Question about Elena Liashenko and triple loop
Hi, I was thinking today about Peggy Fleming's comment about Elena Liashenko not even attempting a triple loop in her free skate. She plans two triple Lutzes and two triple flips but does it hurt her in the judges' eyes by not attempting a certain type of jump?
It could be that she is having minor hip problems, and the loop jump uses it's force from the hip. The toe pick jumps are just an assist to ease the struggle of getting the hips to rotate.
The salchow is a crotch jump; to toe off with a salchow will give one a flip. To toe off with a loop will give one (what we call) a Toe.
There is such a thing as a toeless lutz but no one does it - super difficult.
Liashenko is an excellent jumper. She know what's best for her.