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157' - 5b rev casc - 82 cl (14'), 75 cl, 105, 75, 82 cl, 83, 72 cl, 89 cl, 87, 108, 99, 79, 76 cl, \\, 79, 82, hadn't been using the full available width especially with weakhand upto here (resulting in rather narrow unstable patterns), 107, 104, 111, 77 cl throws longest runs. #technique #endupatt #aiming #SoL - Got short phases with very relaxed low patterns, simply throwing over the pattern to the middle, or up to an outward aiming region in a slight inward angle, with some spacing to the rest of the pattern. #focus #technique #endupatt - Then also sth queer once again: what was (often exaggerated) "wiggling" with the shoulderbelt in past practise units (to get over a bad start or bad phase), today was ( an impression of (?) .. ) actually aiming fromout the shoulder (especially for weakhand side), the shoulder helping, sort of either finetuning or else, providing for the blunt rough basic movement (to then be finetuned by forearm and wrist). But in any case, the shoulder taking part in or even actually doing the aiming (or thinking the aiming fromout the shoulder's movement, an awareness of it), if that makes sense and anyone can follow that impression (or maybe it's `mental´, however, it worked for a few runs). Good practise, good yield, good feel .. gettin' there.
Total practice time: 157 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
Too rainy, overcast, grayish-darkish, cold, windy outdoors. [ daily7b II: 0 ]
12' - 3b elroll-takes - got upto five or six in a row in a two-count. It's not as presumed yesterday a 423 variation, but indeed maintaining crossing throws(?), the cascade(?), a ``three-beat-all´´(?), (but it's unclear how to fit that roller into s'swap notation).
1' - 3b 524RO13 - fluent (but sometimes a few back to cascade throws in between).
153' - 5b rev casc - started with short controlled runs to find into an endurable pattern - 73 (12'), 99 cl (30'), 109 (60'), 93 cl, 89, 79 cl, 71, [ #mentec #focus #endupatt #ThinkAs ] tried throwing over the whole pattern into the middle upto here, but from now on aiming along the steep sides of an imagined trapezium (with shared flightpoint very high up there somewhere), thus throwing angles with portionned thrust in the first place, only then with secondary focus on right height, 77 cl, 83, 79 cl, 71, 90, 71 cl, 75, 74 throws longest runs.
Total practice time: 166 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
103' - 5b rev casc - 82 (after 17 minutes max 40 throws'), 81, 55 cl, 55, 77, 59, 97, 68, 59, 72, 79, 83, 64, 96, 81 cl, 61, 87, throws longest runs. #SoL - Again it took a whole while to calibrate weakhand's throws. #endupatt - I think, I'm developing a view of the whole pattern, sort of then aiming into the whole thing in a bow, which works best.
Total practice time: 103 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
110' - 5b rev casc - 73, 55, 65, 60, 72, 55, 66, 75 cl, 59, 72, 67, 73, 79, 91, 64, 83, 77, 71, 71, 74, 67, 57, 57, 87, 97, 61, 87 cl throws longest runs. #SoL #endupatt - Pattern, good versus bad phases, i think, stand and fall with (especially) weakhand scooping well to the outside plus throwing in the right angle. Getting this also relaxed (for like at least half a dozen of rounds) can give the very long runs. [ #technique - ] Partly, bending knees and exaggerating wiggling with hips and even the whole body will (in the beginning) help with that weakhand-throwing (until I get it softer from arms, wrists and shoulderbelt, with less wiggle).
Total practice time: 110 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
5b casc varied - 10 min. warmup. high. 135 throws wristy 7-high. fastest.
9b flashing - 50 min. Four times 8 gathers. Maybe one or two launches somewhat near 9 c. Two times 11 throws.
7b casc - 110 min. 49, 57, 59, 43, 51, 45, 47, 47, 51 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 59 ]
#technique #endupatt "easiest pattern" - For 5b enduring, I little by little optimized posture, pattern, rhythm, many things, details finetuning, from the running pattern. Today, with 7b, it struck me, what seems logical, that a throw is an ``element´´ of the pattern after all and it would make sense to start right off with one ``easiest´´ throw, and then try to keep doing all subsequent throws alike. I actually tried that starting with 5.fth(?) or 7.th(?) throw from launch, and got very smooth rather low patterns, extremely easy throwing with spare time plenty, but into early fails. Kind of ``inductive´´ vs ``deductive´´ approaches so to say - from the pattern to best way to do the throw versus going from the single, individual throw to the desired pattern. (As we all know..) Often, in general, there's (at least) those two options to achieve a goal, those two ends from which to approach a pattern and improving on it: going for the maximum, that you can't do (then e.g. pumping, forcing, going for it, risking all), as opposed to starting and improving from the minimum, that you can do (then e.g. pyramid practise, short controlled runs).
Total practice time: 170 minutes
Location: shady rivershore-meadow
9b flashing - 30 min. Five times 7 gathers.
7b casc - 126 min. 43 cl, 43, 51, 47, 48, 55, 45, 51, 43 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 55 ]
#SoL #technique - Tried to do "Rather too far behind, then ahead!" and standing right under the pattern, also putting back the head more into the neck (looking upwards in a steeper angle), all of which made me do that tiny and constantly stepping backwards as sometimes seen in long numbers runs. But most importantly doing like that gave very easy juggling, yet no result corresponding to that felt improvement.
