Monday, March 25, 2013
It's been roughly a year and a half since I returned to figure skating. I decided to take stock of my skill set, such as it is. Predictably, some skills are fairly good while others range from mediocre to bad to frankly nonexistent. In fairness some of the items in the "nonexistent" category are "wish list" skills which I've been introduced to in my Power Stroking class but I've yet to have had any formal instruction during group lessons. The mediocre column includes a few elements which have degraded because I've not used or practiced them since passing which ever ISI level they are part of. Braking a T-stop with my left foot is an example of one. My preference is to use the right skate and over time I've become less and less polished with the mirror image skill. I plan to come back to this list every six months or so to see how many if any of the poor skills can be moved over to the good column. I'll be a happier bunny when most of these are living under the good column. Lots and lots to work on...