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A multiplex is a throw where two or more objects are thrown from one hand at the same time.

How To Juggle Basic 5 Ball Multiplex Tricks Juggling Tutorial by JugglingTricks07:43

How To Juggle Basic 5 Ball Multiplex Tricks Juggling Tutorial by JugglingTricks

Multiplex tutorial

Types of multiplexesEdit

Multiplex Terminology02:17

Multiplex Terminology

In a stacked multiplex, all the objects are thrown to the same hand (either all of them cross to the other hand or none of them cross). In a split multiplex, some objects are thrown to the right hand and some to the left hand. In a sliced multiplex, one of the objects is passed straight into the other hand.

Multiplex throws are sometimes called duplexes, triplexes, quadruplexes, quintuplexes, etc., depending on the number of objects that are thrown from one hand.

A squeeze catch is a reverse multiplex throw - more than one object is caught in one hand at the same time.

World recordsEdit

Every throw in a multiplex record must involve the same number of objects. For example, a duplex record must consist of only duplexes, with no other kinds of throws in between.

For a record to be listed on this page, the number of objects used must be greater than twice the number of objects involved in each throw. The minimum number of objects allowed is 5 for duplex records, 7 for triplex records, 9 for quadruplex records, 11 for quintuplex records, 13 for sextuplex records, and 15 for septuplex records.

Collecting begins when an object lands in a hand that was already holding the number of objects required for each throw in the pattern. Any object that leaves a hand after collecting has begun is considered to be dropped at the moment it's released, so no subsequent catches will be counted. Every catch of every object is counted while no drops have been made.

Duplex world records with publicly available video evidence:

Unverified claims: 

Triplex world records with publicly available video evidence: 

Unverified claims:

Quadruplex world records with publicly available video evidence:

Quintuplex world records with publicly available video evidence:

Sextuplex world records with publicly available video evidence:

Septuplex world records with publicly available video evidence:

Siteswap notation for multiplexingEdit

A multiplex throw is written in siteswap notation as two or more numbers in square brackets. 6 balls juggled in a 3 ball cascade (6 ball duplex stacks) would be written as [33].

If the brackets for a multiplex contain a 2, it means one object stays in the hand instead of being thrown at that time, so it may not be an actual multiplex throw. If a multiplex contains a 1, it's a sliced throw. A 0 in multiplex notation can be ignored, so [30] can be simplified to 3.

When working out the average of a multiplex siteswap to determine the number of balls in the pattern, the throws inside the brackets are added together but treated as one throw. So, [43]23 = [4 + 3] + 2 + 3 = 12. 12 / 3 (number of throws) = 4 ball pattern.

A multiplex pattern can be made by combining two non-multiplex siteswaps. The 3 ball siteswap 423 and the 2 ball siteswap 330 combined give the 5 ball siteswap [43][32]3. Since siteswaps can be rotated, 330 can also be read as 033 and 303 and thus, when combined with 423, give the 5 ball siteswaps 4[32][33] and [43]2[33] respectively.

Bruce Sarafian Multiplex Madness VOL II Juggler Incl 10 balls02:22

Bruce Sarafian Multiplex Madness VOL II Juggler Incl 10 balls

8 and 10 ball multiplex patterns by Bruce Sarafian

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