Skating Fridays

Layback Haircutter Position

Um, yes. You read that right. My coach apparently likes the progress that I am making in my layback attempts so much that we are working on the preparation for a haircutter variation.

It’s OK to laugh, because I’m laughing too.

If you notice in the video, I am nowhere near grabbing my blade. If and when I ever get there, my lower back is NOT flexible enough to pull my boot up towards my head. If I did, you should call an ambulance.

All chuckles aside, I have to say that this position actually looks pretty cool. Although I doubt the flexibility in my lower back, I do like the line that this spin creates. I’d like to have a fairly decent layback first before we attempt anything crazy. But hey, I’ll try anything once.

Just get that ambulance ready.


  1. Luanne Meyer
    February 19, 2021 / 4:22 pm

    Looking really good, Eva! Hard to believe you are in your 40’s!

    • evabakes
      February 19, 2021 / 6:23 pm

      Thank you! ❤️❤️

  2. February 19, 2021 / 4:30 pm

    That is so cool, Eva! Can you do this position easily off-ice? It looks really hard.

    • evabakes
      February 19, 2021 / 6:23 pm

      Yes – but only after an intense stretching session to warm up my lower back! Once I hear my joints creak, I know I’m good to go. 🤣

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