end of the previous animation). After performing the drop, you are going to claw catch the center ball thrown from your non-dominant hand out of the air. Simultaneously, you are going to bring your non-dominant hand, which should have recently caught a ball, over to the dominant side of your body, where it will make a vertical throw along the outside of the ball your dominant hand dropped. This will clear space for your non-dominant hand to catch that dropped ball. You will then take your dominant hand, which just caught the center ball, and circle it over and around the vertical ball just thrown from your non-dominant hand, catching it as you finish.
    To run the full pattern, simply make another fake throw from your non-dominant hand as your dominant hand is catching the final ball. This will set you up for the next cycle. The Georgian Scuffle benefits from a quick pace, so you will want to make the pattern as small and fast as possible.