Pairs Free Skating
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
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A Pair Throw
In ISU pair skating events, the male ice skater assists the female skater as she springs from the ice to perform one half to multiple revolutions in the air before landing unassisted.
Throw jumps: Any single, double or triple revolution throw jump.
Throw jumps are partner assisted jumps in which the lady is thrown into the air by the man on the take-off and lands without assistance from her partner on a backward outside edge. Note: younger skaters first start learning throw jumps by performing half revolutions such as a waltz jump throw.
A strong background in free skating, especially multi-revolution jumps is highly recommended for anyone wishing to skate competitive in qualifying pair events. The jumps and spin technique should be as identical as possible to achieve excellent unison in the individual elements.
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