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That may also be why the men aren't doing as many quads these days. A tough jump has to be pretty much money in the bank for you to be worth risking the -1 deduction for landing on your keester plus the -3 GOE's most judges will give you rather than doing a combo of easier jumps that add up to the tough jump. But for Mao Asada, triple axels are close enough to money in the bank for her that they are worth the risk, because a well done triple axel will make up for a lot of reductions in program component marks.
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