How to Juggle “The Weave”
3 Ball Tutorial
Watch the video to learn how to do the basic 3 ball juggling trick “The Weave” with easy to follow step by step breakdown, tips, and troubleshooting!
Prefer a written tutorial? Here it is!
(but seriously, the full video is probably more helpful)
So you want to learn The Weave? Good choice! The Weave is a beautiful three ball trick and is a great one to tackle if you’re just getting into the world of fun 3 ball tricks. Here’s a heavily compressed gif of The Weave (seriously if you can, watch the full video above, it’s much easier to see the steps!)
The weave is not a hard trick, but I do recommend you already have a good handle on:
The 3 Ball Cascade – Required
The 423 Pattern – Required
Comfortability with 423 in columns – Recommended
The Weave is just a 423
At it’s base, The Weave is just a basic 423 with the 2s going up and around the 4s. Nothing fancy, just a 423 with weird 2s. I know that’s easier said than done, so let’s break it down step by step, or rather, throw by throw!
Throw by Throw
Start with two balls. Throw one ball straight up (the 4), as you do bring the other ball (the 2) over the top and back underneath it. By the time the 4 is at its peak, you should already be pulling the 2 back underneath it! Make sure you practice this on both sides.
Let’s add the third ball. Start by doing that same two ball move you just did, but this time when the first ball you threw (the 4) comes down, throw the next ball (the 3) from the same hand. It should go on the inside of the ball coming down and land in the opposite hand. In this gif, I’m not catching the blue ball in the other hand because I was being lazy, but you absolutely should get used to the feeling of it crossing, so make sure you catch it in the other hand!
Do the same first two throws you did in Step 2, but this time when the crossing ball (the 3) is coming down, throw the next ball straight up on the inside. This one doesn’t change hands since it’s a 4. It’s basically the same as the very first throw you made except it’s on the other side! Practice that for a hot minute.
After you feel comfortable with that last throw step 3, you can complete the move by dragging the ball in other hand (the 2) up and around that ball you just threw. This is the exact same as Step 1 but on the other side.
Finally, when that last throw (the 4) is coming down, throw the crossing ball (the 3) from earlier to the other hand. Again, make sure you’re throwing it on the inside. This will help prevent you from accidentally going into Burke’s Burrage (which is a common problem).
From here it’s just repeating those throws over and over. It helps me when I count each throw as I learn. In The Weave, you’d count to 4 before you start over. So if that helps you, try counting each throw as you do them “1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4”!
I’ve never had to write out juggling instructions before, so I’m not sure how helpful this was. But if you’re still having a hard time with it, check out the full video for a lot more visual help! Plus, the video also covers how to make it look prettier and some basic troubleshooting problems.
I also have a video of The Weave in slow motion, for those of you who prefer to learn that way:
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Go try it!
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