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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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2nd March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #otu, 5 balls, 170 minutes

5b casc varied - 5 min.
5b all up 180° - 5 min.   Once to clean collect.
5b 52567 - 40 min.   7 sides to drop.   #otu - Attempted another start with [42]-first-throw, which worked just a bit unused to, but okaey, but [5222] remains more familiar so far.
7b casc - 120 min.   39, 41, 43, 41, 45, 39, 41 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 45 ]

# 1 ball, #blind, #otu, 5 minutes

late night
5' - 1b bbb - 1-es (straight pass) and first time attempting 3-s (throw in a bow and hope it lands where catchhand is, or catchhand finds where the ball will land). And same around the body.

Total practice time: 175 minutes

Locations: park on Rhine, late night

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7th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #technique, #otu, #StagesOfLearning, 70 minutes

5b casc varied - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~65 min.   Felt good today.   Great launches right into good pattern, good focus on pattern's top: #technique, #otu, #SoL - Did new way of launching: usually my launches are good and get right into pattern well, when I throw already the first two to four throws up somewhat heartily high, .. today I was in a speedy mood once again and did the first four throws >lower (which seems paradox) and the last three throws higher than usual, sort of [5222][522][522][52][92]99 (into felt 9-high or more than high enough 7-s, then). Could then pull those patterns down into similarly smooth & poised lower runs.   Great yield today was 37, 38, 57, 43, 44, 63, 43 cl, 47 cl, 40 throws longest runs.   #otu - Finished by doing some as high as I can halfway hope to control, right from or soon after launch, about good 9-height that was; seems to be a great exercise to do regularly, given once I got the knack in a stint.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]

Total practice time: 70 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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2nd January 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #technique, 5prop mix, #otu, #new, 165 minutes

40' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 707 throws longest runs.   New way of doing, #technique - Instead of catching with fingers and throwing from there, even rolling off middle- and ringfinger at release, and scooping with wrist, right at start of stint, it struck me, I was rolling off the balls from ringfinger plus pinky!? So, sort of just the opposite way of how I partly do reverse cascade. Balls like moving horizontally inside the hand, instead from palm to fingertips as usual (when rolling, which is yet another way). I must have been doing like that before with 3b or 5b fast, but only now was really aware of it and I tried and did like that willingly, which worked and was very smooth. Also, there's no or less wrist-scoop, only a flick along hand's long axis when flicking up with ringfinger and pinky at release.

30' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - An exeptional 10 rounds; rest upto 7 rounds.
          [ n.t.s.: 6 tcl, 7 tod½, 10 tod½, 6 tbd, 7 tod½, 7 tod, ]

8' - 5 mixed props, 3b + 1c (tiny) + 1b large - Upto 20+ catches to breakdown. 3 rounds clean collected. [ #otu, #new ]

85' - 5b rev casc - 51, 53, 67, 49, 57, 51, 49, 53, 53, 63 throws longest runs.

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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22nd December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5prop mix, #otu, 3 clubs basics, 175 minutes

40' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 836, 449, 511, 949 throws longest runs.

5' - 3c - (tiny indoor clubs) 23 doubles.

25' - mixed props, 4b1c - Upto an 8 tinyclub's orbits run.
          [ n.t.s.: 5 tod½, 5 tcl, 6 tcl, 6 V, 5 tbd½, 8 tod, 6 tcl½, 5 tcl, 6 tod, 5 V, ]

100' - 5b rev casc - 43, 72, 57, 64, 67, 45 cl, 61 cl, 43, 65, 47, 46, 53, 46, 59, 47 cl, throws longest runs.

5' - 5b prop mix, 3b + 2 10.5 cm balls - (#otu: + another large ball) 25 and 30 throws runs max. Several early fails.

Total practice time: 175 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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21st December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #otu, #collateral, 5 balls, 3 clubs basics, 185 minutes

35' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 499, 581, 513, 711 throws longest runs.

10' - 3c - (tinyclubs, made a third one yesterday)   Simply doubles', singles' cascade. Harder than expected for being difficult to control the spin when it's more than one.

37' - mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 7 tinyclub orbits' runs.
          [ n.t.s.: 5 tbd½, 5 tcl, 7 tod½, 6 tod, 6 tbd, 6 V, 65 V, ]

100' - 5b rev casc - 41, 40, 57 cl, 47, ~69, 51, 57, 45, 44, 43, 55, 43, 43, 54, 47, 43, 57 throws longest runs.

3' - mixed props, 4b + 1 large ball Ø 10.5 cm - 11 orbits of it first time tying this. [#otu; a bit of ``#collateral´´ too i guess, 'cos this wouldn't be as obvious when coming from 5b cascade only]

Total practice time: 185 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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20th December 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #otu, 65 minutes

5b warmup - ~5 min.   Tried 5b-855 too a few attempts, but just like 5 throws. [#otu]
7b casc - ~50 min.   37, 35, 40, 57, 39 throws longest runs and several 33 th runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]
5b fastest - ~10 min.

