It's now just a bad habit. The body has to be retrained that I'm not going to fall on my ass and possibly knock myself out when my head strikes the ice. (Can I help it my body is paranoid?)
Miss Bianca's trick is that when I 'inadvertently' step down the free foot, that I immediately pick it up.
Breaking old habits requires a lot of concentration.
|Lift that foot up! Lift that foot up!|
But I finally get the technique down in the pattern of crossover-crossover-mohawk-back cross-back cross-turn forward. I keep the foot up on the back inside edge.
|"See that Miss Bianca? I did It!"|
Then she passes on the awkward compliment: "Good struggle," she says.