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15th August 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 heavy balls, 1 ball, 2 balls, #experimental, #otu, #technique, #mentec, 3 balls, 330 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 120 min.   single bx 90° - i get these well and fluent also while walking (resp. turning) into the catch, .. when I'm ``in a flow´´; .. else, when i have to think and `plan´ them, there's way more fails.   bb looking - "Aim where it shall land, soas catchhand knows where to expect it!" - a short look is then for slightly adapting, finetuning, the exact catch-position only, not the catch depends on that looking long for a long spotting way of the ball.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   111 throws wristy 6-high.   155 t 5-high.
9b flashing - 60 min.   Five times 7 gathers.   A few upto 3 rethrows' launches.
.. in between (~15 mins) ..
  A young guy came up and I offered him balls to try himself. He did 2b shower and I joined, intending to somehow make it a challenge (not yet knowing how, but I wouldn't do a boring slow 2b-shower for sure): It turned out [°] a racketed shower (otedama?), and catchhand, nearly immobile(!), high on on face-level, formed a basket in angled position soas the balls would just brake on the fingers and roll off it into rackethand. [ #otu #technique ]
  Then we did 1b - as high as can, trying straight up, and he released too late and threw way behind himself. I didn't do much better: throwing from deep squat and jumping the ball up to the limit didn't really give accurate straight throws.
  To my surprise, he took a third ball, and I showed him, in 3b cascade, there's only one ball in the air for a very long time (so he needn't ``panic´´ or haste), so long that you can downright await the balls falling. I told him aim at some spot or area in the empty air above and showed the about levels with my hand. Also here, I tried to enhance as if it were a new pattern to discover - and it was: Throwing the balls high up awaiting them, allowed to leave throwhand up in the air, and it became an outstretched arms' front-juggled cascade when I left the arm outstretched for the whole cascade, now also throwing (resp. releasing) from high up (yet still circling way down outstretched during dwelltime). Had I wanted to do an outstretched arms' cascade, I'd have circled, swayed, far sideways, like the blades of a [real] windmill, doing an uttermost wide pattern and be doing in the front plane, not as it turned out here, a narrow sort of s'swap 3b-522. [ #otu ]
  Alas!, I was too busy with enhancing trivial patterns to become challenging, to check if my instructions fruited in any way.
.. time passes by even faster than when doing with a schedule, when there's people around, .. ( on top of that, people on top, people sitting or walking on top of your anyway-speedy-schedule, you know. ),  so there wasn't any left for even my 5b s'swap while I had initially hoped to squeeze some diversity into my longer session like 75751 or °753° or 8552 or 88522 or 7b-splits or 8b-triplexes or 8b-wimpy or stuff, but now it was time for ..
7b casc - 80 + 45 min. (i actually currently want at least 2½ h of this daily to catch up to where I've been before)   51, 47, 48 throws longest runs before break, nothing over 42 t threshold counted thereafter, just one pretty long, it seemed, uncounted run (~43?-51?).   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
.. in between ..
  a ``flock´´ of younger women were either impressed of me doing acceptable 7b runs, or else keen on getting their engines' SD-Cards full with videos of anything stood out of usual everyday-onsights. They nicely asked me, I'd mind a take, in which case I don't (when s.o. asks before), but warned, there might be no use to it as I might be dropping a lot, but they didn't care. I got a good high & wide run  ( which in itself is not so desirable as an effort-ish pattern, but it kept the pattern up and looked nice ),  and half out of breath all the while amidst rowing & pumping screamed "YOU GOT THAT? YOU GOT THAT?".   I tried to get them to use a code in the title that I could later find the uploaded clip with on the internet (a rather unique simple letter-sequence on my T-shirt), but it became complicated (they told me their platform) and we left that out. One of them gave me a glimpse on the take (just that moment above), so I have a rough impression of what "me, juggling" is out there in the ether.   I tried hard, but couldn't manage to hide to them a big grin when they returned their way past me again and they happily smiled back wide.
  .. yet another funny moment when there were broadly few people still around, .. I was, again, doing 7b runs of acceptable length, but rather of the tensed, ``trying´´ kind, and a father passed by with his kids behind me, and, in real, or playfully, in silent awe they hushed "(w)oueeeeee" on every uprise of the strenuous pattern in a new attempt. This was so unsuspected and rare a reaction to get, that it made me laugh out loud at them like ``caught´´ by higher mights (at klutzing with effort). Next run, I joined in, doing loud and with notably less awe than they, awkwardly repeating their voicing, and also the rather aged father now did a well-tempered "oueeeee" and we laughed again. Unreal. Ghostly. If you ask me. ( hopefully no one, who did - among some trees - not see the juggling, ear-witnessed this improvised experimental vocal arts `dialogue´ between strangers )


