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18' - 5b casc "easiest" / endure - 471 throws max.
27' - 5 prop mix, 4b1c - max rounds: 13, 12, 13, 12, 12, 17 cl.
9' - 5 prop mix, 3b2c - started blundering below 3 rounds clean, then, doing on more generous height, got 5 rounds clean and three times 3 cl.
71' - 5b rev casc - 149, 151, then somehow got it overall more relaxed, and lower and in a speedy but comfortable stable rhythm ( with maybe less threshold for correcting, thus with higher precision, i guess ) and got 203, 191,
throws max above ~150. I've often lately been thinking of handling a pair of skip-ropes here, in order to get into an enduring trot. #mentec #ThinkAs ___ [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 203 ]
Total practice time: 125 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~8 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~4 min.
9b flashing - ~40 min. ___ Six times 8 gathers, two of which almost a flash, but for a bounce and a slip. Another 9 c in sight ended 7 g. Three times 11 t, two of which into 7 g, and one a rather unreasonable one.
5b-34567 - ~10 min. ___ Four rounds into full collect; not sure about it maybe having been only 19 throws (and catches), and if fourth round's throws were all correct. ___ #learningSiteswaps #ThinkAs - Doing by throwing five throws along imaginary poles left--right; ( having done 4b-345, 3b-34530 and 5b-52567 before a lot .. ) the height kind'a even comes automatically into nearest free space over the tower. ___ Fun pattern to roll, I reckon, .. easier than 5b-52567 even, which is more funky.
7b casc - ~110 min. ___ 46, 45, 51, 49 cl, 41, 52, 53 throws' runs longer than 40 t. ___ [ daily7b III: 53 ]
Total practice time: 172 minutes
So yesterday - even though I'm not through yet with trying everything in question out - already gave, that there's a lot of tricks, I can do looking through the pattern, but not anytime right away ( then not "watching", but "staring at" and missing the soccer game with full focus on the pattern needed ).
- okay: ___ .. 3b casc. .. 2b-01414 .. 3b freestyle, fastest, reverse-mix, (single) back of hand, (single) claws, (single) penguins, (single) backcrosses ( short spotting required so far ) .. 3b 4 2=ELCURL 3 .. 3b elcrook stalls ( 3_THROW_INTO_STALL 3 3 3_WITH\WHILE_2nd_BALL_STALLED 3_TAKE_STALL_REACHOVER_INTO_COLUMN_THERE ).
- difficult \unclear yet: ___ .. 3b inv box ( rather: yes, with some practise ) .. 5b casc low ( rather not ).
- refuted: ___ .. 3c casc (spins need constant spotting)
france : australia
contact butterflies - 10 mins - ugly, but valid and okay. bad with weakhand.
contact on arm to arm horizontal - 1 mins - can get it with chest helping, but still awkward, droppy anyway, very difficult anything involving weakhand. ( So: no )
1c flourishes - 5 mins - better with full focus, got a few "over index + thumb" rolls, mostly dropping, arm was in the way for rolls over handback. ( no )
Total practice time: 350 minutes
[ daily7b II: 0 ]
60' - 5b rev casc -
Systematically - easy going, no fights to keep up or sth - went through all kinds of focusses, ways of aiming, ways of thinking the pattern, modes indeed:
Not easy or obvious to switch between mindstates or focusses.
40' - repeat:
Too few data to draw any conclusions but from how it felt, what it seemed:
Above and before anything else, a well scooping weakhand needs be granted in the first place.
"remote control", "remote controlling only the 3 ball top", is most fun for sure, (it also downright asks for scooping, aiming, doing well in general), but needs a period or two of a good, stable pattern, and relaxed juggling first; first "doing along the high incoming ball" seems the easier exercise;
"over the pattern" was often what came merging; (also somewhat enforces good scoop, but still, nonetheless allows for too narrow patterns); seems to be the most direct, concise, the most obvious option within a small frame with best view on the whole;
"active thumbs" is in any case a good exercise for more options on finetuning and bail outs; it seems to entail low wide patterns (thus a bit more difficult, more challenging); also feels different, but makes a lot of sense to own as a technique;
"focus on weakhand only /whd leads / bowy throws" is a good necessary exercise;
.. but it remains unclear, how much a good pattern results from those ways, or else, is necessary to have it already gotten up rolling shortly, before even getting the opportunity to do in those ways (e.g. when going through imagining a trapezium).
25' - unrestricted, now, going for some result, high prio on whd scoop, now - 79 ("remote controlled 3b top" + "over & into the pattern" that was), 82 cl ("over & into"), 82 cl. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 82 ]
Total practice time: 160 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
Too rainy, overcast, grayish-darkish, cold, windy outdoors. [ daily7b II: 0 ]
12' - 3b elroll-takes - got upto five or six in a row in a two-count. It's not as presumed yesterday a 423 variation, but indeed maintaining crossing throws(?), the cascade(?), a ``three-beat-all´´(?), (but it's unclear how to fit that roller into s'swap notation).
