https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlu_OJeyWIIPlushenko did a clean 4T-3T-3Lo at CoR 2003. I think the 3Lo was borderline but he didn't step out.
And you've got 3 people waiting for Mathman to change that first thought he had in the second post of the thread
Slutskaya, Ando, Asada don't seem to have had those problems, so it's not guaranteed to destroy hips, but is it worth the risk?
^^ re: ladies and possible 3t2a2a2a+seq:
Right, but sequences/combos with 4 jumps are illegal anyway, and I don't think all those triple-double-double combos we see in the latter half of the program look particularly exiting, either.
Also, looking at the previous answers concerning Kanako, apparently doing a 2a or even 1a in sequence in competition is more risky and challenging than one would think... So unless you have a really, really reliable axel technique and competitive nerve, you'd better stick to those double toes and double loops anyway(?)
then why not giving a bonus (for ex. 10%) only for the second triple jump in a combo (or a triple following a quad)? this way a 3Lz-3T gets a bonus on the 3T while a 2A-3T no... this should "force" skaters to train difficult combos
I agree. Current 3-2-2's aren't that exciting and mostly performed to collect points. But it's difficult to come up with an alternative that is fair to everyone.
How about: Each jump in 3 jump combo should contain more revolution(s) than another.
That would limit 3 jump combos to 4-3-2, 5-4-3, 6-5-4 etc.