Nature includes many animals that are so-called fliers: flying squirrels, flying snakes, and draco lizards, to name a few. These animals aren’t true fliers like birds, bats, or insects, though. Instead, they are expert gliders, able to produce enough lift to control their descent and land safely at a distance far greater than a normal leap could carry them. Like the flying squirrel, the draco lizard extends a thin membrane that acts as its wings. The additional area provides enough lift that the lizards can glide as far as 60 m (200 ft) while only losing 10 m (33 ft) in altitude. That’s an impressive glide ratio - about 3 times better than the Northern flying squirrel and twice as good as a wingsuit. (Video credit: BBC/Planet Earth II)
“Ever since I got the glider unlocked I can’t move around without hopping up to glide even if its just a short distance. Its fun to glide about, but I probably look stupid and at the same time, don’t care. Whee!”
So, going by the tags on my recent jump gifsets, the difference between jumps is apparently still a source of great bewilderment for some people. Now I could link you to some excellent posts on the topic, but since I am, as usual, an extra lil piece of dirt with too much work to do and a lifetime’s worth of procrastination, I’ve decided to put together my own layman’s guide to identifying figure skating jumps (stressed on the layman part).
First, here be a flowchart, since everybody loves flowcharts, right?
If the flowchart works as intended and you can now tell the jumps apart, great! If you need a bit more explanation and illustration, read on.
I’ve been watching JackSepticEye play Spyro 3 lately.. It’s a game I cannot say I got to play a lot of during my youth since .. I /did/ have a Playstation, but most of my games were for the N64…
I did get to play Spyro 2 for quite a bit whenever we went to the video store and rented it! (What the heck is that, old lady?? xD)
Between renting Spyro and Majora’s Mask often, we never really got /too/ far into the series, but I love Dragons, and I often wished we owned the games so I could really get into them.. I wish it was a bigger part of my childhood, but I just wanted to draw that cute little dragon so frigging much.
Now that I am older, I wish there was a proper Spyro game I could track down on a new system to play… Buuuuuuut… I’ve already played a bit of skylanders, and really he’s just a cameo… and he’s not as cute.. like… at all… >.>;;