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Online AgnesNitt

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2013, 06:38:53 PM »

I'm learning to spin and my coach asks if I spin to the left or right. I don't know! Both directions seem equally awkward, neither is more comfortable. I like doing waltz threes to the left, but that might be because I can do several in a row while going with the flow of the other skaters.

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Does anyone spin/jump ambidextrously?

I have a friend who spins and jumps both ways (I think his highest jump is a toe loop). His coach wanted to 'fix' him, then he was taken aside by an older more experienced skater who told him effectively, "You're a recreational skater, if you were going to compete seriously it's worth settling on one direction. But you're not going to compete seriously, and it will give you really fun elements for  programs for local shows."



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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2013, 07:24:40 PM »
Funny peculiar not funny ha ha.

I'm learning to spin and my coach asks if I spin to the left or right. I don't know! Both directions seem equally awkward, neither is more comfortable. I like doing waltz threes to the left, but that might be because I can do several in a row while going with the flow of the other skaters.

The coach's response was that it needs to be sorted and soon. As in before I do any more spins and start jumps.

Does anyone spin/jump ambidextrously?
I do.  I am a little better clockwise.

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2013, 10:57:47 PM »

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2013, 12:03:28 AM »
Oh my! What a lot of terrific advice, thankyou very much everyone  :D
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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2013, 03:51:54 PM »
At a high level, Rohene Ward jumps up to 3Lz (not in competition) both directions (and he was doing a 2A+2A sequence in opposite directions until he determined it wasn't worth it since the 2A in the clockwise direction wasn't as good)

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2013, 06:41:57 AM »
Way back in Dinosaur Days when I started group lessons, I jumped one way and spun the other.  It wasn't until I got into private lessons that my coach explained that spinning in the same direction as jumps was preferred and helpful.  Since I couldn't change the way I jumped, I changed my spinning direction - and it took YEARS before I was comfortable with it.  I still naturally do two-foot spins "the other way" but all my one-foot spins go the same direction as my jumps.

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2013, 11:28:49 PM »
At a high level, Rohene Ward jumps up to 3Lz (not in competition) both directions (and he was doing a 2A+2A sequence in opposite directions until he determined it wasn't worth it since the 2A in the clockwise direction wasn't as good)

In an interview on Icenetwork about his comeback this season Rohene says he's going to throw in some reverse direction jumps in the LP - I think he mentioned a 2A. Hang on.

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Ward says he still does a triple Axel on a regular basis in practice. He has the extremely rare ability to rotate triple jumps both clockwise and counterclockwise. He says that his new free skate will include a reverse double Axel as well as spins in both directions.

For his short program, Ward will skate to "Din Da Da" by Kevin Aviance. His free skate is to "Weather Storm" by Craig Armstrong.

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2013, 06:36:45 PM »
I saw that!  I was very excited, too!!

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2014, 12:33:51 PM »
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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2014, 10:02:05 PM »
Oh, now this thread is making me sad the Rohene comeback never happened. :( I was so looking forward to the contest of Artist vs Muse.

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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2017, 07:38:59 AM »
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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2017, 11:36:22 PM »
Reviving this OLD topic are we?

Alright:

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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2017, 05:58:54 AM »
A coach, correcting a skater's jump:  "Put your landing gear down!"


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Re: Funny advice
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2017, 12:01:49 AM »
I'm currently being told to "bend... and snap!" as shown in Legally Blonde.