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Aussie Willy
10-07-2011, 11:10 AM
Some people may have seen this but it is a skater called Darlene Gilbert and she is skating on pointe. Fricking amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WB0_SGL6bA&feature=share

~tapdancer~
10-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Very interesting. Not much call for that other than the novelty, though. I had never seen that before, thanks for the link.

Screenie
10-07-2011, 03:27 PM
wow!! awesome.

Artifice
10-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Incredible 8
Must be very painfull to stay on pointe that long. Footage sequences are short so maybe she got a rest betwwen each shot, but still.

LilJen
10-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Bizarro. Made me think of this (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/695789688_48f7778660.jpg) (barefoot version [not for the fainthearted]) (http://torture.justsickshit.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/binding_of_ladies_feet.jpg).

julieann
10-07-2011, 05:14 PM
I love how all the skaters around her are just skating by like it's no big deal. I would love to know the mechanics behind those skates.

FigureSpins
10-07-2011, 07:07 PM
Fascinating - I wonder if she ever used them for show skating? That's a unique act.

Notice: no jumps, understandably.

So we have Darlene Gilbert on her toes and Michael Weiss on his heels, *chuckles*

BigB08822
10-07-2011, 10:03 PM
So we have Darlene Gilbert on her toes and Michael Weiss on his heels, *chuckles*

And Cohen made a career of skating on her ass. :slinkaway

bartek
10-07-2011, 11:30 PM
And Cohen made a career of skating on her ass. :slinkaway

I'd rather say she made a career with her amazing flexibility, posture and line.

Jot the Dot Dot
10-07-2011, 11:37 PM
And Cohen made a career of skating on her ass. :slinkaway

And not on her naughty bits ?

genevieve
10-08-2011, 12:57 AM
Some people may have seen this but it is a skater called Darlene Gilbert and she is skating on pointe. Fricking amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WB0_SGL6bA&feature=share

That's pretty groovy...although keeping the foot in that position for just skating around must be really treacherous. At one point I thought she was going into a jump :yikes:

I liked the chaine turns at the end, and the spread-eagle. Fascinating little niche...I wonder who developed the skates?

AnnieBgood
10-08-2011, 05:06 AM
My feet hurt just watching that. Pretty and painful at the same time.

RFOS
10-08-2011, 05:10 AM
That's pretty groovy...although keeping the foot in that position for just skating around must be really treacherous. At one point I thought she was going into a jump :yikes:

I liked the chaine turns at the end, and the spread-eagle. Fascinating little niche...I wonder who developed the skates?

According to the caption, she invented the skates.

zilam98
10-08-2011, 05:29 AM
now that's a pointed toe ;)

Ziggy
10-08-2011, 06:45 AM
The strangest thing I have ever seen in skating:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvj-hYIf_Io