Gare du Zap^2

Gare du Zap is the 6-handed siteswap a8999 (global), where you locally throw “pass self zap self self”. The pass (3.3 P) should be in the air a little bit longer than a self, the zap is just a little bit faster that a self (2.7 P).

Position A: In the video Matthias starts first, doing a straight pass to Ruth, a self, and a crossing zap to Nicki. Then he is exchanged by Toto, who is starting with the two selfs in a row. This is always our way to start in the pattern when you exchange your partner.

Position B: Barbara starts a third of a beat later with a straight zap to Matthias. Ruth is coming into the pattern with self, self, pass to Nicki, self, zap to Toto, throwing both, the pass and the zap straight.

Position C: Nicki starts two thirds of a beat later than Matthias throwing self, crossing pass to Toto, self, straight zap to Ruth, self, self, pass, self, zap before he leaves the position for Anett. All the 3.3 P passes are going to position A, all the zaps are going to position B.

It is a fun 6-person passing pattern which you can easily juggle with either three, four or five jugglers as well.

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Der eilige Wanderwaschbär (The hasting hiking racoon)

On the passing Con in Göttingen, Lisa showed us a nice pattern from Austria (from Wolfgang Schebeczek). The pattern comes with the nice twist of throwing two clubs simultaneously, while the rest of the pattern stays asynchronous. The walking pattern follows the standard counterclockwise change.

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Take-Outs in 4-handed siteswaps

756-about, 777-about, 972-about, 978-about

At the last Passout in Krelingen Christian from Pittsburgh brought the idea of doing take-outs in a 4-handed siteswap and workshoped 726-about, “What’s that about?” and “Manège à trois” (786-about), which I really enjoyed.

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