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antmanb
05-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Agree with Zagarodnuik having the best triple axel in the business.

I was surprised not to see Elvis on this list as i always loved his height, rotation and super soft landings.

judiz
05-16-2012, 11:37 AM
Before Galina made him relearn all his jump technique, I would say Johnny.

soogar
05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Petrenko (http://youtu.be/QimoBJwAdbE?t=21s) by far. I mean, come on (http://youtu.be/QimoBJwAdbE?t=37s)!

That was Petrenko's money jump. I voted for him, Brian Boitano and Todd Eldredge. Yagudin's triple axel seemed labored and Plushenko's quads are more impressive than his triple axel.

Brian Boitano's jumps in person were monster.

Katarzyna
05-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Petrenko (http://youtu.be/QimoBJwAdbE?t=21s) by far. I mean, come on (http://youtu.be/QimoBJwAdbE?t=37s)!
My No. 1 as well! Here are more links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XpHGw1q5ww - WC 1990 LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X75YUcjZAE&feature=relmfu - 1989 NHK LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Jw81aAFGU&feature=related - OG 1998 SP.

In the last performance linked he does a 3 Axel - 2 loop combo and not the usual toeloop as a 2nd jump. :)

Susan M
05-18-2012, 09:43 PM
In the last performance linked he does a 3 Axel - 2 loop combo and not the usual toeloop as a 2nd jump. :)
In 1988, the SP combination jump could not include two triples, so the best guys were all doing 3A-2Loop. (Even before points, everyone knew the 2 loop was worth more in the judges eyes than 2 toe.)

I loved the mens SP from that Olympics. Orser & Boitano also did gorgeous 3A-2Lo combos.

Katarzyna
05-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Evan Lysacek and Adam Rippon :EVILLE:Add Stephane Lambiel, KvP, Petr Barna :EVILLE::P

In 1988, the SP combination jump could not include two triples, so the best guys were all doing 3A-2Loop. (Even before points, everyone knew the 2 loop was worth more in the judges eyes than 2 toe.)
Thank you for the info! I didn't know about it, as I just started watching FS in 1989 (well, at least it's the first year when I remember actively watching it when being a little girl ;)).
When I found that programme I was actually surprized as to me the loop didn't seem to be Petrenko's favourite jump. Very interesting to learn how the technical level developed over the years. :)


I loved the mens SP from that Olympics. Orser & Boitano also did gorgeous 3A-2Lo combos.
I love skaters doing different combos than only toeloops and I in particular like if they do loop jumps. Pitty that no one did go for 3 Axel-3 loop in major international competition except Alexander Abt in 1998/99:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLoMPgvNP24&feature=related

I remember Yagudin doing 3-Axel - half loop - 3 Salchow at Euros in 2002 (however, not sure if intentionally as he had to change his jump content to certain extent ;)) and Plushenko 3-Axel - half loop - 3 Flip at 2002 OG. Will link these ones later on to add a "best triple axel - combos" category to this thread.

Katarzyna
05-21-2012, 06:05 AM
Here are the promised links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRqGWLz44fM - Yagudin, EC 2002 LP, 3 Axel - half loop - 3 Sal (3rd minute of the clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5uGmdiEX-w - Plushenko, OG 2002 LP, 3 Axel - half loop - 3 Flip (beginning of 2nd minute of the programme)

essence_of_soy
05-21-2012, 06:31 AM
I like Petrenko's triple axel, but Boitano's really flew the width of the rink..

But because Victor used that same godawful free program three years running, it was enough to put me off voting for him.

arakwafan2006
05-21-2012, 06:43 AM
delete

essence_of_soy
05-21-2012, 06:46 AM
Why isnt Todd Eldridge on this list?

Todd Eldridge isn't. But Todd Eldredge is.

arakwafan2006
05-21-2012, 06:51 AM
:D
Todd Eldridge isn't. But Todd Eldredge is.

well... next time... maybe i'll read closer. :D

Katarzyna
05-22-2012, 10:32 PM
But because Victor used that same godawful free program three years running, it was enough to put me off voting for him.
I looooved that free programme, but as much as I loved this programme and as much as I adored Victor Petrenko I too found it annoying that he skated the same programme for such a long time. :o

Actually I think there should be some official restrictions, e.g. skaters must not skate the same programme for more than two seasons if they skate it at major ISU Championships and it's no format, where you have to skate two free programmes. If I'll e.g. ever see Matrix again, I'll :scream:

luna_skater
05-22-2012, 11:01 PM
Vaughn Chipeur had an excellent 3A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uHDwm4fTig&feature=player_detailpage#t=57s

Willowway
05-24-2012, 02:49 AM
His Triple Axelness, Mr. Kulik, is 35 today. I hope it's a wonderful day.

midori
05-24-2012, 03:32 AM
Voted 3, including the "other" as Hanyu, for his 3A-3A and 4T-3A sequences. Like a 3A or a quad is just a part of transition before 3A for him. :lol: