Skating Fridays

Another Axel Exercise

Coach B is still over the moon that I was able to land my axel in my last exhibition.  I’ve been practicing my axel training techniques diligently and now have another one to add to my repertoire: axel, tap toe, axel.

The trick to this jump sequence is to take one element at a time. Do the axel. Then the tap toe. Then the axel. If I think too far ahead, I will fail and end up on the ice. Coach has me doing these to help with my axel technique and to prepare for double toe loops. If I can get this sequence pretty consistent, we can consider adding this to my program at some time.

I just started working on these, so they are not very pretty yet, but it’s a good start.

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