Kurt Browning's footwork.
Kurt Browning's footwork.
Patrick Chan's edges
Ana Ceclia Cantu's catchfoot sit spin.
Yukari Nakano's crossfoot spin.
Adam Rippon's Lutz
Tonya Harding's 3A
Carolina Kostner 3-3-2 and spirals and steps and the second spin she does in her free were she jumps and goes in a layback
Evgeny Plushenko quad and 3a and the circular steps of the Tosca
Alissa Cziny layback
Davis White twizzels and lifts
mao asada steps and 3a
Shizuka Arakawa Ina bauer
Kurt Browning steps
Daisuke Takahashi steps
Michael Weiss: The Mike Pike!!! (basically, a shoot the duck...but Mike milked it for all it's worth)
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
Love this thread!
Since most of my favourites have already been mentioned, how about:
Alexander Abt's camel spin-not the speed of his spin, but his back and leg position (it was the only time he ever pointed his toes, I think).
Also, Alexander Abt's flying sit spin combination from his 2002 LP.
Johnny Weir's posture and grace-not any particular move, rather the way he moves on ice-like a ballet dancer.
Anything Rudy Galindo did that utilized his amazing flexibility-layback spin, spiral, etc...
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Sano Minoru's flying sit spin
Shizuka Arakawa's 3s-3t-3loop
Yuka Sato's edges, 3s and 3loop
Scott Davis's sit spins
Joannie Rochette's muscle
Michelle's COE spiral and her split falling leaf (the best in the business, as Dick Button said)
Michelle's spread-eagle across the length of the rink in her '98 World Pro EOE program
Michelle's straight-line footwork in her '04 Tosca program at Nationals
Alissa Czisny's spins
Yagudin's straight-line footwork
Yu Na's 3-3
Midori Ito's 3-axel
Shizuka Arakawa's Ina Bauer
ETA: Shen and Zhao's throws (and their passion)
Also, I love Plushenko's 3A-half loop-triple flip. It makes me sad that we don't see stuff like that anymore because a sequence is deemed "easier" and thus only worth .8 of total elements. Ridiculous.
Alissa's spins and Michelle's spiral.
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Lots of good posts. I would add:
Robin Cousins - slide spiral
Gary Beacom - weird edges
Nicole Bobek - spiral
David Liu - style and choreography
Rory Flack - split jump
Toller Cranston - reverse camel spin
Ryan Bradley (duh?)
Sasha's I spin
Mirai's Ina bauer
Jonathan's spread eagles
Keegan's spins in general, and the squat change of edge thing he does (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NmwdEbxOM8 2:51)
Sasha or Mirai's layback spin
Ryan's spin that I don't know the name of
Davis/White's Phantom lifts
Boitano's Boitano Lutz
Kurt Browning's Spread Eagle and footwork.
Adam Rippon's double hand 'tano lutz
Johnny Weir's footwork
Boitano's 'tano lutz.
Michelle's split falling leaf.
One of my all-time favorites:
You mess with the bull, you get the horns; words to live by, to my mind. - Robeye