Skating Fridays

Camel Spin Progress

I am happy to report that Coach B has given me the green light to check off two additional boxes on her spin pyramid: the 10 revolution forward camel spin and the 6 revolution flying camel spin.

This is a BIG DEAL to me (and yes, all caps was completely necessary). For those who have been following my skating journey, you all know how many times I have received the dreaded “dash of doom” on my camel spin combinations. I have had a really, really hard time getting the camel spin. Many tears were shed during this difficult journey.

Well, I have had some recent success getting this spin to be a little bit more consistent. Note that it’s definitely not where I want it to be yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Two weeks ago, I could barely get 4 revolutions on a camel. A week after that, I got 8 (ugly) revolutions. But here I am with 10 revolutions! They are slow, but they are there. And it was good enough for Coach B to check this off the spin pyramid.

And even better, here is a 6 revolution flying camel spin. I haven’t worked on these in a while, and my back camel is pretty laughable (especially that ugly bent free leg), but it’s made a lot of improvement over the past year. There is still a lot of work to do here, but here you go!

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