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21st September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 247 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 20 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min. 95 throws wristy 6-high to collision. 209 t 5-high to collision.
9b flashing - 65 min. Two times 8 gathers. Again, theoretically 9 c in reach: time plenty after spotting around 3(?) last balls, but had bodycaught already and inevitably leaving bodycatches only, for those incoming last balls (ended 6 gathers). No rethrows. (m.)
7b casc - 142 min. 47, 47, 47, 51, 53, 49, 45, 45, 43 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 53 ]
5b fastest - 10 min. Good runs, speedy, low, but no very long runs.

Total practice time: 247 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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20th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #focus, #endupatt, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 208 minutes

( after two partly chilly, down to 15°C and below, rainy days, now near perfect again and more warm & dry & sunny days ahead )
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 12 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Around 100 throws wristy 6-high.
9b flashing - 63 min.   One million times 7 gathers.   Two times 8 g.   11 throws into 7 gathers. 13 throws. (only rethrow attempts, i think)
  #SoL #technique - new little insight / tuning:   It struck me towards end of stint, that in the past I have been throwing the first two throws to abrupt, with abrupt movement up as if i were throwing from loose wrist, which doesn't make sense for the first ball from stronghand - a fifth ball on top of diamond gripped four others (and weakhand then following with its first launched fourth ball on the index where it would make sense to try wristy already, but so far, I let it ``follow´´). I am doing them a bit slowlier in any case, but somehow, I managed to even then do them in an abrupt way.   If I do those two throws softer and explicitly get their thrust from forearms almost only, I should get more control over my launches becoming well structured (upto now, I wasn't sure, what exactly makes me sometimes get it well, sometimes bad). Gotta try like that again and track this.
7b casc - 128 min.   44, 43 cl, 43 cl, 44, 53, 53, 45, 49 cl, 55, 66, 53 throws longest runs. Pretty great yield, but I wasn't satisfied, for example, I lost several good runs on ~35 throws' mental (or whatever physiological) barrier, and also did tensed a lot and didn't easily get or stay in snapped-in patterns; no question of ``settling´´ in good patterns, which is my next step & level. Nonetheless, happy with a good yield of course.   [ daily7b II: 66 ]
  Also here, found yet a new aspect, "issue" even: #SoL #focus #endupatt - I am often focussing on stronghands' balls up for orientation, while I should rather partage my attention equally on any / both hands' last balls up. It's surely a result of my alltime stronghand \ weakhand asymmetry that never bothered me, but the issue is one of focus mainly. [Note to self:] Also work on, work with, and track this!
5b fastest - 5 min.   (no long runs)

Total practice time: 208 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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19th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 208 minutes

5b 56752 - 25 min.   Hardly over 6 sides, but one 9th side into 10th collapsing.
[ short rainbreak 5' ]
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 18 min.
[ break - tried to roughly dry the grass with a towel attached to a long branch 15' ]
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 10 min.   161 c cl wristy 6-high.   119 throws into collision 5-high.
9b flashing - 50 min.   Many 7 gathers.   Two 8 g.   No rethrows.
7b casc - 53 min.   49, 43, 47, 51, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 51 ]
[ next rainbreak 15' ] meadow was soakin' wet now and wiping off every dropped ball wasn't really "practise" ..
7b casc - 5 min. trying to not drop at all gave 7-11 throws  a n d  drops. Very bad.
.. so I rather did where I can expect fewest drops:
5b endure - 30 min.   359 throws.
more 7b casc - 17 min.   (no long runs)

Total practice time: 208 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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18th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, #ballproperties, 192 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.   Short run 7-high.   Longer run wristy 5-to-6-high.
9b flashing - 45 min.   About ten times 7 gathers. One 8 g. No rethrows iirc.   #ballproperties - Balls felt too big and bouncy, not so squishy, and had several ringfingerballslips at launch; presuming they had blown up from cold to warm, I left some air out and indeed a bit whizzed out, but it wasn't much better.   Okay stint, though, structured promising patterns, little spread (smaller radius - used to pick up drops upto one and half yard away - now often they drop right near me or just a step away).
7b casc - 127 min.   Meager yield: 44 cl, 61, [short break 8'], 43 throws longest runs; felt much better 'n that. Hadn't done speedy enough yesterday I now realized. "Nimble" wouldn't get an also comfortable, smooth pattern if not paired with speediness  ( of throwing movement, dwelltime, handspeed, that is, ((not of tact, beat cadence)) ).  Same with "swift" or anything, ratios an' all, done right - without a certain speediness it'll be tensed or doing `behind´ the pattern's speed.   After break had completely lost ratio, pattern, swiftness and it stayed like that. Better again tomorrow!  [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 192 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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17th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 213 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 10 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 1 min.   149 throws run 5-high.
9b flashing - 65 min.   Over 20 times 7 gathers. No 8 g (?!), and only two or three 8 g in reach. Maybe 9 c in reach, but spotted late and last balls came fast. Two or three launches with not so reasonable rethrows.
7b casc - 137 min.   Mediocre yield: 57, 47, 47, 43 throws longest runs, and corresponding performance: got it well only shortly, but mostly struggling to get it comfortably snapped-in.   [ daily7b II: 57 ]

