Brian love the axel jump. Brian thinks the most important part of every jump is the preparation. Form and tension in your shoulder blades is helpful and Brian stresses not putting the brakes on going in. Also he likes for you to look in the direction your going. You will then go through the proper way to prepare for your axel.
This will create great jumping because you are settled and not floating on top of the ice.In this 4 minute 8 second lesson Brian talks about being anchored and being ready to jump. Brian also talks about some dangers that can happen on your take off.