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Small Jumps - Russian Split

The Russian Split takes off and lands like the Split Jump, but the air position is modified. In a Russian Split, the skater's face and body are perpendicular to the direction of travel. Her legs are extended out in a V position, and her hands reach out to touch her toes. Imagine sitting on the floor and doing toe-touch exercises with your legs spread wide. That's the basic air position.

This is a spectacular jump, and can reach great heights when done well.


Nikki Craker / Mentor FSC
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Ashley Rovansek / Mentor FSC
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Crystal Jugaszek / Dearborn FSC
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