Wednesday, June 9

What is the "ideal" free leg position in a layback spin?

If you are talking about the "classic" layback position, or the one almost everyone was going for pre-IJS, you want to extend your free leg back to be almost parallel with the ice (and basically completely stretched), and the same thing with the foot (the boot parallel to the ice). Many of the ladies would just bend their legs and extend from the knee cap down, while their upper legs would be parallel with the skating leg. Many ladies also never worried about keeping their foot parallel (or toes pointed, really), and Dick Button really went on a rampage in the 90's and early 2000's about it.

Pictures would probably be better here. Angela Nikodinov had an amazing "classic" layback.

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