I had my "fun" lesson today, with Kelli at the 5:15 FS.
- Inside & Outside Eights -- I guess this is where everyone starts! My LFO was not too horrible for a first time, I can almost get around the entire circle. RFO -- I need to push harder and my edge is pretty stinky; I can only get 3/4 of the way around on one push. FIs were a bit easier. Kelli had me really concentrating on keeping the arms down and getting a better set position. I noticed that holding my arms down further than I usually do, I think I'm getting a better position; either turned in or out more to the circle.
- Outside 8 w/3-turn -- this was a lot harder. It's amusing how one can think one's 3s are not too bad, until you are asked to skate half of a 15' circle and THEN turn. Eeep! Not so good. Kelli had me try it on two feet at first, then on one. Part of my difficult is that by the time I get to the top of the circle I'm going pretty slow so I wind up forcing the turn.
I'm thinking it could only help me to work on these a bit from time to time, because feeling more solid on these edges would probably fix a lot of my body position and comfort/stability issues.