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17th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 5 heavy balls, 240 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 65 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Three times 7 gathers.
5b 52567 - 25 min.   #SoL - Strong emphasis for the 6-es is still crucial.   Got upto a 6 sides clean run.
7b casc - 105 min. (an hour with jacket against strong windchill)   55, 51, 45, 45, 52 cl, 49, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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16th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, 5 heavy balls, 230 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 45 min.   including single behind back looking, in a 5-count or slower.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   #SoL, #mentec - lately thinking the pattern as 56752, from pause to pause, as a crescendo plus getting rid of a last 5 to the other side, that is (not in ``sides´´ with the pause amidst anymore, or also not as two high throws over two low throws); currently seems more `natural´ like that.   Got 9 sides [oops .. can't say that anymore, so:] rounds to collapse. Best clean was only 5 rounds.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Six times 7 gathers, one o which 8 g in reach. Max throws to collapse were 11 once, =2 rethrows.
7b casc - 115 min.   43, 53, 53, 45, 51, 41, 49, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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12th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 8 balls, 5 balls, 220 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5b casc varied - 5 min.
5b 52567 - 15 min.   A 6 sides clean run.
9b flashing - 40 min.   Three times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach, and one of which 9 c in reach (was a few milliseconds late with catching two).   #mentec, #SoL - At a point, when launches came well so far, I did nothing anymore of all I do special for 9b, be it focus on this or that, or be it the launching rhythm, be it intending a flash to collect or rethrows no matter what, .. but just did like it were 7 balls on 9-height only (if all that makes sense), sort of regardless of the number "nine", just empty the hands. Indeed felt different, normal, familiar, not so ``elaborated´´, but it didn't manifest in good results.
8b wimpy - 10 min.   One 8 c cl. One 12 throws to collapse. A few 10 throws to drop or collapse.
7b casc - 120 min.   47, 57, 45, 53, 47 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

changed spot to meadow for last ½ hour

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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11th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 3 heavy balls, 195 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~5 min.            
5b casc varied - ~10 min.
5b 52567 - ~25 min.   Two 5 rounds clean. Two 6 rounds to collapse.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   #SoL, #technique - tried a new way for aiming, with focus on the trajectory (the vector even) from the spot where the hand releases. Throwing along it with the right amount of thrust will necessarily give a good pattern (in theory).   Got three 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach. Last 15 minutes, went for rethrows, nevermind any earlier outbreakers or drops, but did bad and hardly got patterns allowing for any.
8b wimpy - ~10 min.   Once or twice 8 c cl. Rethrows bad.
7b casc - ~110 min.   51, 41, 43, 49, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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9th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 8 balls, #PR, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, #efficiency, #otu, #conditions, #ballproperties, 160 minutes

3' 5b warmup.
5b 52567 - 12 min.   No great yield (4th and 5th sides), but okay for short stint and it felt okay.
8b wimpy - 20 min.   #SoL, #technique, #otu, #efficiency - remembered I did too narrow last time, so wanted to use width better; on that behalf, other than usual, did the first pair of throws to collect for calibration once or twice to make sure I wouldn't be throwing ``somewhere up somehow´´, which was very helpful!?   10 catches clean, awkard last 2 catches with several contacts tilting them up before catching them arm to body, new #PR, and confirmed soon after. Further 8 c cl twice, 9 gathers, 12 throws.
7b casc - 115 min.   41, 51, 41, 53, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]   4 gathers on an impulsive 7 up 180° - maybe not impossible.
5b fastest - 10 min.

#conditions - partly in the rain, made balls slip when wet or stick to hands when slightly moist.

Total practice time: 160 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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16th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 5 balls, #theory, #ballproperties, 115 minutes

Now that its notably warmer outdoors, I can definitely say that my MMX1 have become much softer again after, during winter in the cold, they were feeling almost like the hard Babache's Bubble Balls that I used to juggle with. - #ballproperties
5b warmup, casc varied, shower - 5 min.   A few attempts on shower again; got a flash at last by throwing all up as fast as I could to a spot high up there, but not too high in order to not need much longer dwelltime and effort for little gain of even more height. [ #theory ? #``optimal perfect throw´´ ? ]         
7b casc - 100 min.   An hour not over 39 throws, many 35 th.
#SoL #technique - I tuned on my launch, which I regularly get problems with all of a sudden, and today found out, that I sometimes tend to not scoop the first throws, not throw from rather the middle. Focussing on that, I then got too narrow patterns in turn.
No idea, how I got out of that puzzle, but then finally found nimbleness, speediness, smoothness, found automized good launches again, found my pattern with focus well connected to its rolling top, and got acceptable runs (in matters of result & feel for pattern's top) with 43, 41, 51, 41 cl, 45 throws.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
In between got a   quadruplex backcross -+- triplex (front) from launch to clean collect.
5b "fastest" - 10 min.

Total practice time: 115 minutes

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14th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #StagesOfLearning, 160 minutes

7' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 719 throws longest runs.

38' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 16 rounds.   [ n.t.s.: 10 V, 10 tcl½, ii 8 tcl, 16 tcl½, 10 tbd, ]

15' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - Tried without dropping a lot; looked like I wouldn't get even onyl 3 rounds caught; [#SoL] then focussed on whole pattern and clubs on same height as balls (not only focussing on the two clubs mainly) and it went better and got a few 3 rounds' runs and one into 4.th to drops and one into 4.th full collected with two halves.   [ n.t.s.: ii 3 cl, 4 tcl½½, 3 cl, 4 tbd½, ]

100' - 5b rev casc - 62, 63, 63, 73, 69, 59 throws longest runs.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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7th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #technique, #otu, #StagesOfLearning, 70 minutes

5b casc varied - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~65 min.   Felt good today.   Great launches right into good pattern, good focus on pattern's top: #technique, #otu, #SoL - Did new way of launching: usually my launches are good and get right into pattern well, when I throw already the first two to four throws up somewhat heartily high, .. today I was in a speedy mood once again and did the first four throws >lower (which seems paradox) and the last three throws higher than usual, sort of [5222][522][522][52][92]99 (into felt 9-high or more than high enough 7-s, then). Could then pull those patterns down into similarly smooth & poised lower runs.   Great yield today was 37, 38, 57, 43, 44, 63, 43 cl, 47 cl, 40 throws longest runs.   #otu - Finished by doing some as high as I can halfway hope to control, right from or soon after launch, about good 9-height that was; seems to be a great exercise to do regularly, given once I got the knack in a stint.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]

Total practice time: 70 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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1st February 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #StagesOfLearning, 5 balls, 180 minutes

20' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 539, 321 throws longest runs.

50' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 13 rounds.   #SoL - If badly spun, then mostly underspin (and a lot), rarely overspin.
      [ n.t.s.: 8 tod, 11 tcl½½, underspins, 10 tbd, 9 tod½, 10 tbd, 11 ½, 13 tcl½, 8 tod, 10 tod½½, 9 tod, 8 tbd½½, ]

10' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - Two times 3 rounds clean collected.

100' - 5b rev casc - 67, 57, 53, 72, 53, 54, 71 throws longest runs.

Total practice time: 180 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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