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Vash01
10-12-2011, 08:13 PM
My favorite........Emanual Sandhu's exhibition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pokQElpJk4

I had never seen this. It's beautiful! Emanuel was such a beautiful skater when he did not have the pressure of competing (and he did have a few really good competition skates too, but too few for his talent).

aftershocks
10-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Thanks for the link to Sandhu's skate, clarie. I hadn't seen that before -- very elegant and a lot more relaxed skating than Sandhu has been known for.

I looked up Jeffrey Buttle's Ave Maria skate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpGB35cq-Os

The lighting obstructs the view here, but as always exquisite blade work and gorgeous line and extension from Buttle. I've generally enjoyed Jeff's skating, but sometimes I find him to be a bit studied in his movements, e.g, the head snap at the beginning of the above clip. Overall tho' this is nice, as is this: (really funny bit at the beginning of this prior to Buttle's skate) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=kr-SdShk7B0

jiggs
10-12-2011, 09:25 PM
This is my favorite version by Carolina... not at Euros but at Torino gala. Her skating there was just effortless and so soft.
Also, I was never a fan of the white wings dress and in this gala she wore simple practice clothes. She looked great though, even without the dress, and it made you focus more on her actual skating IMO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGV5nV_h1ho

Vash01
10-12-2011, 09:33 PM
This is my favorite version by Carolina... not at Euros but at Torino gala. Her skating there was just effortless and so soft.
Also, I was never a fan of the white wings dress and in this gala she wore simple practice clothes. She looked great though, even without the dress, and it made you focus more on her actual skating IMO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGV5nV_h1ho

I love her long lines and smooth skating. This outfit is not distracting like the other, and that helps too. However, I wish she had worn something prettier than this. This looks almost like a practice outfit, and top looks like almost like an undergarment. The skating was beautiful though.

Bournekraatzfan
10-14-2011, 03:46 PM
I voted for A&S, Buttle, and Oksana, but was so close to voting for Carolina. and I agree, Vash01, I wish she had a better costume but the skating is so bautiful.

again, so pleased to see the A&S appreciation. I wish they were still skating. I am so thankful for youtube!