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20th April 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #new, 40 minutes

10' + 27' - 5b rev casc - ___ //10'//, 121 (@ 15'), 181 (@ 30'), 185 throws runs longer than 120 throws. ___ [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 185 ]

3' - 5 prop mix, #new 2b3c ( tinyclubs ) - Two flashes full caught. 5 club throws to collapse. Two rounds soon, I'm sure.

Total practice time: 40 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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8th July 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 3 heavy balls, #otu, #new, #invention, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 253 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 78 min. [ #otu #new #invention ] - Got a nice all up + 90° (higher and faster in beat) - it's a 90°-degree flash (high throws): 33333..frontcross--column--frontcross--turn..33333 ( also ..column--frontcross--column--turn.. is possible, but can collide easier ((with both columns sharing airspace)) ).
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 8 min. 109 throws wristy 6-high. 225 th 5-high.
5b 56752 - 40 min. Two or three 9th sides, one each of which clean and an ugly full collect. One 11th side clean. Maybe 10th sides (? not sure - don't always count, but then do simply up in rhythm).
7b casc - 127 min. 43, 43, [break], 47 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 47 ]

Total practice time: 253 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge + rivershore meadow

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7th May 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, #new, #StagesOfLearning, #conditions, 271 minutes

5b casc varied - 10 min.
5b fastest - 7 min.   Again, stuck at this. .. Usually I do this only a bit to nimble up wrists and fingers and racketing, speediness, without going for long runs.
5b all up 180° - 12 min.   Again, only close ``almosts´´. At a point, chose to not "do until" anymore, but go on in schedule.
5b tricks, s'swaps - 25 min.   single sequences with cascade in between ..
75751 - 5' - bad. nothing. just found that trying weakhand 7-s too made no sense so far.
8552 - 4' - Got two times two sequences plus attempt on third with cascade in between per run. (stronghand 8-s only)
7772615 - 8' - Once back to cascade, then clean collected. Two times once plus a second attempt per run into fail.
88522 - 8' - #new - got an early once the sequence back to cascade, then clean collected. Then couldn't confirm, but only got ``almosts´´. - #SoL Queer: something simple hides in that pattern that I couldn't easily seize .. you throw that 5 under the first 8, then you have two holds, to time an initial 5 over the last 8 to get back to cascade. Just "which hand? when exactly?" got me puzzled a bit.
  I think, then I did well to not even try 7733 and 95551
5b 56752 - 65 min.   Best runs were a 10th side clean, an 8th side clean, then two more 8th sides to collapse. A few 7th sides. And a good bunch of 6th sides half of which clean.
7b casc - 152 min.   63 cl, 47, 47, 52, 45 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 63 ]

#conditions - powdery soil on the plated cobbles acted like talkum, so had to rub-roll the balls clean on my shirt all the time.

Total practice time: 271 minutes

Location: dirty uneven cobbles under bridge

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18th April 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #otu, #new, 7 balls splits, 228 minutes

5b casc varied - 10 min. incl. one impulsive fail on 75751, and one sequence of [ #otu #new ] 55555..8552..55555 to clean collect within like five attempts or so.
5b 56752 - 65 min. 6th, 7th cl and 8th sides.
7b splits - 15 min. 17 catches + 1 last drop on 9 duplex thrown.
7b casc - 128 min. 44 cl, 50 cl, 43, 43, 45, 52, 45 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 52 ]
5b fastest - 10 min.

Total practice time: 228 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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19th March 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #new, 3 heavy balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 heavy balls, 5 balls, 195 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 30 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - 5 min.
5b 56752 - 25 min. Upto 6 rounds clean twice.
7b casc - 120 min. 45, 57, 43, 45, 46, 47, 53, 63, 63, 47 throws longest runs. [ daily7b II: 63 ]
7b fastest - 10 min. #new - casually done this before, especially when exhausted from forcing too much - now made it a stint on its own. It's a good speed \ fingers' nimbleness exercise in any case. Clean flashes head high (among at least just as many fails). ~11 throws slightly above head.
5b fastest - 5 min. One or two ~35-40 throws runs.

