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13th May 2018

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, #otu, #mentec, #focus, 5 balls, 173 minutes

5b casc varied - ~8 min.
9b flashing - ~40 min. ___ ( didn't wanna do that long, but rather invest in 7b, but it went well, felt good, and I was greedy on gettin' sth ) ___ Got four times 8 gathers. Two or three 9 c in reach ( but for e.g. fumblin' the second last catch into two last drops or so ). Upto to 14 unreasonable throws in an already lost rest of the pattern ( still five rethrows in rhythm, tho ). __ oh! .. forgot: #SoL - For rethrowing I had that perception-flash of focussing on more than only the first, like four, I think, incoming balls, already spotting them, that is, .. before(!) even having finished the launch. Thinking and doing further ahead, so to say [ #mentec #focus ]. So, that's a good idea to do at current level.
7b casc - ~120 min. ___ 50, 49, 52, 43 ( this one ended in several reverse throws ), 43, 47, 49 throws runs longer than 40 th. Towards end, the ground was wet from a slight rain, and the dirt \sand \tiny stones stuck to the dropped balls and didn't wipe off easily anymore, so I tried absolutely dropless, going to collect at slightest loss of the 100% safe pattern or slightest feeling of loss of control, and got upto like five-six runs to clean collect in a row before next drop, longest being ~27 c cl, most about only 9-11 c cl. But it felt too restricted, unfree, and I rather went for it again. ___ [ daily7b III: 52 ] unrepresenting weak yield, as I was partly well connected to pattern's top, which felt good, like sth were possible today.
5b casc - ~5 min.

Total practice time: 173 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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1st May 2018

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 5 balls, #otu, 170 minutes

5b casc varied - ~10 min.
7b casc - ~65 min. ___ 42, 42, 46, 63, 62 throws runs longer than 40 th.
5b fastest - ~10 min.          
5b flashes - ~10 min. ___ ( 7777700 #otu ) Got some after a while, but not high enough or not well-timed enough to let the arms hang down for a beat, let alone clapping hands or something, so, guess, a lot were like only 6x-high.
More 7b casc - ~75 min. ___ 58 cl, 41, 58, 49, 52, 43, 49, 42 throws runs longer than 40 th. ___ [ daily7b III: 63 ]

Total practice time: 170 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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26th February 2018

7b_wizard

# #conditions, #otu, 5 balls, 5 ball tricks, 7 balls, 120 minutes

( -4°C, freezy, nasty wind with villain gusts, sunny. Vinyl gloves + normal gloves over them, and had fatted my hands before (to keep any warmth). Three leggins. Two T-shirts + two shirts + pullover. Three pairs of socks. At first frozen fingertips, feet okay, later fingertips had warmed up, but toes were now frozen O,o .. my metabolism, believe it or not, most obviously no doubt transported the warmth from my toes to my fingertips where I needed it more )
5b casc varied - ~5 min.
7b casc - ~15-20 min?   ~12 throws longest run. Too cold: stone hard balls really did pain to my fingertips. Also the freezy wind drove tears to my eyes, impacted on flightcurves, and, with fat clothing, I felt overall inagile anyway.   [ daily7b II: 12 ]
.. so, for simply more constant juggling with less dropping, changed to: ..
5b casc varied / div - ~95-100 min.   Cascading only at first merged into a bit each of 7b-high, reverse, fast-tennis, "fastest" (as low & fast as would), a few too droppy attempts on 56752, .. what else?, .. lemme think, .. too thick clothing and too frozen fingertips for single backcrosses to succeed, .. I tried 3ups 360° a few times (which I never do), then (what I had always wanted to try:) 1up 540° ! One of the few only fails got me laughing out loud for that up-ball going anywhere and myself doing like 505° or so and losing balance. All the while in between always cascading for a while. .. then the wind left for a longer while and I was entirely warmed up then, but it came back later and my toes froze again, so I started doing while walking lanes back and forth, which went rather well with not sooo many drops (and which worked for warming those toes up again). I gave up when the wind increased and my fingers (in spite of now constantly juggling with few drops) were frozen again.

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: sports area´s parking area

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15th February 2018

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, #otu, 145 minutes

5' - 5 prop mix, 4b1c - 8 rounds.

