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An Axel is when you jump forward into mid-air and turn one and a half rotations in the air.You land backwards on the opposite foot you took off on.

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Yes! only if you're good enough! Takes lots of practice

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Elbow, shoulder, hips, knees and ankle

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Q: What joints are used when doing an axel in figure skating?
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