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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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I found some nice combos online, good for beginners. Here's an old one that I like.
I was wondering... the Triangle looks nice. Can anyone break it down? Also, X Sun? Is that the same as Reverse Sun, it's something I've never tried. Can anyone break that down into components, or should I just try it?

Here's another one I'm trying, but I can't do Jumping X yet, so I'll replace it with a regular X. Any advice on jumping X?

It's hard going out in this weather. Today I almost got blown away from icy wind. Cones won't stay in place so I'm just using the dots I spray painted on the ground this summer. Thanks
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Old January 5th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #2
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Triangle looks to be more or less a variant of reverse sun, except the transition is slightly different so you continue pivoting on your right toe/skate while your left foot circles around the cone.

X-Sun looks like it's basically an x-jump transitioning into a reverse sun.

The way I've always taught/practiced sun and reverse sun is to alternate them so you don't get dizzy. Conveniently, there's now a video on youtube demonstrating exactly that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekVZttIlm8Y

To learn jumping X, it's usually best to just practice X more. Properly done it isn't a series of jumps, but the same path as X except with a slight hop instead of a pivot when the skates turn.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Oh, look, this is acutally really helpful, it's the only thing I could find for the triangle. I kind of like it.


Still couldn't find any X Sun videos, but looks like I should definitely learn the Reverse Sun. Thanks for the non-dizzy version.

Once I figure out what thier feet are actually doing it's not so bad. I miss the summer days in the park with skaters drawing chalk marks to follow.
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