70' + 70' - 5b rev casc - 117, (@ 30'), 113 cl (@ 40'), 127, 176 cl, 134, //15'//, 129, 123, 131, 127 cl, 120, 133, 149, 129, 127 throws runs longer than 110 throws. Really tried to confirm that long run with another over 160 throws run, but wouldn't happen. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 176 ] good to be right back on high level after a bad and a so-so day.

In between got 5 (consecutive and 5b) claws from launching normal into clean collect.
A few days ago I got all out of four attempts of 5b single roll_to_elcrook_flicks to instant clean collect, while usually I mostly fail on them.

Total practice time: 145 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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18th January 2018

7b_wizard

# 3 balls, #experimental, #focus, #otu, #technique, 3 ball tricks, 5 balls, 7 balls, 75 minutes

Radar looked like rain would stop soon, but didn't, so i stood under a small roofed area doing 3b.
3b cascade - ~20 min.   Had for a while been wanting to do this: find out exactly when the  c a t c h e s  happen: Like when pulling on the one end of a rope hanging with both ends over a branch, in order to uplift sth tied to its other end, I focussed on the downward movement of the catches imagining I'd be doing the other hand's upward throwing movement with that catch movement of catchhand. In other words: Doing / thinking the throw by the countermovement of the opposite catching hand.   It seemed like the / my throws - in the yet normal pattern - were a bit earlier than the catches, so it felt like for doing as described above, throwhand had to shortly wait, delay a few millisecs (until catchhand got its ball to pull down). Or else - in a higher, slower pattern - I had to catch later for also the throw in question to be later. But I might be completely wrong, as it's unusual and difficult to focus on the catchmovement + other hand's throw at the same time. I did get that clear feeling / impression of ``pulling´´ the throws up with the opposite catch though.   Interesting tweaks of dwelltime and I'm not through with finding out exactly what goes on there and how to use it.
Tried blind a bit, but got too many drops.
3b 52413 - ~20 min.   (4 thrown reachover, so it looks like ongoing cascade)   went well in spite of a few drops.
A few minutes of 3b "fastest", rev--rev--normal--normal.
5b endure - ~20 min.   219, 373 throws longest runs.
7b casc - ~8 min. ( rain had stopped, but it was darkish and didn't feel warmed up well )   A hearty 23 throws run with good focus and rolling well for those two periods was best I could get from scratch. ( rest were bad launches and blunders )   [ daily7b II: 23 ]

Total practice time: 75 minutes

Location: concrete area among fields

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8th November 2017

7b_wizard

# 5 ball tricks, 3 ball tricks, #exercises, #StagesOfLearning, #structuredPractise, #otu, #list, #focus, 115 minutes

30' - 3b rev casc varied - almost more to say here, than it actually lasted in realtime:
- Having had bad starts with 5b rev a lot, I figured varying 3b rev was a good idea.
- First revealed: a strongly tensed weakhand, even some recalcitrant small muscle in that forearm, which indeed explains my bad starts with 5b rev.
- with notably bent knees, I exaggerated wiggling (shoulder belt & hips, whole body in fact) to get the pattern running well,
- every once in a while I tended to do corrections as regular cascade throws ( I don't have that with 5b .. there's just no free space inside the pattern for that then ).
- Did step back 'n forth - ok,
- turn slowly once around anti- & clockwise - soso, needed full concentration to get full turns,
- pulse high\\low - ok,
- tried to find into an easy small low pattern - ok after a while
- wide - the "tendency" to correct with normal throws was an ""urge" here, but I got it pretty wide, but not easily,
- pulse wide\\narrow,
- pulse high & narrow \\ low & wide .. then also high & wide mixed into - all hard (anything with wide is hard), but got it all mixed once,
- more small low easy, now with stepping back 'n forth and peripheral view, gazing with #focus on background wall or changing focus on and concentrating on looking at different things on the bookshelf there (almost sort of completely forgetting the juggle) - took a while to get it pretty automized and a few steps back 'n forth.

