So, he's probably mentioning this because my skills have become much better in a short period of time. But I can't help but feel like I'm being accused of cheating on my (non-existant) boyfriend.
I confessed. "I went to Rink2, to take Basic 6 again to work on my Forward Inside 3."
I need this, because to date the number of successful FI3 with full glide out, lifetime total...is 2.
This confession cheered up Dance Coach. "Okey, show me."
So, I do my crippled FI3. Nice entry, very nice turn. Grind to a halt. Believe it or not, this is much better than the last time he saw me do FI3 a while back.
He holds up his arms and I rest my hands lightly on the back of his hands, and do a perfect FI3. "Very nice." He says.
"But you're holding me up." I point out.
He gives me the standard coach reply, "Practice." Then he skates off to another student.
Then as I stand there, mulling over my consistent failure to master the FI3, I HAD A REVELATION!
I can't do the FI3 at Rink 2, even when the coach there is giving me support. Not only can I not do it, with the Rink 2 coach, it's actually scary. I can do it with Dance Coach, and Miss Bianca. What's the difference between The Rink 2 Coach and Dance Coach and Miss Bianca?
Rink 2 Coach is taller by several inches, even taller than Dance Coach.
Soooo.......maybe when I do it at Rink 2 with the Coach there, I'm holding my arms too high, and....maybe that's pushing me on my flat or even so I lean outside the circle. And since I've been focusing learning from this coach, maybe I've developed a bad habit.
So....to fix it....I need to....
.......lower my arms through the turn?
I lower my arms. Push off onto the FI edge. Bring the free foot to the heel of the skating foot as I rise up...turn on the inside edge....keeping the arms lower than normal....
Life time total number of FI3?.....5! With 3 of those in a 2 minute period at the end of freestyle!