I have come to the conclusion that my Patch Coach is my Yoda.
This morning we were working on proper push technique. "You push with your calf and ankle," he said quietly. "You need to push with your whole leg," he indicated the thigh.
"I try," I said. "But I sometimes think I'm going to push myself off the back of my blade."
"Well, let's talk about that. Push hard, but you have to center yourself on your blade first." He smiled and said it like it was nothing at all, but for me it was like a Tibetan Bowl moment.
Be Strong, but Center yourself first.
Think about that one.
I said I would try. He said to just let the Edge carry me.