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    Backspin Advice

    I'll remember that "pinky toe" tip for back spins! I'm also still working on those!

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    I actually tried this pinky toe technique the other day on a clean patch of ice. I got at least 5 revolutions instead of the usual 1! Of course, by then I had to get off the ice, but I'll try it again tomorrow and see if it was just a fluke.

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    OK, what's the "pinky toe" technique as I'm just starting the backspin?

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    The idea is that the backspin takes place mainly on the
    outside edge, and thus by pressing down on the pinky
    toe of your skating foot, you would be putting more
    pressure on the correct edge.

    Yes, all well and good, but much too simplistic. A
    good backspin is dependent on proper body position.
    You can press on your pinky toe all you like, but if
    your upper body is bent at the waist and your
    shoulders are hindering the direction of your spin,
    tough luck!

    I love the backspin. I also had to do it about a
    zillion times. You can enter it from a HELD inside
    edge, or you can do it right from the toe pick in a
    cross foot position (which I found helpful for jumps).
    You really just have to work it to death. I had a
    backspin about six months into my skating. I had a
    good looking backspin about six years into my
    skating

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    One other thing. I found that doing the back sit
    spin from a forward sit spin really helped me to
    find the correct spot on the blade. You just have
    to commit to the spinning side.

    Good luck.

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