The Complete Book of Figure Skating

The Complete Book of Figure Skating

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The executive director of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) provides proven technique instruction for more than 100 skills, presenting them progressively from beginning to advanced levels of expertise. 170 photos.The backward movement starts as the inside edge of each foot is pressed, pushing the feet back and out to the side until they are parallel and slightly more than shoulder-width apart. ... Body weight must be balanced forward over the ball of the foot a€” not on the toes a€” while skating backward. Teaching Tip . ... Skaters should practice on both feet until they can glide a distance of three times their height.

Title:The Complete Book of Figure Skating
Author:Carole Shulman
Publisher:Human Kinetics - 2002


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