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Figure Skating: Championship Techniques (Sports Illustrated Winners Circle Books) Paperback – November 28, 1988
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It includes plenty of skating jargon, as well as descriptions of moves in the field, spins, and jumps that can get very technical and even a little confusing at times. The author covers every imaginable aspect of figure skating, from choctaws to spin combinations to axel variations, describing how to execute each move.
I can't wait to get back out on the ice to try out some of the new techniques that I have learned from this book!
This book was so helpfull as it describes the moves in great detail. There are several diagrams so you know where your foot goes. Should I use the left, should I use the right foot? When you read the description of the moves you might not understand at first, but as you read and you practice the moves, it becomes an excellent tool. You can use the book together with some of the u-tube videos. You can watch the moves in the u-tube to have an idea, then you go to the book and break it down the moves. Then you are able to get it after practicing a lot! I recommend this book to anybody starting to learn a little bit more difficult moves and need some help.
My main complaint is that the pictures are not descriptive enough to follow a sequence and, let's face it, it's tough to show movement in book form anyway. However, the other issue is that the text is hard to follow as well, if you are trying to learn about a new move. Naturally the text and the pictures make more sense when you already know the move and want to improve on it.
So, depending on your ice-skating skill level, your ability to decifer instructions and your imagination, you might say this book is skating on thin ice.
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A birthday gift for a young figure skater. She LOVED it.Published 22 months ago by Beverly Greenfield
I'm ordering another copy, as somehow mine got lost in a move. Some of the names of things may differ between figure (ice) and artistic (roller) skating but the descriptions and... Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Gift Card Recipient
I have owned copies of this book for years and it has been my standby reference manual during training and recovery from injury. Inspirational and great step by step.Published on June 23, 2009 by P. Schirmer
I received my book in the correct period of time, even before! And I live in Spain! The book is in perfect conditions.Published on October 15, 2008 by Sara Grazalema Juanes Matias