Period 5 feeds

At the IJA festival Adam, Brenda, and Chris were inspired by the period 5 patterns workshop and wanted to pass together. Adam could do most of the patterns at the workshop, although he struggled with the seven club patterns. Brenda is an experienced passer and could do all the patterns at the workshop. Chris is relatively new to passing so he found the workshop quite challenging, however he could do the five club patterns and one or two of the six club patterns. As there were three of them they decided to try some feeds.

Parsnip feed

In the first pattern Chris is the feeder passing parsnip, Brenda passes five count popcorn, and Adam passes why not?

parsnip feedEveryone starts with three clubs. Chris throws straight passes and his pattern is Brenda Adam zip Adam zip. Brenda and Adam start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Chris. Brenda’s pattern is heff heff pass self self. Remember a heff is a self-double, thrown and caught with the same hand. Adam’s pattern is pass heff zip pass self.

animation of parsnip feedEight club parsnip feed

When you have a feed with three different positions, it’s nice to try each position. So after a while Adam tried the feeder’s role, Chris tried the five count popcorn position, and Brenda did why not? Chris couldn’t pass five count popcorn – it’s one of the seven club period five patterns. Brenda suggested that he started with two clubs and passed five club why not?

eight club parsnip feedThis is an eight club feed. It’s almost the same as the previous feed, but instead of starting with three clubs and passing five count popcorn, Chris starts with with two clubs and his pattern is heff zip pass self zip.

animation of eight club parsnip feedWhenever you have a pattern with five count popcorn in it, you can drop one club from the pattern and do a similar pattern by replacing five count popcorn with five club why not?

Bookends feed

When it was time to try the next position Adam passed five club why not? Chris tried passing why not? Brenda became the feeder on parsnip. Chris struggled once again. Brenda suggested that he tried doing Jim’s two count instead.

Brenda thought that feeding on parsnip was too easy for her so she decided to start with an extra club and feed on funky bookends.bookends feed

Brenda starts with four clubs. She feeds on funky bookends and throws straight passes. Her pattern is Adam Chris self Chris heff. Adam and Chris start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Brenda. Adam starts with two clubs and his pattern is heff zip pass self zip. Chris starts with three clubs and his pattern is pass hold self pass self.

animation of bookends feedWhenever you have a pattern with parsnip in it, you can add a club to the pattern by replacing parsnip with funky bookends.

Ten club bookends feed

Adam was feeling a bit cheated because he ended up doing five club why not? In the original pattern Brenda did five count popcorn. So they tried the pattern again with an extra club. Also after a bit of practise, Chris felt more confident of passing why not?

ten club bookends feedThis is a ten club feed. Brenda starts with four clubs. She feeds on funky bookends and throws straight passes. Her pattern is Adam Chris self Chris heff. Adam and Chris start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Brenda. Adam starts with three clubs and his pattern is heff heff pass self self. Chris starts with three clubs and his pattern is pass heff zip pass self.

animation of ten club bookends feedYou can always add a club to a pattern with five club why not? You just pass five count popcorn instead of five club why not?

Martin’s one count feed #1

The next feed they tried was a Martin’s one count feed. Adam feeds on Martin’s one count,  Brenda passes funky bookends, and Chris passes five club why not?

Martin's one count feed #1Adam starts with three clubs and he throws straight passes. His pattern is Chris Brenda zip Brenda Brenda. Chris and Brenda start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Adam. Chris starts with two clubs and his pattern is heff zip pass self zip. Brenda starts with four clubs and her pattern is pass pass self pass heff.

animation of Martin's one count feed #1Eight club Martin’s one count feed

When it was time to try the next position Brenda became the feeder on Martin’s one count, Chris tried the funky bookends position, and Adam passed five club why not? Chris struggled with funky bookends – it’s another seven club period five pattern. Brenda suggested that he started with three clubs and passed parsnip instead.

eight club Martin's one count feedThis is an eight club feed. It’s almost the same as the previous feed, but instead of starting with four clubs and passing funky bookends, Chris starts with with three clubs and his pattern is pass pass zip pass zip.

animation of eight club Martin's one count feedWhenever you have a pattern with funky bookends in it, you can drop one club from the pattern and do a similar pattern by replacing funky bookends with parsnip.

Martin’s one count feed #2

After a while they changed positions again. Chris became the feeder on Martin’s one count,  Adam passed parsnip, and Brenda passed five club why not?

Brenda didn’t want to pass five club why not? She decided to start with an extra club and pass five count popcorn.

Martin's one count feed #2Everyone starts with three clubs. Chris throws straight passes and his pattern is Brenda Adam zip Adam Adam. Brenda and Adam start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Chris. Brenda’s pattern is heff heff pass self self. Adam’s pattern is pass pass zip pass zip.

animation of Martin's one count feed #2Ten club Martin’s one count feed.

Adam was feeling a bit cheated because he ended up doing parsnip whereas in the original pattern Brenda did funky bookends. So they tried the pattern again with an extra club.

ten club Martin's one count feedChris starts with three clubs and he throws straight passes. His pattern is Brenda Adam zip Adam Adam. Brenda and Adam start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Chris. Brenda starts with three clubs and her pattern is heff heff pass self self. Adam starts with four clubs and his pattern is pass pass self pass heff.

animation of ten club Martin's one count feedMartin’s one count feed #3

The next pattern they tried was another Martin’s one count feed. In this pattern Brenda feeds on Martin’s one count and Adam and Chris pass to Brenda on why not?

Martin's one count feed #3Brenda starts with four clubs and she throws straight passes. Her pattern is Adam Chris Adam Chris zip. Adam and Chris start slightly later and they throw crossing passes to Brenda. Adam starts with two clubs and his pattern is heff zip pass self pass. Chris starts with three clubs and his pattern is pass heff zip pass self.

animation of Martin's one count feed #3All three jugglers were able to pass all three positions in this pattern!

Why not? feed

In the final feed they tried Adam feeds on why not? Chris passes five club why not? Brenda passes five count popcorn.

why Not? feedAdam starts with four clubs and throws straight passes. His pattern is Chris self Brenda heff zip. Chris and Brenda start slightly later and throw crossing passes. Chris starts with two clubs and his pattern is heff zip pass self zip. Brenda starts with three clubs and her pattern is heff heff pass self self.

animation of why Not? feedEight club why not? feed

When it was time to try the next position Brenda took on the feed, Chris tried five count popcorn, and Adam passed five club why not? Chris couldn’t pass five count popcorn, so Brenda suggested that he started with tow clubs and passed five club why not?

eight club why Not? feedThis is an eight club feed. It’s almost the same as the previous feed, but instead of starting with three clubs and passing five count popcorn, Chris starts with with two clubs and his pattern is self zip heff zip pass.

animation of eight club why Not? feedTen club why not? feed

After a while they changed positions again, so Chris took on the feed. Adam and Brenda didn’t want to pass five club why not? So they both started with an extra club and passed five count popcorn.

ten club why Not? feedThis is a ten club feed. Chris starts with four clubs and throws straight passes. His pattern is Brenda self Adam heff zip. Adam and Brenda start slightly later and throw crossing passes. Brenda starts with three clubs and her pattern is heff heff pass self self. Adam starts with three clubs and his pattern is heff heff pass self self.animation of ten club why Not? feed

 


* Animated gifs were created using JoePass. Here are the pattern files in zip format.

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