I spend a couple of YEARS, doing this.
Then I took up dance, and my dance coach taught me to face inside the circle with the leading arm from the very beginning, is on the same side as the free foot.
I spend YEARS doing this.
I put aside the figures FO3.
Then last week, my coach wanted me to do alternating 3 turns. "I want you to start facing out of the circle, with the leading arm the same side as the skating foot...."
I interrupted, "You want me to do a figures three. I spent years unlearning those."
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So now on my big list of things to practice I have to add "figures style alternating 3 turns."
Then in Group lesson, the coach wants us to do figures three turns, with the free side arm folded over the stomach, so you lose the balancing effect you get when both arms are extended. This is a lead in drill for something to do with jumps.I don't know which jumps, cause when coaches talk about jumps, it's all in one ear and out the other.
So now my practice list is about a third FO3 variations: figures style, figures style alternating, dance style, drop threes, waltz threes, jump drill threes, one armed 3's and FO3 as spin entry.