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2019-08-17

Maria

5 balls, 25 minutes

Haven't juggled balls much lately...

Flash. Took me 6 minutes to get it 10 times.

6 catches. Took me 9 minutes to get it 10 times.

Trying to do 10 catches. Failing.

Meh. Oh well... I guess it was about time to start working on this again.

My left arm doesn't like this. I probably shouldn't do 5b without warm up, but that means I can only practice 5 balls when I have time for warm up, too... It might not have to be a long warm up, though.

Total practice time: 25 minutes

Location: Vardagsrummet

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 160 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - ~12 min. ___ Turn + 5 t cl.
9 balls flashing - ~148 min. ___ vii or viii 8 g. xiv or xv 11 t.

5prop mix, 75 minutes

75' - 5propmix 3b2c - max rounds: 7, 7.

Total practice time: 235 minutes

Locations: nearby school´s roofed bikepark, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-16

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 97 minutes

( with minor but notable lumbal ache somewhat hindering when hopping at launch and when bending down for drops that got better after ~½ of session )
5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 7 min. ___ turn + 5 t cl.
9 balls flashing - 90 min. ___ iv 8 g. iv 11 t, ii 13 t, i 15 t into 7 g.

5prop mix, 58 minutes

( backache didn't hinder with low indoor pattern and fewer drops to foot-flick up )
58' - 5propmix 3b2c - max rounds: 7, 9.

Total practice time: 155 minutes

Locations: rivershore-meadow, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-15

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 145 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - ~15 min. ___ turn + 5 t cl.
9 balls flashing - ~130 min. ___ xiv 8 g. i 11 t.

5prop mix, 45 minutes

45' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7, 7, 7, 7.

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Locations: nearby school´s roofed bikepark, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-14

RegularJugular

Dirt Cheap Props in Italy, 1441 minutes

Dirt Cheap Props in Italy, or how I learned to stop worrying and LOVE Plungers:

So I've been in Italy since the beginning of July (it's probably not permanent) and it wasn't long before I felt the need to juggle... But props are expensive, then accidentally after trying to fix a problem at the flat with the local hardware store's plungers... I realised I had struck cheapskate juggling gold. Hallelujah! Plungers are f**king amazing!

The Target:

So naturally when a passing set of six plungers costs less than one (admittedly high quality) juggling club, and you think you will have the weather time and suitably skilled friends to juggle with... Anyway weather, time and fellow jugglers did not fully materailise... But well... That's a challenge right? Also someone accidentally suggested that I could juggle 5 of them, before I had tested that I could...

So Low Target / Goal, have fun, and 4 was in some ways easier than with my old Play Primas...

Which makes 5 seem a very tempting goal, how about in the time I've got in Italy break my own old 5 club record with clubs, with plungers and get it on Video? Quickly added goals:

1. Do this with Circus, or Hybrid grip, like I'd always suspected was a good idea before, but was too, erm lazy, to properly retrain.
2. Make it repeatable, so that it's not just a one off, but a standard repeatable goal.
3. Try to break the tricks down to simpler exercises, so that those exercises can be understood inside out
4. Integrate my best understanding of Pyramid Practice Techniques and add in my best ideas of how to mix in what helps me... ( I learned my eyesight and lack of previous awareness of what exercises are suitable to form higher level skills, doesn't suit pyramid practice alone... My original Research into the practical differences that differentiate Circus / Hybrid grip, from European, and the practical values of the angles / 'parallelness' of the throws and the tricks to spot easy ways to get the launch to those things have been greatly assisted by juggling... Plungers.)

Maybe no one will read this... Maybe too many will.

Many thanks and much love to the juggling community as a whole. Thank you for getting me this far into what I (senselessly) enjoy :)

Total practice time: 1441 minutes

Location: Italy

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 145 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 10 min. ___ Should mention, that I always briefly warm up on higher 'n higher and on pulsing high\\low a bit. ___ Today, got upto the turn + 5 casc throws, all caught ( which is what I kind of do 'until' as a minimum goal, or even get as many of as can, while actually I currently really want back to stable cascade plus another attempt on a 2nd turn per run ).
9 balls flashing - ~135 min. ___ xxi 8 g(athers). xii 11 t(hrows) ( one of which into 8 g ), iv 13 t.

5prop mix, 65 minutes

65' - 5propmix 3b2c (tinyclubs, doubles) - rounds max [7 or above]: .. started with focus on clubs only, especially right double spin, .. 8, 7, .. here noticed too many too wide runs, so put main focus on more scoop \ throwing more from the middle, .. 7 cl, 8. ___ Overall not too tensed today, but for keeping 'em up after 4-5 rounds, but not below, with rather relaxed into early collects ( on bad days, or early within stints, I usually have to 'fight' a bit, in order to even get a viable pattern started ).

Total practice time: 210 minutes

Locations: rivershore-meadow, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-13

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 145 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 15 min. ___ ii turn + ~1 rd casc cl.
9 balls flashing - 130 min. ___ xv 8 g. i 11 t, i 12 t, i 13 t.

