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11th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 3 heavy balls, 195 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~5 min.            
5b casc varied - ~10 min.
5b 52567 - ~25 min.   Two 5 rounds clean. Two 6 rounds to collapse.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   #SoL, #technique - tried a new way for aiming, with focus on the trajectory (the vector even) from the spot where the hand releases. Throwing along it with the right amount of thrust will necessarily give a good pattern (in theory).   Got three 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach. Last 15 minutes, went for rethrows, nevermind any earlier outbreakers or drops, but did bad and hardly got patterns allowing for any.
8b wimpy - ~10 min.   Once or twice 8 c cl. Rethrows bad.
7b casc - ~110 min.   51, 41, 43, 49, 47 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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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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17th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, #mentec, #endupatt, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 155 minutes

5b warmup, casc varied, shower - 15 min.   Clean flash of shower; and 6 and 7 throws' attempts of it to collapse. #technique (focus) - Firing up to the same not all too high spot.   Also some "fastest" here already again.
5b 52567 - 25 min.   Bad; was happy with only a 5.th side clean at last.
7b casc - 110 min.   Never got that wheel turnin'; hardly ever got a well-shaped top of pattern to go on from .. guess my main fault that kept me from finding my pattern and connecting to its top well, was, that I wanted too much and did too tensed most the time.
[ #technique, #SoL, #mentec(?), #endupatt ] - Maybe, for the pattern to snap-in, once it's up and finished launching, you have to do a lot of things - if not everything - right in just one instant .. do an extra switch into "keep-up"-mode, which is a hurdle to take to get it rollin'.
Got 43, 41, 43 cl, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 45 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 155 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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16th February 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 5 balls, #theory, #ballproperties, 115 minutes

Now that its notably warmer outdoors, I can definitely say that my MMX1 have become much softer again after, during winter in the cold, they were feeling almost like the hard Babache's Bubble Balls that I used to juggle with. - #ballproperties
5b warmup, casc varied, shower - 5 min.   A few attempts on shower again; got a flash at last by throwing all up as fast as I could to a spot high up there, but not too high in order to not need much longer dwelltime and effort for little gain of even more height. [ #theory ? #``optimal perfect throw´´ ? ]         
7b casc - 100 min.   An hour not over 39 throws, many 35 th.
#SoL #technique - I tuned on my launch, which I regularly get problems with all of a sudden, and today found out, that I sometimes tend to not scoop the first throws, not throw from rather the middle. Focussing on that, I then got too narrow patterns in turn.
No idea, how I got out of that puzzle, but then finally found nimbleness, speediness, smoothness, found automized good launches again, found my pattern with focus well connected to its rolling top, and got acceptable runs (in matters of result & feel for pattern's top) with 43, 41, 51, 41 cl, 45 throws.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
In between got a   quadruplex backcross -+- triplex (front) from launch to clean collect.
5b "fastest" - 10 min.

Total practice time: 115 minutes

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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 ]

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, 5 balls, #efficiency, #technique, 155 minutes

15' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - not over ~200 throws. (wasn't into forcing if a long run would not come in easy mode)

28' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 13 rounds (clean, but halve).
          [ n.t.s.: 8 tod, 9 tod½½, 8 tcl, 13 tcl½, 8 tod, 11 tode½, ]

17' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - A 4 and a 3 rounds clean runs, and another into 4th round run to collapse.
          [ n.t.s.: 3 V, 4 cl, 3 cl, ]

95' - 5b rev casc - 59, 61, 67, 55 cl, 67 cl, 71 throws longest runs.   #technique, #efficiency - Again, also here, getting the feel of the `right´ poised smooth rolling pattern seems most crucial to strive for.

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Locations: sports area´s parking area, indoors low ceiling

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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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9th October 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9b flashing attempts, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 8 balls, #endupatt, #technique, 165 minutes

( chilly these last days; today was partly freezy (~10°C + windchill) on the limit to needing gloves )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~45 min.   Five times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach.   13 throws with 6 gathers.
8b wimpy - ~20 min.   Upto seven pairs thrown to drop(s).   Not over 7 catches (three times, i think) and nothing clean, though.   One wonderful pattern with 12 c cl in reach, but blundered at collecting (balls bounced and slipped after touching).
5b 52567 - ~20 min.   28 gathers (seventh side). Two times 24 c cl (sixth sides).
5b lax, lazy, easy - ~5 min. (digestive easy goin' after snackbreak)   merged into some "fastest" and some wristy 7-high throwing. ( #endupatt - ) Into "fastest" happened in a way that had occurred formerly when doing 5b "easiest pattern" in context of going for enduring >1,000: ( #technique - ) Upper arms tight to body, forearms held upward in small angle with hands on upper chest level .. now throwing very low, small pattern almost from wrists and fingers only (forearms only slightly following). Very easy juggling 5b, but not an endurance pattern (at my current level) as it needs high accurracy doing from wrists and fingers only.
7b casc - ~55 min.   43, 44, 49, 47, 49 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 49 ]

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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10th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #technique, #StagesOfLearning, 15 minutes

15' - 5b single bx - did wrong at first until I noticed, i wasn't doing all front throws higher, just the preparing one before the bx-throw. Had gotten several times only 1 bx per run to clean collect or back to cascade. After noticing, got four times 2/r to clean collect or back to cascade or unto a third bx throw. Then two times 3/r to clean collect.   Felt great. Aimed bx where it should land by feeling where catchhand is! Great new to me way of doing bx (instead aiming apex). It's a great feeling to know where throws are going in advance, without need to spot them with eyes a lot!

Total practice time: 15 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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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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16th July 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 5 heavy balls, 5 ball splits variations, 7 balls splits, 8 balls triplex, 295 minutes

3c basics - ~5 min   202 doubles (forgot to not do them lol .. simply started O,o). No very long run on triples today: 16, 2, 14, 19, 2, 19.
3c 34530 - ~5 min (singles doubles triples singles)   Got casc -- one round -- casc -- one more round -- full collect.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~25 min.   ~15+ 5-count bb-s (looking) (most ever). That at least (if 3-count still is like impossible)! #SoL #technique - Simple clue was to turn head faster for looking, thus seeing and spotting earlier, thus catching better.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
5b splits bx - ~10 min.   4 x 8 c cl; 1 x 10 c cl; 1 x 12 c cl.
7b splits - ~10 min.   Once each 10 c cl, 12 c cl, 14 c cl. Max throws to breakdown was 10 (16-17 c).
8b [567][22]2 - ~10 min.   15 c cl.
5b 52567 - ~80 min.   Upto a sixth side thrown once. About twice into fifth side.   Melody .. strict beat .. poles to throw along at .. get 6-s well .. = almost too much - lotsa "trying" to get just very few fluent runs with everything ``right´´.
7b casc - ~145 min.   44, 53 -- 55, 50, 43, 45, 43, 45, 59, 43, 41, 41, 45 throws runs longer than 40 th. [" -- " = consecutive runs]   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 59 ]

Total practice time: 295 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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