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4th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 4 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 230 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 43 min.   Special attention today for my "fastest"-pattern, but big & slow; other than assumed, it's not   rev--normal--normal,   but   rev--rev--normal--normal   ( took a while to find out, as the first rev is almost a slam .. puzzling ). Also tried   rev--rev--normal   which was pretty puzzling ( upto ~3 rounds only ).
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   88, 128 cl wristy 6-high.   192 th normal 5-high (~head-high + 1 handwidth).
9b flashing - 28 min.   iv 7 gathers' launches.
5b 56752 - 16 min.   Two 8th sides. Two 9th sides. One 10th side(?), i think.
4b 66161 - 3 min.   Messy, bad, maybe sort of 6--6--1--6--[collapse]. Tried 626262626262..6616[a.s.o.], (start from 1hd 3b), but was even worse with that get-in being puzzling on top of getting it anyway not.
7b casc - 134 min.   45, [break], 51, 47, 51 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
in between, after break, for re-warmup, a bit (2-3min?) more 4b-66161 .. #SoL - " feed every empty hand ! "  ( + " throw a 6 with every full or just fed hand! ", or: " get rid of everything with a 6 ! " ((when no hand is empty)) )  seems to work just great, so far  ( got like [launch]--661616616--[collapse or collect] or so iirc ).

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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3rd July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #endupatt, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 315 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   298 doubles (tensed, one fight with halves amidst run). 36 triples. Quads bad.
3c tricks - 5 min   Two to three rounds of 441. ( had hurt the insideward middle limb/joint of my middlefinger on quads and didn't feel 100% secure anymore, so skipped 34530 )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 70 min.   Today's ``stuck with´´ went to all up + 90° - got it uglily twice; to 441 - worked myself up to 12-13 rounds; and to variations of reachovers ( Singles in #n-count. Half-a-windmill like clawed 3-counts. Doubles = two columns = two reachovers. )
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   113 throws wristy 6-high.   157 th comfortable head-high 5-high.
9b flashing - 43 min.   iv times 7 gathers. Droppy; many slips on dusty ground.
5b 56752 - 55 min.   Two times 8 sides, one of which clean. Two times 9 sides. Once 12 sides to collapse.
7b casc - 127 min.   43 throws was longest run. #SoL #endupatt - Hardly got over that strange attractor hurdle at about 33-35 throws; often a drift into too wide went into collapse there, but when scooping more to inside, I had too slow handspeed and got early landing balls in even shorter runs. ( no full fresh form, no unleashed arms, .. dunno what to blame ) Maybe not ``speedy´´ enough in mind; also didn't vary a lot, high & slow \ low & fast, soas to find a good in-between ..   [ daily7b II: 43 ]
5b casc, reverse casc - 5 min.

Total practice time: 315 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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1st July 2017

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 22 min.   Behind back can't seem to get them in a fast count, only 5-count at most, let alone consecutives (impossible so far).  "Fastest".
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 3 min.   160 throws wristy 6-high, also smooth, rather untensed. (i think, this is important for enduring 7b cascade, .. i will later think: "Keep going just like with these").   239 throws comfortable 5-high.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Three times 7 gathers. Two times 8 g in reach. Also some good upto 3 rethrows again. Something really seemed possible today.   #SoL #mentec - hard to explain, but i think, it works best to sort of visualize the pattern running on height right before launching  ( instead trying rhythms and heights for each pair (stronghand throwing, weakhand following) of balls launched, and instead of working on tuning, calibrating and coordinating a lot on merely the launch itself ),  or just imagine and visualize a good height, then orientate on that `result´ of the launch when launching, sort of anticipating all balls up and intending to focus on feeding the top. Maybe this goes with focussing more on the later throws sort of `fulfilling´ that intention. (if all that makes sense).   #conditions - the meadow was just a tiny bit moist making the balls only slightly sticky (not too much) - which was bad for fast stuff with few balls before - but now it prevented unwanted double-multi-releses and was now also good for catching with much fewer slips and better grip. ( I was prepared to skip my 5b s'swap stint for those very good 9b conditions and good form that i also had, but rain came, so left it at that. )
5b 56752 - 32 min. [under bridge, now]   A few 8th sides. Two 9th sides. Best clean was 7 sides.   #SoL - I don't need so much focus on emphasizing the 6-es anymore, so i shift between those and not delaying the sidechange-5 (or actually focus on both those throws' turn). I'm that way also getting a 5675 | 2 rhythm again (not that "two high throws over two low throws"-stuff 525 | 67 or what else i had there before), which works good and feels fluent once i found into pattern. Also those 2-s now indeed feel like a "pause" (not like some unclear uncontrolled necessity of the s'swap that needs built in somehow without a good feeling for its timing).
7b casc - 142 min.   61 (60 c), 49, 75 cl (or 76 cl? wonderful smooth run, no real fighting needed), 59 cl, [short break], (nothing after break), throws longest runs. wow! what a yield .. weather was almost chilly unless you moved which i did, so great temperatures for juggling.   #otu - A few attempts on reverse cascade in between: no chance doing reverse right after launch throws, but then did one try with one period of regular cascade after launch and only then switch into reverse which went much better (6 gathers); so, that's the plan, and looking foreward to casually trying this again and getting a round or two clean.       [ daily7b II: 75 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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28th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 7 balls, 5 heavy balls, 110 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 23 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   69 throws wristy 6-high. 221 th 5-high.
9b flashing - 27 min.   Two 7 gathers one of which almost 8 g.   A few rethrows.   #SoL - (not a new issue, but) I'm waisting a lot of effort on throwing the later throws unnecessarily way too high; that also explains, why sometimes speediest launches are still too slow to get all balls out before the first two drop, while another time speedy works great and there's spare milliseconds for rethrows. (It's trivial, but trying hard and not watching yourself or focussing on sth else, you don't always notice)
5b 56752 - 35 min.   7th and 8th sides (one clean). One 9th side clean.
[ on upcoming rain, changed spot from shady to near home ]
7b casc - 20 min.   [ daily7b II: 41 ]
Rain stopped the session early and I drove home, but the big dark cloud passed sideways and there wasn't to come any soakin' strong or long rain (yet unpredictable then). Would've had time to do indoors (which feels so `second best only´), but didn't make it - I'm not so unconditionally keen on indoor 5b rev casc or 3b+2c stuff.

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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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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