5prop mix, 70 minutes

70' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7 cl, 10 (chaotic), 7, 7+.

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Locations: #outdoors, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-12

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 7 balls, 151 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 35 min. ___ plus talking & showing 3b bx, 441, 4b ftn variations to an interested passerby. ___ 180°, got turn + few casc throws full caught.
9 balls flashing - 98 min. ___ xii 8 g. vi 11 t, i 13 t.
7b casc - 18 min. ___ ( <,=23 t )

5prop mix, 60 minutes

60' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds max: 8, 7.

Total practice time: 211 minutes

Locations: nearby school´s roofed bikepark, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

3-7 balls, 5 clubs, 100 minutes

Really good training session. PR with 756 and got 4-up-3-up. Feels good. I have been working on those tricks a lot, and it feels nice to start hitting them more often.

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: Park

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2019-08-11

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 7 balls, 165 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 30 min. ___ Turn + clean collect. Turn + 6 casc throws into 4 gathers, a couple.
9 balls flashing - 120 min. ___ Ten 8 gathers. Once each 11, 12 and 13 throws.
7b casc - 15 min. ___ ( <,= 29 throws )

5prop mix, 70 minutes

70' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7, 8 cl, 8, 8.

Total practice time: 235 minutes

Locations: nearby school´s roofed bikepark, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-10

Jamie

5 balls, 100 minutes

Best thing today was just a lot of consistent 5b siteswaps.

Total practice time: 100 minutes

Location: Friends house, park

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Maria

passing, 40 minutes

(With C)
96677
825
852

passing, 90 minutes

(With S)
75756

(With S and N)
567-about

Total practice time: 130 minutes

Location: Newark (EJC)

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 125 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 10 min. ___ Once, turn + ~2+ rounds btc.
9 balls flashing - 115 min. ___ xvii 8 g. iii 11 t (one into 8 g), iv 13 t.

5prop mix, 55 minutes

55' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7, 7.

Total practice time: 180 minutes

Locations: #outdoors, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-09

Jamie

5 balls, 60 minutes

Some good 5 ball sequences.

cascade->663 for 5 rounds->cascade->645 for 5 rounds->cascade->744 for 5 rounds->cascade

cascade->3 up 360->744 for qualify

couple other things.

6 balls doesn't feel too hot with the new bags as they have less "give" but it's for the best. Same with 7. So I am mostly sticking to 5 ball practice with them after 3-4 ball warmups. But I am considering buying another set of 9 smaller bags...maybe 2.5 inchers to really go all-in on numbers again, but I haven't fully committed to buying a set yet. Back in the day, I could flash 9 of the 2 and 5/8 inch bags after maybe 6 or 7 tries and was getting close to a 10 ball flash (9 catches and just missed the last one...) My arms are a little smaller than they were back then, so maybe going down a size would be smart. I already get tired out of these 2.75 inch bags in under an hour easily, with strictly 5 ball stuff.

So that makes me not sure if I should buy 2 and 5/8 inch again so I could also use them for 5 ball stuff. I guess I could use 2.5 for 5 ball stuff but that seems small. Just over-thinking it, but the balls really are expensive.

Thinking it over, I am leaning towards a set of ten 2 and 5/8 inchers to use for 5+ balls. Probably will end up waiting till Christmas to get some help from Santa...lol

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Gazebo

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Maria

passing, 40 minutes

(With M)
7c 2-count doubles

passing, 70 minutes

(With S2)
3-count with some doubles
pps with some doubles
1-count
Jim's 3-count
Random Jim's 3-count
Jim's 2-count
Why Not

passing, 45 minutes

(With M)
5-count popcorn
Funky Bookends

passing, 70 minutes

(With N and P)
567-about

Total practice time: 225 minutes

Location: Newark (EJC)

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 150 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - ~20 min. ___ Once, one turn and back to cascade. Once (a run with) a 2nd turn thrown to collapse. ___ A bit, attempts on 5b shower, and with 4b for weakhand.
9 balls flashing - ~130 min. ___ xviii 8 g. viii 11 t ( one of which into 8 g ), ii 13 t.

5prop mix, 65 minutes

65' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds max: 7, 8.

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Locations: nearby school´s roofed bikepark, indoors low ceiling

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2019-08-08

Maria

3 clubs, 5 minutes

4 clubs, 5 minutes

passing, 55 minutes

Workshop
567 (With P)
567-about (With P and M), we got over half the pattern on the last round

passing, 60 minutes

(With S and C)
What's that about (Why Not + manipulator)

3 clubs, 10 minutes

passing, 55 minutes

(With M)
Why Not
7c Why Not (didn't work)

(With M, O, D and ?)
Kittens

Total practice time: 190 minutes

Location: Newark (EJC)

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 40 minutes

5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 20 min. ___
9 balls flashing - 21 min. ___ i 11 t.

5prop mix, 45 minutes

45' - 5propmix 3b2c - ( not over 6 rounds clean once )

Total practice time: 85 minutes

Locations: meadow under bridge, indoors low ceiling

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