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12th September 2015

Oscar Lindberg

# general practice, 20 minutes

Total practice time: 20 minutes

Location: Home - outdoors

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10th September 2015

Oscar Lindberg

# general practice, 3-9 balls, spins, 40 minutes

Did some random juggling for 20 mins in the beginning just for fun.

The other half I worked on the following 5 ball siteswaps the most...
744 - felt great, got it continuously for a little while, but a loooong way from perfection.
97531 - got a flash on my right side for the first time (I think).
(6x,4)* - felt pretty good, practiced mostly on going in and out of a cascade.

360s felt good, but I need more practice more on 5 ball 3 up 180.

I want to work more to get 8 ball qualify! It felt like it wasn't impossible as it felt really "slow" compared to 9 balls. I did about 12 throws but failed to catch, and that within just a couple of tries.

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: Home - outdoors

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3rd September 2015

Oscar Lindberg

# 3 balls, 4 balls, 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 8 balls, general practice, 55 minutes

Worked mostly on 3-5 ball tricks and 6 ball async fountain.

Total practice time: 55 minutes

Location: Home - outdoors

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1st August 2015

peterbone

# 3 balls, 3 clubs, 4 balls, 4 clubs, 5 balls, 5 clubs, 6 balls, 6 clubs, 7 balls, 7 clubs, 9 balls, balancing, Convention, diabolo, general practice, golf tee, handstand, 11 balls, 12 balls, 3 ball stack balance, 1200 minutes

This entry is for the whole French Juggling Convention. It was quite cool weather and I felt I juggled reasonable well. The hall was good. I made some progress on a few tricks. 5 club bxxs felt good as well as 7 clubs, which I've not done since the BJC. New PB with 645 double flat single and a couple of other tricks.

Total practice time: 1200 minutes

Location: French Juggling Convention

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28th October 2013

thegoheads

# general practice, 1 minutes

Wow! It's been 3 months since my last practice journal entry?!? I have been practicing, I promise! Quite a bit actually.


My wife and I adopted a new dog and it helped motivate me to landscape my backyard so she has some nice space to play. The yard was all rock before, no real room to stand anywhere or do anything! I put in a bunch of planter boxes and trees, and a couple hundred square feet of outdoor carpeting. It is so wonderful to have a nice outdoor space right out my back door to juggle! I think I'll be persuaded to practice more, now that I can just step outside for a juggle rather than having to walk/drive to a park somewhere. Also, the wind is slightly blocked by the other houses and such. It's seemingly less windy in my yard than it can get at the park in a big open field. That's a huge plus for clubs, and on one particularly calm day recently, I even had a ring session.


I've still been practicing clubs, focusing on good technique with basic 3-5 club patterns. It's feeling really good. I've been watching some club manipulation videos, mainly some new ones by Kevin Axtell, and I am so jealous of the way some people can move clubs around and make it look so beautiful! Kevin is making so many pretty shapes and patterns using 4 clubs without even throwing them! I want to get good at that stuff but it's hard to find a starting point before I get side-tracked and revert to what I call my default patterns; running through stuff that is solid while your mind wanders and thinks about everything but juggling. A few days ago I started trying to create a 3 club mini-routine with some of my newer, fancier moves, and it's far enough along now to where I enjoy practicing it without getting sidetracked too easily.


Starting to feel like I need some new moves with balls. Not having as much fun just drilling my usual patterns and siteswaps with 4-7 balls, and feeling stale with everything 3 ball. I've started playing with some very complex 4 ball ideas, basically trying to squeeze in as many odd multiplex combos and body throws as possible in short sequences with a clear, static, starting and stopping point. I might at least have enough to make a new video soon.


Rings........... I am ashamed that I still haven't made the time to go to a rec center and practice rings. It's been a good couple years since I practiced rings with any regularity. There are a couple rec centers that haven't kicked me out for juggling, but they are far from my house and usually a little too packed to find adequate practice space. If I'm still making excuses by my next journal entry, remind me to be extra ashamed of myself.


I also spent quite a bit of time practicing flowersticks recently! I have several tricks now instead of just the basics, some are starting to get fairly solid. I'll have to make a video of that soon.


It was recently announced that WJF9 will be in Vegas this December! I have a hard time getting excited about the WJF anymore... maybe I've just been to enough conventions now to where it isn't as magical. Even the last IJA I went to I didn't participate in any workshops (except the one a friend signed me up to teach! :)) I wasn't too concerned about missing some of the shows either, and I managed not to turn on my camera a single time the whole week. The attendance at WJF events seems to be dwindling, so maybe I'm just thinking it will be a little too low-key to feel really exciting. I wouldn't go if there were travel expenses, but the convention is happening right down the street from my house, so it'd be silly not to go. This will be the 6th WJF event I've attended, I'll try to post here about my experience!


That's it for now! Juggle on!

TOOOOOOO LOOOOOOOONG DOOOOOON'T REEEEEEEEAAAAAADDDDDD!!!!!!!!

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Las Vegas

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7th September 2013

peterbone

# general practice, 110 minutes

balls 5-9 MMX. 11 balls. 5 clubs (14 backcrosses). Dual balance.

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: College Lewes

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5th September 2013

peterbone

# general practice, 80 minutes

5, 7 and 9 balls with new MMX balls. Most siteswaps feel easier with them. Getting better at launching 9 of them and did my first qualify. Also did some 11 balls (beanbags). 5 clubs. Dual balance (working with just the shorter pole now). A family group came over and joined us for a bit. The dad could do 4 balls and wanted to see everything I could do. The two kids were much more interested in Fred's diabolo skills.

Total practice time: 80 minutes

Location: Southover Grange Park Lewes

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3rd September 2013

peterbone

# general practice, 95 minutes

Tried out my new MMX balls. Still working on the launch for 9. 5 club backcrosses, dual balance, 5 ball siteswaps. Got a nice run of 7 clubs.

Total practice time: 95 minutes

Location: Hoop OClock Brighton

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31st August 2013

peterbone

# general practice, 80 minutes

4 clubs, 5 clubs (backcrosses/siteswaps), 7 clubs (improving a bit), 5 balls, 7 balls, 9 balls. Dual balance - PB of 14 seconds.

Total practice time: 80 minutes

Location: Southover Grange Park Lewes

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30th August 2013

peterbone

# general practice, 90 minutes

5 ball siteswaps, 6 balls, 7 balls, 9 balls, 11 balls. 3 clubs, 5 clubs, 7 clubs. Grange gardens. Dual balance. Good session. A couple of personal bests.

Total practice time: 90 minutes

Location: Southover Grange Park Lewes

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