Skating Fridays

Double Loop (in the Harness)

The single loop is one of the biggest jumps in my repertoire. I tend to get a lot of air time when I attempt singles. When I’m at full speed, I can clock 0.40 seconds or more. Naturally, I thought that I should be able to get a double rotation out of this.


For some reason, my mind doesn’t like to attempt more than one rotation in the air. It shuts down and then I lose all my air time. My feeble attempts at double loops are somewhere around 0.30 seconds, which means that I lost 0.10 seconds just because of fear.

As a result, I asked for a harness lesson. I’ve never attempted this jump in the harness before but thought it was worth a try. Surprisingly, I landed several clean ones on my first attempts. As time went on, my body got more and more tired and I wasn’t able to complete the rotations.

Here is one that is cheated, even though my harness coach is still giving me a slight boost in the area. It means that my body continues to rotate VERY slowly, despite gaining air time.

I wish that I could get over this mental hurdle. Physically, my body can do this jump, but mentally, I am scared for some reason. Then my body holds back, rotates slowly and I cheat the jump.

Does anybody have suggestions? I’m all ears!


  1. March 26, 2021 / 8:56 pm

    Woohoo! Look at that speed and rotation! I’m sure the fear will go away–or maybe you’ll get used to it?

    • evabakes
      March 27, 2021 / 12:02 pm

      I really hope the fear subsides.. gotta get over that mental hurdle!

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