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Has any skater tried a "Charlotte Spin"?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Margot, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Well, "death spiral" is a required element -- a whole category of element of which there must be one in every pairs program.

    "Pair spin" is a required element (in alternating years), so there will always be some kind of pair spin in each program where it's required, but the specific variations are up to each team. We won't see any specific variation in every program, although if it's an easy way to gain a higher level we'll see it more than if it's too difficult or if it doesn't earn more points.
     
  2. Nikki Lee

    Nikki Lee Active Member

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    Michelle Kwan did a hands-free charlotte, but I can't think of any skater that has done the charlotte on an edge.
     
  3. KCC

    KCC Well-Known Member

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    A little off topic but related -- is it possible to go right into a spin from a jump?
     
  4. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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  5. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    I have always called it Natalia spin because M&D first made it popular (although a Canadian pair had performed it first, as per Sandra Bezic). It was unique and exciting at that time, like Denise Biellman's Biellman spin. It's becoming too common now, with many pairs doing it, but M&D did it the best.
     
  6. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    S/H do that spin as well so D/D won't be setting themselves apart by recycling Moskvina's old choreography. It's been done too many times to be innovative anymore. But others have done it better than Natalia, she had the worst position.
     
  7. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    that wouldn't be bad would it ? :)
    look how they have encorperate beillman and death spiral now
     
  8. KCC

    KCC Well-Known Member

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    Yes! In my head this idea seemed neat, but I was not sure how it would really work. Thanks for sending the link.
     
  9. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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  10. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    Funniest thing I have seen today. :rofl:
     
  11. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    Thanks so much for posting those clips.

    Funny with the second one though how they put a cymbal crash on the axels, even if they don't necessarily go with the music.