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Recognizing the Jumps

Half Loop (bo 1 Tbi)

The half loop is similar to the loop, excepting only that lands on the “wrong” foot. In spite of its name, the half loop actually turns a full revolution. Instead of landing on the conventional RBO edge however, the skater lands on the INSIDE edge of the LEFT foot. So it launches from an RBO edge, turns a full revolution, then lands on the LBI edge. The jump is rarely done “solo”, but is quite commonly done as part of a combination (for instance Axel-Half Loop-double Salchow).

I've never seen this jump performed as a "double" Its interesting to speculate about what it would be called if it were...

Ashley Rovansek / Mentor FSC
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