Passist – major update and discussion

Hi passers I’m happy to announce the release of a major update of passist [1]. The most important change is the added 3d animation for siteswaps. It’s still far from complete but hopefully useful enough. There were lots of other changes including the replacement of the underlying javascript framework. Please tell me, if something does …

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Hijacking in period 3, 5 and 7

In passing, hijacking is where one passer decides to change what pattern they are passing and their actions transitions their partner into a compatible pattern. Collectively these are also known as “programming” because you are programming your partner. Most people use programming and hijacking interchangeably.

Brook on passing 4-handed siteswaps

Brook Roberts´ article on passing 4-handed siteswaps with 5 clubs in the IJA ezine eJuggle.
Contains descriptions of patterns like Parsnip, 5 club WhyNot and NotWhy as well as short videos and advice for learning/teaching.

4-handed Siteswaps

If you stay inside the vanilla restriction, you´ll get 4 handed siteswaps with hands throwing alternately. This means, a 4 handed ‘global’ siteswap sequence gives you the throws for right hand juggler 1, right hand juggler 2, left hand juggler 1, left hand juggler 2 and again. So, juggler 2 starts half a beat after juggler 1 and they never throw at the same time.

2-handed Siteswap

Let´s start easy, funny and entertaining with vanilla siteswap, explained at the ‘Nerd Nite’ in Magdeburg, November 2014 by Alexander Leymann (in German, but the slides are very useful!). If you prefer further reading, here is the link to Allen Knutsons Siteswap FAQ