Guest AmyLiz008 Posted March 23, 2004 Report Share Posted March 23, 2004 I'm not sure in which forum to post this question, so feel free to move it around. I'm rather new to pointe, just started in January, and the correction I hear most often from my teacher is "Your knees are bent." They are only slightly bent. So slight in fact that I didn't even notice when looking in the mirror. Upon examination, I COULD tell a difference when I really gripped hard with my quad muscles and tried HARD to straighten them, but then I wasn't over on the platform all the way, and I feel that focusing so much energy on straightening my knees made me forget about my feet. I have also discovered that I cannot, even with my hands, bend my feet at the ankle into the shape that they are supposed to be. The feet bend at the toes fine (for demi), but it seems that I don't have the strength? to point my foot hard enough. I have been using a theraband, so I feel strong, and I have a high arch/low instep that Major Mel called "massively strong" in a post on another forum. I have heard of people having "extra bones" in their ankles, and having one surgically removed improves flexability. Has anyone else heard of this? Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried searching the archives, but really had no idea which words to search for. The shoes I wear now are Capezio Glisse 7M. I'm going to try the Grishko Elite since it has a shorter vamp to see if that helps. Quote Link to comment
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