My coach showed me the hydroplane about two months ago, but we dropped it in order to finish up my Silver Moves. Now that I've passed, I'd like to surprise her by working on it and being able to do a decent one by the next time she remembers to ask.
Any thoughts on a good way to practice it? I never did it when I was a kid, so I'm not sure on how you "get there." Do you just keep sticking your leg out and try to get lower each time? Is there a way to practice it off ice? Should I be working on doing lunges (on the floor, possible with weights) so I have better strength on going down and back up again? What position do you put your arms in?
Any help is appreciated!
P.S. And just to be sure I'm calling this move the right thing -- it is not a back "shoot the duck," it's the move where you're going backwards and you "tuck" one leg under and out to the back/side of the other leg, which is bent as low as possible to the ice.