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25th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 9 balls flashing, 5 heavy balls, 300 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 78 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   Wristy 6-high. 5-high.
9b flashing - 23 min.   One 7 gathers. Three rethrows, and two rethrows, both of the reasonable kind, this time with well kept focus on first two balls (not as usual from an overall clearly higher than necessary pattern).
5b 56752 - 60 min.   Several 8 sides, one of which clean. Two 9th sides to crop(s) or collapse. One 10th side to drop(s) or collapse.   Also did very very low attempts ("fastest", 7-s at head-height) and got like two rounds or so at most.   #SoL - [as mentionned in an earlier log recently .. ] That 5 without delay right after the crescendo really gets a better fluent rhythm. Another issue I think to have looked through today is: when hurrying, galoping the crescendo, the pause-hold gets longer ( but I'm not sure, and how much and-or where the timing can or cannot be tweaked slightly is not trivial ((and affects everything: dwelltime, flight-height, technique, rhythm-tweak, melody, handspeed, thrust and all)) ).
7b casc - 130 min.   43, 43, [break], 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 45 ]

Total practice time: 300 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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12th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, 242 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 25 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 15 min.   119 throws ~6 high. ~275 th 5-high (rather low).
5b 25675 - 55 min.   #SoL - again, ( like earlier for even getting the pattern kept up like about over 4 sides ), spotted slightly delayed, it seemed, too late 5-s right after the crescendo, so then thought and did the rhythm as   | 5675 | 2 |   with focus on that 5 instantly following the crescendo.   After getting at most 7th and 8th including clean sides, then also got a 9th and a 10th sides to collapse each.
My elbow and some ``selves'-sinew´´ sitting at it, nudged and asked for doing sth else ..
7b splits - 12 min.   Upto 9 duplex thrown twice. Nothing clean. Working some on spreading \ splitting well.
7b casc - 135 min.   47, 47, 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 49 ]

Total practice time: 242 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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4th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #psychologic, 7 balls splits, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 195 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   175 throws 5-high to collapse.
9b flashing - 20 min.   Four times 7 gathers in first ten minutes.
5b 52567 - 22 min.   A few each, 6th, 7th and 8th sides partly clean.   #SoL - new issue detected: 2.nd 5 sometimes tends to come a bit too high ( #psych - anticipating the crescendo on that side ), entailing either, when I don't notice, the subsequent 6 being too low leading to the pattern collapsing, or else, when I notice, the constraint to do the 6 and 7 higher resulting in the pattern getting higher and higher to then also collapse. Remedy: just a question of sticking to the right ``melody´´ (low--hold--low--high_self--higher--a.s.o.).
7b fastest - 15 min.   Stuck to low patterns (making it a longer stint wasn't intended, just happened), that again went incredibly well; got over two cycles (17-19 catches, i think) clean at about one..two handwidths above head. When I lost that flow, did normal high again (about 1½-2ft above head and higher) ..
7b casc - 102 min.   43, 43, 43 cl, 51, 43, 45, 49, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
7b splits - 20 min.   About three times 9 duplex thrown, but nothing clean.

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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2nd June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, #whatIwant, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, #nature, 205 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
9b flashing - 20 min.   Seven times 7 gathers, two of which almost 8 g.
5b 56752 - 35 min.   After not so many 6th and 7th sides, got two each 8th and 9th sides, one each of which clean. [[[or is it: "one of each of which"???]]]   #SoL #mentec - I quit trying to do or think "different ways" in favor of sticking to rolling the pattern without thinking, just emphasizing the 6-es - a clear line to improve on, I hope. Want like 150 throws, a low fast pattern, and the ability to play on the 2-holds before they do their 6-es, play on the rhythm a bit, vary higher\\lower pattern at will [ #whatIwant ].
7b casc - 135 min.   Started with early gorgeous short runs with low pattern (max 2ft above head) felt like doing 5b, swift smooth easy, ``normal´´, familiar, ``cascady´´ as should, snapped-in, but couldn't hold that nimble feel. After only a while did (anyway) get 51, 47 throws runs (higher pattern, fought for), then a long bad phase below 39 throws, .. slowly got better again when I tried to do more relaxed getting me a satisfying 63 (after ten days daily best below 60 th), and 47, 43 throws runs.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]

