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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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23rd March 2017

7b_wizard

# #conditions, 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 167 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 27 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   Not over 5 rounds clean.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Three times 7 gathers.
7b casc - 80 min.   [ daily7b II: 35 ]
#conditions - unnervingly irritating and freakin' disturbing wind plus windchill where I expected perfect spring weather - usually I take this as a challenge to do with modifier "with notable wind", but not today - it's not mainly any balls slightly aberring, but when looking high with nothing but the sky as background, with wind pushing now more, then less a.s.o., you slightly lose stable orientation and stable stance on an anyway also uneven meadow (comparable to standing still on a wobbly platform or mattress) - very very bad session - rather a futile fight to the marrow today

Total practice time: 167 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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21st March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #conditions, #jugglingSpots, 165 minutes

( #conditions, #jugglingSpots - started raining just when i started, unexpectedly with wind & rain coming under the bridge, so I stood in windshade facing the pillar doing 5b .. later without or less rain, at my normal spot there, the cobbles were muddy and had to clean dropped balls a lot :-| another lesson on for when in doubt to choose a spot with granted conditions )
5b casc varied - 10 min.
5b 56752 - 60 min.   Upto 6 rounds clean.
7b casc - 90 min.   51, 43, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: dirty uneven cobbles under bridge

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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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1st February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #injuries, #conditions, #anatomy, 110 minutes

5b warmup, casc varied - ~5 min.   #anatomy - Ripped a fibre \ small bundle in my upper right wade when jumping up for a very high throw. I seem to have been lucky that it seems to have been a muscle used for jumping very high mainly with utterly stretched leg, so I since got along just hobbling some, now. Still, surely a question of weeks to heal unto full leg movement, walking, stance.
5b 52567 - ~15 min.   Into 6th side. Two times into 5th side. Two 4 sides clean collected.
7b casc - ~90 min.   37, 39, 35[*], 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 43 ]
      [*] 35 th - this was best run .. smooth, low, snapped in right from launch, then rolled like by itself.

#conditions - Oh, .. forgot:   used vinyl gloves against chilly temperatures - worked great, almost like barehanded.

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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10th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #conditions, 40 minutes

( #conditions -   muddy puddles around my spot.   could do without gloves. )
7b casc - ~40 min.   [ daily7b II: 23 ]

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: concreted waterpassage through dam

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8th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #conditions, 60 minutes

( #conditions, spotcare - took a broom to sway a centimeter or two of snow - lost ½h )
5b warmup - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~55 min.   (could do without gloves today)   35, 41, 34, 41, 45, 37, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 47 ]

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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5th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #conditions, 5 balls, 75 minutes

5b warmup - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~70 min.   39, 47, 46, 33 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 47 ]   ( #conditions- four layers of cloth, two T-shirts and two shirts, do hinder somewhat now, by constantly pulling shoulders down a bit )

Total practice time: 75 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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27th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, #conditions, 210 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.   80+ throws 7-high.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   Once 8 gathers. Two times 8 g in reach. Two times 7 g.
5b 52567 - ~50 min.   Five times a full fifth side thrown to drop or collapse. Once 21 throws. Only two times 16 c cl - fourth sides, it looks like, were good enough to go on into fifth more often.
7b casc - ~107 min.   nothing, nothing, .., [break], 2' of 5b high, 47, 41, 43 cl throws runs longer than 40 th.   ( #conditions - fighting mosquitos with (natural) spray, incense, mosquito-net .. got one into the bronchus, one or two into the eye - horrible stint. Spring and fall are definitely better seasons. )   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 47 ]
5b fastest - ~3 min.

Total practice time: 210 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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12th August 2016

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   Only one 7 gathers launch. (Many 6 g, several 7 in reach.)
5b 52567 - ~45 min.   Max 21 throws to collapse. Two times full fifth side. Two times 16 catches clean.   #SoL - Yet another way of doing with focus on sidechange and focus on which side's turn to be thrown to. That was also a bit about not thinking the first 5 as single throw, but rather "(whole) other side now", thus taking focus away from that (then more automized) 5.   Other issue: I can or should wait longer with the 6-es.
7b casc - ~127 min.   49, 43, break, 43, 45 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 49 ]
7b splits - ~3 min.   10 c cl. Max 7 throws.
#conditions - Lost a lot of time and constant practise feel lighting, relighting and positioning incense and fighting disturbing moskitos.

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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