Skating Fridays

Almost Landed!

My quest for the elusive double salchow continues. For the past few months, I felt like I have regressed on this element. I continued to land the jump forward and 3-turn out of it. It was incredibly frustrating.

However, after a recent lesson, something clicked. I’m not quite sure what went on in my head, but I was able to tighten up my rotating position and not open up as early on the landing.

Yes, I know that I didn’t successfully land this. But, it’s the closest I have been to a clean jump since July 2019. I feel like I am finally making some progress again. Hopefully I will land a clean one soon!

PS. My jump coach said that this jump was technically clean. WHOO HOO!


  1. November 1, 2020 / 9:34 am

    Eva, you are almost there! It is very exciting to see the progress on this jump–and to know that once you get it, it will be clean. That means a lot!

    • evabakes
      November 1, 2020 / 12:09 pm

      That clean jump can’t get here fast enough! I’m just excited that I am finally making some real progress on it. 😄

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