Analysis of Triple Axel Attempt – Mirai Nagasu 3A (Trevor Laak)

Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes a triple axel attempt by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  This jump was performed during G2C’s “Just Jump” contest which is a contest focused entirely on jumping high.  Mirai was at camp to train with coach Tom Zakrajsek and she also taught at the camp.

Before watching this analysis, it is recommended that you watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the analysis of Mirai’s double axel.  Those videos cover the technical details of Mirai’s axel jump technique, and is not repeated here in the triple axel analysis.

The first video below is the raw attempt without analysis, both in real time and in slow motion for your own analysis.  In the first part of the analysis below Trevor discusses how Mirai might get this jump fully rotated.

The top video is encoded in a way to show the most detail possible, which means it may take longer to load than normal videos.  If the video is choppy, please wait for it to load completely and then play it.  The bottom video on this page is Trevor’s commentary video.  The original commentary video was rather long, so it has been broken up into two parts.

Here is the original jump, full speed and in slow motion.

And below is Trevor’s commentary video. The rest of this commentary (Part 2) will be provided on another page.


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