You are right on
Originally Posted by Noga L.
I think shoulder flexibility has been the one thing I've found the hardest. I've been working on just trying to get a haircutter spin all year and I am at the point where I can grab my blade in the spin (either from a layback or just reaching down from an upright spin, but that's it.. I can't pull it where it needs to go while I'm spinning.
For now, work on getting full splits, work on laybacks (you can even do that off ice), and work on being able to reach and grab the outside of your blade with your palm facing up (you arm will be twisted) so that you can pull it up behind you (into a haricutter) with your elbow pointing at the ceiling. From THAT position is where you pull up into a Beillmann.
Thanks. Well, you're doing better than I am... I can only get a very poor Biellmann position OFF ICE. While spinning, I can't even really get a layback position.
You'll get there - it took me about 18 months back on the ice to even try a layback spin, and the first ones were very pathetic. Now it's one of my favorites again