San Diego Figure Skating Communications
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Basic Skating Skills and Figure Skating
|The takeoff of a Flip
jump is similar to a Salchow except that the
back inside edge takeoff of the
combined with a toe assist in the Flip jump to launch
the skater into the air. The landing is on the same back outside
|Many skaters commonly use a left
outside 3-Turn to setup the entry edge. The
3-Turn usually starts from a forward inside glide on the left foot. The
free foot extends
forward as the skater changes edge with a toe push. As the
free leg extends backwards the skater achieves extra power into the shallow
LFO 3-turn with an almost straight line LBI edge.
The jump can also be entered from a individual RFI mohawk turn or performed after a more complicated footwork series of steps and turns.
|The actual takeoff edge is a
left inside edge. The right free leg extends backward to allow
the toe pick to assist in vaulting the skater into the air.
|The majority of skaters rotate in
the Counter-Clockwise (CCW) direction. They
extend their right leg
directly behind the skating foot and toe of the skate is inserted into
the ice producing a pole vaulting action and land backward on
direction skaters extend their left foot
directly behind the skater and toe
of the skate is then inserted into the ice producing a pole vaulting
action. The skater lands
backward on their left foot.
|Rotation in the Air|
skater performs one full rotation in the air. The rotation occurs
around the leg that tapped into the ice.
|The skater should land on a
that is a continuation of the takeoff curve. The landing force is
cushioned by bending landing knee while extending the free leg. An
erect core body (head up, level shoulders, and
straight back) facilitates a skater being able to control the landing.
|The landing should continue the
flow (speed) of the entry into the jump with no noticeable loss of flow
Entry curve of the jump's takeoff should continue through the arc of the landing/exiting edge.
The free leg should fully extend after landing. The landing should be held long enough to establish the skater has complete control of the landing!