Grassroots to Champions Seminar, Part 2I'm back again with some more information that I received from the Grassroots to Champions (G2C) adult seminar from Atlanta. Today, I'm going to share some of the more technical parts of jumping in particular (we did not cover spins).
- The Flox
- Flox = Flex and Lock. The proper air position is to flex and lock your landing leg. When you cross your legs in the air, the leg underneath (the landing leg) should be fully locked so it's parallel to the ice. Do not point this leg. You will not land flat footed. The other leg (free leg) should be pointed down. Your feet should form a "V" if you look down.
- All elite skaters do this. Brian Boitano has an excellent "Flox" but didn't know it at the time. This is the most efficient way to rotate in the air.
- Don't pre-rotate your head. Keep the shoulder and chin moving together. Once the head moves, the rest of the body will follow so try your best to keep it looking forward until the last second.
Here I am in the off-ice harness and attempting to hit the "flox" position. Happy to report that Nick liked what he saw!
More to come next week!