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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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30th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 balls, 1 club, 3 balls, #experimental, #psychologic, #mentec, #focus, #nature, #reflecting, 265 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 17 min.   Mostly fast and fastest ( doing  rev--rev--normal--a.s.o. ).

[ rain made me change spot from rivershore meadow to plated area here ]

5b casc varied, s'swaps - 10 min.   Tried first time ever 744 and got 4 throws.

1c flourishes - ~5-10 min.   During 20' second of three rainbreaks, under small sheltered part of a hut there, did some flourishes with a birchstaff that I found there: normal flourishes seem to ``stop´´, swaying in the wrong direction before rethrowing them normally (or I'm doing them wrong), so they should maybe better flow into a shoulderthrow. Stopped that and did  bottleneck catch + over pinky's palm backhandwards rolls + into bottleneck throw ("backhandrolls"?),  which went well.

#nature - When watching the rain, waiting, I noticed sudden little steam jets that seemed to come out of the soil .. I imagined an insect or small animal originating these in some way I never heard of before, or maybe some rare chemical phenomenon (lithium?? sulfur??). .. It was cherry-pip-like little beige mushrooms it turned out, puffballs (that I know only much bigger, squash- or golfball size), i guess.

5b 56752 - 30 min.   ( Gave up 9b flashing after a couple 'a minutes - moist dirt kept sticking to the dropped balls. )   Upto a 9 sides run to collapse. 6th and 7th sides clean or full caught.

[ rainbreak, under shelter: ]   3b cascade endure. fastest. - 10 min.   Wanted no drops there (dirty + lotsa hidden corners there), did cascade pure, with focus on reflecting what attention and focus lie on, on what distracts, on where eyes and mind wander, on how it gets boring versus wanting to keep on doing: first, found, that I was losing stable shape and needed focus to keep the pattern in shape; then after a while of slaving to stable pattern rather dully, found, that I fancied to do some reverse throw for a change (but may not); my eyes could wander np as long as pattern was in peripheral view; did some "juggling lower" [according to Mike Moore's hint ] which feels queer to me and I wouldn't try that with another pattern - worked okay so far, dunno about any gain; still later - pattern still rolling on - asked myself if it wouldn't make more sense to do some 3b blind instead (but I may not) .. in a given moment, my hands corrected a flawly throw using a reverse throw and the ``experiment´´ was finished - pattern was still rolling, though - and I did a few attempts on closing eyes amidst the juggling (usually do full blind start for "blind"), which was where I got my drop. [ #exp #psych (?) #mentec (?) #focus #reflecting ]   Did a bit fastest then too.

more 5b 56752 - 40 min.

7b casc - 150 min.   43, 49, 43, 51, 46, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]

A bit chaotic of a session, but glad, I didn't lose too much time (like last two days) and got some good juggling done.

Total practice time: 265 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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15th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, 100 minutes

100' - 5b rev casc - After four times 57 throws, got an 87 th longest run. - Getting the right howto enduring feeling still isn't obvious and always needs a while (~1h) to fully find back into. .. Weakhand tends to not scoop well to the outside; and aiming well is into smaller regions (left up \ right up), I think, than e.g. normal cascade - less room for bailout of bad throws -> more precision needed; and constantly anticipating [ #mentec ] where last ball up will be on its highest point when already throwing next needs either that special (deep strong right) focus, concentration, just that mindset, or else a snapped-in pattern flowing by itself, which all I haven't yet reliably automized.
[ daily7b II: 0 ]

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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10th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, 7 balls splits, 5 heavy balls, 270 minutes

3c basics, tricks - 25 min   124, 179 doubles. 32, 21, 34 triples.   After simply thinking 423 as 234, got 6 consecutive sides of it np (earlier could only do 42333), #mentec #SoL.   34530 Twice one round back to cascade plus an attempt on second per run.   Got a run with four rounds of either 4414 or 441 with cascade in between.   Feels great to be gettin' somewhere with three clubs now; it's a gorgeous feeling when a 5 in triples, forgotten right after release, lands to the point when spotting it later.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 57 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 8 min.   61 throws 7-high. 151 th 5- to 7-high.
5b 56752 - 43 min.   A 7 sides' clean run. Then 10 sides to collapse.
7b splits - 10 min.   14 catches clean on last attempt.
7b casc - 97 min.   One 53 throws longest run. Second best was only 35 th. Pretty windy most the time.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]
7b splits - 5 min.
5b fastest - 25 min.   Think, I came near 50 throws in "fastest" mode.

