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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    Can you post what exactly he said? That does not really matter, I am just curious.
    I don't know if you are asking me or lala, but the link lala put to the Europeans small medal ceremony is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-6WJ6O0wB8

    A rough transcript of the section in question (from around 9min40) is:

    Question: Is it possible to do a quad Axel?

    Evgeni Pluschenko: Yes, in the future, yes, for sure. I know one guy, uh, who almost made it, the quad axel. So in the future yes.

    Q: Have you tried it?

    EP: [nods] I tried it.

    [audience laughs]

    EP: [shrugs his shoulders, smiles] It's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I don't know if you are asking me or lala, but the link lala put to the Europeans small medal ceremony is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-6WJ6O0wB8

    A rough transcript of the section in question (from around 9min40) is:

    Question: Is it possible to do a quad Axel?

    Evgeni Pluschenko: Yes, in the future, yes, for sure. I know one guy, uh, who almost made it, the quad axel. So in the future yes.

    Q: Have you tried it?

    EP: [nods] I tried it.

    [audience laughs]

    EP: [shrugs his shoulders, smiles] It's true.
    That's very vague. Besides it's very different between try and serious practice. I remember in one of his interviews, when asked who could possibly do a 4a, he mentioned a young Russian skater, Artur Dmitriev I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I don't know if you are asking me or lala, but the link lala put to the Europeans small medal ceremony is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-6WJ6O0wB8

    A rough transcript of the section in question (from around 9min40) is:

    Question: Is it possible to do a quad Axel?

    Evgeni Pluschenko: Yes, in the future, yes, for sure. I know one guy, uh, who almost made it, the quad axel. So in the future yes.

    Q: Have you tried it?

    EP: [nods] I tried it.

    [audience laughs]

    EP: [shrugs his shoulders, smiles] It's true.
    So far, obviously it's very clear he practiced 4S and 4lz, but not 4F and 4A

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Plushenko said 4A is possible.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-6WJ6O0wB8
    Of course nothing is impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    That's very vague. Besides it's very different between try and serious practice. I remember in one of his interviews, when asked who could possibly do a 4a, he mentioned a young Russian skater, Artur Dmitriev I think.
    But what you were arguing was he never tried:

    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    Plushenko said he never tried a 4A in one of his interviews. Some rumors spreaded by his fans said he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyre View Post
    But what you were arguing was he never tried:
    That's my mistake, obviously here I mean serious try. I know it's confusing

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    Of course nothing is impossible.
    Plushenko thinks the quintuple is impossible. , but the 4A is possible
    Last edited by lala; 11-14-2012 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Plushenko thinks the pintuple is impossible. , but the 4A is possible
    That's his opinion, interesting. But some people think a 4A is more impossible than a quintuplet T. It would be interesting to see how the jumps go after 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I remember reading somewhere that both Yagudin and Pluschenko attempted a few in practice.
    All I know from Yagudin's interviews is that he attempted the 4A just once in practice and that he chose to give up on further attempts because he almost broke his neck on the landing. And I also recall Plushenko a couple years ago saying he never tried the 4A but felt it was such a hard jump that whoever would be able to stay on one foot on the landing would probably need like 20 seconds to pull themselves back together afterwards before ever continuing with the program.
    Last edited by VarBar; 11-14-2012 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VarBar View Post
    All I know from Yagudin's interviews is that he attempted the 4A just once in practice and that he chose to gave up on further attempts because he almost broke his neck on the landing. And I also recall Plushenko a couple years ago saying he never tried the 4A but felt it was such a hard jump that whoever would be able to stay on one foot on the landing would probably need like 20 seconds to pull themselves back together afterwards before ever continuing with the program.
    From Alexei Mishin's interview, he did mention a couple of times that he taught Yagudin to do a 4A very seriously, and the results were pretty good. So Yagudin was the one did practiced 4A but only when he was still a teenager I think. Alexei Mishin was very ambitious, the technique for the 4T was not very mature yet by that time. Makes me feel Yagudin left Mishin was really a good thing.
    Last edited by unicorn; 11-14-2012 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    That's his opinion, interesting. But some people think a 4A is more impossible than a quintuplet T. It would be interesting to see how the jumps go after 10 years.
    I forgot who is the young Japanese( Machida?) skater who tried 4T+4T, I saw the video on Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    From Alexei Mishin's interview, he did mention a couple of times that he taught Yagudin to do a 4A very seriously, and the results were pretty good. So Yagudin was the one did practiced 4A but only when he was still a teenager I think. Alexei Mishin was very ambitious, the technique for the 4T was not very mature yet by that time. Makes me feel Yagudin left Mishin was really a good thing.
    Why?

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    "Possible" and wise/advisable, are two very different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Why?
    I am not very clear what you are asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    I forgot who is the young Japanese( Machida?) skater who tried 4T+4T, I saw the video on Tube.
    Do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    I forgot who is the young Japanese( Machida?) skater who tried 4T+4T, I saw the video on Tube.
    It was Mura, but he was short by half a rotation if I remember correctly.

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    Not only do I want to see LOTS of quad axels, but I want to see kneebones splurt out of a guy's body, right through their costume! That would be AWESOME!!!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathil View Post
    It was Mura, but he was short by half a rotation if I remember correctly.
    Here's Takahito Mura's 4T+4T attempt in practice shown in a Japanese TV broadcast of his SP at Chubu Regionals last month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWGfVxUhhLs
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    History has proven that in sport ANYTHING is possible. Especially with advances in training and equipment as the years progress. It make take a better kind of skate boot/blade but SOMEONE is going to do a Quad Axel.

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