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13th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 8 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
I’m in Leeds today with Cat, and we went to a lovely ruined abbey to practice. Lots of dogs and children walking past. According to one girl on a bike, we are both amazing. A bit windy at the start when I was doing the balance stuff, but pretty decent conditions overall.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went reasonably well today, got 40 catches.
Mills warm up was fine, and then 5 ball mills went ok. Maybe got over 20 catches once- still waiting for a breakthrough with this one.

Pirouettes went very well today, tried to really focus on technique with the 3 ball stuff. 3 ups out of 5 felt good, linked two together once.
5 ups feeling very nice. I got four in my time, including the first one. I always get really excited when I land the first one and then expect to land the next 10 for some reason, which never happens, maybe one day.
5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 30sh rounds to drop, I think.
20 rounds of 645 back to pattern
663 felt a bit dodgy, as usual, I got 10 rounds, not back to pattern though.
753 got 10 rounds.
94444 felt good again. I got 4 rounds thrown but not back to pattern.
97531 felt good too. 2 rounds back to pattern, starting out of both hands. Nearly got 4 rounds back to pattern a few times.
(8x,4)(4,4) got 8 rounds.

I think I broke my 6 ball async record! There was one point where I’m not sure if I added 10 on by mistake, but assuming I didn’t I got 130 catches. Cat was also counting and thinks I got 128, so I’m going to count it. Felt really nice, I was just focussing on avoiding collisions, my attention didn’t wander at all which it sometimes does.
Got 80+ catches of sync. Landed the transition a few times.
I kicked up from 5 to 6 a couple of times to a stable pattern, although I think there were lots of dogs walking past while I was trying this so I didn’t spend too long on it
Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit).
I remembered the 77772 is a good warm up for 7 so I got 6 rounds to collect before trying 7.
7 balls: Around 30 catches in one run I think. Didn’t feel amazing, I kept going a bit longer than I should have because I wanted a nice run, not today though.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Feeling a bit inconsistent today. Got maybe 3 or 4 in the same run, but they weren’t falling into my hand I was moving around to catch them.
6 ball half shower. I think I got 80 catches in a few runs but nothing over 100.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 110 minutes

( pretty fresh, but wore no gloves )
5b casc varied - 7 min.
9b flashing - 45 min.   Ten times 7 gathers two of which almost 8 g (had one, but couldn't hold it safe while wanting to catch the last one left ).
7b casc - 58 min.   Bad. Smaller-equal 35 throws. Also felt awkward, bad aiming, disoriented patterns with spread, hardly ever felt control .. can happen.   [ daily7b II: 35 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 188 minutes

118 minutes + 70 minutes - 5b rev casc - 91 (after 18 minutes, which is so-so), 97 ( @ minute ~45), 116, 116, 111, 128, //15' break//, 123, throws runs longer than 90 throws ( threshold up 10 throws - I'm im-pro-ving :o) ). [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 128 ]

Total practice time: 298 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 3-5 Clubs, 5-7 balls, 70 minutes

4.00 minutes - 3 balls
2.50 minutes - 3 balls Doug Sayers warm-up
4.00 minutes - 4 balls
2.50 minutes - 5 ball cascade
2.50 minutes - 5 ball cascade high throws
3.50 minutes - 5 ball cascade chases
6.50 minutes - 6 ball fountain (Long: 123)
4.00 minutes - 6 ball fountain transitions (Hit: 3, Miss: 8)
7.00 minutes - 7 ball cascade (Long: 101)
2.00 minutes - 7 ball qualify
16.67 minutes - 753 (Long: 45)
5.00 minutes - 3 clubs single double triple
5.00 minutes - 4 clubs
5.00 minutes - 5 clubs doubles endurance (Long: 101)
Total Time: 70.17 minutes -

Total practice time: 70 minutes

Location: Gym

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12th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 7 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
Woke up early ish (by my standards) so that I had time to practice before getting the train to Leeds. Then got distracted by booking flights to Germany so was running short of time. This may or may not have made me forget some fairly essential items which I am now having to buy in Leeds.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went reasonably well today, got 40 catches.
Mills warm up was fine, and then 5 ball mills went ok. I got over 20 catches once.

