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26th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 40 minutes

Not good practice session today.

Club handles felt slippery. Not sure if it was because of cleaned clubs or because of cold and dry hands, got better after a while.

Took many attempts to even get 50 catches of 4c fountain.
Took even longer time to get 534534 and back to fountain. Didn't even get it starting with my right hand.

55500 (on doubles) with hand clap felt OK, but I didn't do it for long.

Should have juggled a bit earlier, I guess... A bit late and I had not had a proper dinner, so that might be why it didn't work very well.

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: Ute på gården

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21st May 2017

Maria

# 4 clubs, 3 clubs, 40 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
53 once and back to fountain
534534 and back to fountain

# passing, 40 minutes

(With S)
Jim's asynchronous ppsps with flips
pfpsphzpphzps (the same as before, except replacing every "flip self" with "heff zip")
Odnom (9647772)

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 15 minutes

3 clubs:
531

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
52512
55500 with hand clap
50505
552, starting with my left hand
55550

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

# passing, 80 minutes

(With S)
7c 1-count
ppppz (6 clubs)
7c 2-count singles
Same rhythm as 7c 2-count singles, but the right hand doing pass pass self pass double-self

(With S and S)
3-count inside triangle
3-count 10c triangle, 4p 3 3

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: Jongleringsparken (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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19th May 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 30 minutes

Lunch time juggling, this time next to our outdoor coffee tables.

Warm up

4 balls:
Fountain, best round about 60-70 catches
53 once and back to fountain, difficult but I got it a few times.

3 balls:
441
52413
53142, only tried a few times.
55500 with hand clap, once and back to cascade. Some drops, often not consistent height on the throws, but I got some OK rounds.... Which is good considering I have not spent much time on practicing this with balls, usually do it with clubs.

I find it difficult to find the "right" height of the throws when juggling balls, have no natural ball juggling rhythm the way that I do with clubs...

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Norrtälje (outdoors)

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17th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 60 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
55500 with hand clap
50505
552
55550
...not very good today.

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Many really bad attempts, a few OK ones, one that felt close (caught 3, touched number 4, caught number 5.) Considered making a couple of more attempts, but was tired of failing and had already done the "just a few more attempts" for five minutes so I stopped after the good one.

# 3 clubs, 15 minutes

52413
Head roll (once and back to cascade)
531 with the 3 as a head roll, once and back to cascade. First time I tried this, but it didn't take too many attempts to get one. After that I think I got almost half of the attempts.

Total practice time: 90 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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14th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 95 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain, much better than last time

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
55500 with hand clap, Ok.
50505, better than last time
552
55550, not good

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Failing.

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 10 minutes

52413
53133, trying to look down (at myself in the mirror) with the triple in the air, as practice for doing triples while passing.
531, again trying to look down.

4c sync fountain,doubles

# passing, 50 minutes

(With S)
psphpzphz, starting to not feel that difficult, though it is far from solid.
Odnom (9647772)

(With L)
4-count

(With S and L)
2-count / 4-count feed, first me feeding, then S walked but didn't really expect L to be able to feed... But after some 2-count practice she got some passes. Then I walked, it almost worked once, and then L tried walking, too, she got it once when taking down the clubs.

Total practice time: 170 minutes

Location: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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11th May 2017

Maria

# 4 clubs, passing, 120 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain, didn't work today, took many attempts to get it once.

Passing:
(With S, M and K)
First we just fooled around juggling 3 clubs each and throwing passes (preferably doubles) to each other at random.
Scrambled V, got a full round from two different starts (different times in the pattern), so this could work OK soon.

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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10th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 45 minutes

Warm up

4c fountain, doubles, just part of the warm up today.
534534 and back to fountain, once from each hand.

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
55500
50505
552
55550
...they didn't work as well as they did last Sunday.

# 5 clubs, 15 minutes

Trying to do a flash. Didn't get any.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Norrtälje Sportcentrum

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7th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 70 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs:
Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
55500 with hand clap, got some rounds with about 12 catches
50505, got some rounds with about 12 catches of this too
552, starting with my left hand
55550,starting with my left hand, got 8 catches to collect the best rounds
525, starting with 3 clubs in my right hand

# 5 clubs, 10 minutes

Trying to do a flash... And I got one! It was not a very good one, and I only got it once, but it was my first 5c flash! Yay!

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 35 minutes

We had a small spontaneous trick swap thing... I showed a head roll, S showed a (4x,2)* variation and 504 (I tried to do 504 on triple double, H tried it on double single). E showed 4c wimpy (flats), I tried to do just one flat with one club. H showed a thing where a club was pushed from behind the neck and rolled down over the shoulder, will try again, I only tried it without juggling.

# passing, 45 minutes

(With S)
5-count popcorn
7c 1-count
5 3.5p 1 3.5p 2 vs Why Not, I came up with this a few days ago when I was bored at work and wanted to try it. A bit difficult, but I think I could learn it (of course, but I mean within a few hours practice) if we continue working on it. I'm not good at doing 5s while passing yet.
7c 3-count

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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6th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 40 minutes

Warm up and juggling while waiting for H to arrive

# passing, 15 minutes

(With S and H)
Final rehearsal for our small performance (see last log entry for details). First time today was droppy, but it got better. Putting together our part with the other people in the juggling and flow group. Took about 40 minutes with the planning of details (like how to walk in and out), logged time is approximate juggling time.

# passing, 3 minutes

Performing the passing act for an audience mainly consisting of gymnastics girls and their parents.

Total practice time: 58 minutes

Location: Enskedehallen (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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4th May 2017

Maria

# 3 clubs, 4 clubs, 10 minutes

Warm up

4c fountain. New PR: 213 catches. (Forgot to write that in the log at first!) Not much higher than my previous PR, but at least it seems like I'm getting used to my new clubs. :) S jokingly said that it was just because I had better clubs now... He never liked my delphins.

# passing, 100 minutes

(With S and H)
Practising for the small annual performance that we have this Saturday with the gymnastics club the our juggling club is a part of.
At least we have decided what we are doing now. Nothing too complicated.
Me and S passing 4-count, H comes in and does walkaround with S while I keep doing 4-count. H walks away to get 3 clubs, I keep doing 4-count with S but take a step closer to him.
H stand behind me and S starts feeding us. I turn around, H is feeding, I turn back, repeat one more time. About 3 passes between each turn. H stops and I move backwards.
H steps in between us, facing me, and we do a dropback line, first 4-count, then 2-count. We stop and face the audience briefly, then regroup and do Bruno's Nightmare, 9-beat version, 1 full round back to the starting position. We stop.
A friend throws in an extra club to S, we do a 10c feed.
Finish and bow. Total time: about 2min 40sec.

(With S, M and K)
Y with an extra club (4-count doubles), tried several different configurations before getting some rounds with at least a few passes.

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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