Who Is the Better Spinner: Sawyer or Czisny?

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Who is the better spinner -- Shawn Sawyer or Alissa Czisny

Poll closed Dec 31, 2010.
  1. Shawn Sawyer

    17 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. Alissa Czisny

    89 vote(s)
    84.0%
  1. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

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    A poll created because I misread the results of the other active poll on spinning. :slinkaway

    The best currently eligible man and woman spinners: Shawn Sawyer and Alissa Czisny.

    If multiple choice isn't an option, which one would you vote for as the better spinner?
     
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  2. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    Alissa. Shawn has crazy flexibility, but Alissa has the whole package when it comes to spinning.
     
  3. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Shawn has one beautiful spin -- that one with his leg fully extended. The others are fast, and well centered, but not amazingly beautiful positions. I'm trying to remember a spin variation of Alissa's that I didn't like, and I can't. They're all gorgeous. Maybe she has a future as a spin doctor.
     
  4. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

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    I went with Czisny. Her spins have everything: centering, speed, flexibility, stability, beautifully chosen positions, clean entrance and exit, quick and effortless changes of position.

    I would say Shawn Sawyer is the most flexible man, I wouldn't necessarily say he's the best spinner. I don't find him overall better than Kozuka, Abbott or Chan.
     
  5. Fallcolor

    Fallcolor New Member

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    Shawn Sawyer can get into positions no other man can..and I mean that in the best way! ;)


    Alissa currently, is the best female spinner though. Clean technique, capable of nice variations, and nicely pointed toes...I hope it's not so terrible of me to want her to just..spin. Nothing...else......:shuffle:
     
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  6. piano18

    piano18 New Member

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    I've seen Czisny live and her spins are phenomenal- meanwhile Daisuke does not.
     
  7. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    Uhh--who mentioned Daisuke? :confused:
     
  8. piano18

    piano18 New Member

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    I saw it and didnt please me. Anyways, maybe someone can do a comparison on youtube video of the best spinners.
     
  9. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Is Alissa the only skater ever to receive a perfect score on a level 4 spin (+3 across the board in her FS at TEB)?
     
  10. sk9tingfan

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    She already is
     
  11. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    No, Caroline and Mirai have done it before. And I'm sure Stephane has as well.

    http://www.isuresults.com/results/wc2010/wc10_Ladies_SP_Scores.pdf -- Mirai's Layback

    Eesh, I can't find Caroline's right now, but I'm very certain she's done it before...
     
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  12. burntBREAD

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    It was her Ave Maria LP at the 2009 WTT, it was gorgeous, she held the bielmann forever.
     
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Alissa's spins are so well centered, fast and with beautiful positions. That's amazing.
     
  14. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    And Caroline's Layback at the end of her Ave Maria at 2007 Skate America, no ?
     
  15. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

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    Yup, yup, though I preferred when she ended her programs with the layback since it really is her signature move.
     
  16. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Shawn is definitely the best of the men. I think he might be a bit better than Alissa but they're both pretty awesome. Neither is as good as Lambiel in his prime (around like 2005) or Ruh!
     
  17. barbk

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    Ruh had amazing spins, but for me they were more about speed (better than anyone else I've ever seen live) and centering -- I still think Alissa wins on the beautiful positions, entrances and exits. (Though I do wish some of the women would try to learn the sideways leaning spin Ruh did.)
     
  18. Marco

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    One nitpick about Czisny's spins - it always takes her forever to grab her free foot when geting into the donut position.

    Otherwise, she is the perfect spinner. There's this one huge combo spin she did in her exhibition pieces with about a million changes of positions that I love so much.
     
  19. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Everytime I see the position on Sawyer's I spin, I see future hip replacement! There's something absolutely un-natural about it :p