Can someone tell me about a half loop?

Can someone tell me about a half loop?

Post by Chris and Bob Neidecke » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 05:45:38


With talk of Slute possibly including a triple-something triple-something
half-loop triple-something on Thursday night, I'm curious as to exactly what
constitutes a half loop.

I would assume that (for most skaters) it takes off on a RBO edge, but what
is the landing edge?  LFO, so that you can go right into the left outside 3
for a triple flip?  Is that 3 considered part of the triple flip and not a
connecting step?

And wasn't it a half-loop that Plushenko including in his "sick and twisted"
combination?

Thanks!
Chris

 
 
 

Can someone tell me about a half loop?

Post by Isiaf » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 06:41:16

Quote:
> I'm curious as to exactly what
>constitutes a half loop.

A half loop is a required skill for passing the ISI Freestyle Level 4 test.
For a counterclockwise jumper it is a loop off of the RBO to a LBI landing.
Basically, can be done just like a regular loop, but you merely put down the
other foot.

For ISI FS6 level test you must do:

Axel - to immediate half loop to immediate flip.

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Can someone tell me about a half loop?

Post by Chris Carle » Sun, 24 Feb 2002 08:04:01

Quote:

>>I'm curious as to exactly what
>>constitutes a half loop.

> A half loop is a required skill for passing the ISI Freestyle Level 4 test.
> For a counterclockwise jumper it is a loop off of the RBO to a LBI landing.
> Basically, can be done just like a regular loop, but you merely put down the
> other foot.

But it looks like a mistake and awkward in general, which is why I think
it is silly to use it in elite competition.

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Can someone tell me about a half loop?

Post by Fiona McQuarri » Fri, 22 Feb 2002 05:50:28


: With talk of Slute possibly including a triple-something triple-something
: half-loop triple-something on Thursday night, I'm curious as to exactly what
: constitutes a half loop.

: I would assume that (for most skaters) it takes off on a RBO edge, but what
: is the landing edge?  LFO, so that you can go right into the left outside 3
: for a triple flip?  Is that 3 considered part of the triple flip and not a
: connecting step?

A half-loop is the same as a "regular" loop except that it lands on the
opposite foot (in the case of a CCW jumper, RBO to LBI). Hence it is a
good setup for a flip because the left foot is then on the takeoff edge
for a flip and all the R foot has to do is pick.

: And wasn't it a half-loop that Plushenko including in his "sick and twisted"
: combination?

It was indeed.

Cheers, Fiona