When the quadruple jumps first appeared (with Browning & Stojko), I thought they were exiting, now I wish more than ever that they’d just disappear ! Men’s skating has become boring and redundant because of the quads. The male skaters are now jumping machines with no personnality, no real choreography and no charisma, with only a few exceptions such as Alexei Yagudin, Brian Joubert, and (for some!) Plushenko . Their (the "quad masters") programs are marred with quads and triple jumps and very little else.
Another thing that I find annoying about the quadruple jumps is that a lot of guys are willing to shoot themselves in the foot by trying a quad in competition knowing they havn’t come close to consistantly landing it in practice. They seem to think they’re gonna land it perfectly just by magic. 99 % of the times they end up falling on the quad attemps and derailing the rest of their program. And they end up 12th after the short program. Why don’t they stick to a 3-axel combination and rank 5th in the short program instead of in 12th place.
Anyone else feeling annoyed by all the quads ? Is it just me ?