I am a big fan of jumps, (absolutely LOVE the quads)!!! However.... With all the emphasis on multi-rotations, skating seems to be "loosing" some difficult and beautiful jumps from the past because they aren't worth any points: Open axel, Delayed axel, Tuck axel, Inside axel, One-foot axel, etc.
Walleys are occasionally seen, but many skaters usually don't consider the wasted energy worth it since they only count towards artistic and aren't given any points (no matter how well done) in their own right. The same goes for "show jumps" like Russian Splits, Split Falling Leafs, Split Jumps, Hitch Kicks etc.
Not sure what to suggest. Obviously, they are not as difficult as triples or quads, (and so shouldn't be given that kind of credit).... But I haven't seen a "Robin Cousins" Type Delayed Axel since....Well, Robin Cousins. Same for the Tuck Axel. (I think Josef Sebachek still preforms one in his show routines). I have seen Jennifer Robinson do the one-foot axel in her show routines.
I just wonder if there is any way to "save" these jumps since they seem to be fading away in the face of the "bigger" jumps like the triples and quads. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the triples and quads, too.....But I love ALL jumps and it seems some of the really cool ones are fading away...