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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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4th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 7 ball tricks, #new, #session, 160 minutes

A bit high throw warmup, then 3b, 4b, 5b shower - ~10 min.   Tried 3b, 4b from cascade, which went np with 3b, but don't get good fountains with 4b, but 4b shower (from launch, then) was okay, like 10 throws first attempt. Tried 5b on different heights, but didn't get over 7 throws (not even all caught).
8b wimpy - ~5 min.   Remembered to do wider,which also allowed for lower.   Yet, got two times 7 catches (only).
5b 52567 - ~50 min.   Very good one stint again. Got into sixth side twice. Felt sth was possible and did "until" (thus rather longer stint). But didn't get more than that and abandoned for today in favor of 7b. Was good practise, though (not stop after just gotten into really well as I often do).   Furthermore five fifth sides and 10 times 16 c cl.
7b casc - ~80 min.   43, 46 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 46 ]
Amidst, I dared trivial 7b tricks - ~10 min or better: single extra throws, all from like a period or two or three of running cascade:
  °27[75]°   - (done and gotten these before).
clawed catch + normal throw.
rev   - not really ``special´´ as this happens when doing normal inside cascade. Was out for
        rev--normal--normal   count, but too hard, so tried on some willingly done revthrows.
Got like each of these with a few afterthrows to drop or collapse.
bx   - two higher throws from weakhand, then stronghand bx was okay, yet nothing like accurate and no chance to get back to cascade or to even go to collect. But it didn't seem impossible.
Later, was as insane as to try all up 180°, but didn't have the slightest chance. Was happy to get sort of all flashed before first dropped or flashed at all with balls going everywhere.
I did all this also, maybe mainly, for getting another perspective on my groundstate .. a compare, another context. It was the first stint ever of the kind.
5b fastest - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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25th August 2016

7b_wizard

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

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~40 min.
  What I want at least:   several, preferably lots of 6 gathers. More in reach. 6 g are just above mainly blundering, halfway a "pattern" with outlook on doing better some other time.
  What I want, expect for it to be a good stint, worth the effort:   Several 7 gathers, some 8g in reach, a few nice promising patterns in the air.
  What I wish, hope for, consider feasible + really good, great:   More than one 8 gathers, gorgeous patterns with 9 catches in reach or why not get that flash down. Better even: get reasonable afterthrows 10.th and 11.th.
  What I got today:   8 gathers in reach (was 6 g). 7 g with 8 g in reach. 7 g. 8 g!
5b 52567 - ~30 min.
  What I want at least:   Clean fourth sides (16 c cl) and a good lot of these, preferably into throws of fifth side.
  What I want, expect for it to be a good stint, worth the effort:   Full fifth sides gathered with no drop, preferably caught clean (20 c cl) or 21 c cl.
  What I wish, hope for, consider feasible + really good, great:   Get into sixth side more than once, maybe finally get one full caught clean (24 c cl) next new PR. Better even: into seventh side (Had it once or twice one day).
  What I got today:     Best run was 23 throws (into sixth side). Then, one each: 19 throws and 20 gathers 'clean' (no drop, wrong hand caught). Three times 16 catches clean.
7b casc - ~135 min.
  What I want at least:   45, 47 throws. Clearly above any strange attractor, clearly above average.
  What I want, expect for it to be a good stint, worth the effort:   50+ more than once. Hard to get over 50 without doing a lot right, very good, automized, getting that cascady feel, so >50 is always a good sign.
  What I wish, hope for, consider feasible + really good, great:   Over 60 throws. Mental, linked to pattern, snapped in (wouldn't get that far without). Better even: near, around 70. (nirvanic forgottenness + breakthrough ahead)
  What I got today:     43, [break], 47, 41 throws runs longer than 40 th.   Sounds worse than it was: had some 'cascady' short runs. But not the yield, I daily wish for.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 47 ]
.. in between 5b casc varied - ~5 min.
Epilogue: 5b fast(est) - ~5 min.   ~40 throws run on chin-nose-height.

Total practice time: 230 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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10th August 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, #StagesOfLearning, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, #conditions, #injuries, #form, #session, 260 minutes

Hard today: started okey with sun, then it became cold and very windchilly on top; got an ache in the shoulder and couldn't unrestrictedly reach out anymore; also tired, weary, worn; then also my knee gave moderate alert.   Considered abandoning on such conditions, and do some few prop at home under low ceiling with Olympics on, but well .. "anything can happen anytime" and you don't want to give up just like that as long as it's not impossible or badly negligent to go on.   The ache got better and even went away towards end; wind and cold stopped; and somewhat zealous form came back towards end.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.            
9b flashing - ~45 min.   Four times 7 gathers, two of which 8 g in reach. Some good high well-spaced patterns, but never well aligned today.
5b 52567 - ~40 min.   One full fifth side only.   #SoL - went back to thinking it as crescendo ( 52 | 567 | 52 |567 |52 | .. a.s.o., instead "highs over lows": 525 | 67 | 525 | .. a.s.o.), which felt much more fluent, not so staccato, but the necessary emphasis on the 6-es made me drop back to former, or actually a mix of both.
7b casc - ~155 min.   45, [break], 43, 45 cl -- 43 throws runs longer than 40 th. [" -- " = consecutive runs; "cl" = "c cl" = catches clean]   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 45 ]