Total practice time: 213 minutes

Location: meadow under bridge

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James Hennigan

# 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 40 minutes

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: Garden

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16th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 193 minutes

5b casc warmup - 12 min.   That 555..55f..f00..-thing needs fast ``explosive´´ full-thrust throws (partly with hopping) - nothing like healthy and it doesn't really make a lot of sense either.   Very high.   Fastest.   Wristy 5-high.
9b flashing - 47 min.   Around twelve times 7 gathers. Three times 8 g. And around five times 13-14 throws. One 9 in reach, time plenty since spotting last ball, but didn't find a nest for it in my full hands and still fumblin' last catch so it bounced off. Felt like "gotten", though.
7b casc - 129 min.   47, 45, 45, 45, 59, 45, 57, 55, 57, 45, 47, 63 throws longest runs. Good. Continue like that!   [ daily7b II: 63 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.

Total practice time: 193 minutes

Location: meadow under bridge

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15th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, #otu, 190 minutes

5b casc varied - 12 min.   very high.   wristy 5-high.   Then I tried a few [ #otu ] 55555f55f50f50f00f00..a.s.o. (as a transition from low to very high casc) but didn't get over the first two or three f-s.   a bit fastest.
9b flashing - 41 min.   Fifteen times 7 gathers, two of which were: 10 throws 7 g, and 11 t 7 g; and several of the rest of which were possible 8 g. One 8 g. Several, upto 3-4 rethrows - the focus lies on "after the launch", which latter then comes (needs to come) fully automized, as I'm preparing to get a viable height and hammer incoming balls up again.
7b casc - 137 min.   43, 53 cl, 51, 43, 51, 51, 49, 44, 61, 43, 59, 43 throws longest runs. Felt great, got it well, had that floating 3b cascade top again and that feeling of controlling it from a distance or like by reins.   [ daily7b II: 61 ]

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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14th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 5 balls, 152 minutes

5b casc warmup - 12 min. very high. wristy 5-high.
9b flashing - 25 min. Three times 7 gathers, two of which were near 8 g. One 8 g. No rethrows. Apart from that had two 9c in reach that ended in 5 g (had them all bodycaught, but they bounced and rolled off from what I held arms to body already) and 6 g.
7b casc - 115 min. 51, 47, 46, 47, 51, 45, 50, 47, 43 cl, 43 throws longest runs. Not all as good as last two days, didn't really snap-in, wasn't so well connected to pattern's top, didn't roll by itself, often somewhat too tensed, but good level anyway. [ daily7b II: 51 ]

Total practice time: 152 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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13th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #endupatt, 5 balls, 112 minutes

5b casc warmup - 5 min.   very high. low & fast. wristy 5-high.
7b casc - 107 min.   Fourtyseven Day .. got 47, 47, 43, 59, 47, 44, 59, 47, 45 throws longest runs.   A fight "tensed \\ untensed" against tensed shouldermuscles, against bad ratio, against inaccuracy, against doing too far ahead, against rowing too wide, that after a while I won by doing just a hearty bit higher (``than I thought´´; and at the same beat) right from launch, by walking back or forth at launch, by focussing on patterns' top better, trying to orient on it, by doing more speedy and by flapping wrists well (and luckily I felt ``speedy´´ too), and by can't remember.   Several runs felt smooth, comfortable and like going longer, but got slips or pattern became unstable.   One given run, I had the impression, I were controlling pattern's top from a distance, like when trying to put a fidgeting fish at the end of the fishing rod into a small bucket by the handle of the rod from that distance.   [ daily7b II: 59 ]   All I need is two consecutive long runs without the drop in between, you know.

Total practice time: 112 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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12th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #PR, #outstandingRuns, 9 balls flashing, 100 minutes

9b flashing - 30 min.   Seven times 7 gathers. One 8 g. No rethrows.
7b casc - 70 min.   47, 47, 75 cl [*], 51, 59 cl throws longest runs.         [ daily7b II: 75 ]
[*] - great run, somewhat higher than usual (as so often with PR-s), but not narrow at all; smooth, very little if any effort at all, maybe tension in the shoulders coming up. Stopped the run at a round number of nine sets of 8, believing, it were new PR, but it's only one catch near last fall's PR. [will log anyway, as it's been a year now ..]
[ rain stopped the session ]

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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