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In order to successfully do a spiral, you need to always keep your shoulders and head up before and during the duration. The center of your upper body needs to be directly over your skating foot if you are wanting to achieve a straight edged spiral, however if you are wanting to do a spiral on a inside or outside edge you will need to to further exaggerate your upper body position meaning if you wanted to do say a forward left outside spiral your upper body would need to be leaning more on the left side of your skating foot. Keeping your arms out is also helpful. If you have a tendency to fall forward when learning a spiral try keeping on arm in front of you to prevent any damage if you fall forward over your toe pick. Once you have that down bring both your arms out and back squeezing your shoulder blades together. This not only helps our balance but gives you nice pretty lines.

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