Georgian Shuffle

I never thought I'd like this little assymmetric multiplex pattern, I tend to prefer symmetry, but I now think it is actually very cute. This is the Georgian Shuffle according to Butterfingers' Fliktriks. Some people say that the Georgian Shuffle should be performed with the multiplex thrown under the opposite arm. Just learn both then you can't be wrong...

Start with two balls in one hand & one in the other. Because this pattern is assymmetrical I'm going to call the hand holding two balls the Multiplex Hand. With the multiplex hand grip one ball between your thumb & forefinger & the other with your ring & little fingers. Hold both hands down at waist height. Throw a Split Multiplex straight up, make sure that both balls peak at eye level. When the balls peak you need to do two things at the same time:

With the multiplex hand, reach up & snatch the inside ball (the one on the non multiplex hand's side) from underneath at its peak. Carry it over the outside ball (the one on the multiplex hand's side) in an arc back to where the hand started at waist height & stop.

With your other hand, throw the ball Over the top to the multiplex hand. Then reach under your other arm (which is making a carry) & catch the outside ball (the one on the multiplex hand's side) of the multiplex throw with an Under the arm catch. Swing your hand back out from underneath the carrying arm & stop.

Finally catch the over the top throw in the multiplex hand so that you end up holding two in the multiplex hand & one in the other, the exact same position that you started in. Practise this bit again & again until you can do it in your sleep.

Now for the full pattern you need to add in a bit of seesaw action. Perform the few steps you have just learnt starting with the multiplex throw, exactly the same as before. When it comes to making the last catch of the ball thrown as an over the top throw, throw the ball in the non multiplex hand straight up in the air to eye level. One ball comes down & another goes up, just like a seesaw. Don't do anything with this ball; just let it peak then fall straight back down into the same hand. When you catch it throw the multiplex to create the see-saw effect & start over again.

Simple. As I said in the introduction, some people say that the 'real' Georgian Shuffle is performed with the multiplex thrown Under the arm. Each to their own I say.

This trick was the inspiration behind the Singapore Shuffle, a trick that is a very worthy follow up.