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25th February 2017

Stephen Meschke

# 5-6 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 90 minutes

Last night I dreamed that I was juggling outside and one of my balls rolled into a lake when I dropped it. In the dream I dove in after the ball. I am ill with a head-cold and had taken some cough medicine. That always makes my dreams vivid.

Even though I was feeling quite sick, today was an unusually nice day for February, so I decided to go to the park to juggle outside in the sun.

I had a minor bike crash on the way to the park, but was able to recover without hitting the ground.

Juggling was smooth though. None of the balls rolled into the lake.

I started with 5 balls. To warmup I juggled a 5 ball cascade a different heights. Once I was warm, I did some siteswaps and ran my short 5 ball routine several times. Switching to 6 balls, I hit the async to sync (and back) transition 17 out of 20 times. Felt good.

Next was clubs. 3 clubs was terrible. I don't really do three clubs very often. 4 clubs went well. I have juggled outside around 400 times, and I am always amazed by how much people are impressed by 4c async/sync transition. I had some really good runs of 5 clubs. Mostly, I ran 5 clubs to collect because there were lots of people watching. I don't think that I have ever had that many people watch me before.

Total practice time: 90 minutes

Location: Outside!

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4th January 2016

PipJim

# 3-5 clubs, 3-7 balls, 3-6 rings, 210 minutes

Nice relaxed first juggle of the new year. Juggling interspersed with significant periods of standing around chatting.

Nothing very impressive juggling-wise. Need to get working on my goals and carry on pushing for improvement.

My 4 club scissors were feeling pretty solid. No long runs recorded but short runs were feeling consistent. Also 3c backcrosses with a balance feeling good again but wasn't counting the length of runs. Other than that didn't really get anything new or special.

Total practice time: 210 minutes

Location: CamCircus

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19th December 2015

PipJim

# 3-5 clubs, balance, 120 minutes

Exclusively clubs. Not very often I practice clubs so much but enjoying improving them for the first time in a while.

Was working mainly on the single tricks I can do from 5c cascade. Landed all of the following to qualify plus clean collect: 645, 744, 663, 66661, triples flash, single bxx, single flat.

Think I will make this my warm up with 5 going forward, adding tricks or extending these to short runs as I improve.

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

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16th December 2015

PipJim

# 3-5 clubs, balance, 3-7 balls, 70 minutes

Excellent little juggle in what was glorious weather for hk in December. Almost exclusively clubs apart from 5 minutes when I had an audience and thought I better do something other than drilling 5 clubs!

3c bxx plus balance was the highlight. Felt natural and "easy" for the first time ever. Broke my old record several times in the space of 6 or 7 runs. Bests of 78 and 82 plus a run of c50 isolated.

Did a fair bit of 5 club endurance. Consistently getting 160-200c but struggle to go further. I think a mixture of bad form, low pattern and lack of strength. Need to get back to the gym.

Will probably juggle some more later as loving the chance to train without work getting in the way. Would have carried on now but for lunch with my brother.

Total practice time: 70 minutes

Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

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15th December 2015

PipJim

# 3-7 balls, 3-5 clubs, balance, 150 minutes

First day of juggling in a week owing to illness and then jetlag.

Was really nice to get to juggle outside in the warmth today though. Winters suck for juggling. Just need to get over my reluctance to practice anything I can't already do in public places though.

Was focusing mainly on clubs today. 5 clubs was feeling good. Spent a while practicing 5c bxx. Single throws to and from cascade getting seem to be getting more solid. Got a couple of 2 connected back to pattern.

Highlights: sunshine, 200+ catches of 5 clubs first try, 5c triples feeling good, 5c bxx improving, lots of applause from passers by!

Lowlights: 7 balls decidedly dodgy today, too many passers by!

Total practice time: 150 minutes

Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

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6th December 2015

PipJim

# 3-7 balls, 3-5 clubs, balance, 170 minutes

Wasn't going to go as feeling super tired but dragged myself out of the house and not too terrible a session considering. Focus on general club stuff and 5b backcrosses.

Highlights - 38c of 3club bxx with chin balance, 5b bxx feeling increasingly comfortable (best of 17 catches from 18 throws today) and very nearly getting 3 throws of 5club bxx back to pattern right at the end.

Lowlights - tiredness, not beating 5b bxx record, not getting 5c bxx back to pattern clean.

Total practice time: 170 minutes

Location: CamCircus

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10th November 2015

Stephen Meschke

# 5-7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 90 minutes

Balls went well.

Worked on new technique for 5 clubs. I was inspired to change my technique after seeing this club routine from the last WJF event:

https://youtu.be/uyM2de4MFfI?t=26m48s

Total practice time: 90 minutes

Location: LED lit full court gym

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6th November 2015

Stephen Meschke

# 5-7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 60 minutes

Poor practice session. Nutrition was probably the main problem.

I did qualify 3 clubs in one hand (RH - triples).

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Racquetball Court

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3rd November 2015

Stephen Meschke

# 5-7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 100 minutes

Balls and clubs felt bad. This is the second day in a row that juggling has gone poorly. Nutrition could be a factor.

Did have some good runs with 7.

Handstands.

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: Full Court Gym

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1st November 2015

Stephen Meschke

# 5-7 balls, 3-5 Clubs, 120 minutes

Quite a bit of 5 ball siteswaps.
6 ball sync to async transitions (higher pattern)
Ran 7 balls for 120 catches
3c went well
4c tons of 534 and 4 club triples
5c went well, no really long runs
Handstands

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: Full Court Gym

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