Why wouldn't 3-3-3s be allowed? It does use up your triples though and isn't worth the risk because the scoring system doesn't reward crazy hard combos. There are also videos of Shizuka Arakawa and Carolina Kostner doing them in practice too. Shizuka landed a 3Z-3T-2L combo at 2004 worlds but it wasn't under IJS if I remember correctly.
^I think you're right. They're allowed, but there's absolutely no point in doing them. Basically same as three-jump quad combos for the men these days... a dying breed... (well, stillborn breed, since 3-3-3 for women never got landed in competition at all, iirc)
It would only be worth it ifit was done well to get goes so you could do an extra double axel or maybe a double lutz later on to garner a few more points but the gamble is pretty much a deterrent.
I've seen people post before that the third jump had to be double but have failed in my search to find anything to prove it within ISU guidelines
It would be very risky!!
This is a treat for the eyes and soul
I think it's incredibly stupid that 1/2 loops don't get any credit starting next year, but the 3F-1/2-3S still counts as a 3-jump combo (for which you only get credit for 2 jumps!)
Agreed, but at least it's better than only getting 80% credit for those 2 jumps.
I think the biggest problem with a three triple jump combo would be Zayak considerations. If you do, say, 3Lz+3T+3T, you have already repeated the 3T and you can't do any other combo that ends in 3T. If you then do a solo 3Lz, now all your allowed repeats are used up and you have to scramble to find something useful to do with the rest of the program.