Pirouettes went very well today, tried to really focus on technique with the 3 ball stuff. 3 ups out of 5 felt good, but didn’t link two together.
5 ups feeling very nice. I got four in my time, nearly 5. I am pleased with my progress on this trick. I’m only practicing out of my strong hand at the moment though. I should probably change this, especially if I want to link 2 together some day.
5 ball siteswaps:
744 felt great today, I got 50 rounds, linked to a 3 up, back to pattern
15 rounds of 645 back to pattern
663 felt a bit dodgy, as usual, I got 10 rounds, back to pattern though.
753 got 10 rounds.
94444 felt good again. I got 4 rounds back to pattern.
97531 felt good too. 2 rounds back to pattern, starting out of both hands. Nearly got 4 rounds back to pattern a few times.
(8x,4)(4,4) got 10 rounds back to pattern
80+ catches to 6 ball async, and 60+ of sync.
I landed the transition a few times.
I kicked up from 5 to 6 a couple of times to a stable pattern.Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit).

7 balls: Around 30 catches in a couple of runs, not amazing.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Felt ok today, I got 3 alternating.
6 ball half shower. I think I got 80 catches in a few runs but nothing over 100.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Amersham

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 45 minutes

( gloves )
5b casc varied - 3 min.   Apart from usual high, turn slowly with wristy 7-high, and fast(est), have been doing like one to three attempts on  °79bd50500550°  °79bd50050550° in the past days, getting at most the first six throws (to ``ultimate´´ collapse).
7b casc - 42 min.   (31, 31, 35), 45, (35), 44, [took off gloves here], 37, (33), throws longest runs.         [ daily7b II: 45 ]
A few attempts on reverse triplexes in between yielded a 9 throws run which I never got before, but lost, I think: the last ball of the eighths throw, so 23 catches uglily, almost 27.

# 5 ball tricks, 200 minutes

130' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 82 (20'), 89 (35'), 97, 91, 112, 91 cl, 111, 95, 103, 94, 87, 109, 87 cl, //15'//, 87, 91, 81, 97, 83, 101, 117, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 117 ]

Total practice time: 245 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 5-7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 72 minutes

3 balls - 8.53 minutes
4 balls - 10.20 minutes
6x4 - 2.35 minutes (Long: 400)
5 ball cascade high throws - 3.65 minutes
7 ball cascade endurance - 5.70 minutes (Long: 119)
3 clubs spin control - 4.90 minutes
4 clubs - 2.80 minutes
5 club cascade endurance - 1.72 minutes (Long: 101)
5551 - 3.78 minutes
55514 clubs - 14.80 minutes (Long: 53)
642 clubs - 9.98 minutes (Long: 6)
3 clubs in one hand flash - 3.93 minutes (Hit: 9, Miss: 13)
Total time: - 72.35 minutes

Total practice time: 72 minutes

Location: Gym

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11th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 6 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
Went to the Camden juggling club yesterday evening, was a lot of fun passing with James. I was amused that he said he hadn’t done any proper passing for ages and then suggested we start with 789 as the first pattern we did. Got back to Amersham, a bit damp on the ground and gloomy, but not raining and not too windy, so was able to juggle outside.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went reasonably well today, got around 50 catches.
Mills warm up was fine, and then 5 ball mills went ok. Maybe got over 20 catches once- it’s ok but just feels like you need to be really accurate with this trick to get it to run. Might ask some people who can do it for some tips.

Pirouettes went very well today, tried to really focus on technique with the 3 ball stuff. Making sure I finished throwing before spinning and bringing my arms into my body when I span. 3 ups out of 5 felt good, linked two together once, I think.
5 ups feeling very nice. This is a trick which has definitely benefitted from being done for a couple of minutes every day. Landed four in my allocated time, but lots of other plausible looking attempts where I just fumbled the first one or something. Feeling positive about this.

5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 30sh rounds to drop, I think.
20 rounds of 645 back to pattern
663 felt nice ish, for 663, for 10 rounds back to pattern.
753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.
94444 felt good again. Got a round straight into a 3 up 360. I also got 4 rounds back to pattern.
97531 felt good too. 2 rounds back to pattern, starting out of both hands. Nearly got 4 rounds back to pattern a few times.
(8x,4)(4,4) got 6 rounds back to pattern, felt nice.


