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2019-12-04

Maria

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 80 minutes

Nothing worked, but at least I felt slightly more motivated than last time.

Total practice time: 80 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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2019-12-01

Maria

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 90 minutes

Not feeling very motivated. Didn't juggle well.

Also felt kind of lonely the first 45 minutes, being the only juggler among poi spinners and a couple of other Stockholm Flow members. (Would probably not have felt less lonely if they weren't there either, though.)

passing, 70 minutes

Well, passing is always fun!

(With S2)
7c 2-count
7c 3-count
A couple of attempts at 4.5p3344 on my side to let S2 do 5-count, but it didn't work. Let S try to do this with S2 instead, but it was difficult for him, too.

(With S and S2)
Bruno's Nightmare
7-beat Bruno's Nightmare
5-beat Bruno's Nightmare (now it starts to get difficult...)

(With S)
Trying the 4.5p3344 vs 4.5p3333. Worked OK, better with S on the difficult side of the pattern though.
Gute Nacht

5 balls, 1 minute

Flash, just a few times while S was passing with S2.

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 30 minutes

Didn't feel motivated this evening. Did some half-hearted juggling for 30 minutes, then decided to go home.

Total practice time: 191 minutes

Locations: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna), Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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2019-11-28

Maria

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 80 minutes

passing, 30 minutes

(With A)
5c 1-count

(With S2)
7c 2-count doubles

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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2019-11-24

Maria

3 clubs, 25 minutes

Warm up

45123
423 with the 2 as a shoulder drop
Tennis
...a few backcross throws and there might have been some other stuff too.

4 clubs, 70 minutes

Fountain, doubles
534 four times and back to fountain
3[43]3

teaching, 1 minute

New guy N wanted to try some juggling. He said he had tried once, for like 15 minutes. He kind of knew the base pattern in theory.
Me and D helped with advice for 2 ball exchange first (hand movement, position of throws and catches). After a while he tried with 3 balls and got 6-8 catches on the first attempt. He seemed surprised so I guess he hadn't got that before.
After juggling 3 balls for a while he asked how big the step is to juggle clubs... Well... Before the end of the practice he had got at least 8 catches of 3-club cascade. Quick learner.

passing, teaching, 15 minutes

(With S)
5c 1-count

passing, 45 minutes

(With S2)
Jim's 3-count
Why Not
7c 2-count
7c 3-count
Parsnip
ppppz

3 clubs, 35 minutes

Warm up

441 with the 1 behind my back. Once and back to cascade works most of the time, but doing it continuously is hard.
45123
52512 with a shoulder drop. B said it was a good-looking pattern.

4 clubs, 40 minutes

Fountain, doubles
534
5551 once and back to fountain. Until I had got it once on each side.

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
552
525
55550

5 clubs, 2 minutes

Flash. Planned to just try to get it once. Got it on the second attempt. Decided to try for one more, and got it after about 2 minutes. All handles both times, too!

5 balls, 1 minute

Just a few flashes before packing up the props. Got it about 3 times, failed about 5 times.

Total practice time: 234 minutes

Locations: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna), Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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2019-11-21

Maria

3 clubs, 20 minutes

Warm up

45123
52512 with a shoulder drop
423 with a shoulder drop
Tennis
...and a few throws of other tricks

4 clubs, 15 minutes

Fountain, doubles
534

passing, 75 minutes

(With S, S2 and T)
Havana
Shooting star on doubles
Runaway (didn't get far, practised two positions and the walk between them)

Total practice time: 110 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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2019-11-20

Maria

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 55 minutes

Warm up

Some 3c siteswaps and playing around with different throws

4c fountain, doubles
534 four times and back to fountain
3[43]2 and switching between this and fountain. Trying to keep my hands low, I tend to have them a lot higher than normal when doing this pattern.
Double single

Siteswap 5 as doubles:
52512 (also the version with a shoulder drop)
552
525

5 clubs, 5 minutes

Flash. Got it twice.

