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(6x,4)(0,2x)
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3 ball David's dilemma

Capacity

3

Period

4

Full period

8

Orbits

2

Composition

Prime

States

(1,1)(0,1) (6x,4)
(0,1)(0,1)(0,1) (0,2x)

Ladder diagram

6x402x

Stack notation

(3x,3)(0,1x)

Anagrams

(6x,0)(4,2x) (time-reverse)

 

David's dilemma (also called sunny side up) is an asymmetrical synchronous pattern invented by David Thomas.

In this pattern one hand makes a crossing throw while the other hand makes a lower non-crossing throw (like in the siteswap (6x,4)*, but always done on the same side of the pattern), and then the hand that makes the lower throws passes an object back over to the hand that makes the higher throws (like in a shower pattern).

The 3 ball pattern is (6x,4)(0,2x) in siteswap notation. Two objects are showered around a third object, which stays on the catching hand's side of the pattern.

Siteswap exercisesEdit

You can use these exercises to practice the same kinds 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 able to do the pattern on either side.

3 ball David's dilemma:

Prerequisites: 3 ball shower

Exercises to prepare for (6x,4)(0,2x):

VariationsEdit

  • (ax,4)(0,2x) - a 4 ball sunny side up pattern where there is only one non-showered ball, like in the 3 ball pattern
  • (8x,6)(0,2x) - an easier 4 ball variation
Juggling Tutorial David's Dilemma

Juggling Tutorial David's Dilemma

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