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A penguin catch is a kind of trick catch made with the arm extended down and twisted so that the hand points out to the side with the palm facing up. This is similar to a reverse shoulder throw, but the object isn't caught behind the back.

A penguin throw is a throw made from this position; a penguin catch in reverse.(video)


5b penguins

5 ball penguins by Paweł Gębała

World records[]

Penguin catch world records with publicly available video evidence:

  • 3 ball penguins: 9 minutes and 45 seconds by Thaddaeus Hug in 2016 (video)
  • 4 ball penguins: 229 catches by Pher Gleason in 2020 (video)
  • 5 ball penguins: 76 catches by Zak McAllister in 2017 (video)
  • 6 ball penguins: 20 catches by Alex McGillivray in 2017 (video)
  • 7 ball penguins: 9 catches by Alex McGillivray in 2016 (video) and Zak McAllister in 2017 (video)
  • 8 ball penguins: 8 catches by Jan Poolen in 2014 (video) and Felix Sürbe in 2017 (video)

Unverified claims:

  • 3 ball penguins: 10 minutes+ by Thaddaeus Hug in 2016 (claim)