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clokcwise jumpers and spinners / artistry

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by The Accordion, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    When I think of the skaters I know of who jump and spin clockwise -or "backwards" it seems that they more often than not have above average artistry.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
  2. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Yes, I've noticed that, too--a lot of the "artistic" skaters are CW: Weir, Czisny, Shawn Sawyer. But there are plenty of "artistic" skaters who are CCW: Buttle, Abbott, Matt Savoie.
  3. Skateushka

    Skateushka Active Member

    Good point.

    We can add the follwoing to that list:

    Toller Cranston and Emanuel Sandhu
  4. jjane45

    jjane45 Active Member

    Well, considering that there are far more CCW skaters than CW on the elite level, maybe a higher percentage of CW skaters have above average artistry?
  5. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    Yes! That is what I meant. Thank you!
    Oh and I meant to spell clockwise correctly in the title too. Oops.
  6. eusebius

    eusebius Active Member

    Don't CW jumpers also tend to be left-handed? There is some correlation between left-handedness and creativity, mathematical and musical ability, etc.
  7. Nekatiivi

    Nekatiivi Well-Known Member

    It seems that the correlation is quite week. I am CW and right-handed.
  8. TwizzlerS

    TwizzlerS Well-Known Member

    I don't think most CW jumpers are left-handed. But I do think there is a correlation between being left-handed and being more creative/artistic. I believe that left-handed people also have shorter life spans.
  9. shan

    shan Well-Known Member


  10. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    My great uncle lived to be 95 and he was left-handed. Despair not, fellow southpaws!
  11. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

    I think that clockwise jumps and spins give a skater an unusual look on the ice, which can make them more noticed, although I don't know about being more artistic.
  12. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Hughes and Kostner are both gawky skaters to me (although I do enjoy their musicality).
  13. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    I'm a CW skater but I can't get the hang of CW jumps because they always look backwards to me. :/ No clue what the disconnect is there.
  14. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    What about me? I jump CW but spin CCW. I'm a troubled soul!! lol
  15. RobinA

    RobinA Active Member

    You obviously don't know me. I "spin" clockwise and "jump" counterclockwise and my artistry is in the negative numbers.
  16. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    I'm a CW spinner, and thus jump CW too (skate director said she didn't care which side, but told me I had to pick one). I blame this on why I can't do a loop- I am NOT left side dominant, and I just don't have the muscle to get into the air.

    Really? Except in pairs where they have to mirror, I have never noticed a difference at all. It's just easier for me to call jumps CW, I get confused the other way.

    Personally, I haven't noticed a high correlation to artistry, though there certainly are a few key examples that may make it seem that way.
  17. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    LOL, I do the same. Weird to rotate differently in spins and jumps...But I won't say anything about my artistry.

    Anyway, I don't think there is any link between hand and artistry ! Ashley Wagner skates CW, as well as Tanja Sczeczwenko (sp ?) !
  18. Kati

    Kati Active Member

    Susanna Pöykiö skated CW, too.
  19. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

    :encore: Did someone call my name?

    I used to spin CW and jump CCW. I never had an issue with it. Then one day a coach told me I needed to pick a side. I said pfft, I don't care if I'm a little cockeyed. She said no, you don't understand. Jumping is just spinning in the air and you're going to hit a wall one day and you're just going to have to pick a side at that point and then learn it all. over. again. She spoke from experience so I started jumping CW and wouldn't ya know? I had an easier time with it so now I spin and jump CW.

    It's funny when I watch CCW skaters and "feel" what they're doing because my body thinks they're going the wrong way.