I probably go 3 hours +/- 2 hours a day. I’ll often just throw when I’m watching TV or thinking about stuff (my job requires lots of thought haha).
Um, when I first started out (last summer), I made an effort to learn a trick a day, sometimes two days (since I don’t work during the summer, I had the time to do so).
Now that I’m better than I was before, I kind of just practice smooth transitions between mounts and stuff – just trying to see what I can do from each mount and making simple combos. Nowadays, I can’t do a trick a day/week like I did because of time constraints and trick difficulty (I probably spent one month, on and off, trying to land Spirit Bomb once). After a few weeks, I do, however, light a fire under my bum and say, “okay, you’ve been messing around for long enough. Time for a new trick.”
But I am finding that that “messing around” wasn’t useless because my execution on the tricks I have learned just gets smoother and smoother (i.e. making that jump between landing a trick for the first time, landing it 1 time out of 20, 1 time out of 10, and finally mastering it).
Stick with it, buddy! Basically, what I’m yapping about is that just because you’re not learning a new trick, it doesn’t mean you’re not improving!