Monday, July 17, 2017

I go SPLAT!!

For some reason my coach asked me to do a Bunny Hop.  It's been about 6 months since I did one, and I guess she wants to check that I still can. So, I do a FO3,  picked in for a half flip, then did a Bunny Hop.   And it was a nice Bunny Hop too. My coach said, "That's very nice," in that enthusiastic voice coaches use on talented five year olds.

And just because I wanted to show off (ALWAYS A MISTAKE!!!!) I did another Bunny Hop,  landed on a toepick, pitched forward, hit the ice in a roll that can only be identified as a horizontal back spin. And two full rotations--with no feet. Hah! I think I covered 10 feet from the trip until I stopped rolling and slid to a stop. It was pretty spectacular.

I was going pretty fast too

1. Thank God for knee pads.
2. Not having hip pads---ouch.
3. When my coach, SkaterDad and the rink guard got to me, I was already up going "I didn't hit my head!" in a loud voice. 

I'm a little sore today, but I can assure you I've had worse.

As in this picture--a horse going over a low jump was involved
(he balked and I flew)
Hit so hard my helmet cracked,
I was knocked out
Came too with short term memory loss
Had to go to the emergency room

Yeah, figure skating falls aren't near that scary. . . .so far....


  1. Those tricky bunny hops! I'm glad it wasn't as bad as that horseback riding fall. Scary! At least you weren't worried about a horse landing on top of you. Hope the soreness goes away soon.

  2. That horse fall looks pretty terrifying. ^^;