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    Is It Possible That Mao Has Competition

    Denis Ten tweeted today:

    @mirai_nagasu landed couple of nice triple axels today.

    Of course, I know that the next question/comment will be, "yes, but were they fully rotated". But it is something.

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    Nice! Go Mirai!

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    I was just reminded that Mirai will not be at Worlds.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    Harness or no harness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Harness or no harness?
    I guess that we would have to ask Denis Ten who tweeted it. I wonder how Frank would feel about his doing so.

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    Frank Carroll directed Mirai to try a few 3A in a Nationals practice in Greensboro so it's not a secret that she's working on the jump. This is the time of year (beginning of the off season) to be working on the "big tricks."

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    Mirai's 2a is really big and strong, and she has worked on the 3a in the past and it looked pretty close, so this news doesn't really surprise me. I'm really excited tho and hope some videos come out soon!

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    How exciting! ANy other ladies doing it at the moment? Mao and Eliza are the only two that I know of, anyone else know of any other ladies doing it?
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    How exciting! ANy other ladies doing it at the moment? Mao and Eliza are the only two that I know of, anyone else know of any other ladies doing it?
    It has been reported that Adelina Sotnikova has been practicing triple axels. Since Tuktamisheva has not yet performed a triple axel in international competition, one could say Sotnikova is on equal footing in that regard. It will be interesting to see which one of them can accomplish this feat first.

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    Just another lady skater supposedly doing triple axels in practice.
    whatelse is new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleFish View Post
    Just another lady skater supposedly doing triple axels in practice.
    whatelse is new?
    Mother always said if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything...
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    Mother always said if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything...
    Consider the source...

    Anyway, I think it's great that Mirai and other young skaters are pushing themselves technically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayana_mnk View Post
    It has been reported that Adelina Sotnikova has been practicing triple axels. Since Tuktamisheva has not yet performed a triple axel in international competition, one could say Sotnikova is on equal footing in that regard. It will be interesting to see which one of them can accomplish this feat first.
    And even more interesting to see which of them can accomplish this, feet first .

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    when Tiffany Chin was landing the 3x in training, was she under Frank or Mr Nicks at the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Denis Ten tweeted today:

    @mirai_nagasu landed couple of nice triple axels today.

    Of course, I know that the next question/comment will be, "yes, but were they fully rotated". But it is something.
    I would love to see vids of THAT!! Thanks for the update.
    It's nice she's attempting them, but I hope she doesn't go for it in competition unless she's landing a very good percentage of them.

    Back OT-of course Mao has competition-not the least of which are Yu-Na and the most consistent, winningest skater this season-Miki Ando!

    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleFish View Post
    Just another lady skater supposedly doing triple axels in practice.
    whatelse is new?
    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Denis Ten tweeted today:

    @mirai_nagasu landed couple of nice triple axels today.

    Of course, I know that the next question/comment will be, "yes, but were they fully rotated". But it is something.
    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Denis Ten tweeted today:

    @mirai_nagasu landed couple of nice triple axels today.

    Of course, I know that the next question/comment will be, "yes, but were they fully rotated". But it is something.
    I would love to see vids of THAT!! Thanks for the update.
    It's nice she's attempting them, but I hope she doesn't go for it in competition unless she's landing a high percentage of them!

    Back OT-of course Mao has competition-not the least of which are Yu-Na and the most consistent, winningest skater this season-Miki Ando!

    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleFish View Post
    Just another lady skater supposedly doing triple axels in practice.
    whatelse is new?
    Party pooper!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    Mother always said if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything...
    Well put. Nevermind the wet blankets at the party.There's always at least one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Harness or no harness?
    Doubting Tomasina!

    Thank you for the update Denis Ten! I just love it when inside info gets out She's not going to Worlds anyhow!

    Go Mirai!!
    Last edited by Sasha'sSpins; 03-31-2011 at 06:23 AM.

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    I don't think anyone needs to hyperventilate over the (intentionally, I think) coy title. It's a playful bait-and-switch that brings in eyeballs .

    The OP's meaning is: who among current ladies might join Mao in actually landing a triple axel in competition?

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    3A in ladies' events:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=29SMYaEwGyM

    Midori's is still the best.

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    Mao's air position is the best, in my opinion. She's up and BAM! Her feet are VERY neatly together the whole jump. Probably one reason she can rotate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    3A in ladies' events:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=29SMYaEwGyM

    Midori's is still the best.
    Midori is the queen! The height on her 3a and the distance it covers is incredible. It looks so easy for her, what a skater she was!

    I really like Tonyas kind of straight entrance, and her height is also fab, sometimes she's a bit off in the air, but lands nicely.

    The good-ole-technique is still the best!

    Maos position in the air is to die for, gorgeous, but I'm not such a fan of her take off, she "sits down" too much. but those clips of a really tiny, young Mao....awwww! love her

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