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20th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #focus, #endupatt, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 208 minutes

( after two partly chilly, down to 15°C and below, rainy days, now near perfect again and more warm & dry & sunny days ahead )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 12 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Around 100 throws wristy 6-high.
9b flashing - 63 min.   One million times 7 gathers.   Two times 8 g.   11 throws into 7 gathers. 13 throws. (only rethrow attempts, i think)
  #SoL #technique - new little insight / tuning:   It struck me towards end of stint, that in the past I have been throwing the first two throws to abrupt, with abrupt movement up as if i were throwing from loose wrist, which doesn't make sense for the first ball from stronghand - a fifth ball on top of diamond gripped four others (and weakhand then following with its first launched fourth ball on the index where it would make sense to try wristy already, but so far, I let it ``follow´´). I am doing them a bit slowlier in any case, but somehow, I managed to even then do them in an abrupt way.   If I do those two throws softer and explicitly get their thrust from forearms almost only, I should get more control over my launches becoming well structured (upto now, I wasn't sure, what exactly makes me sometimes get it well, sometimes bad). Gotta try like that again and track this.
7b casc - 128 min.   44, 43 cl, 43 cl, 44, 53, 53, 45, 49 cl, 55, 66, 53 throws longest runs. Pretty great yield, but I wasn't satisfied, for example, I lost several good runs on ~35 throws' mental (or whatever physiological) barrier, and also did tensed a lot and didn't easily get or stay in snapped-in patterns; no question of ``settling´´ in good patterns, which is my next step & level. Nonetheless, happy with a good yield of course.   [ daily7b II: 66 ]
  Also here, found yet a new aspect, "issue" even: #SoL #focus #endupatt - I am often focussing on stronghands' balls up for orientation, while I should rather partage my attention equally on any / both hands' last balls up. It's surely a result of my alltime stronghand \ weakhand asymmetry that never bothered me, but the issue is one of focus mainly. [Note to self:] Also work on, work with, and track this!
5b fastest - 5 min.   (no long runs)

Total practice time: 208 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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13th September 2017

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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27th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #endupatt, #mentec, #ThinkAs, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, #otu, #ballproperties, 5 heavy balls, #exercises, 158 minutes

3 small heavy steel balls, Ø 4cm, 300g, - 5 min   #otu - as good as never used these for juggling before (maybe tried and refuted) - [ #ballproperties ] they give somewhat stable tiny fast patterns, but aren't really first size & weight choice generally. Maybe for exercise.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 13 min. ( the Ø ~6cm again now)   A bit long-time-no-do windmill.   It's comparedly easy to do every second throw the other way over (always crossing hands when required), but pretty difficult to get a nice looking equal bows windmill.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   105 throws wristy 6-high.   319 t 5-high.   #new #exercises - found, that swaying the pattern sideways left-right-..a.s.o. practises scoop issues and throwing angles very well(!).
5b 56752 - 20 min.   Upto an 8 sides clean run. One 9 sides clean.   Also here: "wristy" spares dwelltime, makes the rhythm seem slower, and gives me breath to better anticipate what's next and fitting throws and the rhythm, their `melody´, to one another.
7b casc - 115 min.   Longest runs (throws): 49, 43, 49 fc (a last ax throw to throwhand-caught), 45, 53, [break], 46 (48?), 45.   #SoL #endupatt #mentec #ThinkAs - Made myself an eye for the upper three balls lately and focused and oriented on that floating 3b-cascade as a "top of the pattern" for aiming into well.
                http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170905/vgusmwj3.gif
That ``top´´ now has a distinct shape!? - not a nebulous notion of empty air somewhere up there, flewn through by balls, anymore; a better gauge for precision, also. Just another ``aspect´´? .. or sth to cling to for getting it constant? .. practise & time will tell.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]
[ rain stopped this stint & session ]

Total practice time: 158 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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3rd July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #endupatt, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 315 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   298 doubles (tensed, one fight with halves amidst run). 36 triples. Quads bad.
3c tricks - 5 min   Two to three rounds of 441. ( had hurt the insideward middle limb/joint of my middlefinger on quads and didn't feel 100% secure anymore, so skipped 34530 )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 70 min.   Today's ``stuck with´´ went to all up + 90° - got it uglily twice; to 441 - worked myself up to 12-13 rounds; and to variations of reachovers ( Singles in #n-count. Half-a-windmill like clawed 3-counts. Doubles = two columns = two reachovers. )
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   113 throws wristy 6-high.   157 th comfortable head-high 5-high.
9b flashing - 43 min.   iv times 7 gathers. Droppy; many slips on dusty ground.
5b 56752 - 55 min.   Two times 8 sides, one of which clean. Two times 9 sides. Once 12 sides to collapse.
7b casc - 127 min.   43 throws was longest run. #SoL #endupatt - Hardly got over that strange attractor hurdle at about 33-35 throws; often a drift into too wide went into collapse there, but when scooping more to inside, I had too slow handspeed and got early landing balls in even shorter runs. ( no full fresh form, no unleashed arms, .. dunno what to blame ) Maybe not ``speedy´´ enough in mind; also didn't vary a lot, high & slow \ low & fast, soas to find a good in-between ..   [ daily7b II: 43 ]
5b casc, reverse casc - 5 min.

