It's been quite a while since I put together a Chances analysis video. Last Saturday, we had a pretty straightforward Chances course, and I videoed several people running in Elite. (Sorry no video from Open and Novice because I was scribing for those two classes.)
The most difficult part of this course was the left turn at hoop #5. Although
Belle and I did Q, she was clearly confused about which way to go after #5. I watched the video in slow-motion a bunch of times times, and really couldn't see why Belle was confused.
However, when I started putting together this video analysis, it dawned on me I was too far to the right. My physical turning cues were well-timed, but since I didn't give a verbal "switch" command, my position on the course made Belle hesitate--after all she doesn't have eyes in the back of her head. Luckily, I was far enough back from the line that I could move forward to indicate Belle's path to #6.
Here's the video. If you spot anything I missed be sure to leave a comment.