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Small Jumps - Falling Leaf

Falling Leaf

Like the Mazurka, the Falling Leaf is a half-revolution jump starting on an RBO edge. The skater faces OUTSIDE of the circle while gliding backwards; the left leg is extended in the direction of travel. When ready to jump, the skater leaps up off the right leg without benefit of a toe pick vault and rotates a half-turn. The skater briefly taps the left toepick, then lands and glides on the right foot.

Split Falling Leaf

The Split Falling Leaf jump is very similar to a Falling Leaf. The air position is more dramatically extended - the freeleg is extended forward (in the direction of travel) and the takeoff leg is extended backward to form an angle of at least 90 degrees with both feet equidistant from the ice. The landing is the same as for a Falling Leaf.

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