Skating Fridays

Double Flip (in the harness)

Last week I shared my double loop attempt while in the harness. During the same lesson, I attempt a few double flip attempts as well. Again, this is a jump that I have never tried in the harness, so I didn’t quite know what to expect.

Guys, it was ugly. I’d bail halfway through the jump and open up.

I did manage to get some attempts on video that weren’t quite as horrendous. However, you’ll notice that I have the same problem on landing – I break at the waist and slow down rotation.

Despite all of these mental blocks, I’m still proud of these tries. If you told me a year ago that I’d be doing double flips in the harness at my age, I would have laughed at you.

Hopefully I’ll make some progress on this jump!


  1. March 26, 2021 / 8:54 pm

    Cool, Eva! Haven’t checked your blog in a while and I’m so thrilled that you have been doing these new jumps. That harness looks really fun!

    • evabakes
      March 27, 2021 / 12:02 pm

      It is fun as long as I have a coach on the other end. Iā€™m still too chicken to try these on my own. šŸ˜„

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