Total practice time: 195 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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15th January 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5prop mix, #new, #StagesOfLearning, 175 minutes

55' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 427, 451, 861 (last run), throws longest runs.

20' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - Upto 11 rounds.
          [ n.t.s.: ii 7 tod, 9 tod, ~10 tod, 11 tcl½, ]

..as this went well, dared some: ..

10' - 5 mixed props, 3b2c - #SoL, #new (tried it once before, but had fails) - Felt double fast at first, less than half the time left for focussing on spin-watch and spotting for catching. Then got a flash, a qualify, and three rounds in a row (all clean caught)!   Precious exercise for 5c, as there's consecutive tinyclub throws - quasi an `element´ of doing 5c.   Felt great and like there's hope to skip 2b3c and-or 1b4c.

90' - 5b rev casc - 67, 60, 65, 59 cl, throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 67 ]

Total practice time: 175 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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2nd January 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, #technique, 5prop mix, #otu, #new, 165 minutes

40' - 5b "easiest" \ endure - 707 throws longest runs.   New way of doing, #technique - Instead of catching with fingers and throwing from there, even rolling off middle- and ringfinger at release, and scooping with wrist, right at start of stint, it struck me, I was rolling off the balls from ringfinger plus pinky!? So, sort of just the opposite way of how I partly do reverse cascade. Balls like moving horizontally inside the hand, instead from palm to fingertips as usual (when rolling, which is yet another way). I must have been doing like that before with 3b or 5b fast, but only now was really aware of it and I tried and did like that willingly, which worked and was very smooth. Also, there's no or less wrist-scoop, only a flick along hand's long axis when flicking up with ringfinger and pinky at release.

30' - 5 mixed props, 4b1c - An exeptional 10 rounds; rest upto 7 rounds.
          [ n.t.s.: 6 tcl, 7 tod½, 10 tod½, 6 tbd, 7 tod½, 7 tod, ]

8' - 5 mixed props, 3b + 1c (tiny) + 1b large - Upto 20+ catches to breakdown. 3 rounds clean collected. [ #otu, #new ]

85' - 5b rev casc - 51, 53, 67, 49, 57, 51, 49, 53, 53, 63 throws longest runs. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 67 ]

Total practice time: 165 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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10th October 2016

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, #new, #PR, 140 minutes

55' - 5b single bx - 5 bx per run to clean collect. Then - out of nothing - 8/r + 9.th throw failed (=pr, never did that much).
15' - .. then ( #new - ) did harder variants: with weakhand, got one to collect. Very low, got two, to collect and back to cascade. And, faster count: .. this goes down to doing without going into higher slower pattern (as there is not the time to slowly pull pattern back down). That means doing the bx within one dwelltime e.g. by spotting a ball and getting prepared to do a hasted bx (catching sooner and catching next faster after it). Very hard. [edit:] stupid me, now strikes me, did that last thing from lower pattern as used to, while, if I don't go higher, I might aswell start it from high. Next time, then. [end edit]

60' - rev casc - 25, 31, 23, 55 (#PR, great run, rolled swiftly, snapped-in, just slight drift slowly turning me round; also didn't expect this at all), 27, 29, 23, 25 throws to drop(s) above 22.

10' - ½-tennis - (=rev--normal--normal)   bad, but got one run with 5 rev throws.

