Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
Thanks for the link. It doesn't seem like it was effective for her, oh well. That now brings 2 questions to mind.

Were these Harnesses effective? They seem to me like they would give a false sense of security and lift.

Do skaters still use them?

It depends on the type of harness used and how much helpt he spotter gives. I know that alot of the coaches who use harnesses for their students tend to try to not give them any hel pin the jump but rather "catch" them when they fall on it. I have heard of skaters getting used the harness as a safety blanket and they can do the jumps perfectly well in the harness with no help from a spotter but as soon as they try it on their own they have a mental block.

There's also stories of Alexei Yagudin landing clean quad axel's in a harness during his elligible days without too much help from the spotter.