The half-ass layback position

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

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  2. David21

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    I didn't miss that part but it seems that you didn't get my point. And I do care about things like that.
  3. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    La mariƩe est trop belle. :shuffle:

    ITA. Ota remains my absolute favorite Japanese skater, short career non-withstanding.
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  4. sarakimm

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    This clip illustrates the point of another thread regarding camera work. Here we have one of the most beautiful spins in skating and what do we see -- a fleeting glimpse of her beautiful back and leg positions, and then a close up where we see virtually nothing of the spin. :mad::wall:
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    I have to thank this thread for a) reminding me just how damn good Angela Nikidinov was overall and b) causing me to go on yet another youtube Sylvie Guillem marathon. I worship that woman. She is AMAZING. :swoon:
    I think of all the layback videos I watched, my personal favorite has to be Naomi Nari Nam's. She had everything-speed, high leg position, and a beautiful back. Dorothy Hamill is a close second for me--hers is the most ethereal to watch. Sasha's was great but I always was disappointed when she didn't hold the first beautiful classic position, and went in to another position that wasn't nearly as aesthetically pleasing.
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  6. Macassar88

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  7. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    I love it when she would arch her back like that. She also had a similar but prettier position circa 2009, but decided to scrap it for one that is easier for her to obtain level 4. Boo.
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    Marco Missing Ziggy

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  10. monty

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    I always get a little teary-eyed when I watch baby NCubed skate. What could have been. We were all cheated but most especially Nam. Big sigh and back to cleaning the attic.
  11. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Fixed :)
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    It makes me :( to see a young Mao. She jumped triple axels like they were double axels. Absolutely no preparation for the takeoff and she somehow had the spring to do it. It's really a shame she didn't have a great coaching situation between 2006-2010 because she should be an Olympic champion (and all of this is coming from someone who initially did not like her skating 5 years ago).
  13. iarispiralllyof

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    or not. we live in a world where midori ito isn't an olympic champion. potential really means very little if you can't pull it off on a very specific day that happens once every 4 years
  14. CantALoop

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    This skater on Youtube has an unusual but gorgeous variation on a sideways leaning spin with a free leg that starts very nicely turned out.
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  16. Karpenko

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    That last layback spin... There will never be one that tops it. I just, gah its unbelievable. I really want Caroline to work hard and get her due, the talent in that one spin is just holy potatoes.
  17. Lavergne100

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    Lucinda Ruh was the best female spinner EVER in my opinion. The speed and the perfect positions were undervalued.