Skating Fridays

Moving on Up


I’ve had a few great lessons with my technical coach recently. He’s been so pleased with the progress I’ve made on the double salchow that he’s officially declared that we are now in “refinement” phase for that element. I have been fully rotating the jump (albeit falling a lot) on a weekly basis. Now I just need to make this jump more consistent(ly correct).

He also declared that we are moving on to double toe loop and double loop. In fact, we started working on the exercises for double toe loop in my last lesson. It’s all so exciting yet scary at the same time. We calculated my air time for both the single salchow and single toe loops, and both are clocking in at 0.36 seconds. He said that this is enough time to execute the double jumps successfully.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress!


  1. May 17, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    Oooh, that is so exciting! I love those jump videos you post, Eva. Definitely will keep checking in to cheer on your progress!

    • evabakes
      May 18, 2019 / 6:27 am

      It’s exciting but scary at the same time! I’m not sure my body wants to try something new… 😄

  2. Wynne
    May 18, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Wow–congrats, so exciting!

    • evabakes
      May 18, 2019 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks so much, Wynne!

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