Thursday, 13 November 2014

Raw Meat Test: Those who can will!

Sizzla posted up the details of the Raw Meat Test, so I've decided to go through it with a fine tooth comb. Everything in bold I can do. Everything that isn't in bold I can do (with the exception of t-stops, pace lines and reverse crossovers), but not to the level I need to demonstrate.

1. Stops
-Skater must come to a complete stop from a brisk pace within 4 seconds, using proper form and without losing balance. 
-T-Stops
-Plow Stops
2. Balance and Agility
-Skater must demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks without losing balance, stumbling or falling:
-Stepping and standing from a standstill, maintaining control of wheels (not rolling)
--forward and backward
--side to side in both directions
--grapevine
--shuffle (I still don't know what this is!)
--quick steps
--balance on one foot for 30 seconds

-Weaving through 10 cones in less than 6 seconds (uuuuuh, close but not yet 6 seconds.)
-Hopping over a fixed marker on the ground 
-Hopping from side to side from a brisk speed
3. Recovery
-Knee taps with both knees
-Double knee slides
4. Skating skills
-Posture (bent at knees with hips and shoulders back, centre of gravity low and down, skate with low, bent knees)
-Stride (steady, confident fluid strides, both feet pushing on straightaways, shifts weight from foot to foot without stumbling)
-Crossovers (derby directio
n and reverse direction)
-One foot glide
-Sticky skating
-Moves fluidly from one side of the track to the other
5. Pace lines
-Adjusts to speed in a pace line

6. Speed and Endurance
-13 seconds for one lap (13.5 baby!)
-20 laps in 5 minutes (20 at Kilburn, woot!)


I feel so much better having got this out and organised in my head and on my blog. And breathe.