Who has the best spins?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by icellist, Nov 30, 2010.

Who has the best spins?

  1. Mirai Nagasu

    41 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. Caroline Zhang

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Alissa Czisny

    178 vote(s)
    60.5%
  4. Yukari Nakano (so sad she retired...)

    19 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. Akiko Suzuki

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Yuna Kim

    15 vote(s)
    5.1%
  7. Mao Asada

    16 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. Takahiko Kozuka

    10 vote(s)
    3.4%
  9. Patrick Chan

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Shawn Sawyer

    18 vote(s)
    6.1%
  11. Stephane Lambiel

    141 vote(s)
    48.0%
  12. Denis Ten

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. icellist

    icellist Member

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    It's just a more random set of people but vote like you mean it!
     
  2. v.Nistelrooy

    v.Nistelrooy New Member

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    Lambiel :respec::encore::cheer2:
     
  3. Lookingood

    Lookingood New Member

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    Alissa Czisny:respec: Lambiel:respec::respec:
     
  4. PUNKPRINCESS

    PUNKPRINCESS New Member

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    I voted for Mirai, Alissa, and Stephane :)
     
  5. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Alissa. Hands down. Fast, well centered, and the positions.......:swoon:
     
  6. vodkashot

    vodkashot Active Member

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    Stephane Lambiel, especially pre-CoP.
     
  7. brilliant9

    brilliant9 Member

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    Alissa and Stephane, Definitely.
     
  8. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    I love Akiko, Yuna, and Mao, but their spins aren't that remarkable, they're solid to good, but not really anything to write home about. I actually think spins is Akiko's weakest, link, too...

    I voted for a lot of people :D since many of them are great at different kinds of spins or overall, but I think the very best are Lambiel and Czisny. Nagasu, Zhang, and Nakano are very good also.
     
  9. heo-wikki

    heo-wikki New Member

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    My crush. The Prince. Lambiel
     
  10. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Lambiel, with no competition. Unless there is Lucinda Ruh in the picks.
     
  11. froh1981

    froh1981 New Member

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    Lambiel.
     
  12. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I always loved Jeff Buttle's spins. IMO Lambiel's were fast but I never found his positions that great.

    Alissa's spins to me are the best of the female skaters.
     
  13. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    Best spins by category:

    layback: Alissa Czisny, Mirai Nagasu

    biellman: Min-Jung Kwak, Caroline Zhang (pre-2009)

    I-spin: Min-Jung Kwak, Qiuying Zhu

    Y-spin: Mao Asada, Alissa Czisny

    donut: Yukari Nakano

    shotgun: Alissa Czisny

    combination spin: Stephane Lambiel

    button camel: Yu-Na Kim
     
  14. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    Ooh, just remembered! What about SASHA?! How could we forget her... :eek:
     
  15. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    I never liked Sasha's spins that much, her spirals were amazing but the spins not as much. It always bugged me how her head stuck out in the biellman.
     
  16. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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    Sasha's spins were always hard to judge, imo. Some seemed exceptionally good, others inferior. Her Biellman wasn't at all pretty, but her layback and I-spin were great.
     
  17. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    But, yeah, as RockTheTassel said, the I-spin was probably the best, the free leg in the layback and how it lagged behind, and who remembers that scratch spin with the arm variation with Swan Lake?
     
  18. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    Lucinda Ruh and Sasha.
     
  19. WayCon

    WayCon New Member

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    Yukari Nakano--she actually accelerates when she goes into her Biellmann and little flecks of snow fly off her upheld blade.
    Then Czisny.
    Then Mao.
     
  20. PUNKPRINCESS

    PUNKPRINCESS New Member

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    Oh, me too!
     
  21. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Searching for Cizeron's Instagram

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    Lucinda Ruh & Yukari Nakano for all time great spinners, among the would-be greats Polina Agafanova.
     
  22. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    I've always liked Sasha's spins, but I have to agree with you about the head sticking out in the beillman. Many skaters do that and it ruins the whole effect of what I like in a beillman. Beillman, Rue and Czisny have the perfect beillmann postion. Head back and both hands on the blade. I don't like beillmans with one hand on the blade while the other hand grabs the wrist or forearm. I always watch for that.

    I would have had Denise Beillman, Lucinda Rue and Sasha Cohen on the best spinners list also. Rue's pancake spin is one of my all-time favorites. I voted Czisny for the ladies and Lambiel for the men. I could watch them spin all day.
     
  23. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    But Yukari had one of the ugliest layback spins. Her sit spins weren't great either. She had good camel spins, that's all.
     
  24. geod2

    geod2 New Member

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    This contest was over before it even started...

    ;)
     
  25. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Current: Alissa Czisny

    Retired: Lucinda Ruh and St├ęphane Lambiel
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  26. mrinalini

    mrinalini Active Member

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    Czisny by a longshot. Not sure why skaters like Kim, Nakano and Ten are on the list. Aside from her doughnut spin, I can't think of any other variation that Nakano did much better than anyone else.

    Zhang used to be up there with Czisny but no longer. Not only does Alissa do every type of spin very well, but I wish that those who can't do the I-spin like Sasha Cohen can would take a leaf out of Alissa's book and do a perfectly vertical Y-spin which is so much more pleasing to the eye. Caroline used to do a nice one in one season of her Ave Maria LP, but now she only does the same ugly hunched over I-spin like everyone else.
     
  27. sequinsgalore

    sequinsgalore Member

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    Current:
    Alissa Czisny: layback, Y-spin, flying back sit, flying camel
    Mao Asada: Y-spin, one-handed biellmann
    Yuna Kim: bent leg camel
    Mirai Nagasu: layback
    Takahiko Kozuka: combination spin (nice scratch spin!)


    Retired:
    Stephane Lambiel: combination spin
    Lucinda Ruh: all her spins!
    Yukari Nakano: donut spin
    Shizuka Arakawa: donut spin
    Carolina Zhang: pearl spin
    Sasha Cohen: I-spin, classic layback
    Angela Nikodinov: classic layback
    Nathalie Krieg: layback spin
    Denis Biellmann: biellmann spin, duh!
     
  28. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    Alissa Czisny, Sarah Meier, Shawn Sawyer
     
  29. Autumn_girl

    Autumn_girl Active Member

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    Current: Mirai, Alissa and Polina Agafonova (the best layback ever!). But little Lipnitskaya is even better spinner than them.
    Zhang few years ago, but not now. And of course Lambiel!
     
  30. Extranjera

    Extranjera New Member

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    layback: Caroline Zhang, Mirai Nagasu, Mao Asada

    biellman: Sasha Cohen, Mao Asada, Yuna Kim

    I-spin: Cohen!!!!

    Y-spin: Mao Asada, Alissa Czisny

    And the best of them all: LAMBIEL!!!!