# Introduction to Siteswaps

You probably heard some jugglers talking to each other in a strange language consisting only of numbers. Here you will find an easy explanation of the juggling notation system‘, ‚ Site-Swap Notation basically describes the height of each single throw – or to be precise the number of beats until the ball is being catched again.

Right and left hand throw alternately – 423 for example means right hand 4 left hand 2 right hand 3 ….

In order to find out the number of Balls – you sum up the values (4+2+3=9) and divide it by the number of letters (3).
9/3=3 so it´s a 3Ball Pattern.
64203 is a 3Ball Pattern as well (15/5=3)

### Siteswap diagram 7 / 7 Balls height 6 | 6 Balls height 5 / 5 Balls height 4 | 4 Balls height 3 / 3 Balls height 2 | A pause or a very low throw 1 _ give to other hand even numbers – straight odd numbers – cross 0 empty hand

Synchronous throws are written down like this:

(6,4x)(2x,4)(4x,6)(4,2x)
(right hand,left hand)(right hand,left hand)
example

Note: there are no odd numbers in synchronous siteswaps – because of some algebraic reasons, so all crossing throws are marked with an x

Multiplex throws are written in brackets: 24 example

• Here are some easy Siteswaps to begin with
• See the full List of Siteswaps here