Aerial Mirage Jugglers

Passing Pattern: Martin's Psychosis

Martin's Psychosis

For 3 passers and 9 clubs


This is a version of Martin's Madness where the feeder has no handacross/zip throws. The feeder does this by anticipating the future need for the handacross and throwing from that hand, instead.

How to Do It

Well, the feedees always respond with straight throws in a three-count, as though they were involved in random 3-count. If the feeder does the right pattern, then the feedees will have three passes in a row from each hand.

The feeder, on the other hand, starts out doing Martin's Madness, but then has to think ahead and do a hurry instead of later 'automatically' responding with a handacross. It feels very strange, and it is easy to slip back into something resembling the Madness.

PPS-style description

The passer can think "right left, right left, left left, left right, left right, right right" as the sequence of passes which need to happen (the pattern starts at the second "right left"). Everybody else can just respond by throwing back the received club as a straight pass.

Causal diagram

causal diagram

JoePass! file

Download the pattern described in the JoePass! juggling animation program.

Other Comments

In the causal diagram, the line at the top is the juggler to the feeder's left, so the first pass from the feeder is an 'extreme diagonal'. The feeder is, of course, in the middle.

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