I'm a natural counter-clockwise spinner; But my spinning not going anywhere, because I can't lift my right foot up, and even two footed I can only get about 3 rotations.
So, for the last few sessions, I've been struggling alone with doing the opposite--spinning clockwise. Do a clockwise spin and I'm turning on my right foot, I can lift that left foot up immediately, but it feels wrong.
|When I spin in my unnatural direction|
I showed my coach, Miss Bianca, my work on my spin today, and we talked about it. Miss Bianca said "It's not that you're a natural clockwise spinner, it's that you like to be on your right foot." And that's the truth. When I spin counter-clockwise, I lean out of the circle because my body wants to be on the right foot.
So, today Miss Bianca started formally teaching me clockwise spins. In the five minutes we devoted to it, I was spinning on one foot and exiting on a back edge. It's not a great spin, I precess, and I can't get up on the spin rocker, instead I'm too far back on the rocker. It's not a scratch spin and it's not a back spin. It's a 'whack' spin. I'll keep taking a whack at it until it comes together.
Another coach had told me I spun one way and jumped the other. I told Miss Bianca that, and showed her my waltz
"Have your tried to reverse the waltz jump?" she asked.
"Yes, and I can't. Because then I'd have to land on my left leg."
"It's all about the right leg, isn't it?" she says.
Yeah, cause left legs are lame-0.