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    Tuck Axel Trivia


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    Karen Magnussen kind of did a tuck axel in the sense that she did a great flying sit spin. She did a flying sit spin with a RFO take off and landed on her RBO. Since landing a jump on either foot is legal, this was technically a tuck axel without a checked landing.

    Karen Magnussen 1973 world championship long program

    BTW, I think that Karen's flying sit spin is much more impressive than Midori Ito's LFO to LBO flying sit spin.

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    I think in the really early days of the short program (perhaps up to 1976), a single axel variation was actually a required element. Perhaps some of the men chose to do tuck axel as their variation?

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    Wow!! Karen was definitely Queen of the flying sit!! Incredible height and tuck position.

    Midori's wasn't too bad, either....

    Either woman could probably have done a tuck axel easily......Wonder why they didn't bother? (Both skated before ISJ, so the points were not an issue.)

    I was searching through a lot of old videos on youtube and found some very interesting (and very cool moves) ...But no women with tuck axels....

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    I bet Gabriele Seyfert could have done one. In addition to having a great Flying Sit Spin, she had a Double Colledge

    Gabriele Seyfert 1968 Olympics - at the microphone: Eva Pawlik

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    I could just _swear_ that Doroth Hamill did tuck axels, but I'm too lazy/busy to look up the videos (and I might be wrong, which is a very unsettling thought).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    I could just _swear_ that Doroth Hamill did tuck axels, but I'm too lazy/busy to look up the videos (and I might be wrong, which is a very unsettling thought).
    She had a beautiful delayed axel. Not sure about a tuck, though.

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