A chronicle of my attempt at the world of "Adult Figure Skating since 2012"
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Attempted A Back Camel Spin !!
I dragged myself to the rink today. I can only equate this feeling to going to the gym. If you go often, you enjoy it. If you haven't been for a long time, you dread going. I know once I get on the ice I will enjoy it. Even if it's a bad practice day. Even if it means taking several steps backward before I can progress forward again. Being on the ice has only two drawbacks: #1 it's cold (I really hate being cold) and #2 it's hard when you fall wrong. Actually at my age it's hard when you fall right!
On a positive note; I did skate today AND I attempted something new. A Back Camel Spin. This came out of nowhere. It wasn't in my head to try it. I think I was going into a Back Scratch Spin but I wound up trying the Back Camel. There is plenty of room for criticism, but I thought it was a good start.
At the end of the clip my skating friend Hank came by to say "nice attempt".
Very graceful! As I don't skate personally, I'm guessing that an adult skater makes a back-camel very much "their own" style, as spin speed and body mechanics would seem to be in high-tension for this element.ReplyDelete