Lesson with Coach A today.
Worked on double Salchow drill, i.e. salchow-back spin. Got faster rotation when I focused on getting the R foot under the L foot.
- Head – i.e. neutral/look ahead/to the R (rather than L)
- Edge – allow the LBI edge to develop
- Kick – i.e. kick the R leg up into a h-shape – but keep the R foot under the R knee or even a bit closer, rather than kicking the R foot further than the R knee
- Twist/under – i.e. R foot under L
Seemed to help if I thought about ‘kick-under’ as almost one movement, i.e. kick at the same time as twisting the R foot. Or thinking ‘h-under’ (i.e. h-shape and twist/under) at the same time.
It’s not that stable yet when I bring the R foot in more quickly under the L, but I can feel that the rotation is a lot faster on those occasions that I do bring R under L.
BACK SPIN EXIT
To exit from a back spin, bend the R knee and THEN allow the L leg to uncross.
Bending the R knee is supposed to create a larger circle on the ice.
DOUBLE LOOP DRILL
Do loop and then click the ankles together. I tried this a couple of times and it wasn’t as dangerous as I thought it might feel.