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22nd June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, 3 heavy balls, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, 190 minutes

( 36°C, muggy, weary, flabby. Changed spot twice on thunderstorm ahead (that was only one short normal rain). Several breaks.)
3c basics - 5 min   138, 90 doubles.   ~10, 20, 10, 10 triples.
3c tricks - 7 min   .. took the bad spins into this stint. 441 - upto three rounds to drops.   34530 - Two sides to full collect with halves.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 13 min.
[ changed spot on sky clearing up ]
more 3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 20 min.
[ dead man floating in the river a bit, then changed spot again ]
5b casc varied - 10 min.
[ building some shelter, then rainbreak ]
7b casc - 45 min.   Not over 41 throws.
[ break, snack + watered clothes ]
7b casc - 5 min.   .. too muggy, worn .. went down to ..
5b div - 20 min.   Endure. Reverse cascade.
7b casc - 37 min.   One 63 throws run in a very short good phase. Rest under 40 th again.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]
Again, felt too muggy & worn for 7b, so did 5b "fastest" and thought, I might just aswell try that with 7b (needing little effort only) ..
7b fastest - 10 min.   .. but it was too droppy, so spent the rest with:
5b fastest - 20 min.   Got a few longer runs around 50 and 60 throws.

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: #outdoors

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21st June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 186 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 43 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 13 min.   103 c cl wristy 6-high.
7b casc - 122 min.   One 55 throws run. Rest 39 th and below.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]
in between 5b casc varied, "up"-flashes - 8 min.

Total practice time: 186 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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19th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, #invention, 3 clubs basics, 3 clubs tricks, #otu, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 263 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   212 c cl on doubles.   22, 36 throws to drop on triples.
3c tricks - 15 min  
          441 - three rounds to drop on the third 1.
          531 - bad, first time ever tried #otu . High 5, then galopping 31 could be an approach.
          34530 - Three times the sequence with cascade in between to a clean collect. This pattern is more and more fun the better I get it .. having two clubs in the air (the 4 and the 5) that will land right and handles to the point, and throwing out another one (the 3) feels great.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 28 min.   [ yesterday: ] You can catch a ball between handback and the inside upper part of the other forearm (near the el); then roll it up like that from there using the forearm as a ramp. #inventions
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   120 throws 6-high.   215 th on rather lower 5-height.
9b flashing - 40 min.   Only one 7 gathers launch. A few more or less reasonable upto 3 rethrows. Stopped when I got multiple releases when overspeeding and wanting too much (instead trying well-tempered), so to say.
5b 52567 - 57 min.   A 10th, a 9th side to drop(s). Another long run 11(?) or 13(?) sides to collapse. Rest rather upto 7 sides.
7b casc - ~95 min.   Not over 39 c cl today.   [ daily7b II: 39 ]
In between took a plunge in the river.
5b fastest - 13 min.   Upto 30+.

Total practice time: 263 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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15th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 7 balls splits, 208 minutes

5b casc varied - 13 min.   high.   wristy\\unwristy.   Single reachovers ( a column, that then later clawed reaching over, and claw-thrown-as-caught as column back to pattern ((and hurry back to that hand's normal side for the next normal catch)) ) - got one back to cascade.   fastest.
5b 52567 - 40 min.   An early 10 sides clean. Several 8th sides. Two 9th sides to collapse.
7b casc - 137 min.   After again being haunted by a doubting demon, if I'd ever again improve at all (!?), it became a normal stint at last with acceptable yield and some good smooth runs. Did - on its own, each - "pull the pattern near my body, soas as to seem it being right above me", then "make sure, every single throw is on minimum height", then - as good patterns allowed for it - "simply aim up left-right"-left-a.s.o., very simply cascady. 49, 45, 51, 55, 45, 45, 43, 43, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]
7b splits - 3 min.   Bad, droppy, inaccurate - preferred to do sth else ..
5b fastest - 15 min.   Upto around 40 throws. One long run twisted my torso about 90° and I had to bend knees, slightly pivot and lift heels, but the run went on.

A short crispy thunderstorm's thunders were so sudden and bursting loud, that it seemed, this whole region was meant to now be erased.

Total practice time: 208 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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9th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 5 balls, 258 minutes

5b endure - 10 min.   From cold, did until a 500+ throws run - took ten minutes. Got ~525 th.
5b casc varied - 20 min.   9-high a few.   Then, same idea as above, getting long ednured runs and the corresponding feel and technique and mindset, did wristy 7-high wanting like 200 throws (about double of what I currently want with 7b); dunno how long it took, but after several attempts got 197 throws.   A bit "fastest" too.
5b 52567 - 68 min.   Upto two 9th sides, one of which full caught, three 10th sides, one of which full caught. Then 14 sides with one last drop = new #PR 55 catches. #outstandingRuns - The run was forced, slaving to rhythm and heights as good as I could without really controlling anything. Also a slight drift left ahead took me walking around and away from my spot in a big half circle not seeing where I was stepping on those bold cobbles needing to do every step ``individually´´ so to say. Didn't learn anything from that run, yet hopefully my subconscious will on occasion remember how to keep this pattern up even longer. Couldn't confirm, so no ``breakthrough´´, but good stint with good yield and some smooth shorter runs, and glad this is moving on.
Had chosen a spot (under the bridge) on the other riverside, where I happened to originally start to work on just this pattern about a year ago.
7b casc - 150 min.   43, 45, 45, 48, 65, [short snackbreak and lie down two minutes], 51, 49 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 65 ]
5b fastest - 10 min.   No long runs.

