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Florence

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What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« on: April 26, 2013, 02:44:54 PM »
post your frustration and maybe get some advice?


Been practicing mohawks (skate uk level ones)
can do them up the wall
can do them lightly holding someones rolled up fist
but when I try them alone and not holding on I either come to a stop or end up going forward instead of backwards


Anyone else done this or know where I'm going wrong?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 08:23:57 PM by ice queen »

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 03:37:25 PM »
You could have named the thread something like "What are you struggling with/finding hard this week?" instead of "what didn't you achieve", which seems a bit depressing/negative  :-\
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Florence

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 03:51:35 PM »
ok, sorry. Wasn't meant too.


maybe a mod or admin type person will change it ? or just delete it if is too depressing.

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 04:39:04 PM »
Personally I think the thread title is fine.  Recognising there is something you set out to achieve but didn't, and looking to find out why you didn't and how you can move forward doesn't seem negative at all, quite the opposite.  Although a week is not a long time in skating, I still think it could be an interesting topic for exchange of experiences and ideas.


Of the many things I didn't achieve this week, probably the most disappointing is back outside loop figures.  All my other loop figures are vaguely passable, back outsides very hit and miss and horribly scratchy and usually much too small and fizzle out with no "coming out" running edge.


Skate UK from memory seems to teach quite flat mohawks, whereas a mohawk is actually a turn.  I think flat ones are rather tricky actually as you need a strong check to stop the BI edge coming round in a tight little semi-circle.

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 05:27:56 PM »
This week, I didn't achieve going to my lesson on Wednesday morning.  I was just too tired.  But to make up for it, Coach Dee is giving me a whole half hour lesson next Wednesday, instead of just 15 minutes.  I hope I survive!  It will be strenuous!

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 06:50:38 PM »
Skating.

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 07:00:55 PM »
Flip jump :(

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Re: What DIDN'T you achieve this week ?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 07:43:13 PM »
For the Mohawk... Sounds like u need to turn your free foot out more before you go onto it.  Sort of glide forward on your lead foot facing into the circle then turn towards your other foot and go on a backward edge, not sure if I'm explaining it very well sorry :( :)

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Re: What are you finding difficult and or need advice on Post here
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 07:51:22 PM »
I've changed the name of the thread to something more positive feel free to post for advice O0

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Re: What are you finding difficult and or need advice on Post here
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 08:02:08 PM »
Actual practice

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Re: What are you finding difficult and or need advice on Post here
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 08:05:15 PM »
getting used to those darn toepicks !!!!!!!

i keep catching when doing backwards crossovers, am i not using outside edge enough?
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