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Sit Spin

The basic Sit Spin is performed with the free leg sticking straight out in front of the skater. The skater bends her skating knee and basically sits down as far as she can without falling. The lower a skater goes, the better the spin will be marked. Like the upright spins, the sit can be performed on either foot, known as Sit Spin (left foot) or Back Sit Spin (right foot). Most skaters can get down farther in the forward position. This page shows examples of the sit spin.

Paul Korte / Summit SC of MI

Courtney Healy / North Suburban FSC
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