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## What is a base value in figure skating?

In competitions, the base value of a single flip is 0.50; the base value of a double flip is 1.80; the base value of a triple flip is 5.50; and the base value of a quadruple flip is 11.00.

**How many points is an Axel worth?**

The Axel jump is the most studied jump in figure skating. In competitions, points are awarded based on the number of rotations completed during the jump. The base value of a single Axel is 1.10, a double Axel 3.30, a triple Axel 8.00, and a quadruple Axel 12.50.

### What is a jump sequence in figure skating?

Recognizing the Jumps A Jump Combination is performed when the 2nd jump takes off from the same edge that the previous jump landed on (in other words, there are no turns or changes of foot between jumps). If there are turns or foot changes between the jumps then the grouping of jumps is called a Jump Sequence.

**What is a Salchow in figure skating?**

The Salchow jump is an edge jump in figure skating. It was named after its inventor, Ulrich Salchow, in 1909. The Salchow is accomplished with a takeoff from the back inside edge of one foot and a landing on the back outside edge of the opposite foot.

#### How do figure skaters spin without getting dizzy?

When our head rotation triggers this automatic, repetitive eye movement, called nystagmus, we get dizzy. Skaters suppress the dizziness by learning how to counteract nystagmus with another type of eye movement, called optokinetic nystagmus.

**Has any skater done a quintuple jump?**

Hanyu’s quad axel attempt is the closest any skater has gotten to this number of revolutions in a competition; judges scored the jump as under-rotated, meaning it lasted between 4 and 4.25 revolutions.

## What type of jumps are used in Figure Skating?

All basic figure skating jumps are landed backwards. The six most common jumps can be divided into two groups: toe jumps (the toe loop, the flip, and the Lutz) and edge jumps (the Salchow, the loop, and the Axel). The Euler jump, which was known as a half loop before 2018, is an edge jump.

**Why do skaters add variations to jumps?**

Skaters add variations or unusual entries and exits to jumps to increase difficulty. Factors such as angular momentum, the moment of inertia, angular acceleration, and the skater’s center of mass determines if a jump is successfully completed. According to figure skating historian James R. Hines, jumping in figure skating is “relatively recent”.

### What is the lowest scoring edge jump in Figure Skating?

Salchow: The Salchow is the lowest-scoring edge jump, barely edging out the toe loop, with a maximum score of 10.5 points. Loop: The base value of a triple loop is 5.1 points, but the loop can earn up to 12.0 points. Axel: Axels in figure skating can earn the most points as they are the most difficult jumps in figure skating.

**What is the base point value of the Euler jump?**

The Euler has a base point value of 0.50 points, when used in combination between two listed jumps, and also becomes a listed jump. The toe loop jump is the simplest jump in figure skating.