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    Worst "waxels" ever

    Dick Button always says the forward outside edge is the most dangerous one.

    I was watching some old videos and came across a pretty bad "waxel"

    Kumiko Koiwai at the 1995 World Championships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y33tZ2yG1Vs

    She was bleeding from her leg and I thought the judges would stop her. It's a shame because she landed some beautiful 2A later in the program.

    Another Machiko Yamada student had this ouch:

    Mao Asada at the 2008 World Championships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwrOxjLRGE

    Definitely a dangerous jump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by all_empty View Post
    Dick Button always says the forward outside edge is the most dangerous one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNMPDVJjs8


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    Vern Taylor landed the first ever 3a, but it was a really peculiar looking thing- more the first ever triple waxel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    Vern Taylor landed the first ever 3a, but it was a really peculiar looking thing- more the first ever triple waxel.
    Vern did not have a tight air position on any of his jumps and a slight leg wrap that was magnified by the exceptional amplitude of his jumps. This made Vern look wobbly in the air.

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    Here's an earlier triple axel from I'm guessing practice footage. It's pretty hideous and probably a bit < but not bad for 1957!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2unFSmlNjI

    But back on topic...
    http://youtu.be/7dBI6kQ4riM?t=4m30s

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    Ludmilla Ivanova in the short program in Lillehammer comes to mind (waxel at 1:54):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt67uEVsFR4

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    Surya did a terrible waxel in the SP warmup in Lillehammer.

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    Caryn Kadavy did a pretty bad one in the 1987 US Championships, short program. I don't know if there is video floating around of it, but she ended up winning world bronze that year...

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    Laetitia Hubert 98 Goodwill Games SP

    She was skating one of her best sps ever, and then of course totally biffs the axel at the end.

    The best part is you can actually see the French judge throw his hands up a bit in frustration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Laetitia Hubert 98 Goodwill Games SP

    She was skating one of her best sps ever, and then of course totally biffs the axel at the end.

    The best part is you can actually see the French judge throw his hands up a bit in frustration.
    She was always a literal disaster. I'm surprised other skaters would share the ice with her because of safety reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecase View Post
    Caryn Kadavy did a pretty bad one in the 1987 US Championships, short program. I don't know if there is video floating around of it, but she ended up winning world bronze that year...
    You're right, it was quite a waxel from Caryn Kadavy in the short program, which almost cost her a World Team spot that year:

    Review of the Ladies' Short Program - 1987 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    (As well, there was a second mistake from her in short program, so she placed only 9th in the short program after placing 3rd in figures).

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