The Triple Axel and the Ladies
I think the jump is becoming more and more prominent and I expect by Vancouver we will see at least three attempts and maybe all of them completed. By the time we are discussing Tokyo, I believe the jump will be standard a la the 2A.
I'm hoping all you Jr Level skating fans are keeping your eye on the triple axels coming forth in 2005 grand prix series, and not just the bielman spins. Remember, good entry; good posture and full turns in the air; and good landing with good flow out.
The Triple Axels
1. Who has it now?
2. Who's working on it now?
3. Who will just never get it?
Answering my own questions:
1. Kimmie does have a 3A and I believe Mao also has one. Those are the only two that I know of. I will not be surprised if Carolina comes up with an attempt in Torino anyway.
2. Bebe is landing them in harness but will that get her one when the harness is removed? She will have to do it at Nats with the 3rd place at stake. I hope she lands it. Anyone know of others working on the fab 3A?
3. The 3 Graces: Irina, Michelle and Sasha: I believe it just isn't in their era to work on and get a 3A. They were part of 3x3 era which Tara started 7 years ago, and they didn't heed Midori and Tonya's warnings. I guess they didn't have to, they had their styles which could win a 6.0 competition .
Wasn't it somewhere between eight and ten years between Tonya's fall ('94) and the next time ladies landed triple axels (SA, '02 or '03), with Tara's starting the 3x3 era in the middle? Somehow, I can't help thinking that triple axels somehow "went out of fashion" with Tonya, and the 3x3 era "took its place"; with Tonya fading from memory, 3 axels are "back in style". Anyway, I can't see much of a "warning" in Modori and Tonya, since it took so long before anyone seemed to "heed it".
Originally Posted by Joesitz
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