|Fassi was a well know coach as can be gleaned from the list of high level skaters listed on the cover. He was however, not without controversy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Fassi|
|Almost 50 pages devoted to compulsory figures!|
|While your old diarist will never do double or triple jumps he is intrigued by the simpler of the Compulsory Figures.|
|The Forward outside and inside 8s are the first and easiest of the figures described.|
This is a pitiful excuse for a Forward Outside 8, but somehow I got around. No one will confuse these videos with those of Kseniya and Oleg!
This attempt at the Forward Inside 8 is worse. I'm way off center for the repeats and the missized circles are a joke. If anything I think the two kids pushing the EZ-skater thingies actually helped by forcing me to go back to the center of my figure more consistently towards the end! Perhaps I should look into hiring some young people to harass me during practice.