The Junior Grand Prix: Where skaters who "come out of nowhere" come from.
Nan Song just did an inside axel in his choreographic sequence in the free skate at TEB.
ETA: I believe Jason Brown did one near the beginning of his step sequence also, and Patrick did one or something very similar in his choreographic sequence.
Last edited by RFOS; 11-16-2013 at 04:20 PM.
Russian Split Jumps in competition - love them!
Half inside axel, takes off from RFI, one revolution, lands forward
something similar here
I didn't see anything like that.ETA: I believe Jason Brown did one near the beginning of his step sequence also,
This? He takes off from LBI and lands forward, so I'd call it a 1.5 salchow.and Patrick did one or something very similar in his choreographic sequence.
In this post, I noted a bunch of interesting half jumps, opposite direction or counterrotated on takeoff or landing, in Chan's SP.
Which reminds me of this split half lutz transition from another Canadian. And while we're at it, walley, edge change, opposite-direction reverse one-foot salchow
And then that reminds me of double one-foot salchow by yet another.
Keep 'em coming!
Last edited by gkelly; 11-17-2013 at 06:06 PM.
OK, so none of them were really an inside axel, just unusual miniature jumps done quickly within steps and choreography and thus hard to accurately identify in real time. Jason Brown's cool jump in his step sequence (around 2:50) looks like it has a walley takeoff, rotates clockwise (opposite of his normal jumping direction) and only half a revolution, and lands on two feet with an exit edge on the opposite curve than would be expected.
A couple very unusual combinations in practice by lower-level skaters (though these involve "listed" jumps):
1Lz+1Lz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5A6f-956Ug (with the two jumps in opposite directions)
1S+2S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9TcfkgeN4g (first jump is a one-foot salchow)
3S+2F from Brian Pockar (one foot triple salchow):
That is tricky because he checks his arms/shoulders to the right throughout the entry, as if he's going to do a CCW Salchow. On my screen, it looks like he takes off from the LBI edge and turns CW, which makes it a half-walley. It's more common to see someone cross-check a CW Walley entry and bring the arms around as the free leg swings back. Very interesting to watch.
One of the Ladies at Trophee Bompard had a huge Walley in her freeskate program, but I can't remember who it was.
A half loop connecting jump on roller is called a "Euler" (Probably named after the person who made it famous… Please don't let her name have been Beulah). A former world champion lady included a double one in her combination jump and everyone (judges included) was like WTF! T'was wonderful to see. How a about a Pat Lowe, an Owl, LOF Loop jump (landing forward…horrifically hard), and any jump that can be landed on an opposite foot in a combination. I feel it's a whole avenue that hasn't been explored yet.
I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.
This combination of four jumps (one foot half axels?) by Gary Beacom is fascinating:
I've never seen anyone else do anything like that before, or anything like anything in the program before. He is definitely an original.
Flove that Beacom routine, second only to Malevolent Landscapes. He's the perfect skater for these kinds of jumps too.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Does this mean to avoid any possible confusions with the caller, the men/ladies should leave such choreographic jumps until after all eight/seven alloted jump slots are completed?
I miss jump combos as Marina Kiellmann or Claudia Leistner did, with an axel and 3 or 4 Loops.
One of my favorite sequence : Shawn Sawyer Walley, falling leaf, 3 Loop, half-loop, 3 Loop
It would be a shame to be limited to using these types of transitions at only late parts of the program due to potential calling confusion. Can this be managed using communication of "planned elements"?
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The same problem exists with choreographic step sequences- they have to come second. It doesn't matter if the music is perfect for it to come earlier in the program.
(An adult at our rink had issues with highlight jumps being called in his program at adult nationals. Really screwed him when his difficult doubles were late in the program- it never occured to him they'd be called as his jumps since they weren't on his planned program sheet.)