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Best Triple Axel by a male skater (Pick 3)

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, May 11, 2012.

Which THREE male skaters do the best triple axel?

Poll closed Sep 8, 2012.
  1. Evgeni Plushenko

    55 vote(s)
    22.6%
  2. Alexei Yagudin

    80 vote(s)
    32.9%
  3. Ilia Kulik

    138 vote(s)
    56.8%
  4. Alexei Urmanov

    25 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. Viktor Petrenko

    57 vote(s)
    23.5%
  6. Brian Boitano

    31 vote(s)
    12.8%
  7. Brian Orser

    34 vote(s)
    14.0%
  8. Todd Eldredge

    28 vote(s)
    11.5%
  9. Johnny Weir

    42 vote(s)
    17.3%
  10. Brian Joubert

    13 vote(s)
    5.3%
  11. Kurt Browning

    21 vote(s)
    8.6%
  12. Other

    49 vote(s)
    20.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    Which THREE singles male skaters do the best triple axel?
     
  2. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    Weir's axel always looked odd to me. The way he lifts his head makes it look like it's very hard work. Yags axel like his other jumps, while big, wasn't the most graceful looking and he tended to land very hard. Voted for Petrenko and Kulik.
    And Matt Savoie for all those incredible entries that no one else is capable of! :respec:
     
  3. theshrew

    theshrew Active Member

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    Kulik and Lindemann (and now Gachinski) also executed 3A out of spread eagle and their 3A-s were much, much better than Savoie's who had difficult entries but very ugly jumps.
     
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    I always thought Viacheslav Zagorodniuk had one of the biggest 3axels. His height and ice coverage were amazing.

    Here is a good one at the 40 second mark of the clip

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WaddfT_JcQ
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  5. DaiKozOda

    DaiKozOda Active Member

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    Plushenko, Kulik and Yagudin.
     
  6. UDelpairs2012

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    ratatouille New Member

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  9. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    If this poll was not limited to men, I would have placed Midori Ito on it.:)
     
  10. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    i'm SOOOOOOOOOO shocked not to see Stephane Lambiel and Adam Rippon on this list! :lol::lol::lol: (Considering the rest of their skating, the heck with the 3A!)
     
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  11. Triple Butz

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  12. icellist

    icellist Active Member

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    yuzuru hanyu with his 3A-3A sequence
     
  13. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    I find Kozuka's 3 A smooth as butter
    Kulik's was amazing and yeah...Midori should me in the list (of best 3axel)
     
  14. briancoogaert

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  15. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck

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    Brezina, Hanyu, and Song

    Then from juniors, Han Yan, Joshua Farris, and Keiji Tanaka all have very nice, strong 3a jumps, better than most of the seniors now that I think about it.
     
  16. Kasey

    Kasey Radiating rainbows!

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    He may not have had much else going for him all the time, but Griazev always had a fantastic 3A
     
  17. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    How was Savoie's 3axel ugly? :confused: It flew.
    Back to back spread eagle entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w872zjNfzY#t=2m50s
    Hydroblad entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zsYqfw-pg#t=2m55s
    Another entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBL9Z-SZIc#t=3m05s

    Lindemann and Gachinski's axels are not better than Savoie's. Gachinski's spread eagle entry does not come close in quality or sureness IMO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ywEbhH8_Y#t=1m44s
    Besdies, they've got height but not a lot of distance. Matt's is a lot more textbook IMO.
     
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  18. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    Hanyu almost always lands his 3a on a slight inside edge or flat and flips over very quickly. For me, it breaks the flow just enough that I don't consider it a great jump. Still a very good jump, though.
     
  19. casken

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    1. Petrenko
    2. Urmanov
    3. Kulik

    Petrenko's at their best were just breath taking.
     
  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    Are you kidding? Lambiel always struggled with the 3A. He even took it out of his SP because he often fell on it.

    Adam's 3A- I don't see anything extraordinary in it.
     
  21. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

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    A lifetime supply of soup says "yes".
     
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  22. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    Petrenko's triple axel, when watched live, was very powerful and he did it with ease. He seemed more comfortable with the 3A than with any other 3 jump.

    Kulik's was light and effortless, like his other jumps. I particularly liked his 3A entrance from spread eagles.

    Urmanov never got enough credit for the wonderful skater he was. His 3A was textbook perfect.

    Plushenko has a great 3A, and probably more consistent than anyone else. I am not sure why he is getting lower votes than Yagudin's. AY did powerful 3As but they often appeared a bit labored to me. I guess the votes reflect love for Yags and hatred for Plushy, as we have seen on this board.

    In his eligible competing days, Orser's 3A was considered among the best.

    In any case, I knew it would be tough to pick just 3 skaters from this list.
     
  23. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    I'm surprised Yagudin got so many votes. He did many things well but his 3axel always looked really heavy and labored.

    But then I suppose Yags is the male Kwan and will always do well in any poll his name is in.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  24. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko's is more effortless and lighter, but I don't think it covered the same distance and therefore didn't have the same power as Yags.

    I agree that Yags is a bit overrated in the poll because his landings were usually a bit hunchy.

    I'd have them both behind Petrenko and Urmanov.
     
  25. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Not surprised to see Kulik winning this :) but SHOCKED how little votes Kurt Browning's getting. His 3axel was a monster!
     
  26. DickButtonFan

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    Yag's 3A didn't have the pretty air position, but had great power, he was so athletic so I voted for him. Plush for his air position, and Weir because I like how effortless it looks.
     
  27. ltnskater

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    Michal Brezina, hands down for me! And even objectively, Brezina's axel is better than more than half of the other poll options.
     
  28. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    Yags really didn't have great ice coverage. And I agree it looked quite laboured. Didn't have that beautiful pencil like air position that others had.
     
  29. Bournekraatzfan

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    I voted for Todd (best one in the business, imo) along with Ilia and Viktor. Tough choice, though.
     
  30. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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