My Coach Loves Mohawk Variants
Especially the Mohawk Back Cross
|The way my coach does it on a line|
it looks like she's going backwards
and forward at the same time
I struggle with these because it makes me do mohawks, then turn my body in a way that confuses my feet. Basically, I'm mohawk back cross dyslexic.
Coach says, "It's Forward-Back-Back-Repeat." This is to be my personal mantra for the lesson. I have to do it on the line, and remember the rink geography.
- Forward on the right foot, starting from the line, Facing the wall with the CLOCK
- (mohawk step) Backwards to the line , To 'the Wall without the Clock'
- Bring the right foot over the left foot (back cross) -- This is supposed to just magically happen and I have to face forward on the line
- Forward on the Left foot, to the wall without the clock
- (mohawk step) backwards on the right to the wall with the clock
- Bring left foot over the right, facing down the line
To help me with right/left in the mohawk back cross, my coach gives me a marker to hold in my right hand. I hand it back.
"I don't need that.I have a red glove on my right hand," I tell her. "Right is red."
"Oh!" she says in surprise.
|This is not an actual picture of my coach--she is just this adorable|
Anyway, with my mantra (Forward, back, back) and waving my red gloved hand for a tip on going the right direction, I can get ONE or maybe get TWO mohawk back crosses. Then everything falls apart. I don't do a 'real' mohawk, or I forget which foot I'm on or something. Normally this would be just a one lesson thing, but Group Coach wants me to do it, and when I told my private coach she's determined that I do it well, This thing is going to live on and on, LESSON AFTER LESSON.
"Forward, Back, Back"!