Total practice time: 140 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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2nd October 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #endupatt, 9 balls flashing, #StagesOfLearning, 5 ball tricks, 3 heavy balls, 5 heavy balls, 8 balls, #new, 185 minutes

[remembered, no notes taken:]
3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - ~15 min.
5 heavy balls, 200 gr casc - ~5 min.
9b flashing - ~35 min.   Several times 7 gathers.   Upto 5 rethrows.   #SoL - Launching through a ``(vertical) strip of (higher and higher) crossing points´´ for my ladder launch might give nicer patterns and do less collisionbound launches. I can aim lower and needn't bother about what happens high up in the top, but can rely on throws coming well .. all provided I got into whole launches well and do that aiming accurately.
8b wimpy - ~5 min.   Two times six pairs thrown.   Slowly getting back to that feeling of it being simple, that I had when first trying the 8b-wimpy and got the flash in one the first attempts ( but completely lost that and got entangled into focussing other stuff like width, hand's position, angles thrown ). I have to just throw from near the middle up, aiming rather narrow on height, near the body and in the front plane. I can do somewhat lower for better control, less accurate being good enough then.
5b 52567 - ~20 min.   A few full fifth, two sixth and one seventh side to drop(s). Best full caught was 20 gathers clean.
7b casc - ~105 min.   49, 47, 75 (blundered on going to collect), 65, 57, and a few more (51(?), 49(?), .. ? ) throws runs longer than 40 th.   I can partly, in good phases, rely on good launches and on getting right into keeping the top rollin', soas I can launch with the intention of enduring like I would with 5 balls. I'm then going for like 12 sets of 8 throws = ~100 catches. ( But there's still just as many as ever less good phases where I don't get that simple ``cascady spirit´´, not a clean pattern launched, early fails even, liable to do unwristy with effort and-or too far ahead, and forcing too much. )   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 75 ]

In between did one, two or a few attempts on   [ #new ] 5b splits crosshand overhead (two throws to collapse).   7b all up 180° (one couldn't tell what I tried there).   7b launch: quadplex -- triplex -- synch duplexes ([4x6x],[4x6x]) (get these to clean collect every once in a while). Also regularly few times per stint doing launch: 1 up kicked -- split triplex -- split triplex to collect .. lately also into two to four cascade throws.   7b single round °27[57]°.

Total practice time: 185 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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4th September 2016

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 8 balls, 7 ball tricks, #new, #session, 160 minutes

A bit high throw warmup, then 3b, 4b, 5b shower - ~10 min.   Tried 3b, 4b from cascade, which went np with 3b, but don't get good fountains with 4b, but 4b shower (from launch, then) was okay, like 10 throws first attempt. Tried 5b on different heights, but didn't get over 7 throws (not even all caught).
8b wimpy - ~5 min.   Remembered to do wider,which also allowed for lower.   Yet, got two times 7 catches (only).
5b 52567 - ~50 min.   Very good one stint again. Got into sixth side twice. Felt sth was possible and did "until" (thus rather longer stint). But didn't get more than that and abandoned for today in favor of 7b. Was good practise, though (not stop after just gotten into really well as I often do).   Furthermore five fifth sides and 10 times 16 c cl.
7b casc - ~80 min.   43, 46 throws runs longer than 40 th.   [ dailyLongestRun7b: 46 ]
Amidst, I dared trivial 7b tricks - ~10 min or better: single extra throws, all from like a period or two or three of running cascade:
  °27[75]°   - (done and gotten these before).
clawed catch + normal throw.
rev   - not really ``special´´ as this happens when doing normal inside cascade. Was out for
        rev--normal--normal   count, but too hard, so tried on some willingly done revthrows.
Got like each of these with a few afterthrows to drop or collapse.
bx   - two higher throws from weakhand, then stronghand bx was okay, yet nothing like accurate and no chance to get back to cascade or to even go to collect. But it didn't seem impossible.
Later, was as insane as to try all up 180°, but didn't have the slightest chance. Was happy to get sort of all flashed before first dropped or flashed at all with balls going everywhere.
I did all this also, maybe mainly, for getting another perspective on my groundstate .. a compare, another context. It was the first stint ever of the kind.
5b fastest - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 160 minutes

Location: uneven cobbles under bridge

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