Wednesday, October 05, 2005

more old notes on figure skating stuffs

Axel Jump: Named after its creator Axel Paulsen, it's the only jump that takes off from a forward position. A jump that takes off from the forward outside edge and is landed on the back outside edge of the opposite foot, a single axel taking 1-1/2 revolution, double 2-1/2 revolution, and triple 3-1/2 revolution.

Camel Spin: A spin done on non-skating leg. Body remains spiral position while the free leg extends parallel to the ice.

Combination Spin: The combination of several spins.

Layback Spin: Spinning while dropping head & shoulders backward, that's generally done by women skaters.

Lutz Jump: A toe pick assisted jump, named after its creator Alois Lutz.

Salchow: An edge jump, taken off from the back inside edge of one foot and landed on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. This jump's takeoff is from a left back inside edge. Named after creator Ulrich Salchow.

Sit Spin: A spin done in a 'sitting' position.

Toe Loop: A toe pick-assisted jump that takes off and lands on the same back outside edge. The approach is on a right backoutside edge.


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