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29th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, #structuredPractise, 5 heavy balls, #technique, #efficiency, 5 balls, 220 minutes

[ Had my ``This Year's Day Off´´ yesterday. Hope, no one noticed. ]
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 33 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 12 min.   120 throws wristy 6-high.   #technique,theory? - There's those minuscule moments when doing sports, where you relax muscles or bodyparts for a few millisecs .. when biking, it's when the leg is utterly stretched after pushing the pedal down (a right saddle-height is important for that), .. when swimming breast strokes, it's when for a few msecs after the stroke you let the pushed away water pass by after a stroke before doing next .. a.s.o. - those relaxing millisecs are also what I'm practising when doing "wristy" - when the hand can flap back relaxed after release  ( without overflapping uncontrolledly and hurting your wrist, that is, but merging with the hand's circling movement )  before reaching out for the next catch.
  335 5-high endured.
5b 56752 - 18 min.   A 9th, two 10th and a 12th side. Mostly tensed / forced for result, rather higher patterns  ( #structuredPractise - felt ``high & precise np´´ today, guess for doing right after using 5 heavy balls ).
#structuredPractise - Usually I do 9b right after the 5 heavy balls, but it's also good to do 7b right after 9b (where usually there's the 5b s'swap); changing schedule to doing 9b twice, like an usual full stint, then another just short one for 7b, might be an option  ( I don't think I want to do the 5b s'swap between two heavy ball stints, and not as overall first stint before then having to go `back down´ to `only´ 3 heavy balls. You know what I mean. ).
9b flashing - 27 min.   Almost everything to make it a pretty good stint: early four times 7 gathers; two(! more than once is very rare) times 8 gathers; and a few good (higher) ``rethrowable´´ patterns - just not enough of these and without a notable result.
7b casc - 120 min.   45, 51, 45, [longer break], 45 throws longest runs. (dulled away a good part of that stint - could've more really "went for it" )   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
5b fastest - 10 min.   Good, but too much going on eye-height and higher, and no very long run (maybe 30+ throws?).

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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15th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #efficiency, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 202 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 43 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 6 min.
5b 56752 - 27 min. Upto two 9th sides.
Covered my spot with weed here against dusty soil. (=./.17min)
7b casc - 126 min. ("49-day" today:) 43, 49, 49, 43, 52, 47, 49, [break], 48, 59 throws longest runs. Good yield, and mostly felt good too.
#efficiency - At one distinct moment, it was like a sudden switch made me have to do with effort from one good run during a good phase to another few effortish ones; couldn't for the heck tell what exactly I was now doing differently. Horrified by the prospect of being plunged into a long bad archaic phase of dark mystic dusky "hoping-for-a-good-run", but only riding myself deeper and deeper into the mud and exhausting myself and klutzing worse and worse, I held on to think on how to fight this repellent vision, and so then tried to do e-ve-ry-thing right and I found back into halfway smooth, nimble "cascading"(!), or at least the right mindset again, after only a few attempts. .. This was really a thoughtworthy moment, as it meant the difference between good and bad practise at my current stage and I was left without insight to the cause, but at least now have somewhat of a remedy ( Do e-ve-ry-thing right!, orient and focus on aiming well into pattern's top no matter what!, keep pattern near me and do from flapping wrists. .. Now, all that's not really new, but I tend to forget or simply not do it for whatever reason ). It wouldn't be the first time, that I find (or get told) what I've been doing wrong and got me stuck all the time only after a clear improvement, retrospective then (had that before with e.g. "not scooping"). [ daily7b II: 59 ]

Total practice time: 202 minutes

Location: #outdoors

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8th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 3 heavy balls, #otu, 7 balls, #efficiency, #endupatt, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, 315 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 120 min.   #otu - bx into 90° turn; got it a couple of times once all around (four turns to 360°) turning into stronghand's bx, then with weakhand's once around too.   Ell-roll-flicks(?) - got about 10 in a 4-count, only two in a 2-count, so `folded´ the 2-count.   Some work on past under the other arm throws (upto in a 3-count, and caught in a mix of claws and-or penguins)
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.
5b 56752 - 63 min.   Three times 6 sides clean. One 8th side to collapse.
7b splits - 10 min.   12 c cl. 9 duplex thrown to collapse.
7b casc - 112 min.   Tried to focus on getting best easiest pattern and technique, going to early collects - feels much more effective -, easy going also, instead exhausting on result, and got 43, 47, 69 (unsuspected, surprising, right after I `woke up´ from a rather dull phase), 59 (gorgeous run, smooth, easy, untensedly snapped-in) throws longest runs, plus a half-of-it counted run at least 43 th maybe 49.   [ daily7b II: 69 ]

Total practice time: 315 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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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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7th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, 5 balls, #efficiency, #technique, 155 minutes

15' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - not over ~200 throws. (wasn't into forcing if a long run would not come in easy mode)

28' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 13 rounds (clean, but halve).
          [ n.t.s.: 8 tod, 9 tod½½, 8 tcl, 13 tcl½, 8 tod, 11 tode½, ]

17' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - A 4 and a 3 rounds clean runs, and another into 4th round run to collapse.
          [ n.t.s.: 3 V, 4 cl, 3 cl, ]

95' - 5b rev casc - 59, 61, 67, 55 cl, 67 cl, 71 throws longest runs.   #technique, #efficiency - Again, also here, getting the feel of the `right´ poised smooth rolling pattern seems most crucial to strive for.

