Skating Fridays

Lift Off

pairs press lift

My pairs partner and I have been working diligently to try to get the press lift and platter lift. Sadly, I am probably too heavy so it’s been really difficult. In fact, we have not been able to successfully execute this yet.

About a week ago, we went to the (sister) rink to do some off-ice. As it turns out, the rink hosted a basic skills competition just 24 hours before. As a result, the podium had not been put away yet.

When we looked at the podium, it seemed like a great height for me to try to jump off of. When we attempted the press lift, we were able to get into the fully extended position for the first time ever:

Now the hard part is how to get me to jump that high without the box… I’ll take any suggestions!



  1. May 27, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    Wow, Eva, that is impressive. it takes so much upper arm strength from both of you!

    • evabakes
      May 27, 2022 / 9:08 pm

      It’s definitely harder on the man since he has the support the woman’s weight! Maybe I should lay off the ice cream… 😬

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