For those of you who know figure skating history, Vern Taylor was the first man to land a triple axel in 1978. I don't think I've seen it mentioned before, but what I find amazing is not that he landed a triple axel in a forward spin position, as well as his other triple jumps. For those of you who don't know, skaters who do multiple revolution jumps attain a back spin position in the air, e.g. a skater will typically have their free leg wrapped around as if they were spinning on the landing leg and then unfurl the free leg as they land. This comes into play when many coaches instruct students progressing from single jumps to land in a backspin as practice when working on their axel/doubles. Vern Taylor on the other hand, would bend and tuck his landing leg behind his extended free leg in midair and then would kick his free leg up a split second before he landed and then swing it back out behind him when he touched down. I'm not familiar with skaters before the 1990s, but were there other skaters that did jumps in the forward spin position? He's the only world-class skater I've seen with this technique.