#nature - horseflies are out; expecting grasshoppers next now :o])

Total practice time: 205 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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1st June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, #nature, 243 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 25 min.   Did that (single) bx + 90° turn into catchhandside thing again - once around, both sides, first try.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 3 min.
9b flashing - 30 min.   Six or seven times 7 gathers. Two times 8 g in reach (one slipped `right through´ my index-finger).
5b 56752 - 60 min.   Needed to find into pattern, getting 4th and 5th sides only for a while at first. Then got lotsa 6th, a good bunch of 7th and 8th sides, and even a 9th side clean and a 10th side to collapse.   #mentec #SoL - Tried to think the rhythm yet differently once again, doing "a low Five's wave `under´ the two high throws", which didn't work, then also thinking the 567-crescendo, either with the other 5 preceding with pause, or else, it needing to come right after the crescendo, which works for a few periods, but it's really still the emphasized 6-es and overall focus only on these doing the rhythm (which is queer, because they're right in the middle of the crescendo), that grant for longer runs (almost everything else comes well automized in the good runs). Also, and not so much different, "two high throws (starting with a hearty Six) over two low Fives" works well.
7b casc - 125 min.   Long time not over once 41 throws, quarreling with speediness and accuracy, late got 47, 51, 57, 43 throws longest runs in about last half or ¾ hour.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

#nature - funny laughing seagulls.

Someone - in half the middle of nowhere - from a distance, without asking me first, pointed a drone right at me. He later said, he was only filming the landscape and sundown and I could hardly be seen only very small, but there would have been miles for such a take with not me on it right where I was.

Total practice time: 243 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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24th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 292 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 35 min.   [among usual ..] A few bx per run, down from 4-count to 3-count [it's stone-hard balls .. no fail onto head allowed].
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 12 min.
9b flashing - 55 min.   Eight times 7 gathers. One 8 g.   12 throws into 7 g !   #SoL - I need to un-automize 3.rd & 4.th launched throws; do slower, controlled 1.st & 2.nd, then controlled 3.rd & 4.th (also not so very fast, not at unleashed speed), only then fire the restly five balls up fully automized - all in order to get controlled patterns (not just lucky nice ones).
5b 56752 - 43 min.   7.th, 8.th sides, full or clean collected, a 9.th and three(!) 10.th sides to drop(s).
7b casc - 135 min.   51, 43, 57, 47, 47, 48 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]
5b casc - 5 min.   just cascade - wanted to do sth not so challenging that I can - , tried to endure, but hardly got over 100 c (just once).
5b fastest - 7 min.   felt great, insane speed, but no long runs (~30+, maybe 40).

Total practice time: 292 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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8th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 7 balls splits, 320 minutes

5b casc varied - 15 min.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Five times 7 gathers. Once 9 in reach, but only 6 g (fumbled on 4th last catch too many milliseconds, so the nice ones after dropped).   #SoL - really need to do ``relaxed´´ (as would go), meaning: not put any too strong emphasis on any pair or sequence of launched throws; but do ``hearty´´ height on every launched throw (or pairs) just a bit of ``good´´ thrust, and that well evenly distributed.  ( No need to try to do (insanely) very much higher than 7b, as it's only two balls more, and not double height or sth required (7x7=49, 9x9=81 in theory, not accounting for ((only two more)) dwelltimes) )
5b all up 180° - 15 min.   Positively said: got it two times into at least five rethrows; bad: nothing clean, all into drops, not bak to stable acscade, nothing to collect.
5b tricks, s'swaps - 43 min. Doing or attempting single sequences from and back to and with cascade in between ..
8552 - 10' - upto 3 times the sequence plus an attempt on fourth.
75751 - 8' - Hard again .. Uhm, "got a few ``valid attempts´´ in the end, all throws done, but like nothing caught or so.
7772615 - 12' - A few times once the sequence plus attempt on second into fail.
88522 - 13' - Got it twice to full collect, but awkwardly.
5b 56752 - 42 min.   Bad. 6 sides clean, 7th sides to collapse.
7b splits - 35 min.   14 c cl. Once 8, twice 9 duplex thrown to collapse.
7b casc - 120 min.   Queer yield: 69 throws. Nextbest only 39 (today's ``strange attractor´´) and below.   [ daily7b II: 69 ]
5b fastest - 15 min.