Total practice time: 155 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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28th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #efficiency, 5 ball tricks, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 8 balls, 230 minutes

3c basics, tricks - ~5+5 min 266 doubles. 24 cl triples. 34530 single rounds, best back to cascade (without tipcaught).
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min. Upto 9- high.
8b wimpy - ~5 min. Several times 6 pairs thrown to collapse. Haven't been aiming at all!? .. just focussing on throwing angles and throwing positions only. Only found out towards end.
9b flashing - ~40 min. Seven times 7 gathers. One or other 8 g in reach. Upto 4 (? 5?) rethrows - [ #efficiency : ] one can skip the flash (!?) and go over rethrows unto a qualify .. don't bother catching flashed, but go on throwing right away ..
5b 52567 - ~20 min. A seventh, a sixth, two fifth sides. And a 20 gathers `clean´.
7b casc - ~130 min. 44, 48, 49, 41 cl, 43, 53, 43, 41 throws runs longer than 40 th. [ dailyLongestRun7b: 53 ]
5b fastest - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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22nd September 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #collateral, #efficiency, 75 minutes

40' - 5b single bx - 4 bx per run to collect but 1 drop. 3/r to clean collect. 6/r (! best ever) to a clean
              collect.
              (#collat., #eff.) - It occurred to me, that in contrast to doing consecutive bx-es, I am
              by doing single ones also exercising that transition from and to cascade much more in
              compare.
35' - 5b rev casc - Caught clean: twice 15, once, 17, and one peak run 25 (! at last, after several days not
              getting a long run). Max thrown to drop(s) was 21.

Total practice time: 75 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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8th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #PR, #StagesOfLearning, #efficiency, #season, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 7 ball tricks, #structuredPractise, 165 minutes

5b casc varied - ~10 min.   warmup. endured 368 throws. 168 throws wristy 7-high. ~20 throws wristy 9-high, but not so swift, rather tensed with somewhat too much effort.
9b flashing - ~25 min.   Two times 7 gathers; once 8 clearly in reach. Some good patterns in the air.
5b 52567 - ~35 min.   Finally a long run, way above fifth side: new sweet #PR 32 catches clean (8 sides or rounds) from launch to clean collect; went to collect without need in good pattern, in order to secure a clean collect for the very long run.  ( i have no idea, how to rate this as a breakthrough on the pattern, or as just constantly improving on my average, or as just one exeptional irrational (lol) peak run on a good day in a good phase ).  Had shortly before already beaten my old record with a full caught sixth side, 24 c cl and it had felt like "more!".
  Furthermore, got: 24 throws 1 drop. Another sixth side thrown to collapse. Six fifth sides thrown to drop(s). Seven times 16 c cl - guess I can start ignoring those latter fourth sides now.
  #SoL - The melody, the algorithm, of that siteswap, as I've been thinking as two high over two low throws of ( low--Hm.--low--higher self--high ), I am now actually doing & thinking as ``effort-algorithm´´, as ``guide to the amount of force put into each single digit´´:   no effort low -- Hm. -- no effort low -- power-self -- good thrust 7,   different thrusts in the right rhythm .. of how, what and when the hands and forearms are supposed to feel, so to say.

#efficiency #season - Time to take stock on practise time invested for this: Started April 17, did short stints upto may, 20, only then ~Ø 60 min almost daily, which makes about roughly 105d à 60' = over 100 hours struggling to keep this pattern rolling. Waaaay more than I expected (thought, a few, maybe several weeks, an' it's become months), but it's five balls after all and not at all trivial stuff. Still need to confirm, get it stable, reliable, and endure it some, before I can be too proud of it ..