Total practice time: 65 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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29th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 3 heavy balls, #otu, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 8 balls, 220 minutes

3c basics, tricks - ~5+5 min   205 doubles. 31 triples (very good).
34530 one very clean back to cascade round. More single rounds to awkward collect or casc above many fails.
Tried some bx and flat fronts - single throws can succeed, but not more yet.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~20 min.   (Apart from usual, .. #otu ) Took several tries to get a 441 (hardly ever do this) halfway got it, but not smooth or endurable.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.   Many throws 9-high, maybe ~20+.
9b flashing - ~45 min.   Seven times 7 gathers. Some 6 g + 8 g in reach. One maybe 9 in reach, like might have caught it with less bouncy beanbags. Most patterns or launch not good enough (high, fast enough) for thinking of doing rethrows - can only do that on good days or in good phases with good launches. Got some 11 throws.
8b wimpy - ~5 min.   Upto 5 synch pairs thrown with 7 balls gathered.   Yet, got nicer patterns, now aiming again O;o >o/
5b 52567 - ~35 min.   A 33 gathers run, i think, eight sides. Another seventh side. 24 c cl. Several sixth and fifth sides. Very good yield today.
7b casc - ~95 min.   51, 41 throws runs longer than 40 th. (//that's meager .. di'n feel that bad, .. and, well, at least over 50)   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 51 ]
5b fastest - ~5 min.   ~50 throws pretty low run.

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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29th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #PR, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 6 ball tricks, #otu, 230 minutes

#conditions - perfect. Not so warm anymore, windy + some clouds, few or no mosquitos, great form good arms good balls .. jus' gorgeous weather & conditions for juggling.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   Two times 7 gathers with 8 g in reach. Six more times 7 g. No 8g, but did upto three re-throws, no matter them being unreasonable .. still a step towards it feeling like juggling (not batter 'em up and save as many as can).
#SoL new flaw / error detected: have been launching with hands too narrow, both throwing from middle, all the time - can and should do notably wider.
Also, the third throw from stronghand, between ringfinger and pinky, (is the one that) tends to slip most - so having an eye on keeping that one well gripped (tight enough) gives more reliable launches and-or less fails.
5b 52567 - ~45 min.   Took a good while, until I got into and some results.
Best was, i think 24 catches clean; but it came surprisingly and trying to verify, I checked anything doubtable  ( four balls in one hand: check. Stronghand start: couldn't remember for sure, but should have if had done weakhand start, also those don't get that far. Anything else? Wrong hand catch: not that I noticed. Wrong order of throws: not that I noticed. )  and in the end couldn't tell for sure anymore. I think it was #PR 24 c cl, but won't record, cos' I had those queer doubts. I'm not going for peak runs (not even near confirmed), after all, .. I want to get the pattern down and running, so if I can do 24 c cl, I will want it and more than that again!
Furthermore, got 20 c cl; two fifth sides (19 and 20 throws to drops); and nine times 16 c cl.        
7b casc - ~125 min.   47, 42, 49, [snackbreak], (5' 5b - 180°), a long uncounted run ~50+ raw estimate, 41, 42 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 49 ]
.. in between, after break, did some 5b all up 180° - ~5 min.   Once 3 rethrows (going for "back to cascade"); once 4 c collected (going for "to collect").
5b fastest - ~5 min.
.. and also have #otu been trying just a few attempts on 6b 525[75] these last days getting only a first round or so. http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160830/fks83wsc.gif

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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20th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #blind, 6 balls, #otu, #PR, #technique, #StagesOfLearning, 7 balls, 3 balls, 2 balls, 210 minutes

  5b casc   - 30' -   ( kneel-sitting, intending blind ) warmup; find into neighbour-friendly soft underfilled balls.
  5b blind   - 40' -   ( kneel-sitting )   3 x 3 gathers. 1 x 2 rethrows + 2 g. Several 5 contacts.
  6b wimpy   - 20' -   ( standing = ~1m 25cm for pattern below ceiling )
                  #otu - 2 x 12 catches clean (#PR). 4 x 8 c cl. 3 x 10 c cl.
                  #technique #SoL - Throwing from rather the middle and in a stacked way makes it easy.
                  Tried ftns synch, asynch, synch rev and asynch rev, too, but all bad.
  5' -   3b arches, bad. 2b - 2x-levels 3-count with gap (or: "330-arches"). 3b - inv box. All not so great.
  5b single bx   - 60' -   Two times 2 per run to clean collect. Five times 2/r back to cascade.
                     Once 3/r to clean collect.
  20' -   5b endured 367 throws.
        5b fast \ fastest - ~55-60 throws eye-high. Below chin, one run counted 29 throws and that should
                        have been about max on that height today.
  5b ½-tennis   - 25' -   (rev--normal--normal--a.s.o.)   Sort of 6?-7? rev throws.
  7b flashing   - 10' -   Hardly got a flash ( standing, and way too soft two more balls )
                    [ dailyLongestRun7b: 0 ]

Total practice time: 210 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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