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  • Sasha Cohen

    36 26.87%
  • Irina Slutskaya

    7 5.22%
  • Lucinda Ruh

    109 81.34%
  • Denise Biellman

    48 35.82%
  • Mao Asada

    7 5.22%
  • Yukari Nakano

    23 17.16%
  • Julia Lipnitskaya

    12 8.96%
  • Oksana Baiul

    4 2.99%
  • Nathalie Krieg

    48 35.82%
  • Maria Butyrskaya

    1 0.75%
  • Caroline Zhang

    16 11.94%
  • Other (Specify)

    36 26.87%
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    Three Best Spinners among Ladies

    In your opinion-

    Who are/were the THREE best spinners among ladies and why?

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    Um...Alissa Czisny?

    I voted for Lucinda, but I think Yukari Nakano and Sasha Cohen are the best spinners (next to Alissa) under COP.

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    Lucinda Ruh. But where is Alissa?????

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    hehe, I love Maria but spins were not her forte...She had a beautiful back camel, though
    I will say Irina was the best spinner in terms of fast rotations. Sasha created lots of new positions and she should be regarded as an innovator
    Of course Lucinda Ruh trumped them all, imo

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    Ruh, Czisny, Krieg.

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    I voted Ruh, Krieg and Nakano, though Alissa Czisny should be up there as well. Honorable mention goes to Caroline Zhang circa 2007 b/c for about two years she was the best spinner in the ladies field. Obviously she's not as good as she used to be but her layback is still lovely. I'd put Mirai Nagasu down as an honorable mention as well.

    I don't think Sasha matches up to the others in terms of speed and centering (which are really key in spins) but she did have very beautiful positions and she popularized that damn I-spin which so few people do correctly. She's still the best at that.

    I wanted to vote for Julia L. but even though her spins show amazing flexibility she sometimes lacks centering and control which makes them look very sloppy. Plus, they aren't the most aesthetically pleasing positions.

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    Alissa Czisny is amazing... but I had to go with Krieg, Ruh and Biellmann. There must be something in that Swiss spring water.

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    Men are better spinners than ladies.

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    I voted for Ruh, Biellmann, and Krieg but I think Czisny should also be on the list.

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    I voted for Krieg. I'm surprised she doesn't have more votes but I guess Ruh is more recent.

    Yeah Czisny belongs on the list, and I'd place Naomi Nari Nam on here before Cohen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by all_empty View Post
    Um...Alissa Czisny?

    I voted for Lucinda, but I think Yukari Nakano and Sasha Cohen are the best spinners (next to Alissa) under COP.
    I can't believe I forgot Alissa!!!

    She is the best spinner among current ladies, IMO.

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    My turn ... Cecelia Colledge.

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    Mirai Nagasu should be there, too.

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    I voted for Ruh, Krieg and other - Nicole Hassler

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    I would say Biellmann, Kreig, and Hamill. I never liked Ruhs spins as much as some for whatever reason although she is obviously amazing and would be next.

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    Ruh, Krieg, and Thomson.
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    Ruh, Krieg, and Czisny. Biellman would be number four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinhood View Post
    hehe, I love Maria but spins were not her forte...She had a beautiful back camel, though
    I will say Irina was the best spinner in terms of fast rotations. Sasha created lots of new positions and she should be regarded as an innovator
    Of course Lucinda Ruh trumped them all, imo
    What new positions did she create, just wondering?

    Irina had her signature biellman on both feet but it was sloppy imo. Lucinda and Alissa are the fastest, Sasha has the most beautiful classical layback imo. But Sasha's biellman is tainted by her head sticking out. Mao's are lovely as well

    I think the 4 most spectacular spinners among ladies (in the sense that their spins were the highlight of their programs) would be Lucinda Ruh, Alissa Czisny, Caroline Zhang and Sasha Cohen

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    Quote Originally Posted by iarispiralllyof View Post
    What new positions did she create, just wondering?

    I think the 4 most spectacular spinners among ladies (in the sense that their spins were the highlight of their programs) would be Lucinda Ruh, Alissa Czisny, Caroline Zhang and Sasha Cohen
    Interestingly, none of them are/were consistent jumpers. Sasha was the strongest jumpwise in this foursome. That says something.

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    You forgot Mirai also. Even Karen Chen could be on this list (though we haven't seen too much of her yet).

    And why is Maria on this list?!?

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