[°] - [ "turned out" ] - #mentec - this is some way of ``letting your hands do what they want or think best´´, being open for any seemingly uncontrolled flow (yet automized movements), free yourself from any fixed (motor) patterns  ( and "fixed motor patterns" is (also?, or: indeed?) a scientific term ),  don't stick to what and how you're used to doing, let loose, let yourself surprise by ``what your hands can do without you interfering´´, give room for, give way to any change, tuning, ways, that they sort of downright ask for in a given millisecond. Or: Do intentless, just don't stop!  ( cf. e.g. "écriture automatique" and e.g. child's babbling, experimental improvised intentless arts, Jackson Pollock and and and ).  But it's in-depth psychology and behavioral science and hard (for me) to fully look through and give a clear description let alone definition or instruction - in fact, I don't even know a name for it.

Total practice time: 330 minutes

Location: park on Rhine

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2nd March 2017

7b_wizard

# 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: 5 minutes

Location: late night

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13th November 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 1 ball, #blind, 165 minutes

40' - 5b easiest \ endure - Got some good relaxed runs below 300. Longest, with forcing, with short bail out fights then, were 601, 895.

35' - 5b single bx - One 5 bx per run; two 4/r.

85' - 5b rev casc - 37, 32, 37, 45, 31, 31, 32, 35, 43,

5' - 1b catching bbb: fx, rbx, rsh.

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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12th November 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 1 ball, #blind, 150 minutes

30' - 5b easiest pattern \ endure - 667, only run above 400.

25' - 5b single bx - Got 6 bx per run to clean collect, once. A few 4/r.
          [n.t.s.: 4 ntbd, 4 V, 6 tcl, 4 btctbd, ]

90' - 5b rev casc - 31, 35, 33, 39, 41, 39, 37 throws runs.

5' - 1b single bbb throws - fx, rbx, rsh. In a row; continued with last failed; got best maybe 5-6 consecutive throws caught.

Total practice time: 150 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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13th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 1 ball, #blind, 30 minutes

5' - catching blind behind back - 10 consecutive frontcrosses (wouldn't at all at first). Others (rev bx, rev sh) bad or didn't do.

25' - 5b single bx - Best was four bx per run to a cascade that broke down over a period later. Three times 3/r, one of which to clean collect, two of which back to cascade.

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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12th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 1 ball, #blind, 45 minutes

15' - 1b behind back blind catches. weakhd slightly better today - got some rev bx and rev sh
30' - 5b single bx - three times 3 per run, once clean collected; all late within stint, had to work their way up.

Total practice time: 45 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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11th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 1 ball, #blind, 40 minutes

15' - 1b catching blind behind back: rev shoulder throws, frontcrosses.
Didn't get any rev bx ``as´´ rev shoulderthrows caught with ``wrong´´ hand, so simply left that out then. Even rev sh with weakhand were bad, so left these out too. Finally got a combo of only stronghd rev sh + stronghd fx + weakhd fx, 7 consecutive catches without drop. Got another ``run´´ with 7 consecutive catches of fx only.

20' - 5 single bx - Once 3 per run to clean collect, once almost 3/r to collect, 1 last drop. Several 2/r.

5' - 5b - fast-tennis (rev--normal--normal--a.s.o.) - Not more than 12 catches.

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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9th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 1 ball, #blind, 3 balls, 25 minutes

10'
1b behind me -
  - bbb - got upto a width outside of hips, rather smashing, 1-s.
  - bhb (behind head blind) - could do throwing from outside the shoulders, but not as good as bbb,
especially weakhand failed more.
  - bbb with outstretched arms (more hanging) was also good.
  - 3-es bbb much harder, not so good.
alternated between low bbb and high bhb each time my shoulders felt tensed.

10'
1b combo of ..
  - rev sh
  + fx
  + rev bx - bad at first trying rev crossing bx, then did rev sh caught (far over, then) with other hand

5'
3b relaxed 3b cascade simply enduring (but dropped a few times) + focus on Djokovic vs. Monfils (tv)

Total practice time: 25 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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9th August 2016

Oscar Lindberg

# 1 ball, 2 balls, 3 balls, 10 minutes

Could not use my left arm due to a small injury (not juggling related), so this session I practiced foot stalls (both feet), ass catches with 1 ball and som one handed juggling.

Total practice time: 10 minutes

Location: Indoors

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23rd May 2016

7b_wizard

# 1 ball, 18 minutes

1b, (3b) - fx, rev bx, rev sh - About 50 : 50. Upto 5-6 consecutive frontx caught (and rethrown). Rev bx bad. Stronghd rev sh good also (weakhd very bad). - In between checked if embedding into 3b casc was possible already, (4'), but wasn't: too fast .. need the whole time and focus for single elaborate throws for them to succeed. (I'm btw not looking over the shoulder for each throw, but keep my face straight foreward, but follow the launches from the corner of the eye)

Total practice time: 18 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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