# Juggling Tricks and Moves

So you want to learn some new stuff and impress your friends? It's not so easy as all that. While a few of these tricks shouldn't pose you any difficulty, most of them are more difficult, and some are so fiendish that unless you practice for hours each day you won't even be able to get the pattern looking nice.

That's why there's a difficulty rating. Find your trick and it will have a rating, which starts at 2 and goes up from there. That's basically how many balls it's like juggling. It's logarithmic, though, so if it takes you a day to learn a difficulty 3 and a week to learn a difficulty 4 it's likely to take you a month and a half to learn a difficulty 5. Keep in mind that these tricks are sorted by difficulty. Nothing's in here that I wouldn't try, i.e. no difficulty 8's, but unless you're better than me this listing ought to go high enough. Note that these are more or less my opinions; you're welcome to try to change them.

Remember, when you're juggling you want to be learning about five tricks (or more) at once. If you are learning too few tricks, you'll get bored of them, and your juggling motivation will plummet. That's bad. So you want to find a few interesting and different tricks to do at a time.

- Numbers
- 3-Ball Cascade (Difficulty: 3)
- Two in One Hand (Difficulty: 3.1)
- 4-Ball Fountain (Difficulty: 4)
- Three in One Hand (Difficulty: 4.7)
- 5-Ball Cascade (Difficulty: 5)
6-Ball Fountain (Difficulty: 6) 7-Ball Cascade (Difficulty: 7) - Shower Tricks
- 2-Ball Shower (Difficulty: 2.5)
- Fake Shower / Windmill (Difficulty: 3.3)
- 3-Ball Shower (Difficulty: 3.5)
- Halfshower Type 53 (Difficulty: 4.3)
- 4-Ball Shower (Difficulty: 4.8)
- Modified Throws and Catches
- Throw Over (Difficulty: 3.1)
- Halfshower Type 3 (Difficulty: 3.2)
- Eating an Apple (Difficulty: 3.2)
- Throw Under (Difficulty: 3.2)
- Tennis (Difficulty: 3.3)
- Arches (Difficulty: 3.3)
- Crossed Arms Cascade (Difficulty: 3.3)
- UnderTennis (Difficulty: 3.4)
- Reverse Cascade (Difficulty: 3.4)
- Crossed Arms Reverse Cascade (Difficulty: 3.5)
- Claw Catches (Difficulty: 3.6)
- Under the Leg (Difficulty: 3.7)
- Back of the Hand (Difficulty: 3.8 and up)
- 3-Ball Backcrosses (Difficulty: 4.1)
- Columns and Variations
- 423 Columns (Difficulty: 3.2)
- Two in One Hand (Difficulty: 3.2)
- 1-up 2-up Basic (Difficulty: 3.3)
- 1-up 2-up Tennis (Difficulty: 3.4)
- 1-up 2-up Switch (Difficulty: 3.5)
- 2-up 1-up (Difficulty: 3.5)
- Half Boston Mess (Difficulty; 3.7)
- Boston Mess (Difficulty: 3.8)
- 4-Ball Pistons (Difficulty: 4.1)
- 4-Ball Splits (Difficulty: 4.3)
- 4-Ball Wave (Difficulty: 4.6)
- 5-Ball Columns (Difficulty: ???)
- Simultaneous Tricks
- Box (Difficulty: 3.3)
- Simultaneous 3-Ball Shower (Difficulty: 3.4)
- 4 Balls Wimpy (Difficulty: 3.9)
- Simultaneous 4-Ball Shower (Difficulty: 4.7)
- 6 Balls Wimpy (Difficulty: 5.6)
- Technical Tricks
- MG Columns (Difficulty: 3.3)
- Burke's Barrage (Difficulty: 3.6)
- Factory / Robot / Machine (Difficulty: 3.7)
- Rubenstein's Revenge (Difficulty: 4.1)
- Mills Mess
- Half Mess (Difficulty: 3.5)
- Mills Mess (Difficulty: 3.8)
- Time Reversed Mills Mess (Difficulty: 3.8)
- 4-Ball Mills Mess (Difficulty: 4.7)
- 5-Ball Mills Mess (Difficulty: ???)
- Interesting Siteswaps
- 234 (Difficulty: 3.1)
- 441 (Difficulty: 3.2)
- 501 (Difficulty: 3.3)
- 12345 (Difficulty: 3.5)
- 504 (Difficulty: 3.6)
- 531 (Difficulty: 3.8)
- 55500 (Difficulty: 4.3)
- 52512 (Difficulty: 4.3)
- 50505 (Difficulty: 4.5)
- 336 (Difficulty: 4.6)
- 534 (Difficulty: 4.7)
- 552 (Difficulty: 4.8)
- 5551 (Difficulty: 4.8)
- Flourishes
- Wide Juggling (Difficulty: 3.2)
- One Leg (Difficulty: 3.2)
- Neck Catch (Difficulty: 3.3)
- Low Juggling (Difficulty: 3.4)
- 3-ball 1-up Pirouette (Difficulty: 3.5)
- Heavy Juggling (Difficulty: 3.7)
- 3-ball 3-up Pirouette (Difficulty: 4.0)
- 4-Ball Switch (Difficulty: 4.3)