Input format for passing records

Passing records need to be entered in the following format:

Catches PropCode Pattern+Modifiers with (UserID or name) Date Video // Comment



Here are a few examples of the full text required to enter some records:

10 7b with Marvin
10 catches of 7 ball 1-count with Marvin

20 6c 4cnt with that bloke with the dodgy mullet
20 catches of 6 club 4 count with someone with questionable hair

30 6c PPS with 1
30 catches of 6 club pass pass self with UserID 1 (That's me!)

40 6c <3p 3* 3 3p 3 3 | 3p 3 3 3p 3* 3> with 1
40 catches of Jim's 3 count with me

40 7c 678 with 1 2012-02-01 // Had to stop because we impaled a bystander
40 catches of 7 club 678 with me on the 1st of February 2012 with a note on the end

Catches - mandatory

You must enter the number of passes caught between all passers, do not count catches of self throws. This must be an integer.

For example:

In this scenario the number of catches is 5.

You can also enter a duration using the same format as described in the Miscellaneous juggling records input format instructions or you can define your own measure in brackets eg. (34 passes) 7c 3cnt will record 34 passes of 7 club 3-count. If you record a duration or use a custom measure your records will not be eligible for a top record spot.

PropCode - mandatory

The propcode specifies the number and type of prop used, the code is made up of a number and some letters eg:

6b - 6 balls
7bb - 7 bounce balls
8c - 8 clubs
9r - 9 rings

Other props can be written in full eg:

3torch - 3 torch

Pattern+Modifiers - optional

If the pattern is omitted then the record will default to 1-count.

Patterns are specified using basic counts, named patterns, siteswap, PSZH notation or Prechac notation with various modifier codes separated by '+' signs.

Basic counts

Specify basic counts in the format: #cnt, where # can be any integer. eg:

1cnt - 1-count
2cnt - 2-count
3cnt - 3-count

Basic counts can be modified into Jim's patterns by prefixing with the 'jims+' modifier. eg:

jims+1cnt - Jim's 1-count
jims+2cnt - Jim's 2-count

Named patterns

ultimates - ultimates
shower - shower
everyothers - every others
everies - everies
waltz - waltz
tango - tango
whynot - Whynot
notwhy - Notwhy
maybe - Maybe
bookends - bookends
chocolatebar - Chocolate bar
ultimatezip - ultimate-zip
swing - Swing
funkybookends - Funky Bookends
french3cnt - French 3 count
parsnip - Parsnip
martins1cnt - Martin's 1 count
mildsmadness - Mild's Madness
vitoria - Vitoria
gasteiz - Gasteiz
aspirin - Aspirin
frenchcanadian7cnt - French-Canadian 7 count
techno - Techno
3310 - 3-3-10
roundabout - Roundabout
turntable - Turntable
dolbysurround - Dolby Surround
chopabout - Chop about
scrambledv - Scrambled V
scramblediii - Scrambled III
scrambledb - Scrambled B
ivy - Ivy
toast - Toast
gorilla - Gorilla
star - Star
shootingstar - Shooting star
mrinside - Mr Inside
mroutside - Mr Outside
feedweave - Feed weave
stickytriangle - Sticky triangle
havana - Havana
dropback - dropback line
dropforward - dropforward line
triangle - triangle


Or enter a valid siteswap, vanilla, multiplex and synchronous are all supported.

PSZH notation

Or enter any combination of passes, selfs, zips and heffs.

eg. PPSPZ - will be expanded to: Pass pass self pass zip

PSZH patterns can be modified into Jim's patterns by prefixing with the 'jims+' modifier. eg:

jims+PPS - Jim's pass pass self

Préchac notation

Or enter your pattern using Préchac notation.

eg for classic 7 club popcorn enter: <5 3 4p 3 3 3 | 3 3 3 5 3 4p>


These base patterns can also be modified in cruel and unusual ways using combinations of the following modifiers separated by '+' signs:

b2b - back to back
sbs - side by side

Club spins (clubs only)

Spins can be specified in any combination using combinations of 'x' and numbers. You can also use -x for reverse spins, half spins are also valid using #.5 eg:

x0 - flats
x1 - singles
x2 - doubles
x0.5 - half spins
-x1 - reverse singles
x3x1 - triple singles
x0x1x2x3x4 - flat single double triple quads

With - mandatory

If your passing partner is a member of the Edge you can use their UserID, this will link their UserName to their profile. Or simply type your partner's name. Separate multiple passing partners with '+'

with 1 - With Orinoco
with Marvin - With Marvin
with 1+2 - With Orinoco, Marvin
with 1+Marvin - With Orinoco, Marvin

The easiest way to find your partner's UserID is to go to their profile page and you will see their UserID in the URL after 'UserID='. The UserID will always be an integer.

Date - optional

If ommitted the record is entered with the current day's date.

Specify another date in the format yyyy-mm-dd.

Specify how long ago it was by typing t-the number of days. eg. t-1 will specify yesterday's date.

Video - optional

If you caught your record on camera upload it to JTV, Youtube, Instagram or Vimeo then include the URL. Make sure you include the 'http://' part of the URL.

You can also add a video to a record at a later date by clicking the green 'add/edit video' links against your records.

Comment - optional

You can add a comment to your record by typing two forward slashes '//' then your comment eg:

// Your comment goes here

Your comment includes everything from the two slashes to the end of the line, so make sure this is the last thing you enter.

See also:
Toss juggling records input format
Miscellaneous juggling records input format
Records summary