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4th May 2018

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #technique, #StagesOfLearning, #improvement, #endupatt, 5 balls, 168 minutes

5b casc varied - ~10 min.
7b casc - ~158 min. ___ 53, 41, 43, 55, 85 (! top three-four-five runs ever, rolled well, feeding the top well, rather untensed, not so very high ), 41, 47, 43, 48, 42, 47, 45, 46, 50, 49, 59, 54 cl, throws' runs longer than 40 th. ___ #technique #SoL #improvement #endupatt - Have lately been getting whole runs throwing slightly towards myself ( from ``second front plane´´ to ``inner front plane´´ in a way ). I reckon, this corresponds to a natural throwing movement with the upper arm slightly going backwards for catching, then going slightly foreward until release for throwing. ___ [ daily7b III: 85 ]

Total practice time: 168 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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22nd April 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #chartread, #StagesOfLearning, #improvement, #endupatt, 5prop mix, 49 minutes

22' + 17' - 5b rev casc - ___ 161 (@ 15'), //15'//, 163,, 128, 121, 135 throws runs longer than 120 throws. ___ [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 163 ] #chartread #SoL #improvement #endupatt - doing notably less practise time on this, with priority now again on outdoor numbers juggling in summer, severely broke in the comparedly constant improvement curve (which is not a surprise). But it's still a good level and feels more like "juggling" than "trying", but for not always finding that enduring mindstate, that sophisticated settling in simply rollin' it ``forever´´. Sometimes I slave to the pattern, sometimes, I have full control, bailing out impossibly rotten patterns back to swiftly stable. And there's still always bad phases or days with fails. ( which is all in all pretty much the same level as when - with 5b normal cascade - I started going for very long runs of 500+ throws )

10' - 5 prop mix, 2b3c - ___ Not being all firm with 4b1c and 3b2c yet, daring this was rather stressing my limits for a try, than seriously ``attacking´´ a next step; but it turned out, my hand-automation with those tinyclubs is good enough for like two rounds ( so no danger of getting stuck here on my way to 5c ). ___ A clean flash. Two times almost two rounds. Seven club throws to collapse.

Total practice time: 49 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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11th April 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #posture, #StagesOfLearning, #PR, #whatIwant, 89 minutes

37' + 52' - 5b rev casc - ___ 142 cl (@ ^10'), 165 (@ 15', fought for, hazardous), 159, 164 cl, .. [ #posture #SoL ] - if there's something like a static ground-posture, a default posture, then for rev it's with forearms out, pointing outward, elbows in ( not really a ``revelation´´, trivial even, but I now like know where my arms belong whenever in doubt for a millisec, kind'a matches that reflex of darting late catches to the outside for rethrowing, too ), .. //15'//, 130, 129, 122, 131, 208, 147, 160? + 197 [°] ( last run, #PR, tensed, saved like two collisions or so amidst, slaving to the pattern, yet rolling well in shape mostly ) throws' runs longer than 120 throws. ___ [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 357 ] ( or - not all sure - 437 ?? unlikely )

[°] - I restarted counting sets of eight throws, after twenty or thirty sets and got to another 24 sets plus three more pairs thrown; usually I do that (restart counting from naught) after twenty sets, which is what I'm gonna log, 357 throws, as 352 catches, ( 44 sets of 8 t + 6 t minus earliest last drop assumed on fifth last throw ); but I never got that far before and was a bit puzzled about where I was with counting, so I can't exclude that I restarted counting twice, once after twenty sets of eight throws, then once again after reaching new PR at thirty sets of eight (would then be 437 throws), but I don't think so, I think, I went on counting "11" after thirty sets. However, this will be hard to confirm, and my actual goal rather is to always get over 200 throws within like an hour or only half [ #whatIwant ]. - btw, was about time for something moving here.

Total practice time: 89 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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4th February 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #focus, 170 minutes

130' + 40' - 5b rev casc - 106 (@ 15'), 127 (@ 20'), 103 cl, .. sometimes I'm putting zeal and effort in saving hopeless patterns, and with success lately - avoiding too low correcting throws, staying on good height `no matter what´ is clue then, .. 173 (incl. two collisions luckily saved back to pattern), 119, 113, 114, 105, 102, 109, 111, //15' break//, 107 cl, 165, 114, throws runs longer than 100 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 173 ] (top 2 run ever)

Total practice time: 170 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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31st January 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 140 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

140' - 5b rev casc - 120 (45'), 113 (105'), .. my left turn drift (in any pattern) comes together with putting my weight on the right foot, I only now noticed, so, on purpose, did some of the opposite plus turning other way round just slightly, swaying, changing every few periods, .. 109, throws runs longer than 100 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 120 ]

Total practice time: 140 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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23rd January 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #fractalPractise, #StagesOfLearning, 110 minutes

