Finally got to skate in my new jackson premieres and coro ace blades! It was just for 30 minutes to test it out before my coach did the full mounting for me. It was actually easier to adapt to the new skates than I expected.
Yes, my feet really hurt. I only got my first scratch spin at the end of the 30 minutes. I didn’t attempt to jump. I can’t do a snowplow stop again hahaha. Nonetheless, it was relatively easy to do forward edges, crossovers, three turns etc. I struggled a bit with the backward edges. Also, did I mention I didn’t trip over my toe picks???
Generally I felt it was pretty good progress in 30 minutes in brand new stiff boots and giant toe picks. Things should improve after a few more sessions. :)
I had a lesson with my coach after that. Obviously I switched back to my old skates. It took me some time again to get my first few spins though footwork and jumps were no problem. Not sure why that is.
Worked on my one foot slaloms (forward and backward), backward cross rolls (outside and inside edge) and backward inside edges. My back spins are now a few revolutions sometimes, which is an improvement. I’m still stuck on sit spins. I’ve managed to rotate my salchow a bit more and pick correctly for my toe loop. Still working on the loop - especially the outside edge take off.
I haven’t had a private lesson in so long (okay, a month). I forgot how good it feels to have so much space on freestyle ice and such an intense class. Too bad freestyle ice is so expensive here. Next month onwards, I’m switching to lessons on regular public sessions. They cost me about 1/2 the price of my current lessons so yep for budget reasons… haha. I guess I’ll have to sacrifice the private high quality ice.