Got 110 ish catches of 6 balls async. Felt really nice, I was just focussing on avoiding collisions, my attention didn’t wander at all which it sometimes does. Got 80+ catches of sync. Landed the transition a few times. The kick up from 5 to 6 was feeling really nice today, got into a stable pattern a bunch of times.
Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
7 balls: Around 40 catches in one run I think. Pleased with how it’s feeling, optimistically waiting for a record breaking run at some point, maybe in the next week.
Landed 2 5 ball backcrosses back to pattern starting out of both hands. Main problem is getting them to come over my shoulder rather than having to reach back for them.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Feeling pretty good. I don’t have the same problem here as I do for 5 ball backcross, instead it’s that it comes to central, almost crossing back to the hand that threw it. Will try and fix this tomorrow.
6 ball half shower. Got over 100 catches again, possibly 110. It’s feeling very nice, almost like 5 ball half shower now in terms of how relaxed I am rather than battling against it.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Amersham

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Maria

# 4 clubs, 60 minutes

Warm up

Fountain, doubles
534534 and back to fountain
5353 and back to fountain, failed many times starting with my right hand, got it once after not too many attempts starting with my left hand.
3[4,3]2
Transition from 3[4,3]2 to fountain

# passing, 60 minutes

(With T and I)
Roundabout (spent most of the time on this)
Runaround feed (2-count/4-count)
10c feed (T feeding)

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 140 minutes

[ daily7b II: 0 ]

140' - 5b rev casc - 115 cl (35'), 94 (65'), 87, 109, 89, 82 cl, 85, 115, 131, 105, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 131 ]

Total practice time: 140 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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10th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 5 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
What a lovely day! Sunny and mild outside, no wind. Slightly damp on the ground but not a problem. Feeling well rested and looking forward to going along to the Camden juggling club this evening, in a good mood for a juggle!
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went well today, got around 70 catches, which is my best for a while. Starting to think working on it just a little bit every day is helping
Mills warm up was good, and then 5 ball mills went ok. Maybe got over 20 catches once, reasonable.

Pirouettes went very well today, tried to really focus on technique with the 3 ball stuff. Making sure I finished throwing before spinning and bringing my arms into my body when I span. 3 ups out of 5 felt really good, linked two together a couple of times.
Landed a 5 up on my very first attempt! Ended up with 3 and a half in my allocated time (the half I landed but didn’t get back into a stable cascade, might have got a qualify after but definitely didn’t get back to a stable pattern)

5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 18sh rounds to drop.
10 rounds of 645 back to pattern
663 felt relatively nice today! 10 rounds back to pattern no problem.
753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.
94444 felt awesome! Got a round straight into a 3 up 360 with both hands. Got 4 rounds back to patter.
97531 also felt awesome! 4 rounds back to pattern, I don’t think I’ve ever done this before.
(8x,4)(4,4) got 8 rounds back to pattern, felt nice. 5 ball siteswaps going very well today.


Got 90+ catches of 6 balls async. Got 50+ catches of sync. Landed the transition a few times. The kick up from 5 to 6 was feeling really nice today, got into a stable pattern a bunch of times.
Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
7 balls: Over 30 catches in one run to be sure. It is feeling nicer and nicer, even if I haven’t got a massively long run yet, I’m optimistic it will come soon.
Switched up my practice a bit and spent maybe 4 minutes on 5 ball back crosses, figured it would help warm up for my backcross half shower trick.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Landed it a fair few times. It is coming over my shoulder better today. Got 3 alternating backcross non backcross pairs in a row.
6 ball half shower. Got 100 catches clean! I said I thought I would get it soon yesterday! Woop!

