Last year I had Forward Inside threes. They disappeared when the Knee Went Bad. Now Miss Bianaca is all serious and everything about getting them back. Most of the time I'm a serious and mature skater but when it comes to FI3, I'm all like this...
while Miss Bianca is pretty relaxed about the whole thing. She has a technique fore teaching FI3.
a. Push off onto an inside edge and place the free foot in the T-position, with a slightly open free leg.
b. As you do the turn hold the free leg so that as the skating foot finished the turn the free foot ends up parallel to the skating foot.
c. Move your hips in the turn.
I'm apparently a 'hip flinger'. When I do the three turn I do it al with my upper body and the hips kind of get pulled around at the last minute. This makes the shoulders of my 3 turn flat on the exit edge, and sometimes I can actually get a hook on the three turn. This is because I've got stiff hips. I'm not proud about it, it's just that I worry more about my feet. My hips are on their own.
Still, about half the time I try, I can get a FI3 that works. Here's a video.
|See, the hips are late in the turn.|