One 'move' that's been talked around a lot of late is what some call the Jaako Turn, some call it the Ketschkers Turn, some a Top Turn. The subject came up this past weekend when I was at an agility trial and was asked if I knew what the turn was. So I said I'd share what info I knew, or had found about it, on my blog.
This 'move' has been around a while in Europe, although you don't see it much here in the US. I've seen it in various forms since I started blogging about agility. Some may classify it, if needed, as a 'backy-uppy' followed immediately by a blind cross. Here are a couple of examples:
I've seen a few instances of folks using it here in the US. One was Daisy Peel at the USDAA Nationals in 2009. Here's the vid, the 'move' is at the end of the run.
You can also see it in this vid, with Little Jackie at a Silas Boogk seminar. The 'move' is throughout the video in various forms, but the most noticeable is at about the 1:56 point in the video.
And here as a Top Turn.
In this final vid, you can see it in this great run at 2010 FCI, thanks to Agility Vision. It's at the :51 point in the video. Also check out that pre-q'd blind cross after the chute.
So what do you think?