Double Axel Commentary – Mirai Nagasu’s Double Axel Part 1 (Trevor Laak)

Jump specialist Trevor Laak comments on a monster double axel performed 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.

As you can see in the video, Mirai’s double axel had an air time of 0.617 seconds which is huge for a female double axel.  This part of the analysis by Trevor covers most of the take-off details.  This double axel is a fantastic model for skaters and coaches to use to help understand and “build” a great double axel.  It’s not surprising that Mirai is working on a triple axel (which she attempted at camp).

Watch the first video to see the jump in real time and in slow motion.  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 18 minutes 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.

To see Part 2 of this video, please click here (If you are a visitor enjoying this video as part of the Annual Top Rated Videos series, please consider a paid subscription for access to Part 2.)


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