06-12-2014, 07:12 PM
^To follow up on that, was there a limit in number of jumps in the combo? I thought it was three, but then I remembered that Irina did a 4-jump combo in SLC. Why didn't anyone try something crazy like a 6-jump combo for the wow factor? (Or perhaps someone did?)
06-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Landing 3As in my dreams!
06-12-2014, 07:57 PM
combo with multiple single and double jumps by roller/ice skater
Such combinations or sequences were also common and at some points required by pair teams
sequence with two triples, a double, and some other hops, closely followed by a double axel
But I don't know of anyone doing more than three triples (or a quad plus several triples) in one combination or even one sequence. Just too difficult, and maybe a waste of triples that could be executed with better quality elsewhere in the program on their own.
06-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Right, I'd forgotten about the "series of hop jumps." They seemed to have disappeared by the tail end of 6.0, replaced by jump combos closer to what we'd see today. (I'm fairly happy about this change, in singles skating, since it always seemed a bit jerky to me. I will miss G&G's sequences though!). I was talking more about something like 3Lz-3T-2T-2L (for the men; I dunno if any women can do this), since it could potentially be a wow move even if it didn't add any triples (just like the 4-3-2 was seen as far better than just 4-3). Landing 4 triples in combination would definitely be too difficult and wasteful.
06-13-2014, 03:05 PM
Marina Kielmann used to be a roller skater, pretty high ranked.
She had a killer loop combination :
06-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Wicked Yankee Girl