Total practice time: 258 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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3rd June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 8 balls, 5 balls, 7 balls splits, 240 minutes

5b casc varied - 8 min.
8b wimpy - 30 min.   Once 10 c cl out of a bunch of 5 pairs thrown to drop(s).
7b splits - 8 min.   9 duplex thrown into 17 catches. 11 duplex thrown to collapse.
5b 52567 - 55 min.   6th, 7th and an 8th sides clean.
7b casc - 140 min.   Not over 43 throws once. Short phases with good swift short runs though. Partly flabby weary arms; had to force into only short phases of acceptable form.   [ daily7b II: 43 ]

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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30th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 balls, 1 club, 3 balls, #experimental, #psychologic, #mentec, #focus, #nature, #reflecting, 265 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 17 min.   Mostly fast and fastest ( doing  rev--rev--normal--a.s.o. ).

[ rain made me change spot from rivershore meadow to plated area here ]

5b casc varied, s'swaps - 10 min.   Tried first time ever 744 and got 4 throws.

1c flourishes - ~5-10 min.   During 20' second of three rainbreaks, under small sheltered part of a hut there, did some flourishes with a birchstaff that I found there: normal flourishes seem to ``stop´´, swaying in the wrong direction before rethrowing them normally (or I'm doing them wrong), so they should maybe better flow into a shoulderthrow. Stopped that and did  bottleneck catch + over pinky's palm backhandwards rolls + into bottleneck throw ("backhandrolls"?),  which went well.

#nature - When watching the rain, waiting, I noticed sudden little steam jets that seemed to come out of the soil .. I imagined an insect or small animal originating these in some way I never heard of before, or maybe some rare chemical phenomenon (lithium?? sulfur??). .. It was cherry-pip-like little beige mushrooms it turned out, puffballs (that I know only much bigger, squash- or golfball size), i guess.

5b 56752 - 30 min.   ( Gave up 9b flashing after a couple 'a minutes - moist dirt kept sticking to the dropped balls. )   Upto a 9 sides run to collapse. 6th and 7th sides clean or full caught.

[ rainbreak, under shelter: ]   3b cascade endure. fastest. - 10 min.   Wanted no drops there (dirty + lotsa hidden corners there), did cascade pure, with focus on reflecting what attention and focus lie on, on what distracts, on where eyes and mind wander, on how it gets boring versus wanting to keep on doing: first, found, that I was losing stable shape and needed focus to keep the pattern in shape; then after a while of slaving to stable pattern rather dully, found, that I fancied to do some reverse throw for a change (but may not); my eyes could wander np as long as pattern was in peripheral view; did some "juggling lower" [according to Mike Moore's hint ] which feels queer to me and I wouldn't try that with another pattern - worked okay so far, dunno about any gain; still later - pattern still rolling on - asked myself if it wouldn't make more sense to do some 3b blind instead (but I may not) .. in a given moment, my hands corrected a flawly throw using a reverse throw and the ``experiment´´ was finished - pattern was still rolling, though - and I did a few attempts on closing eyes amidst the juggling (usually do full blind start for "blind"), which was where I got my drop. [ #exp #psych (?) #mentec (?) #focus #reflecting ]   Did a bit fastest then too.

more 5b 56752 - 40 min.

7b casc - 150 min.   43, 49, 43, 51, 46, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]

A bit chaotic of a session, but glad, I didn't lose too much time (like last two days) and got some good juggling done.

Total practice time: 265 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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24th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 292 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 35 min.   [among usual ..] A few bx per run, down from 4-count to 3-count [it's stone-hard balls .. no fail onto head allowed].
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 12 min.
9b flashing - 55 min.   Eight times 7 gathers. One 8 g.   12 throws into 7 g !   #SoL - I need to un-automize 3.rd & 4.th launched throws; do slower, controlled 1.st & 2.nd, then controlled 3.rd & 4.th (also not so very fast, not at unleashed speed), only then fire the restly five balls up fully automized - all in order to get controlled patterns (not just lucky nice ones).
5b 56752 - 43 min.   7.th, 8.th sides, full or clean collected, a 9.th and three(!) 10.th sides to drop(s).
7b casc - 135 min.   51, 43, 57, 47, 47, 48 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]
5b casc - 5 min.   just cascade - wanted to do sth not so challenging that I can - , tried to endure, but hardly got over 100 c (just once).
5b fastest - 7 min.   felt great, insane speed, but no long runs (~30+, maybe 40).

Total practice time: 292 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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20th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 8 balls, 7 balls splits, 207 minutes

5b casc varied - 7 min.   high.   wristy 9-high (won't work - too much forearm involved).   fastest.
9b flashing - 35 min.   Five times 7 gathers, one of which 8 g in reach. An 8 g in reach became 6 g.   (no pattern up allowed for rethrows).
5b 56752 - 13 min.   Two 6th sides clean.
7b casc - 142 min.   43, 48 cl, 53, 43, 45, 51, 55 throws longest runs.   Mostly tensed, forced, fought for, today. Little swift, well in rhythm; maybe a short good phase, but not really ``on level´´.   Fresh weather, good physical form.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]
8b wimpy - 5 min.   8 c cl. (yess! .. at last, .. been a while failing only)
7b splits - 5 min.   Best attempt was 9 duplex thrown 17 catches, one last drop.

Total practice time: 207 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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19th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 245 minutes

5b casc varied, warmup - 15 min.   High.   Spontaneus attempts on 95551, fails only - got 9--5--5--5--[hesitate or wrong].   A bit fastest.
5b 56752 - 65 min.   8 sides clean. More 8th sides to collapse. A 9th side to collapse. An 11th side (=near PR) to collapse.
As a tiny compensation for not doing any 9b today, did some ..
8b wimpy - 5 min.   Upto 6 synch pairs thrown once. Nothing clean.   Need to aim better.
7b casc - 160 min.   67 (high, wide), 43, 51, 49, 47, 49, 45, 53 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 67 ]

Total practice time: 245 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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