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More of Molly as a skater. This one was more about the skating itself clearly. Can I just tell you how annoyingly difficult it is to describe skating in a way that makes sense to non-skaters? We use way more lingo than I realized.
Only one chapter left, and that should be up tomorrow.
* Axel - a jump with one and a half rotations. The skater starts gliding forward on their left leg, jumps up in the air, rotates one and a half times, and lands skating backwards on their right leg.
* Doubles - any jump with two rotations in the air. This includes: Double Salchow, Double Loop, Double Toe Loop, Double Flip, and Double Lutz. There is also a Double Axel, which is two and a half revolutions.
* Test Session - similar to a competition, but instead of competing against other skaters for a medal, you are being tested to see if you pass the requirements to reach the next skating level. Field moves and programs with music can both be tested at test sessions
* Cross Strokes - when the skater pushes forward by crossing one foot in front over the other, then crossing the other foot in front, then the other
* Three Turn - when a skater is gliding forward on one foot and turns to backwards on that foot
* Fuetes - I'm not even sure I spelled this one right. A Three Turn when the skater kicks out their non-skating leg while doing the turn
* Mohawk - when a skater is gliding forward on one foot and steps onto a backwards edge on the other foot