Best 3-3 jump combinations (Pick THREE) by a lady

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What were the best THREE 3-3 jump combination(s) by a lady

Poll closed Sep 7, 2012.
  1. Midori Ito (3t3t, 3L3t)

    56 vote(s)
    55.4%
  2. Kristi Yamaguchi (3L3t)

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. Miki Ando (3L3R, 3f3R)

    22 vote(s)
    21.8%
  4. Tara Lipinski (3R3R, 3S3R)

    19 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. Irina Slutskaya (3L3R, 3S3R)

    21 vote(s)
    20.8%
  6. Michelle Kwan (3t3t)

    10 vote(s)
    9.9%
  7. Sarah Hughes (3t3R)

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  8. Tonya Harding (3t3t, 3R3t)

    11 vote(s)
    10.9%
  9. Carolina Kostner (3t3t, 3f3t)

    29 vote(s)
    28.7%
  10. Mao Asada (3f3R)

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  11. Surya Bonaly (3S3t, 3L3t, 3t-0.5R-3S)

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
  12. Other

    31 vote(s)
    30.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    What were the best THREE 3-3 combinations by a lady skater?

    (Pick three skaters from the list; some are/were doing more than one type of 3-3 combination- you may use either one or both to decide)
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  2. EricRohmer

    EricRohmer New Member

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    Where is Yuna?
  3. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Kristi Yamaguchi, the first with a 3Lutz/3Toe at the Olympics, such a good memory.
    Tara Lipinski because her 3Loop/3Loop has always impressed me.
    And Carolina Kostner because of her clean and big 3/3 and her 10 years of 3/3 at Euros and Worlds !
  4. naan

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    I think she has one of the best 3-3 combinations. Speed, power, distance,.. and it's so beautiful!
    So, I voted for other! ;)
  5. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    How come Yuna's money-makers, 3f3t and 3lz3t, didn't make the list? Seriously?
  6. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    Just agreeing with everyone else that yuna should be on this list... This was a hard vote as i wanted to pick 4. I chose Midori ito, Carolina Kostner, Kristi yamaguchi and tara lipinski
  7. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    When did Tonya do a 3Loop-3Toe?
  8. Taso

    Taso Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering the same? I'm sure she could have done it with ease, but I don't recall seeing it
  9. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

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    Again, where is YuNa?
    This is sort of like a spiral poll without MK, and Beillman poll without Denise, a spin poll without Lucinda Ruh :lol:

    Hers is one of the few difficult 3-3s that would get consistently get ratified with big GOE under the strictest judges' eyes, and she did them all the time, including the SPs. You'd see a competition where lady after lady would be trying these small, underottated, squeeked out , fallen out, two-footed or splatted 3-3s. Then it came YuNa's turn and she'd land the humongous combo with height, distance , speed, she truly dominated the 3-3.
  10. robinhood

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    Yuna is the queen of triples-triples...I doubt we will see ladies with such combos for a long time (perhaps Gold, but hers don't have the fabulous speed going in)
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    And the most productive way of using my precious 5 minutes.
  12. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Spin Alissa Spin!!!

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    Was Yuna deliberately left off? ...Konspiracy!!! :mitchell:
  13. personwhoishere

    personwhoishere Well-Known Member

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    I immediately thought of Yu-Na Kim when I saw the title, very surprised she's not one of the options. I'm not even a fan but her 3-3 combos are fantastic. Kostner has a fantastic 3flip/3toe when she does it, so from the options listed, my vote would be for her.
  14. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Mao also did 3R 3T

    But my vote goes to Yuna and Tuktamisheva (who I think should have been included)
  15. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    When she was younger, Mao was doing 3F3R3T, 3Z3R, 3R3R (in exhibitions) and 3F3T. I have never seen her go for a 3R3T, though.

    And how can you have this poll without Yuna?
  16. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    Midori and Michelle for their 3T/3T, which were beautiful from entry to exit ... Plus Irina for the 3Lz/3Lp, which is the best quality of that very difficult combination. If I could have voted for 4, then I would have added Miki since her jumps were so big.

    I prefer big jumps, but Harding could have been better in 3/3s. I actually would give it to Kostner over Harding in 3/3s, although I think Harding was a better jumper, in general.

    Yamaguchi, Lipinsky, and Asada's jumps seemed smallish, relatively.

    ... then Hughes and Bonaly.
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  17. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Oops meant 3F 3T
  18. RunnersHigh

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    Come on, Vash01 did that on purpose.

    If Yuna is on the list, it's INSIPIDNESS. :lol:

    I selected Midori, Tara and Tonya.
  19. DORISPULASKI

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    Midori, Carolina, Tonya.

    No Kristi-she did little nimminy pimminy tiny rotator jumps.

    But Yu Na should be in here!
  20. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    I think Miki's 3z/3r is without a doubt the best that element has been done by any lady. Irina's lutz edge always went neutral and she only landed it "cleanly" three times that I'm aware of: 99/00 GPF, 01 Russian Nationals, 05 Worlds. Of the three, 2005 Worlds was the closest, and even though the panel gave her credit, it looks like more of a 1/4 turn cheat to me. Miki often cheated the loop as well, but when she hit it at her best, she could fully rotate it.

    I consider Harding to be pretty much the best jumper ever, but am surprised anyone would vote for her in this poll. She only landed a 3/3 twice (91 Nationals-3t3t- and 88 Nationals-3r3t) and both had weak landings based on reports I've heard. ETA: There is no video footage of her long program at 88 Nationals but does anyone know if she beat Kadavy in the LP? I can't imagine her skating worse than Kadavy who was a total train wreck that year.
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  21. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    The 2nd 3T on Tonya's 3T/3T was clean but muscled in a way I think only Stojko could have pulled off. I admire it but do not find in pleasing in the context of a program ... If the cuts to Wild Thing count as part of a program.
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  22. doubleflutz

    doubleflutz New Member

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    The poll options are silly. The three individual best 3-3s of all time are Midori's 3A-3T, Yuna's 3LZ-3T, and either Liza T.'s 3LZ-3T or Miki's 3LZ-3LO.
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  24. pinky166

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    Yuna, Liza, Christina...none of who are on the list! Lol
  25. ali_dorate

    ali_dorate New Member

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    Oh, OK. ;) In that case, I go for Midori, Caro and Tara.
    Still Yuna is the best for me.
  26. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Big miss on my part.
  27. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Midori never landed a 3A3t in a competition.

    Miki's 3L-3R (same as 3LZ-3LO in your post) IS on the list. Read it again. You sound silly.

    Yu na was the only one I really missed.

    I was not going to include skaters like Liza (though I love her) who have not yet competed at senior worlds. There are just 12 options.
  28. SkateBlades17

    SkateBlades17 New Member

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    I agree that Yuna should be on the poll. I do love Tara's triple loop, triple loop, such fast rotation. And Irina's Triple Lutz, Triple Loop is pretty impressive.
  29. giselle23

    giselle23 Active Member

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    The best three are Yu Na, Yu Na and Yu Na.