A couple of weeks ago Coach Cruella fussed at me about my two foot turns. I can do them forwards and back, and in either direction, but only if I'm at a moderate speed. And when I turn from forwards to back, I tend to slow to a halt rather than glide gracefully backwards.
"Lead with your head, " she said. "Turn your head in the direction of turn, before you do the turn."
|Head turn leads the body turn|
It was a little thing. But like most little things, it worked. I practiced the two foot turns a few times, making sure to lead the turn with a turn of the head. It took me a few tries to get over my hesitation of doing them at speed, but I'm now able to do them without difficulty and I have a nice glide backwards.
Why the sudden focus on two foot turns? What's all this leading up to?
The depths of beginning skater hell....back threes.
Yeah, those'll cause some posts where it will be hard to keep the Demon Negatron at bay. Wish me luck!