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20th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 3 clubs, teaching, 20 minutes

Arrived a little bit late to circus practise. Found the other participants waiting outside of the hall. Apparently someone had forgotten to unlock the door for us.

Well, I was not that motivated to do outdoor juggling, just did some easy stuff. Then asked if anyone wanted to juggle with me and got two girls who wanted to learn juggling (they couldn't practise their usual stuff like silks and stuff outdoors...). They got the 2 ball exchange after a while and did a few attempts at a 3 ball flash, at least they managed to throw the 3 balls but without catching them. I hope they will give it some more time.

(Logged time is approximate juggling time, I was there for about 1 hour, outside of the gym...)

Total practice time: 20 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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19th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 20 minutes

441
45123
50505
525
552
55550

# 5 balls, 10 minutes

Flash. Took me 5 minutes to get 10 successful attempts (with fails between them)

Then tried 6 catches for 5 minutes (instead of just until I got it once). Got it 3 times, though the first of them was bad with the last two throws caught more or less at the same time and at least one of them hitting the ceiling

Common problems: Strange rhythm (usually not throwing fast enough), balls colliding, throws too high (hitting the ceiling), throws too much forward

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 208 minutes

5b 56752 - 25 min.   Hardly over 6 sides, but one 9th side into 10th collapsing.
[ short rainbreak 5' ]
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 18 min.
[ break - tried to roughly dry the grass with a towel attached to a long branch 15' ]
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   161 c cl wristy 6-high.   119 throws into collision 5-high.
9b flashing - 50 min.   Many 7 gathers.   Two 8 g.   No rethrows.
7b casc - 53 min.   49, 43, 47, 51, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
[ next rainbreak 15' ] meadow was soakin' wet now and wiping off every dropped ball wasn't really "practise" ..
7b casc - 5 min. trying to not drop at all gave 7-11 throws  a n d  drops. Very bad.
.. so I rather did where I can expect fewest drops:
5b endure - 30 min.   359 throws.
more 7b casc - 17 min.   (no long runs)

Total practice time: 208 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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18th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, #ballproperties, 192 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Short run 7-high.   Longer run wristy 5-to-6-high.
9b flashing - 45 min.   About ten times 7 gathers. One 8 g. No rethrows iirc.   #ballproperties - Balls felt too big and bouncy, not so squishy, and had several ringfingerballslips at launch; presuming they had blown up from cold to warm, I left some air out and indeed a bit whizzed out, but it wasn't much better.   Okay stint, though, structured promising patterns, little spread (smaller radius - used to pick up drops upto one and half yard away - now often they drop right near me or just a step away).
7b casc - 127 min.   Meager yield: 44 cl, 61, [short break 8'], 43 throws longest runs; felt much better 'n that. Hadn't done speedy enough yesterday I now realized. "Nimble" wouldn't get an also comfortable, smooth pattern if not paired with speediness  ( of throwing movement, dwelltime, handspeed, that is, ((not of tact, beat cadence)) ).  Same with "swift" or anything, ratios an' all, done right - without a certain speediness it'll be tensed or doing `behind´ the pattern's speed.   After break had completely lost ratio, pattern, swiftness and it stayed like that. Better again tomorrow!  [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 192 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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17th September 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 105 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain

Double single

3 clubs:
423 (double, thumb roll, backcross)

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
50505
525
552
55550

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

# passing, 45 minutes

(With S)
7c 1-count
Techno
7c 2-count doubles, S also threw early triples and late triples
7c 4-count triples was too difficult
8c 2-count doubles, difficult. Did 5 passes before dropping sometimes, not sure if we got more than that.

