Skating Fridays

Just a Hair Short

I’ve been working diligently on landing a fully clean and rotated double salchow. It’s been over a year in the works. Sadly, I still haven’t achieved my goal yet.

However, I am making small improvements on various parts of the jump. My coach has commented that the three-turn, pivot and take-off have improved dramatically. My problem is the (lack of) rotation and the landing. I know that I tend to open up early. This causes me to land short of a fully clean rotation.

One afternoon, I was practicing the jump and decided to start video taping some attempts. Surprisingly, I had one attempt that was just a hair short of being clean. Granted, my blade isn’t pointing backwards for a squeaky clean landing, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Take a look and let me know your thoughts!


  1. February 2, 2019 / 10:52 am

    That looks great, Eva! So close to clean!!!! All that effort is paying off big time!

    • evabakes
      February 2, 2019 / 2:25 pm

      I hope that this is the year for a fully clean jump!

  2. February 3, 2019 / 12:13 am

    Nice, Eva! It takes so much dedication to chip away at it like you are, but you are making progress.

    • evabakes
      February 3, 2019 / 9:39 am

      Thanks, Mary! Elements are harder to get at my age!! Lol

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