After much angst (she's been able to limber for well over a year, but the kick over just wouldn't happen), Tink now has the technique and confidence to do "proper" back walkovers. She got a "rhythmic" version last week of term - limber then kick over - which has its uses, but the proper way (i.e. artistic) uses better technique meaning no sore back and a faster, better connected move (long term) so that was the one she really needed to master. This one isn't one of her best, but practice will tidy them up :)
Forward walkovers are still someway away....
The 2011 competition season has started. It was the Counties Manukau Rhythmic Champs on the weekend.
Tamsin competed L3, and had a disaster. Only two routines ready, memory issues, me getting her there late for warm up and she freaked out - running off the floor barely into her rope routine for an automatic score of zero. Ball, while no drops, was full of small fumbles and shuffles so got the blah score of 6.65.
Discussion with her coach needed. What to do?
Jess, on the other hand, went out and did clean, solid routines and came away with scores that she's really happy with. Result: 3rd free, 2nd clubs, 2nd hoop and 2nd overall with a 44.65. This is up on this time last year - GO JESS
Holiday training this fortnight, then back to school for term 2.
Age: 43 Bed size: Queen (need room for up to five cats you see, never mind DH!) Chore you hate: dusting Dogs: fine mostly - better if I know them (e.g. brother's lovely chocolate labrador Bella) Essential start of your day: shower Fav colour: yellow Gold or silver: either Height: 5'4"
Instruments I play: I learnt the piano when I was 10, tried oboe in Year9 Job title: HR Admin Kids: Jess (nearly 14) Tamsin (9) Live: near Auckland Airport, NZ Mom’s name: Betty Nicknames: Evil Gym Mom Overnight hospital stays: 2 for childbirth, once in the run up to childbirth, once for eye op age 3 Pet peeve: bad formatting of MSWord and Excel docs - setting tabs is soooo easy people! Quote from a movie: One ping only, Vassily - Hunt for Red October; You are soo blonde, Chelsea - St Trinians Right or left handed: left mainly
Siblings: elder sister and brother Time you wake up: 5.30amish Underwear: Got to have it.
Veg you dislike: where do I start?! And I work in horticulture, lol. Beans definitely What makes you run late: reading X-rays you have had done: Teeth, foot Yummy food you make: choc fudge Zoo, favorite animal: tiger
Give it a go, I dare ya!
Tink wanted a red, black and gold leotard, her rope is red, and her music is called "the bullfighter" - so this is what emerged:
Like the previous leo, it is too large... sleeves too floppy and the butt very baggy. She has rope next year (Level 4) but I suspect she'll be taller, but no wider/ rounder so it still won't fit. Oh well - it was worth giving matching the music a go! But it definitely means she's a size 7 with extra long arms.
Anyone need a size 8 leo? or two?