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Vash01
10-24-2011, 06:26 AM
For me the I-spin is one of the moves I dislike in figure skating. It is not pretty; it's almost impossible to perform it with a straight back, and I blame Sasha Cohen for bringing it into FS.:lol:

There are a few others that I don't care for. Hydroblading, for one. It's not a bad move, but often it does not seem to have a purpose.

I am so glad that we don't have to watch the COP spiral sequence anymore. The spiral is one of the prettiest moves in FS, but under the COP skaters were doing variations of the spiral that were not done well, and had nothing to do with musical expression.

Lately the catch foot position has started bothering me, especially in the lifts and spirals. I would much rather see a skater display the ability to stretch and hold the position. A catchfoot seems like a cop out at times.

Also Besti squats, upside down split are not pretty positions. They show the skater's flexibility, but that's all.

Finally, I like the Biellman spin only if it is done well. Otherwise it becomes one of the moves I have grown to dislike, but then that could apply to any move that is not done well.

RockTheTassel
10-24-2011, 06:58 AM
Besti squats and A-spins have always looked hideous to me. Poorly done catchfoot camel spins are also ugly.

Ozzisk8tr
10-24-2011, 07:15 AM
The one where they fall on their ass.

VIETgrlTerifa
10-24-2011, 07:24 AM
I don't like illusion spins because they seem very..."Vegas" or showcasey. I don't really like them in FW sequences either because they seldom go with the theme or music of the routine, it's just there to rack up points.

Miriam246
10-24-2011, 07:36 AM
broken leg sit spins

Miriam246
10-24-2011, 07:38 AM
As for the I-spin, I only like it when Sasha Cohen does it. Everyone else...:blah:

ryanbfan
10-24-2011, 07:45 AM
I really don't like Alissa's variation of the I-spin.

This one.
http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/thumbnailfull/alissa-czisny-2009-10-23-13-10-44.jpg
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/0cLIwBgXvNy/ISU+World+Figure+Skating+Championships+Day/3mHxMOLmflK/Alissa+Czisny

Nothing against Alissa or her skating, I just really don't like that spin.

VIETgrlTerifa
10-24-2011, 07:54 AM
I really don't like Alissa's variation of the I-spin.

This one.
http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/thumbnailfull/alissa-czisny-2009-10-23-13-10-44.jpg
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/0cLIwBgXvNy/ISU+World+Figure+Skating+Championships+Day/3mHxMOLmflK/Alissa+Czisny

Nothing against Alissa or her skating, I just really don't like that spin.

I like the speed, but it'd be so much better if she did something with her left arm. I know it will compromise her stretch, but it's so bad with her left arm just hanging there.

Miriam246
10-24-2011, 08:01 AM
I consider that a Y-spin (not sure if that's correct). I do like that.

ryanbfan
10-24-2011, 08:03 AM
I like the speed, but it'd be so much better if she did something with her left arm. I know it will compromise her stretch, but it's so bad with her left arm just hanging there.

I hate what she does with the free arm too.

Miriam246
10-24-2011, 08:05 AM
I do see what you mean about the free arm, though. I wouldn't say I hate it, but I see why people dislike it.

Mafke
10-24-2011, 08:28 AM
quads, can't stand them

not crazy about crotch flashing ( a la Cohen, Czisny)

hate bad biellmann positions (slutskayaaaaa!!!!!)

hate kitchen sink spiral sequences

also not crazy about "I'm going to trim my hair with my skate" positions

you know, all the stuff CoP rewards.

RumbleFish
10-24-2011, 08:54 AM
Twizzles in general but side-by-side ones in ice dance in particular.
It rarely works with music and looks ridiculous, especially when dancers do it while grabbing their blades.

AndyWarhol
10-24-2011, 11:08 AM
Pretty much everything that is mentioned. Also, spirals with a hip height free leg, they feel like an anti climax.

Rex
10-24-2011, 12:31 PM
The catch foot spiral.