Practice log entries tagged #prEx

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22nd August 2017

7b_wizard

# 4 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, #otu, #prEx, 250 minutes

4b Fountain-Day / Attacking the 4b fountain - ~250 min

Had to wait in front of the house, so took this opportunity to eradicate my fountain- stumbling block / repugnancy / aversion:

Hardly got over like 12 throws with it. I knew before, I'd dearly need most trivial exercises in order to get anywhere with this:
- started off with 1hd 2b joining in for single throws ( s'swap 4[22]4[22]..4[42]424[22]..a.s.o. ). Then in a joining-hand's 2-beat ( 4[22]4[22]..4[42]424[42]42..a.s.o. ) as long as would go, then every now and then two consecutive throws from the joining hand ( 4[22]..4[42]44424[22]..a.s.o. ). Then more throws.
Those exercises got me to about 20 throws of the regular, 'full' fountain.
- Weakhand did unwanted columns. Hands weren't `connected´.
- Figured out this: one `main´-hand shall keep on doing 1hd 2b, the other goes to collect as soon as I lose control after a few consecutive fountain throws. So there wouldn't be any drop. And changed this main-hand during the run, alternated it. This was a good exercise for both hands to re-join the other doing 1hd 2b into full fountain.   The interruptions (one hand needing to collect and re-join in) got less, and I got longer and longer and lower runs; lower also means a flatter angle to throw away from middle (like away from middle in "V" shape so to say). Worked myself up like that, and also by doing on different heights, to an about 100 throws run [ #prEx ] and longer poised snapped-in phases, yet more slaving to the pattern than really having full control (so, still not ``owned´´, but I now know what it's supposed to be and feel like - I've once and for all `seen it before´ now).

[ #SoL #mentec #exercises(?) .. ? ]

All this felt like 2½ (hoping for maybe 3) hours passed, and I couldn't believe it had been over 4h when I looked at my watch. There were a few  "Djeeses, how can such a simple pattern be so hard to get down?!"-moments, as even half-long runs upto like 30 throws still felt awkward, tensed, klutzed, very unsatisfying (whereas the exercises with early collects were very much okay). Hadn't I have had to wait for a technician, I might in between have adjourned to another day. So, yeah, unconditionally "doing until" got me through it (and made me forget how long this really took).

Total practice time: 250 minutes

Location: #outdoors

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18th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #prEx, 120 minutes

20' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - 11 and 12 rounds.   [ n.t.s.: 11 tcl, 12 tod, ]

10' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - Into 5.th round (longest ever, #prEx), but last tinyclub and a ball dropped (7 catches of clubthrows). A few 3 rounds' runs, but none clean finished.   [ n.t.s.: 4 V (7 c), sev 3 uncl ]

90' - 5b rev casc - 69, 68, 75 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 75 ]

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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2nd February 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #prEx, 5 balls, 160 minutes

25' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 520 throws longest run.

32' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - An exeptional 18 rounds run (longest ever for this). Rest upto 11 rounds.
          [ n.t.s.: 9 TOD½½; 8 TBD; 18 TBD #PReX; 9 TBD; 9 v; TR, 9 TOD; 11 TBD; ]

13' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - A 3 rounds clean, but with halves, was best run.

90' - 5b rev casc - 67; 56; 65; 57; 70; 55; 59; 58 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 70 ]

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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25th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #prEx, 5 balls, 190 minutes

25' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 630, 399 throws longest runs.

40' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 11 rounds.
          [ n.t.s.: ii 7 tod, 8 tod½, 7 tcl, 11 V, 9 tcl½, 7 tod8 tod½, 8 tod, 8 tcl, 7 tcl½, (iii 7~), 9 tod½, ]

20' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - An attempt on 4th round; 4 rounds clean, #prEx; and a 3 rounds clean.

105' - 5b rev casc - 67, 85 cl, 63, 83, 51, 63 cl, 57, 53, 81, 63 cl, 67, 61, 53, 59, 62, 75 throws longest runs. Pretty good yield, and also for a good part of the stint felt smooth, fluent, low pattern well controlled. High expectations on next PR soon pending. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 85 ]

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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23rd December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #prEx, 5 balls, 130 minutes

30' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 473, 915 throws longest runs.

20' - mixed props, 4b1c - 10 tinyclub orbits (best ever, so far).
          [ n.t.s.: ii 5 V, 5 tbd, 10 tcl #prEx, ]

80' - 5b rev casc - 79, 53 cl, 45, 45, 71, 45, 47, 49, 58, 51, 57, 73, 65, 51, 49, 53 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 79 ]

Total practice time: 130 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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17th December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #prEx, 160 minutes

30' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 651 throws longest run.

30' - mixed props, 4b1c - One exeptional run with 11times the tinyorbit caught, to a breakdown (best ever so far. #prEx). Second best was max 5 orbits, today.
          [ n.t.s.: 5 tod, 5 tod½, 5 tcl, 11 tbd½ #prEx, 5 tod, ]

100' - 5b rev casc - 43, 41, 47, 51, 53, 47, 57, 51, 47, 63 cl (but ugly & forced), 49 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 63 ]

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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13th December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #PR, 5 balls, 5prop mix, #prEx, #blind, 180 minutes

45' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 748, 401, 465 throws longest runs.

45' - mixed props, 4b1c - An 8 tinyclub orbits' run (new best ever). And 6 orbits twice.
          [ n.t.s.: 8 tod, 6, 5 ir, 5 V, 6 tcl, ]

70' - 5b rev casc - 55, 47, 48, 61, 59, 43, 83 (82 c, new #PR), 37, 41, 53 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 83 ]

20' - 5b blind

Total practice time: 180 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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11th December 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5prop mix, #prEx, #blind, 3 ball tricks, 195 minutes

45' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 403 throws longest run. Too lax (instead relaxed) gave slips when catching. (And didn't go into tensed forcing mode for result.)

40' - mixed props, 4b1c - Two runs with 6 tinyclub orbits ( #prEx, best ever). A few 5, several 4 orbits. Doing double spins btw.   [ n.t.s.: 6 tcl, 5 tbd½, 5 ttbd, 6 V, 5 ½tod, ]

75' - 5b rev casc - 38, 37, 38, 37 cl, 41, 37 cl, 43, 41, 49, 53, 39, 47 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 53 ]

30' - 5b blind - upto rare 3 gathers or rethrows . Alternating between one-two-three seeing launches until stable, then one blind launch.

5'  - 3b inv box.

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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