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22nd October 2017

7b_wizard

# 1 ball, 13 minutes

13' - 1b, Ones - sitting straight, horizontal, slammed (but not so much smacked), fast, no thumb, partly with palm, rolling, partly no palm, partly sustained partly not by pinky, upto 80+ cm width, on chest-height. a good lot drops / slips / too. racketing was too hazardous.

Total practice time: 13 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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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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