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VisuallyImpairedOnIce

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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #418 on: May 26, 2019, 07:19:58 PM »
Dunno if this link will work as it's to my Instagram but here's tonight's attempt :)


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx7y9X_hJ_z/?igshid=h1fs4x1q7t9z


It's... something 😂
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #419 on: May 26, 2019, 09:36:08 PM »
It's a start!  And the big smile is a definite plus!
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #420 on: June 13, 2019, 08:56:45 AM »
Went back to crossunder exercise after a few months.
Forwards CW and CCW and backwards CCW are not too shabby. Backwards CW is weedy and feels awful. CCW I am used to having my pushing foot nicely under me from years of loop jump entries.
More work required.

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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #421 on: June 13, 2019, 09:35:38 AM »
Crossunder?  ???
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #422 on: June 13, 2019, 09:37:50 AM »
Crossunder?  ???


Ah what am I talking about?  I've lost it...


I meant Underpush.


Sorry.


A crossunder is a term I have heard used to describe a backwards run.
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #423 on: June 13, 2019, 10:35:51 AM »
Ah, I did wonder if you were meaning backward runs/progressives but the forwards direction scotched that!  Still not quite sure I'm with you but I think you mean the push given by the inside leg in crossovers...?
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #424 on: June 13, 2019, 12:19:11 PM »
Ah, I did wonder if you were meaning backward runs/progressives but the forwards direction scotched that!  Still not quite sure I'm with you but I think you mean the push given by the inside leg in crossovers...?


Yes.  Start crossed, push, return to crossed.  It helps you realise how much/little propulsion you are getting from that push.  It forces you to bend knees a lot to create space for the push.  A coach showed it to us once.  She was a whizz at it.  Over 50 and still burning up the ice, outrunning the youngsters, perfectly extended free leg, great upper body posture...

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« Reply #425 on: June 13, 2019, 12:28:42 PM »
A coach showed it to us once.  She was a whizz at it.  Over 50 and still burning up the ice, outrunning the youngsters, perfectly extended free leg, great upper body posture...

I love it when that happens.  I especially love it when it's me.  People at my Wednesday class are starting to realise that I only use two pushes end to end of the rink and (usually) one crossover around the end.   ;D

The key to that exercise and getting that push is definitely knee bend.  Crossovers in general need more knee bend that you ever thought possible. And then some more...
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #426 on: July 06, 2019, 08:10:02 PM »
Didn't achieve a thing today. One of those challenging days on the ice - will try again tomorrow.
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« Reply #427 on: July 06, 2019, 09:01:35 PM »
Didn't break anything?  Call it a win.   ;D
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Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Reply #428 on: Yesterday at 07:00:45 PM »
Spent 14 weeks so far working on Skate Excellence Grade 5, and only achieved 5 of the 18 competencies required to pass. *utterly dejected sigh*