On our first lesson, Madam Mim had been running me through my forward paces. Stroking, edges, crossovers. She made a couple of tweaks: arm position, leg position, and knee bend. This is the reason you have a coach; You can fall into bad habits unless you have a coach. I'd only skated in the last few weeks a total of about 2 hours. I was still unconsciously favoring my knees and had some sloppy habits. On the good side no one could fault my posture.
So my impression of her impression of my forward skating was that of the 'nice Madam Mim' in The Sword in the Stone.
|"No toepicking--nice stroking! Good posture!"|
(I takes good news where I can find it)
So when she saw my back crosses, my coach was like evil Madame Mim.
|I reject your back crossovers,|
and substitute ones I like
(On the other hand, FO3 and mohawks coming along!)
So summary of this first lesson:
|This is a knee.|
Bend it more.