toe loop

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toe loop

n.
A jump in figure skating in which the skater, moving backwards, takes off from the back outer edge of one skate, makes a full spin in the air, and lands on the back outer edge of the same skate.

toe′ loop`


n.
a figure-skating jump in which the skater takes off from the back outer edge of one skate, makes one full rotation in the air, and lands on the back outer edge of the same skate.
[1960–65]
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Samia's ditched her fella and is enjoying double toe loops with her improbably named French partner.
Such bravado would be surprising in any other 36-year-old mum of two with just nine weeks' experience of camel spins, toe loops and hip lifts.
But a lot of us still do a bunch of different triples - not necessarily triple axels but other triples." Triple salcows, triple flips, triple toe loops, triple Lutzes and even a few triple loops are likely to send skaters airborne at the DCU show.
But although the stage may be smaller than an arena, the ice skaters will still be working their magic and entertaining the audiences with triple flips, triple toe loops, double axels, death spirals, camel spins, triple throw axels and lifts galore as part of their unique style of theatre on ice.
The only way this ballet works at all on ice is when the solo numbers are concentrated upon to produce a certain effect which relies upon triple salkos, spins, toe loops and so on.
Davies has turned into a minority sports nerd - an asset in Olympic year with windsurfing and the badminton mixed doubles to look forward to - and here in Nice you can marvel at him spotting the difference between toe loops and salsas and Robin Cousins and Sue Barker.
The foot pedals with toe loops replace the handgrips for leg exercise.