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 70 minutes

Short warm up

3 clubs:
45123
423

4 clubs:
4c fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain

Sync fountain, needs more practise
Transition from async fountain to sync fountain (by throwing a triple). Got it 3 times with at least 4 pairs of doubles caught after the transition, but never got to a nice sync pattern.
Transition from sync fountain to async fountain (by throwing a triple with the right hand and double with the left), didn't get it, but a few attempts were close (meaning: at least I caught and re-threw the double and the triple before dropping anything). Common problems: Triple too low, triple underspun, double too high

Total practice time: 235 minutes

Locations: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna), Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 213 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 1 min.   149 throws run 5-high.
9b flashing - 65 min.   Over 20 times 7 gathers. No 8 g (?!), and only two or three 8 g in reach. Maybe 9 c in reach, but spotted late and last balls came fast. Two or three launches with not so reasonable rethrows.
7b casc - 137 min.   Mediocre yield: 57, 47, 47, 43 throws longest runs, and corresponding performance: got it well only shortly, but mostly struggling to get it comfortably snapped-in.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 213 minutes

Location: meadow under bridge

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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 40 minutes

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: Garden

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16th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 193 minutes

5b casc warmup - 12 min.   That 555..55f..f00..-thing needs fast ``explosive´´ full-thrust throws (partly with hopping) - nothing like healthy and it doesn't really make a lot of sense either.   Very high.   Fastest.   Wristy 5-high.
9b flashing - 47 min.   Around twelve times 7 gathers. Three times 8 g. And around five times 13-14 throws. One 9 in reach, time plenty since spotting last ball, but didn't find a nest for it in my full hands and still fumblin' last catch so it bounced off. Felt like "gotten", though.
7b casc - 129 min.   47, 45, 45, 45, 59, 45, 57, 55, 57, 45, 47, 63 throws longest runs. Good. Continue like that!   [ daily7b II: 63 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 193 minutes

Location: meadow under bridge

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15th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, #otu, 190 minutes

5b casc varied - 12 min.   very high.   wristy 5-high.   Then I tried a few [ #otu ] 55555f55f50f50f00f00..a.s.o. (as a transition from low to very high casc) but didn't get over the first two or three f-s.   a bit fastest.
9b flashing - 41 min.   Fifteen times 7 gathers, two of which were: 10 throws 7 g, and 11 t 7 g; and several of the rest of which were possible 8 g. One 8 g. Several, upto 3-4 rethrows - the focus lies on "after the launch", which latter then comes (needs to come) fully automized, as I'm preparing to get a viable height and hammer incoming balls up again.
7b casc - 137 min.   43, 53 cl, 51, 43, 51, 51, 49, 44, 61, 43, 59, 43 throws longest runs. Felt great, got it well, had that floating 3b cascade top again and that feeling of controlling it from a distance or like by reins.   [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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14th September 2017

Maria

# 4 clubs, 45 minutes

Warm up

4c fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain, not good but at least I got it once from each hand
Kick-up from 3c cascade to 4c fountain
552, starting with my left hand
525, starting with my right hand
55550
...none of the siteswap 5 practices were particularly good.

# 5 clubs, 5 minutes

Flash. After 5 minutes of failed attempts I got it once. :) Have only done a 5c flash once before, that was months ago, but at least this one was better than the first one.

# passing, 60 minutes

(With S)
Jim's asynchronous ppsps with flips
phpspsh, starting to work, at least got more than a full round a few times
7c 3-count
7c Why Not, difficult but didn't feel impossible.
7c Why Not vs phpspsh, just trying to find out if it works, we think it does.
Techo, got over 10 passes each several times
7c 1-count

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 152 minutes

5b casc warmup - 12 min. very high. wristy 5-high.
9b flashing - 25 min. Three times 7 gathers, two of which were near 8 g. One 8 g. No rethrows. Apart from that had two 9c in reach that ended in 5 g (had them all bodycaught, but they bounced and rolled off from what I held arms to body already) and 6 g.
7b casc - 115 min. 51, 47, 46, 47, 51, 45, 50, 47, 43 cl, 43 throws longest runs. Not all as good as last two days, didn't really snap-in, wasn't so well connected to pattern's top, didn't roll by itself, often somewhat too tensed, but good level anyway. [ daily7b II: 51 ]

Total practice time: 152 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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13th September 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, ball passing, 30 minutes

Lunch time juggling with L (on a Wednesday instead of Thursday this time, because it's supposed to rain tomorrow)

Warm up

4c fountain
534534 and back to fountain did not work today. Might be able to blame the wind for some of the failed attempts, but not for all of them.
Kick-up from 3c Cascade to 4c fountain, only got it once.

