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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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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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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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25th April 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 3 ball tricks, 4 balls, 2 balls, #experimental, #blind, 220 minutes

[ dailyLongestRun7b: 0 ] (there's been cosier days in high winter without windchill for doing outside - not having that april weather again today, after there's been t-shirt weather lately)

4b asy ftn (1') catastrophee --> (so down to: )
2b 2hd (1b 1hd each !?), columns alternating - (5') - Reduced my imaginary `poles´ to highest trajectory
    "points".
2b 2hd selves alternately circling - (5') - so-so
4b ftn asynch rev - (5') - seems to halfway work now. Tried to focus on that ``double highest point´´
    (but it hops over to other side all the time, which I couldn't follow).
  Somehow managed to look through the whole pattern, if, then focussing highest points, then from
    peripheral view got 27 catches with revs. (best ever, .. what a hard birth, and I still can't
    manage the normal non-rev)

3b-441 - (10') - thrown Ones, and low, so in fact blind. Did until 33 throws. First time thrown Ones.
    Embedded upto now only 1b wide, sitting.

2b my ``SoL-like drop-off´´ trick - (8') - SoL, but handing the throws over to the high
    hand with throwhand, instead of catching with the high hand.

3b to-elcrook-rolled-&-flipped splits - (8') - ( 2--3--[34]_to-elcrook-roll-flipped--0--3--3--..a.s.o. ).
  Not obvious to control. Got four flips once.

3b uta - (15') - in a 5-beat. Then 3-beat, got 9 throws (3 utas) .. however, the later
    ones might have become just "low Threes".
  Did then claw them into penguin handholding (only natural!) which got them wider again, and got
    upto 15 throws (5 utas).

5b splits bx - (5') - (ceiling 2,45m) Got 4 catches (two throws caught) several times, few so nice that six
    catches seemed possible. Was more of contortionist-feel, trying to get the throws over the
    other shoulder (wheareas outdoors, I can throw them high behind my head). Makes more sense
    outdoors.

2b-01414 - (2')

3b behind back - (~20') - (looking) in a 7-beat. Got maybe upto 5 per run. Don't get it well in a more
    frequent beat.

5b endure - (25') - Check what's left of my monthslong practise. [ dailyLongestRun5b: 396 ]

(break)

5b bx - (95') - Ten times 3 per run, most of which to breakdown, but some to collect or even back to
    cascade. Not 4/r.
5b half tennis - (15') - Twice around 8 rev throws (=~24 throws)

Total practice time: 220 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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14th November 2015

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 2 balls, 140 minutes

2b routine - 15 min.   1hd-2b. Want to make the hands act against one another, bickering for the balls!?   5b "easy" \\ endure - 80 min.   335, 399, 655, 623 throws runs.   Alternating between long kept up runs, then priority on "as easy as possible" (letting drop very early and or going to very early collect). [ dailyLongestRun5b: 655 ]   5b single bx - 45 min.   Four to five times 2/run, one of which with a third attempt caught amidst breakdown. Once 3/run clean collected .. one ball was failed so low that I genuinely saw it dropped & the breakdown already, so I was astonished to see five in hands after last catch. My hand had caught that low one 'all by itself' !?   Got that backcrossing into way higher whole pattern better now - bx-es felt way easier. Just got to get used to doing it that way and find into fluent timing.

Total practice time: 140 minutes

Location: room

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18th October 2015

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 2 balls, 3 ball tricks, 115 minutes

2b, 3b - ~15 min.   Drop-off from one high hand.   5b endure - 70 min.   327, 439, 335, 487 throws runs.   Still haven't found a `relaxing´ pattern to anytime fall back into and recover from exhausting saving-periods, so all long runs still stay being a force-act. [ dailyLongestRun5b: 487 ]   5b half-tennis - 15 min.   Average (5 to 6 rev throws per run).   5b single bx - 15 min.   Not 2 per run, but several back to solid cascade + second attempt failed.

Total practice time: 115 minutes

Location: room

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16th October 2015

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 4 ball tricks, 2 balls, 118 minutes

4b-633 - 20 min.2b - 10 min.   Drop-off from high.   5b endure - 88 min.   Somewhere <300. [ dailyLongestRun5b: 480 ]

Total practice time: 118 minutes

Location: room

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15th October 2015

7b_wizard

# 5 balls, 2 balls, 105 minutes

2b basics - 15 min.   Dropping off from high (like "Statue of Liberty", but alternating hi\\lo).   5b casc endurance - 90 min.   447, 487, 511(? 519?) throws .. last one would be PR, [edit: no, wait! .. had beaten that 510 c one already. end edit] but am going for more anyway - next milestone >=1,000 catches. [ dailyLongestRun5b: 511 ]

Total practice time: 105 minutes

Location: room

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10th September 2015

7b_wizard

# 2 balls, 3 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 65 minutes

2b - 5 min. Horizontal (2x,2x) (maybe 60 cm). 3b casc - 5 min. Wide nearly horizontal. 5b RO, casc - 55 min. Once two RO per run + back to cascade. Once unto second attempt that run. Many to collect or few throws after. Some fails. A bit of cascade.

Total practice time: 65 minutes

Location: room

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7th September 2015

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 2 balls, 3 clubs basics, 2 clubs tricks, 3 clubs tricks, 5 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, #otu, 255 minutes

3b, (2b) freestyle, misc - 30 min.   #otu (other than usual): Partly 2b: tried inv. box .. no real chance .. intuitively doing 3 instead 4 (secure catch) .. also 3-s instead 1-s (avoid collision).   Also wrong balls.   3c, (2c), basics, (tricks) - 15 min.   Doubles: 103 catches; triples: 14, 14, 15 max catches.   2c-34030 (singles doubles) six `sides´ each. Easy.   Gave 3c-234 (singles doubles) just a try .. also rather easy, got like two `sides´ each 1.st try, but still tend to do double- instead single-3 (and have to fetch it from above before spinning twice :o]) . ) when not wholly concentrating on the `beat-melody´. Spent no time on it, remembering for next.   5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 15 min.   7-high max 118 catches.   9b flashing - 40 min.   Half-half good-bad. Max 7 gathers only once. Once 9 c seemed in reach.   Laboured on that last weakhand-ball coming as multi (causing most of any fails): focussing on that one's grip mainly - before even starting the launch - gets some hold of that one evading early.   7b casc - 60 min.

7b casc - 90 min.   Max 43 th. [ dailyLongestRun7b: 43 ]   7b splits - 5 min.   Several times 8 catches. Max throws 10 or 12.   Ugliness getting less bad - spread comes better.   3.rd (pinky-)ball of three-ball-starthand needs extra attention at launch, to get it into right grip, or into right spread with less good grip.

Total practice time: 255 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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