The Loop Jump – Survey Results Part 2 (Trevor Laak)

Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues a multiple part series on the loop jump.  Please see Part 1  for a summary of when and how the survey was conducted.  Responses from coaches and skaters were separated, and a relatively clear picture of the current level of understanding regarding the loop jump is available from the survey results.

In this video, Trevor covers more questions he asked in the survey.  As in the previous video, he provides the survey questions, the multiple choice answers, the survey results, the correct answer, and video examples demonstrating the correct answer.  To summarize the details of this video:  The take-off/landing blade of a single loop rotates between 1/4 and 1/2 rotation in the air. Similarly, the take-off/landing blade of a double loop rotates between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 rotations in the air.  The take-off/landing blade of a triple loop rotates between 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 rotations in the air.  The minimum number of rotations for the shoulders in a triple loop is roughly 2 full turns.  The minimum number of rotations for the shoulders in a double loop is roughly one full turn.

Editor’s note:  A triple loop does not rotate 3 times in the air.  Similarly, a double loop does not rotate 2 times in the air.  These old-fashioned descriptions are not accurate and never have been. Television commentators should stop saying this nonsense immediately, as should all coaches. Accurate descriptions may help many skaters not be as intimidated when learning the jumps. Accurate descriptions will also help coaches do a better job of teaching the loop jump.

As you’ll see in the video, the survey results indicate there is still some confusion regarding these concepts.


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