look at me, promising to keep this up to date.
Well, since i'm bored tonight i'll recap what happened last time I was at Carmine.
Usually for Carmines 2 hours of practice I only get the chance to practice with up to two props. However this night I was able to squeeze in all three. I started with some ring stuff. really wanted to put some time and effort into working on 5 ring pancakes and ring-balance juggling. Did a nice run of 6 rings and then moved to clubs. A lot of 3 club tricks that i really started to work on in my dorm room when Pratt was canceled one night (lazies, shoulder pads, slapbacks) were tickling my brain, didn't spend alot of time on 4 because i wanted to get some good 5 club runs in.
My 5 club drills are usually as follows:
1.) upon picking up said 5 clubs I test out my pattern and just go as long as I can for the first run. My arms are at their least fatigued and will hold the pattern the longest. (as long as i keep the spin consistent and the pattern straight)
2.) 50 catches clean, all handles. (and hopefully the last catch is caught cleanly along with two other clubs instead of me having to squash the last club loosely between the other four)
3.) If i feel up to it after 1 and 2 (because 2 will most likely take a lot of energy out of my arms) I will try and go for 100 and see how close i can get.
By this time my arms are usually shot and don't have the strength to make it to 100. This is due partly because a.) I could be in much better shape b.) My pattern is still sketchy so all of the extra reaching and catching bad throws tires them out faster, and c.) I spend too much time on 5 clubs trying to fight through a & b and not giving myself breaks so 100 catches eventually becomes impossible.
Ross, Robin, Adam, myself and Shaggy Glasses (Who's name I learned was Ray) wanted to try something new for dinner, so Adam and Ross pitted their smartphones against each other and we eventually settled on an italian place a short ways uptown. When we got there, it was the smallest hole-in-the-wall italian restaurant i had ever seen. The scaffolding above it was covering their Restaurants banner so the only way to recognize the place was a sheet of paper taped to the door with the name of the restaurant on it. Regardless of its cramped space, the food was delicious and Robin questioned me about which Darren Aronofsky movies I liked. (my answer of course being "all of them!)