View Poll Results: What's your favorite spin to do?

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  • Forward upright/scratch

    17 12.88%
  • Back upright/scratch

    6 4.55%
  • Camel/Donut Camel

    12 9.09%
  • Sit

    35 26.52%
  • Layback/Catchfoot layback/Bielmann/Attitude

    39 29.55%
  • Forward/back Cross

    1 0.76%
  • Other

    11 8.33%
  • I don't skate but I'm going to post my favorite to watch!

    11 8.33%
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Thread: What's your favorite spin to execute?

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    What's your favorite spin to execute?

    Combinations don't count in the poll, just position. But go ahead and post your favorite combination, and any comments, too!

    Just recently I've gotten the hang of the layback, and I can go back far enough to see the boards behind me. If my position is steady enough, I can use my free leg to accelerate! The biggest step forward was after I sprained my wrist falling on it- amazingly enough, getting hurt was what helped me get over the fear,
    Last edited by IcyBallerina; 05-16-2005 at 04:15 PM.

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    I'm an Italian Bambina icy fresh's Avatar
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    My favorite is the layback. I have a lot of variations (about 4 positions in total). I like it because it's the most prettty spin to perform and for people to watch. I also like doing camel and donut spins, but I like laybacks more. haha.

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    I can do the scratch (barely), but I love to watch a beautiful layback!!!

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    Layback has been my fav to do for yrs. I also love to do back camels, especially layover ones.

    Kay

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    In love with the axel!
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    Anything I can get into from a jump -- flying camel, death drop, flying sit.

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    I love doing sideways leaning spins! i wasnt sure if it was considered a layback but i voted for other!

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    When I was a skater I loved sit spins. I guess that was because I got super low on my sit spins, both the forward and back sit. My absolute favourite though was doing travelling 3s into a back sit.

    I also liked doing laybacks, because I had great arch - flat back (though my free leg wasn't stunning) but I always got compliments on it, especially how literally one week my laback was hideous (no arch, horrible leg) and the next week I had a flat back. Nobody understood the change (even me).

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    Right now my favorite spin to try to do is a forward catch foot spin where my foot is half way up my back. I'm trying to one day get it to be a bielman.
    My next favorite spin to play with is a broken leg spin. I do my broken legspin in combination with a regular forward sitspin which proceeds it.

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    It's all about Plushenko.
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    I love doing laybacks, but a close second is flying camels.
    My least favorite spin is the flying sit.

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    Rinkside
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    I'm not that advanced spin wise, or jumps wise either lol, only have up to a lutz, but I love the sit spin, because I can get down so low, and my leg almost completely straight, wtill working on that. I've never actually tried a layback*gasp* but I think I might on wednesday, even though I don't expect to get that far with it lol.

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    I'm with Nicole on the laybacks and flying camels. I'm working on grabbing my blade from the flying camel up. My least favorite is a back sit spin.

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    Sit spins variations -- a sit spin into a catchfoot, and a back inside sit.

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    On the Ice
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    laybacks cause they are so pretty and fun to do!!!!

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    Rinkside
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    I can't wait til I'm able to do a layback, they're just too awesome! Biellmanns too, I love to watch those.

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    Ballroom Baby
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    Right now? Any one that doesn't leave me in a tangled pretzel on the ice! (Don't ask. I don't know how I did it, either.) Since I'm only doing MIF and dance, though, I probably am not going to end up doing many at all.

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