Site swap is a numerical notation that describes juggling patterns, in particular the heights of each throw.
Helpful things to know.
A “2” throw is really not a throw at all; it’s just a hold for a beat.
A “0” is a nothing — no throw, no pass, no ball — for a beat.
A regular seven-ball cascade is called simply, “7”, for it just repeats over and over the same kind of throw.
Any even numbered throw ends up in the same hand whereas any odd numbered throw ends up in the opposite hand.
Interesting mathematical property of site-swaps:
Taking the average of the numbers of any siteswap pattern will always give you the number of balls juggled in the pattern. For example, take “51414”: the sum of the numbers 5+1+4+1+4 equals 15. Divide that by 5 (the number of digits) and we get 3. So we know that it is a three-ball pattern
My favorite site swap patterns are:
For more info on sideswaps check out: http://www.juggling.org/help/siteswap/