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    Jumps landed ... and a question ...

    Early in the week, I was pretty sure I finally landed my double Axel/ double toe combination jump. My coach came over and checked the marks on the ice and said it looked good, but she didn't see me land it. By mid-week, I landed a few during my lesson. I was thrilled!

    Later, I started working on my triples, and I landed the triple Salchow several times. I didn't even have to call my coach over to see it --- I did it right in the lesson. Wow, what a feeling of accomplishment!!

    It's amazing how in this sport you can want something so bad, work so hard, and with dedication and good old sweat, it finally pays off. The feeling is great.

    So................., the Question is: what jumps is everyone working on, and how are we all doing? Or if you are working on spins, how is it coming along.

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    First, Congrats on your first triple I hope I can get to that level eventually.
    My goal this summer is to land the 2F and 2L (a 2R would be nice to) I've rotated all of them and came down on 1 foot but I always end up on my butt. I'm also trying to get either a 2S-2T/R or a 1A-2T/R so I can take my Jr. Silver freeskate test over the summer or early next fall at the latest.

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    Congratulations!! that is amazing you should be really proud. How long had you been working on the double Axel double toe combo? Ive been working on my single Axel for forever and a year. Ive landed a couple but lost it recently....its frustrating so its great that your having such success with your jumps.

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    Hi Princess-Ice!

    I think you and me are working on the same stuff. I landed my first clean triple about 2 weeks ago and I am just getting my double axel consistent. I can't wait to start working on another triple... by toe loop is my worst jump, so it will probably be the flip. and yeah.... it's SO NICE to get to this point! Congrats on your accomplishments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simoner119 View Post
    Congratulations!! that is amazing you should be really proud. How long had you been working on the double Axel double toe combo? Ive been working on my single Axel for forever and a year. Ive landed a couple but lost it recently....its frustrating so its great that your having such success with your jumps.
    I've been working on the double Axel since December 2007 and I got it consistent at the beginning of June, so my coach told me to practice adding the double toe at the end. Both those jumps could still be tighter in the air and even higher. That's what I love about figure skating, every spin can be cleaner, footwork could always have more extension, and jumps can always be tighter and higher!!

    By the way, when you get your Axel consistent, you'll be on your way to doubles - yay!!

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    Landing my axel..............again skatergirl45's Avatar
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    Congrats!

    I am working on my double loop which I can sometimes land.
    In my program is double toe, double sal, and axels.

    I am still pluging away on my layback(and have been for about 2.5 years) but it is still not there yet.

    My goals this summer are to get my double loop and skate clean in competition.

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    So................., the Question is: what jumps is everyone working on, and how are we all doing? Or if you are working on spins, how is it coming along.
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    Since I am an adult skater (49 yrs old) I am not working on any triples or doubles for that matter. However I am working on the flip jump and camel spin. I get around fine on the flip jump but my free leg is just hanging out there so when I land it is not on one foot. My camel spins are doing fine. Some days I can do the camel spin better then other days.

    Congrats on all you youngsters that have landed your doubles and triples

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    [QUOTE=dlkksk8fan;324494]I am working on the flip jump and camel spin. QUOTE]

    Kudos to you too for all your hard work!!

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    I am also an adult skater and just working to improve my jumps and get my lutz back. I might like to try my axel again someday and maybe a double, but not yet.

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    Working on cleaning up my double toe, double loop consistent, and double flip (beyond the 4-5 I've ever landed). BTW, I am also an adult

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    Working on cleaning up my loop so that it's 90% or better consistant. Also flip needs to have me land it on 1 foot. Have the rotation but somehow, I don't think I'm getting my landing foot to point the toe pick down so that I land on it first. Finally getting the freeleg to wrap around the landing foot in the air but it pops out quit a bit during the landings of the flip and sometimes on the loop before I'm ready to check the landing.

    Camel spin is getting between 1 and 2 revs but at an almost halting rate. I don't know why I don't just fall over during my camel. Instead when I can't seem to rotate anymore, I seem to go into an upright spin for a while 2 to 4 revs and then do a spin exit.

