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17th January 2018


# PracticeLikeAnthony, 60 minutes

Day 12 of trying to practice using the same method Anthony Gatto did. See my forum post for details of what this involves and my rationale for wanting to do it:
It is another lovely juggling day in Amersham, so I was eager to get out and juggle. I’m also looking forward to going along to the Camden juggling club later on for a bit of passing. There was a red kite circling overhead during parts of my practice today and yesterday, when I first moved to this area they were endangered, it’s great they’ve made a recovery.
Warm up: Did all the moving about with a balance stuff, all three balance points. 5 balls with a balance went very well today. I so nearly got 100 catches! I was trying to go for a clean collect but stopped too early so I ended up with 98 catches clean. Still a massive improvement, it was feeling really good.
Mills warm up was fine, and then 5 ball mills went well. I got 30+ catches in one run and I kicked up from 4 to a relatively stable feeling 5 twice or so. Also tried a fun multiplex start for 5 ball mills. I think I’ll keep doing these just to mix it up a bit and so that I don’t get frustrated with this trick.
Pirouettes went very well today.. 3 ups out of 5 felt good, linked two together. Also tried a new trick I saw on a WJF video yesterday, it’s a 3 up with the 3rd one extra high and then two more after you’ve spun once, and then spin again. Felt easier than I was expecting
5 ups feeling very very nice. I landed 7 out of my strong side in 3 minutes, including 3 in the same run! I then got 3 out of my weak side in a minute. Might try and link two tomorrow, I don’t think it will happen but it could be fun. Also debating putting a 1 high 4 low in their.
5 ball siteswaps:
30 + rounds of 744 to drop, then 10 rounds linked to a 3 up.
20 rounds of 645 to drop and then 10 rounds linked to a 3 up.
663 felt pretty nice today! I got 20 rounds, yay!
753 was feeling less nice, I got 9 rounds to drop I think.
94444 felt reasonable again. I got 4 rounds thrown but not back to pattern. I tried the new 9447700 360 that Lewis showed me. I got it out of both hands.
97531 felt good. I got 4 rounds back to pattern once.
(8x,4)(4,4)* wasn’t feeling too great, I’m not sure I got much more than 6 rounds thrown. Also tried (8x,4)(4,4)(8,4)(4,4)* a few times, it’s quite fun.
6 ball async definitely regressed to the mean. I got 95 catches clean on one run though so not too bad (I only collected because there was a collision I couldn’t recover from. Not sure if this counts as “clean”)
Got 80+ catches of sync. Landed the transition a few times.
I kicked up from 5 to 6 a couple of times to a stable pattern.
Got 12 ish rounds of 771 back to pattern in my allocated minute (66 entry 661 exit).
I forgot to do 77772, will do tomorrow.
7 balls: Around 30 catches in one run I think. The timing as the start felt a bit off.
5 ball backcrosses were good today. 2 in a row back to pattern, starting out of both sides.
5 ball half shower with backcross. Feeling fairly nice today, I got quite a few back to pattern
6 ball half shower. Another I got 120 catches again, it feels relaxed.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Amersham

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