here’s a video of me from 2 yrs ago taking 7 steps to the first hurdle. I am in lane 2. Not the best angle in the world. Randy, you mention about inadequate velocity to first hurdle as being a problem you see with 7 steppers. I actually think it’s quite the opposite. I can get to hurdle 1 faster with 7 than with 8 but it messes with my rhythm and forced me to have to slow down later on. I think part of it was due to the fact that I was unable to run fast and control that speed with a choppy shuffle like robles and anyone else who is successful with it. I think if you have someone not reaching adequate velocities with 7 step then its probably someone who is very reachy and maybe shouldn’t be using a 7 step to begin with? Maybe I am wrong on that though.