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Cha Cha Cha Exercise for Double/Triple/Quad Loop (Tom Zakrajsek)

World and Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek shares an exercise he uses for developing the necessary tightness in the feet on double loop, triple loop, and even quad loop. Tom calls this exercise “cha cha cha” as this is a memorable name that also conveys the importance of rhythm and tempo within the exercise. Tom begins […]

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Figure Skating Jumps – Are Figure Skaters Projectiles? (Trevor Laak)

Below is a revised and updated version (2022) of an article originally published in 2007 by Trevor Laak on his SkateCoach/ blog which details jump height estimates based on jump air times. That article can be found at this link. The idea is simple: Ignoring negligible air friction and aerodynamic effects, once a skater leaves […]

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