Total practice time: 320 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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7th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #new, #StagesOfLearning, #conditions, 271 minutes

5b casc varied - 10 min.
5b fastest - 7 min.   Again, stuck at this. .. Usually I do this only a bit to nimble up wrists and fingers and racketing, speediness, without going for long runs.
5b all up 180° - 12 min.   Again, only close ``almosts´´. At a point, chose to not "do until" anymore, but go on in schedule.
5b tricks, s'swaps - 25 min.   single sequences with cascade in between ..
75751 - 5' - bad. nothing. just found that trying weakhand 7-s too made no sense so far.
8552 - 4' - Got two times two sequences plus attempt on third with cascade in between per run. (stronghand 8-s only)
7772615 - 8' - Once back to cascade, then clean collected. Two times once plus a second attempt per run into fail.
88522 - 8' - #new - got an early once the sequence back to cascade, then clean collected. Then couldn't confirm, but only got ``almosts´´. - #SoL Queer: something simple hides in that pattern that I couldn't easily seize .. you throw that 5 under the first 8, then you have two holds, to time an initial 5 over the last 8 to get back to cascade. Just "which hand? when exactly?" got me puzzled a bit.
  I think, then I did well to not even try 7733 and 95551
5b 56752 - 65 min.   Best runs were a 10th side clean, an 8th side clean, then two more 8th sides to collapse. A few 7th sides. And a good bunch of 6th sides half of which clean.
7b casc - 152 min.   63 cl, 47, 47, 52, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]

#conditions - powdery soil on the plated cobbles acted like talkum, so had to rub-roll the balls clean on my shirt all the time.

Total practice time: 271 minutes

Location: dirty uneven cobbles under bridge

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15th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, 100 minutes

100' - 5b rev casc - After four times 57 throws, got an 87 th longest run. - Getting the right howto enduring feeling still isn't obvious and always needs a while (~1h) to fully find back into. .. Weakhand tends to not scoop well to the outside; and aiming well is into smaller regions (left up \ right up), I think, than e.g. normal cascade - less room for bailout of bad throws -> more precision needed; and constantly anticipating [ #mentec ] where last ball up will be on its highest point when already throwing next needs either that special (deep strong right) focus, concentration, just that mindset, or else a snapped-in pattern flowing by itself, which all I haven't yet reliably automized.
[ daily7b II: 0 ]

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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10th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, 7 balls splits, 5 heavy balls, 270 minutes

3c basics, tricks - 25 min   124, 179 doubles. 32, 21, 34 triples.   After simply thinking 423 as 234, got 6 consecutive sides of it np (earlier could only do 42333), #mentec #SoL.   34530 Twice one round back to cascade plus an attempt on second per run.   Got a run with four rounds of either 4414 or 441 with cascade in between.   Feels great to be gettin' somewhere with three clubs now; it's a gorgeous feeling when a 5 in triples, forgotten right after release, lands to the point when spotting it later.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 57 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 8 min.   61 throws 7-high. 151 th 5- to 7-high.
5b 56752 - 43 min.   A 7 sides' clean run. Then 10 sides to collapse.
7b splits - 10 min.   14 catches clean on last attempt.
7b casc - 97 min.   One 53 throws longest run. Second best was only 35 th. Pretty windy most the time.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]
7b splits - 5 min.
5b fastest - 25 min.   Think, I came near 50 throws in "fastest" mode.

# 5 ball tricks, 3 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #siteswap-theory, 60 minutes

55' - 5b rev casc - 103 cl throws longest run. (rest 69, 63 th and below)

5' - 3b inv box - #SoL - got a few consecutive faint ``active´´ 2-s (thinking it 423) with stronghand - guess when making these extra times (for both hands) another ball, it would make it that ``3b cascade with a 1b lid´´ pattern ( https://gfycat.com/ChubbyDecentKinkajou [ noslowerdna / Quinn Lewis ].  [ // But, it's pretty fast now already // ]

Total practice time: 330 minutes

Locations: rivershore-meadow, indoors low ceiling

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