Lesson

CAMEL-SIT SPIN

Two things to focus on when I step onto the LFO.  One, CREASE at the hip.  Two, make sure I step onto a clear OUTSIDE edge as opposed to a flat edge.

Therefore:

  • Leg (on back crossovers, make sure I have a straight L leg)
  • Wind
  • Look – and stay looking
  • Crease / LFO
  • Toe pick
  • Unwind L arm

LEVEL 7 FIELD MOVES – FOUR 3-TURNS

On outside 3-turns, keep the opposite shoulder forward.  Don’t let the shoulder pre-rotate.  For example, on R outside 3-turn, keep the L shoulder forward (like on a loop jump) and let the edge do the work.

LUTZ

Practise staying on the outside edge.  Keep doing the drill when I toe pick close to the L foot.  Don’t worry about jumping for now – just on keeping on a clean LFO edge.

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Lesson

Coach A

LUTZ

I was changing edge very noticeably.  So coach suggested I do a back outside counter to practise the edge feeling I need, i.e. LBO, swing R foot behind L heel, then rotate anti-clockwise to LFO.

And on the Lutz itself, I need to toe pick later.  So still reach the R foot back, but then toe pick closer to the L foot – in fact next to the L foot and within one blade length from it.

Drill: Do 5 counters, THEN do 1 Lutz.

LEVEL 7 – QUICK 3-TURNS

When I showed coach my 3-turns, he said I was leaning back and had my arms too high.  So:

Keep hands lower (similar height to bottom of the pecs) and keep the elbows soft and rounded.  Also, imagine I’m hugging a beach ball – so lean slightly forward.