Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Any followers out there?

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, things have been so crazy what with school and skating. Also, I'm not entirely sure anybody reads this blog, so I'm giving you guys a deadline. One comment or follower by the end of this month or I'm not going to post hardly at all anymore. I don't want to take time to write if nobody is reading!! Also, If I do get a follower or a comment, I'm gonna post a bunch of written tutorials, so there's incentive for ya!

I'm getting a lot better at my doubles, I can land every one of them 20 % of the time except for double axel and lutz. My salchow and loop I can land more often. My skins are getting better, but, like I said before, I am not a spin person!! Haha, they are marginal at best.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Working on a program for a new show!

So there's a show December 15th I'm working on a program for, it's an Olympic thyme show, and I'm doing a rock version of the Star Spangled Banner. I'm really excited for it! Apparently, my coach and I and one other person will be the only ones doing a higher jump than an axel!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A few updates!

So, I have a few updates for you. The first thing is that I started a Facebook page. There should be a link on the top of the page, so click there to see it.

Second, I'm getting a lot more consistent with my doubles, I even have double Salchow in a program I'm doing for a show in December. I'm also starting double lutz, but no success with that yet.

Spin-wise, My layback and camel are getting a LOT better, and I have a really consistent broken leg spin.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moving through my doubles!

Woo-hoo!! Landed my Axel-toe, Axel-loop, and, wait for it.... double Salchow!!! I am so excited!! It seems, though, I land my hard jumps on the night sessions when my coach isn't there, then when I'm in a lesson, I can't do crap. Seriously, I landed 2 double loops in a row the other night, and in my lesson, I couldn't do ONE. Not ONE!!! I mean, come on!!

Tonight I went skating because I thought nobody was going to be there. Sadly, I was wrong :(. I wasn't as packed as usually though, so I'm not entirely disappointed. My camel spin was a lot better, and, like I said, I landed some of my hard doubles/axel combos. I also landed my loop again once.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Landed my first double flip today!!!

So, today was my lesson day, and I didn't have any more luck with double loop but I did land double flip!!! I'm so excited because today was the first day I've ever even attempted one, and I landed it!!! Granted, it wasn't a very good landing, but still.

I posted a video on Instagram and I think I will on youTube, also.

Here's the link for My Instagram Page

Monday, October 28, 2013

Landed my first double today!!!

Drum roll please...

Today I landed my double loop for the first time! Who-hoo! I'm super excited because,

a. It's my very first double! (not counting axel, which is only one and a half rotations)
b. I only started it two weeks ago, and that's pretty good knowing me!

I landed it twice in a row, even though the first time was a little under-rotated. The second was good though, if a little wobbly.

I totally almost landed double salchow, too. 'Almost' being the key word here. I came off on the right foot and all, but my free leg swing around and toe-picked the ice. Technically I did kind of land it, just not well :p. I have a lesson tomorrow so hopefully I can land my double salchow and perfect my double loop!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I've actually got some news today!

First off, I put up a new webshow, so go check it out! And the reason I look like hell for my video is that lately my only time to post is late at night before bed, so I'm all done up in my pajamas and messy hair :p. Don't judge!! I'm planning on posting another spinner tutorial soon, also.

Secondly, I started a new thing on Instagram: 'You're a figure skater if...'. I hope you like it, and feel free to leave idea's for new posts in the comments!!! Thank you to all of my Instagram followers, also!

Okay, ready to get down to my skating news. I'm finally at the point in the season where I'm learning stuff instead of trying to get stuff back from last year. I've been working on (jump wise), double salchow, double toe loop, double loop, and according to my coach I'm going to start double flip this Tuesday. I'm scared!!! Here's kind of an overview of where I'm at with each of my jumps:

Double salchow: I actually landed it the other day, but I fell on the landing. Since then I haven't been crossing my legs right. I'm getting closer, though!! Better than last year.

Double toe loop: I'm unfortunately not anywhere close to landing this jump! I never cross my legs, it's horrible! Lately my coach has been taking a different tactic, and I pretend I'm going to do a toe-loop backspin instead of a double toe. It's helped a lot, but I'm still under-rotated.

Double loop: It pains me how close I am to landing this. For some reason, though, I keep landing on my left foot, or on both feet. Help me!!!

There you have it. I'm also working on doing an axel and jumping straight into another axel. Also,  doing on with my hands over my head off ice. I haven't had the courage to try it on ice yet, though, even though I've landed it off ice.

Spin wise, I'm pretty behind. Here's an overview:
For some reason my camel spin remains to be perfected, even though I'm working on back camel. I think my camel are close to being arch enemies.

 I'm also working on getting my sit spin all the way down, but I'm not strong enough so I'm doing a lot of thigh exercises.

Cannonball isn't really working out, so I'm hoping to get my sit spin down, then my cannonball will come after.

Sit spin, back sit spin is working out super well, but when I go straight into a back sit spin with out the initial sit spin (Sorry if that's confusing) it's not as good. I've actually gone all the way down once in a back sit. I'm going to try back cannonball soon!

Layback still evades me. Every time I bring my leg behind, I go onto my toe pick, even if I haven't leaned back yet. Any tips for this?

I've tried Camel-grab, and beillman spin, but don't tell my coach! I think she would come down on me with blades of wrath if she knew I was trying it without her!!!

Well, that's pretty much it. I'm working on my Preliminary test again, after I failed because my power threes weren't powerful enough and my spirals were too low (embarrasing, I know). I'm getting better at the power three's, though, and I've been stretching a lot so my spirals are higher. Hopefully I'll pass this time!
I'm also going to a show out of town in December, and it's Olympic themed. I'm going to do a rock version of the Star Spangled Banner!
Here's the link:

It's kind of slow in the beginning, but then it picks up speed a ton!!

Well, this post is really long now so I'd better wrap it up!

As always, remember to comment!