|Half Flip Jump:
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to start
from a standing position and skate forward, perform an inside mohawk,
and execute a half flip jump.
The skater must demonstrate the ability to
transition from one foot to the opposite foot while presenting elegant
body and free leg positions.
- Smooth transitions from one foot to another in the mohawk
in a plié position (both knees are bent).
- After performing the inside mohawk the skater is on a back
inside edge and taps with the opposite foot.
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- Head should not look down while tap foot is being inserted
- Hands should be at waist level with shoulders level. The
free arm should stretch back matching the extension of the tap foot.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing while performing the mohawk.
- No pre rotation of the upper body should occur prior to
- The full rotation should be completed in the air prior to
- The exit of the jump should be held on a sustained edge
with a strong checked position.
- The speed of the jump exit should not diminish from the
- Teach the tap first with no rotation.
- Introduce the half rotation, landing on the forward inside
edge of the tap foot and the toe of the opposite foot (a split jump