B8s, Waltz-8, Serpentine
My figures lesson with Lynne on the Chandler coffee club as usual. It was pretty quiet today! Most of the time there were only 3 skaters present. How odd.
- BO8s -- RBO side is really good! LBO is improving.. I got on a really good LBO and scared myself (I bailed!) because it was a really deep BO edge and I thought I was going to fall (though I wasn't falling). Ha!
- Waltz-8 -- turns were better today. My L side step-forward is still not coming around enough -- Lynne mentioned that I am tending to wide-step that side, which I don't on the R side. Worked on fixing that, with some progress.
- BI8s -- these are getting better too. Circle size is almost right! Biggest limitation is that I am not getting a good enough push to comfortably hold around the whole circle. I realized that on the subsequent pushes I am trying too hard -- instead of "trying to push hard & fast" I just need to push firmly, and no need to make it all that quick. This helped a bit but it's going to take more practice.
- Serpentines -- just a few minutes on these. The position and transition is getting better. I'm mostly limited now by my poor FO edges. Grrr.