Deecided to do just 5 attempts at 6 catches. Caught all clubs on the 4th attempt, but the last one was caught with my arm rather than the hand. Oh well. Decided to end the practice with that.

Total practice time: 60 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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2019-11-17

Jamie

3 balls, 4 balls, 5 balls, 6 balls, 7 balls, 200 minutes

3 ball warmups, some pirouettes

4 ball shower stuff. Can do high low pretty well on both sides. Hi mid low with strong hand is somewhat runable. Can do a round of it on my weak side.
4 ball 360. Often get it first try, but sometimes it takes several tries.
4 ball sprung cascade is solid
4 ball mill's mess 100 catches isn't too much of a stretch but it isn't perfect.
4 ball box patterns feeling mostly good. Those 8s in some of those don't need to be arced at all, makes it so much easier. Should probably arc them a little anyway to feel better about throwing an 8.

4 ball I also do some reverse throw practice. 534 for 10 rounds. 7531 for 2 or 3, sometimes 4 or 5. And also 7333 for 10 rounds from the halfshower on both sides.

5 ball practice tends to involve this with as little drops as possible (and stopping juggling for a moment between each)

cascade like 50 catches just to make sure it's solid (it always is nowadays, thankfully)
744 out of cascade for 10 rounds back into cascade
645 same
633 same
753 for 5 rounds, sometimes 10 if I'm feeling good
97531 for a round on each side. Some days I can do 2 rounds in a row but it takes some tries...
half shower for 50 catches (strong hand)
half shower 50 catches (weak hand)
reverse cascade for 50 catches.

I can do all of those much longer but due to the balls being a bit too big for my arm muscles and not wanting to get worn out too quickly, I just try to keep short solid runs.

88441 sometimes I'll do this a bit. got 3 rounds a couple times so far. I don't always do this pattern.
67561 sometimes I'll try to run this if I'm not having a great session. Cause it feels like the bad throws aren't too detrimental to my form if it's learning a new pattern. But I got 5 rounds of this into and out of cascade, my best so far.

(6x,4)* to (6,4x)* to (6x,4)(6,4x) to (4x,6)(4,6x). 20 catches in each. Feels good when I get this sequence first try.


Usually a 5 ball 3 up though sometimes that isn't solid.

6 balls hasn't felt great but I got over 60 throws async a couple times. Got a 50 catch run clean of sync.
I tried 75 on both sides with inside 7s (so not the halfshower) and it feels like it might be easier for me to run 75 this way. Got like 20 catches on both sides. It doesn't feel great but my halfshowers have always been a bit too neglected.

7 balls: this is why I remained motivated to write a lot and just in general. Got between 6 and 10 runs of 7 that were 30+ throws. The best was 39. I've had 4 runs this year over 40 throws, best being 50. But just in general, this was a better day for 7 balls than normal. It's all about focusing on the first and last throw of the flash from my weak hand. The first throw from my strong hand (first throw of flash) is also important, and throwing it a little hiigher tends to help the pattern begin. For weak hand (right) first throw often goes too forward, and last throw often is too arced causing collision with 4th ball, so needs thrown more straight upwards. It helps so much and I don't know why I can't focus on it on every attempt. Just part of the learning process I guess.

Overall a pretty good day. This is also a summary of my entire normal practice so I won't really write it out like this very often. Just a few more specifics noted.

Total practice time: 200 minutes

Location: YMCAs in Pennsylvania

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Maria

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 100 minutes

Mostly the usual 4c stuff.

passing, 60 minutes

(With E)
Just a few minutes of 4-count

(With K)
4-count
3-count

(With S2)
ppsps
Why Not
7c 2-count
7c 3-count, got a few passes but not many.

