Tuesday, July 20

Can you clarify what is meant by a "scratchy landing"? Is it meant literally - the blade scratches across the ice - or does it connote something more?

It just is a term usually used meaning that there isn't a smooth, backwards outside edge coming out of the jump. Sometimes skaters land on the flat of their blades or under-rotate the jump, and to fix it, they have to adjust the landing skate after it is already on the ice-- causing a scratchiness by trying to adjust themselves from an awkward, off-weight position to the correct position. Hope that helps!

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