In the teacher's forum, Ms. Leigh said
Also check to see that she is not delaying the spot. The old way of teaching spotting had them leave their head, start turning, and then spot. IMO, that does not work nearly as well as starting the head with the moment of impetus into the turn.
How do you spot? I'm having a hard time understanding how you would spot by moving your head with the turn- do you then increase the speed of it so that it reaches back to the front before the rest of your body does?
I did learn to spot with my head staying in place, then whipping around quickly, so that the effect was the head always being forward. I don't have trouble spotting in my strong direction, but in my weak direction, I often get really dizzy. This dizziness didn't happen until after breaking my neck, so I've always reasoned the neck wasn't well practiced in the 'whipping' around to that side and the muscles didn't adjust to doing it as well (could actually just be because I do that side less and nothing to do with my neck). Do you think learning to spot a new way will help me learn to spot better on my weak side?
I'd love to hear anything anyone has to say about different methods of spotting.