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    Men's Programs with Spirals

    Since there's already a thread about spirals in ladies' skating, I thought I'd start one devoted to spirals in men's skating. (Perhaps someone will do one for pairs skating. Any volunteers?)

    Jeffrey Buttle had arabesques in two different parts of this program.

    Matthew Savoie had three different spirals in this program. For me, his fan spiral is one of his trademark moves.

    Paul Wylie opened his Henry V program with some beautiful arabesques.

    Mark Mitchell didn't get his free leg as high as some of the others in this list, but he did several in the slow sequence of this Free Skate, including one as his entrance into a triple lutz.

    Evan Lysacek did an arabesque into a 3F+2T+2R combo and then a cross-grab "Y" spiral into a 3Z.

    Johnny Weir did a spiral sequence in this early version of his Dr. Zhivago program. Oh, how I wish he'd done it at a major competition.

    Here's Rohene Ward doing some amazing spiral variations and some other crazy moves.

    And last, but hardly least, here's Gumby, aka Shawn Sawyer

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    Thank you Vagabond! I like spirals even in men's skating. I know only Plushy's Bielman spiral and Arabesque spiral.

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    Among many other things, Kurt Browning's Casablanca FS featured an arabesque into a 3F.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 01-06-2012 at 10:07 AM.

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    Todd Eldredge did a spiral in his Gettysburg FS.

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    I could probably post most of Plushenko's early programs, he often did a spiral in the long program. (Sorry, I don't know how to do that nifty trick where it jumps you straight to the point!)

    Dark Eyes - 1999-2000 LP (3:02-3:08)

    Once Upon a Time in America - 2000-2001 LP (3:45-3:52)

    In 2002-2003 he went one step further and did a spiral sequence, although I always thought he needed more speed into the arabesque:

    St Petersburg 300 - 2002-2003 LP (3:47-4:02)

    And the original version of Nijinsky had both arabesque into double axel and Biellmann.

    Tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky (Artur Dimitriev Show, 2003) (3:08-3:12) (3:45-3:47) I would give a lot to see this version live. And taken to competition.


    Ilia Kulik also liked his spirals. (And also had the best Ina Bauer.)

    Aladdin - 1995-1996 LP (3:47-3:53)

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    Alexei Yagudin in his Broken Arrow program.

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    Alex Johnson has beautiful spirals but I can't find a vid of an extended one.

    Another.

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    Robin Cousin's skid spiral. I take Robin's spiral over any of today's hyper-extended ones.


    Mark Mitchell's.

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    I DIG guyrals. Usually because they're only done by guys who have really nice spirals, not because it's a required element.

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    I totally forgot about the voidy Ilia Klimkin!

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    ca. 2000-2003 men were required to do a "field moves" sequence in their long programs; many of them included spirals

    Vakhtang Murvanidze of Georgia comes to mind as a guy who was practically doing spiral sequence instead of step sequence about the time that rule first came in; I can't find a video of his competitive programs with spirals online, but meanwhile here's a photo

    And I have to mention this spiral into spin sequence for its difficulty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post


    I totally forgot about the voidy Ilia Klimkin!
    Not the most beautiful one, though ! lol

    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Among many other things, Kurt Browning's Casablanca FS featured an arabesque into a 3F.
    One of the first to my mind. Also, he had a beautiful spiral at the end of his Kristi Yamaguchi tribute in 2002 to "Moon river", but I can't find a video on the internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    And I have to mention this spiral into spin sequence for its difficulty
    Yes ! I remember it, one of my favorite move !

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    There can't be a thread on mens spirals without mention of John Curry!

    1974 Europeans - Raymonda (he finishes on a spiral)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEg6q...eature=related

    1988 - Atilla
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...6S9jMC9k#t=99s

    1988 - Rosenkavalier
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...TGvXA3As#t=19s


    It's worth watching all three performances not just for the spirals but for John's utter mastery of all MITF. The quality of his work in this area is still to be surpassed in the mens field IMO.

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    floskate, all links above, are the same.
    eta, I love the "Raymonda" EX.

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    Robin Cousins had really good spirals. Looks like Orbitz has already posted a link.

    Rudy Galindo had nice spirals too.

    Someone has already mentioned Ilia Kulik's spiral in his 'Aladdin' LP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    floskate, all links above, are the same.
    eta, I love the "Raymonda" EX.
    Oops

    Fixed

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    John Curry. Oh my God. I haven't watched video of him in years, and this just got me deeply into You Tube, and now I'm crying my heart out. He was born just 16 days before me. What an artist, a beauty, and what a horrible loss.

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    Did you just reveal your age on the internet? Congrats

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    Holley, I feel the same.

    Here is a program of his that makes me smile.
    I watch it whenever I need a lift. (often)

    John Curry Tarantella
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z79SDUYqlt4

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    (Sorry, I don't know how to do that nifty trick where it jumps you straight to the point!)
    just right click on the timeline bar the second you want and choose copy now URL

    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    And I have to mention this spiral into spin sequence for its difficulty
    first time I ve seen something like this

    look what I found in the photolink you provided Dai!

    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    There can't be a thread on mens spirals without mention of John Curry!
    I watched 50 golden days documentary during Christmas and it was really wonderful.

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