Well, actually as I did my three turn, she grabbed my arm and pulled it into a check position. "Stop being a baby. Learn to Check."
Today, we revisited my checks. After a few whacks at it. Madam Mim commented, "Why do you wave your arms around when you three turn?"
"Uh, overexcited shoulder action?"
Yeah, I'm one of those beginner skater who falls into bad arm waving habits to force the 3 turn. So I suppressed my arm waving and got some decent checks.
|Maybe life would be easier if I had a pivot in my head.|
But as the lesson continues working on my back edges, Madam Mim comments, "It's scary watching you go backwards on an edge, you're so slow, I don't see how you do it."
Every coach I've ever had has said that. What can I say? I had thorough balance training as a child!