Lesson: Rubenstein’s Revenge

Rubenstein’s Revenge is often thought as one of the most (if not the most) difficult three ball pattern.  While it is certainly not easy, it is much more maneagable if you break it down into its component parts.

Rubenstein’s Revenge is really a combination of two movements.  The first such movement is a recrossing of the arms, followed by two throws.  When done correctly, this motion leaves you in a position to repeat it in the other direction.  If you want to learn Rubenstein’s Revenge, you must be able to do this motion without thinking.  You’ll have to add in an extra throw soon, and if you can’t do this motion alone, thne you’ll never get it right.

The second half of rubensteins revenge is a simple sweeping throw.  The tough part is finding spare time within the first motion in order to make this throw.  While learning, make your sweeping throws extra high, to give yourself more time to execute the first motion. You should start from a Mills mess pattern as you practice Rubenstein’s Revenge as it is the easiest pattern to transition from.

A misconception about Rubenstein’s Revenge is that you must start it from the Mills Mess pattern, when this is not really true.  If you are good enough at transitions, you should be able to get to Rubensteins Revenge from other paterns such as columns, burke’s barrage, or the windmill.