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11th September 2017

7b_wizard

# #conditions, 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 7b casc varied, #exercises, #season, 123 minutes

Conditions near perfect.
9b flashing - 15 min.   Three times 7 gathers.   Short stint, meant mainly as preparation for 7b, which gave a slightly different (more sophisticated) mindset: do what I can and see what I get and focus rather on accurracy (not really "going for it" a lot).
7b casc - 96 min.   After a while without any notable long runs (didn't have any 9b-effect today), got a 51 throws' run, right before that, I had tried to - at about 27 t - pull a pattern down, that went well, but was a bit too high, but went into collapse. So, after that 51 t run, did a few exercises [*see below].   51, [*], 53, 43, 57 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]
[*] - In between did some ..
7b casc varied - ~12 min.   the exercises were:
  pulse high \\ low - higher and higher, then try to pull the pattern back down again (which is hard) - after a few fails, got a pattern back down, and one also even pulsing down and back up again into collapse.
  pulse wide \\ narrow - didn't ever get there: at first started with very narrow patterns and maybe managed into wide + collapse. Also right into wide went to collapse. Then tried from normal width intending to go into narrow first and got collisons. Never got the chance to get from wide back to narrow again.
  turn against drift - against my usual drift into weakhandside, that is. Got it np on second attempt a 90+° turn into stronghandside.
I really should do more of the kind, as not being able to narrow a too wide pattern at all seems really a major handicap, and getting that down could maybe make a notable overall improvement. And I really also should be able to pull patterns down without having to exercise it first.

Too short. I have to face it: Am on bad terms with discipline, perseverance, unconditionality. I do have unbroken motivation, zeal, eagerness and greediness while doing, though. It's just often a little quarrel to overcome a (current) backache, a kneeache, or whatever body nudging, even those will vanish when juggling (moving). Should be doing two hours more than average 4h, instead of 2h less. Hope to get this fixed as long as it's fall with good outdoor conditions.

Total practice time: 123 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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3rd August 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, #conditions, 5 heavy balls, 1hd, 5 balls, 160 minutes

1hd 3b 200gr - [64]020 - 10 min. Starting from 2 hd 333..23[34]020[64]..a.s.o.. Didn't get more than two [64]-throws, in spite my thumb giving it all to space the stack well; I might remember this next time warming up on MMX (not hard, heavy ones) and try with those. It's really very low priority, but seems easy and would be nice to `have´ as gimmick in front of an audience when really mainly busy with scratching my nose.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 25 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 15 min. Some wristy 6-high. 259 throws 5-high.
5b 56752 - 20 min. One 10 sides' run to drop.
#conditions - got violently chased off the meadow at this point by the meadows' huge, enraged, most seemingly drunk hay-farmer ( he's not even the owner - it's public common property ) for "trampling the grass down" which is true, but man at work of course leaves trails and traces and it's my "Place To Survive".
It's not the first time people have complained about my little `arenas´ amidst the meadows.
Drove to the concrete area where there's less moskitos anyway, than on the meadows, to do what was left of today's session on my ``king's discipline´´:
7b casc - 80 min. One longer uncounted run around 40 throws. [ daily7b II: 39 ]
5b fastest - 10 min. Near 40 throws' runs, but not all that low and fast (about upto eye-height iirc).

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: #outdoors

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7th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, 150 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 43 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 7 min. ~60 throws wristy 6-high. ~150 th 5-high.
5b 56752 - 22 min. Upto one 9 sides' full caught run.
[ longer break, 30' ]
7b casc - 78 min. 46, 45, 43, 55 cl, 43 throws longest runs. Had that cascady feeling again, focussing and orienting on pattern's top. [ daily7b II: 55 ]

[ #conditions - together with driving, break, fighting moskitos, watering myself and clothes, changing spot twice, I was actually out 5 hours, only not even half of which was really actual juggling practice. ]

Total practice time: 150 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + 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 May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 7 balls splits, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, #form, #anatomy, 185 minutes

( 30+°C, no wind, moskitos, got two times one deep in my bronchs on breathing in, okay form though, good arms, just laboring on nudging back's muscles at lower chest, especially on high throws #form #conditions #anatomy )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   ~100 throws 5-6-high.
9b flashing - 15 min.   Not over 6 gathers.   Stopped when it got better, but by doing more strenuous.
5b 56752 - 30 min.   An 8 sides to collapse. Rest upto 6 sides clean once.
7b casc - 110 min.   (41, 41, 41), 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 49 ]
7b splits - 10 min.   11 and 13 duplex thrown (near breaking PR, that is) to collapse.

Total practice time: 185 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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17th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, 255 minutes

#conditions - Forecast said warm, so I expected another hard day with moskitostrying to kill me in a common effort of stuffing and blocking my nose, ears, eyes and mouth, and expected weary form. But it were pretty good conditions, very few moskitos (guess due to meadow having been mown where I was) and not airless at all, almost agreeable in the shade, just sweaty, needing my wet towel a lot, not full fresh form.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 35 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
9b flashing - 50 min.   Two times 7 gathers. Very few attempts on (upto once 4) rethrows. Got swiftly a few nice patterns in the air, though.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   6th and 7th sides clean, an 8th side to drop(s).
7b casc - 140 min.   47, 43 cl, 46, 61, 43, 55 throws longest runs. Some patterns felt like settling in them and simply going on and on (but, well, got a slip or bad throw).   [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 255 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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16th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, 235 minutes

#conditions - moskitoes of the kind that keep bouncing onto your face and don't mind a notable breeze made it hard to focus even only five minutes in one go today.
3c basics, tricks - 25 min   4-5 attempts below 100 for doubles. 21, 30 triples. Two or three bad attempts on quadruple spins.
Trying single rounds from and back to cascade:
  441, 441423 - got single rounds, better with stronghand. Also a 441441 to collect.
  34530 - same, .. got it once on both sides, but weakhand with halves. No two rounds per run today.
  first time trying 552 from cascade in singles into 5-s as triples - got two or three ``valid attempts´´ into like four throws to drop(s).
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 38 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
9b flashing - 27 min.   Three or four times 7 gathers. One 8 gathers with one ball caught pressed against the neck and one more in the other elcrook.   No rethrows.
5b 56752 - 20 min.   8th side full caught (not very "clean" last round). 6th and 7th sides to drop(s). Best clean was 6 sides, i think.   Did bend knees, instead standing straight, for a (needed) change, which seemed to work a bit.
7b casc - 120 min. ( lost a lot of time fighting moskitos with a) incense, b) alcoholic spray, c) a brailer, d) spray-spitting at those right in front my face, e) bluntly clapping them, f) not caring .. thinking "Ommm..." - nothing really worked - was near giving in?!! )   A pretty smooth 67, and a rather tensed 53 throws longest runs. Rest 39 and below.   [ daily7b II: 67 ]

Total practice time: 235 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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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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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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