Skaters signature moves

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  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    The spreadeagle thread got me thinking about those moves that are really unique to a skater and probably are one thing you remember most about them. It could be a funky spin or variation on a jump. Or a stunning Ina Bauer or spreadeagle or something else.

    Please share.

    I always loved this move that Vanessa Gusmeroli did (at 1.07 in the clip).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaheeaM52iY
     
  2. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    Michelle's spiral and Arakawa's Ina Bauer come to mind
     
  3. Macassar88

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    Sasha's spirals
    Arakawa's Ina Bauer
    Savchenko/Szolkowy's Triple Flip
     
  4. professordeb

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    Hyrdoblading by Bourne/Kratz always pleased me.
     
  5. oleada

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    And the throw 3 salchow right at the end of their programs. Loved that.
     
  6. Zemgirl

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    Yes, to me that's their signature move, more so than the throw 3F.

    P/B have that lift where she's upside down, they've been doing variations on it for years and it still looks cool. I also like the reverse lift Hurtado/Diaz do and their entry to it.
     
  7. Vash01

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    Berezhnaya=-Sikharulidze's spiral-spread eagle and spiral-throw 3 loop moves



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlb1wdxfq0k
    (at 1:47 mark, approx)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3apad6eWLM
    (at 0:56 mark, approx)

    Mishkutenok-Dmitriev: Natalia spin at 3:46, followed by (at 4:36) pulling her out of a death spiral from a stationary position
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sd-ztJs8ho


    Kazakova-Dmitriev throw at 1:49 (approx) preceded by him lifting her off the ice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN3HFZnXZiE
     
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  11. misskarne

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    I would have to say I've never seen ANYONE else do an entry to a triple Salchow quite like Jason Brown does it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APF_0dzUmXs @ 3:50

    If anyone else does it that way, I'd like videos...I love it!
     
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    Yuna Spin
    Michelle's spiral
     
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    MK's spiral and SFL
     
  14. nuge

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    Delobel/Shoenfelder where they face each other and both lean back to the ice :)How they get back up :eek: Must have :kickass:stomach muscles:)
     
  15. sk8ingcoach

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    Aliona and Robin have a lot of signature moves, their 3Fth, 3Sth at the end and 3T+3T+seq
     
  16. Vash01

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    Sasha's I-spin. Many have done it after her, but she may have been the originator (or at least made it popular)
     
  17. UGG

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    Any gumby type move will always be associated with Sasha, I think. I know she did not win the big medals, but she did leave her mark on figure skating in a different way as far as younger generations trying to emulate her style. She should be proud of that.
     
  18. kwanatic

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    I credit Sasha with popularizing the I-spin and fan spiral. She was the precursor to the extreme gumbyness we see today, but others have surpassed her in that area IMO (ex. Caroline Zhang, Mirai Nagasu). She definitely encouraged flexibility to be a priority among the post-Torino ladies...

    Sasha's still the gatekeeper on that I-spin though. So few girls manage to pull their leg as close to their body as quickly as she can and a lot of them do mock I-spins b/c they never achieve that perfectly vertical position...and that irks the hell outta me! I HATE ugly I-spins. It's not a pretty spin if they don't attain the position. The way they grab the free leg has something to do with it.

    I remember when Sasha first started doing the I-spin back in 2000, she grabbed her free leg the same way a lot of girls do it today: both hands on the boot. She was able to get a vertical position but the hunch of her shoulders gave it a less attractive line (as Uncle Dick points out in this clip).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B-loMk4Zrko#t=155s

    In 2002 (she missed 2001 w/ an injury), she found a different way to grab the free leg: one hand on her boot, one on her calf. That helped her to pull it in tighter, faster, and it made for a prettier line b/c she could stand up straight without hunching her shoulders.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=P9bSOVkM2GI#t=254s

    For those who insist on doing the spin, I wish they'd do it like this instead of the two-handed grab and pull method.
     
  19. aiditu

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    Klimkin - cantilever. Mentioned above and he didn't originate the move, but no one else in competitive skating did it quite like that.
    Abt - that pop-over spin combo thingy. No idea what to call it. Have never seen anyone else do it and he did it repeatedly in shows and competitions
     
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    -Paul Wylie's knee slide with yoga-like back bend
    -Brian Boitano's 'tano lutz and spread eagles
    -Caroline Zhang's pearl spin
    -Robin Cousins' traveling camel (I may be using the wrong name for that)
    -Katherine Healy's near-vertical free leg spiral
     
  22. blue_idealist

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    I know he didn't INVENT it, but Shawn Sawyer's cantilever became a staple of a lot of his programs.
     
  23. casken

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    Absolutely.

    Considering how difficult it is to come up with never before seen moves, I always felt that they never got enough credit for creating that, and if they were an American or Canadian team, that move would already have it's own name and tumblrs dedicated to endless gifs of them performing it. :lol:
     
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  25. Vash01

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    Ice dancers have many signature moves because they have to always come up with original moves.
     
  26. Cherub721

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    Just a tip since not everyone knows - if you want to link to a specific moment on youtube, pause the video at that moment, then right click on the video and select "copy video URL at current time." :)

    It was mentioned, but here is Surya Bonaly's backflip into 3sal

    This is a description of a spin that the webmaster dubbed The Bonaly Spin and here is a vid.

    Phillipe Candeloro had many signature moves (besides taking his shirt off and an awesome 3axel ;))
    Bunny hops (with Surya!)
    Bonus: sbs backflip
    And the knee spin (later deemed illegal in competition)

    In addition to the cantilever, Ilia Klimkin had his camel spin in both directions into a 3sal!

    Elene Gedevansihvili - spiral with change of hand

    Sandhu
    - butt spin

    I always liked this lift entrance and dismount of Valova & Vassiliev - very gentle and elegant

    Surprised no one mentioned A&P's reverse lift - this one is my favorite and I love this one also

    Savchenko & Szolkowy - dance lift into 3twist - soooo difficult!

    Selezneva & Makarov
    Throw 2axel into sbs 2axel
    Holding hands into 2axels
    Hydroblading

    Plushy
    Biellman spin and spiral
    3axel-1/2loop-3flip - first (only?) man to do this

    Slute - double biellman

    Virtue & Moir - the "goose"
    Version #1
    Version #2 (jump dismount - changed because it might have been illegal, but it's my favorite)
    Version #3

    Kokhlova & Novitsky
    Pornographic handbag into biellman
    An especially voidy variation on one of her positions
     
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  27. Vash01

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    Midori Ito's triple axel
     
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    Regarding Irena's double Biellman, from that description I just see her with both legs up behind her at the same time gliding around on her... :eek::shuffle::slinkaway
     
  29. nuge

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    Yes you're right.
    Do you remember this move when they did a variation of it ? I'm not sure which FD maybe Carnival 06 where they did the move but slightly turned it .Isabelle said it was very difficult :kickass:

    Loved K/N handbag lift too !
     
  30. all_empty

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    Irina Slutskaya's "lost year" SP highlights so many of her signature moves -- running threes into a 3Lo, her famous combination spin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O3E36QynNo

    There's also some wonderful jump variations: the 3F combination from turns and a 2A with the arm above her head.

    This is my favorite among many excellent Irina short programs and would score well under COP too.