During my lesson we went straight for the Lutz. We started on the harness. I think I did 3 or 4 on harness jumps, two of which she said were "all me" - meaning no help from the harness. Frankly I think it's a ploy to psyche me out to convince me I did it alone ... just so I won't have the fear going into the jump without the harness. True or not ... it worked.
After my harness jumps she had me fly solo and much to my surprise I landed it. Twice as a matter of fact. What a thrill. When you take the fear out of it .. it really does feel just like a Flip jump.
I wish we had ended on that note. She wanted to do a couple of combos. Loop - Loop and Flip - Loop and then onto spinning. She asked about my layback spin. I told her the only thing I fear more than the Lutz jump is a Layback spin. I tried one. It looked more like a (bad) attitude spin.
We went to the wall and even off the ice into the penalty box to try and get the hip and leg position. It hurt ... the position of the layback seems unattainable to me at this point. I don't know if I can get my body into that position or even close.
Sit Spin: She also wants me to take my sit spin to the next level .. into a cannonball position.
(all the way down, reaching for the ankle and tucking the head down while spinning) ....