The 9 is four times as high as the cascade, the 7 is a little more than half the height of the 9, the 5 is a little less than half the height of the 7 (the same height as the cascade), the 3 is about a quarter of the height of the 5, and the 1 is a pass from one hand to the other. All the objects should peak at the same time.
A round of this pattern is one instance of the throws "97531", all of which must be caught for that round to be counted. Multiple rounds must all be directly connected.
World records with publicly available video evidence:
- 5 ball 97531: 8 minutes and 29 seconds by Ofek Snir in 2014 (video)
- 5 ring 97531: 10 rounds by Marc Schneider in 2015* (video)
- 5 club 97531: 10 rounds by Iver Tronstad in 2015* (video)
*to a qualify
You can use these exercises to practice the same kinds of throws and sequences of throws that are done in this pattern, before you learn the full pattern.
Some of the siteswaps listed below are shortened to leave out parts where you’re not doing anything. Click on them to see animations of the exercises.
You should practice doing these starting with your right hand and with your left hand, so that you will be ready to learn the full symmetrical pattern.
Exercises to prepare for 97531: