Saturday, May 24, 2014

An Explosion of Skill Improvements

Saturday I skated on freestyle for an hour an a half (including a lesson). This is what it was like:

What happened?

1. Fixed my weak side change edge mohawk by rotating my hip position anteriorly
2. Solid FO3 both freestyle and figures style
3. Waltz 8, a little small, but solid
4. Got the 'hook' for the push for back edges and stroking
5. And out of nowhere I go a back one foot spin

Uh-huh, uh-huh a back one foot spin. Self taught.

Well, okay, it never got more than one and a half rotations. So it's almost a real spin.

Then when I showed it to my coach she failed to show any excitement, delight, pleasure, or any other expression of happiness.

I WHO AM SPIN PHOBIC HAVE A BACK ONE FOOT SPIN! Put your hands in the air woman! Or at least give me a band!
Nope, didn't get a band
What I got was, "Put your chin towards your other shoulder, you're leaning out of the circle."

Coaches, they're never happy.

And I've got a FI3 (bane of my existence) on one foot today too. Amazing day.


  1. Miss 14 grinned all through her reading of this.

    We rejoice in your happiness and achievements!

  2. I am in awe. The Waltz 8 is killing me right now!