    Backspin: don't practice these much so I'm not where I want to be.

    Corkscrew: have figured out why I've been travelling around the world lately. It's because of my spin entery where I don't bring my freeleg to come all the way around and to my skating leg. Somehow I just get my freeleg to 2 o'clock instead of 12 o'clock before bringing my free foot to my knee to cross to the left of my skating leg before bringing it down which is causing me to be too much on an inside edge. I'm trying to get rid of this bad habit. It's so hard to get rid of too.

    Behind the back catch spin: finally got 3 to 4 revs back but would like at least 6 revs.

    Sitspin: need to get lower, remember to point the free foot, straighten the freeleg more. have between 6 to 8 revs.

    Brokenleg sitspin: needs more revs; currently have 2 to 3 revs.

    Layback: trouble with herniated discs in upper back so I haven't been doing them since 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singerskates View Post
    Working on cleaning up my loop so that it's 90% or better consistant. Also flip needs to have me land it on 1 foot. Have the rotation but somehow, I don't think I'm getting my landing foot to point the toe pick down so that I land on it first. Finally getting the freeleg to wrap around the landing foot in the air but it pops out quit a bit during the landings of the flip and sometimes on the loop before I'm ready to check the landing.

    Camel spin is getting between 1 and 2 revs but at an almost halting rate. I don't know why I don't just fall over during my camel. Instead when I can't seem to rotate anymore, I seem to go into an upright spin for a while 2 to 4 revs and then do a spin exit.

    Backspin: don't practice these much so I'm not where I want to be.

    Corkscrew: have figured out why I've been travelling around the world lately. It's because of my spin entery where I don't bring my freeleg to come all the way around and to my skating leg. Somehow I just get my freeleg to 2 o'clock instead of 12 o'clock before bringing my free foot to my knee to cross to the left of my skating leg before bringing it down which is causing me to be too much on an inside edge. I'm trying to get rid of this bad habit. It's so hard to get rid of too.

    Behind the back catch spin: finally got 3 to 4 revs back but would like at least 6 revs.

    Sitspin: need to get lower, remember to point the free foot, straighten the freeleg more. have between 6 to 8 revs.

    Brokenleg sitspin: needs more revs; currently have 2 to 3 revs.

    Layback: trouble with herniated discs in upper back so I haven't been doing them since 2005.
    When I started skating, I couldn't spin for the life of me. I don't know if this works for everyone, but I know it helped me with my revolutions on all my spins. First was working on the oblique muscles... just lay flat on the floor and but your arms straight above you so they are roughly above your neck/chin and hold a weight... then let your arms drop to the side and use your oblique and stomach muscles to rotate you back to your original position. The other was a circular balance board that allows you to spin. Just hop on it, wind up and go. You can practice a lot of the spinning positions on it too, but it really did help with my revolutions. Just my 2 cents!

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    My coach told me I should work more on skating into the ice. I know there was some talk about how Johnny did not do taht until this year.
    Does anyone have any advice on how to work on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatergirl45 View Post
    My coach told me I should work more on skating into the ice. I know there was some talk about how Johnny did not do taht until this year.
    Does anyone have any advice on how to work on that?

    Hmm... skating into the ice... in a way it's like skating deeper into the ice, using your edges, etc. instead of just gliding on top of it. A good example of skating into the ice is Shizuka Arakawa... try watching her LP from the Oly's and compare it to say... Sasha Cohen, who is a great skater, but lacks that skating into the ice (in my opinion). It's really something you need to see for yourself than can be explained. But a good way to start is almost to think of, while you are skating, you weigh yourself down with your shoulders and relax them so they pull you into the ice. And strength, deep edges.

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    Watch Kwan, Boitano, Hamill, Witt, Orser, Harding, and Kerrigan - they all skate into the ice. It's about soft knees, deep edge, and relaxed shoulders with tight abs.

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