Friday, May 10, 2013

Skating Fridays

If you gave me a choice on whether I could jump or spin, I'd definitely prefer to jump. Spinning does not come naturally to me, and I know it might be due to the fact that I was not taught the correct technique as a child. My forward scratch spin has never been good, despite the countless hours I've practiced it. I've had a difficult time centering it, and recently toyed with a forward inside-three turn entrance. It's helping me center it a bit more, but I still have a weird "twist" in my body position that I need to work on.

Cue exhibit A:


My back scratch spin used to be my nemesis, but after 2 years of hard work, it finally came and is no longer one of my bad spins. I had to learn how to push up onto my rocker at the top of the circle and feel like I was sitting on the heel of my blade (even though technically I am spinning on my rocker - it just feels like my weight is farther back).  Here is what my back scratch spin looks like today.



I am looking forward to improving many more of my spins and jumps and hope to eventually fix the weird twist in my forward scratch spin. Let me know if you have any ideas to fix it.

Until next week!


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