San Diego Figure Skating Communications
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Basic Skating Skills and Figure Skating
|The Loop jump is an edge jump. Although the definition of a loop jump is taking off from a back outside edge, the hooking motion of the skate causes the takeoff edge to be slightly pre-rotated when the skate leaves the ice. The skater lands on the same foot on the back outside edge.|
|Many skaters commonly use CCW
back crosovers to setup a RBO entry edge. The
skater must take care not to allow the free leg to trail.
The jump can also be entered from a individual RFI mohawk turn or performed after a more complicated footwork series of steps and turns.
For beginners a loop jump is sometimes enter from from an inside three turn. This helps the beginning skater get momentum to rotate.
For advenced skaters a loop is usually entered directly from
The free foot must be held off the ice on the entry edge so
the jump is clearly executed from one foot without the free leg
|A loop is an edge jump that takes off from an outside edge
from one foot.
| A trailing free leg is a major error.
|Rotation in the Air|
|Skaters who rotate in the
Counter-Clockwise (CCW) direction extend the left free leg in front. The lift of the free leg must not be
accompanied by the free leg swinging in an arc. The skater has a
sensation of the performing a back upright spin on the right outside
edge before landing on the RBO edge.
Skaters who rotate in the Clockwise (CW) direction extend the right free leg in front. The lift of the free leg must not be accompamied by the free leg swinging in an arc. The skater has a sensation of the performing a back upright spin on the left outside edge prior before landing on the back outside edge of the right foot.
A Counter-Clockwise (CCW) skater lands backward on their right foot.
The Clockwise (CW) skater lands backward on their left foot.
The landing should have no noticable loss of flow (speed) and the curve should be held long enough to establish that the skater has complete control of the landing.
|No noticable loss of flow on the
Entry curve into jump continues through the curve of the exit edge.
The free leg should fully extend after landing.