My weight wasn’t on the correct part of the blade, so advice is to arch my back. This helped me to spin in a more stable position.
- Go into spin as normal
- Once in position, arch the back and imagine pushing middle of sternum towards the ice
Straighten the skating leg – both on forward camel and back camel. Allow the foot to go slightly forwards of the body so the angle (to free leg) is greater than 90 degrees.
To get more height, also kick the free leg further back. So:
- Step forwards on RFO and kick the L leg further back along with arms
- Kick L leg further forwards and up – imagine trying to jump on the saddle of a horse
My set-up for the jump is OK, so the first two steps are the same:
- Bend/push on to RFO
- Connect (after 3-turn)
- On jump, kick the L leg further forwards and up – imagine kicking a football with the shin
Tighten abs during the jump. But tighten abs before starting the back crosses.
In fact, tighten abs on all jumps!