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2nd November 2017

7b_wizard

# #conditions, 7 balls, #outstandingRuns, 5 balls, 101 minutes

Not cold ("fresh" at most, warm even), dead overcast: could turn all around with pattern without getting the sun in the eye; it seems, a cloud-structured sky, as background and orientation for the eye, gives a better balance of the pattern; in turn, doing silhouettes rather than 3-dimensional balls, though (and all the time looking for the darkest background with least counterlight).
5b casc varied - 6 min.   high. wristy 7-high + walk back 'n forth a few times without dropping + slowly turn left all around once, then a drop (when changing direction), then slowly turn right all around once. fastest.
7b casc - 95 min.   80*, 51, 51 cl, 65, 59, 51, 53, 51 cl, 55, 49 cl, 59 throws longest runs (above 46 throws). Among strongest yields ever, and also felt like slowly but constantly 'getting there'.   [ daily7b II: 80 ]
*80 - one of those runs with bad start, balls going anywhere, and at a given moment (milliseconds) I was ready to give the run up and go to collect, but something (a trained 'instinct' to go on? mindset? will? or just trust in my correcting skills? ..?) made me try to keep it up, and I managed to stabilize into comfortable juggling. 77 catches, i think.

Total practice time: 101 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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12th October 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 225 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   111 throws 6-high into collision.   173 t 5-high to drop(s).
9b flashing - 75 min.   Six times 8 gathers.   Sort of 11, 11, 13, 15, 13, 11, 12(? 14?) throws' launches.
7b casc - 135 min.   °woueeee°: 57, 53, 43, 45, 69, 53, 83 c cl new #PR, 49, 45, 51, 49, 43, 48, 75 (near old PR was only second best today!?), 45 throws longest runs.   #outstandingRuns - (outstanding by being longest and PR, else like other runs before) - bad start, pattern too fast or I was behind with handspeed .. had to struggle to keep it up at all (but after that, it's always good to have the worst part done and behind) .. got a pattern a bit too high for my taste (~4 ft above head), but managed to pull it down a bit (~3 ft sth) and get it ``comfortable´´ .. had one or two ``explosive´´ full power corrections at about 35 and or 40+ (50?) throws .. then it rolled as easy as can, ``cascady´´, untensed, downright relaxed, and went on and on .. lost control on a few flawly throws in a row, and managed to go to an ugly (selfthrow? a low 5?) full collect after slight collision and with two clustered balls. I've had over 80 throws formerly, but to collapse. Confirming with 75 t later this stint was very important to me (to not have it be an irrationally lucky peak run).   [ daily7b II: 83 ]

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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12th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 9 balls flashing, 100 minutes

9b flashing - 30 min.   Seven times 7 gathers. One 8 g. No rethrows.
7b casc - 70 min.   47, 47, 75 cl [*], 51, 59 cl throws longest runs.         [ daily7b II: 75 ]
[*] - great run, somewhat higher than usual (as so often with PR-s), but not narrow at all; smooth, very little if any effort at all, maybe tension in the shoulders coming up. Stopped the run at a round number of nine sets of 8, believing, it were new PR, but it's only one catch near last fall's PR. [will log anyway, as it's been a year now ..]
[ rain stopped the session ]

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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9th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 5 balls, 258 minutes

5b endure - 10 min.   From cold, did until a 500+ throws run - took ten minutes. Got ~525 th.
5b casc varied - 20 min.   9-high a few.   Then, same idea as above, getting long ednured runs and the corresponding feel and technique and mindset, did wristy 7-high wanting like 200 throws (about double of what I currently want with 7b); dunno how long it took, but after several attempts got 197 throws.   A bit "fastest" too.
5b 52567 - 68 min.   Upto two 9th sides, one of which full caught, three 10th sides, one of which full caught. Then 14 sides with one last drop = new #PR 55 catches. #outstandingRuns - The run was forced, slaving to rhythm and heights as good as I could without really controlling anything. Also a slight drift left ahead took me walking around and away from my spot in a big half circle not seeing where I was stepping on those bold cobbles needing to do every step ``individually´´ so to say. Didn't learn anything from that run, yet hopefully my subconscious will on occasion remember how to keep this pattern up even longer. Couldn't confirm, so no ``breakthrough´´, but good stint with good yield and some smooth shorter runs, and glad this is moving on.
Had chosen a spot (under the bridge) on the other riverside, where I happened to originally start to work on just this pattern about a year ago.
7b casc - 150 min.   43, 45, 45, 48, 65, [short snackbreak and lie down two minutes], 51, 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 65 ]
5b fastest - 10 min.   No long runs.

Total practice time: 258 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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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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10th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #outstandingRuns, 5 ball tricks, 8 balls, 5 balls, 160 minutes

5b casc varied - ~5 min.
5b 52567 - ~15 min.   (4th and 5th sides)
8b wimpy - 15 min.   Two times 8 c cl, only after calibrating first throws to collect.
7b casc - 125 min.   47*, 42, 47, 43, 43, 53, 45, 55 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]   * - this was best gorgeous run, a lower one, but didn't seem fast at all; perfect stable pattern; felt just like 5b.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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16th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 5prop mix, #StagesOfLearning, #psychologic, 195 minutes

55' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - #outstandingRuns - Exceptional 1468 throws run (tensed only above like 320 th) is new #PR.

25' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 9 rounds.   #psychologic - I was a bit too eager to get this well soon, soas to go over to 3b2c, then didn't underestimate that 1c anymore and got it better.
          [ n.t.s.: 7 tcl½, 7 tod½, 9 (10?) tbd, 7 tbd½, 8 tod½½½, 9 V, 7 tbd½, 8 tod, 7 (8?) tod, 7 V, ]

20' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - 2 rounds into attempt on 3.rd (5 tinyclubs caught).   #SoL - I think sticking to clean pattern (e.g. constant height, geometry, scoop) - as so often generally - and relying on the club throws and spins to come well, without then main focus on those, does best here (at my current level). Else - focussing too much on single throws - will not keep the pattern together well and tear it apart rather soon than late, with awkward timing and spread shape issues coming up.

95' - 5b rev casc - 71, 63 cl, 65, 69, 112 cl (but horribly klutzed collect) #PR (not smooth & swift, but fought for, and misshaped pattern), 53 throws longest runs.

Two new PRs = great yield today. Things slowly start taking shape.

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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5th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #PR, #session, #outstandingRuns, #breakthrough, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 225 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.   97 throws 7-high.
9b flashing - ~30 min.   Four times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g clearly in reach (but blundered somehow with full catchhands). Felt okay. Some pattern in the air worth that name.
5b 52567 - ~40 min.   Best was a seventh side thrown to drops, once. Nextbest, once 21 catches clean. Furthermore 20 gathers; and 20 throws with 19 gathers and 1 drop. Six more fifth sides thrown to drop(s) or collapse. Eight times 16 catches clean.   Felt so near a new PR or getting it down, now (once again - but thought this somedays earlier already).
7b casc - ~135 min.   45, 41, 49, 61(? 65?)  ( this one was wide and forced after fighting past my strange attractor at about 35 throws, hasting behind the beat all rest of the run ),  41, 45, 49 cl  ( this was a nice & clean run, well near my chest ((sort of standing right inside the front plane, it seems)) & swift, rolling - much better than the very long run before ),  43, 49, 41, 56, 51, ~51 (only started counting this one after about two periods), 75 catches clean!! (9 sets of 8 + 4 launch throws never counting 'em ./. 1 last weakhd afterthrow mostly lacking) #PR  ( more than that .. it's a landmark I always wanted in the past: 10 times seven throws all caught [*] ),  61, 41 throws runs longer than 40 th.         [ dailyLongestRun7b: 75 ] ( A'll make that chart bend & curl back to its origin! ;o]) .. and shoot right past it into free open space )
5b fastest - ~5 min.   One long run 40+ at least, maybe ~50 throws. Felt utterly snapped in .. all I had to do was "go on" exactly like that. Nirvanic. Haunted. Could relaxedly watch myself doing stable several periods after I had gotten a left turn controlled.

[*] - things have meanwhile changed, of course, .. I want it mastered, but above all no more early fails which I still get a real lot. So, this is an enormously sweet peak run (and it was worth a 1 mile-radius yell), but not the breakthrough I'm after, like to get a nice & familiar good dozen of seconds run anytime.
The pattern itself wasn't fully controlled .. it slowly walked away with me like so often; so, I rather held it up, kept it up, starting speedy & lower, then towards middle of run slowly becoming higher, then awkward and greater 3d spread towards end. Managed to go to collect when control was completely lost. I've had runs with more control, easier, swifter, but this run shows, I'm getting better at keeping non-optimal patterns up, too.

[no break taken]

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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25th March 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #outstandingRuns, #endupatt, 115 minutes

5b casc varied - ~30 min.
7b casc - ~85 min.   39_(1.st run),41,,,41,65!_(but only 58-59 c),,,, throws runs longer than 38 th. [Commas = timeline; " - " = consecutive runs] *65: great very easy ``movin' on´´-run, feeding pattern's top. Had before done speedy with unleashed wrists for a while (short runs, fails, uncontrolled). After that tried speedier thrown launches, but at a slightly slower, comfortable beat (compared to normal). A good launch makes it so much easier to get into controlled, endurable pattern (and the right cascady feel) right with 8.th-9.th throws. (other than having to `find into pattern´ after so-so manageable launches).   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 65 ]

Total practice time: 115 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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5th March 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #outstandingRuns, #endupatt, #technique, 85 minutes

5b casc varied - ~10 min. Constant 9-high (~20 throws). Pulse wide\\narrow 5-7-high. Fastest. Should do walk with pattern back 'n forth again (for control over getting patterns near body).
7b casc - ~75 min. (29, very 1.st run - rare, such an offbeat), 35, 37, 41, 36, 39, 39, 35, 36, 39, 43(47?), 53, 47, 43, 37, 39 throws runs longer than 33 th (great yield). The 53 t run was queer, different: I did high elliptic slow(!?) scoops with my dwell-time. I have no idea, what to think of that - it does match timing frequently being too fast a bit, then having too much space 'til next ball landing. (But I usually then simply can do lower at same beat). Pattern was normal, though, average wide (about hip to hip), average high (about 3 ft above head). - - - Apart from that, also for sure now spotted a downpull after ~27 throws, and this time, it came back regularly (unintended) (with breathing?) every like 6(?)-7(?)-8(?) throws, where I had to lift pattern up again each time. (So, controlling this, going with it, is an issue for such runs). [ dailyLongestRun7b: 53 ]

Total practice time: 85 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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