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13th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 7 ball tricks, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 240 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 27 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 17 min.   ~200 throws low pattern.
5b 56752 - 60 min.   Several 8 sides' runs, some clean. One or two 9th sides to collapse. One 12th side to collapse is among longest runs ever.
7b tricks - 10 min.   Wasn't planned, simply stuck to playing with other throws when launches came well and into good patterns. From cascade, tried   9955   but didn't get any 5 aimed anywhere. Got a   27[75]  into i think 6 more throws of cascade then clean collected (among my - if not the - first 7b-``trick´´ ever landed). Felt like also daring a   977777707[75]   and got the double catch, but not the throw and pattern collapsed.
7b casc - 125 min.   Only 45, 45 throws longest runs. (weather, conditions, form all good)   A few good smooth and-or fluent short runs.   [ daily7b II: 45 ]

Total practice time: 240 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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15th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 9 balls flashing, 7 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 185 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~5 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~20 min.   No good result, max 6 gathers many times, but felt okey.
5b 52567 - ~25 min.   Four times 24 catches clean. One 24 gathers (crossing 6). Four full fifth sides.
7b tricks - ~12 min. ( more like "single extra-throws", actually ((( but "tricks" makes me feel five inches taller ;o]) ))) )   A few upto several tries each:   °27[75]°, not so good today, rethrows, but nothing full collected;   clawed catch + normal throw, got one clean collect and one 2nd. throw uncaught;   clawed catch + claw-throw, got one thrown well;   all up 180° not even became simply flashing 9-high well;   single backcrosses, bad;   °977777707[75]°, got a yet unthrown duplex caught appropriately together, then catastrophe.        
7b casc - ~115 min.   43, 45, 55, 45, 43, 51, 49, 42, 47, 43, [?] (some 40+), 41, 71, 60, 49, 49 cl, 48, 45 cl, 51, 51, 43, 48 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 71 ]
5b fastest - ~3 min.

Total practice time: 185 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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8th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #PR, #StagesOfLearning, #efficiency, #season, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 7 ball tricks, #structuredPractise, 165 minutes

5b casc varied - ~10 min.   warmup. endured 368 throws. 168 throws wristy 7-high. ~20 throws wristy 9-high, but not so swift, rather tensed with somewhat too much effort.
9b flashing - ~25 min.   Two times 7 gathers; once 8 clearly in reach. Some good patterns in the air.
5b 52567 - ~35 min.   Finally a long run, way above fifth side: new sweet #PR 32 catches clean (8 sides or rounds) from launch to clean collect; went to collect without need in good pattern, in order to secure a clean collect for the very long run.  ( i have no idea, how to rate this as a breakthrough on the pattern, or as just constantly improving on my average, or as just one exeptional irrational (lol) peak run on a good day in a good phase ).  Had shortly before already beaten my old record with a full caught sixth side, 24 c cl and it had felt like "more!".
  Furthermore, got: 24 throws 1 drop. Another sixth side thrown to collapse. Six fifth sides thrown to drop(s). Seven times 16 c cl - guess I can start ignoring those latter fourth sides now.
  #SoL - The melody, the algorithm, of that siteswap, as I've been thinking as two high over two low throws of ( low--Hm.--low--higher self--high ), I am now actually doing & thinking as ``effort-algorithm´´, as ``guide to the amount of force put into each single digit´´:   no effort low -- Hm. -- no effort low -- power-self -- good thrust 7,   different thrusts in the right rhythm .. of how, what and when the hands and forearms are supposed to feel, so to say.

#efficiency #season - Time to take stock on practise time invested for this: Started April 17, did short stints upto may, 20, only then ~Ø 60 min almost daily, which makes about roughly 105d à 60' = over 100 hours struggling to keep this pattern rolling. Waaaay more than I expected (thought, a few, maybe several weeks, an' it's become months), but it's five balls after all and not at all trivial stuff. Still need to confirm, get it stable, reliable, and endure it some, before I can be too proud of it ..

7b casc - ~75 min.   43, 50, [tricks°], 69, [tricks°], 44, [bx°], -, -, throws runs longer than 40 th.
  Did my second ever 7b trivial tricks - 10' short stint in between:   °27[75]°.   single claw.   absurd all up 180°; got them all up and the bodyspin - 4 gathers lol, but those 4 were late throws and landed straight up, so behind me after the spin and I collected them sort of overhead (had to laugh out loud about myself or some juggling demon foolin' me there haha).   bx very very hard, but don't seem impossible.
  Expecting any results in such stints doesn't make much sense .. it's mostly blundering and getting one success on like ten fails + picking up drops most the time - "success" meaning any not total collapse, not mere chaos, but like thrown + normal afterthrows or + a rethrow done - best I got was like almost a full collect on a °27[75]° rethrow, and a second matching rev throw for fast-tennis (casc--rev--normal--normal--normal--normal--rev--a.s.o.). But it opens precious new perspectives on the ground pattern when for doing claws, you have to spot a ball to prepare for clawing that one from high and throwing it with a fast handmovement, or else for doing fast-tennis, you have to see the whole pattern to fit the fifth revthrow in well, or else, when doing °27[75]°, it's a question of timing and splitting the duplex vertically well within two dwelltimes (adjusting balls, get thumb in between, get bigger scoop done). So, long stints of this would really mean to challenge your karma, whereas short stints of this, even though mostly ("only", actually) failing, give new insights on, and skills for, your groundstate. (#structuredPractise)
[ dailyLongestRun7b: 69 ]
5b fastest - ~10 min.   37 throws counted of "fast", ~chin-to-nose-high.

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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4th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 7 ball tricks, #new, #session, 160 minutes

A bit high throw warmup, then 3b, 4b, 5b shower - ~10 min.   Tried 3b, 4b from cascade, which went np with 3b, but don't get good fountains with 4b, but 4b shower (from launch, then) was okay, like 10 throws first attempt. Tried 5b on different heights, but didn't get over 7 throws (not even all caught).
8b wimpy - ~5 min.   Remembered to do wider,which also allowed for lower.   Yet, got two times 7 catches (only).
5b 52567 - ~50 min.   Very good one stint again. Got into sixth side twice. Felt sth was possible and did "until" (thus rather longer stint). But didn't get more than that and abandoned for today in favor of 7b. Was good practise, though (not stop after just gotten into really well as I often do).   Furthermore five fifth sides and 10 times 16 c cl.
7b casc - ~80 min.   43, 46 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 46 ]
Amidst, I dared trivial 7b tricks - ~10 min or better: single extra throws, all from like a period or two or three of running cascade:
  °27[75]°   - (done and gotten these before).
clawed catch + normal throw.
rev   - not really ``special´´ as this happens when doing normal inside cascade. Was out for
        rev--normal--normal   count, but too hard, so tried on some willingly done revthrows.
Got like each of these with a few afterthrows to drop or collapse.
bx   - two higher throws from weakhand, then stronghand bx was okay, yet nothing like accurate and no chance to get back to cascade or to even go to collect. But it didn't seem impossible.
Later, was as insane as to try all up 180°, but didn't have the slightest chance. Was happy to get sort of all flashed before first dropped or flashed at all with balls going everywhere.
I did all this also, maybe mainly, for getting another perspective on my groundstate .. a compare, another context. It was the first stint ever of the kind.
5b fastest - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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