What's going to be the next big thing in Men's skating. In the 80s-90s the 3A was the big TRIPLE AXEL!!!!!!!!!!!. Now it's just the 'triple axel'. The same thing is happening with the Quad. Used to be THE QUAD!!!!!!!!! Now it's just the quad.
I wonder what's going to be the next thing? What do you think it will be??
Mishin has said that if anyone will be able to do a quintuple, there will have to a change in equipment, lighter skates for one thing. Considering the lack of updating equipment over the years, I doubt we will see one.
Yes, I think that it would require lighter skates and blades, and a man with the same talent for jumping that Midori has had in the Ladies: when the most difficult jump that most of the Ladies could do without falling or UR was a triple loop, Midori was landing 3As, so a male Midori could be able to land a quintuple toe/salchow when all the others are doing quads...
Before we get to quints (especially quints that wouldn't be downgraded) I'm sure the sport would need to progress through it becoming commonplace to have both quad toe and quad salchow; to quad loop, flip, and lutz becoming unremarkable; to triple-quad and maybe quad-quad combinations; to quad axel
How many of those steps along the way would be possible with today's equipment?
Well we've seen some quad-quad practice attempts from skaters, and I've seen a practice video of Plushenko trying a 3A-4T, all landed on one foot but badly UR'ed on the 2nd quad. But if you figure that a 4T is way harder than a 3T-3T, a 5T would be wayyyy harder than a 4T-4T. I think a 4T-4T can be done with the current equipment, and the quads through the lutz have already been attempted or completed, but the 4A and 5T I can't see being done with the skates that are currently used.
Originally Posted by gkelly
I know brandon mroz have done 4Lz, and Daisuke tried 4F, who has tried 4Loop?
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy