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Knuckle lift: An overhead lift. The partners skate facing each other, with the lifting partner skating backwards. They clasp hands and the lifted partner is raised over the lifting partner's head. In the air, the lifted partner maintains an arched back with the legs extended back and split in a "V" position supported only by the lifting partner's knuckles (i.e., the lifted partner's hands are free).

Knee slide: Any maneuver in which the skater(s) slide on one or both knees without the skate blades being in contact with the ice.

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