Skating Fridays

Double Loop Attempt

It’s been a hot minute since I last attempted a double loop. Something about this jump just freaks me out. It might be because the momentum comes from edge pressure rather than a toe pick. Nevertheless, I am just plain scared of this jump.

However, after trying a few, I managed to catch some on video. Surprisingly, after I reviewed them, the jumps weren’t half bad. Obviously, these are still under-rotated, but they are a good start. I still have 1/2 revolution to go before we can call these clean. But, the good news is that my legs are starting to pull in a little bit tighter and I’m not as loosey-goosey in the air. That’s an improvement from last year, so I’ll take it.

We’ll see if this is a jump I’ll be able to keep working on this year. Either way, it’s fun to try.

2 Comments

  1. January 15, 2021 / 11:35 pm

    That actually looks pretty good, Eva! I would guess that the timing is so different from the other doubles you’ve been working on–but your positions and speed look like they’re on!

    • evabakes
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      January 16, 2021 / 8:05 am

      The timing is definitely my biggest issue. I am trying too hard to rotate so I lose height. I need to think about doing a huge single jump and then pull in. Hopefully this will improve throughout the year!

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