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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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19th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, #invention, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, #otu, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 263 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   212 c cl on doubles.   22, 36 throws to drop on triples.
3c tricks - 15 min  
          441 - three rounds to drop on the third 1.
          531 - bad, first time ever tried #otu . High 5, then galopping 31 could be an approach.
          34530 - Three times the sequence with cascade in between to a clean collect. This pattern is more and more fun the better I get it .. having two clubs in the air (the 4 and the 5) that will land right and handles to the point, and throwing out another one (the 3) feels great.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 28 min.   [ yesterday: ] You can catch a ball between handback and the inside upper part of the other forearm (near the el); then roll it up like that from there using the forearm as a ramp. #inventions
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   120 throws 6-high.   215 th on rather lower 5-height.
9b flashing - 40 min.   Only one 7 gathers launch. A few more or less reasonable upto 3 rethrows. Stopped when I got multiple releases when overspeeding and wanting too much (instead trying well-tempered), so to say.
5b 52567 - 57 min.   A 10th, a 9th side to drop(s). Another long run 11(?) or 13(?) sides to collapse. Rest rather upto 7 sides.
7b casc - ~95 min.   Not over 39 c cl today.   [ daily7b II: 39 ]
In between took a plunge in the river.
5b fastest - 13 min.   Upto 30+.

Total practice time: 263 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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17th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, #otu, 9 balls flashing, 3 clubs tricks, 3 clubs basics, 5 heavy balls, 340 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   305 doubles, first attempt.   15, 25 triples, first and second attempt.   6 c cl quadruples on 2.nd attempt.
3c tricks - 15 min423 - puzzled at first, then got a few rounds.
          441(4) - got this: 441441423423, into ..423 simply happened getting rid of that hand's club under a low 4.
          34530 (single double triple single) - got two times the sequence within a run with clean cascade in between to an ugly but full collect. I'm less ``afraid´´ of the 5-s landing who knows where causing collisions and chaos, but now know where they belong and that they won't hit me.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 55 min.   among usual freestyling a mixture of single reachovers, penguins, claws, fastest (rev--normal--normal--a.so.), drops(?), levels(?), horizontal slams, racketing, tried
      all up + 90° [ #otu ] but soon cut that leaving it for normal (less harder, less heavy, less risky) balls.
      Did "slowly-roll-towards-elcrook-and-take-and-throw-ball-from-there" all the while going on cascading, in a five-beat, i think, stronghandside only (weakhand taking and throwing); I think I kept s'swap 3, not 423 or sth.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Wristy 6-high, several periods (~50-100 throws? Didn't count).
9b flashing - 50 min.   Doubtful at very first attempts, soon found into a few acceptable launches, then two early 8 gathers. Accumulated ten times 7 gathers.   Got a few unreasonable rethrows, but tried at least.
5b 52567 - 65 min.   Two 9th sides. One 12th side.
7b casc - 145 min.   55, 49, 48, 43, 57 cl, 47, 57 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 340 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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22nd May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, #otu, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 296 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 47 min.   [among usual ..] #otu - Tried 423 (which I have nearly never done), intending to ``actively´´ let my arm hang all way down on every 2 - 423 was great to now know how it feels, but deplorably didn't get any constant swaying arms gimmicks done (doing without throwing and in rhythm was puzzling here).
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   ~120 throws about 6-high. 200 throws on low pattern.
9b flashing - 52 min.   Twelve times 7 gathers, only one of which 8 g in reach. Hardly any rethrows (only very few unreasonable or bad late ones).
5b 56752 - 57 min.   6th adn 7th clean sides and an 8th side to one last drop.
7b casc - 135 min.   49, 44, 47, 49, 45, 43, 57 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 296 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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13th May 2017