.. in between, tried [ #otu ] stick balancing during a minute or two. The impression of balancing my 7b patterns, when standing right under them, made me do this (stick and 7b pattern would then correspond, be parallel or so, I fancied). Tried on forehead, chin, but nose seemed best, but I didn't get it very well, so it would need an own stint.
Total practice time: 156 minutes
( after two partly chilly, down to 15°C and below, rainy days, now near perfect again and more warm & dry & sunny days ahead )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 12 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min. Around 100 throws wristy 6-high.
9b flashing - 63 min. One million times 7 gathers. Two times 8 g. 11 throws into 7 gathers. 13 throws. (only rethrow attempts, i think)
#SoL #technique - new little insight / tuning: It struck me towards end of stint, that in the past I have been throwing the first two throws to abrupt, with abrupt movement up as if i were throwing from loose wrist, which doesn't make sense for the first ball from stronghand - a fifth ball on top of diamond gripped four others (and weakhand then following with its first launched fourth ball on the index where it would make sense to try wristy already, but so far, I let it ``follow´´). I am doing them a bit slowlier in any case, but somehow, I managed to even then do them in an abrupt way. If I do those two throws softer and explicitly get their thrust from forearms almost only, I should get more control over my launches becoming well structured (upto now, I wasn't sure, what exactly makes me sometimes get it well, sometimes bad). Gotta try like that again and track this.
7b casc - 128 min. 44, 43 cl, 43 cl, 44, 53, 53, 45, 49 cl, 55, 66, 53 throws longest runs. Pretty great yield, but I wasn't satisfied, for example, I lost several good runs on ~35 throws' mental (or whatever physiological) barrier, and also did tensed a lot and didn't easily get or stay in snapped-in patterns; no question of ``settling´´ in good patterns, which is my next step & level. Nonetheless, happy with a good yield of course. [ daily7b II: 66 ]
Also here, found yet a new aspect, "issue" even: #SoL #focus #endupatt - I am often focussing on stronghands' balls up for orientation, while I should rather partage my attention equally on any / both hands' last balls up. It's surely a result of my alltime stronghand \ weakhand asymmetry that never bothered me, but the issue is one of focus mainly. [Note to self:] Also work on, work with, and track this!
5b fastest - 5 min. (no long runs)
Total practice time: 208 minutes
5b casc warmup - 5 min. very high. low & fast. wristy 5-high.
7b casc - 107 min. Fourtyseven Day .. got 47, 47, 43, 59, 47, 44, 59, 47, 45 throws longest runs. A fight "tensed \\ untensed" against tensed shouldermuscles, against bad ratio, against inaccuracy, against doing too far ahead, against rowing too wide, that after a while I won by doing just a hearty bit higher (``than I thought´´; and at the same beat) right from launch, by walking back or forth at launch, by focussing on patterns' top better, trying to orient on it, by doing more speedy and by flapping wrists well (and luckily I felt ``speedy´´ too), and by can't remember. Several runs felt smooth, comfortable and like going longer, but got slips or pattern became unstable. One given run, I had the impression, I were controlling pattern's top from a distance, like when trying to put a fidgeting fish at the end of the fishing rod into a small bucket by the handle of the rod from that distance. [ daily7b II: 59 ] All I need is two consecutive long runs without the drop in between, you know.
Total practice time: 112 minutes
Location: uneven cobbles under bridge
3 small heavy steel balls, Ø 4cm, 300g, - 5 min #otu - as good as never used these for juggling before (maybe tried and refuted) - [ #ballproperties ] they give somewhat stable tiny fast patterns, but aren't really first size & weight choice generally. Maybe for exercise.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 13 min. ( the Ø ~6cm again now) A bit long-time-no-do windmill. It's comparedly easy to do every second throw the other way over (always crossing hands when required), but pretty difficult to get a nice looking equal bows windmill.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min. 105 throws wristy 6-high. 319 t 5-high. #new #exercises - found, that swaying the pattern sideways left-right-..a.s.o. practises scoop issues and throwing angles very well(!).
5b 56752 - 20 min. Upto an 8 sides clean run. One 9 sides clean. Also here: "wristy" spares dwelltime, makes the rhythm seem slower, and gives me breath to better anticipate what's next and fitting throws and the rhythm, their `melody´, to one another.
7b casc - 115 min. Longest runs (throws): 49, 43, 49 fc (a last ax throw to throwhand-caught), 45, 53, [break], 46 (48?), 45. #SoL #endupatt #mentec #ThinkAs - Made myself an eye for the upper three balls lately and focused and oriented on that floating 3b-cascade as a "top of the pattern" for aiming into well.
That ``top´´ now has a distinct shape!? - not a nebulous notion of empty air somewhere up there, flewn through by balls, anymore; a better gauge for precision, also. Just another ``aspect´´? .. or sth to cling to for getting it constant? .. practise & time will tell. [ daily7b II: 53 ]
[ rain stopped this stint & session ]
Total practice time: 158 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