- "Db" redirects here. For the 12 ball pattern, see "Halfshower".
Db97531 is a symmetrical 7 object siteswap where all the throws cross, and the objects are thrown and then caught in the reverse order. This is the 7 object version of b97531. The d (a "13") is four times as high as the cascade, and almost 1 1/2 times as high as the b (an "11"). All the objects should peak at the same time.
Ben Beever was the first person to do a db97531 (on the Siteswaps DVD), Daniel Eaker was the first person to connect two of them and go back to a qualified pattern,(video) and Lauge Benjaminsen was the first person to do three connected db97531s to a qualify.(video) The youngest person ever to do a db97531 to a qualify was Leo Daniels, at age 12.(video)
A round of this pattern is one instance of the throws "db97531", all of which must be caught for that round to be counted. Multiple rounds must all be directly connected.
World records with publicly available video evidence:
- 7 ball db97531: 26 rounds by Ofek Snir in 2016 (video)
- 7 ring db97531: 1 round by Lauge Benjaminsen in 2012* (video) and Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse in 2018* (non-public video, later video)
- 7 club db97531: 1 round by Moritz Rosner in 2020 (video)
*to a qualify
You can use these exercises to practice the same kinds of throws and sequences of throws that are done in this pattern, before you learn the full pattern.
Some of the siteswaps listed below are shortened to leave out parts where you’re not doing anything. Click on them to see animations of the exercises.
You should practice doing these starting with your right hand and with your left hand, so that you will be ready to learn the full symmetrical pattern.
Exercises to prepare for db97531:
- 1 ball d
- 2 ball db
- 3 ball d
- 3 ball db1
- 3 ball db9
- 4 ball db
- 4 ball db91
- 4 ball db97
- 5 ball db9
- 5 ball db971
- 5 ball db975
- 6 ball db97
- 6 ball db9751
- 6 ball db9753
- 7 ball db975