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SkatingBabe

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backwards lemons
« on: April 27, 2008, 05:54:28 PM »
yesterday at my club i started doin backwards lemons.

I found them very difficult to do!!

Anyone any tips?? :)
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Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(

Slippy Slider

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 06:07:14 PM »
Nope - I am learning this one too and am also finding it rather a challenge.  See where I am up to on my thread regarding my head needing to be sorted out.

Forward Lemons is OK but backwards is indeed rather more challenging.  Good luck and I hope we both manage it eventually - I am sure we will!
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SkatingBabe

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 06:23:53 PM »
looked at ur other thread.
SkateUK Grade 3. PASSED!!!!!

Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(

sweeneytodd

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 06:44:40 PM »
Are you having problems with the balance, the moving of feet or the  gaining momentum?

Main points tend to be bend knees when pushing feet out. Don't lean forward (or look at your feet).  If it's a momentum problem then pushing gently away from the barrier can help. :)

SkatingBabe

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 07:12:04 PM »
find it hard to do the shape ur supposed to lol
SkateUK Grade 3. PASSED!!!!!

Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(

sweeneytodd

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008, 07:20:28 PM »
Like most things  they improve with practise, however you do need a little momentum to do them.  On the other thread I think someone mentioned starting with  toes pointed together which helps. good luck

SkatingBabe

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008, 07:22:51 PM »
yea thats the way the coach that was teaching us told us to do.

point toes together to start then bring heals together to do the lemon shape lol
SkateUK Grade 3. PASSED!!!!!

Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(

sweeneytodd

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008, 07:25:15 PM »
Main thing is when pushing heels together push feet outwards and bend knees (without leaning forward.)  If you got the knack of the forward ones you have the technique. It's just transferring it  to backwards.

SkatingBabe

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008, 07:26:11 PM »
find the forward ones hard too lol
SkateUK Grade 3. PASSED!!!!!

Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(

sweeneytodd

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2008, 07:29:01 PM »
Aww they will come with time!  Promise ;) 

I find them a good thing to do as part of my warm up.  They good for stretching the inner thigh and also means I practise them every time I go on the ice.  Means you can't escape them but they don't get rusty.

SkatingBabe

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Re: backwards lemons
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2008, 07:31:21 PM »
i only skate for 1 hour a week.

this prob doesnt help as i dont get much practice.
SkateUK Grade 3. PASSED!!!!!

Currently trying to do backward crossovers!!!
Also forward crossovers.
On the forward ones im ok going anti clockwise but i am finding going clockwise really difficult, can't get left leg over at all :(