Kurt Browning dissects what jumps feel like

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by triple_toe, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. triple_toe

    triple_toe Well-Known Member

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    I liked this blog post and thought it deserved its own thread, away from the Kurt/Evgeny one.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/opinion/2012/10/figure-skaters-are-airtime-addicts.html

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  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Great blog by Kurt on jumping - very interesting. Thanks for posting he link.
  3. lulu

    lulu New Member

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    Love the analogy of the plane landing as well. Thanks for the link. :)
  4. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

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    Thanks triple toe. Always like to read the experience of these great skaters, and the difficult things they do which we may not be aware of as they make all these jumps seemingly easy.
  5. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    Kurt is very articulate. Its great to see him as a veteran still so enthusiastic about his sport and deeply engaged. Also wonderful to see him always offering his viewpoints and knowledge in a positive way. The landing plane analogy really does make us who have never jumped on skates before realize exactly what a great jump landing feels like. :)

    It must be extremely difficult to always be in full concentration mode and keep away those distracting thoughts. Its difficult for everyone (not just athletes) to keep one's mind focused and chattering thoughts to a minimum.
  6. Willowway

    Willowway Well-Known Member

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    Thank you triple toe! This is fascinating reading. Not only did I enjoy it, I really learned a lot.
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    sarakimm New Member

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    What can be said about Kurt Browning other than that he outclasses the field every time. Beautiful skating,beyond compare; footwork from the gods; love of the profession, always helping young skaters. I am lucky to live in Michigan and can always watch CBC and hear his commentary. Never mean, always finding something good to say about every skater.
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  8. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    There is nothing better than a well done jump. I only do singles now (had doubles as a kid), and the flip is my favorite. The vault, the hang time, the easy landing. It's an awesome feeling. Kurt did a good job describing the feelings.