Skating Fridays

Double Salchow on Video!

I just got back from a week-long trip to Taiwan so I haven’t been skating much in the past two weeks. The 24+ hour trip to and from the island country must have done quite a number on my lower back because it was killing me when I arrived there and returned home. Guess sitting on a plane for 15 straight hours doesn’t help.

Anyway, I am back on the ice this week and tried to see if I could land that double salchow again. I fell pretty badly earlier in the week (on an attempt) and earned another large bruise on my knee. I kept trying and trying and finally was able to land another one!

Since I was “feeling it,” I got out my phone and started recording. Much to my excitement, I was able to catch a successful jump on video.

Yes, this jump still needs a lot of work, but I only landed it for the first time two weeks ago. My air position is quite ugly and I am still 1/4 turn cheated on the landing, but it should be considered IJS clean.

Coach B and my choreographer are both thrilled, and I am hoping to make this jump more consistent in the weeks and months to come.

Without further adieu, here is the video!


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