110' - 5b rev casc - [typing while doing:] .. #fractalPractise[°] - klutzing, finding back into transitioning from normal throws' launch, ~10 th, .. speedier now, 10-20 th, .. a bit comfortably higher again now ("speedy" was too low), but inaccurate, 20-30 th, .. well in rhythm & better (focus / concentration on) aiming now, 75 th, .. drifts, .. fluent now, better aiming, slighter spread, good rhythm, but still drifts, no full control, not snapped-in, attention slightly behind pattern-speed, 81 th, .. 93 (@ 45'), .. 116 (75', hazardous), 135, .. doing relaxed now, not tensed, .. settling, synchronizing mindspeed, in good patterns, is now the issue, .. 143 (two three periods of bail out to get over mind-barrier 100 t), 117, 129, .. rolls now, good long runs, almost ``bored´´, or with peripheral attention only, no distinct focus that I'm aware of, feels highly automized, ( unbiasing: still fails & blunders also, though, not always gettin' it ).. 91, 127, 113 throws runs longer than 90 throws. [ chart: 5b reverse cascade progress: 143 ]

[°] - In matters of ``fractal Practise´´, I should compare my stages of improvement, finding into pattern, within this stint  ( finding back into the reverse throws' movement, the action pattern, which is still not granted anytime --> get a viable speed per height ratio --> put the whole thing on a comfortable height --> getting accurate aiming --> getting the rhythm well --> getting long runs, relaxing, avoiding any tensions --> settling in snapped-in pattern ),  .. compare that with my alltime progress on 5b rev ( http://www.jugglingedge.com/logcalendar.php?UserID=885&Tag%5B%5D=%23StagesOfLearning&Tag%5B%5D=5+ball+tricks, 2018 and http://www.jugglingedge.com/logcalendar.php?Y=2017&UserID=885&Tag[]=%23StagesOfLearning&Tag[]=5+ball+tricks, starting Oct 2017 ).

*edit, 2days*: .. I'm pretty positive that that alltime progress is pretty much roughly the same as the stages of finding into pattern within a single stint.
Then, also, in average, those stages appear in every single run (unless, in good phases, I launch right into perfect patterns that instantly roll like ever): klutzing the first period to re-put it on the right height just to keep it up, --> then get the ratioes well (height, speed, dwelltime) --> then getting the whole thing as comfortable as can --> then settling in that ongoin pattern to make it a long rolling run.

So, alltime progress, single stint and a single run all work after a same scheme.

I wonder if this roughly still applies to also a single throw (the milliseconds of changing focusses) on a more detailed scale, and aswell, on a general scale for the evolution of juggling skills throughout a single convention, the development of a club, the community as a whole and skill improvement throughout history!? (then if it goes for all lifeforms in the universe juggling lol)

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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15th January 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #endupatt, #StagesOfLearning, #focus, 203 minutes

133' + 70' - 5b rev casc - started with bad weakhand, after somewhat fixin' had then still bad angles, .. 95 (@ 65'), 96 cl, 107, 99, 91, 134 smooth, fluent, 145, .. ( #SoL - ) can't tell what is now distinctly different compared to the beginning of this stint and to yesterday, just overall lower, speedier, better in shape and rhythm; ( #focus - ) I was, though, at start swimming a bit with different focusses on now this then that. ( #endupatt - ) Maybe going for a pattern that is about as high as wide is a clue to getting it good ( instead losing time and effort on high narrow patterns when trying to find into pattern, if that's possible ). .. 111, //20' break//, 101, 100, 101, 103, 131, 96, 99, throws runs longer than 90 throws.
throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 145 ] (new season's best, fourth longest run ever)

Total practice time: 203 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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5th January 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #focus, #efficiency, #mentec, #reflecting, #StagesOfLearning, 262 minutes

187' + 75' - 5b rev casc - 83 (12'), 83 cl, .. with more focus on angles, no columns, doing wider, lately, I've been neglecting pattern's top, overthrowing the last ball up, connecting left & right throws somehow. ( Else, i can only "Throw towards center line, but not over it!" ) That last ball up's apex or trajectory also needs to be anticipated as it's still on its way up when I do the next throw. ( In 5b regular cascade in compare, once a ball is past the middle, the tunnel for the next ball is wide open. ) Finding, then focussing on what exactly triggers the next throw, thus the entire rhythm, could be an effective approach for any pattern. .. , 111 (35'), 95, 91, 87, 95 cl, 87 cl, 104, .. one ball down -15 g to 35 g - exchanged it, .. 87, 111 cl, 85, 95, //10'//, 134, 83, 116 throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 134 ]
[ daily7b II: 0 ]

Total practice time: 262 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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25th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #list, #exercises, #focus, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, #efficiency, #endupatt, #ThinkAs, #structuredPractise, #reflecting, #technique, 160 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

60' - 5b rev casc -

Systematically - easy going, no fights to keep up or sth - went through all kinds of focusses, ways of aiming, ways of thinking the pattern, modes indeed:

