This pattern is part of the Selfless Passing series of patterns. The series is increasing in difficulty, each higher difficulty level has one club more and one zip less.
Patterns to do before this one
If you notice that passes of you or your partner get noticeably worse compared to easier patterns, go back to:
- 5-club 1-count - this one is pretty much required
- inverted parsnip - "selfless passing" - 4 club pattern.
- - inverted parsnip has the same effort of learning a sequence, but with one club less has more room for bad passes. It also has the problem/advantage that you can stop when every hand has one club, which can destroy the rhythm.
6-club 1-count - 3p - this is of similar difficulty. It's good to practice both patterns, as both tend to make you pick up different bad habits.
Sequence: A starts and has straight passes, B has crossing passes.
A 1|2: P P Z P Z B 1|1: P Z P P Z
For this pattern it is very important to throw nice high passes under which your partner can throw their passes without having to evade your incoming ones.
- A) can practice the sequence by throwing PPZP and then runs out of clubs. The last zip can be substituted by a clap.
A) or both can repeat this sequence to get a head start into the pattern.
- you should also practice this start starting from the left hand
- If B) only throws the first pass and then stops, A can throw the full PPZPZ and one pass more, so PPZPZ.
- you can continue to add one pass more (PPZPZPP for A) or try to run the whole pattern next.
7 club pattern: Funky Bookends (PHPPS)