Distraction and Learning Lutz
I had an interesting experience with my coach while working on learning the lutz jump during lesson. I can do a 1/2 lutz with no flutzing. I had worked on it for an ISI FS2 test, and someho...

World Ice Challenge 2005
The World Ice Challenge in 2005 will be in England and at the Slough Ice Arena on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of July. This is a competition for adults, open to all ice dancers from around...

1/2 Lutz, 1/2 Flip, Flip
For some reason my 1/2 jumps are killing my program. My flip from a MO or 3 entrance is consistent if a little too much up and not enough flow on the landing, but stick a 1/2 Lutz and 1/2 f...

how to get from flip to lutz?
My flip is pretty secure now, so I'm thinking about learning a lutz. And here's what scares me: you can count on one hand the number of adult skaters at my rink who are doing an honest lut...

LINDSAY DAVIS...Wins Again At Silicon Valley Open!
Greetings to all our skate-friends! Full photo+ coverage of Lindsay Davis' victory at 2004, Silicon Valley Open: www.wesskint.org/SiliconValleyOpen.html Have a gr...

Feedback on Good Advice - Power Threes
Practicing P3s this evening. On field service trip, again, in the South of Florida; found a nice rink in a place called Sunrise, on the West Side of Ft Lauderdale. Tonight's evening Public S...

Olympics and improved skating performance
Yet again, I have been glancing at the Oympics and hear the secret to athlete success by one of the winners: "Just take it one day at a time." Dang it! Dang it!!! Dang it!!!! Why can'...

Another view on skaters feet
It has been speculated a few times in the past that professional skaters have ugly feet. Here is another slant on skating and feet. An instructor told me that her shoe size was b...

question about adult interpretive skate
If 2 adult skaters of equally modest technical and presentation abilities compete in a usfsa adult interpretive skate, and one skater does a lighthearted routine that aims to be entertaining...

Definately older begining skater
My registration for my first series of group, actually any kind of _skating_, lesson is 3/4s filled out. My cardiologist says I have no restrictions on activities as long as I keep up on my...

FS: Risport Diamant Ladies Figure Skates
For Sale: Like New Risport Diamant Ladies Figure Skates, Size 7.5 (US), medium width with Coronation Ace Blades. On ebay Now...click the link! http://tinyurl.com/3j83n ...

Soft socks ?
My socks feel like sandpaper in my boots. Sting like mad, and I've taken to lining my socks with mole skin to stop it. I don't know beans about sock-cloth. My wife says knitt socks are ...

plz ignore .. testing google
thankx johns

The (very welcome) Lesson From Hades!
My coach nabbed me out on public session today, while I was warming up for my later lesson with her. For 20 minutes she drilled me on power 3's. Almost every single move I made, I heard ...

5 weeks to go .. more or less
Rink is predicted to open around 1st October. Believe it when I see it, but I'm looking forward to a productive season, and good exercise. I've about ridden the wheels off my bicycle, a...

Backwards crossovers deconstructed
I have recently had a breakthrough with my BXOs that has made me really confused as to why they are taught the way they are. Maybe some one here can point out some critical thing that I've ...

LINDSAY DAVIS Scores Another Victory!
http://www.wesskint.org/LindsayDavisSWP.html Best regards from DONN of WESSKINT...

http://www.ridl.co.uk/ ?
Anyone know what's happened to this site? -- If everyone adopted my practice of deleting all but the relevant part of messages to which they are replying then these newsgroups wo...

Update on Change Foot
When you work on the backspin from a standstill, do you use the BI "pivot" to start the spin? If you don't, I would suggest that you try it, this technique really helped me do a minimal...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 2
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Off-Ice Training
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Injuries
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Blades
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Boots
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Basic Skills
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Index
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Spin breakthrough--finally! (A long AOSS chronology)
Well, after 27 months of regular skating, I can *finally* perform decent 2-foot spins in both directions (though I prefer CCW). I think the basic one foot spin in the CCW direction will come...

A question for our gymnasts and/or divers
This is slightly off-topic, but.... We were watching the men's gymnastics last night, and amazed, as always, by their ability to twist and turn mid-air. Divers do it, too. ...

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