He's either been misquoted or he's actually even dumber than I first thought. Perhaps he isn't capable of simple reading comprehension and adding up. Elvis i have a calculater you can have (not borrow but actuall have) so that you can try to get your tiny pea brain around this idea.
Here's the simple instructions for you:
1. Look up the values in the scale of values for the following jumps: Triple Axel, Triple Lutz, Triple Toe-loop and double toe-loop.
2. Write down "Asada" on the left side of your paper.
3. Underneath "Asada" write down the total points for a Triple Axel and a Double toe-loop.
4. Write down "Kim" on the right side of the paper.
5. Underneath "Kim" write down the total points for a Triple Lutz and a Triple Toe.
6. Now which one has the higher point value.
Like it or not that's the way with COP. To suggest that a 3Lz/3T is somehow easier than a 3A/2T is just plain stupid. Yes the 3 Axel is a difficult jump, but a 3/3 combination is more difficult than a 3A/2 combination. The double toe is the easiest jump that you will see performed by elite skaters. It is a jump that some adult skaters can land - tacking it onto a 3A is not an impressive feat in and of itself - the triple axel is the only impressive thing about such a combination. Most elite senior (and actually probably junior too) skaters can tack a double toe on the end of any jump.
And if he wasn't misquoted then someone roll up a copy of the COP and bat him over his nose like a naughty puppy! Kim didn't get more marks for her "easier" triple lutz compared to Mao's harder 3A, she actually got less points, what she got more marks for was her harder triple toe on the end compared to the easier double toe Mao tried.
But to return to the topic, I think Stojko has a point about the most difficult jumps though. Most certainly, their base values should be reconsidered, in light of the Plushy vs. Evan controversy and (forbid this happen) a possible Yu-na vs. Mao debate*. But there's nothing that can be done at the moment. Changes come slow through a bureaucratic process. At the moment skaters should work with the system, however flawed, and try to tweak it. He should stop being so vociferous about his opinions. It doesn't help anyone. It just fuels controversy.
* I want both of the them to skate clean, but can you just imagine the national animosity and nastiness to emerge if this were to happen? Yuck.
I don't have a problem with base values or the GOE's. Goe's shouldn't be compared to other current skaters, but an ideal of perfection. They should, however, allow the women to do a double or triple axel for the required axel element. Then Mao could have attempted a triple triple and a triple axel.
That's where some ladies' GOE may suffer. Yuna is lucky that she can skate so fast and still maintain full control because the speed gives her an extra boost to help her cover the ice so much (and to get the height).
Actually it would be possible for a stupendous jumper in both directions to do a 3Zx3Z. Risky as all hell, and I dare Elvis to try it.
So go and actually look up the positive GOE criteria for jump combinations - and read all of the bullets that can make up the positive GOE. Then see which ones could apply in the case of these (and in fact any) jump combinations. It is not about comparison to other skaters, other jumps, other jumps by the same skater or even the same jump by the same skater.
Elvis Stoijko would oppose world peace if he thought that massive war was technically more challenging. I'm at the point where I really don't understand how he comes up with his thoughts.