Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by googooeyes, Nov 27, 2012.
Sandhu skating at Nationals?
This piece on the National Ballet Company list him as a graduate
The National Ballet School was founded in 1959 by Celia Franca and was directed for many years by co-founder Betty Oliphant. The primary goal of the school is to train dancers for the National Ballet of Canada and also for companies across Canada and around the world. Graduates of the School include Frank Augustyn, Neve Campbell, Rex Harrington, Karen Kain (current Artistic Director of the Company), James Kudelka (former Artistic Director of the Company), Veronica Tennant, Martine Lamy, John Alleyne, Emmanuel Sandhu, and Mavis Staines (Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the school).
I guess this will not be considered reasonable evidence either since again it is wiki. So provide proof that all the sources offered here are wrong.
Vladimir Kotin invented the "butt" spin. The first time I saw him do it was the 1988 Olympics. He finished 6th.
The butt spin is also known as the A-frame spin:
This spin was popularized by Canadian skater, Emmanuel Sandhu. It is often incorporated into combinations following a sit spin. It may be performed forward or backward. The skater rises from the sit position, grabs the free foot, ankle or calf depending on the desired effect or flexibility. Ideally, as the skater leans forward his head touches free leg and his body folds neatly over the straight free leg. This spin was nicknamed the "butt spin" by fans when it first appeared on the competitive scene because the skater's backside was in the air pointed toward the ceiling. In the most successful cases, the bodyline resembles a capital "A".
I am not sure that what Kotin did qualifies as a butt spin. He bends at the waist till his upper body is parallel to the ice and his hands extended outward. His butt does not point toward the ceiling.
So now that Eman has competed and done OK at Challenge, now it's on to Canadians! Looking forward to seeing how he does in Missy.
Oh God, I thought the near heart attacks I had with him in the past were over. Nevertheless, I'd rather watch him with all his faults than just about any other man out there (including our very own PC). Best of luck Eman!
It may have been popularized by Eman, but he sure as heck didn't invent it. When I was a young skater, almost 20 years ago, people were doing the spin.
Oh blah. Every move has likely been done by someone somewhere before. Eman is the one who made it famous, and when younger skaters do it today, it's because of him - not some skater who competed before they were born, or who was doing it decades ago at some club or show.
First of all it's call the "manhood" spin, not the "butt" spin.
obviously an ode to anal sex.
Every time I see new replies in this thread I am just hoping it's a youtube video of him at Challenge...
You can download the free program here.
Thank you for uploading and sharing!
I'm glad he had this competition to make his comeback debut. Decent showing. I'll bet he's twice as good by Nationals.
Who is guiding him as far as COP is concerned? Such elegance and what beautiful posture. Unique, but reminiscent of John Curry.
So he made it to Canadian Nationals? Is it top 5 go to Nationals?
Yes, Sandhu has qualified for Canadians (the top 13 Senior men at Challenge advanced this year).
Oh dear ... I am getting mushy feelings all over again for Eman. His jumps might not have been all there and his footwork still needs some "work" but his lines! his lines! his lines! I love his lines as much as I love the skating skills of Chan. Ohhhhh man, I think I am really going to enjoy Canadians.
Oh, Canadian Nationals is the place to be for National competitions this year. All kinds of drama, competition and delicious num nums in each event. Will be very worthy
Are you attending Canadian Nats?
While I was watching this I was thinking the same thing. If he can hook up with someone who can help him make his programs more COP-friendly - as in adding a lot more detailed transitions - he could have a really good chance of placing well.
I would actually love to see him approach Jeff to help him with his choreography. IIRC, their rivalry was a friendly one, and Eman has to know how successful Jeff has become as a choreographer (and how suited he was to COP), and I think it could work out really amazingly.
Thanks so much! He is a joy to watch.
I've fallen in love all over again.
I wouldn't get too excited over this comeback. He's not talking like he's gunning for an Olympic berth. He's not attempting 3A's and quads. There's a scenario where he skates at Nats, finishes 8th and retires again.
He has the desire to compete again and enjoy the process. I don't think he has the desire to place. Because of that, I don't see him spending money on choreo and coaching. His time between now and mid-Jan is probably all about just training and building his confidence.
Yes, professordeb, I have my all event tickets with a family member...but I'm pooping myself because I haven't booked the time off yet and a business trip has come up that week to Vancouver, Wed-Fri. I'm kinda freaking and will need to manage that somehow.
And nothing wrong with just enjoying the process
That's like our workplace. If we want to take extended leave, we need to notify them a few months in advance.
Sorry to hear you will be "stuck" in Vancouver for those days. I'll enjoy Friday on your behalf, OK?