PAC MAN has always been a fun game and so is the pattern. It was invented for the Codarts graduation show in 2017. Basically, PAC MAN connects 2 roundabouts in a cross by a diagonal carry (and a diagonal pass). One group of jugglers always passes on even, the other on odd beats.
“Doppelganger” patterns are the rage right now: A second manipulator is added to a 3 juggler pattern. The second manipultor does not “follow” the first, but is synchronized with them. They do the same manipulation on the same hand at the same time, to different passers.
A walk in the pattern is a combination of scrambled sAiBcA and B (iBcBsA). This is a combination that was deemed “impossible” because both manipulators interact with B on beat 2 and with A on beat 3.
A nice pattern we juggled at Hamburg Juggling Convention 2018. It’s a combination of two scrambled V variations with two manipulators.
If you combine 2 scrambled patterns, you may as well have 2 people “on socks”.
Or: We are 7. Should we split up or can we do something together?
Dolby 5.1 is a new one of Ed´s. As his shoulder damage prevents him from doing lots of right-handed singel passes, he invented a beginner´s pattern on 5-count: Dolby 5.1! Counting to 5 needs getting used to, but otherwise it´s great: ambidextrous and still not at all hard.