1' - 3b 524RO13 - fluent (but sometimes a few back to cascade throws in between).
153' - 5b rev casc - started with short controlled runs to find into an endurable pattern - 73 (12'), 99 cl (30'), 109 (60'), 93 cl, 89, 79 cl, 71, [ #mentec #focus #endupatt #ThinkAs ] tried throwing over the whole pattern into the middle upto here, but from now on aiming along the steep sides of an imagined trapezium (with shared flightpoint very high up there somewhere), thus throwing angles with portionned thrust in the first place, only then with secondary focus on right height, 77 cl, 83, 79 cl, 71, 90, 71 cl, 75, 74 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 109 ]
Total practice time: 166 minutes
Location: indoors low ceiling
Overall mostly flabby form today, exept for some better chunks when a raincloud, wind and temperature freshened up the somewhat airless muggy weather. Also sore nudging lumbal area those last days. So mostly "work, holding on", hoping on good phases and return of good form, rather than fun today.
5b 56752 - 30 min. Upto into 9th side, 8 sides clean; maybe few more over 8 s in longer uncounted runs.
7b casc - 103 min. 45, 51 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 51 ]
Preventively stopped that stint on a pull in the shoulder and did some ..
more 5b 56752 - 17 min. Upto 8 sides again.
5b 75751 - 13 min. #learningSiteswaps #mentec #ThinkAs - like for 753, also now did two same-hand high 7 throws intending to create a gap ( maintaining ground-state for any other all regular throws ), then use that gap for that 15 still from same hand. That way, got once the sequence fro to cascade and clean collect; first or second time since trying this, many `almosts´ preceding, so glad I got this `landmarked´. Once 757515 from cascade to instant clean collect.
5b cascade - 12 min. Just killed some time left, intending without effort, but didn't get over 135 throws trying a longer run.
Total practice time: 175 minutes
Location: uneven cobbles under bridge
3 small heavy steel balls, Ø 4cm, 300g, - 5 min #otu - as good as never used these for juggling before (maybe tried and refuted) - [ #ballproperties ] they give somewhat stable tiny fast patterns, but aren't really first size & weight choice generally. Maybe for exercise.
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 13 min. ( the Ø ~6cm again now) A bit long-time-no-do windmill. It's comparedly easy to do every second throw the other way over (always crossing hands when required), but pretty difficult to get a nice looking equal bows windmill.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min. 105 throws wristy 6-high. 319 t 5-high. #new #exercises - found, that swaying the pattern sideways left-right-..a.s.o. practises scoop issues and throwing angles very well(!).
5b 56752 - 20 min. Upto an 8 sides clean run. One 9 sides clean. Also here: "wristy" spares dwelltime, makes the rhythm seem slower, and gives me breath to better anticipate what's next and fitting throws and the rhythm, their `melody´, to one another.
7b casc - 115 min. Longest runs (throws): 49, 43, 49 fc (a last ax throw to throwhand-caught), 45, 53, [break], 46 (48?), 45. #SoL #endupatt #mentec #ThinkAs - Made myself an eye for the upper three balls lately and focused and oriented on that floating 3b-cascade as a "top of the pattern" for aiming into well.
That ``top´´ now has a distinct shape!? - not a nebulous notion of empty air somewhere up there, flewn through by balls, anymore; a better gauge for precision, also. Just another ``aspect´´? .. or sth to cling to for getting it constant? .. practise & time will tell. [ daily7b II: 53 ]
[ rain stopped this stint & session ]
Total practice time: 158 minutes
5b splits oh xhd - 8 min. (from launch) A mess. I caught the one or other ball without uncrossing my hands. Maybe one duplex thrown to collect. Several attempts on the second throw to ultimatelol collapse. Want to try to get a few throws again sometimes.
5b °753° - 17 min. The only (but well matching) related thing I've done before is 3b-531 [ #otu ]. #learningSiteswaps - I wasn't sure it was valid and what throw would be next after throwing that sequence. After a few puzzling attempts, I figured out the 7 makes a gap, and the 3 closes it again, so it must be "back to cascade". #ThinkAs - Thinking it like that ( "one gap in mind at release of 7, then focus on closing that gap with the 3" - and: only two other-than-5-throws from same hand ) made me get 55555..75355 twice to a collect and several `almosts´ back to cascade.
9b flashing - 70 min. Only three times 7 gathers (one of which 8 g in reach). One 8 g.
7b casc - 135 min. [ daily7b II: 45 ]
5b fastest - 5 min.
Total practice time: 235 minutes
Location: uneven cobbles under bridge