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    I shot the duck!

    My dog is still looking for it....
    After going through my current menu of 3-turns, waltz jumps, crossover sequences, and various edges, I was looking for something different to do to avoid burnout.
    Some of the kids - slightly more advanced than me - were playing around with trying to shoot the duck after their free skate class, so I decided to give that a try.
    After a few abortive attempts - didn't go down far enough - I got it!
    Now I have to figure out how to get back up without wiping out......

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    What'd that poor duck ever to do you?

    Congrats! That's one of those things I just can't get--my knees and ankles don't bend that far!

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    I can shoot the duck just fine. It's just that I can't get back up from shooting. Which is stupid because I can sit spin fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    My dog is still looking for it....
    After going through my current menu of 3-turns, waltz jumps, crossover sequences, and various edges, I was looking for something different to do to avoid burnout.
    Some of the kids - slightly more advanced than me - were playing around with trying to shoot the duck after their free skate class, so I decided to give that a try.
    After a few abortive attempts - didn't go down far enough - I got it!
    Now I have to figure out how to get back up without wiping out......

    Congratulations! You are now on your way to learning a sitspin.

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    Skating Freak Barbie
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    Dang, is it hunting season already??

    Congrats on the new move!

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    Good job!

    I ALMOST did, but fell on my rump lol.

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    My 14-year-old figure skating niece tried to get me to shoot the duck. Then she was wondering what all those wierd cracking noises were coming from assorted areas of my body.

    60 year old frames are not built for shooting the duck, wounding yes.

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    I always fall on my butt. I skate isi so for delta i chose the lunge.

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    The duck is improved, I can get up now.....
    The trick is to get just the right amount of forward lean to avoid catching the heel, that'll kill your momentum and let the duck get away.....
    Now they want me to spin down there....
    I think maybe I'll try the other foot.

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    I find it easier to get down (and up) in that position while spinning, then trying to get up from the "duck" position.

    Wolfgang-give the spin a try.

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    I'm not too good at it. Lack of practice I think. Though I could do it backwards a long time ago. That was fun, though I was kinda dangerous, just try to look over your shoulder to look out for other skaters while doing the move backwards, without losing your balance....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    My dog is still looking for it....
    After going through my current menu of 3-turns, waltz jumps, crossover sequences, and various edges, I was looking for something different to do to avoid burnout.
    Some of the kids - slightly more advanced than me - were playing around with trying to shoot the duck after their free skate class, so I decided to give that a try.
    After a few abortive attempts - didn't go down far enough - I got it!
    Now I have to figure out how to get back up without wiping out......

    (Little 70's music here please) You shot the duck, but you did not shoot the deputee. ...... LOL

    congrads

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