# 3ball basics, 3 balls, 3bLEVEL:8, 60 minutes

At the end of my session I worked on 2in1 technique for about 15 minutes. It didn't go so well at the beginning, but as i kept practicing I did..better. I feel like i wasn't trying hard enough.

Total practice time: **60 minutes**

Location: BedRoom

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# 3 balls, 3bLEVEL:8, 3ball basics, 120 minutes

So todays session went great! I started off by warming up, practicing the basics. Then I moved on to the current list of tricks i am working on and got through everything with ease(there were a few tricks i didn't get to though). Those tricks include the 531, starting from both sides, the crossed cascade (also starting from both sides!) the reverse cascade (Both sides! As you can probably already tell, i'm practicing everything starting from both sides) tossing and catching a prop behind the back. Oh and i forgot to mention that i practice throwing higher than usuall, I believe that accuracy always comes first! And that is about it. I didn't get to practicing the 441, or the box. I think i might wait on the box or practice it low..I dont know, it feels wierd practicing it high. And i honestly can't imagine doing the 4ball box in the future, but i couldn't imagine myself doing the 531 a few months ago sooo (starting from both sides!! xD), i never know!

Total practice time: **120 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 3 balls, 3bLEVEL:7, 4 balls, 5 balls preperation, 5 balls, 245 minutes

Practiced a ton of stuff. I was on fire. I was able to run the 5ball cascade more smoothly than i ever had before.

Total practice time: **245 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 3 balls, 3bLEVEL:7, 120 minutes

Today was just...PERFECT. I started off by warming up, practicing my basic tricks i already know. Then I worked on the crossed cascade(high)which feels awkward. It's a necessary trick to learn before learning the sprung cascade. Then i worked on the N-box. I started off by practicing the 2 ball warm up, then the 3ball one. Then i tried doing one cycle of the N-box followed by the box trick. Then thats when i realized my box was okay, but it just wasn't good enough. So I took a step back and worked on the 441 HIGH, starting with 3 throws, then 6, 9, and 12. Then I worked on the shower, another necessary trick to help with the box. So i started off with 2 balls asynchronous (high, because accuracy COMES first), from the right side. Then from the left side which needs work. Then finally, i worked on 3 balls level: 7 and completed it starting from both sides!! wooo! Then I ended my session by practicing a few random hard tricks that i can't really do for the fun of it, and 2 tricks i invented and NOW finally understand.

I think i understand why my progress was slow before. I was focusing too much on ONE single task over and over again everyday. And that was the 3ball cascade high. I wasn't challenging myself with different tasks. It was just the same thing over and over again! So, in this case, i was practicing the 3ball cascade high, ingoring all the other tricks i knew how to do, expecting to get better. Today, i practiced different tricks, then tried the 3ball cascade high again and beat level: 7 in less than 10 minutes. So the bottom line is that practicing the same single task OVER and OVER again doesn't do you any good, unless you're working on alot of other tricks (along with that "single task"), that are around the same difficulty :).

Edit: Also, another important thing i learned. When you work on something, don't focus on what's going wrong, focus on how you want the trick to be done. And if your having troubles your either not ready for the trick, or you need to practice shorter runs. FOR EXAMPLE! I was working on the upside down box, but couldnt get the flash to work. i could do the 2ball warm up on each side, but not the 3ball flash. SO, i took it back a step and worked on the N-box. Then I realized my box wasn't good enough (after trying to fit in the N-box with the box, i wasn't able to keep the box going as long as i wanted to) so i worked on the box a little bit then realized that if i wanted a better box, i was gonna have to work on tricks that are necessary to perfect before the box. So i am working on perfecting the 441 at a high height. Then i'm going to learn the shower (high) starting from both sides, i'm not sure if this is necessary, though i still want to do it. Then i'm gonna work on the 2 ball (box) exercises on both sides, then the flash, then add a few cycles and so on until finally i can do the box without a problem. Then i'm gonna do what it takes to learn the N-box, then finally the upside down box. I like to think of advanced tricks as one single trick that contains all the elements acquired from other simpler tricks.

