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2 comics within 3-ish days, why can’t I always be this productive

And heres a doodle page that i’ve been doing everything on

With @doodledrawsthings Bendy
And @everestcresent Bendy

And my oc Nyat

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new in the skating fandom and I'm curious about the jumps. Can you tell me what makes each jumps difficult or unique to each other?

Thanks for asking!

Jumps are unique to each other because of their takeoffs - the edges and methods used to jump into the air. Each jump has a unique takeoff which differentiates itself from the others and varies in difficulty. All of my explanations are for a counter-clockwise skater, the most common kind.

The toe loop takes off from a right back outside edge, with the left toe pick tapping in. This is not a very difficult jump type (opinions may vary).

The Salchow takes off from a left back inside edge. The skater brings the right leg through in a sort of kicking motion (dependent on technique) and springs up into the air from their left foot.

The loop takes off from a right back outside edge, but the left leg generally stays in front and there is no toe assist. The skater springs up into the air from their right foot - this is the only jump that is truly taken off and landed on the same foot, which is why it has a lot of hip problems attributed to it.

The flip takes off from a left back inside edge, with the right toe pick tapping in to assist. These are usually entered from a Mohawk or a three-turn, but other entries can vary.

The Lutz takes off from a left back outside edge, with the right toe pick tapping in to assist. This jump is the hardest of the backwards-takeoff jumps because it involves counter-rotation of the upper body. You are jumping against the direction the edge is taking you.

The Axel takes off from a left forward outside edge with the right leg kicking through and no toe pick assist. The Axel is considered the most difficult jump predominantly because of the forward takeoff, which involves rolling up and jumping off your left toepick while skating forward, a dangerous maneuver! Learning to overcome the fear of hitting the toepick while skating forward is a big part of learning this jump.