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13th May 2018

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #otu, #mentec, #focus, 5 balls, 173 minutes

5b casc varied - ~8 min.
9b flashing - ~40 min. ___ ( didn't wanna do that long, but rather invest in 7b, but it went well, felt good, and I was greedy on gettin' sth ) ___ Got four times 8 gathers. Two or three 9 c in reach ( but for e.g. fumblin' the second last catch into two last drops or so ). Upto to 14 unreasonable throws in an already lost rest of the pattern ( still five rethrows in rhythm, tho ). __ oh! .. forgot: #SoL - For rethrowing I had that perception-flash of focussing on more than only the first, like four, I think, incoming balls, already spotting them, that is, .. before(!) even having finished the launch. Thinking and doing further ahead, so to say [ #mentec #focus ]. So, that's a good idea to do at current level.
7b casc - ~120 min. ___ 50, 49, 52, 43 ( this one ended in several reverse throws ), 43, 47, 49 throws runs longer than 40 th. Towards end, the ground was wet from a slight rain, and the dirt \sand \tiny stones stuck to the dropped balls and didn't wipe off easily anymore, so I tried absolutely dropless, going to collect at slightest loss of the 100% safe pattern or slightest feeling of loss of control, and got upto like five-six runs to clean collect in a row before next drop, longest being ~27 c cl, most about only 9-11 c cl. But it felt too restricted, unfree, and I rather went for it again. ___ [ daily7b III: 52 ] unrepresenting weak yield, as I was partly well connected to pattern's top, which felt good, like sth were possible today.
5b casc - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 173 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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15th March 2018

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #endupatt, #focus, 5 balls, 55 minutes

( uncosy wet-cold at start did with gloves on )
5b casc varied - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~45 min. ___ 47, 55, 57, 41 throws runs longer than 40 th. Feels great, once it rolls in a run - focus on pattern's top aiming into it and on constant height and precise well, truly snapped-in + active, acting, not passive reacting control over it, doing absolutely `right´ throws all the time. The `middle´ balls aren't in a blind attention spot anymore, but it's a whole pattern with each ball at its place moving along that chain of pearls. All I need is to manage to stay there for a longer while, melted to the right beat in an ongoing same ado. ___ [ daily7b II: 57 ]
5b fastest - ~5 min. - (no gloves)

Total practice time: 55 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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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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18th January 2018

7b_wizard

# 3 balls, #experimental, #focus, #otu, #technique, 3 ball tricks, 5 balls, 7 balls, 75 minutes

Radar looked like rain would stop soon, but didn't, so i stood under a small roofed area doing 3b.
3b cascade - ~20 min.   Had for a while been wanting to do this: find out exactly when the  c a t c h e s  happen: Like when pulling on the one end of a rope hanging with both ends over a branch, in order to uplift sth tied to its other end, I focussed on the downward movement of the catches imagining I'd be doing the other hand's upward throwing movement with that catch movement of catchhand. In other words: Doing / thinking the throw by the countermovement of the opposite catching hand.   It seemed like the / my throws - in the yet normal pattern - were a bit earlier than the catches, so it felt like for doing as described above, throwhand had to shortly wait, delay a few millisecs (until catchhand got its ball to pull down). Or else - in a higher, slower pattern - I had to catch later for also the throw in question to be later. But I might be completely wrong, as it's unusual and difficult to focus on the catchmovement + other hand's throw at the same time. I did get that clear feeling / impression of ``pulling´´ the throws up with the opposite catch though.   Interesting tweaks of dwelltime and I'm not through with finding out exactly what goes on there and how to use it.
Tried blind a bit, but got too many drops.
3b 52413 - ~20 min.   (4 thrown reachover, so it looks like ongoing cascade)   went well in spite of a few drops.
A few minutes of 3b "fastest", rev--rev--normal--normal.
5b endure - ~20 min.   219, 373 throws longest runs.
7b casc - ~8 min. ( rain had stopped, but it was darkish and didn't feel warmed up well )   A hearty 23 throws run with good focus and rolling well for those two periods was best I could get from scratch. ( rest were bad launches and blunders )   [ daily7b II: 23 ]

Total practice time: 75 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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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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28th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #focus, #endupatt, 258 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

193' + 65' - 5b rev casc - 71 (30'), 73, 85 (35'), 83, 91, 75, 77, 79, 103 cl, 75, 111, 94, 75 cl, 95, \20'\, 89, 77, 89, 101, 82, 98, 103 cl, 77 longest runs (throws). Got over a weary tedious first hour by merely drinking (without really being thirsty), i think (will look up "dehydration when doing sports" in that context). Mostly watched, oriented on and focussed pattern's top 1 to 3 balls - felt good, fun to get good swift smooth stable patterns and good and longer runs again after a few overall unfruity days. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 111 ]

Total practice time: 258 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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26th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #focus, #endupatt, 125 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

60' + 65' - 5b rev casc
[typing while practising:] .. Don't want to bother with reducing to one distinct main focus. .. Rather make sure, weakhand does well and is active. .. (57, 65), .. Priority on control, doing right, easy relaxed pattern, avoiding effort. .. (63, 61, 63, 63 cl), .. avoiding columns when under timing-pressure is an issue right now, so trying to make sure ev-ver-ry single throw gets an inward angle, .. 85 cl, (65', 63)., //break, 15'//, .. doing "remote controlled 3b top" now, or at least orienting on pattern's top, that I seem to have neglected lately, .. (63, 63 cl), 84 more fun, now that sth keeps the wole thing together, .. 75, 77, 72, (65), 87, 79, 84 cl, 73. [end typing while practising] [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 87 ]
Reads like "fun" was the clue (lol?) to do better and get somewhat longer runs, but no, the fun came from good focus on pattern's top with nicer juggling, of course.
Another thought I had: Anticipating, knowing shortly in advance, where the last ball up from other hand lands in the top and how and where it will come down (instead of waiting to actually see it up there in or near the apex), is helpful, speedier thinking, gets better timing.

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Total practice time: 125 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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24th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #focus, 238 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

60' + 108' - 5b rev casc - 93 (40'), 81 (90'), 79 (130'), 73 cl, 73, 75, 77, 87 cl throws longest runs. Weary, unfresh juggling, didn't feel fit, shoulders and weakhandside's forearm reverse muscle (or so) burning after 6-7 rounds, .. watering muscles an' all didn't help .. doing differently wouldn't even work (tried speedy, tried short controlled runs, tried higher and slow a bit, tried going for it, tried focus on weakhand throws only, .. ) .. guess it came from a sore lumbal region. Towards end a few very good lower relaxed patterns allowing to early settle in a flow, but not for long with any flaw of drift easily leading to breakdown.

\\35' break. I ointed back and shoulders with some aromatic conifer-fluid - I used to use this a lot also during practise, but now believe, the camphor in it numbs nerves over threshold, so that I would overdo without noticing and have pain in the night and when getting up instead, so I'm cautious with it now. \\

30' - (still 5b rev) - Felt fresher, speedier, now. Often the pattern was wider than high, now, pretty speedy, but not even long enough for like a race to 50 catches. Didn't get any longer runs anymore (even when I tried normal high again). [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 93 ]

30' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - bad when I didn't yet put main #focus on spinning `exactly´ doubles, then several 7-9 rounds, nothing clean.

10' - single bx - Upto 3 rounds, one of which to a clean collect, then also once 4 rounds back to cascade and clean collect.

Total practice time: 238 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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