Didn’t mean to be dismissive with my “hopping around” comment. I’m fully aware of the work it takes to do triples and quads. It’s literally just what I see when I watch some programs. Guess I could’ve said “jumping around.” But that’s what it looks like visually to me. Just my opinion.
Personally I think pushing quads as the new thing for women to advance the sport is a bad idea. We already know that it’s difficult to maintain quads past a certain age. I can’t help but think if quads become the new standard it’s going to become a sport where if you’re over 16 you’re already done for. Like a revolving door of 14/15 year olds. I mean… isn’t that kind of what it is now? Not to mention the effect that will have on the problem of eating disorders; older skaters desperate to stay at a weight were it’s easier to try to throw quads….
I’m all for women’s athleticism and challenging the stereotype of ladies skating not being as athletic as mens but I don’t necessarily think quads are the answer.