I know you're thinking "Haven't you had back crossovers for years?"
Okay, okay okay, my coach, Miss Bianca, has been patiently crafting my body so I sit back (and what seems an upright position) while I'm doing my back crossovers, and I get a real no-kidding cross, and when I do the push under there is NO TOEPICKingness and I push with the pinky toe (with extension) so the pinky is .......
|Last thing to leave the ice.|
Since yesterday, I've been able to whip in to my back crossovers from just about any position, and step out of them into the circle and out of the circle; With control and without thinking about them. They've just become natural extensions of my skating skills. Honestly, one week, crap; next week, miracle.
Hey! I've got back progressives too! Just one day they sort of appeared, like a puppy on the front porch!
|Ready for back progressives in waltz hold?|
Miss Bianca appears to have noticed. Yesterday she taught me how to do a back crossover entrance into a scratch spin.
Of course, my spins are like this: