Figure skating: Jumps techniques
Figure Skating: Jumps techniquesThe guide to understanding
the mechanics of the figure skating jumps
First edition v1.1
This book attempts to bring all together with the knowledge, observations and notes the author has collected for many years. Arnaud Muccini gives some essential key points to understand the mechanics of the jumps.
There is one jump mechanic and different jump techniques with many possible variations.
The best technique is the most effective one with the highest success rate possible adapted to the athlete's unique and specific body qualities.
Working with data averages and percentages helps get a clear view of what is feasible according to the athlete’s profile.
The target audience is the coach, but this book could also be handy for any athlete who wishes to explore an in-depth analysis of their sport.
Table of contents ( 127 pages)
Chapter 1 Components of a jump
Chapter 2 Similarities of figure skating jumps
Chapter 3 Jump Techniques
Double Axel 2A / Triple Axel 3A
Triple Salchow 3S / Quad Salchow 4S
Triple Toe Loop 3T / Quad Toe Loop 4T
Triple Loop 3Lo
Triple Flip 3F
Triple Lutz 3Lz
Chapter 4 Common air positions
Chapter 5 Reflections & Questions
Chapter 6 What data is necessary to analyze a jump?
Appendix 1: Basic physics principles to know
Appendix 2: What are the four basic skills in Figure Skating?
A must-read if you teach jumps!
Mark Fitzgerald, American coach and owner of Rink Tank Interactive LLC (http://www.rink-tank.com/)
Loving using your book. It's a fantastic resource; it helped me explain things more succinctly and use diagrams and visual aids!
Kara Burrows, Australian coach (NCAS Level 1)
Arnaud Muccini has collaborated with numerous Olympic coaches. He is a high-performance analyst with a figure skating coach background. Dartfish video analyst expert Arnaud brings technology and science into figure skating.