I managed one sorta double loop (well, landing forwards but on one foot and then back spinning to backwards). But remembered that Coach 1 recommended a drill which I haven’t done for a while.
So I need to practise my back spin, doing a jump into the air, and then landing in crossed position and continuing the back spin.
ACTION: DO SOME BACK SPIN, JUMP, BACKSPIN DRILLS BEFORE TACKLING THE DOUBLE LOOP
Also made me realise that it helps me to stay on the correct edge on landing if I keep my arms crossed over my R side and L shoulder checked forward.
Did some ‘knee in, toe down’ drills – i.e. doing a normal salchow, but focusing on turning the L knee in and getting the toe down. Without much added effort, I’m getting about 1 and a quarter to 1 and a half rotation. So this is a good drill for me to encourage me to cross properly.
Also thinking about bringing the R arm in with only a shallow scooping action, to allow me to stay over my L side on take off rather than dropping the R shoulder.
Did some great camel spins by keeping the free leg down.
I realised that in my back camel, I do much better spins when I keep my free leg down for longer. Think of the face of a clock. If I enter the RFI edge at 6 o’clock, then my R leg goes up to horizontal at about 9 o’clock rather than 12 o’clock.
Likewise, my (forward) camel is better when I keep the free leg down. So the new checklist is:
- Core, hip, leg = with the leg part meaning to keep it down for longer before lifting it up into horizontal camel position
ACTION: WAIT TO LIFT THE FREE LEG INTO CAMEL