Ball passing, 5b 1-count, we got over 60 catches (30 each) once.

My juggling was not very good today, but L did 12 catches of 3b cascade. :) I don't think she has even tried to do more than 4 before.

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Gångvägen vid jobbet

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #endupatt, 5 balls, 112 minutes

5b casc warmup - 5 min.   very high. low & fast. wristy 5-high.
7b casc - 107 min.   Fourtyseven Day .. got 47, 47, 43, 59, 47, 44, 59, 47, 45 throws longest runs.   A fight "tensed \\ untensed" against tensed shouldermuscles, against bad ratio, against inaccuracy, against doing too far ahead, against rowing too wide, that after a while I won by doing just a hearty bit higher (``than I thought´´; and at the same beat) right from launch, by walking back or forth at launch, by focussing on patterns' top better, trying to orient on it, by doing more speedy and by flapping wrists well (and luckily I felt ``speedy´´ too), and by can't remember.   Several runs felt smooth, comfortable and like going longer, but got slips or pattern became unstable.   One given run, I had the impression, I were controlling pattern's top from a distance, like when trying to put a fidgeting fish at the end of the fishing rod into a small bucket by the handle of the rod from that distance.   [ daily7b II: 59 ]   All I need is two consecutive long runs without the drop in between, you know.

Total practice time: 112 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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12th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 9 balls flashing, 100 minutes

9b flashing - 30 min.   Seven times 7 gathers. One 8 g. No rethrows.
7b casc - 70 min.   47, 47, 75 cl [*], 51, 59 cl throws longest runs.         [ daily7b II: 75 ]
[*] - great run, somewhat higher than usual (as so often with PR-s), but not narrow at all; smooth, very little if any effort at all, maybe tension in the shoulders coming up. Stopped the run at a round number of nine sets of 8, believing, it were new PR, but it's only one catch near last fall's PR. [will log anyway, as it's been a year now ..]
[ rain stopped the session ]

# 5 balls, 10 minutes

5b casc - not over 137 throws. (need to prepare the space for "indoor" and also get used to those flabby unequal beanbags again or repair them)

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Locations: rivershore-meadow, indoors low ceiling

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11th September 2017

7b_wizard

# #conditions, 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 7b casc varied, #exercises, #season, 123 minutes

Conditions near perfect.
9b flashing - 15 min.   Three times 7 gathers.   Short stint, meant mainly as preparation for 7b, which gave a slightly different (more sophisticated) mindset: do what I can and see what I get and focus rather on accurracy (not really "going for it" a lot).
7b casc - 96 min.   After a while without any notable long runs (didn't have any 9b-effect today), got a 51 throws' run, right before that, I had tried to - at about 27 t - pull a pattern down, that went well, but was a bit too high, but went into collapse. So, after that 51 t run, did a few exercises [*see below].   51, [*], 53, 43, 57 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]
[*] - In between did some ..
7b casc varied - ~12 min.   the exercises were:
  pulse high \\ low - higher and higher, then try to pull the pattern back down again (which is hard) - after a few fails, got a pattern back down, and one also even pulsing down and back up again into collapse.
  pulse wide \\ narrow - didn't ever get there: at first started with very narrow patterns and maybe managed into wide + collapse. Also right into wide went to collapse. Then tried from normal width intending to go into narrow first and got collisons. Never got the chance to get from wide back to narrow again.
  turn against drift - against my usual drift into weakhandside, that is. Got it np on second attempt a 90+° turn into stronghandside.
I really should do more of the kind, as not being able to narrow a too wide pattern at all seems really a major handicap, and getting that down could maybe make a notable overall improvement. And I really also should be able to pull patterns down without having to exercise it first.

Too short. I have to face it: Am on bad terms with discipline, perseverance, unconditionality. I do have unbroken motivation, zeal, eagerness and greediness while doing, though. It's just often a little quarrel to overcome a (current) backache, a kneeache, or whatever body nudging, even those will vanish when juggling (moving). Should be doing two hours more than average 4h, instead of 2h less. Hope to get this fixed as long as it's fall with good outdoor conditions.

Total practice time: 123 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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