I’ve noticed some people critiquing siteswap while reading about juggling on the web, I’m pretty sure this isn’t a new phenomenon, but I got the feeling that I was seeing it a bit more frequently lately.
A discussion about this started on reddit the other day. Maybe it’s something to discuss here as well.
Some quotes from the thread:
I feel like this is a bit over the top, I think that siteswaps wide usage makes it self-evident that it’s really good for juggling. But then again, Gatto didn’t use siteswap, right?
I’d like to see more notation systems get used more together with siteswap, even if that other notation would be just writing out exactly what to do differently. I like siteswap since I find it simple and easy to use. I see not everyone feels the same, but I wonder what way of describing juggling in writing could be more simple. I think perhaps people have had it explained to them in a confusing manner? Speaking of which, what is the best siteswap tutorial out there? My favorite is this paper: https://www.jugglingedge.com/pdf/siteswap-notes-a4.pdf
By all means, tell me more, or give me some links if you have found something cool and useful, I know about a few methods of notating trajectory around the body along with siteswap. I have mainly used Denis body notation.