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    Triple Toe Walley

    Okay, I thought that a triple toe walley is basically a different entrance for a toe loop (front outside three and a change to the landing foot rather than a plain front inside three on the landing foot).

    But some people on another thread were claiming that some skaters take off from an inside edge from the landing foot and cited Elaine Zayak, I looked at a video or two and didn't see it by the time of takeoff she looks like she's on the standard RBO edge and the toe-walley is in fact a toe loop (why they were merged in the first place).

    My problem is I totally don't understand how or why a skater would take off from an inside edge. I can imagine the change to the landing foot could use an inside edge but I can't understand how (or why) that could be maintained until take off (since all the physics of reaching back with the free leg would pull the skater over to the outside edge. In other words, it seems like trying to skate in a clockwise circle on a RFI edge, which is either impossible or awful technique.

    Where am I going wrong?

    Can someone point to a video of an unambiguous back inside take off?

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    Here is one. On the first jump in the sequence, a single Walley, I think she did get a clear inside edge take-off. The second, a single toe Walley, I'm not so sure. It looks kind of on the flat to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVBRPFthqBE

    A double toe Walley (much less a triple)? I think that's impossible (?) Like you say, the laws of physics and all that. (But then again, I don't see how anyone can do a Lutz jump.)

    I once saw (on TV) Brian Orser do a supposed double toe Walley as part of a combination in a pro routine, and the commentators (I think it was Peggy Fleming and Dick Button) argued about what jump it really was.
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    In the early 90s, when a big football star was being interviewed at the end of the season, he was asked what will he be doing during the Summer. He replied, I'll be working on my Double Toe Wally. That got a all around.

    The Wally and especially the Toe Wally were very popular jumps at one time.

    Here' my comparison with the Toe Lutz.

    A Lutz toes off from a back outside edge and counter rotates in the air and lands on a back outside edge of the toe off foot.

    A Toe Wally toes off from a back inside edge and counter rotates in the air and lands on a back outside edge not of the toe off foot.


    I think that's correct, at least that's the way I do it in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Here is one. On the first jump in the sequence, a single Walley, I think she did get a clear inside edge take-off. The second, a single toe Walley, I'm not so sure. It looks kind of on the flat to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVBRPFthqBE
    Both jumps in the clip above are walley not toe walleys.

    Ant

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    Zayak at 1984 Worlds LP. The commentator is John Mischa Petkevich, one time US champion in men's. At about the 4:40 mark, Elains does a single walley, followed by a triple toe walley double loop. Unfortunately, the quality of the clip does not make it that easy to see the edge. I have seen Canadian coverage of the same event and Otto Jelinek also calls that particular jump a toe walley while calling the other triple toe in her program a triple toe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYccx...eature=related


    Here's someone attempting to show a sequence of walleys with and without toe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Jcrh5Xkjw

    Someone else attempting the same on rollers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-PbcxHhcAU

    In fact, roller skaters do a lot of toe walleys, which apparently they feel should be described as a "mapze" off an inside edge. This odd amusing clip says it contains:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS2u6CSa120

    I decided to make this video because I can't find much footage these "show" jumps on the web, (especially on roller), and they have always been my favorites.
    Jumps (in order of appearance): Mazurka, Falling Leaf, Ballet Jump, Stag Jump, Full Stag(kind of sloppy, sorry), Forward Split, Russian Split, Deathdrop (ok, so it's not really a "jump" ), Toe Walley (mapze off an inside edge), and Bockel (inside axel). Wanted to include Coolege (1 foot axel), and Walley but they were ...uncooperative.
    There may be several examples of each jump, so if you're looking for a specific one keep watching. (It will come up eventually).
    Sorry, camera is old and broken, (like Firefly). Can't get rid of the date and time.

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    The Skate Canada rulebook defines the walley jumps with the following characteristics:

    Walley (Pat Low): RBI takeoff edge - toe no - rotation reverse -1 turn - RBO landing edge

    Toe Walley : RBI takeoff edge - toe yes - rotation reverse - 1 turn - RBO landing edge

    Double Toe Walley: RBI takeoff edge - toe yes - rotation reverse - 2 turns - RBO landing edge

    Walleys were more common in the the mid and later 20th century. They are lovely when well done. More skaters should do them today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trains View Post
    Walleys were more common in the the mid and later 20th century. They are lovely when well done. More skaters should do them today.
    They are really beautiful jumps when done precisely and with the music.

    A true Walle from a rbi edge will lean to the left on take off, then as the skater jumps off, he/she will go from the left lean to the straight and finally to the right lean, and with a beautiful flow out landing - quite rhythmicallty beautiful.

    In all fairness to its beauty, the Lutz also with its lean to the left, straighten up in the air and lean right for the landing is also rhythmically beautiful. The initial toeoffs is the difference.

    They become exceeding tough jumps when Triples are used, but hey, how do you define a Senior Skater?
    Last edited by Joesitz; 08-22-2008 at 10:35 AM.

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    No one has ever done a triple Walley (toe Walley, yes). Doubles are exceedingly rare (maybe 1-2 people ever did one internationally).

    Walleys are making a comeback as footwork and difficult entry elements.

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    True ^^^^

    But then no one ever did Triples till Jackson started the ball rolling. Another era, perhaps we'll see the Wally with Triple air turns.

    btw, weren't double toe walleys quite common not too long ago?

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    Walleys don't have a BV so you aren't likely to see multirevs as single Walleys are hard to accomplish on their own, even for skaters with solid double jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Walleys don't have a BV so you aren't likely to see multirevs as single Walleys are hard to accomplish on their own, even for skaters with solid double jumps.
    So true. Due to the counter-rotation and lack of toe assist, walleys are so much more difficult than lutzes, which is one reason you never even see a double (the other being that the walley has no base value, as mskater pointed out). When I saw Stefan Lindemann do a huge double walley in an exhibition routine a few years ago, I was floored! It was just incredible.

    I don't know if I've ever seen a multi-revolutional toe walley, but I wonder if some of the men who lip on their flips might also toe walley on their toeloops?

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    Zayak had a great 3TW. If you find the youtube video of her US Championship, you can see it.

    Most of the men who Lip the Flip push hard over to an outside edge with the outside three turn, step entry to their toe loops.

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    Doris, those examples were not very good to see the requisite back inside edge before take off. i remember skaters exaggerating the back inside take off so judges would not confuse it with a loop jump. In fact, telegraphing the back inside edge was the way to go.

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    Here is a very simple explanation of the Walley jump:

    http://figureskating.about.com/od/gl...w/g/Walley.htm

    The Walley is one of my favorite jumps.

    Here is a video of Kurt Browning who is a master of the Walley jump:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgNbG0MiE84

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post


    Can someone point to a video of an unambiguous back inside take off?
    Here is another site with a clear video.
    http://www.sk8stuff.com/f_recog/recog_j_walley.htm
    I always find this site helpful when I am trying to understand the jumps.

    Another page on that site
    http://www.sk8stuff.com/f_recog/recog_jumps_index.htm
    has a good table at the very bottom of the page.

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