Figure Skating Jumps
Figure Skating Waltz Jump
Figure Skating Loop Jump
Figure Skating Salchow Jump
Figure Skating Axel Jump
Figure Skating Toe Loop Jump
Figure Skating Flip Jump
Figure Skating Lutz Jump
Figure Skating Split Jump
Figure Skating Stag Jump
Figure Skating Jumps in Competition
Here are some basics concerning figure skating jumps.
  Use the menu to the left to go to any figure skating jump. There you will find and explanation of each figure skating jump with links to illustrative pictures and videos.
Jump Types
  Edge Jumps
    Waltz Jump, Axel Jump, Salchow Jump, Loop Jump
  Toe Jumps
    Toe Loop Jump, Flip Jump, Lutz Jump
    Split Jump, Stag Jump
Components of a figure skating jump:
    The preparation for a figure skating jump consists of all the steps and strokes that lead up to the entrance. Gaining speed and body position are important here. The preparation for each jump is different.
    The entrance to a jump includes the steps and turns just before take off. There are several ways to enter any of the jumps. Jumps can receive higher points if the skater performs a more difficult entrance.
  Take Off
    The take off for each jump is specific and should not be varied, The skater must take off from the correct edge for each specific jump.
    There are several aspect of a jump landing that are important. The skater must have the correct rotation at the time of landing. A skater will receive deductions for under rotating a jump. Over rotation can lead to falling. The skater should show good extension of the free leg on landing.
  The last button on the left "Competing" leads to a section on what the judges are looking for in competition when it comes to figure skating jumps. Figure skating jumps in competition.
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Jumps in Competition

When performing a jump in competition you can improve you score by achieving a higher grade of execution GOE. You can receive +1, +2, or +3 based on the number of bullets you achieve below.

1. Unexpected / creative / difficult entry
2. Clear recognizable steps/free skating movements immediately preceding element
3. Varied position in the air / delay in rotation
4. Great height and/or distance
5. Superior extension on landing / creative exit
6. Superior flow in and out (and in-between in jump combinations / sequences)
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