1. Some manage to flutz and lip.
2. Some who do flutz or lip do so only on occasion.
3. Some flutz or lip more markedly than others.
4. Some top skaters (such as Kostner, at the moment) don't attempt one or the other of the two jumps for one reason or another.
5. At some point, there most likely are going to be top ladies who cab consistently land both a true lutz and a true flip.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2w3aqnd.png. The original topic is here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77543).
Vagabond - As for Mao or Ashley beating Carolina, a lot of people will say that her jump content shouldn't be winning a World title. I will wait to see how everyone skates, would personally like to see those 3 on the podium in any order.
Novice Men's champ Vincent Zhou is a year younger than Nathan Chen, so he isn't eligible for the JGP next season.
I know that's a hypothetical question, but it is a reasonable one to ask.
(In actuality, Wagner's technical content at 4CC's, leaving aside the [f]lutz, was slightly more difficult than Kostner's was at Euros.)
Posted on the Facebook page of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) today:
Congratulations to the winners of the EDI Awards for Best Performance at the 2012 U.S. Championships in San Jose, CA:
Ladies - Agnes Zawadzki - SP
Agnes? Now that's an interesting choice.
Who got the men's award?
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.
^Lu Chen? Kerrigan? Baiul? Bonaly?
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Not to mention Gracie Gold, who has not only done both clean lutz & flip, but 3lz3t and 3F3t at least twice this season.
And, lest we forget, Rachael Flatt managed a clean 3Lz and a clean 3F combination at Nationals.
So it is not impossible for US ladies to do jumps off correct edges.
Rachael, of course, is done for the season, but Gracie still has Junior Worlds.
And, again, not to mention Tonya Harding and Kristi Yamaguchi.
^ not unless Wagner and/or Czisny pulls out