The Collection:

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This collection is part of the scrambles v project in memorial of Aidan Burns, who developed this system and spread the idea on many conventions. Aidan died in Fall 2014.

The collection contains all scrambled v variations with links to

Why does this collection exist (everything is on the internet):
You can download the whole collection to your mobile device and take it to the next convention with all the scrambles in your pocket. There is no need of downloading megabytes of data from the internet again and again.


Base pattern

Positions:
       A

C           B

A is the feeder
B stands left,
C stands right.

Base Pattern:
The base pattern is a 9 club feed with the feeder doing a 2 count. For the jugglers the pattern is strictly right handed, so we count only the right hands throws here, the left hand does just selfs. For the manipulator things are different, he has to do quite a lot stuff with his left hand, usually zips (see below).

beat
Juggler    
1
2
3
A
p s
p s
p s
B
p s
p s
p s
C
s s
p s
s s

Counting:
The feeder counts 1, 2, 3 to give the pattern a stable rhythm.


Changing roles - moving and relabelling:
After 3 passes B moves to the left side of A, and everyone is relabelled according to their new position and role in the pattern.
A -> B
B -> C
C -> A
Everyone reads from her new role starting with beat 1.
The new feeder starts counting the 3 passes.


All this information can be placed in one little table. Take the time to understand it:

beat
Juggler    
1
2
3
1'
A
p s
p s
p s
-> B
B
p s
p s
p s
-> C
C
s s
p s
s s
-> A

New roles are written in the last column of the table. For example: if you have been A, on the second round you will be B, etc.



Adding a manipulator to it:

Manipulation:
The Manipulators M stand in the patterns of this collection at different positions, depending on the manipulations she does, as written in the table on the main page.

In this collection 3 different manipulations are used. All 3 manipulations are in every pattern, and every manipulation happens only once per round. Therefore, in the manipulator line of the table you find always one substitution, one intercept and one carry.


Notation:


Changing roles with a manipulator in the pattern:

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Walking can happen with 2 clubs, when M intercepts a club from B on beat 3 and by this becomes the new B. As this happens on beat 3 the juggler instantly has to walk to the new position.
It will happen with 3 clubs, if there was no interception from B on beat 3. B then walks with 3 clubs in a 4-count to the new position.

Tips:
Sometimes, additional information is given on the pattern page, like: how to start the pattern, hints for changing roles ore replacing a juggler, special moves etc. For example, there are patterns where the manipulator want´s to take a club from a juggler on beat 1, while the juggler has 2 clubs in her right hand. In this case you find a tipps as: everybody starts the pattern with a self, or skip the first manipulation in the first round of the pattern.



Examples:


With the stuff written above in mind, the patterns in this collection can be described in a very condensed form. Not much extra information is needed.

Example 1 (pirouettes go crazy -  cA sA iA):

The interception happens on beat 3 with B, and M replaces B.
New B has 2 clubs and walks while holding them, and new M starts new B by giving him one club.
New roles are in column 4, as usual.
Everyone reads from her new line, starting with beat 1.

beat
Juggler    
1
2
3
1'
A
p s
p s
p s
-> M
B
p s
s s
p s
-> C
C
s s
p s
s s
-> A
M
c A
s A
i A
-> B


To put even more information in the sheet, we add color information to the manipulation:
A substitute is green.
An intercept is red. This implies that M replaces the juggler who was meant to receive the intercepted club, see above.
A carry is orange. Both M and the juggler that receives the carry are orange.
The juggler that receives the manipulated club is marked by bold letters (substitute and carry). With an intercept the bold letters mark the juggler from which M takes a club,  replaces the juggler and make him become the new M.

So the table finally looks like this:

   1 2 3 1'
A p s p s p s -> M
B p s s s p s -> C
C s s p s s s -> A
M c A s A i A -> B

 

Example 2 (toast - sB iC cC):

M replaces C with the intercept on beat 2 and the juggler that was C becomes M.

beat
Juggler    
1
2
3
1'
A
p s
p s
p s
-> B
B
p s
s s
p s
-> C
C
s s
p s
s s
-> M
M
s B
i C
c C
-> A



Extended notation:

The extended notation mentioned above notates not only who receives the manipulated club but also who gives it. Toast would be written like this:

beat
Juggler    
1 2 3 1'
A p s p s p s -> B
B p s s s p s -> C
C s s p s s s -> M
M s AB i AC c MC -> A

It is not necessary to notate that M does a carry from M to C (who else should do is?) but it makes the description even more easy to read.