I read this interview of a Yamulee dancer a while ago but it wasn't until the last two nights that I actually understood and experienced the effect of this technique highlighted below http://www.lavozdelmambo2.com/online/ with the bent knees I found the thighs together, sitting into the spin feels so grounded, and quite fast but smooth. As opposed my previous habit of taking more weight off the left foot to spin faster on the right (or vice versa). I'm just exploring new ways of balancing and minimizing energy ("bounciness"), to achieve better control in my new/fast shoes The sitting into the spin feels and looks neat (and professional) - I can be on the balls of my feet without overextending to the toes and still have shoulders open. Also my feet stay together, so that I'm actually spinning on BOTH feet wow, and still fast only problem is I don't want to spend an entire dance crouched in that position so I need to prep quickly into it. needs more practice... anyone have more experience with this?