Half Loop jump in figure skating
This half Loop jump is taken-off from the backward
outside edge, with one full revolution (360°) landed on the inside edge of the other
foot. Most of the run-in is a forward Mohawk. After gathering sufficient speed
the run-in for the half Loop jump is the a forward inside curve on which we
take the left arm and shoulder backward, the free leg is extended forward. We
step over on the backward inside edge by means of an open Mohawk step on which
the arms and shoulders of a three forward.
For the half Loop jump we are very short on the backward
inside edge, immediately before the take-off for the half Loop jump we cross
the free leg still more in front and then throw it powerful by means of a wide
swing sideways and upward in the main direction of the half Loop jump, at the
same time we swing the arms up into an open position and make a strong push for
the half Loop jump with the skating leg straightening it at the knee.
During the flight of the half Loop jump, the leg is only
slightly bent at the knee and from the position upward is lowered in
preparation for the landing. Still in the air, the skater prepares the arm and
shoulders for the landing so at the landing curve of the half Loop jump he or
she has the arms and shoulder in position, extended leg backward.
The landing curve should be of a large radius.
Loop jump is written by Karin Doherty, World and Olympic figure skating coach.
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