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Tuck Axel Trivia

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Firefly123, May 22, 2010.

  1. Firefly123

    Firefly123 New Member

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  2. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

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  3. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

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    I think in the really early days of the short program (perhaps up to 1976), a single axel variation was actually a required element. Perhaps some of the men chose to do tuck axel as their variation?
     
  4. Firefly123

    Firefly123 New Member

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    Wow!! :eek: Karen was definitely Queen of the flying sit!! Incredible height and tuck position.

    Midori's wasn't too bad, either....;)

    Either woman could probably have done a tuck axel easily......Wonder why they didn't bother? (Both skated before ISJ, so the points were not an issue.)

    I was searching through a lot of old videos on youtube and found some very interesting (and very cool moves) :D ...But no women with tuck axels....:(
     
  5. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

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    Mafke Well-Known Member

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    I could just _swear_ that Doroth Hamill did tuck axels, but I'm too lazy/busy to look up the videos (and I might be wrong, which is a very unsettling thought).
     
  7. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

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    She had a beautiful delayed axel. Not sure about a tuck, though.