Spin Tips for Adult Skaters – Part 5, More Camel Spin (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues a short series of videos discussing adult skaters and their specific issues in terms of spinning. This is a continuation of the previous video in the series on the camel spin (Part 4). In the first 3 videos of the series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Charyl covered general helpful tips and the backspin.

Charyl begins this video by noting that many skaters have a beautiful spiral but can’t seem to translate that into a good camel spin position. In this case, she has the skater work on spiral drills, where the skater glides on a shallow outside edge and gets into the spiral position as quickly as possible. By extending the amount of time the skater can hold a good position, a skater gets confidence in spinning for the same amount of time in the position.

A common issue for adult skaters in particular is that they “don’t trust their bodies.” Charyl says, “A lot of it is fear and trust.” She recommends working on making the spin entrance stronger to develop the confidence and spin speed needed to do the camel. And if a skater can do 2 or 3 revolutions in the camel, Charyl wants them to finish the spin by transitioning to an upright and then exiting.


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