I have arrived at a pivotal (is that spelling correct?) point my skating career. The wondermous axel! It is a milestone for me. I battled the flip and the loop for about a year and a half (that includes a one year hiatus from skating). I can do my loop/loop, flip/loop, waltz/loop, etc. To prepare for the axel I have been doing lots of waltz/loop jumps, and waltz backspins. I have been in and out of the harness, and flailed myself all over the ice. I must say that I have found new ways to Zam the ice with the human body.
Does anyone have any advice? I need that THING (whatever it may be) to make it all click. My head understands the mechanics of it...my body does not.