Total practice time: 315 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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8th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 3 heavy balls, #otu, 7 balls, #efficiency, #endupatt, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, 315 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 120 min.   #otu - bx into 90° turn; got it a couple of times once all around (four turns to 360°) turning into stronghand's bx, then with weakhand's once around too.   Ell-roll-flicks(?) - got about 10 in a 4-count, only two in a 2-count, so `folded´ the 2-count.   Some work on past under the other arm throws (upto in a 3-count, and caught in a mix of claws and-or penguins)
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.
5b 56752 - 63 min.   Three times 6 sides clean. One 8th side to collapse.
7b splits - 10 min.   12 c cl. 9 duplex thrown to collapse.
7b casc - 112 min.   Tried to focus on getting best easiest pattern and technique, going to early collects - feels much more effective -, easy going also, instead exhausting on result, and got 43, 47, 69 (unsuspected, surprising, right after I `woke up´ from a rather dull phase), 59 (gorgeous run, smooth, easy, untensedly snapped-in) throws longest runs, plus a half-of-it counted run at least 43 th maybe 49.   [ daily7b II: 69 ]

Total practice time: 315 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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2nd April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #outstandingRuns, #mentec, #endupatt, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5 heavy balls, 215 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   Two 7th to collapse.   Two 6th sides clean.
9b flashing - 30 min.   Five times 7 gathers, one of which out of 10 throws.   2 and 3 rethrows (once each. =11, 12 throws).
7b casc - 115 min.   43, 51, 45, 75[*], 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 75 ]
        [*] - #outst'runs, #mentec(?), #endupatt - did not focus on top's shape well, as usually works best, but had had several ~35-37 runs seeming like a barrier right before and wanted to do what I'm actually out for and dare and keep 'em up for a longer run  ( sort of went for it(?), put less focus on counting(?), did with extra spirit(?), sth of the kind, .. mainly "kept going", I guess .. ). The run itself wasn' to tensed, rather fluent, just had to fight just a bit with right height at around six sets of eight throws.
5b fastest - 10 min.   Very very low & fast, partly racketing, but hardly over 30 throws a few runs. (need 50 throws safe, or a minute)

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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22nd March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #endupatt, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 225 minutes

5b casc varied - 10 min. when including "fastest" here, then not as going for result, but as overall speediness \ nimbleness preparation for all that is to come.
5b 56752 - 45 min. Two 6th ounds clean. A 7th round to collapse. An 8th round clean.
9b flashing - 50 min. Four times 7 gathers. Once each, 11, 12, 13 throws.
7b casc - 120 min. 40-50-throws-day today: 47, 43, 49, 43, 47, 43, 43, 49, 49, 46, 44, 43 throws longest runs. #endupatt - Got it "throwing under last ball" well a lot, but hardly ever with focus on and welltimed into pattern's top's rolling ``dice eyes´´ ever. Not really snapped-in as should. [ daily7b II: 49 ]

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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17th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, #mentec, #endupatt, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 155 minutes

5b warmup, casc varied, shower - 15 min. Clean flash of shower; and 6 and 7 throws' attempts of it to collapse. #technique (focus) - Firing up to the same not all too high spot. Also some "fastest" here already again.
5b 52567 - 25 min. Bad; was happy with only a 5.th side clean at last.
7b casc - 110 min. Never got that wheel turnin'; hardly ever got a well-shaped top of pattern to go on from .. guess my main fault that kept me from finding my pattern and connecting to its top well, was, that I wanted too much and did too tensed most the time.
[ #technique, #SoL, #mentec(?), #endupatt ] - Maybe, for the pattern to snap-in, once it's up and finished launching, you have to do a lot of things - if not everything - right in just one instant .. do an extra switch into "keep-up"-mode, which is a hurdle to take to get it rollin'.
Got 43, 41, 43 cl, 45 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 45 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 155 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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6th November 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 ball tricks, #blind, #endupatt, 235 minutes

10' - 3b blind - Worked myself up to 15 c cl, 24 c cl. - Long term intending to vary (conquer more airspace controlled, wide, high, front planes), then 5b blind, (more flashes, 5 c cl, and) 6.throw caught.   On 5-height wasn't as obvious .. failed after few throws.

10' - 3b wide:
wide & smashy -- wide & smashy -- normal throw -- back to middle & smashy -- back to middle & smashy -- normal throw -- .. a.s.o.
  Three period, 2 emphasized throws.
  The normal throw tends to become wide too, so allowed for that (doing it not all as wide, restrained) to
    get the pattern running. (But) Got 8 throws (only so far).

100' - 5b wristy, easiest, most relaxed patt - Pattern went near chin, like Nadir Le Jongleur (long not heard of him). Did not drift into fast low pattern today, because I worked on effective lever by throwing from fingers and pretty loose wrists ("lax" and "unleashed" mode seem to be getting better).   This time, allowed for some effort for a few recovery throws, but not too effortish or over whole periods, as for "finding back into that easy pattern" (e.g. when bx-ing or ro-ing or simply enduring on result). 165, 173 throws runs that way.

25' - 5b endure - Not doing this mainly (but here also) for result, but for feeling into enduring for 7b.  Had to go over 289, 237, 223, 245, (and earlier fails in between), until I got a 859 throws run (got me sweating, forearms burning a bit).

70' - 5b rev casc - 35, 31, 35 cl, 31, 37, throws runs.

Total practice time: 235 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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5th November 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, #endupatt, 140 minutes

80' - 5b easy, relaxed pattern - Allowed for no effort or tension to arouse, rather lax even.   Wristy, trying between loose and unleashed. With \ without thumb. Near fingertips \ near palm \ rolling. Small scoop versus flabby scoop, relaxing a millisecond on dwelltime. Naturally falls into fast, low pattern (casually? when succeeding to do fully relaxed? .. still investigating), but I want it a bit higher, round what-I'm-tall-high, thus slower, to have spare time for recoveries, and the whole being a bit comfortable when enduring.   Gave runs about 50-100 throws, few upto ~123, ~150, 219.

 5' - 5b endure - A 347 throws run (but was still on ``lax´´ rather than ``fight to keep up´´).

55' - 5b rev casc - 37 cl, 49 runs.

Total practice time: 140 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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