I've been meaning to make a short video tutorial about how to solve gimbal spinning for a while now. Today I figured was a good time to do that.
Here's my little way of solving those pesky gimbal spinning problems...
It's about 7 minutes in length.
Note- this is NOT a solution for gimbal lock, which is a different kind of gimbal problem. (one not quite so easily solved, unfortunately)
Caveats aside, I hope this helps some folks.