Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Foray Into Adult Skating: Progress (Landing the Lutz)



As you saw in my last video from 5-8-12, I was struggling immensely with the timing of my lutz takeoff.  Since then, I've been landing it but two footing it every time like Oksana Baiul.  I've recently started learning the sit spin.  I've been working on shoot the ducks.  It isn't quite showing yet, but I am starting to gain more strength in my quads and should eventually develop a sit spin position, that while is done by an adult skater, doesn't make me cringe from the inside out.  I've started learning camel spins, but it is going to take quite a while.  Stay tuned.

I must say, landing my lutz on one foot feels like one of my real life accomplishments.  It is up there with graduating from college.  That baby is on an outside edge, rotated and landed on one foot.  I also did a few flip+loop combinations today.  Life on the ice is good for the moment.  If I get through my three turns in the field without any mistakes, it is always going to be a great day.

10 comments:

  1. ho-ly shit you keep improving!

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  2. way to go Joyce! So proud!

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  3. That is freakin' cool - congrats!!

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  4. that was awesome! I love listening to your coach talk, it reminds me of my gymnastics coach growing up!

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  5. If dmoceanu is right we may have moved a mountain for Chellsie Memmel

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  6. You look really fit, that in itself is something to be proud of!

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  7. Congratulations, Dave. Keep at it!!!

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  8. If you wait a bit longer before you hook in the spins and maybe wait one revolution before the get into the position (sans camel) then it will be much easier for you. Good jumps.

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  9. Looking good! Congrats!

    Your coach sounds adorable. Would she ever let you film her to share with us?

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  10. Good heavens, so much progress in so little time! You must practice a ton. The camel is tough--I've always had a great spiral but have had a tough time with translating that into a camel spin that actually spins. One tip on the sit spin: Bring your free leg ALL the way in to touch your skating leg, and it's OK to bend the free leg. This will help you get lower (we don't all have to do a cannonball sit spin).

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