Spins
Spin Language
The following letters are combined to create the name of each spin. Following the letters there will then be a number that indicates the Level given to that spin.

         
C      Camel
         
    Sit
         
    Upright
          
L     Layback
          
    Flying
          
C     Change
        
Co    Combination
         
S      Spin

‘C’ and ‘Co
         C stands for a change of foot   (‘C’ also stands for camel- more on that later)
       
Co stands for a change of position
CCoSp  this spin has a change of foot and a change of position

‘C’ is for ???
   
CSp: The only time a spin position is specifically listed is in a spin in one position, in this case, a camel
              spin.
 
CoSp: A combination spin, i.e., camel, sit spin,  no longer has the individual positions listed- it’s just a
               combination spin.
 
CCSp: This spin is still a spin in one position, a camel spin, so we still need a ‘C’ for camel. In this case,
               the first ‘C’ stands for ‘change’ and the second for ‘camel’
CCoSp: If the skater were to do the same spin as above but also include a different position somewhere in
               it, the ‘C’ would no longer stand for ‘camel’ since specific positions are never listed in combination               spins. It would become ‘Co’ for ‘change’ so this spin is a change combination spin.

A Tip…
The first ‘C’ always stands for ‘Change’ . If there is another ‘C’ the second one will stand for ‘Camel’

All spins fit into one of these short forms
   CSp      Camel Spin
   
SSp      Sit Spin
   
USp      Upright Spin
   
LSp      Layback Spin
 
CoSp     Combination Spin
 
CCSp    Change Camel Spin
 
CSSp      Change Sit Spin
 
CUSp     Change Upright Spin
 
CLSp     Change Layback Spin
CCoSp    Change Combination Spin

  
FCSp    Flying Camel Spin
  
FSSp    Flying Sit Spin
  
FUSp     Flying Upright Spin
  
FLSp    Flying Layback Spin
FCoSp    Flying Combination Spin
FCCSp  Flying Change Camel Spin
FCSSp   Flying Change Sit Spin
FCUSp  Flying Change Upright Spin
FCLSp    Flying Change Layback Spin
FCCoSp  Flying Change Comb. Spin

Combination Spins (CoSp)
Change of position but no change of foot . Examples:
  Camel, Sit
   Sit, Layback
   Back Camel, Back Sit, Back Corkscrew
   Camel, Corkscrew
   Sit, One Foot Spin


Change Combination Spins (CCoSp)
Change of position and change of foot . Examples:
  Camel, Back Sit
   Camel, Layback, Back Sit
   Back Camel, Back Sit, Front Sit
   Camel, Broken Leg, Biellmann, Back Camel, Back Sit, Back Corkscrew
   Camel, Sit in the other direction


Change Foot Spins
One position with a change of foot :
CCSp  Change Camel Spin
CSSp Change Sit Spin
CUSp Change Upright Spin
CLSp  Change Layback Spin

There are three ways these spins can be done:
1. Front spin (change), back spin
2. Back Spin (change), front spin
3. Front spin (change direction i.e. CW to CCW), front spin

Flying Combination Spins (FCoSp)
Flying start plus change of position . Examples:
  Flying Camel, Back Sit
   Flying Sit, Forward Corkscrew

Flying Change Combination Spins (FCCoSp)
Flying start plus change of position and change of foot . Examples:

   Flying Camel, Front Sit
   Death Drop, Front Sit, Crossfoot Spin
   Flying Sit, Camel in the other directio
n

Two Different Spins
FCoSp Flying Camel, back sit, Thompson spin
 
CoSp Back Camel, back sit, Thompson spin

Two Identical Spins
CoSp Back camel, Donut, Back Sit, Thompson
CoSp Sit, Layback


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