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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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20th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 heavy balls, 3 clubs tricks, 3 clubs basics, 215 minutes

( >30°, muggy, partly airless, little to no wind )
3c basics - 5 min   320 c cl doubles.   53 throws triples (pretty good, maybe longest ever), with two or three halves among.
3c tricks - 8 min   441, 531, 34530, all so-so.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 33 min.   441 and even 2b-411 - like with clubs after two rounds - were puzzling. Got 5-6 rounds when focussing on the 1-s in 441.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   48 throws wristy 6-high.
9b flashing - 22 min. ( too warm for, but 9b's just soo 'greedy', so took a chance on 'em )   An early 8 gathers and five 7 g. Hardly any rethrows (once or twice two or three).
5b 52567 - 40 min.   Some 8th sides, some of which clean. One 10th side.
7b casc - 98 min.   One long 61 throws run. Rest below 40.   [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 68 minutes

47 catches of 7.

7 rounds of 7733. This felt great today. The pattern is starting to click.
1 round of 993333 on both sides.

Total practice time: 68 minutes

Location: Garden

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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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18th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 clubs tricks, 3 clubs basics, 5 heavy balls, 277 minutes

3c basics, tricks - 12 min   80 doubles. Triples messy - it was windy.   441 - got 441441441 to collapse, but three rounds is rare 'cos I usually confuse "left hand", "right hand", "which club next" and "4" and "1" (and "not 2" and "not 3") after the second round.   34530 - three times the sequence to awkward ugly but full collect, which is the or among best I ever got with this. Also 2 seq. per run two times to collapse and once to full collect.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 33 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 7 min.   127 c cl 6-high.
9b flashing - 18 min.   Again an early 8 gathers launch. Then nothing more. ( It was a bit strenuous, and it didn't seem, I'd get anything easily anymore, though you never know, but I'd rather went on with, and spend the time on next up on schedule ..
5b 52567 - 20 min.   Not over 6 sides, not even clean.
Very flabby form here, and felt airless in spite of a good breeze - downright needed a break amidst this stint.
more 5b 52567 - 40 min.   After drinking, lying down and stretching my back, watering T-shirt and muscles, with clearly better form worked myself into several 8th sides.
7b casc - 147 min.   43 cl, 65, 47, 43, 47, 45 cl throws longest runs. [another short break in between]   [ daily7b II: 65 ]

Total practice time: 277 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 98 minutes

5-ups (7777700)

55 catches of 7. Felt good but didn't get many long runs.

(8,8)(4,4)
(4,4) -> (6,6): second time doing this.
(8,4)*: Tried to transition back into the fountain but didn't get it.

15 catches of 4 balls in each hand.

Total practice time: 98 minutes

Location: Garden

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17th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, #otu, 9 balls flashing, 3 clubs tricks, 3 clubs basics, 5 heavy balls, 340 minutes

3c basics - 5 min   305 doubles, first attempt.   15, 25 triples, first and second attempt.   6 c cl quadruples on 2.nd attempt.
3c tricks - 15 min423 - puzzled at first, then got a few rounds.
          441(4) - got this: 441441423423, into ..423 simply happened getting rid of that hand's club under a low 4.
          34530 (single double triple single) - got two times the sequence within a run with clean cascade in between to an ugly but full collect. I'm less ``afraid´´ of the 5-s landing who knows where causing collisions and chaos, but now know where they belong and that they won't hit me.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 55 min.   among usual freestyling a mixture of single reachovers, penguins, claws, fastest (rev--normal--normal--a.so.), drops(?), levels(?), horizontal slams, racketing, tried
      all up + 90° [ #otu ] but soon cut that leaving it for normal (less harder, less heavy, less risky) balls.
      Did "slowly-roll-towards-elcrook-and-take-and-throw-ball-from-there" all the while going on cascading, in a five-beat, i think, stronghandside only (weakhand taking and throwing); I think I kept s'swap 3, not 423 or sth.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Wristy 6-high, several periods (~50-100 throws? Didn't count).
9b flashing - 50 min.   Doubtful at very first attempts, soon found into a few acceptable launches, then two early 8 gathers. Accumulated ten times 7 gathers.   Got a few unreasonable rethrows, but tried at least.
5b 52567 - 65 min.   Two 9th sides. One 12th side.
7b casc - 145 min.   55, 49, 48, 43, 57 cl, 47, 57 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 340 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 50 minutes

Total practice time: 50 minutes

Location: Merrion Square

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16th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 7 balls splits, 5 heavy balls, 283 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 33 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 7 min.   135 c cl 7-high.   383 c cl low.
5b all up 180° - 15 min.   Once into five cascade throws, but to collapse then.
5b 52567 - 53 min.   53 c cl (13+ sides), second best ever.   Also a 12th, an 11th, a 10th sides, all into drop(s).
7b splits - 10 min.   Upto 10 duplex thrown.
7b casc - 165 min.   Just one 53 throws longest run. Next best were several 41 th runs. (best weather & form, again)   [ daily7b II: 53 ]

Total practice time: 283 minutes

Location: 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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14th June 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 233 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 22 min.   "As wide as can", horizontal, nearly straight throws: starting normal, upto stronghand arm almost outstretched, weakhandarm much less. Stretching out weakhand only as an exercise didn't work at all - better go into wider and wider with both.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 13 min.   167 throws 5-high; 197 c cl 6-high.
5b 52567 - 78 min.   Several 8th sides, also early ones, partly clean. Later two 9th sides, to breakdown and full caught, and two 10th sides, full caught and clean.
7b casc - 120 min.   41, 41, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 43 ] Way below both, general and daily, expectations (weather, conditions, form again good).

Total practice time: 233 minutes

Location: shady rivershore-meadow

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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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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 80 minutes

68 throws of 7 on the first attempt.
62 catches clean.

6 rounds of 7733.

3 -> 5 variations: 333, 4440, 522, 441, 531.

Total practice time: 80 minutes

Location: Garden

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