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20th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 3 clubs, teaching, 20 minutes

Arrived a little bit late to circus practise. Found the other participants waiting outside of the hall. Apparently someone had forgotten to unlock the door for us.

Well, I was not that motivated to do outdoor juggling, just did some easy stuff. Then asked if anyone wanted to juggle with me and got two girls who wanted to learn juggling (they couldn't practise their usual stuff like silks and stuff outdoors...). They got the 2 ball exchange after a while and did a few attempts at a 3 ball flash, at least they managed to throw the 3 balls but without catching them. I hope they will give it some more time.

(Logged time is approximate juggling time, I was there for about 1 hour, outside of the gym...)

Total practice time: 20 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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19th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 20 minutes

441
45123
50505
525
552
55550

Total practice time: 20 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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6th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 20 minutes

45123
53133
531 (only got twice and back to cascade)
51 (both ways)
50505
55550

Total practice time: 20 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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5th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 27 minutes

I told L today at work that I had done 6 catches with 5 balls, and said "Lets see who gets 30 catches first; me with 5 balls or you with 3"... So now I better practise my 5 balls. ;)

45123
53133
55500
50505
525
55550

Total practice time: 27 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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4th September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 30 minutes

Thought maybe I should learn to juggle 5 balls after all... It might help me learn 5 clubs.

Warm up

45123 once and back to cascade

3b and 4b exercises for 5 balls:
55500
50505
525
55550

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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1st September 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, ball passing, teaching, 25 minutes

Lunch break juggling with L

Warm up, me juggling 3 balls, L practicing with 2.

Passing:
5 ball 1-count, me teaching L, I did crossing passes, L straight. We got over 20 passes (10 each) at least twice.

Total practice time: 25 minutes

Location: Gångvägen vid jobbet

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28th August 2017

Maria

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 30 minutes

Warm up, struggled with the 531 part

4b fountain
55500 with hand clap, from Cascade and back to Cascade. Then from Cascade and continued with 55500.
552 didn't work
55550 from Cold start, one time worked, continuing didn't
45123 works OK
441
3b Mills Mess
4b sync fountain, fewer catches than with clubs.
534 once and back to fountain, difficult, many drops.

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Gångvägen vid jobbet

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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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1st August 2017

Terix

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 5 balls, 3 clubs, practising, learning, show, 30 minutes

Show + training

Total practice time: 30 minutes

Location: Kroměříž

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25th July 2017

Terix

# 3 balls, 5 balls, 3 clubs, freestyle, 53 minutes

Mostly 3 club bxx, 3 club freestyle, 5 ball cascade, 3 ball clawed cascade

Total practice time: 53 minutes

Location: Outdoors

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