View Poll Results: Who has the best spins?

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  • Mirai Nagasu

    41 13.99%
  • Caroline Zhang

    16 5.46%
  • Alissa Czisny

    178 60.75%
  • Yukari Nakano (so sad she retired...)

    19 6.48%
  • Akiko Suzuki

    2 0.68%
  • Yuna Kim

    15 5.12%
  • Mao Asada

    16 5.46%
  • Takahiko Kozuka

    10 3.41%
  • Patrick Chan

    7 2.39%
  • Shawn Sawyer

    18 6.14%
  • Stephane Lambiel

    140 47.78%
  • Denis Ten

    1 0.34%
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    Lucinda Ruh & Yukari Nakano for all time great spinners, among the would-be greats Polina Agafanova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    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.
    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.

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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.

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    This contest was over before it even started...


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    Current: Alissa Czisny

    Retired: Lucinda Ruh and Stéphane Lambiel
    Last edited by MikiAndoFan#1; 11-30-2010 at 11:36 AM.

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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.

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    My favorites

    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!

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    Alissa Czisny, Sarah Meier, Shawn Sawyer

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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!

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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!!!!

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    Currently Alissa. Lambiel in the past.

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    I'm very surprised you put Asada, Kim, Suzuki, and Ten on the list. A bulk of these skaters don't even qualify as good spinner to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heo-wikki View Post
    My crush. The Prince. Lambiel

    Stephane!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    I'm very surprised you put Asada, Kim, Suzuki, and Ten on the list. A bulk of these skaters don't even qualify as good spinner to me...
    Suzuki's biellman =

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    Based on this list, Lambiel for the men and Czisny for the women.

    Why is Chan a selection? I believe him to be just a competent spinner. There's nothing outstanding about his spinning abilities though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    I'm very surprised you put Asada, Kim, Suzuki, and Ten on the list. A bulk of these skaters don't even qualify as good spinner to me...
    Suzuki has one of the worst spins. It might be well centered but her positions on all of her spins are so UGLY! That's why I can't get into her skating.

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    Stephane Lambiel for the male, and Alissa Czisny for the ladies !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    Suzuki has one of the worst spins. It might be well centered but her positions on all of her spins are so UGLY! That's why I can't get into her skating.
    Yeah, that's what I really don't like about her skating. She's so unpolished in all of her positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    Yeah, that's what I really don't like about her skating. She's so unpolished in all of her positions.
    At least her jumps/performance ability make up for it. Didn't she only start doing the bielmann (albeit a very bad one) this year, since she couldn't get level 4s on the layback because they got rid of the change of edge counting as a level gainer for layback? She's 25!!

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    Okay now really, who do you all think has the best butt spin?

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