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Amersham

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 57 minutes

5b casc varied - 8 min.
7b casc - 49 min. 37, 35 cl, 47, 35 cl, (further without gloves:) 37, 37, 38, 57 (smooth, rolled, rather low height, thoroughly well aimed), 43, 57, 43, 43, 45 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 57 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 220 minutes

150' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 85 (9', early again), 88, 83 cl, 90 cl, 81, 87 cl, 81, 101 cl, 95, 88, 104, 117, 89, 86, 125, 137, 96, 95, 82, 112, 127, //15'//, 91, 93, 102 cl, 81, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 137 ]

Total practice time: 277 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 3-7 balls, 4 clubs, 3 clubs, 82 minutes

exercise bike - 10.00 minutes
3 balls - 4.00 minutes
4 balls - 4.00 minutes
4 ball shower - 2.50 minutes
5 ball cascade - 3.50 minutes
5 ball cascade high throws - 4.50 minutes
5 ball cascade chases - 4.50 minutes
6 ball fountain - 4.50 minutes (Long: 106)
7 ball cascade - 10.50 minutes (Long: 113)
753 - 12.67 minutes (Long: 35)
97531 - 6.17 minutes
3 clubs - 3.00 minutes
3 clubs single double tripe - 2.00 minutes
531 clubs - 6.00 minutes (Long: 314) <--- PR
534 clubs - 4.00 minutes (Long: 215) <--- PR
Total time: 81.83 minutes

Total practice time: 82 minutes

Location: Gym

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9th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 4 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
I was either naïve or optimistic that I would be able to practice outside every day. By the time I had got back from Cambridge and got sorted for tutoring, it was time to tutor. By the time I was done tutoring it was distinctly dark.
Had to juggle on my landing, which is fairly decent as landings go - I can just about do 7 but can’t move forward/back or side to side much. Weirdly I can’t do 744, I guess I throw my 7s higher when doing 744 than doing 7
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went well today, got 50 ish catches, not clean, I dropped while trying to collect. Probably went well because my hands were warm and there wasn’t any wind blowing my balance over.

Mills warm up was good, and then 5 ball mills went ok. Maybe got over 20 catches once, not as good as yesterday
Pirouettes had to be scrapped today due to being inside.

5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 15sh rounds to drop, kneeling down.
10 rounds of 645 back to
663 (not 633 as previous logs have said!) was ok I think, it just never feels particularly nice.
94444,97531 and (8x,4)(4,4) couldn’t be done.
753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.

Got some ok runs of both 6 ball async and 50 of sync in my allocated 2 minutes of each. Did a few kick ups to async and few transitions between sync and async.
Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
Did a bit of 7, nothing spectacular, I think while I did technically have enough room it was close enough to make me think I didn’t, which made me tense up.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Landed it a fair few times. It is coming over my shoulder better today.
6 ball half shower. Threw over 80 throws I think. I recon I’ll get 100 clean soon.
Miscellaneous other stuff:
Did a bit of other random stuff to make up the time lost by pirouettes. Did some half contortionist, 5b backcrosses (2 in a row back to pattern- maybe a first?) . Tried to keep up the same 2-3 minutes per trick. Quite enjoyed this part of the session. I did some overheads too. Hopefully back outside tomorrow!

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Amersham

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 47 minutes

( with gloves )
5b casc varied - 5 min.
7b casc - 42 min. 43, 44, 51, 40 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 51 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 220 minutes

150' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 94 (after only 7 minutes!), 113 (25'), 87, 87, 90 cl, 87, 91, 95, 109, 83, 107, 84 cl, 89, 133, 97, 101 cl, 84, 96, 98, //15'//, 91, 89, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 133 ]

Total practice time: 267 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 3-7 balls, 4 clubs, 3 clubs, 63 minutes

exercise bike - 10.00 minutes
3 balls - 4.00 minutes
4 balls - 4.00 minutes
4 ball shower - 2.50 minutes
5 ball cascade - 3.50 minutes
5 ball cascade high throws - 4.50 minutes
5 ball cascade chases - 4.50 minutes
6 ball fountain - 4.50 minutes (Long: 157)
7 ball cascade - 10.50 minutes (Long: 127)
3 clubs - 3.00 minutes
3 clubs single double tripe - 2.00 minutes
531 clubs - 6.00 minutes (Long: 179)
534 clubs - 4.00 minutes (Long: 153)
Total time: 63.00 minutes

Total practice time: 63 minutes

Location: Gym

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8th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 3 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
Was in the church in Cambridge. Marginally less cold than being outside and a lot less windy, however my orange balls are not the best colour for juggling in the church- sometimes hard to pick out against the background. I was feeling fairly tired and unmotivated most of the day, and got a bit moody with Heydar during our ring passing practice in the morning- sorry :(
I left a timer running constantly this time rather than setting it for 2 minutes, then resetting to 3 and so on, I think this is a lot better. I paused it when I went to get a drink, which I did a few times. Not sure if I’m getting more disciplined at taking breaks or if I was just looking for excuses to slack off
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points.

