An hour’s solid practice today. Didn’t make much progress, but did a lot of practice.
Spent quite some time on back edges. Every time someone breaks these down for me in a new way and we start from scratch again I feel like I move further and further away from actually being able to just do them. Today was trying to get the push in the right direction, even if I then went around the curve on two feet. And looking up. But I didn’t do that. Just can’t put everything together at the same time. I can do the edge, or I can go in the right direction, or I can push. Add in the distraction of trying not to be run into/run into anyone and they’re hopeless pretty quickly.
Tried spinning for the first time in ages. Nope, still can’t spin. I think this is something that is forever destined to remain a mystery to me. I can’t even see how one can possibly spin. I can squeak out two revolutions of a two foot spin at most.
Three turns. Good if I’m hanging onto someone. Useless otherwise.
Mohawks. See Three turns.
Fourteen step. Getting better (so long as not done to time).
Beginner Twizzle Exercise: this is the two foot version, doing a 360. Think I am sometimes getting the right spot on the blade now, which is good and not too scary. Had some help trying these on one foot as well (actually more like double three turns, rather than twizzles as such). Came tantalisingly close to getting the balance right, but tending to drop my free hip at the wrong moment and not being quite over the skating foot. Fun to try the not-really-twizzles as there’s no actual pressure to get them right at this stage.
So a mixed bag. Looking forward to the day when I begin to make progress again!