7b casc - ~75 min.   43, 50, [tricks°], 69, [tricks°], 44, [bx°], -, -, throws runs longer than 40 th.
  Did my second ever 7b trivial tricks - 10' short stint in between:   °27[75]°.   single claw.   absurd all up 180°; got them all up and the bodyspin - 4 gathers lol, but those 4 were late throws and landed straight up, so behind me after the spin and I collected them sort of overhead (had to laugh out loud about myself or some juggling demon foolin' me there haha).   bx very very hard, but don't seem impossible.
  Expecting any results in such stints doesn't make much sense .. it's mostly blundering and getting one success on like ten fails + picking up drops most the time - "success" meaning any not total collapse, not mere chaos, but like thrown + normal afterthrows or + a rethrow done - best I got was like almost a full collect on a °27[75]° rethrow, and a second matching rev throw for fast-tennis (casc--rev--normal--normal--normal--normal--rev--a.s.o.). But it opens precious new perspectives on the ground pattern when for doing claws, you have to spot a ball to prepare for clawing that one from high and throwing it with a fast handmovement, or else for doing fast-tennis, you have to see the whole pattern to fit the fifth revthrow in well, or else, when doing °27[75]°, it's a question of timing and splitting the duplex vertically well within two dwelltimes (adjusting balls, get thumb in between, get bigger scoop done). So, long stints of this would really mean to challenge your karma, whereas short stints of this, even though mostly ("only", actually) failing, give new insights on, and skills for, your groundstate. (#structuredPractise)
[ dailyLongestRun7b: 69 ]
5b fastest - ~10 min.   37 throws counted of "fast", ~chin-to-nose-high.

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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7th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #efficiency, #StagesOfLearning, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 285 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~20 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~10 min.   5-, 7-, 9-high.
9b flashing - ~20 + ~50 min.   Took a while 'til I got good first two to four throws with full hands on upto great height (doing higher, than necessary later, makes sure, I got and will again then get these well). #efficiency #SoL - this is not about getting them caught, but about putting them well in the air for five more to follow fired up through the middle. At a point, when first four come well several times, that good start will downright ask for automatically throwing the rest too without delay - like 'ripe' for whole launch, then.   Got four times 7 gathers, seven times 6 g, once 8 g in reach, and a few good, promising patterns put into the air. ( Again: higher is better currently! ((Else I jus' get battered a lot)) )
5b 52567 - ~50 min.   Four fifth sides (~22-24 throws) to drop or collapse. Two times 16 c cl.   Getting nearer and nearer, but short phases only; still feels like slowly improving, maybe a breakthrough ahead.   All (focus, attention, effort, wait on, emphasis, ..) on the weakest throw, the 6-es! #efficiency - These entail the other errors, that don't so much show up when 6-es done well !? ( Always work on weakest, worse throw, when you don't know where to start! )
7b casc - ~130 min.   45 -- 59 (great throwing under last ball + easy + felt very much endurable), 43 cl, 62, 41, [short snack break], ( 5' 5b-"fast" digestion pattern :o) ), 47, 49 cl, 43, 43, 61, 51 throws runs longer than 40 th. [" -- " = consecutive runs]   It feels soo great, when (also a rather low) pattern doesn't feel hasted, but snapped in with time plenty to swiftly control it.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 62 ]
in between a bit of fast 5b fast - ~5 min. ~80 throws best run on eye/fronthead-height.

Total practice time: 285 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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4th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 9 balls flashing, #efficiency, 5 balls, 8 balls, 270 minutes

5b endure - ~5 min.   Only 219 throws after a few attemps with even less at a height around what I'm tall.
5b wristy + high - ~5 min.   7-high got 319 throws.   9- to 10x-, maybe b-high, was about firing them up from whole arm + loose wrist, with not the balls going anywhere, but well aimed along incoming ball's trajectory in very slight angle. Got a few good periods that way, (~15 throws?).
5b "fast \ fastest" - ~15 min.   "Fast", nose-eye-height, 131 throws (among longest ever).   "Fastest", chin-high, a few pretty good runs 40 to max ~50 throws.
5b shower - ~5 min.   Two times 8 throws to breakdown (out of reach).
8b wimpy - ~10 min.   Five times 7 catches, most of which 8 in reach, but several slips to drop, or plain drop. Max thrown was 5 pairs (9 gathers, 7 catches), two or three times, i think.
9b flashing - ~20 min.   Best was 7 gathers. Six times 6 gathers. Two times 8 gathers in reach. - A bit better than yesterday. - #efficiency - Did some   [32222][3222][2222]   (330 with all balls in hand), that then higher and higher, in order to get the first two balls better at launch (and avoid fails + picking up drops on them).
5b 52567 - ~65 min.   Max caught clean was 19 c cl. Five times 16 catches clean. Five times full fifth side thrown (20 th). Almost a sixth side (21 throws or so). #SoL - I have to put some effort into the 67 pair, be it by force or be it by momentum from wrist, get the minimum height for those throws - the pause then also gets longer, downright comfortable.
7b casc - ~140 min.   45, 42, 43, 45, 41, 41, [break], 41 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 45 ]
More 5b fastest - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 270 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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