skating jump harness systems help with various jumps
What Jump Types will the System help Figure Skaters with?
Axel Jumps - The takeoff of an axel jump is on a forward outside edge. After jumping forward from that forward edge, the skater makes one and one-half revolutions in the air and lands on the other foot on a back outside edge.It takes time to master an axel jump. Once a skater "gets an axel," double jumps usually come quite easily.
Loop Jumps - In a loop jump, a skater takes off from a back outside edge, jumps a full revolution in the air, and lands backward on the same back outside edge from which he or she took off.It is considered an "edge jump" since no toe assist is used on the take off. Loop jumps are often done as the second jump in figure skating jump combinations.
Waltz Jumps - A waltz jump takes off from a forward outside edge. A half revolution is made in the air, and the ice skater lands on a back outside edge on the opposite foot.
Flip Jumps - A flip jump is a move where the skater glides backward on a back inside edge, picks with the other skate, jumps a full revolution in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the foot that picked.Most figure skaters enter the flip jump with an outside three turn and then "pick" with the free toe. The three turn done before the flip jump must be done in a straight line. The toe pick assist looks a bit like a pole vault. Some skaters enter the flip with alternative entries, such as a forward inside mohawk.
Toe Loops - A toe loop is done with a toe assist. While skating backward on an outside edge, the figure skater picks with the other toe, then jumps a half revolution in the air like a waltz jump, and lands on the foot that did not pick. The skater should be gliding backward on an outside edge when he or she lands.
Salchow - A salchow jump is done from the back inside edge of one foot to the back outside edge of the other foot. A half revolution is done in the air. The salchow is usually done from a forward outside three turn. After the three turn, the skater stops momentarily with the free foot extended behind, then swings the free leg forward and around with a wide scooping motion. Then, the skater jumps in the air and lands backwards on the foot and leg that did the scooping motion.
Lutz Jumps - A lutz jump is done just like the flip, but the takeoff is from a back outside edge instead of a back inside edge. The lutz jump must be taken off from the back outside edge and is considered a counter-rotated jump.