Skating Fridays

My favorite spin!

My favorite spin is a sit spin. I’m able to get nice and low and have built up the flexibility to do many variations (other than a broken leg, which I still can’t do very well).

For the past few seasons, I’ve had a level 3 sit spin in my program. There have been a few instances where my illusion entry has not been clear enough (so that the level dropped to a Level 2 spin). However, this is still my favorite spin.

My coach and I designed this as a Level 4 spin:

  • Illusion entry (Level 1)
  • Sit to the front / cannonball position (Level 2)
  • Sit to the back / back tuck position (Level 3)
  • Change to back sit position (Level 4 – this is an adult-only feature, but I am capped at Level 3 spins at the Adult Gold level)

Knowing that the illusion entry would be eliminated next season, I should hopefully still get a level 3 called for this spin. I’ll likely keep the difficult entry since it gives me a ton of speed – and hopefully positive grades of execution.

What’s your favorite spin?


  1. Christy
    May 21, 2021 / 1:27 pm

    Wow! That was so graceful!!! Impressive!

    • evabakes
      May 21, 2021 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Christy! This spin is super fun!

  2. May 21, 2021 / 11:36 pm

    Love that tight sit position! And nice speed too!

    • evabakes
      May 22, 2021 / 6:29 am

      Yay – thanks, Jo! I hope that you are doing well!

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