HI, I've been playing around with upright change of direction spins.
By the way, I'm a class 3 adult ladies Bronze freeskater and Introductory Interpretive skater.
What I've found out is that if you're going to do a change of direction during a spin, that it only becomes a variation when you do the same variation in the change of direction that you did before the change of direction and that each has to have at least 3 revs with no hesitation between the directions for it to count towards upping the level of a spin in CPC, IJS and COP. In 6.0 it doesn't really matter except that you might get more Presentation marks.
The upright that I've been doing is the following;
CCW Forward basic with leg out (3 revs), diagonal with arm & head to left of centre and free leg held straight a little higher and to the right (3 revs), attitude (2 revs), back catch (3 revs), simple basic (3 revs), step to CW Forward simple basic (have 2 revs and working to get 3)
For now until my over varied upright spin in my freeskate doesn't include the change of direction, which I tried at WO Boston Pizza but failed to do right, gets a consistant 3 revs in the direction change, I won't be putting it into my freeskate but I will do it when practicing my upright out of the freeskate. I'll just do my upright minus the change of direction in my freeskate.
I do have a simple change of direction spin in my interpretive; 3 CCW and 2 CW leading upto 3 CW.
Has anyone other than the world elite ISU and Pro skaters tried or done these change of directions? If so, was the change of direction upright, camel or sit? What is the starting spin and the variation(s) leading to your change of direction spin?