I started out with the 'wiggle like a snake on its belly' on my flats phase like everyone else, then I passed to an intermediate stage where I could get an edge occasionally (the 'get lucky' phase). Sadly, I had to put some hip action in there, so it's not really an edge push. Real edge pushes don't use the hips, but the knee.
|It is hypnotic. Go, Tom, go!|
But you still don't have an edge push
Today my coach, Miss Bianca, said "You're much , much better!"
|Yeah! MUCH MUCH BETTER!|
HEAR ME ROAR!
Coaches use the "sandwich method" too. Miss Bianca says "Your edge pushes are much much better,"
Layin' down the bread.
"You've got the outside edges!"
So, there's the meat AND lettuce!
I wait for the other slice of bread, but apparently this is going to be an open face sandwich and we go off to do a slide chasse' drill to improve my inside edges.
However, when I get home I realize that if I treat this mathematically, that there are four edges, and I have two of them, ON AVERAGE I have an edge pull!
|Math is useless in skating!|