November 30, 2010

Lessons In Becoming An Expert

This is why I shouldn't teach skating ...



If I did teach skating, I would say something like ... "Okay, for an axel, get lots of speed, lift your free leg at this extension and this angle and pull in tight. Now go practice it for two years and get back to me."


The picture is by Alexia Tsotsis, and the explanation on why it is so hard to become an expert comes from Ben Casnocha's blog, and I discovered the whole thing via the Daily Dish.

4 comments:

Jane said...

You wouldn't make any money as a coach if you only taught once every two years!

Ice Mom said...

You crack me up. I just forwarded this to like a gazillion people.

Ice Charades said...

Thanks Ice Mom - I should have added that I can't draw either.

Xan said...

Salchow- forward outside three turn, check jump- BACKWARDS!!!! Step one: Do a three turn. Step two: DO THE FUCKING JUMP.

Ahem. All better now. Thank you for lulz.