Sep 23rd 2008 6:09PM I don't know about Horde side, but here is what I do Alliance side.
I use #2 and #3 personnally, since you can turn around before you get to the barrel person (either the one throwing them or the one you throw them to).
The trick there is to always get #2 and #3 and try to spot the point where you get the barrel, and turn quickly (mouse very helpful there of course).
Once you get the rythm down, it's all good. I usually mess up at least once in there and today I've gotten 24 tickets. I'm sure I can get more tomorrow, my mount got exhausted once today.
Hope it helps.