Ohhh I like this thread thanks chalk5 :D
With that said, my favorite jumps would be any quad specially Yuzu's 4T and Javi's 4S. I don't know how they do it so effortlessly...
I love lutzes too especially Yuna's because she does them perfectly and consistently :D Loops look pretty too as long as it's kept in a straight line.
To do? Double loop and axel.
To see done? 3L-3T combo textbook executed. Or just 3Lz, I agree with jkun (totally agree with this).
2A's from interesting entries such as IB's or spread eagles.
3A for men with textbook positions.
Hate fake smiles and horrendous costumes
Axel or Toe Loop
When it comes to my favorite jumps, it depend on who's executing them:
Originally Posted by ShootAnonymous
The two jumps you mentioned are my favorites from Mao. While Ito and Harding were more powerful with their 3A's, Mao was/is the only female that can execute this jump with elegance, (something the other 2 ladies lack). And she executes beautiful loops.
As for 3-Flips and Lutzes, Yuna has those down to a science. Especially her Flip entrance and exits are to die for.
Caro does all her jumps quite lovely with beautiful edges.
Miki bless her heart execute her jumps in a very ugly fashion. She can rotate them, but it never looks pretty.
I really, really, really wish Kanako gets rid of her mule kick if she continues competing. Aside from that flaw, I love her overall techniques.
I hate salchow jumps from anyone/everyone. It's just an ugly jumps to me.
After how beautiful Gracie executed her jumps at Sochi (minus the fall on her flip), I hope she brings her best this upcoming season. Because this girl can do beautiful jumps when she does her best.
Caro executes beautiful 2a, along with Yuna. But poor Mao with her 2axel at times. She generally execute them very well, but on a few occasions, due to her ability to execute 3axels, she seems to have to enter her 2a's with a slow pace as not to over-rotate them. that was evident during the 2011-12 GP season when she completely took out her 3a and replaced them with a 2a. She almost did a 3a when she was going for a 2a during her NHK SP. But I love hers the most after Caro's.
Yuzuru and Hans 3a's are to die for.
Chan has beautiful jumps minus his 3a's.
Oda has the best knee bend when it comes to landing his jumps.
I'll add some more later.
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Anything Yuna. That is all
Lutz for the counterrotation effect, axel for the forward takeoff, triple loop-triple loop combinations for the cool effect of the takeoff for the second jump coming right off the first with no touchdown of the free leg (well of course, that's what makes it a loop, but you know what I mean).
Lutz is the most beautiful thing ever
Sometimes bad skating happens to good people...
I'm the same. To do, I love the lutz BOE edge and the snap you need to get that counter-rotation into a real rotation. I understand why so many people flutz because it feels so unnatural. My least favorite is the loop. I cannot do one in isolation for the life of me, only as a hail Mary at the back end of a combination.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
To watch, I prefer the edge jumps. I love a beautiful salchow or loop. Midori Ito's loop is a thing to behold. I guess I'll also say I love a gorgeous lutz. Urmanov in his Lillehamer free program had a glorious one, from start to finish. The finest lutz I've seen.
generally interested fan
Never thought about this before, but definitely the triple axle!
Love a beautiful Lutz - especially 'tano & Rippon! Also a high 3A is gorgeous
Hate ugly loops
Exactly my thought. Also in my opinion, landing is the best part of the jumps. Great jumps with no flow-out or forward leaning hunched position in landing are not pretty after all.
Originally Posted by Franklin99
For Men I love all of Oda's jumps just for his knee alone. Ladies, Mao's 3A is my favourite.
Here is the video of Japanese TV with Oda (not really about jumps but his face during jumps).
I get chills when Mao lands her triple axel...
I also like the loop and of course the quads, because they are just amazing... And of course all throw jumps when nicely done, they are peaks in every program! Except for the throw triple axel, I kinda don´t like how it looks within a program... And it also kind of cursed Savchenko/Szolkowy, but that´s another story...
Well, overall, every well executed jump with a nice flowy landing is beautiful to watch, even more when jumps have a nice timing with the music!
3a of course *-* with the men, Hanyu and Yan, inevitably; with the women, Mao's is beautiful when she gets it, and although Midori's was never really elegant like Mao's, I still love watching them - the height! the power! the speed! (and she can still land a great 2a )
Mao's loop is also a favorite, along with Yuna's lutz; Hanyu or Chan's 4t; I only really like the 4s when Fernandez does it for some reason (maybe seeing Hanyu fall on the 4s too many times)