Total practice time: 260 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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6th June 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, #injuries, #session, 240 minutes

( notably handicapped by backache - doing kind'a ``isolated torus and pelvis´´ with much smaller scope of reach. among hardest # sessions ever. and risky - cannot recommend! )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~55 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
5b 56752 - ~30 min.   Fourth side.
7b casc - ~150 min.   ,,33 ,,51 ,,,,,39 -- 44 ,,,35 ,,,57 ,,,, throws runs about 30 throws and longer. Plus one, maybe two good uncounted ones. [Commas = timeline; " -- " = consecutive runs]   Managed to ``erase every other thought´´ a couple of times and got these few longer runs.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 57 ]

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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18th May 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 clubs basics, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, #endupatt, #session, #PR, 240 minutes

3c basics - ~5 min   179 doubles, 2 x 19 triples.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~20 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~15 min.   223 c 7-high.
5b casc varied - ~25 min.
5b splits bx - ~20 min.   8, 10, 9, 10 catches (new best #PR), upto six duplex thrown.
7b casc - ~155 min.   ,,,61 cl ,,,,53 ,,(snackbreak) ,,,,,41 ,, throws runs longer than 40 th. (Plus maybe one uncounted run over 40.) [Commas = timeline] Queer yield - two very long and good runs, rest hardly over 25 .. guess, I went for very best relaxed patterns and only got that those few times, else breaking off early, but I'm not sure how exactly this went. Another issue: I'm almost like standing right in the frontplane - at least that's what it feels and looks like and that's how get my easiest and longest runs, so maybe I was trying that, which is difficult and got that queer yield.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 61 ]

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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28th February 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #session, #outstandingRuns, #breakthrough, 115 minutes

(no sun, even stronger colder wind than yesterday --> gloves and thick unsporty clothing
5b casc varied - ~10(?) min.
7b casc - ~105(?) min.   ,, ~35/37,, 37, 36, 39, 37,, 36, 38, 37,, 38, 37, 35, here took off gloves and pullover for last ten minutes: 44, 41, 45, 53 throws runs longer than 33 th. After taking off gloves, pattern felt `thinner´, balls smaller, tunnels broader, whole pattern more `airy´, more space in between to throw into, easier aiming and controlling.   So many good runs in such a short time and the patterns, feeding their top well, and feeling as easy as enduring 5b very `cascady´, felt like a breakthrough. (Once again). I really should hold the pattern up for a while (>=100 c) by spring, now, under good conditions (=sunny) in a long, unhasty session.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 53 ]
[ #nature - daily deers = 150 meters :o]) ]

Total practice time: 115 minutes

Location: meadow in the fields

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8th September 2015

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 balls, 7 balls splits, #session, #form, #efficiency, 160 minutes

Took 3c into hands did two tries on 423, failed, stopped.
7b casc - 150 min.   Took it very easy today, slow, lax picking up drops, allowed almost no effort, early collects on outbreakers need a footstep.   Correspondingly got effortless speedy low and very low runs (latter's max ~ one foot over head).   Max counted: 43 throws; also one very long run not counted (45? or 53? th). Also one great very constant & easy short run (~25? th).   Did some .. 3b inv. box - 5 min   amidst the 7b-stint. (Wanted that better than yesterday)   Got ([42],2)(2x,2)(2,3) = throw(4)-throw(2x)-catch(4)-throw(3)-catch(2x) (+ ..-throw(2x) maybe) .. just eliminate 3 and I will have it ;o])   ff. 7b   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 43 ]  7b splits - 5 min.   8 catches. 10 throws.
#efficiency #session #form - instructive great session for doing uncompromisingly effortless --> gave great runs, preserved good form.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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25th June 2015

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, #session, 220 minutes

3b freestyle, misc - 30 min.7b casc - 85 min.   Break.   3b freestyle, misc - 20 min.7b casc - 85 min.   Nothing new, nothing exceptional, no progress.   Half hour finding into nimble pattern, good phase then. Very little, but was there again: "easy-as-5b"-feeling.   Some good runs, 2.-nd unit: bit too much effort, nothing really nimble, bit worn, but some better runs.   Okey #session, but stays behind my goals.

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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24th June 2015

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #session, 210 minutes

(lost an hour cleaning marks of goose visit to my site) 7b casc - 95 + 10 min.

7b casc 65 min, 5b 10 min, 7b 10 min, 5b 20 min. Horrible #session (due to warm, no wind?). Fails at start. Weary. Worn. Pudding-muscles. "Well now, how do you defend when attacked by pudding?" Nothing nimble, nothing fast. Three or four runs of acceptable kind, rest crop.   Did some easier 5b, some whatever, endure 158 c, single RO (failed), single Bx okey, tried one weak hand Bx (feasible, needs practice), several 25[35]5555 easy, some short very high runs, little "fastest".

Total practice time: 210 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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