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.