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~30 min.   #otu - Got a few front-to-backhand el-curl-flickups, doing as many 4-s as needed (two? or three?) with the other hand, back to cascade with a tennis throw (over the rest-pattern for nothing to collide) flicked from handback; but not more than one per run.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
[changed to under bridge as grass is too high to easily find all balls in]
9b flashing - 22 min.   Tried to get into rethrows soon after getting my first 7 gathers. Best run was 6 rethrows into 6 gathers, which even with no control, just hammering everything up again, felt great, like a glimpse into running it; and there being nothing dropbound during like two-three-four throws with all balls in the air. Tried to confirm, but it hadn't been anything, I could seize. And a few more runs with 2-5 rethrows.
5b 56752 - 48 min.   Best run was 8 sides clean.
Thunder & lighting were ahead and the wind grew stronger, allowing for only a small pattern windshielded by my body:
5b fastest - ~15 min.   Got a 45 throws run.
When the rain and tempest came, the stronger wind was soon gone again, so I could proceed with my `king's discipline´ ..
7b casc - 135 min. ( partly with colder hands and balls that feel harder then, less squishy, then with vinyl-gloves for a while)   Got 49, 53, 47 throws longest runs. Nextbest a good lot 35-40 throws. (In spite little yield ..) Partly felt great, though, smooth, somewhat well controlled.   [ daily7b II: 53 ]

Total practice time: 255 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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1st May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 7 balls splits, #otu, 218 minutes

5b casc varied - 12 min.   high. wristy high. fastest. #otu - tried hopping (with both feet) with every throw of the cascade.
5b 56752 - 53 min.   Two 9th sides, one clean, one full collected ugly wrong finish. A good bunch of 7th and 8th sides with mostly unclean finish.
7b splits - 13 min.   Upto 9 duplex thrown into drop(s), maybe an uncounted longer run.
7b casc - 140 min.   69, 50, 43, 53, 43 throws longest runs plus two that I forgot to note 43?, 53?, plus two uncounted longer runs here too.   #otu - Never got used to that gap when sometimes continuing with 6b after drop, when rhythm and feel were good; now trying to maybe find into 77772 as an option in such cases.   [ daily7b II: 69 ]

Total practice time: 218 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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24th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, #improvement, #structuredPractise, #otu, 200 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 7 min.
5b 56752 - 28 min.   Doing around emphasized 6-es mainly. Pretty good yield again: A 7th, two 8th and a 9th sides clean, apart from also several 6th to 8th sides into drop(s).   #improvement #structuredPractise - also without breaking any PR, I see improvement just as much in needing less time, shorter stints, to find into pattern and upto average runs and average daily best runs. (used to need an hour, 1½ formerly)   #otu - Also tried on 4b-156 again just a bit to check what goes, failing -> adjourned `` 'til cow comes home ´´ (would need longer extra stints).
7b casc - 135 min.   45, 49, 53, 57 (cl?), 51 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 200 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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23rd April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, #otu, 195 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 25 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   117 throws 6-7-high. 125 th 5-6 high ("as high as goes wristy endured").
5b 56752 - 35 min.   6th, 7th and 8th sides.   #otu - In between a few attempts, 2', failed on 4b-561.
7b casc - 115 min.   43, 47 cl, 45(?), 43(?), 44, 46 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 47 ]
7b splits - 10 min.   Upto 8 duplex thrown (to drops) twice.

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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18th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #otu, #new, 7 balls splits, 228 minutes

5b casc varied - 10 min.   incl. one impulsive fail on 75751, and one sequence of [ #otu #new ] 55555..8552..55555 to clean collect within like five attempts or so.
5b 56752 - 65 min.   6th, 7th cl and 8th sides.
7b splits - 15 min.   17 catches + 1 last drop on 9 duplex thrown.
7b casc - 128 min.   44 cl, 50 cl, 43, 43, 45, 52, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 52 ]
5b fastest - 10 min.

Total practice time: 228 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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14th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, #otu, 7 balls splits, 5 heavy balls, 300 minutes

3c basics, tricks - 27 min   226 doubles. 20, 29, 23 triples.   8 sides of 234.   441 and 4414, two consecutive rounds clean. Three rounds per run.   #otu - Thumbrolls, rather bad. Flourishes, hardly got any. Single throws flat fronts, okay; consecutives hard.   34530, two rounds per run to full collect.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 60 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   93 throws 7-high. 120 th 5-high.
5b 56752 - 65 min.   Two 6th sides clean. Two 7th sides to drop or collapse. Two 8th sides clean.
7b splits - 20 min.   14 c cl.
7b casc - 123 min.   47, 43, 45, 43, 49, 43, 49, 50, 50, 49 cl throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 50 ]

Total practice time: 300 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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