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How to Do Back Crossovers or Cutbacks on Ice Skates

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How to Do Back Crossovers or Cutbacks on Ice Skates - Step Four
Begin to complete the crossover by using the front skate to create a complete cross.

Begin to complete the crossover by using the front skate to create a complete cross.

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Begin to complete the crossover by using the front skate to create a complete cross. Some power should be gained as this occurs.

  • Note: The back crossovers done by advanced figure skaters are sometimes called "cutbacks." Both blades are left on the ice in order to gain speed. Beginners are sometimes first taught to lift the foot up and over to make the back crossover. This tutorial teaches the more advanced "cutback" method.

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