The mule kick
Did anybody think that Rachel had a big high kick into her flips?
No. Rachael doesn't raise her leg too much and it's nothing like a mule kick!
Originally Posted by Ginask8s
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
But I have to say, she has a terrible way of entering that jump. It's so distracting.
Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1
It does NOT bother me at all. Each skater has a different technique to get a right timing to enter jumps. Everyone is somehow slightly different. Rachale has her own technique and it works for her very well. It is not even close to what you call mule-kick.
Originally Posted by dlgpffps
I just love her. Thank you Rachael for the great season. I enjoyed it so much!!
Each skater might have his or her own technique, but some are more correct than others. Caroline's technique, for example, might work for her, but it's hardly orthodox. It might not bother you, but it doesn't mean it's right
I wouldn't call it a mule kick, but she does raise her leg pretty high. It's not pretty. Her technique for both the lutz and flip is odd.
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I am not sure if it is a mule kick, but like Caroline she seems to swing back and forth on her edge, a trait that has gotten worse in the last year. This causes a "e" call on her lutz at worlds when actually when she took off she was on the outside edge as seen in slo-mo replay. But she changed edge so much it did not look clean.