Adding to My Repertoire?
For the past few weeks, I’ve been landing double salchows on the quarter (which would result in a ‘q’ on a protocol sheet) or slightly under (clean). This is the most exciting news because I’ve been training this element for 2+ years. I am hoping that this jump continues to get stronger and that I can eventually include it in a future program. I’d love to be able to attempt one during competition.
What’s really strange is the mental hurdle I still have on this jump. I have found that when I wear my butt pads, I have trouble rotating the jump. It makes me feel wider, so my rotational axis feels bigger than it should. When I don’t wear the butt pads, I have an easier time rotating.
Yes, it’s a mental thing, and I need to disassociate my butt pad with success vs. failure. I am going to try to keep skating without the pad to see if the jump stays consistent. After all, I can’t compete with it on, so I might as well get used to skating this element without any padding!
Looking good, Eva! Love the speed and flow that you carry into and through this jump!
Thanks so much, Jo! I hope to keep improving this element. 😄