The Shoulder Catch

Here a club is caught in the gap between the shoulder and neck, making a good finish or applause point in a show. A reverse spin is much easier to catch than a normal throw - watch the club as it spins around to the horizontal with the handle pointing forwards and then 'dive' at it with your shoulder to make the catch. The more reckless your dive, the more chance you have of succeeding. Go on, get some bruises!


Pointing your arm upwards brings your shoulder closer in; your neck should be used to clamp the club in place once you make contact.

This trick may seem risky at first, but I have never really been hurt doing it. Don't shut your eyes in the middle of the trick, try to watch the club right up until you catch it.