Skating Fridays

Novice Moves in the Field – Forward Loops

Since the adult competition season is over, I have been focusing a lot of my attention to Novice Moves. There are a few elements that are giving me some grief:

  • Serpentine sequence. (consisting of inside 3-turns and quick rocker chocktaws)
  • Forward loops
  • Backward twizzles

The other elements – the slow rocker chocktaws and the counters – are passable right now. I was able to record myself doing the forward twizzles and am proud that 1) I didn’t die, and 2) they didn’t look dreadful.

I shared this video with a Gold judge friend of mine, and she said that the ones on this video were “easily passing.” WOW!

I’m going to keep working on these moves with the hope that I can get them test-ready within the next year or so.


  1. June 17, 2022 / 6:41 pm

    Looking (looping) good, Eva! I like how even your edges are!

    • evabakes
      June 17, 2022 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks, Jo! These moves are so hard!

  2. Cathy Abdun-Nur Durrett
    June 17, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    Rocker chactaws – yikes!

    • evabakes
      June 18, 2022 / 6:32 am

      Totally agree – I hold my breath on those and hope I don’t die!

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