Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, and I am not too well acquainted with figure skating technique.
I'm having some trouble identifying salchow and loop from each other. I know salchow takes off from left inside edge and loop right outside edge, but can you tell me some common connective steps preceding the jump? What's the best way to identify?
When skaters do the salchow I see the right leg touch the ice immediately before the jump, and I confuse this with the loop since the right leg takes off for a loop.