*feeling like a genius* =D

Total practice time: **120 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 10 minutes

I forgot to add this entry! I tried my new tricks (the ones i invented) and did the basics i already know. Didn't get much time to practice because i spent most of my free time hanging out with my friends.

Total practice time: **10 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 50 minutes

**Juggle Time: 0: 50:00**

For this session I warmed up by doing the basics, then I worked on rubensteins revenge and romeos revenge. I broke the trick up into easier exercises that I practiced individually, then at the end, I worked on the full tricks. I think i'm going to master the easier exercises first before i try the full tricks again. I don't want to get ahead of myself.

Total practice time: **50 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 3 balls, 3ball ROUTINE, 90 minutes

**Juggle Time: 1: 30:00**

So this is my first entry for the day. I still haven't gotten my DVD yet, but what evs. I started off by practicing the basics, box take-outs, and a routine, then i went on and crushed orinoco's clawed 3ball cascade record, by 100 catches. (take that!) Then, after feeling comfortable with clawing, i practiced rubensteins revenge and romeos revenge. Before, i was only able to do the 2 ball flourish of Romeos Revenge, now i can run the full trick, but it still needs work.

Later, i worked on juggling 3 balls in one hand (in a cascade sort of way) and the cherry picker.

Oh and earlier, while i was practicing box take outs, I messed up and caught all 3 balls in one hand, it was awesome.

I will be practicing 5 balls later today, and i have a good feeling about it :).

Total practice time: **90 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 3ball basics, 3 balls, 4 balls, invented a new trick, 120 minutes

Juggle Time:**2: 00:00+** Session Rating(1-5):**4 GREAT** I kept on forgetting to keep track of time, so this is an estimate, though Im 100% sure that this is less than the actual time, i juggled ALOT today.

So i started out by practicing simple 3 ball tricks with golf balls sitting down during a movie (of Duck Dynasty, or what ever that shows called) I kept on dropping, after some drops, I was determined to STOP dropping. (I think i wasn't use to sitting down, juggling small props at a low height) So i started with the basics and worked my way up to the more difficult stuff and improved alot.

So today, I worked on the basics (low, sitting down, using small props aka golf balls) 4balls a little bit, The cherry picker, the half-kraken, and then after practicing some warm-ups for those tricks, i invented a new variation of the crossed reversed cascade. It's a Crossed reversed cascade with one of my hands clawing in a circular motion above the other hand, I think its really cool. I'll have to give this trick a name (even though i'm sure it has already been invented by someone already! haha) Then I spent alot of time working on the 55550STOP starting with my left hand and the 5ball cascade. I did really well, so well infact, I was confident to record me attempting it. On my third try i successfully recorded me scoring 45 catches, and i think I did good. Even though it was good enough, I was eager to try again, but I decided it was just fine. I saw how amazing it looked and changed my mind, it was the first time i saw a third person view of me juggling 5balls. When I get time, i'll have to post it on youtube.

Total practice time: **120 minutes**

Location: Home/School

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# 3ball basics, 20 minutes

**Juggle Time:** 0: 20:00 Session Rating(1-5):** 2 Not too bad**

Had to atleast get some practice done today, i didn't want to miss a single day of practicing!

Total practice time: **20 minutes**

Location: Home

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# 2ball stack, Bounce Juggling (3balls), Egg Catch, 3ball basics, 5 balls, 5 balls preperation, 90 minutes

Juggle Time:**1: 30:00**

Because i wasted time writing down this post only to find that it disappeared, I'm going to briefly sum up what I did this day:

Juggled 3 basketballs, better than usual

Balanced 2 basketballs for what seemed like 10 seconds, i felt like i had control.

Practiced simply bouncing 1 ball from one hand to the other

Worked on basic tricks

Worked on the 5ball cascade.

Then I worked on the snake.

Total practice time: **90 minutes**

Location: Home

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