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Freestyle Ice Skating: Grapevine Tutorial


Hey guys! We are here in Budapest with my friends, Jay, Patrick and Anthony. And we are going to show you how to do the Grapevine! Grapevine.. is definitely one of the oldest, if not THE oldest freestyle trick. Look at the old stagers. They’re killin’ it. For beginners it’s often advised to practice at the barrier to have a better understanding of the movement, but I have a better idea: I drop in the animation
for you now and you can memorize the movent with it. I believe this direction is the most
frequent but of course you can do it in the opposite way if you like. First thing: you’re
not spinning around. You can go in a straight line if you want or I like the circle better, but you’re not spinning around your axis. Let’s talk about the legs. The first half
is easy. Cross your legs while keeping them on the ground. Start turning your front leg
(right leg in my case) and let it stop. The other one will pass behind. Now turn your
whole body 180 degrees to the right and you will be going backwards. You’re done with
the first half. Now! Something similar comes. So you’re going backwards now. Do a similar
turn with your right leg as before, and let the other one pass. If you turn back now,
the cycle is complete. But wait with that! There is something else here. As you can see I’m not slowing down. Why? There must be a point where you generate momentum. And this point is exactly where you finish the cycle. Before turning back to normal I’m using my left leg to generate the momentum just like doing a crossover. So if you don’t want to slow down after 1 or 2 cycles, you need to keep pushing yourself at this point.
Just like with every other 3D animation I have, you can also watch this in your browser if
you wish to rotate the camera around. I put the link in the description.
For some extra: Patrick is showing the jelly feet version. Marko with the stop and revert. And Anthony with some extra footwork. 1-2-3 steps, and do the cycle again now.. 1-2-3 and keep on rolling. Okey guys, this was my grapevine tutorial!
Until I come back with a new tutorial, feel free to browse my existing videos!
See you.

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