Didn't have my camera going for my lesson. We worked on a Lutz/Loop combination and trying to do a Flip with a more difficult double three turn entry (really slows the energy down). After that my coach says "I think I am going to start teaching you a Death Drop" ... I nearly fainted.
Here is what they look like:
This is definitely something I never did as a child. I don't really have a Back Camel or a Back Sit Spin yet... so why she wants me to start thinking about this Death Drop into a Back Sit ...is beside me. My motto this year is not to be negative and just go for it.
So far - All I have to show for a lesson on Death Drops is a broken fingernail from the at-the-wall exercises. I think there may be bruises involved in learning this one.
Thanks for showing the tracings for the power crossovers! I'm just trying to make sure I count correctly between each stroke...and that my marks around the circle kinda look like a snail shell. Tried it again yesterday. Mine, at this point, look like the snail has been a victim of radioactive poisoning...LOL.ReplyDelete
I felt the same way about learning those crossovers with my coach as you do with your coach about the Death Drop...but I just tell myself that she would not begin to teach me those things if she did not think I had the ability to perform them. And you do have the ability...just be patient (what I tell myself too...esp after 40 mins of failing yesterday at the change of edge mohawk between crossovers for Pre Bronze. I only did it correctly maybe twice out of like 30 passes :\ Its the only thing left on the test I have to master...ugh)
I'll light a candle for your death drop/brackets, if you light one for my stupid evil change of edge forward to backwards mohawk LOL.
And glad it was only a fingernail vs something more severe.
Let the flames begin !!!Delete