Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Another Lesson - Not Much Progress
I haven't skated since my last lesson 5 days ago. Hence, there is not much progress on my part. Kind of a wasted lesson because we just went over the same things.
My current struggle is my inability to hold the proper edge and body position after landing a Waltz Jump (or any other jump). I will never be able to reach back for a combination jump if I cannot hold the proper edge and body position. The fundamentals of any sport - learned incorrectly - will stab you in the back later .... skating is no exception.
On a positive note; before my lesson, I did work on a few new things. I tried my first Back Sit Spin .. It was not even a qualifying position or rotation, but I was happy I tried and didn't fall. (For that you have to see my back spin attempt!)
I attempted a few Lutz jumps (and popped them into 1/2 Lutz jumps). My coach taught me a new Lutz entry I did not use as a child; crossing the left foot over the right before toe picking to help insure you are on the correct back outside edge.
The only difference between a Lutz and a Flip is the take off edge.
Flip is from a back inside edge (usually after a mowhawk or a three turn)
Lutz is from a back outside edge (usually from a backwards glide into a corner, less frequently from a footwork sequence. As a child I was taught to do them in a corner. The RIGHT corners only ...
AKA the "Lutz corners".
I finally snagged an afternoon public session to get back on the ice for the first time in a month! No lesson scheduled for the near futur...