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Butterfly Jump

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What Is The Definition Of A Butterfly Jump In Figure Skating?

1. The butterfly jump is a spin/jump performed in figure skating where the skater does a flying spin that requires a two-foot takeoff. The skater’s body must be in a nearly horizontal position as the free leg makes a wide, powerful rotation swing upwards, in order to be higher than the upper part of the body. The legs nearly resemble a scissors motion.

This is a very common spin/jump that is done in competitions.

Examples Of How Butterfly Jump Is Used In Commentary

1. Kwan rounds the ice, crossing over, gains some speed and immediately jumps into butterfly, before finishing off with a camel spin.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Figure Skating

Also Known As:

1. Butterfly spin

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