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Monday, August 27, 2007

Progression of the Double Toe Loop

As I had done with my Axel and double Salchow jumps, I had wanted to put together a video on the progression of my double toe loop. I also had wanted to do it after it is landed in competition. However, given that I'm not skating for the next many months, I figured I might as well do the video now...

Admittedly, the double toe has not taken as long as the Axel or double Sal. Nevertheless it is just as frustrating - starting from the very beginning when I found out that the toe loop isn't quite as easy to do "correctly"!! I had once billed the toe loop as my least favorite jump, and no, it hasn't become a fav overnight, but I have come to realise that it is actually an easy jump once the technique is mastered! :-)

1 comment:

john said...

Hi Chow,

I know just how you feel with this jump. I had issues with it for years before I finally found a coach who knew how to fix it.

For ages I could land it really easily, but still couldn't convince myself that I liked it, so I kept popping them, even though I landed every double I did. Finally now I can do it without having to think too hard, but competitions are still another issue - pop, pop, pop!

That one you did in warm-up at OD was great btw. I remember seeing it.

Congratulations on your other news!