  1. - trapezium - throwing along the sides of a trapezium, with shared flightpoint high up - ~40 throws, .. it turned out, that focussing either on aiming the shared flightpoint or else on doing the throwing movement along the trapezium's sides in that angle are two different focusses

  2. - ``over´´ the pattern, along it's inner part - seeing where I'm throwing, what I'm doing + a second focus on height are better here, .. got ~24

  3. - similar: "to the middle", through an imagined horizontal ring, focus on where balls should land (less on right height) - chaotic, already a little landing spread disconcerts, useless without also scooping well (didn't even pay attention to balls on collision course) - had 21 throws

  4. - nice bowy weakhand throws (no matter anything else, but including height of the bows thrown course) - 24 t

  5. - along the high incoming ball - 47 cl, .. in case of bad timing gives unconstant height (corresponding to - in the moment that I throw and aim - .. to where the oriented on ball is, when, early or late, it's on a different height), .. is also pattern's top, i just realize, .. merged into remote controlling a top's 3b rev cascade!?

  6. - with active thumbs, in a scope of a) thumb in case helping or sustaining, stabilizing, to b) gripping every throw with also the thumb and it being active also at release; overall catching nearer to or in the palm then (rather than in a fingerbasket) - ~23 t?

Not easy or obvious to switch between mindstates or focusses.

40' - repeat:

  1. - trapezium, to shared flightpoint - 39, 41 throws

  2. - over the pattern - clear view, nothing to imagine, .. doesn't in any way enforce scooping well, .. maybe nothing to orient on when pattern (is about to) fall apart, .. 53 cl

  3. - similar: "to the middle" - not so good. ~16-20

  4. - whd leads, prio & focus on nice bowy whd throws - 47 cl, ~40?, 67, couldn't soon soon confirm this longest upto now run in this session

  5. a variation of this could be with prior focus on anything weakhand does, on nothing of that in particular, in no special distinct mode.

    /break, 25'/

    35' -
  6. - along highest incoming ball / remote controlling a 3b rev cascade top - 49 throws (actually doing "over the pattern" here), .. one bad throw and your orientation is gone in this mode

  7. - active thumbs - 33 t

  8. - trapezium, along sides - 31, 31 ("over the pattern"), 53 t (loosely, merged into "over the pattern" again).

Too few data to draw any conclusions but from how it felt, what it seemed:
Above and before anything else, a well scooping weakhand needs be granted in the first place.
"remote control", "remote controlling only the 3 ball top", is most fun for sure, (it also downright asks for scooping, aiming, doing well in general), but needs a period or two of a good, stable pattern, and relaxed juggling first; first "doing along the high incoming ball" seems the easier exercise;
"over the pattern" was often what came merging; (also somewhat enforces good scoop, but still, nonetheless allows for too narrow patterns); seems to be the most direct, concise, the most obvious option within a small frame with best view on the whole;
"active thumbs" is in any case a good exercise for more options on finetuning and bail outs; it seems to entail low wide patterns (thus a bit more difficult, more challenging); also feels different, but makes a lot of sense to own as a technique;
"focus on weakhand only /whd leads / bowy throws" is a good necessary exercise;
.. but it remains unclear, how much a good pattern results from those ways, or else, is necessary to have it already gotten up rolling shortly, before even getting the opportunity to do in those ways (e.g. when going through imagining a trapezium).

25' - unrestricted, now, going for some result, high prio on whd scoop, now - 79 ("remote controlled 3b top" + "over & into the pattern" that was), 82 cl ("over & into"), 82 cl. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 82 ]

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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14th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #technique, #endupatt, #focus, #StagesOfLearning, 157 minutes

157' - 5b rev casc - 82 cl (14'), 75 cl, 105, 75, 82 cl, 83, 72 cl, 89 cl, 87, 108, 99, 79, 76 cl, \\, 79, 82, hadn't been using the full available width especially with weakhand upto here (resulting in rather narrow unstable patterns), 107, 104, 111, 77 cl throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 108 ]   #technique #endupatt #aiming #SoL - Got short phases with very relaxed low patterns, simply throwing over the pattern to the middle, or up to an outward aiming region in a slight inward angle, with some spacing to the rest of the pattern.   #focus #technique #endupatt - Then also sth queer once again: what was (often exaggerated) "wiggling" with the shoulderbelt in past practise units (to get over a bad start or bad phase), today was ( an impression of (?) .. ) actually aiming fromout the shoulder (especially for weakhand side), the shoulder helping, sort of either finetuning or else, providing for the blunt rough basic movement (to then be finetuned by forearm and wrist). But in any case, the shoulder taking part in or even actually doing the aiming (or thinking the aiming fromout the shoulder's movement, an awareness of it), if that makes sense and anyone can follow that impression (or maybe it's `mental´, however, it worked for a few runs).   Good practise, good yield, good feel .. gettin' there.

Total practice time: 157 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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