85' - 5b rev casc - 79, 72, 82, 82 cl, 103, 89, 71, 97, 105, 99, 99 throws longest runs. Also here, need to ``settle´´, once I get the `perfect´ pattern (and motion & rhythm & mindstate & ado), need to stay in that stable pattern. [ 5b reverse cascade progress: 105 ]

Total practice time: 115 minutes

Location: indoors low ceiling

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14th October 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, 9 balls flashing, 3 heavy balls, #otu, #invention, 178 minutes

3b 200gr, freestyle, misc - 20 min.   (among usual freestyling:)  A few single bx + 90° (still not dead solid).   #otu - tried sth new: from cascade: normal throw ( 3 ) -- hold ( 2 ) -- pretty high throw ( 7 ? ) -- hold ( [22] ) -- take one ball from holding hand and claw throw it to takehandside ( 14 ? ) -- take 2.nd held ball and clawthrow to holdhandside ( 13 ) -- catch and rethrow former pretty high throw with now free again holdhand ( 3 ); sort of 333..333325[21]413..333 literally, but rather did 333327[21]61500.
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9b flashing - 58 min.   Three times 8 gathers.   13 throws once.
7b casc - 100 min.   43, 43, 44, 47, 49, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 49 ]
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Total practice time: 178 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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25th September 2017

7b_wizard

# 7 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #technique, #endupatt, #otu, 9 balls flashing, 156 minutes

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9b flashing - 30 min.   Five times 7 gathers.
7b casc - 126 min.   43 cl, 43, 51, 47, 48, 55, 45, 51, 43 throws longest runs.   [ daily7b II: 55 ]
#SoL #technique - Tried to do "Rather too far behind, then ahead!" and standing right under the pattern, also putting back the head more into the neck (looking upwards in a steeper angle), all of which made me do that tiny and constantly stepping backwards as sometimes seen in long numbers runs. But most importantly doing like that gave very easy juggling, yet no result corresponding to that felt improvement.
.. in between, tried [ #otu ] stick balancing during a minute or two. The impression of balancing my 7b patterns, when standing right under them, made me do this (stick and 7b pattern would then correspond, be parallel or so, I fancied). Tried on forehead, chin, but nose seemed best, but I didn't get it very well, so it would need an own stint.

Total practice time: 156 minutes

Location: rivershore-meadow

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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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22nd August 2017

7b_wizard

# 4 balls, #StagesOfLearning, #mentec, #otu, #prEx, 250 minutes

4b Fountain-Day / Attacking the 4b fountain - ~250 min

Had to wait in front of the house, so took this opportunity to eradicate my fountain- stumbling block / repugnancy / aversion:

Hardly got over like 12 throws with it. I knew before, I'd dearly need most trivial exercises in order to get anywhere with this:
- started off with 1hd 2b joining in for single throws ( s'swap 4[22]4[22]..4[42]424[22]..a.s.o. ). Then in a joining-hand's 2-beat ( 4[22]4[22]..4[42]424[42]42..a.s.o. ) as long as would go, then every now and then two consecutive throws from the joining hand ( 4[22]..4[42]44424[22]..a.s.o. ). Then more throws.
Those exercises got me to about 20 throws of the regular, 'full' fountain.
- Weakhand did unwanted columns. Hands weren't `connected´.
- Figured out this: one `main´-hand shall keep on doing 1hd 2b, the other goes to collect as soon as I lose control after a few consecutive fountain throws. So there wouldn't be any drop. And changed this main-hand during the run, alternated it. This was a good exercise for both hands to re-join the other doing 1hd 2b into full fountain.   The interruptions (one hand needing to collect and re-join in) got less, and I got longer and longer and lower runs; lower also means a flatter angle to throw away from middle (like away from middle in "V" shape so to say). Worked myself up like that, and also by doing on different heights, to an about 100 throws run [ #prEx ] and longer poised snapped-in phases, yet more slaving to the pattern than really having full control (so, still not ``owned´´, but I now know what it's supposed to be and feel like - I've once and for all `seen it before´ now).

[ #SoL #mentec #exercises(?) .. ? ]

All this felt like 2½ (hoping for maybe 3) hours passed, and I couldn't believe it had been over 4h when I looked at my watch. There were a few  "Djeeses, how can such a simple pattern be so hard to get down?!"-moments, as even half-long runs upto like 30 throws still felt awkward, tensed, klutzed, very unsatisfying (whereas the exercises with early collects were very much okay). Hadn't I have had to wait for a technician, I might in between have adjourned to another day. So, yeah, unconditionally "doing until" got me through it (and made me forget how long this really took).

Total practice time: 250 minutes

Location: #outdoors

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