Favorite Female Double Axel's and why ( limit 4)

Marco

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Ito had the most insanely difficult (and creative) 2axel entry plus air position to this day.

I always loved Kwan's 2axel landings (Salome, East of Eden short).

Sarah Hughes had a big and airy 2axel, which was even spectacular considering how horrible her triples were.
 

Edgecase

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Sarah Hughes had a big and airy 2axel, which was even spectacular considering how horrible her triples were.
And not only that, she very rarely missed it. I also know that it took her almost 4 years to get it, but once she got it, she got it.
 

kittysk8ts

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I was waiting very patiently for someone to mention Mao :) Fantastic examples in this thread. The axel was by far the most difficult and terrifying jump for me as a skater.
 

floskate

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How could I have forgotten Hana Maskova. Incredible jumper who for sure would have led the way on triples if she'd skated 10 years later.
https://youtu.be/C0TAuCFhsYE?t=44

And if we're really going back then we have to give it to Sjoukje Dijkstra who despite rotating at the speed of a snail, had a massive - and consistent - double axel. Here she is skating outdoors at the 1959 Europeans in Davos. A gorgeous glimpse at how skating competitions used to be.
https://youtu.be/iJVFa5PIV8A?t=45
 

DDNatalia

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Very much love everything about Michelle but I'll say the one jump that always scared me with her was in fact her double axel. Especially in the short program.

Surprised nobody mentioned Roslyn Sumners? Linda Fratianne. They had these multi-axis versions of the double axel that nonetheless always looked very complete. Roslyn's out of an Ina Bauer during the slow section of her program was always reliable and musical.
 

Marco

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Very much love everything about Michelle but I'll say the one jump that always scared me with her was in fact her double axel. Especially in the short program.
Her 2axel became shaky during 1998-9 but she got it back afterwards.
 

SkateGuard

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I'm going to go with Liz Manley, Rosalynn Sumners, Midori Ito and Denise Biellmann - their double Axels were all huge, reliable and fabulous.
 

twinsmom

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I have to admit I have a soft spot for Holly Cook. I lived in SLC at the time she was competing and one year (1987? 88?) I was taking a weekly adult skating class at Bountiful, which they held during a freestyle session with one end of the rink coned off. Holly used the whole ice surface anyway. :eek:

https://youtu.be/1jYQr-XMjU4
Dr. Frog, you beat me to the punch. I live in SLC and followed Holly during that time. That double axel was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Amazing speed going in and out, no hesitation. A jump of complete beauty!
 

pollyanna

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Dr. Frog, you beat me to the punch. I live in SLC and followed Holly during that time. That double axel was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Amazing speed going in and out, no hesitation. A jump of complete beauty!
And she got soooo much distance as well.
 

VGThuy

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There's just something about a nice, airy, beautifully landed double axel. It sounds like a fetish, but seriously, it's beautiful to watch.
 

Seerek

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And if we're really going back then we have to give it to Sjoukje Dijkstra who despite rotating at the speed of a snail, had a massive - and consistent - double axel. Here she is skating outdoors at the 1959 Europeans in Davos. A gorgeous glimpse at how skating competitions used to be.
https://youtu.be/iJVFa5PIV8A?t=45
You're right - Dijkstra had quite an open position in the air on her 2 axel. Interesting technique.

https://twitter.com/ISU_Figure/status/880443771724410881
 

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