Could someone explain?
Could someone explain?
Combination -two or three jumps done directly one after the other. The take off for the second and third jumps are always done from the landing of the previous jump.
Sequence - two jumps that have other content between them such as a turn or small jumps. Two axels done together will always be a sequence because the skater has to turn to do the second jump.
Hope that explains it.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
From the ISU Technical Panel Handbook for Singles 2011/2012:
In a jump combination the landing foot of the first jump is the take off foot of the second. The same applies to the third jump. If the jumps are connected with a non-listed jump, the element is called a jump sequence; However halfloop (or “Euler”) (landing backwards) when used in combinations/sequences is considered as a listed jump with the Value of a single loop. When executed separately, half-loop stays as unlisted jump.
A jump combination may consist of the same or another single, double, triple or quadruple jump. There may be up to three jump combinations or jump sequences in the Free Program. One jump combination could consist of up to three (3) jumps, the other two up to two (2) jumps.
A jump sequence consists of any number of jumps that may be linked by nonlisted jumps and/or hops immediately following each other while maintaining the jump rhythm (knee); there can be no turns/steps (not even as an entry into a jump) during the sequence; there can be no crossovers or stroking. (Turns are three turns, twizzles, brackets, loops, counters, rockers. Steps are toe steps, chasses, mohawks, choctaws, curves with change of edge, cross-rolls, running steps).
I wish they would allow more than 3 jumps in a combination.
Thank you all, I get it now!
Oh, how I wish I got to see more 2A/2T/2T/1T's!!!
Pairs skaters, especially, used to do wonderful, long jump sequences in their Free Skates, covering a lot of ice.
Multiple jumps combinations, in which both jumps have equal height and run out are rare enough when there are two jumps, but I think we're lucky to see a handful of good-great three-jump combos in any championship, prelims included.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
Similarly a lot of the pairs include a 3T and either 3T or 2T in sequence which nearly always includes a half loop with a step on a RBO for the take off of the toe-loop.
How does that all work?
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
I think the ISU "ruled" that jumps stepping directly into an axel still count as a sequence.
During the first years of COP, there were instances where a 2A stepping directly into another 2A was called two separate elements. Skaters then ended up with one too many elements and were severely penalized.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4a5FDDgtVg the turn is expressly outlawed in the rule Sylvia posted
I always liked Slutskaya's Triple Sal, Double Loop, 1/2 Loop, Double Sal combo