Flying Camel Spin: Amazing Figure Skating Spin Tips (Audrey Weisiger)

Audrey Weisiger describes how to teach a flying camel.  She discusses the most common problems and some of her countless drills and solutions.  She explains what causes a “flying waltz jump” and a “flying salchow” and how to correct them.  She also covers drills to help a young skater get the proper feeling for the leg movements.  She also talks about body position and she draws helpful diagrams on the ice.  This is one of the best video presentations of flying camel I’ve seen.

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15 Responses to “Flying Camel Spin: Amazing Figure Skating Spin Tips (Audrey Weisiger)”
  1. September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Laura Thanks so much for this! Wow what a huge help it was to get straightforward info on the take-off!! This video has helped me soooo much!!! Thank you!!!

  2. September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Laura Fantastic explanation!! Best one I've EVER heard :) I wish so much she would do a "flip jump" video...

  3. September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Amy great video~I also, (on entrance), when at the top of the pivot point on left leg have them say "1-2-3- STEP" (or jump) because they tend to stay too long (salchow) or release too quickly(waltz) and that 1-2-3 seemed to help with timing.

  4. September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Jen I love the explanation of the blade usage, common errors. "Land on the flat and first toe pick" is very precise, and will help my skater because she tends to land on the back outside edge and make those big circles.

  5. September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Daphne Solis This was a confidence booster for me and my coaching! Audrey's explanation is exactly how I have been teaching a flying camel. In addition to drawing the forward outside entrance edge I also draw what looks like a turtle head coming out of one end and a turtle tail out the other and I tell my students that they don't want to land on the turtle's shell or head because they will kill it I explain that they need to get up and over the turtle. Even my high school aged skaters get a kick out of this.....nobody wants to hurt a turtle! :-)

  6. September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Brigitte Gee, with this demo of a flying spin, I think I might be able to do a flying upright spin the next time I skate and I'm only competing at the Adult Bronze level. Thanks for the great instruction Audrey!!!

  7. September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Dawn I like the barrier idea. Thanks for the overall visual presentation.

  8. September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Nathalie Great video, that's how I teach the flying camel, thanks for the "fence" image tip. I'm gonna use this one.

  9. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Karen Audrey you make it easier to teach and with the drawings, you make it easier for the student to learn. Thank you.

  10. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Jessica Excellent explanations and examples! I look forward to more of your videos.

  11. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Cheryl Great! Very clear instructions. I would love to see the technique she mentions--holding the skater's arms to assist the fly into the spin.

  12. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    karolina Thank you! this is exactly the concept that i have been teaching my skaters - great to know im on the right track!

  13. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Sheila Thelen Great! Love it! (Love the last comment - you've obviously been "in the trenches of figure skating!") THANKS AUDREY!

  14. September 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Meg Thank you Audrey and Trevor - this is EXACTLY what I needed! Great video - the diagram and exercises she suggested are very helpful. Thanks!

  15. September 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Nancy G. GREAT! It is so nice to see everything mapped out for me. I love the clear drawings and think this will make it so much easier for me to teach the flying camel! Thank you, Thank you Audrey!!!

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