Monday, March 9, 2015

Toe Loops and Loop Jumps

I had a lesson today and I had no idea what we were going to work on - So I spent my first 10 minutes trying to do all the warm up stroking exercises I got last week and then launched into trying some jumps.  Fatigue and FEAR were my enemies today!  The Toe Loop .. as always is frustrating for me.  This jump should be a confident jump that I can pull off easily in combination at my level.  I am still afraid of it all by itself.

So that was our focus today.  I found out that I was relying too heavily on it being a "toe jump" and trying to vault off it rather than use my free leg - kicking it through - like a waltz jump or a salchow to achieve both the height and the small rotation.  Coach wants me to practice this on the center circle taking off and landing from the blue line.  (the approach inside edge and three turn is outside the circle)

I drew this to explain..



2 comments:

  1. I never tire of watching a great Waltz jump--you've got a dandy.

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