No problem. Hold 4 in your right and 3 in your...Can anyone offer some helpful hints on how to get started with seven seven clubs?
Never mind. Start again. One of you holds 4 (2 and 2) and the other holds 3. I will assume you are both right handed and can pass double spins and a 6 club 2-count (everys).(err, that's seven clubs and TWO people -- you know, four hands, two heads...)
You will be throwing double spins out of sync. The person with 4 starts with a right throw straight across. The receiving person *waits a smidgen* and then starts (again with a right handed throw straight across). All doubles - all straight across. You can do it with singles (it isn't really all that hard) but I think doubles are easier to learn with. Keep the doubles rather lofty to begin with and you will find the pattern is about the same speed as 6 clubs.
doubles is probably recommended for starters. Singles is quite fast and relentless, though i am now finding it easier to control.
there are two good ways to start. most common is for the guy with 4 clubs to throw one... when halfway across the other guy starts and then you're off, with doubles it isn't that fast.
another way is to get the guy with 3 to start with 2 in his non-passing hand and 1 in the other. he starts by doing a self-pass (from the hand with 2). very soon after the other guy starts with a pass from his right. my friend and i use this because he is left-handed and can't start properly with his bad right hand.
the best way to get this trick is to find a person who is *very* good at it and do the pattern with him for a while. then it will set in your head.
i could hardly do it at all until i met this guy on holiday and within the week we were passing 8 with triples and attempting 9. mind you he was carrying me, but i still learned the rhythms etc...
good luck. i still think passing 7 clubs looks better than 8 with doubles because of the off-skew timing, the pattern is nicer.
Brendan Brolly notes: "Also the other person should start a little bit later than the person with 4 (usually when the first object is half way across)."Incidentally this cheating method generalizes for learning higher numbers; I am currently using it to simulate 14 with 11 balls, unfortunately without much success.