Help please: videos?

Help please: videos?

Post by Dave » Fri, 05 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Does anyone have experience using instructional ice skating video?  Ive

found listings on the net for some that look promising, but havent
found anyone who has actually used them.  Has anyone successfully (or
unsuccessfully) used any of the ones listed below?  People Ive talked
with are skeptical about whether they would be a worthwhile investment.
Can anyone advise on how (and how well) they can be used as supplemental

materials to skating classes and lessons?  Can anyone recommend one over

another?  Any help would be appreciated.

The titles Ive found are the following:

1) Systematic Figure Skating: The Spin and Jump Techniques of Gustave
Lussi (Vols 1 and 2)
2) Stroking Exercises on Ice:  the Dance Training Methods of Natalia
Dubova (Vols 1 and 2)
3) Torvill & Dean:  Ice Dancing Seminar
4) Magic of Style (Volumes 1,2,3)

 
 
 

Help please: videos?

Post by Isiaf » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>1) Systematic Figure Skating: The Spin and Jump Techniques of Gustave
>Lussi (Vols 1 and 2)

Yes, I have used these with great success.  The first on covers sit spins,
front and back spins.  I still refer to them.  Highly recommended and an
excellent investment IMHO.

The other set I have that wasn't listed is the PSA Moves in the Field video.  I
wish I had bought this video first.  If you buy only one video, I would suggest
this set. I covers all kinds of edge work and combinations with plenty of tips
and good to excellent examples for imitiating.

BG

Soft Knees wantabe

 
 
 

Help please: videos?

Post by Kevin Anderso » Sat, 06 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Does anyone have experience using instructional ice skating video?  Ive

> The titles Ive found are the following:

> 1) Systematic Figure Skating: The Spin and Jump Techniques of Gustave
> Lussi (Vols 1 and 2)

Pretty good videos, but they are geared towards intermediate to advanced
skaters.  A beginner probably wouldn't get much out of them.

Quote:

> 4) Magic of Style (Volumes 1,2,3)

I've got Vols 1 and 2.  These are pretty good videos for skaters of all
levels.  As the title infers, these videos are about style, not jumping and
spinning.  There is a TON of material covered here.

Kevin

 
 
 

Help please: videos?

Post by Yves Dorfsma » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>> 1) Systematic Figure Skating: The Spin and Jump Techniques of Gustave
>> Lussi (Vols 1 and 2)
> Pretty good videos, but they are geared towards intermediate to advanced
> skaters.  A beginner probably wouldn't get much out of them.

I'd second that. I have vol 1, have watched it, took notes, re-watched it,
and my spins still travel (about 50 cm for 5 or 6 rotations !)... I guess
I'd better take an insurance :-)

Yves.
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Help please: videos?

Post by Dave » Wed, 10 Feb 1999 04:00:00

I just wanted to thank everyone who replied to my original question.  I'm
going to start with the first Lussi video and the MITF videos.  Everyone had
positive things to say about the Lussi videos, and with a recommendation like
"If you buy only one video, I would suggest this set", I've got to try the
MITF video.

I have three kids who each skate.  They are at ISI levels FS1, FS3 and Delta.
They're untested at USFSA, but I know it's just a matter of time.

BTW, I recently received the Rainbow Sports Shop Skating Catalog (see
http://www.rainbosportsshop.com/index.htm), and they're having a sale.  Almost
everything in the catalog, including most of their videos (all but the Lussi
videos), is on sale.  Videos are 20% off.  Something to consider if you're in
the market like I am.

Anyway, thanks again!

    - Dave