Image from page 145 of "Skating with Bror Meyer" (1921)
Title: Skating with Bror Meyer
Authors: Meyer, Bror
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utdoor rink, the pressure of the wind has to be taken intoaccount and the skater must be more economical of his strength. The large, flowingfigures should be commenced against the wind, so that the second half of the figure ob-tains the advantage of the wind, and thus becomes equal to the first half which has theinitial power. : Long combinations of figures should be placed, if possible, at right anglesto the direction^of the wind. Do not hurry under the impression that you are getting swing. Do not scramblefrom one figure to another, but skate each figure to the end and in a precise manner. Special movements such as jumps, toe-spins, etc., may be duplicated. This empha-sizes the figure, and lends the impression that the skater is very safe. The music chosen must be suitable for the programme, and the skater must en-deavour to keep perfect time without losing the characteristic style of his skating. Most march and other dance steps can, when perfected, be skated in time with anymusic.
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BROR MEYER AND MISS EMMY BERGFELDT, AT ST. MORITZ PAIR SKATING In my opinion, Pair Skating to a certain extent is merely a Free Skating perform-ance executed by two persons, and for the reasons which I have already expressedin the chapter on Free Skating, it would be equally wrong to give here more than merelygeneral rules as to the composition of a Pair Skating programme. The same characteristics apply in each case, but in Pair Skating absolute unity ofmovement Is the prime essential. A good pair can only consist of two skaters who have asimilar style of skating, i.e., carriage of body, and similar arm and foot movements. Pos-sibly the best practise for the attainment of this is the skating together of the SchoolFigures. This unity of movement creates the impression. Beginners are often at a loss when forming a programme, through a lack of knowledgeof the essentials of Free Skating and paucity of movements, therefore to form a basis forthe development of their own ideas I append seve
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