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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Lutz - the double?

No not yet. Actually, not that I was thinking of the double Lutz to begin with, but I suppose my coach thought it'd be nice to give it a try. On seeing the single flutz, he had second thoughts!!

This is a really frustrating problem that I have been working to get rid of. Sometimes its ok, sometimes I feel constipated, sometimes its just a huge flutz. However, everything seemed to click today, when he said, "don't rush to pull your feet together".

Strange statement, but on the take-off, that was what made the flutz. Pulling the feet together just before the take-off would change the edge
  - unless I was picking waaay across...
  - but I wasn't supposed to pick so far across...
That was the dilemma I had! Why didn't I think of this earlier?

Still, its not easy to describe how it "should" be. He had me doing the Lutz backspin for a while, it was slow, but it was ok.

At the end of it, he said, "Work on the Lutz-backspin for now. There's no hurry to do the double."

I retorted, "It is not me in a hurry for the double. It is you."

Did I mention that he must have relished that lesson when I lost my voice and couldn't talk back?

1 comment:

Frogg said...

I bet there were others who also relished the time you lost your voice. Well at least one ... ;-)