Well, the half shower and reverse cascade can be easily explained by defining inside and outside throws…
Of course there are an infinate number of possible throws, and we do not have names for them. Some throws are in relation to our bodies, such as bodymoves (that term to include body throws and the often forgotten body catches). But one could also throw to the front, to the back, to the side in relation to the body.
Then there is relation to the props. Inside outside is an example for that. But of course there is much more, like yoyo’s or boston mess.
Then at last there is relation to space. Often a front or back throw will make as much sense if you describe the relation to body as when you describe the relation to space, but perhaps the body orientation or location changes while the throw/path takes place. Perhaps the path interacts with space, or the space is not ordinary such as when you stand on a chair and bounce juggle to the extra low floor.
To explain any path we need to talk about body, space, rotations, starting-, ending- and inbetween-contact points with other objects, parts of space or body. Even imaginary contact points such as passing through a ring to explain the 2b+2r wimpy saturns.
So I’d argue that even though we have quite a few names for throws, we don’t have vocabulary for the majority of them.
@Ameron I would also be interested in a name for a normal spinning throw! How about Normal Rotation? NR? Or Normal Single? So you can have ns, nd, nt, nq?
Ugh, it’s so easy to get sidetacked on these things… Now I wonder how we describe one and a half rotations, and when something becomes one and a half or remains whole, for example in .flat front cascade with clubs it is easy to get confused with these definitions.
I’ll try and read up on Varkors spin notation tonight, see if that gives new inspiration.