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53
5O3I 200
4 ball halfshower

Capacity

4

Period

2

Full period

8

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(Ground state)
1111 (5)
11101 (3)

Ladder diagram

53

Stack notation

43

Dual

Self-dual

 

(6x,4x)
6xO4xI 200
5 ball halfshower

Capacity

5

Period

2

Full period

10

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

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

Ladder diagram

6x4x

Stack notation

(5x,4x)

Dual

Self-dual

 

73
7O3I 200
5 ball excited state halfshower

Capacity

5

Period

2

Full period

10

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(Excited state)
111101 (7)
1110101 (3)

Ladder diagram

73

Stack notation

53

Dual

Self-dual

 

75
7O5I 200
6 ball halfshower

Capacity

6

Period

2

Full period

12

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(Ground state)
111111 (7)
1111101 (5)

Ladder diagram

75

Stack notation

65

Dual

Self-dual

 

(8x,4x)
8xO4xI 200
6 ball synch excited state halfshower

Capacity

6

Period

2

Full period

12

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(Excited state)
(1,1)(1,1)(0,1)(0,1) (8x,4x)

Ladder diagram

8x4x

Stack notation

(6x,4x)

Dual

Self-dual

 

93
9O3I 200
6 ball asynch excited state halfshower

Capacity

6

Period

2

Full period

12

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(Excited state)
11110101 (9)
111010101 (3)

Ladder diagram

93

Stack notation

63

Dual

Self-dual

 

(8x,6x)
8xO6xI 200
7 ball halfshower

Capacity

7

Period

2

Full period

14

Orbits

1

Composition

Prime

States

(1,1)(1,1)(1,1)(0,1) (8x,6x)

Ladder diagram

8x6x

Stack notation

(7x,6x)

Dual

Self-dual

 

A halfshower is a pattern where one hand does outside throws and the other hand does inside throws.

It can be done in any 2-handed period 2 crossing siteswap that isn't a shower. If one hand throws higher than the other, that hand does outside throws.

5 ball halfshower 3 up 360 animation
5 ball halfshower 5 up 360 animation

Outside throws with rings and clubs are normally done with the props turned sideways (flat fronts). In a halfshower, the flat fronts can be thrown behind the other throws to avoid collisions.

You can transition from a 5 ball cascade to the synch halfshower (6x,4x) the same way you would transition to (6x,4)* - make two crossing throws from one hand in the cascade at 6 ball height: ...5555555555 6x56x1x (6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x)... (The 1x is a very short pause in the pattern while holding a ball in the hand that would have thrown next after the second 6x.) To transition back to the cascade, do a pair of (6x,4x) throws with the lower throw at 5 ball height: ...(6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x)(6x,4x) (6x,5)(1x,5)! 5555555555... (The (1x,5) is just the first cascade throw, while holding a ball in the other hand a little longer than usual. The exclamation mark means that there is no empty beat after the synchronous (1x,5) pair.)

Siteswap transition animation

The term "halfshower" is also sometimes used for crossing patterns where one hand throws higher than the other without doing outside throws. Some jugglers find this to be the easiest way to juggle an even number of objects, especially 6 clubs.


Halfshower

Thomas Dietz doing a halfshower

3O3I 200

3 ball halfshower
Siteswap: 3

4xO4xI 200

4 ball synch halfshower
Siteswap: (4x,4x)

5O3I 200

4 ball asynch halfshower
Siteswap: 53

5O5I 200

5 ball asynch halfshower
Siteswap: 5

6xO4xI 200

5 ball synch halfshower
Siteswap: (6x,4x)

7O3I 200

5 ball 73 halfshower

7O5I 200

6 ball halfshower
Siteswap: 75

8xO4xI 200

6 ball (8x,4x) halfshower

8xO6xI 200

7 ball halfshower
Siteswap: (8x,6x)

53 200

4 ball 53

6x4x 200

5 ball (6x,4x)

75 200

6 ball 75

World recordsEdit

Halfshower world records with publicly available video evidence:

Halfshower with outside throws

Unverified claims:

Halfshower siteswap

Unverified claims:

Rojic levicky 7 balls Half shower00:13

Rojic levicky 7 balls Half shower

7 ball halfshower by Rudolf Levitskiy

3 ball half shower tutorial01:24

3 ball half shower tutorial

3 ball halfshower tutorial

Siteswap exercisesEdit

You can use these exercises to practice the same kinds of throws that are done in halfshower patterns, 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 (without the outside throws).

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.

4 ball halfshower:

Prerequisites: 4 ball fountain, 3 ball halfshower

Exercises to prepare for 53:

5 ball halfshowers:

Prerequisites: 5 ball cascade, 4 ball halfshower

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

Exercises to prepare for 73:

6 ball halfshower:

Prerequisites: 6 ball fountain, 5 ball halfshower

Exercises to prepare for 75:

7 ball halfshower:

Prerequisites: 7 ball cascade, 6 ball halfshower

Exercises to prepare for (8x,6x):

VariationsEdit

  • Crossing high-low patterns with the low throws as outside throws

5I3O 200

4 ball inside-outside 53

6xI4xO 200

5 ball inside-outside (6x,4x)

7I5O 200

6 ball inside-outside 75

  • Crossing high-low patterns with all the throws as outside throws

53 rev 200

4 ball reverse 53

6x4x rev 200

5 ball reverse (6x,4x)

75 rev 200

6 ball reverse 75

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