New Element – Press Lift
After reading the feedback from the judges on our Adult Silver Pairs test, we came to the realization that we needed to add more variety to our elements. We had two lift elements in our program – a waltz lift and a loop lift. The waltz lift has given us some trouble, as we have challenges getting aligned before I jump into the air. We can do it on the ground, but once we add some speed on the ice, our alignment gets off.
As a result, we wanted to try a new lift – the press lift. It looked hard, based on our YouTube and Instagram research (remember, we don’t have a coach at the moment). We tried it on land, and lo and behold, it worked pretty well.
The next time we saw each other was during a not-too-crowded public session. We thought, what the heck, so we tried the press lift on the ice for the first time. Surprisingly, it actually went pretty well! Nobody got injured, so we’ll take that as a win!
Obviously, this lift still needs a lot of work, but it does look promising.