The skater first bends the skating knee as he or she enters the jump from a forward outside edge, then kicks forward with the free leg and arms and springs into the air. Three and a half revolutions are completed in the air. Like all the jumps seen at Olympic figure skating competitions, the jump is landed on a back outside edge.
2. Triple Lutz Jump
A triple Lutz must be taken off from a back outside edge, and staying on that back outside edge can be very difficult. If a skater allows the blade to change to an inside edge, the jump does not receive full credit.
3. Triple Flip JumpA triple flip jump is similar to the triple Lutz jump except that the skater first glides backward on a back inside edge as he or she enters the jump, picks with the other skate, jumps three full revolutions in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the foot that picked. A triple flip does not receive as much credit as a triple Lutz. Much of the time, a skater will enter a triple flip jump by first doing a mohawk or three turn.
4. Triple Loop JumpIn a triple loop jump, the skater takes off from a back outside edge, jumps three full revolutions in the air, and lands backward on the same back outside edge from which he or she took off of. The triple loop is almost as difficult as a triple flip jump, but not quite as difficult.
5. Triple Toe Loop
A triple toe loop jump is done with a toe assist like the triple flip jump. The skater skates backward on an outside edge, and picks with the other toe, then jumps three revolutions in the air.
Much of the time, the skater will first enter the jump from either a forward inside three turn or do a forward outside three turn and then quickly change feet to a back outside edge just before picking. Like all the triple jumps performed in Olympic figure skating, the landing is on the back outside edge.
The triple toe loop's take off is from a back outside edge, not a back inside edge like the triple flip. Toe loops are easier than flips, so the jump receives less points.
6. Triple Salchow
A triple Salchow's take off is from the back inside edge of one foot and the landing is done on the back outside edge of the other foot. Three revolutions are done in the air.
The triple Salchow is usually done from a forward outside three turn. After the three turn, the skater stops momentarily with the free foot extended behind, then swings the free leg forward and around with a wide scooping motion. Then, the skater jumps in the air and lands backwards on the foot and leg that did the scooping motion. Sometimes, the salchow is entered from a forward inside mohawk instead of a three turn.