3 clubs, 4 clubs, 45 minutes

Playing around, a bit of tricks I can do, a bit of tricks I can't do.

passing, 10 minutes

(With B)
3-count with some doubles
7c 2-count

Total practice time: 215 minutes

Locations: Södermalmsskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna), Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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7b_wizard

7 balls, 117 minutes

5b warmup high, hilo - ~8 min.
7b casc - ~109 min. ___ Bad. One of those launching into collisions days - thinking it by throwing angles got it a bit better for a bit. ___[ ( daily7b III: 0 ), daily7b III: 27 ]

5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, 5 balls, 143 minutes

20' - 5b casc - 498 throws max.

88' - 5b rev casc - 138, 147, 155, 179, 151.

35' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds max: 8 once.

Total practice time: 260 minutes

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

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2019-11-16

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 61 minutes

5b warmup high, hilo - 3 min.
9 balls flashing - 48 min. ___ i 8 g. ii 13 t.
.. in between ~10' of talking + showing to an interested farmer. After him standing there all the time holding the balls in a hand without the least attempt of moving even at all lol, in the end I got him to first do 1b columns then to successfully try the 2b shower which he knew of.

5 ball tricks, 5prop mix, 5 balls, 166 minutes

19' - 5b casc - 472 (forced fight). a few nicer, more relaxed, low runs.

107' - 5b rev casc - 171, 151 cl, 161, 147.

40' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7+, 8.

Total practice time: 227 minutes

Locations: concrete area among fields, indoors low ceiling

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2019-11-15

7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 71 minutes

5b warmup high, hilo - 9 min.
5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 5 min. ___ very close several times (to rethrows + full collect). So, today it's 6 rethrows to one last drop or so. ___ [ 6 rt (tod) ]
9 balls flashing - 57 min. ___ viii 8 g. iii 11 t, ii greedy 13 t.

5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5prop mix, 170 minutes

33' - 5b casc - Tried with MMX1 a bit, but here, indoors, they felt pretty heavy and more strenuous to handle than necessary ( even though I had been using them outdoors all the time just over an hour before. Surely some sensual delusion or else simply not re-warmed up enough. ) ___ Throws max: 369.

115' - 5b rev casc - 141, 147, 153, 162, 185, 139.

22' - 5propmix 3b2c - (nothing 7 or above rounds)

Total practice time: 241 minutes

Locations: concrete area among fields, indoors low ceiling

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2019-11-14

Maria

3 clubs, 10 minutes

Warm up

4 clubs, 10 minutes

passing, teaching, 20 minutes

Teaching 5c 1-count to two people

passing, 80 minutes

(With J)
4-count with tricks
3-count
1-count

(With J and S)
2-count/4-count feed with walking
10c feed (didn't really work)
3-count triangle insides

Total practice time: 120 minutes

Location: Eiraskolan (Fritidsjonglörerna)

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7b_wizard

9 balls flashing, 5 ball tricks, 96 minutes

5b warmup high, hilo - 9 min.
5b all up 180° (single turns back to casc) - 4 min. ___ ii 5 rt cl.
9 balls flashing - 83 min. ___ v 8 g. xvi 11 t, i 12 t, vi 13 t.

5 ball tricks, 5 balls, 5prop mix, 151 minutes

41' - 5b casc - 448.

91' - 5b rev casc - 133, 136, 144 cl, 155, 133.

19' - 5propmix 3b2c - rounds: 7+

Total practice time: 247 minutes

Locations: concrete area among fields, indoors low ceiling

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Stephen Meschke

machine, 1 minute

I tried using marker to color the ping pong balls that the machine uses. This did not work and the marker rubbed off the balls and got everywhere. I declare those balls, purchased at Wal-Mart for $2 to be a total loss. I decided to invest in new set of better ping-pong balls. The new ones are three star, and claim to be better than the one star ones that I was previously using.

I also tried using a Sharpie permanent marker on one of the older one star balls. The marker slightly changed the finish. I cleaned one of the older one star balls and that also slightly changed the finish. When I observed the machine juggling the balls, I found that the finish that the balls has drastically effects the trajectory.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: garage

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