Mills warm up was good, and then 5 ball mills went very well. I threw 11 bunches of 3 throws, so I probably caught 30 ish, definitely a very good run, if not my record.
Pirouettes were good, my 3 ups with 5 felt nice out of both hands. Unfortunately this didn’t translate to my 5 ups being good and I only got 1 in the allocated thime.

5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 20ish rounds to drop.
10 rounds of 645 back to
663 (not 633 as previous logs have said!) was ok I think, it just never feels particularly nice, always a bit of looking up at the 6s then down at the three.
94444 felt good, got 2 rounds starting out of each hand.
97531 same, 2 rounds starting out of each hand.
(8x,4)(4,4) was good, got 4 rounds back to pattern. This is definitely improving, although I had never really worked on it much before this.
753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.

Got some ok runs of both 6 ball async and 50 of sync in my allocated 2 minutes of each. Did a few kick ups to async and few transitions between sync and async.
Got 8 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
I got a good run of 7, I think 40 catches?
5 ball half shower with backcross. Landed it a few times not really coming over my shoulder, I’m always reaching back for them
6 ball half shower. Lethargy had me full in its grasp by now, don’t think it went well.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Cambridge

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 75 minutes

5b casc varied - 8 min.
9b flashing - 20 min.   with gloves: 6 gathers max.   no gloves: two times 7 g, and a short-practise-time-out-of-season-happy 8 gathers' launch.
7b casc - 47 min. ( with gloves; only a few minutes towards end without ) 39 cl, 43, 49, 40 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 49 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 167 minutes

62' - 5b rev casc - 93 (35'), 87 throws runs longer than 80 throws.

105' - 5b rev casc [continued] - 81, 82, 84, 103 cl, 97. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 103 ]

Total practice time: 242 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 4 clubs, 3 clubs, 76 minutes

exercise bike - 10.00 minutes
3 balls - 3.00 minutes
Doug Sayers warm-up - 3.00 minutes
4 balls - 4.00 minutes
5 ball cascade endurance - 4.00 minutes (Long: 500)
5 ball cascade high throws - 4.00 minutes
5 ball cascade chases - 2.50 minutes
5 ball site swaps - 4.50 minutes
753 - 4.50 minutes (Long: 33)
753 for 12 catches - 2.50 minutes (Hit: 6, Mis: 4)
overheads - 4.50 minutes
balance - 5.50 minutes
3 clubs spin control - 5.50 minutes
3 clubs ~ single, double, triple - 3.00 minutes
3 clubs ~ 531 - 4.00 minutes (Long: 105)
3 club triples - 2.00 minutes
4 clubs - 5.00 minutes
4 clubs triples endurance - 4.50 minutes (Long: 215)
Total time: 76.00 minutes

Total practice time: 76 minutes

Location: Gym

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7th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 2 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
I thought I would put general thoughts at the start this time, so everybody who isn’t interested in the finer details can read them and then stop:
Had to get a train to Cambridge to do some passing so was rushing a bit, still a fairly decent session. I did balance warm up inside which was a lot better. It was quite cold outside today, by the end of the session my hands were definitely more numb than they should have been when trying 6ball half shower. Ideally I would have done it later in the day but needed to set off early.
I’m enjoying practicing like this it’s definitely motivating me to get up earlier/do some juggling. About half the tricks went better than yesterday and half went worse, which I guess is consistent with it just being random fluctuations in a cold and uncaring universe.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points.
5 balls and a balance: Went better, I think I got over 30 catches one run
Mills warm up was good, tried 552 mills with 4 balls. Probably a good warm up for 5.
5 ball mills was ok, maybe got 18 catches in one run, not sure exactly.
Pirouettes were ok, got some 2 stages with 3 and 4 balls. I landed 2 5 ball 5 ups in my allocated 3 minutes! Felt sketchy all the way through though and then got 2 in a run, not sure if this is something to be pleased with?

