Waltz-8 Progress!I had my figures lesson for the week on the Chandler coffee club, delayed from Wednesday. Ice was good and about 5 skaters. Before Lynne came on the ice I was warming up with edges and FI8s.
- FO8s -- just a couple of minutes on these. RFO8 not bad, LFO8 still needs work. They are improving though -- circles are usually about the right side and I'm doing a better job of holding the edge and making it (almost) around. I'll keep plugging away.
- step forward/BO mohawk -- worked on keeping the free foot close and keeping some tension in the free leg so I stand straighter. Did some good ones so we went on to...
- waltz-8 -- so we went to work on putting it all together. Marked out where the 3 turns should be and did some on the L side, though I was stepping to a definite FI edge and couldn't get around. Then we did some on the R side and wow! I was still stepping more to an FI or a flat but I was able to fix it and come back to center! Woohoo! Did it twice! I was so happy I could just spit, it felt so great!
- serpentine -- we had not looked at these in quite a while. We just worked the FO-FI at this point. It went reasonably well -- Lynne told me I need to be sure to bring the free leg through more quickly and sit back on the blade a bit more. The biggest issue right now is that I am not getting enough push to really work on the rest of the serpentine since I pretty much get to the edge change and a little past and I'm out of momentum.