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Triple Butz
05-14-2012, 04:42 AM
Jeremy Abbott should be in this poll, more so than Joubert, IMO.


ITA
Love Joubert, but he has no business being compared to the other men on that list when it comes to 3A's.

Jenna
05-14-2012, 04:55 AM
I actually think Weir has a gorgeous 3A. Not a ton of height, but beautiful air position and lovely flow out.

Kelleys6th
05-14-2012, 05:46 AM
When I first saw this, Ilia confirmed the best triple axel is his!

"Triple axel... on the floor... it's unbelieveable! I've never seen anybody do a triple axel on the floor and he over-rotates it! Hello...... this guy's gonna go places. Anywhere he wants to go." Scott Hamilton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_NmZyyo9w&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL205C73BA678A5AFE

:cat:

misskarne
05-14-2012, 06:06 AM
When I first saw this, Ilia confirmed the best triple axel is his!

"Triple axel... on the floor... it's unbelieveable! I've never seen anybody do a triple axel on the floor and he over-rotates it! Hello...... this guy's gonna go places. Anywhere he wants to go." Scott Hamilton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_NmZyyo9w&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL205C73BA678A5AFE

:cat:

There's a book which I read not that long ago that had interviews with different skaters in it, and in his Ilia admitted he had landed a quad axel on the floor. :eek:

pinky166
05-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Denis Ten also has a beautiful, large, and textbook 3a when he lands it cleanly. His technique is so pure.

Agree about Joubert, his quads are his forte. He's pretty consistent with the 3a, but it's not particularly nice IMO, he always seems to muscle that jump, and it never looks effortless.

Lots of junior men coming up have beautiful 3a - Yan, Farris, Kovtun, Tanaka, and Hino to name a few. I was very impressed at the JGPF, how strong the 3a from these men were, oddly enough the skater without a 3a ended up winning, but anyways.

briancoogaert
05-14-2012, 09:05 PM
I actually think Weir has a gorgeous 3A. Not a ton of height, but beautiful air position and lovely flow out.
The weird thing is that the first time I watched Johnny was at 2001 Trophee Lalique. And the french commentator (IIRC, it was Annick Dumont) said he was still too young and had no power into this jump. In fact, his 3Axel was already the same. And I liked it.

judgejudy27
05-14-2012, 10:11 PM
This is one of the hardest polls ever. There are so many worthy options, I would have had a hard time even narrowing down the poll choices, let alone picking a winner. I think considering the era Boitano might have had the best solo triple axel, but I voted for Petrenko just because he was regularly doing the triple axel-triple toe when almost nobody was attempting it.

Katarzyna
05-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Didn't Aleksander Abt had a beauty too. Or am I being bias? :P
I loved his one too, very light and airy. Here are two clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crdeP2oMqCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unuYqgUR0tQ&feature=relmfu

The height of the last one in particular is :wideeyes:


Petrenko's was lovely when he got it. There is a program - and no don't ask me which one, I don't remember - where he does it and the commentators start shrieking (I think it was Scott Hamilton) that he went half the rink. Oh, and to the moon. That was hilarious. I'll have to see if I can find it again.
I couldn't find this one online, but here are a few clips with Petrenko's Axels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCLtneR1t1o&feature=related - Slow motion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KGCNGsKxmE&feature=related - SP at OG in 1992
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ri8VJc-zA&feature=related

The last link is his Free at 1991 Worlds and he was doing his 2nd triple axel in the last minute of his programme. BTW - I still today think he should have won Worlds that year. :mad:

Loved his axel - he was really motoring into it with that much speed and power and the jump was a monster still he manged to land it kind of soft. :respec:


There's a book which I read not that long ago that had interviews with different skaters in it, and in his Ilia admitted he had landed a quad axel on the floor. :eek:
I think now Iím happy that Ilia Kulik finished his career so early. He might have jumped himself into an early grave otherwise. :eek:

Aussie Willy
05-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Petrenko really had the most beautiful landing positions - so elegant and beautiful line.

topaz
05-15-2012, 04:12 AM
1. Kulik
2. Petrenko
3 Weir/Joubert

Jouber 2004 LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PXy-qmNnic)

briancoogaert
05-15-2012, 08:49 AM
IMO, Joubert doesn't have a good 3Axel. He does it the way Tara Lipinski did her 2Axel. He has no height and does it by rotating fastly.

ciocio
05-15-2012, 09:42 AM
Kulik, Kulik, Kulik, Kulik...ooopppss, I picked 4!:lol:
Kulik had an amazing 3A. Petrenko & Plushenko too.
I'm a not a fan of Yagudin or Joubert's 3A.

skatesindreams
05-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Consistently - and for the longest time - Brian Boitano.

pinky166
05-15-2012, 08:22 PM
Evan Lysacek and Adam Rippon :EVILLE:

Susan M
05-16-2012, 12:08 AM
Yeah, but eveybody knows he was smoking crack when he said it... :D
Well, maybe not crack, but surely typical announcer hyberbole. Besides, in 1990, there wasn't much basis for comparison. A lot of the guys in this poll weren't even skating seniors then.