I'm beginning to worry about whether I spin clockwise or counterclockwise.
Initially I was pretty certain I was turning counterclockwise, as forward crossovers were much easier that way. But backward crossovers are easier clockwise, and my left foot is better at back one foot glides (and was also with forward one foot glides). Someone said your landing foot should be the best one at back one foot glides, but if I rotate counterclockwise that will be my right foot.
Two foot turns (fwd to bwd) were easier counterclockwise but now, when I slide one foot forward more in the turn, the clockwise ones are "prettier". Likewise, although forward crossovers were easier counterclockwise, forward progressives seem easier clockwise (although I'm never sure if this is because I can't really do crossovers clockwise and have to do progressives instead -- but aren't progressives supposed to be harder than crossovers?).
I spin on two feet in the counterclockwise direction. But once I randomly tried spinning clockwise and, although the spin was shorter, it seemed "freer" somehow. But I'm not sure if that is because my counterclockwise spins are more powerful so I might be subconsciously digging in my blades due to fear. On my spinner at home I rotate pretty much equally well both ways for one foot/backspins.
The few waltz jumps I've attempted (only for fun as I haven't actually learnt them yet) have all been counterclockwise and jumping certainly seems easier that way. Sometimes I randomly do off-ice jumps too, which rotate better counterclockwise. But the landings are better on the left foot.
So now I'm confused.
Now I'm so confused. Is this normal? Does a stronger left foot on forward glides indicate clockwise or counterclockwise rotation?