On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.


Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.


It has now been 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Blades Sharpened ....

Had my first FS lesson in quite a while.  Newly sharpened blades felt great except for the first 10 minutes... when you think one false move might send you hurling onto your face from tripping.

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.


2 comments:

  1. 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.

    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.







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