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    Level 2 combination spin

    Would this qualify? To the best of my understanding, it would have all 3 basic positions and 2 features, so yes, but I was hoping someone else could double check.

    Camel to sit (min 2 revs in position for each) to tucked sit, back half Biellmann for at least 2 revs. To meet the mandatory requirement for 3 basic positions, do I need to pull into a back scratch or do a fwd upright before changing feet? Or does the Biellmann count towards that?

    http://www.usfsa.org/content/ISU%201...02012-2013.pdf

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    It's probably going to depend on the quality of the position. If it's a strong, well defined half Biellmann they will count it. If you think it's on the borderline, it would be smart to pull into a back scratch for 2-3 revolutions before exiting the spin to avoid a level one.

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    Here is the link to the book that talks about what you need to get the features to get the levels on spins. This is the Tech Specialist bible and has a lot more information than the communication you posted. It has quite a few clarifications about spins and the other elements in it. A pretty good resource to have.

    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vfile/page/...-0-file,00.pdf

    As Jenna mentioned the quality, that is just as important as trying to go for the features. A lot of skaters don't understand why they don't get the levels paid and that is because they don't get the required revs or the positions are poor or not fully attained. For example if you don't get right down in the sit position, it will not be counted and you won't get credit.

    I think as Jenna said it would be better to probably do a basic upright as well as the Bielmann as that is considered a difficult variation of the upright. Just to play it safe.
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