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Figure Skating for Dummies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    Somewhat disappointing

    It was more like Kristi's autobiography and her accomplishments than teaching me the specific skills I wanted to learn. I did not feel that the skills were outlined in enough detail for me to really go out and practice (even skills I already knew). These skills needed to be dissected to the bare bones. Too much was glossed over. These skills might be elementary to a professional skater but not to someone trying to learn. The importance of arms and hands were ignored. At 43 and skating regularly for 2 years I am interested in perfecting this beautiful sport. Some things I wanted to know were not covered (ie: what kind of skating outfits and types of tights to wear). The sections on judging and scoring were boring. Many parts were redundant (she mentioned so many times who her skating partner was - you only need to read it once).

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