I'm testing out something different with my YouTube channel by making some vlogs for basic or more advanced skating moves. For my very first vlog (ever), I have decided to make a video about the cannonball spin. It's obviously a more advanced spin, and the video is mostly meant for skaters that have at least mastered the basic sit spin, but I still hope it's helpful to anyone that watches.
The #1 question I get a lot is how to get the pointed toe while spinning. Oftentimes, you see a skater that points his or her toe straight up in the air, or they simply let their skate dangle from both hands, creating a not-so-nice position on an otherwise good spin. In the video, I show how I hold the heel of my boot so I can easily get the toe into a turned out position.
I also break down some of the mechanics of doing the spin, which I hope are helpful.
Anyway, I hope this is helpful, and please enjoy the first vlog. I think for my next one I'll choose an easier element - camel spin? a jump?
Video link: http://youtu.be/7OhpZJx7K0A