5 ball siteswaps:
10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 20ish rounds to drop.
10 rounds of 645 back to
633 was annoying, but less annoying than yesterday. My second 6 is now higher, just a bit of forwards backwards nonsense going on instead. 9 rounds to drop or something.
94444 felt good, got 2 rounds starting out of each hand.
97531 same, 2 rounds starting out of each hand.
(8x,4)(4,4) was good, got 4 rounds back to pattern.
753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.

Got 95 ish catches of both 6 ball async and 50 of sync in my allocated 2 minutes of each. Did a few kick ups to async and few transitions between sync and async.
Got 8 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
Got 30+ catches of 7 balls again I went to collect, dropped this last few, think it was 36 ish. Felt nice on at some point, rubbish at others.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Landed it a few times. Worse than yesterday.
6 ball half shower. Worse than yesterday, still maybe 30 catches, had cold hands by this time.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Garden

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Maria

# club balance, 2 minutes

Inspired by Cameron, I tried to spend only 1-3 minutes on each trick...

Balance, club on nose

# 3 clubs, 21 minutes

So, club stuff that can be done in the living room...

Warm up cascade
42 on singles (with occasional crossing throws to change hand)
Backcrosses, every third throw
Two backcrosses and back to cascade
Dips (flat front)
Head roll, one club practice worked well
Head roll, once in a cascade, right hand worked more often than not. With the left hand I only got it once.
Shoulderdrop/backdrop or whatever it's called... Once in a cascade.
441 (low singles)
4440441 (low singles)

# 4 clubs, 6 minutes

Fountain (singles)
Sync fountain (singles)

# mixed objects, 2 minutes

Ball, ring, club cascade. Sometimes did a straight throw to change the order of the props. A few drops.

Total practice time: 31 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 59 minutes

( partly with, partly without gloves )
5b casc varied - 5 min.
7b casc - 54 min.   (35), 45, 47(49?), 51, 47, 39, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 237 minutes

162' + 75' - 5b rev casc - 90 (20'), 103 (35'), 85, 85, 87, 103, 95, 87, 108, 81, //10' break//, 97, 111, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 111 ]

Total practice time: 296 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 6 balls, 7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 65 minutes

exercise bike - 10.00 minutes
3 balls - 4.00 minutes
4 balls - 4.00 minutes
5 ball cascade - 3.00 minutes
5 ball cascade high throws - 3.00 minutes
5 ball chases - 3.00 minutes
6 ball fountain - 4.00 minutes (Long: 118)
7 ball cascade endurance - 6.00 minutes (Long: 90)
3 clubs - 4.00 minutes
4 clubs - 4.00 minutes
5 club doubles endurance - 6.00 minutes (Long: 119)
534 clubs - 3.50 minutes (Long: 160)
633 clubs - 4.00 minutes
multiplex clubs - 7.00 minutes
Total time: 65.5 minutes

Total practice time: 65 minutes

Location: Gym

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6th January 2018

CameronFord

# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 1 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
If you don't care about the specifics and just want general thoughts, they are at the end.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, slightly windy, should probably do this inside on the landing and just make sure I don't drop the balance (Heydar would say you should never drop the balance anyway....)
5 balls and a balance: Not great, maybe 20+ catches on a few runs
Mills warm up was very promising, my 4 ball mills feels really nice in both fountain and 534.
5 ball mills was ok, maybe got 18 catches in one run, not sure exactly.
Pretty pleased with pirouttes in general, got some nice 2 stages with 3 and 4 balls. Would love to link some together at some point. Landed 2 5 ball 5 ups in my allocated 3 minutes! Pretty decent haul, wonder if I'll be able to repeat/improve on this. 3 ups out of 5 with weak hand were poor. Only tried 5 up with strong hand.
5 ball siteswaps: 10 rounds of 744 back to pattern and then 20ish rounds to drop. 10 rounds of 645 back to pattern after I remembered I prefer to throw my 6s on the inside. 633 was annoying, kept on throwing the second 6 lower than it should be. 9 rounds to drop or something. 94444 felt good, got 2 rounds starting out of each hand. 97531 same, 2 rounds starting out of each hand (I think). (8x,4)(4,4) was ok, nearly got 4 rounds back to pattern, would hope to get this soon. 753 got 10 rounds back to pattern.
Got 50+ catches of both 6 ball sync and async in my allocated 2 minutes of each. Possibly 60/70 of async. Pretty decent. Forgot to transition between the two or do kick ups.
Got 7 rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit)
Got 30+ catches of 7 balls! Quite surprised, hadn't worked on it much recently and only got it right as my allocated 3 minutes ran out.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Landed it a few times. Maybe 3 in the same run. Not great.
6 ball half shower. Got maybe 40+ catches in one run.

