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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on October 15, 2019, 12:56:12 PM »
Was able to do another 30 minute group too, where we got introduced to level 2 field moves. Ugh. Glad they're a long way off!

Oh, I do enjoy your lessons.  Lots of great stuff.

For the record, I think Level 2 Field Moves are much nicer than Level 1.  I loathe spirals on the flat of the blade.  By definition they're NOT spirals!

Level 2 Exercise 4 (Forward Inside Open Mohawk Exercise) is lovely.  You'll enjoy that when you get the hang of it and can incorporate it into your programmes, too.  8)
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Last Post by VisuallyImpairedOnIce on October 15, 2019, 11:49:33 AM »
My legs have finally stopped aching after Sunday's lesson.
Lots of focus on 3 turns, FO, BO, continuous FO3s. There were also mohawks, to finish the footwork bit, after stretching my hips at the barrier. Then we looked at spins, can now get 2 rotations consistently on 1 foot from standstill. Stretches at the barrier next, spiral stretch - both sides are now close to the actual definition of a spiral, yay!  Then coach decided to try and kill me by helping me stretch further - gently pushing my leg higher. Then he made me pop my foot on the barrier - both sides are much easier now. That was bad news for me as I've now been introduced to the Y frame spiral. Finished off with some jump work, 3 jump, focusing on driving my free leg up rather than around, then toe loop from standstill. You get a lot done in an hour!


Was able to do another 30 minute group too, where we got introduced to level 2 field moves. Ugh. Glad they're a long way off!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by Leif on October 14, 2019, 08:51:32 PM »
Isnít there supposed to be a correct way to fall? Iím sure WednesdayMarch knows if there is. (Donít take that the wrong way WM, you know what I mean.) I find high speed falls fine, itís the slow ones, usually onto my backside, that hurt.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on October 14, 2019, 12:01:49 PM »
Is it the single or double sided guards you have experience with? They are obviously quite pricey and I am willing to invest in a good set to avoid future injury but equally don't want to pay for something which is more than I need!

I have no idea which my skating friend uses.  If she's there on Wednesday morning, I'll try to remember to ask...
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by JenniRose399 on October 14, 2019, 11:54:24 AM »
Is it the single or double sided guards you have experience with? They are obviously quite pricey and I am willing to invest in a good set to avoid future injury but equally don't want to pay for something which is more than I need!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by JenniRose399 on October 13, 2019, 11:18:44 PM »
I think most times I've fallen it has been wrists or knees I've banged! This is my first proper injury and it is making me think more seriously about fall protection so I will look into elbow pads!

I'll look into he D30s, thanks for the recommendation!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by Leif on October 13, 2019, 10:42:56 PM »
Have you thought about elbow pads? By default I fall on my arm not my wrist, but maybe youíre not like me.

Someone I know wears Flexmeter D30 since breaking a wrist.  I like the D30 stuff.  Excellent protection.  Just ask Leif...

Yes.  ;D
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Wrist guards??
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on October 12, 2019, 09:41:50 AM »
Someone I know wears Flexmeter D30 since breaking a wrist.  I like the D30 stuff.  Excellent protection.  Just ask Leif...
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General Ice Skating Chat / Wrist guards??
« Last Post by JenniRose399 on October 11, 2019, 04:40:44 PM »
Hi all,

I'm an adult beginner synchro/figure skater and managed to definitely fracture 1 wrist and possibly fracture the other this week doing the classic falling backwards and putting my hands down to break my fall. First time in my 2 years skating a fall has resulted in a proper injury (more than bruises of course!).
I'm thinking about getting back on the ice already, but I'm wondering if it's worth getting wrist guards as I'm sure once I get the medical a-ok I will still have weakness in my wrists for a while!

Any one got any recommendations?

Cheers!
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I still can't do stroking. When I do the 'glide' is very little. I can't change feet quick enough so keep pausing in between and can't even push off my left foot

Rome wasn't built in a day.  It'll come.  Try a glide on one foot, then on two feet while you get your balance and change to push off for a glide on the other foot.  In time you'll be able to spend less time on two feet.  Also start out pushing from the left foot to give that one a better chance.
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