I had another lightbulb moment last week. Coach B has been telling me to stop jumping UP for my axel because my “snap” is delayed, so my rotation is too slow.
She’s been telling me this for a long time, but it didn’t finally click until last week. May I present… Axel 2.0!
Rather than focusing on jumping up, I am trying to just jump. No thinking, no forcing the rotation.
The free (left) leg is less “bicycle-y” so I am not spending too much time getting up into the jump. Coach said that this has improved 1000% and it is looking less like an “adult axel.”