Outside Single Cup Flip

David Aiken, The Checkerboard Guy, demonstrates the Outside Single Cup Flip with shaker cups.

The following article first appeared in the Sep/Oct 2005 issue of JUGGLE magazine, the official publication of the International Jugglers' Association. The publisher has kindly given permission to reproduce it here.



If the Inside Single Cup Flip can be compared to throwing Reverse-Cascades, the Outside Single Cup Flip can be likened to throwing a Column in the center of the pattern.


Hold the white cup in your left hand. The black cup is in your right hand. The striped cup is in the black cup.


An outside flip with the right hand means that the right hand rotates in a clockwise manner. Swing your right hand in an outside flip so the striped cup slides out of the black cup. The striped cup makes one clockwise revolution as it flies up, down, and lands in the white cup in your left hand. (see photo)


Outside flips with the left hand involve a counterclockwise wrist rotation. Flip your left hand to the outside so the striped cup flies out of the white cup and back to the left cup.


Notice that in the Outside Single Cup Flip the striped cup describes more of a vertical Column than the Reverse-Cascade arc of the Inside Single Cup Flip.


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