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3 Balls Behind the Back Blind (3BBB) Workshop

‘The Easy Way’

 

·        December 26, 2006 - Komei Aoki releases “Komei Aoki in Thai” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6uLcx5Qu7s)

 

 

·        The above video introduced me to 3BBB with straight elbows.

 

 

·        2 yrs later, December 29, 2008, Komei releases “Komei 2008 Style #2” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNWgi4Niws8)

 

 

·        Here he branded “pinball juggling” both in front of the body and behind.

 

 

·        Komei is responsible for popularizing this style and, as far as I know, is the only person who can run 5BBB for any length of time.

 

 

·        Though 3BBB Pinball Style (The Easy Way) can be performed with most any ball, it is easiest with a “Russian” style ball because of the slow roll and absence of bounce against the inner elbow.

 

 

·        Very important to do wrist warm-ups before attempting “pinball” style tricks.

 

 

·        Checklist for Pinball Cascade in Front

 

 

o   Lean back slightly

 

 

o   Arms in front yet flush with chest/stomach

 

 

o   Elbows straight

 

 

o   Throw with the wrist, aim for forearm

 

 

o   Flipper fingers face each other

 

 

·        Checklist for Pinball Cascade Behind the Back Blind:

 

 

o   Stand tall and erect, leaning ever so slightly forward

 

 

o   Arms in back, straight, flush with sides, no “holes” for balls to escape

 

 

o   Throw with the wrist.  Throw “into” your back. 

 

 

o   Aim for the forearms, relax your shoulders

 

 

o   Balls mostly stay below the lower back.

 

 

o   Flipper fingers face each other

 

 

·        Fun entrances

 

 

o   Reverse backcross

 

 

o   Neck catch, headplant

 

 

o   “Annoying Parrot”

 

 

·        Best exit is a backcross

 

 

·        Fun exercise – play with “escaping” balls from 3BBB.

 

 

·        Challenge – Shower BBB! I’m still working on it :-/

 

 

·        Other fun exercise – hook up video camera behind you and watch BBB!