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Offline sampaguita

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Why do you abort jumps?
« on: May 10, 2017, 11:51:28 PM »
When a skater makes an obvious mistake in the entrance, and he/she aborts the jump. But there have been a number of times when I think the skater could have made it, and yet he/she hesitates and aborts the jump.

I have the same problem too with waltz jumps. I used to abort jumping because I knew I was on a flat before the jump, but now I know I'm on an edge but my brain tells me to abort. I can't give a reason why though.

Does anyone have the same issues? Are the reasons behind your hesitation legit, or is it just pure anxiety? How did you resolve this?

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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 06:28:11 PM »
When I abort (if there's no one in my way), it's generally because there's something wrong with my balance/posture. I can feel that I'm physically not set up for the jump. When I push through the feeling, the jump always pops on me.

Resolution? Just lots more practice of jump technique.

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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 01:15:00 AM »
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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 09:18:06 PM »
Having just recently attempted a few, I find I abort jumps if my balance is off or there is traffic on the ice. (I get super nervous about people skating near me.)
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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 12:19:13 PM »
I would say half the time I pull out of a jump because the takeoff felt wrong, but the other half of the time it's because fear makes my brain short-circuit once I'm in the air and it's time to commit to the rotation (especially with the axel).

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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 04:23:20 AM »
I constantly abort lutzes and I have no idea why, I don't do anything different in the set up most of the time. I think the long set up psyches me out

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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 10:46:53 PM »
I feel myself leaning backwards in the air
Jump not rotating enough to make it around
Too close to the wall
Someone in the way (or skating to my jump spot - "better safe than sorry")
Botched take-off (off balance going into jump, toe pick/blade slippage, etc.)

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Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 01:15:21 PM »
I abort a jump when I feel it isn't right. It can be wrong for various reasons, but I know it doesn't feel right and that's all I need to know.
Part of learning a jump is that when you finally land it, you have to commit "that feeling" to memory so you never forget how to land it.

I don't see any point in falling on a jump if you can already feel it's not right.