General thoughts:
It is certainly a different way to practice! I was pretty disciplined at sticking to time. It helped that the phone I was using to time 2 minute sections had a very annoying bleep which made me want to finish my run quickly and reset it. I was less good at taking breaks.
I think it is fairly interesting psychologically to practice like this. I found myself being aware of the time and really wanting to get at least 30 catches of 7 before my 3 minutes ran out. Felt very pleased when I got it on my very last run before the timer went off! This is only half of my 7b record so it's a bit weird to get excited about getting 30 but I guess doing it under time pressure makes it more exciting/fun. Possibly good practice for getting stuff under pressure, like on stage?
I think it's also a good way to avoid getting frustrated. My 663 was pretty poor today, but that didn't annoy me because I only had a minute to try it so not really enough time to get annoyed because I had to move on. Otherwise I might have kept trying until it felt nice, and if I couldn't get it to feel nice I may have got annoyed.
Hard to say whether this will help me progress, I guess today just kind of helped me assess where I am at the moment? I certainly enjoyed it, was pleasantly surprised how some things went. Also 2 minutes it actually more runs of say 97531, for example, than I thought it would be. I tweaked some of the timings as I worked through the list when I felt something was dragging. I filmed a few bits and bobs as Brook said it might be interesting to compare start and end of this experiment. Might give them a watch later.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Garden

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7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 55 minutes

( no gloves )
5b casc varied - 8 min.
9b flashing - 5 min.   (6 gathers)
7b casc - 42 min.   37 cl, 35, 37, 39 throws runs longest.   [ daily7b II: 39 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 232 minutes

162' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 81 cl (30'), 87 cl, 103, 89, 96, 87, 104, 103, 143 (144?), 85, 81 cl, 103, 84, //13'//, 92, 89, 91, 91 cl, 81, 97, throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 143 ]

Total practice time: 287 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

# 4 clubs, 5 balls, 7 balls, 64 minutes

exercise bike - 10.00 minutes
3 balls - 5.00 minutes
4 balls - 4.00 minutes
5 ball cascade - 2.50 minutes
5 ball cascade high throws - 2.50 minutes
5 ball chases - 2.50 minutes
7 ball cascade endurance - 10.00 minutes (Long: 99)
7 ball cascade qualify - 2.00 minutes
overheads - 3.00 minutes
balance - 3.50 minutes
3 clubs - 4.50 minutes
4 clubs - 3.10 minutes
552 with 5 as triple - 4.10 minutes
534 clubs - 4.10 minutes (Long: 125)
633 clubs - 4.10 minutes
Total Training Time: 64.90

Total practice time: 64 minutes

Location: Gym

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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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Stephen Meschke

# 5 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 92 minutes

exercise bike - 10.20 minutes
3 balls - 7.70 minutes
4 balls - 8.15 minutes
5 ball cascade endurance - 7.22 minutes (Long: 501)
overheads - 13.65 minutes
753 - 12.53 minutes (Long: 42)
balance - 12.02 minutes
3 clubs - 8.83 minutes
4 clubs - 6.73 minutes
633 clubs - 6.22 minutes (Long: 21)

Total practice time: 92 minutes

Location: Gym

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4th January 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 225 minutes

155' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 87 (35'), 89, 101 (80'), 137, 87, 96, 93, 113, 99, 87, //10'//, 83, 109 throws runs longer than 80 throws. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 137 ]

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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