Friday, October 28, 2016

The "Rollercoaster" Spin

There's this thing about spins: you go around, tall and short, standing and sitting, and new arm position or leg position is treated as if it's the reinvention of the wheel. Which in a way it is.

So, I'm going to introduce you to a new spin position. The RollerCoaster.

You're going to get in this sit spin position, with one change--one change only.

Instead of tilting your head so you're looking at your raised hand, look straight ahead, and sort of thrust you head away from your body. Don't tuck your chin in other words.

When I did this, my reaction was like I was on a rollercoaster--the kind where they take your picture on the 'fun' part of the ride. It's not just dizziness, there was a sense of rolling over the top of the coaster to the "Big Drop".

 I don't know how I got up again. I think I leaned out of the circle and curled into a fetal position until all motion stopped.

I got one other skater (Silver) to try this and the reaction was much the same. So, it's Not.Just.Me.

Sadly, not much audience appeal. So no points for you, just the experience of hanging on for dear life!


  1. I tried that, and my guts were not amused. It was like "Hey folks! Here's a little something you might remember from lunch!!"

    1. Oh, yeah, I'm sorry I forgot to mention that aspect of the spin....