Remote Off-Ice Video Jump Lesson – Part 8 (Nick Perna)

International coach and jump specialist Nick Perna walks us through a remote off-ice video jump lesson. We can’t hear what Nick is saying to his skater, but he talks over the entire lesson with detailed information about what is going on. In Part 1, Nick had the skater warming up with a jump rope. In Part 2, he did some “special” walking warm up exercises. In Part 3, he explained the sprung-floor jumping platform his skater was using and began half turns. In Part 4 he did full turns and one foot landings, and in Part 5 he focused on axis with some turning hops in d-position. In Part 6 he shared a general jump walk-through as well as air position insights, and in Part 7 he worked on waltz-jump and axel take-off details.

In this video, Nick focuses on the off-ice loop jump and an off-ice waltz jump loop jump combination to prepare for axel. Nick uses a “forward inside three turn” entry for the off-ice loop to help generate some rotational energy without requiring the skater to pull to the non-axis side. Notice the focus on alignment and jump direction. Next, Nick has the skater use the “Russian run-up” into an off-ice waltz jump loop jump combination. Having a strong landing that goes straight back is very helpful for generating flow for the on-ice landing. Nick wants skaters to be aware of where they are on walkthroughs and do the “correct amount of rotation” so the walkthrough has the same flow and rotation as a real on-ice jump.

See all videos in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10


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