Skating Fridays

Another Double Toe Loop Attempt

I’m still struggling with this jump. Typically, my air time is enough to execute a double jump, but my body rotates too slowly. I’m working with my coach to figure out how I can increase my rate of rotation. Not going to lie – it’s been hard. I feel like we’ve tried every trick in the book, but nothing is clicking with my mind/body.

Honestly, part of it might be a mental fear as well.

Regardless, here is another attempt.


  1. December 7, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    Eva, have you tried working on this off the ice? One of the coaches at our rink puts his skaters through regular rotation drills using an off-ice harness. They really learn to spin in a tight position in the air (not a skill most of us do naturally). Honestly, it looks like fun, but I’m not sure I want to try it. I know you can spin fast, though so thought it might work for you.

    • evabakes
      December 8, 2019 / 10:42 am

      I have tried off ice. We don’t have an off ice harness, but I have no problems when doing that off ice exercises (or even the on ice ones). When it’s time to apply the exercises into the jump, my mind freaks out and I can’t transfer anything! It’s so frustrating!

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