Total practice time: 270 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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2nd April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #outstandingRuns, #mentec, #endupatt, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5 heavy balls, 215 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   Two 7th to collapse.   Two 6th sides clean.
9b flashing - 30 min.   Five times 7 gathers, one of which out of 10 throws.   2 and 3 rethrows (once each. =11, 12 throws).
7b casc - 115 min.   43, 51, 45, 75[*], 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 75 ]
        [*] - #outst'runs, #mentec(?), #endupatt - did not focus on top's shape well, as usually works best, but had had several ~35-37 runs seeming like a barrier right before and wanted to do what I'm actually out for and dare and keep 'em up for a longer run  ( sort of went for it(?), put less focus on counting(?), did with extra spirit(?), sth of the kind, .. mainly "kept going", I guess .. ).  The run itself wasn' to tensed, rather fluent, just had to fight just a bit with right height at around six sets of eight throws.
5b fastest - 10 min.   Very very low & fast, partly racketing, but hardly over 30 throws a few runs. (need 50 throws safe, or a minute)

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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16th March 2017

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 45 min.   including single behind back looking, in a 5-count or slower.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min.   #SoL, #mentec - lately thinking the pattern as 56752, from pause to pause, as a crescendo plus getting rid of a last 5 to the other side, that is (not in ``sides´´ with the pause amidst anymore, or also not as two high throws over two low throws); currently seems more `natural´ like that.   Got 9 sides [oops .. can't say that anymore, so:] rounds to collapse. Best clean was only 5 rounds.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Six times 7 gathers, one o which 8 g in reach. Max throws to collapse were 11 once, =2 rethrows.
7b casc - 115 min.   43, 53, 53, 45, 51, 41, 49, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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12th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #mentec, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 8 balls, 5 balls, 220 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5b casc varied - 5 min.
5b 52567 - 15 min.   A 6 sides clean run.
9b flashing - 40 min.   Three times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach, and one of which 9 c in reach (was a few milliseconds late with catching two).   #mentec, #SoL - At a point, when launches came well so far, I did nothing anymore of all I do special for 9b, be it focus on this or that, or be it the launching rhythm, be it intending a flash to collect or rethrows no matter what, .. but just did like it were 7 balls on 9-height only (if all that makes sense), sort of regardless of the number "nine", just empty the hands. Indeed felt different, normal, familiar, not so ``elaborated´´, but it didn't manifest in good results.
8b wimpy - 10 min.   One 8 c cl. One 12 throws to collapse. A few 10 throws to drop or collapse.
7b casc - 120 min.   47, 57, 45, 53, 47 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

changed spot to meadow for last ½ hour

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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17th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, #mentec, #endupatt, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 155 minutes

5b warmup, casc varied, shower - 15 min.   Clean flash of shower; and 6 and 7 throws' attempts of it to collapse. #technique (focus) - Firing up to the same not all too high spot.   Also some "fastest" here already again.
5b 52567 - 25 min.   Bad; was happy with only a 5.th side clean at last.
7b casc - 110 min.   Never got that wheel turnin'; hardly ever got a well-shaped top of pattern to go on from .. guess my main fault that kept me from finding my pattern and connecting to its top well, was, that I wanted too much and did too tensed most the time.
[ #technique, #SoL, #mentec(?), #endupatt ] - Maybe, for the pattern to snap-in, once it's up and finished launching, you have to do a lot of things - if not everything - right in just one instant .. do an extra switch into "keep-up"-mode, which is a hurdle to take to get it rollin'.
Got 43, 41, 43 cl, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 45 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 155 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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18th August 2016

7b_wizard

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

5b casc varied, tricks - ~30 min.
Endured 350+ throws.  
High. Accurate, partly wristy, 9-high. Very, b-d-high.
Shower. Found, lower makes better ratio for height with less dwell-time and less effort and can be done speedier. About 9-high, that is .. had been doing very like b-d-high with hopping, which seemingly isn't necessary. Didn't get any more than 8 throws, though. Don't like it, the shower.
Single reachover columns. (5-high column to be fetched there by catchhand reaching over and thrown back to pattern from there, again as column) Got singles back to a few afterthrows. One back to cascade. One to a clean collect. (It's winter-stuff, anyway)
Single bx. Singles, then 2 single bx per run with collapse on third bx. (winter-stuff)
Half-tennis. (rev--normal--normal) Upto six rev throws ('sides') to drop or collapse. (winter-stuff)
All up 180°. Couldn't get any full collect, let alone back to cascade. Max 4 gathers/catches + 1 drop, close several times.
9b flashing - ~60 min.   Five times 7 gathers. Once 8 g in reach (was 6 g). A few good patterns (well-spaced, well-aligned, all in range of reach). Confident.
5b 52567 - ~60 min.   Two times fifth side. Once 21 throws. Six times 16 catches clean.   #SoL #mentec - Did around selfthrows only:   beat--beat--beat--self--beat   relying on everything else automized or obvious by geometry. Took some mental effort to switch, then felt simple as an algorithm for doing.
7b casc - ~115 min.   53, break, 41, 46 throws runs longer than 40 th.   Not really good today .. changed spot, saved grashoppers out of my 'arena', turning into more shady clouds (not the bright ones) all the time, some mosquitos and one or other horsefly, no perpetual practise rhythm.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 53 ]
5b fastest - ~5 min.   Good speed, good runs.

Total practice time: 270 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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