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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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5th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 7 balls splits, #StagesOfLearning, 8 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, 366 minutes

Perfect #conditions .. mostly sunny, 16°-17° Celsius, mild breeze just strong enough to keep early year's moskitoes away, a bit fresh too partly from breeze or under a cloud, which in turn freshened me up.
3c basics, tricks - 27 min   124, 133 doubles. 21, 24 triples.   Three times one round of 34530 back to casc (2 str'hd, 1 weakhd). Two times one sequence of 4414 from casc to clean collect.   Also tried casc with bottleneck (catches &) throws as exercise for flat fronts (that aren't easy as continuous throws), but these aren't any easier.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 90 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
5b all up 180° - 13 min.   Early, once into cascade throws caught clean - couldn't confirm within the rest of this stint.
5b 56752 - 60 min.   Upto a late 8 sides clean run. More than 6 sides are still not obvious and granted.
7b splits - 14 min.   Upto 14 c cl (7 duplex).   #SoL - Speedy tact about 4b-height-speed-ratio ( I tend to do it too slow). And should spread better with help of thumb.
8b wimpy - 12 min.   11 throws max. Nothing clean.   Should throw more from middle with lower to no crossing point for balls to not interfere so much. Goes for 7b and 9b too.
9b flashing - 10 min.   <= 6 gathers.
7b casc - 120 min.   53, 45, 43, 49, 56 throws longest runs.   No real break whole session, so somewhat weary & worn here, but just want this to roll preferably soon than too late. Some shorter good phases with nice throwing into top well and or easy fluent rhythm (in spite spent form) were remunerating for effortish and-or many early fails in longer bad phases.   [ daily7b II: 56 ]
5b fastest - 15 min.

Total practice time: 366 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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28th March 2017

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 23 min.            
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 3 min.   7-high only.
5b 56752 - 22 min.   Upto 7 rounds.
9b flashing - 40 min.   Tried "unleashed" from the beginning of stint. (Skipped calibrating first four throws and finding into pattern regarding focus on each, spacing, timing, aiming, speed, near body + front plane. Emptied full hands, thinking of the angle and (speed/thrust-)vector up.   Six times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach.   Once 8 gathers (yeaowh! .. been a while).   11 throws into 6 gathers.
7b casc - 117 min.   43, 57, 51, 43, 45, 43, 55, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

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Currently doing that [=flashing] with 9b - I don't find it monotoneous at all:

First I warmup on that challengin pattern by calibrating first four throws only until I get them well enough to dare the whole flash \ launch. (~5-10 min)

Then (upto ~10-20 more min), I get chaos up there: either well-timed, but spread astray out of reach, or most balls within range of reach, but badly spaced and -timed, or all well-timed, well-spaced, well-aimed, but overall way too fast. In that phase I get like 5 gathers and less. So, at least then I got sth up in the air to work with:

I will try doing near the body (feels like throwing right above me), to stay within front plane well, or I will try speedier from wrists, or I will try to get my crescendo launch well-spaced. Bailing out any of such flaws that occur, I will get 6 gathers (in that session a first success!?) a lot and casual 7 gathers (success.). (~15-30 min)

And during this latter part, I can after a while get a phase where 8 gathers are possible (success!).

And that on and on since about a year or sth. Got the flash clean once before with small balls, but not with normal size yet.

I am not ever "hoping", but I listen how my arms, forearms, wrists feel, how speediness, spacing and aiming are okay or not, always keen on feeling that confidence of launches feeling ripe for next step which is doing "unleashed" and fire everything up in a rhythm, relying on good throws. I think of the height (and visualize it for aiming), I think of the front plane to be done within, I think of the angles (the visualized vector at release even), .. I'll then "empty the hands" no matter how many balls they might keep.

And that's the phase, where I can go for rethrows, .. that is, ignoring any drops, to rethrow as many balls as possible, and I got like upto 13-15 throws (success!!), with like 6-7 (.. you know --> success.) gathers or so, which feels really great and much different from flashing exactly "nine" balls to a collect - the pattern then also feels even 'bigger', higher, speedier even, yet not hasted, not "too fast", but "well in its right rhythm", and I then know, that nothing that I flash to an awkward collect is the final pattern that will stay up, but only those rethrows give an impression of the jugglable pattern. Any well thrown rethrow is worth tens of flashes and opens the door to the feel of the continouus pattern.

Total practice time: 205 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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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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