a few “freshies” and myself went to rec league practice recently. we love going to rec practice [and were members until the beginning of may when we became “fresh meat”] – it’s always a blast. i have a few friends i hang with when i go, and there are always amazing retired skaters visiting…that intimidate the crap outta me…but still – so fun
anyways, my sister was in town and tagged along with her camera. first off, this made me completely nervous! and to top it off, i felt utterly lame during warm ups! dang all the jumping sandy and i did 2 days prior… BUT here are a couple videos she took while we practiced hitting drills
in this first video, my friend bustin beaver completes her first hit before i skate out.
as i have mentioned several time before…hitting is a skill i desperately need to work on. i feel like i can do the drills fine, but when it comes to hitting while in a pack…it just doesn’t cross my mind until i hear someone yelling it from the sidelines! isn’t that strange? i am so focused on blocking and absorbing/dodging hits, i can’t remember to do them myself!
i will admit, though, that i have drastically improved in regards to hitting intensity…for my size, i think i surprise some folks!
a couple of us overheard someone last week saying that it takes a year and a half for a skater to be really good. i have quite a ways to go!
wish me luck <3!